Kottke Ride Home
Kottke Ride Home
Dec 1, 2020
Tue. 12/1 - China's Chang'e 5 Lands on the Moon
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Scientists have used AI to make a massive breakthrough in protein folding that could cause huge ripples in drug treatments and understanding the human body. China has landed a robotic spacecraft on the moon and is bringing back souvenirs. Leave some milk and cookies in the Zoom chat because Santa Claus is officially going virtual. And another quick update on The Monolith.

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Daily Detroit
Daily Detroit
Daily Detroit
What Is That Glowing Light Coming From Canada?
On today's show, we cover a few things to know around town. 00:34 There's a pandemic update, including vaccination rates in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. 01:33 A number of well-known Detroit restaurants were cited for allowing indoor dining by the city. 02:00 238 Black Lives Matter protestors had their charges dropped, but the Detroit City Council also authorized $200,000 to fund lawyers for a countersuit against Detroit Will Breathe, who organized the protests. 02:49 There's a new candidate in the race for mayor of Detroit, Anthony Adams. For voter information purposes, here is his campaign website: https://anthonyadamsformayor.com/ 03:48 Remember Melissa Carone? She made national news by testifying next to Rudy Giuliani sharing baseless accusations of mass election fraud in the city of Detroit. Well, she announced she's running for the Michigan State House in 2022 in the 46th district as a Republican. That's in northern Oakland County. However, as a note - districts are being redrawn by a non-partisan commission and we'll know who is in what districts in November. 05:28 Our feature conversation is with Brian Allnutt of Planet Detroit. It's around this great article, "Detroit’s midnight sun: How Canadian greenhouses could endanger Detroit River migratory birds." Read more: https://planetdetroit.org/2021/01/detroits-southern-lights-how-canadian-greenhouses-could-endanger-detroit-river-migratory-birds/ Follow Brian on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/AllnuttBrian Thanks for listening!
17 min
Reversing Climate Change
Reversing Climate Change
Nori
S2E48: Damn the Absolute! On pragmatism and climate change—w/ Jeffrey Howard, Editor-in-Chief of Erraticus
The climate conversation is riddled with ideological battles. There are those who think climate change is the most pressing issue of our time pitted against those who don’t think it’s a big deal (if it’s even real). There are fights over ecological versus industrial forms of carbon removal. And there are those who believe that climate change can be reversed, while others have little hope that humanity will stick the landing. So, how do we move past these absolutist views and inspire action to solve the problem? Jeffrey Howard is the Editor-in-Chief at _Erraticus_ and the host of the _Damn the Absolute! podcast_. Both platforms take a pragmatic approach to ideas, challenging dogma, fundamentalism and ideological hubris. On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Jeffrey joins Ross to introduce the principles of pragmatism as a discrete philosophical school of thought, describing the intellectual context from which it emerged and how the philosophy seeks to reconcile the competing camps of Rationalism and Empiricism. Jeffrey explores how a pragmatic approach might break logjams in the climate conversation, explaining how pragmatists balance building an inclusive community of inquirers with taking action to solve problems in the real world. Listen in to understand how a pragmatist thinks about a climate solution like carbon capture and learn how pragmatism addresses our lived challenges, encouraging us to hold our views with humility as we work to improve life for all people. Connect with Ross: _Purchase Nori Carbon Removals_ _Nori_ _Nori on Facebook_ _Nori on Twitter_ _Nori on Patreon_ Resources: Too many things referenced for this episode! Will fix this in the future. In the meantime, here is a truncated portion: _Erraticus_ _Damn the Absolute! Podcast_ _Jeffrey Howard on Reversing Climate Change EP107_ _Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life __by John Kaag_ _Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking __by William James_ _William James_ _Subsistence Agriculture in the US: Reconnecting to Work, Nature and Community __by Ashley Colby_ _On Richard Rorty on Damn the Absolute! EP001_ _Toward a Politics of Uncertainty on Damn the Absolute! EP002_ _David O’Hara on Damn the Absolute! EP007_ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support
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