Monthly Archives: March 2020


Photos from Natural History Museum – Ancient hunter-gatherers mastered a very wide variety of skills in order to survive, which is why it would be immensely difficult to design a robotic hunter-gatherer. Such a robot would have to know … Continue reading

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Life in the time of pandemic

  Don’t want to say “I told you so!” but life in the time of pandemic was predicted in my novel The Executioner’s Face. The ravages of a highly infectious disease, the horrific mortality rates, the implosion of the world’s … Continue reading

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The number astounded me. “Ninety-six percent of the world’s mammals, by weight, are now humans and their livestock; just four percent are wild.” (From the book The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells, citing the statistic from “The Biomass Distribution on … Continue reading

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North Dakota bound

North Dakota bound Blame it on the Senator, this idea about the Little Missouri National Grasslands. Although the annual High Plains Prairie Bird Hunt is many months away, at its January get-together the Over the Hill Gang launched a spirited … Continue reading

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