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by Ron-The-Elder
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1390
Views: 100314

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Hi, Rowboat: Thanks for the graph. However, it is mislabeled. Should read: "from Jan 1880 to Jul 2016. Since Deg F= 1.8 deg C+32 , The variation in July would be (1.8 x 2)+32=35.6 degs F..... Pretty damned hot given Arizona averages 106 in the summer and 80 in the Winter. This year our summer in New...
by Ron-The-Elder
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 12691

Re: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?

I have recently been studying Fungi, which are neither plants nor animals. They consume both plants and animals, some decomposing them, while others enter into a symbiotic relationship with both animals and plants exchanging needed nutrients. Interestingly, various fungi are now known to act as the ...
by Ron-The-Elder
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11955
Views: 595580

Re: Word Association Game

Solid :thinking:
by Ron-The-Elder
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11955
Views: 595580

Re: Word Association Game

Revealed :clap:
by Ron-The-Elder
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 12691

Re: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?

Watched this video today. Very well done. "Plant Minds" will change your mind about plants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_k2UBbo6as A curious comparative perspective that I gleaned from this video regarding plant intelligence and survival tactics was that much of their neurological system was co...
by Ron-The-Elder
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 12691

Re: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?

padmini: " I do believe plants are beautiful, complex being that should not be harmed if not necessary, and I do believe modern farming is not kind to plants either, so I try to stay clear from such products. But in Western society today I think it is impossible to avoid all forms of harming. The o...
by Ron-The-Elder
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11955
Views: 595580

Re: Word Association Game

Exposed :tongue:
by Ron-The-Elder
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11955
Views: 595580

Re: Word Association Game

Location :tongue:
by Ron-The-Elder
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4359
Views: 273781

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Hi, padmini: What you say is true, but humans have limited experience when it comes to consequences, because of our short life-spans, cultural, and species biases. If it is true that humans experience many lifetimes as different creatures as divulged in The Jataka Tales, something difficult to verif...
by Ron-The-Elder
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 12691

Re: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?

padmini: "Definitely the plant. I wouldn't even dream about killing the animal, disembowing it and eating it. I think most people would have my same reaction. So I think this image tells a lot about the difference between animals and plants." What you have discovered is how some cultures , perhaps ...
by Ron-The-Elder
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1390
Views: 100314

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Practitioner: " Even if there is global warming who is to say that it is caused by human."
To answer your question, read here: http://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/ :coffee:

I suppose we have to go through this every so often to bring in the strays and other lost sheep. :hug:
by Ron-The-Elder
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11955
Views: 595580

Re: Word Association Game

Sound :roll:
by Ron-The-Elder
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1390
Views: 100314

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Watching the Olympics introductions on recordings last night and was pleased to find that Brazil was sponsoring reforestation by providing seeds and plants. That's what we need: sequestration of CO2, which is what plants do very well. We cut them down, which led us to the condition we are in, and no...
by Ron-The-Elder
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Path and Nibbana
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Path and Nibbana

Found this regarding nibbana: http://cdn.amaravati.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/18/The_Island_-_Ajahn_Amaro_and_Pasanno_update_2015.pdf Hi everyone, Some have said: "nibbana is not a place ..." But in Ud 8.1 nibbana is said to be "that sphere" (tadaayatanam). right but there is also something the ...
by Ron-The-Elder
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1390
Views: 100314

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Climate Change News from NASA: CO2: http://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/carbon-dioxide/ Sea Level: http://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/sea-level/ History: http://climate.nasa.gov/news/2468/historical-records-miss-a-fifth-of-global-warming/ Ocean Health: http://climate.nasa.gov/news/2467/pace-missio...
by Ron-The-Elder
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1390
Views: 100314

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Thanks, Ron. Weird things happen in the outer reaches of the atmosphere and I have to admit that I've never tried very hard to understand them. :namaste: Kim Hi, Kim. Thanks for your candor. In the previous post, which prompted your response I added a YouTube tutorial regarding drawing the Lewis St...
by Ron-The-Elder
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4359
Views: 273781

Re: the great vegetarian debate

ECS, I am glad to read that we are not what we eat. I never liked the idea of being 25 percent meatballs and 75 percent spaghetti by total volume!

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by Ron-The-Elder
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11955
Views: 595580

Re: Word Association Game

Peaceful :meditate:
by Ron-The-Elder
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1390
Views: 100314

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Hi, Kim. :coffee: Doing further research with regard to atmospheric methane and other alkane reactions in the presence of UV to produce CO2 and H2O I found this: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00022470.1967.10469012 ...which details the elevations at which these reactions take place with...
by Ron-The-Elder
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1390
Views: 100314

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Kim: "CO2 and methane, on the other hand, drive the change, and they are much more stable. That all means that water vapour levels don't tell us much and aren't very useful to know, which is why the experts don't bother talking about them." Yes. I read this article, Kim, but don't agree that atmosp...