Bare Bones Biology


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This podcast is an abridgement.  The entire sermon can be found at



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Bare Bones Biology 246,


Bare Bones Biology 250,


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"When no one listens, no one tells, and when no one tells, no one learns." 


Tibetan Proverb


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Meantime, check out the National Geographic, May 2014.  If you don’t subscribe, surely it must be in your library.  If you are overseas, look on the web and select the article on Food.



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Less than half of this blog fit into the 5 minutes permitted by the radiocast/podcast.  If you want to read the remainder, which I do recomment, go to

Other references cited in the blog are:


The Great Courses, A New History of Life


Eaarth by Bill McKibben


A Joseph Campbell Companion, Diane Osbon




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 Links, References and Trackbacks



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For a more inclusive and very well informed account of the biological and human consequences of fracking go to Alternative Radio and download the audio or the transcript (or both) of Fracking and Public Health, Sandra Steingraber.

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The blog will be posted when I can get out from under the snow here.

http://FactFictionFancy.Wordpress. om

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SOURCE List for Seed and Plants for the Upland Southwest

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Kelley J. Ponte, PhD.  2004.  Retaining Soil Moisture in the American Southwest.  Sunstone Press. Santa Fe  At the end of this book is a list of 35 suggestions that were discussed, including:  Add organic matter; create a compost pile; cover water bodies; use efficient irrigation methods; collect and save rainwater; mulch thickly; keep land covered with vegetation or eosion control barriers; pull out all weeds.


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Crystal Smith-Spangler, et al.  2012.  Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?Ann Intern Med. 2012;157:348-366.


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 Recommended References


Greg Horn, Living Green (who survived a severe case of MCS – multiple chemical sensitivities) has written this guide to healthy living.


Bill McKibben, eaarth


Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything


Center for Ecoliteracy <>


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Will be posted on the blog omorrow

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For an expanded version of this discussion go to:…healthy-living/

Other Recommended References:  On right side of page look under “chapter” and download the pdf…-127-community/…28-¬-community/…0-community-iv/


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Bare Bones Biology 226


Bare Bones Biology 224


Bare Bones Biology 225


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Free download, Bare Bones Ecology Energy Handbook under chapter 2 on the right side of the blog


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Democracy Now DN130809


Bill Moyers,


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Joseph Campbell,


The Dalai Lama, The Middle Way






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A)   Kelly J. Ponte, PhD.  “Retaining soil moisture in the American Southwest.  Sunstone Press, Santa Fe NM.  (p19)  “Humans do not need oil to live.  Oil makes our lives more convenient.  Water makes our lives possible.”  Let’s all try to imagine a world without water available to humans and how it is coming to be.  The information is available and you can think.


B)   George Orwell, “1984”


C)   Links                                       - post_name




and the nice-speak syndrome


      D) - Bikkhu Bodhi, translator, “In the Buddha’s Words,” Wisdom Publications, Boston


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What can we do?  I recommend contacting the


            Rio Arriba Concerned Citizens, and


  , Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and ask             them to provide legal and educational support for you community rights.




Two of my previous blogs regarding fracking:               fracking-the-reservation/  bare-bones-biology-061-%E2%80%93-fracking-ii/

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Paul Woodruff, 2001, Reverence, Renewing a Forgotten Virtue






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Michael Dowd -


Dick Francis, 1986, BOLT


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Karen Armstrong.  The Case for God.  Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.


Eric Berne, Games People Play


Karen Armstrong.  The Case for God.  Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.


Eric Berne, Games People Play


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 The Great Courses 


Levels of Organization/Complexity


Thupten Jinpa Langri


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The Dalai Lama.  2010.  Toward a True Kinship of Faiths; how the world’s religions can come together. Doubleday.




Karen Armstrong.  2009.  The Case for God.  Alfred A. Knopf.




Huston Smith.  2001.  Why Religion Matters; the fate of the human spirit in an age of disbelief.  Harper One.




Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich.  1996.  Betrayal of Science and Reason.  Shearwater.




Bare Bones Ecology Energy Handbook.  Right side of the page under Chapters.  Free download.



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For a longer and more complete description, see -- in a couple of days.  Right now we are moving into a location that has no internet access, and we got a bit behind.


These two links are referenced in the blog/podcast


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With thanks to Gabriel for asking the right question.

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The Wisdom of Oren Lyons, Cheif of the Onandoa, with deep appreciation to Amy Goodman of

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The Wisdom of Oren Lyons with deep appreciation, this is from the unique lifetime of positive contributions by Bill Moyers.

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Introducing Father John Dear.


Download the entire interview with Amy Goodman on, May 20, 2009


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Bare Bones Biology 191 - David Barsamian

Blog at:


Recommended References:


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Bare Bones Biology 190 - Planned Parenthood


“The real tragedy is not the conflict of good with evil, but the conflict of good with good.  That leaves a problem with no solution.” 

Gaudy Night, Dorothy Sayers


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Below my blog today is just one example of a person who is using his own life plan to benefit the higher levels of Life.


Joel Sartore is a photographer and a contributor to National Geographic Magazine.  I say this as an introduction, not because I think you need to be a photographer or a speaker, or a highly successful anything, to contribute from your own expertise to the welfare of our society and to the welfare of the Biosystem.  You can do what you can do, and what you can do is enough, so long as you educate yourself well enough that you do not do more harm than good.  Watch Mr. Sartore’s pitch here:

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“I am now fully aware of what multiple chemical sensitivity, or MCS, is and how it is affecting my life and the lives of my children.  I wish with all my heart that I had known 20 years ago so that I could have prevented some of the harm that has come to myself and my family.  But how could I have?  MCS is a hidden disorder.  It is a much maligned and misunderstood disorder.  To understand it, one must understand the whole evil underpinnings of our greedy commercial system.  Who wants to think about that?  Who wants to acknowledge that our entire way of living is toxic, built on lies and greed?  That’s a real downer, right?”  Quote from blog, Sound as a Crystal


Read also:  Poisoning our Children, Surviving in a toxic world. By Nancy Sokol Green, The Noble Press Inc.

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Prof. Sagan quote is an excerpt from the Charlie Rose Show.  I recommend you listen to the full version of the interview:


Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver, was published by Harper and is also available as an unabridged audio book published by Harper Audio.

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Crash Course, regarding Exponential Growth:                                

Power of Compounding (this is the good one) Growth versus Prosperity                        Prof. Suzuki’s description of exponential growth (another good one) , ,

 "The Meaning of Sustainability" is a newly published article that Professor Al Bartlett has made available for on-line viewing. He clearly and compellingly states the folly of much of societal behavior. we encourage everyone to read it -
Dr. Bartlett’s entire talk is freely available at: for streaming video, audio download, or transcript.  An updated version at


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Recommended Reading:  Al Gore, Our Choice

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Our Choice, Al Gore

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 We cannot fight and win over a superior power, but the superior-power aggression methods don’t work anyhow.  They never have.  All they do is recycle the toxic sorts of human power trips.  And there is no human power trip that can defeat the superior power of the Biosystem.  The Biosystem response will be to quietly and passively CHANGE until it reaches a new kind of balance that does not include humans.  That’s what WE can do that will work to change the future rather than to just repeat the victim/perp cycle over and over again.  The time has come that we can grow a new kind of human social system that is based in achieving a human-friendly balance of power among ourselves and between ourselves and the Bosystem.

But we cannot do this without reducing the human population because there is no longer enough food to just wait around until we get it right; it would be better if we reduce the population in human-friendly ways, rather than wait for Armageddon.  The only way to do THAT is to discuss the issue among ourselves.  Frankly, I think that is the lesson that God is waiting for us to learn. 

 "Much of what passes as Christianity is a negation of the Sermon on the Mount," Gandhi said in a famous lecture to the YMCA in Ceylon in 1927. Though that still rings true, he helped Christians around the world reclaim the nonviolence of Jesus, and reminded us of the central importance of the Sermon on the Mount. bare-bones-bio…what-can-we-do?     bare-bones-biology-165-power/   bare-bones-biology 102 - Religion-and-science/ (Oren Lyons’ quote)  Bare Bones Biology 072 – More Corposystem Games


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For the complete essay go to

I couldn't say it all in 5 minutes.  Also, a final edition of this series with more practical suggestions

will be posted next week.

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to the scientific 


To destroy our planet with malice aforethought, with only the most immediate profits on the brain, with only your own comfort and wellbeing (and those of your shareholders) in mind: Isn’t that the ultimate crime? Isn’t that terracide?  (

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David Loy (Essay entitled Transcendence or Immanence, May, 2013) (

David Suzuki

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Bare Bones Biology 153 - Compassionate Earth Walk

The Compassionate Earth Walk is a spiritual pilgrimage

honoring our place within the community of life.


The human species is at a crossroads.

Our decisions now will profoundly influence the future of our children and of the whole earth.


The Keystone pipeline has become a poignant symbol of the risks of fossil fuels, the tension between economic priorities and human well-being,
and the threat of climate change to all life on earth.

We trace its route through the Great Plains with peace and compassion,

eager to hear all voices, including the wordless voice of the natural world,

blessing the earth with each step,

listening, witnessing, and offering service.


We walk as a prayer for all earth's children,


The walk is intergenerational, intercultural  and interfaith. 

Join us.

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