My point was that the blame game has nothing to do with actual responsibility, and everything to do with looking for scapegoats. I think of the blame game as being about "who screwed up", rather than "how do we fix it".…"
"Ryan, you are spot on with the apathy thing. As an EMT, I've personally seen a lot of little tragedies that didn't make the news. As a human being who watches and reads the news, I've seen a lot of big tragedies that did. I guess the…"
"I'm not sure where you're located, but I do know this is a big issue where I'm from, in the Pacific Northwest, or generally west of the Mississippi. Watch Fire Wars. There's a great scene where a guy says of an area…"
"This is a hard one. I guess for me, the book I'd have to choose would be All She Was Worth by Miyuki Miyabe. It's a police procedural from Japan, which means that western readers sometimes find it dry, boring, and culturally…"
"I agree with you, and not just because I'm married to you. What kind of characterization do the lovers get? Romeo, you're a teenager. You moon around, marry your worst enemy, put her cousin on ice, flee justice, and do yourself in.…"
"Carl Linnaeus created the taxonomic (is that a word) system, the method used to classify all biological species (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Genus, Species). So, humans are Kingdom animalae, phylum chordata vertebrata, class mammalia, order…"
"Depends on your definition of "ecologist". Are we talking about people who would be able to use the label because of their training, or do we include naturalists like David Douglas and John Audubon or philosophers like Walt Whitman and H.…"