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Film: The Man From Earth

This 2007 film by director Richard Schenkman is based on a story by the late Jerome Bixby, the author of many excellent science fiction stories (as well as some Star Trek classics). I highly recommend this movie as one that “makes you think.” On the surface, the film is a fascinating exploration of how people…

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Windmills: Beauties or Beasts?

There is a raging debate regarding large windmills; are they a blight on the landscape or a benign benefit that provides clean energy? It may simply be a case of “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” On a recent evening ride from the Toronto airport into downtown, I passed a large wind farm…

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An Energy Desert in a Sea of Oil

In the center of a country that is awash with oil – and oil money – virtually all of Nigeria is in the grip of a perpetual power shortage.  Recent statistics indicate that the nation’s energy generation capacity is at most 25 percent of the current demand.  Although that is a horrible situation, the actual…

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