Recently I've delved deeper into the Color Wheel for their different outlooks on life, and with a critical look at Black and White mana in particular I've found it is possible to construct a fairly rational and realist approach to life by taking the best and avoiding the worst of each.
In this write-up, let’s take a look at the setting of the Pacific Rim franchise as a constructed world – rather than examine the story or characters, we’ll look at the setting as an exercise in understanding how it fares as a fictional reality in and of itself.
Blasters are energy guns that replace bullets and deadly gunshot wounds with flashy and non-horrifying ways to incapacitate targets … all of which is nonsense.
Solar punk is a sub-genre of science fiction that imagines a world where green technology and ecologically sustainable practices are ubiquitous.
The Basic Premise: People use genetic modification technology to actively select for and against the traits they desire for future generations.
The Basic Premise: Combine brain computer interfacing, transcranial directed stimulation, and text messaging or mobile communication together to allow people to communicate using thoughts rather than speech or writing.
Earth is home. Our Solar System is also home, but it is far larger than most people realize. Part of this is an inability to experience this distance in person: most people never spend much time traveling across the planet Earth in a way to take in the size of all our continents and seas, and our local backyard in outer space is orders of magnitude larger. Another problem can be the way space is presented to our visual minds in scale.
Man-made climate change. Vaccines and autism. GMO safety. Pseudoscience debunking of all kinds. Contention and controversy on these studied issues and more cause roadblocks in our knowledge and societies. It is when willful ignorance becomes the jagged dividing rocks on which the waters of the tested knowledge crash and break. This is especially true, and damning, when the issue is made political (whether it needs to be or not). “But why?” Achenbach’s article explores. “I see … so what to do about it?” and think aloud, in response. This analysis was my attempt, given the content of the article, to develop some science communication strategies that can be used in discussions, classrooms, and communities.