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Re: 20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation

20170424 Reference #1 Page lx On this day in 1520, the Magellan Expedition continued a wait for favorable weather at Puerto San Julian. Begin Quotation from Page lx: 31 March 1520: The fleet enters Puerto San Julian (in 49 degrees 30 minutes South), where it remains for five months, until 24 August....
by tahanson43206
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:08 am
 
Forum: How to build a civilization from scratch on another world?
Topic: 20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation
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Re: 20160413 Variations on a theme of Adam Smith

Re: 20160413 Variations on a theme of Adam Smith 20170423 Pages 747-765 At his point in Reference #1, Mr. Smith opens a new "Book" Book Five Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth Chapter 1 Of the Expenses of the Sovereign or Commonwealth Part 1 Of the Expense of Defense In this p...
by tahanson43206
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:57 pm
 
Forum: New members
Topic: 20160413 Variations on a theme of Adam Smith
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Re: 20160208 Vision Author Culture on Knowledge Forum

Re: 20160208 Vision Author Culture on Knowledge Forum 20170422 The element from Reference #1 for focus today is Paragraph 3 on page 12. The key element ( I found ) in this paragraph is the concept of mass production of books, represented in this case by "the movable-type printing press". T...
by tahanson43206
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:24 pm
 
Forum: New members
Topic: 20160208 Vision Author Culture on Knowledge Forum
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Re: 20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation

Re: 20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation 20170417 Reference #1 Page lx On this day in 1520, the Magellan Expedition continued a wait for favorable weather at Puerto San Julian. Begin Quotation from Page lx: 31 March 1520: The fleet enters Puerto San Julian (in 49 degrees 30 minute...
by tahanson43206
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:24 pm
 
Forum: How to build a civilization from scratch on another world?
Topic: 20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation
Replies: 44
Views: 3449

Re: 20160413 Variations on a theme of Adam Smith

Re: 20160413 Variations on a theme of Adam Smith 20170416 Pages 718-746 In Chapter 9, Mr. Smith describes a theory of Economics which (apparently) originated in France, and which took the point of view that all value in an economy arises from agriculture. Mr. Smith (apparently) approves of some elem...
by tahanson43206
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:49 pm
 
Forum: New members
Topic: 20160413 Variations on a theme of Adam Smith
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Re: 20160208 Vision Author Culture on Knowledge Forum

20170415 The element from Reference #1 for focus today is Paragraph 2 on page 12. The key element ( I found ) in this paragraph is the concept of the wheel barrow, which was a simple idea that did not occur to anyone for a remarkably long time after the invention of the wheel. This is one example of...
by tahanson43206
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:21 pm
 
Forum: New members
Topic: 20160208 Vision Author Culture on Knowledge Forum
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20170410 Anthropocene Epoch paper

This paper seems appropriate for this forum: The Anthropocene equation by Owen Gaffney, Will Steffen First published February 10, 2017 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2053019616688022 The closing line has a million year forecast, indicating the present human activities are likely to rev...
by tahanson43206
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:01 am
 
Forum: What might collapse civilisation?
Topic: 20170410 Anthropocene Epoch paper
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Re: 20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation

Re: 20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation 20170410 Reference #1 Page lx On this day in 1520, the Magellan Expedition has begun to settle into a wait for favorable weather at Puerto San Julian Begin Quotation from Page lx: 31 March 1520: The fleet enters Puerto San Julian (in 49 deg...
by tahanson43206
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:10 pm
 
Forum: How to build a civilization from scratch on another world?
Topic: 20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation
Replies: 44
Views: 3449

Re: 20160413 Variations on a theme of Adam Smith

20170409 Pages 694-717 In a rousing Chapter VIII, "Conclusions of the Mercantile System", Mr. Smith continues his criticism of the mercantile system and of monopolies, giving numerous examples of how they have generally acted to benefit a few at the expense of the many. In this chapter, Mr...
by tahanson43206
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:53 pm
 
Forum: New members
Topic: 20160413 Variations on a theme of Adam Smith
Replies: 57
Views: 5614

Re: 20160208 Vision Author Culture on Knowledge Forum

20170408 The element from Reference #1 for focus today is Paragraph 1 on page 12, which begins at the bottom of page 11. In this paragraph, Dr. Dartnell reminds us that discoveries are often serendipitous. A key role of the kind of "nuggets of knowledge" package that Dr. Dartnell has under...
by tahanson43206
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:01 am
 
Forum: New members
Topic: 20160208 Vision Author Culture on Knowledge Forum
Replies: 66
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