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Roger J. Wendell
Defending 3.8 Billion Years of Organic EvolutionSM
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Roger J. Wendell at Seattle, Washington 06-17-2011 WBØJNR
Roger J. Wendell
 
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Green Mountain, Colorado
 
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(Colorado Daily Air Quality Summary)
 
Cactus Ed photo by Chip Hedgcock
Ed Abbey spoken Here!
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Gadsden flag - Don't Tread on Me
Don't Tread on Me
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American Flag
My favorite!
Colorado Flag
Home Sweet Home
Rainbow Family of Living Light, Flag Waiving
Rainbow Tribe
When the Earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the Earth from many colors, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the Earth green again. They will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow -- Old Native American Prophecy

 

Bullet Point Purpose:

I know, you've come to this page for a thousand other reasons than the fate of Earth. Maybe you're interested in Morse code or appropriate technology (yes, I have some pages devoted to those, too...), or you love travel and mountaineering (I've done a lot of that, as well), or you're Googling me because I've made a business proposal, applied for a position/contract at your company, or you've read one of my articles, or heard me on the radio.

Whatever the reason I'm really glad you're here - even if you don't agree with me politically, philosophically, or even spiritually - it's important that we be able to communicate and have a free flow of information without threat of intimidation or worse (and, yes, I've received "worse" - up to and including death threats for the simple ideas and suggestions I've authored in various publications or on the Internet).

So, even though this site has well over 200 pages (and that's not counting the hundreds of pages I've authored on other sites!), covering all kinds of topics (including sciences like Biology, Evolution, and Cosmology that I love so much...), I want to make it clear that my lifelong passion has been the protection and preservation of our precious little planet and the wonderful array and diversity of life that it harbours. Yes, my family, friends, job, and other aspects of regular life are extremely important to me, but the planet, ultimately, deserves our greatest care and consideration.

In the secular long run, for that huge stretch of time that will continue after our deaths, there is nothing more important than this planet and the other creatures that inhabit it with us. Face it, no matter our technological prowess or spiritual certainty, this planet is all we know - there's no religious consensus on an alternative existence or afterlife, and science has confirmed that human-beings will never leave the solar system, ever.* Each of us has been born on this planet, and with the exception of a few astronauts, each of us will perish here. There is nothing else - this is our home.

My concern is not just with the destruction brought about by consumptive North Americans and Europeans, but by most of humankind all over the planet as well. I've traveled all the continents and can assure you that neither the Americans nor Europeans have "cornered the market" on habitat destruction and abuse - from China and India, to Antarctica and Japan, human impact on the natural world has been devastating - entire species and bioregions have been decimated by our greed, arrogance, and indifference.

Hopefully my little website, or occasional magazine articles and radio programs, can raise awareness, save some habitat, or rescue a species on the brink of extinction. I know - you may have come here to read one of my rants against the airlines or the concentration of wealth throughout society - that's fine. Just remember that my goal is to save some of the natural world - other creatures and systems have an intrinsic right to be here regardless of their "utility" or economic worth to humans. And, it doesn't matter our political system, religious views, or economic philosophy, we have no right to halt, slow, or degrade the biological rhythms and relationships that started a few thousand million years before our own appearance just a couple geologic seconds ago. We have no right to wantonly destroy the beautiful, mysterious array of life that also calls this place home. We do not have that right.

- Roger J. Wendell
Summer Solstice, 2012
Golden, Colorado

 

*Voyager 1 reached the heliopause at about the time of my posting - but there were no humans onboard...

 

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Bullet Point Links to some (but not all!) of my other pages:

 

Ham Radio
& Maritime
Save the Earth Politics & Philosophy Travel &
Mountaineering
Science &
Technology
Miscellanea
Morse code Too many People Deep Ecology Climbing Science Stuff KGNU
Coast Guard Prairie Dogs! Voluntary Simplicity Grand Canyon Wind & Solar The 4th Estate
Antennas! Sierra Club Vegetarianism CMC Plants & GMOs Abbey & Thoreau
Extra Class Climate Change Sustainability
Walking Softly Muon Tracking Pup 'N' Taco
Wooden QSL ORV: Off Road
Vehicle Menace
Universal Declaration
of Human Rights
Ten Essentials Unitary Integration Internet Free Zone
Last Internet Page
Club Stations Earth Day &
Earth Hour
Peace & Justice
War & Terrorism
Survival 101 &
Lightning Safety
Atmospheric
Neutrinos
My PGP Public Key
Tattoos on HAMS! Insects Wealth & Power Waypoints NREL & Few-Body Humor & Diet
QRP & Ham Radio Fossil Fuels, Peak Oil
and Fuel Economy
Sarlo's Guru
Rating Service
Backcountry Skiing
& Margy's Hut
HAP Charts
& Space Weather
Books, Writing,
People, & Poetry
Memberships
& Wallpaper
Animals, Wildlife,
& Extinction
Roger's Rules
of Order
12ers, 13ers, 14ers,
Hiking, & Travel
Solar Flux &
Terrestrial Activity
Movies, Music
& Lyrics
QRPp Award Hunting, Fishing,
Cycling & Recycling
Economics & the
Failure of Capitalism
Argentina, Brazil,
Antarctica & Russia
Biology, Biodiversity
& Organic Evolution
Spooks, Spies &
Bad Guys
Maritime Radio Simple things YOU
can do for the Earth
Sports Zoo & Pets
& Domestic Animals
Ecuador, Amazonia,
& Aconcagua
KamLAND
         Neutrinos
Tidbits & Trivia
My Station Wilderness Defense! Spiritual stuff Africa & Kilimanjaro Cosmology Blog & Memorials
CQC & ARRL Food & Water Creation Theories UK, Japan & RVW Time Toilet Matters
Q & Z Signals Transportation Buy Nothing Day Australia & Mexico Boiling Nukes Quotes & Art
Field Day A Short Dance Life, Death, Politics,
& Military Madness
India, China, Tibet,
& The Silk Road
Computer stuff,
UNIX, & Perl
Audio, Video, Pix
& Photography

 

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Bullet Point Some important history:

 

Neda Agha Soltan - 2009

 

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Bullet Point Some fun stuff:

 

Quarter Change Quarter Change
Stuff I change every quarter!

(My apologies to nonnative speakers as this little phrase is yet another
example of the subtle ambiguities that vex the English language...)

Quote Quiz:
 
 
 
 
 
Which famous person said this?
"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate."
(Click Here for the answer)

Quote of the Quarter:
 
 
 
 
"Our life is frittered away by detail."
"Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand;
instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail."
"Simplify, simplify."
- Henry David Thoreau in Walden
(Chapter 2, Where I Lived, and What I Lived For.) p. 66

Real Bumper Stickers:
 
 
 
 
 
Federal Government is My Dependent

Did You Know?
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Cosmic Microwave Background extends far into the infrared and radio spectrum with a temperature of 2.725 Kelvins. This temperature is the photon energy (converted into a temperature via Boltzmann's constant) of the peak of this radiation. The photons in the Universe come from a thermal bath, where matter, radiation and everything else from our young Universe was constantly colliding with every other particle while exchanging energy and thermalizing. This produces a very special spectrum to the radiation, known as a blackbody spectrum. Every photon in the Universe cools as the Universe expands and stretches the wavelength of each one, but the shape of this spectrum is preserved.
source: ScienceBlogs

 

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