Paradigms are shifting: YouTube and PBS videos worth exploring

A good collection of videos to challenge the grey matter.

Blazing Light, Love's Song

Feels like Spring in the mind of humanity! Idea-seeds that have lain dormant or sprouts of thought that have been slowly growing seem to now have better conditions. Paradigms are quickly shifting from that of contraction, isolation, and not-related or no care for relatedness to the YES/AND of fabric, connectivity, the past in relation to the now, and the now as a vibrant contributor to the future.

Here are some free videos that I recommend on subjects that are driving the correction of layers of understanding our world, humanity, and our role individually and collectively in it.

Humanity’s Past (you gotta start here!)

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Salvatore Del Prete Thesis

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Musings from the Chiefio

I’m putting up a copy of a comment from WUWT by Salvatore Del Prete.

Why? Because it is interesting, and I keep forgetting where he’s posted things, so figure this will make it easier to find again 😉

He posted in last then first order in two parts and I’m leaving it that way.

First, there was this ‘teaser’:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/05/29/when-will-climate-scientists-say-they-were-wrong/#comment-1948312

Salvatore Del Prete May 29, 2015 at 11:10 am

I would say before this decade ends because what is GOING to happen is the global temperature trend is going to be in a definitive down turn due to prolonged minimum solar conditions and the associated secondary effects.
The PDO/AMO and ENSO will also be more often then not in a phase which promotes global cooling. Evidence exist for a connection between these indices and solar/lunar parameters.

Then a bit further down, the full description:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/05/29/when-will-climate-scientists-say-they-were-wrong/#comment-1948318

Salvatore Del Prete May 29…

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Atmospheric Layers

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Atmospheric Layers

Mainstream descriptions of the Earth’s atmosphere tend to focus upon five nebulous atmospheric layers and a table of atmospheric gases which suggests Nitrogen [at 78.084%] is the dominant gas.

Wikipedia Atmosphere

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphere_of_Earth

These mainstream overviews conveniently omit details Settled Science wants to ignore.

Therefore, the objective of this post is to provide some balance by documenting some of the hidden gems I have stumbled across in the last few years.

A good starting point is to note that the dominant atmospheric gas is:
1) Molecular Nitrogen [N2] at sea-level.
2) Atomic Oxygen [O1] at an altitude of about 200 kilometres.
3) Helium [He] at an altitude of about 650 kilometres.
4) Atomic Hydrogen [H1] at an altitude well above 1,000 kilometres.

US Standard Atmosphere 1976

US Standard Atmosphere 1976
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19770009539_1977009539.pdf

international-quiet-solar-year-daytime-ionospheric-and-atmospheric-composition

International quiet solar year daytime ionospheric and atmospheric composition based on mass spectrometer measurements [Johnson, 1969; Luhmann, 1995].
The University of Sydney – School of Physics

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Climate on Ice: Ocean-Ice Dynamics

Science Matters

Sea ice is not simple. Some Background is in order.

When white men started to explore the north of America, they first encountered the Crees. Hudson Bay posts were established to trade goods for pelts, especially the beavers used for making those tall hats worn by British ceremonial guards.

The Crees told the whites that further on toward the Arctic Circle there were others they called “eskimos”. The Cree word means “eaters of raw meat” and it is derogatory. The Inuit (as they call themselves) were found to have dozens of words for snow, a necessary vocabulary for surviving in the Arctic world.

A recent lexicon of sea ice terminology in Nunavik (Appendix A of the collective work Siku: Knowing our Ice, 2008) comprises no fewer than 93 different words. These include general appellations such as siku, but also terms as specialized as qautsaulittuq, ice that breaks after its strength…

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Invisible Indigo – Vaporised Violet

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Invisible Indigo - Vaporised Violet

The Wikipedia Wizards are working wonders with human colour perception.

According to the Carl Zeiss web site the visible spectrum “covers the wavelength spectrum between 380 nm and 780 nm.”

The visible area is the range of electromagnetic radiation that is visible to the human eye.

It covers the wavelength spectrum between 380 nm and 780 nm.

Zeiss – Spectrometer Modules For the UV to the NIR wavelength range
http://www.zeiss.com/microscopy/en_de/products/spectrometer-modules/overview-wavelength-range-spectrometer.html

Back in 2004 the Wikipedia Wizards agreed with Carl Zeiss although they added the caveat that “400 nm to 700 nm” was “more common”.

The optical spectrum (visible light or visible spectrum) is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye.

The optical spectrum is a composite, or mixture, of the various colors.

There are no exact bounds to the optical spectrum ; a light-adapted eye typically has a maximum sensitivity of ~555 nm…

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Dr. Pierre-Marie Robitaille: Sun on Trial | EU2014

Taking Sides

Published on May 30, 2014

For nearly 150 years despite the lack of observational evidence, the Sun has been considered to be a ball of gaseous material. Such a postulate rests on mathematical arguments. Nonetheless, observations, not mathematics, properly determine the phases of matter. In this light, a systematic review of 40 solar findings provides ample proof that the Sun is comprised of condensed matter In this presentation, the phase of the Sun will be discussed by contrasting the gas-based Standard Solar Model (SSM) with the Liquid Metallic Hydrogen Solar Model (LMHSM). Unlike the SSM, the LMHSM does not permit the Sun to radiate internally. This is the third of three talks the Dr. Robitaille presented at EU2014.

Pierre-Marie Robitaille, PhD is a Professor of Radiology at The Ohio State University, with a joint appointment in Chemical Physics. He initially trained as a spectroscopist and has wide ranging knowledge of…

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DNA hints at earlier dog evolution

Swedish researchers say that dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than some other studies suggest.

A genetic study indicates that dogs may have begun to split form wolves 27,000 years ago.
The discovery, in Current Biology, challenges the view that that dogs were domesticated much more recently, around 15,000 years ago as humans changed from being hunter gatherers to farmers.

The study might also explain the deep bond between dogs and humans.

Other researchers had proposed that the domestication of dogs arose with the emergence of agriculture, when human hunter gatherers settled and formed communities.

The new study, which was led by Dr Love Dalen of the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, challenges this view.

The transformation from wolf to dog may have been a slow one starting with subtle changes in behaviour.

“One scenario is that wolves started following humans around and domesticated themselves,” he told BBC News.

“Another is that early humans simply caught wolf cubs and kept them as pets and this gradually led to these wild wolves being domesticated. If this model is correct then dogs were domesticated by hunter gatherers that led a fairly nomadic lifestyle.”

Peter Smith, chief executive of the Wildwood Trust in Kent and a former conservation biologist, says that this might have been the start of the relationship between dogs and humans that has developed and become closer over thousands of years.

“(The study) is showing that the deep, deep connection has existed between man and wolves – now our dogs – for many tens of thousands of years and that is why we love dogs so much. They are part of our own evolution into a modern society,” he told BBC News.

The DNA was analysed from a small wolf bone found by Dr Dalen on the Taimyr Peninsula in northern Siberia which was radiocarbon dated to be 35,000 years old.

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Another interesting finding from the Swedish study is that it also shows that the modern day dogs most closely related to the ancient Taimyr are the Siberian Husky and Greenland sledge dog, according to Dr Pontus Skoglund of Harvard Medical School, who also worked on the study.

“Our study provides direct evidence that a Siberian Husky you see walking down the street shares ancestry with a wolf that roamed northern Siberia 35,000 years ago.”

via DNA hints at earlier dog evolution – BBC News.