Screaming Planet

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Astronomical Quandaries and the Greenhouse Effect

The worst heat wave I can recall hit just a few days before we departed on our little stargazing adventure in the mountains. Thought the forest offered relief from the heat dissipating upwards from the near-molten concrete of urban areas and highways, the scathing rays of hyperintensive sunshine do not let go no matter how […]

On the Concept of Emergence In Various Systems

During the sixties, science fiction went through a bit of a revolution that seems to echo to this day. When fields such as sociology, psychology and history became the “S” in SF, the traditional branch stemming back to Wells and Verne, with the shoddy characterization and simple gung-ho narratives serving as little more than an […]