Roger J. Wendell
Defending 3.8 Billion Years of Organic EvolutionSM


Roger J. Wendell 2012
Roger J. Wendell
Maidenhead Grid Locator DM79kq
Green Mountain, Colorado
Cactus Ed photo by Chip Hedgcock
Ed Abbey spoken Here!
(Photo permission Chip Hedgcock)




Gadsden flag - Don't Tread on Me
Don't Tread on Me
United Nations Flag
United Nations
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 The Four Most Important Questions:

  1. Why is there something rather than nothing?
  2. What is the origin of the Universe?
  3. How did life start?
  4. Is there other life elsewhere in the Universe?
  "The tapestry that science weaves in describing the evolution of our universe is far richer and
   far more fascinating than any revelatory images or imaginative stories that humans have
   concocted. Nature comes up with surprises that far exceed those that the human imagination
   can generate." - Lawrence M. Krauss in his book, A Universe From Nothing, p. xvi


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, country, 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 value of their own, and a right to be here regardless 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...




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


Ham Radio
& Maritime
Save the Earth Politics & Philosophy Travel &
Science &
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 &
Club Stations
ORV: Off Road
Vehicle Menace
Universal Declaration
of Human Rights
Ten Essentials Unitary Integration Internet Free Zone
Last Internet Page
ARES Earth Day &
Earth Hour
Peace & Justice
War & Terrorism
Survival 101 &
Lightning Safety
My PGP Public Key
Tattoos on HAMS! Insects Wealth & Power Waypoints & Highpoints Paleontology 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
& 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,
CNMI & Aconcagua
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 &
Solar Flux
A Short Dance Life, Death, Politics,
& Military Madness
India, China, Tibet,
& The Silk Road
Computer stuff,
UNIX, & Perl
Audio, Video, Pix
& Photography




Bullet Point Some important history:


Neda Agha Soltan - 2009




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?
"Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance."
(Click Here for the answer)

Quote of the Quarter:
"But grief is a walk alone. Others can be there, and listen. But you will walk alone down your own path, at your own pace, with your sheared-off pain, your raw wounds, your denial, anger, and bitter loss. You'll come to your own peace, hopefully, but it will be on your own, in your own time."
- Cathy Lamb, The First Day of the Rest of My Life

Real Bumper Stickers:
Driving So Close

Did You Know?
"The oral cavity is a dark cabinet full of wonders. It comprises many and varied environments, washed by healing fluid, lined by shining purple mucosa. It is inhabited by organisms as numerous as the citizens of earth. More than six hundred species of bacteria live there, some as yet to be named. The mouth sustains life. The digestive process beings there. Its glands and ducts produce disease-fighting saliva and lymph."

Scientists are pondering the riddles of the teeth, the mysteries of the mouth, the correspondences between oral health and overall health. The super-organism known as the human body is inhabited by 100 trillion microbes. Within it, the mouth has its own intricate ecological niches: the pockets of the gums, the plaque of the teeth, the soft palate, the tonsils, the saliva. These habitats are rich with microflora that flourish and die, cooperate and compete, and even travel, through subtle mechanisms that are still only beginning to be understood."
source: Mary Otto, in her book, Teeth (The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America) p.81




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