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Zeitgeist and the Climate Change

Posted by on Jan 15, 2011 in Ecology | 39 comments

Zeitgeist and the Climate Change

The Germans have a beautiful language, although it isn’t very melodic. But some things can only be expressed in German. Just to name a few; Ersatz, Doppelgänger, Hinterland, Kindergarten and, at last but not least, Zeitgeist. Zeitgeist links two words to a new one and gets a different meaning. Zeit means time and Geist means Spirit. Therefore the meaning of Zeitgeist could be translated as the spirit of the time or, rather, era.  As such a Zeitgeist does not exist. What is the spirit...

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Of Butterflies and Climate Change

Posted by on Jun 23, 2010 in Ecology | 9 comments

Of Butterflies and Climate Change

A little butterfly can make difference! The Chaos Theory claims that the wings of a butterfly could alter, or even cause, a typhoon. Another field of application in the Chaos Theory is Population Growth. Which is, of course, of supreme interest for human society. This is only a theory and can’t be proven in a laboratory. But just because it is a theory does not necessarily mean that it is not true. Once, in the times of Geocentrism, it was be believed that the earth is flat and the sun is...

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