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About tessarion

Astrobiologist, environmentalist, trans lesbian, and would-be writer.

Quick update

Just letting the world know I’m still alive- I’ve just been super busy with grad school/research, transitioning, and the care and feeding of my now-officially-a-veterinarian fiancée* ,  that this has sort of slipped by the wayside. I still have stuff … Continue reading

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The (Well-Justified) Fear of a Living Planet

I’ve recently stumbled across more of Charles Eisenstein’s writings. For those of you unfamiliar with him, he’s a writer and would-be philosopher and economist, and who is oddly popular with the green left crowd. As an author, he’s not bad- … Continue reading

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A brief comment

Charles Eisenstein is a moron who doesn’t understand science (physical or social).  That is all.

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The Crux of the Matter

Some of my (admittedly purely hypothetical) readers may have noted that for someone who’s ostensibly an environmentalist, I spend a lot of time complaining about environmentalists.  This is a fair criticism- most of my content has focused on the flaws … Continue reading

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Methanogens and Cyanobacteria vs. Gaia

Earlier this month, research came to light suggesting that the Permian-Triassic extinction- the greatest mass extinction in the history of the planet- was most likely caused by a population explosion of methane-producing bacteria (aka methanogens), probably caused by the large … Continue reading

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Science, emotion, and labeling GMOs

Last month, Washington state tried- and failed- to pass a ballot measure that would mandate labeling of GMOs.  While some of my friends were quite zealous in their advocacy of the measure, I was fairly ambivalent about it, and wasn’t … Continue reading

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Farewell to the methane of Mars

Last month, the Curiosity team announced that they had not detected any methane on Mars.  This was something of a disappointment, as earlier studies had suggested, somewhat controversially, that methane was present at detectable levels- and on, Earth, anyway, the … Continue reading

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