A calling ...

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."

"Make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."

- Buckminster Fuller

Friday, November 24, 2017

Net Neutrality

Re: Net Nuetrality

Dear Mr. Pai, Mr. O Rielly, and Mr. Carr:

I urge you to vote no on any proposal that would weaken or eliminate Net Neutrality regulations. An open Internet that requires Internet Service Providers to ensure equal access to content providers; i.e., a level playing field, on the basis of 1st Amendment rights to free speech and 14th Amendment rights to equal protection, and because it would destroy that which is greatest about the Internet. An Internet with Net Neutrality ensures an equal opportunity for all people to get their message out to the global marketplace of ideas and conduct discourse, including children, the elderly, and all others. Please preserve Net Neutrality regulations to continue the free flow of ideas in a time when the need for a free flow of ideas has never been greater. Vote no.


Daniel Kurland

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Vital Question: even better on the second reading.

I did not know anything about chemi-osmotic coupling or the proton-ion pump before reading The Vital Question. Now I see metabolism as central to the origin of life and a driving force of evolution. The argument for alkali-geothermal vents as a likely origin of euchariotic redox metabolism is imaginative, evocative, and awe inspiring.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Blackest Pit

I’ve seen into the blackest pit which receives all light and gives back none.
I used to be all about having a little fun.

I took a lot of chances, lost a lot of face, bounced around a lot of places, didn’t leave a trace.

I could tell you tales, I could tell you facts, but nothing tells a story like a bluesy soundtrack.