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Neil DeGrasse Tyson shares the most astounding fact about the universe

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A few weeks back, my column over at Precipitate, Everything we know is stardust, focused on that very fact. In it, I said:

The curse laid on the first human by God in the Garden of Eden, it turns out, is perfectly accurate: what are we humans but the dust that makes up the entire universe? We are made of the history of everything that has ever or will ever be. We are stardust of the billions of years old supernovae of the universe. Which is a beautiful idea, one that is capable of providing relief from the tumult of the day to day. Amazingly, it just happens to be accurate.

Today I saw this video, and I thought, I will say never say anything better than Neil DeGrasse Tyson.


Written by Christopher ZF

March 7, 2012 at 16:08

a Northern Conservationist in Southern Florida

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(Fixed this link–sorry for the delay)

This week at Third Ten Million Years: Ruminations from a Northern Conservationist in Southern Florida.

Writing on the road from Southern Florida, on the Gulf Coast, and into the Everglades. It’s a strange place that I mis-imagine constantly.

Written by Christopher ZF

February 21, 2012 at 07:52

Disorienting Nature of Reality

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This week at The Third Ten Million Years: The Disorienting Nature of Reality.

Rick Santorum inspired, but not political. Just waxing on science and religion, and the need to address reality.

Written by Christopher ZF

February 14, 2012 at 09:06

The Third Ten Million Years.

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I decided to name my column over at Precipitate ‘The Third Ten Million Years.’ It alludes to things I love, like deep time and a universal worldview and a very paranoid android.

This week: the ongoing online argument over climate science, and why you should not tune it out. That isn”t Background Noise. That’s Reality Banging on the Door.


Written by Christopher ZF

February 7, 2012 at 09:20

New Gig: Weekly Column at Precipitate

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A quick self-promotion.

I have started blogging a weekly column at Precipitate: Journal of the New Environment. It’s a great collection of talented writers exploring this place through language and visual arts. Or, as they say for themselves: “Precipitate explores non-traditional perspectives of the physical world, and within these pages we invite writers, artists, and readers to investigate and destabilize ideas of place.”

Check out the journal, published three times annually, and the blog, featuring some excellent writing on all things environment, book reviews, horror movies, nature and culture and art. You name it.

My weekly piece on climate science and mystery and reality and other nonsense that keeps me awake at night will be published on Tuesdays.

Written by Christopher ZF

January 19, 2012 at 11:56