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Song of Two Worlds: Interesting Model

Song of Two Worlds by Alan Lightman as Illustrated by Derek Dominic D'Souza An Interesting Model for Knowledge Preservation Song of Two Worlds is a poetic work exploring the intersection of science, spirituality and meaning. The title refers to the world of questions which can be answered, and the ...
by Dave Z
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:58 am
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: Song of Two Worlds: Interesting Model
Replies: 0
Views: 338

The Book of Eli

The Book of Eli This one... hmm... good story concept, good to great acting. Shot in subdued sepias (not sure, I'm a little colorblind), the film is visually stunning with some honest efforts to envision post-apoc conditions. Many specific scenes linger in my memory, which alone pay the film's way....
by Dave Z
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:23 pm
 
Forum: Best post-apoc films?
Topic: The Book of Eli
Replies: 0
Views: 598

Suggestion for THE KNOWLEDGE: Substances

I'd suggest that chemical and common names of substances be standardized, and used throughout. Consider an Appendix listing all substances in the text, with as much info as can be packed in... scientific and common names, properties, chemical formulas, reactants, transformations, uses and associated...
by Dave Z
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:37 pm
 
Forum: 5. Substances
Topic: Suggestion for THE KNOWLEDGE: Substances
Replies: 0
Views: 412

The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry (I'm serious)

The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry by Larry Gonick and Craig Criddle http://www.larrygonick.com/titles/science/the-cartoon-guide-to-chemistry/ The Cartoon Guide series by Larry Gonick is being used to teach subjects at the university level. This one, focusing on chemistry, accessibly takes one from ran...
by Dave Z
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:30 pm
 
Forum: 5. Substances
Topic: The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry (I'm serious)
Replies: 0
Views: 386

Re: Cave Man Chemistry College Text with Projects

I've been going through this book, and find it quirky but excellent. It's particularly applicable to the 'desert island' approach, bootstrapping from scratch.

I do find that it's not entirely stand-alone, and recommend another general source to help tie it all together.

Dave Z
by Dave Z
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:06 pm
 
Forum: 5. Substances
Topic: Cave Man Chemistry College Text with Projects
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

Re: pyrolysis products

Thanks for the link, Dave. This is a section of The Knowledge I feel could use more development. Pyrolosis products, I think, are especially central to the project, as wood will be pretty much universally available, and very low-tech approaches produce a useful range of products. The illustration (a...
by Dave Z
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:00 pm
 
Forum: 6. Materials
Topic: pyrolysis products
Replies: 2
Views: 2136

SHTFSchool.com

Selco's SHTF School I just ran across http://shtfschool.com , a site discussing urban survival. Follow the ABOUT link for public access posts organized by category. In my opinion, it ranks among the best survival oriented resources available on-line. The prime author, Selco, survived a harrowing ye...
by Dave Z
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:22 pm
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: SHTFSchool.com
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Stand By Me by Ben E. King

Don't know why I didn't think of this, my favorite collapse lullaby. Sing it every day. Wishin' all of you someone to sing it with; before, during and after. Stand by Me by Ben E. King When the night has come And the land is dark And the moon is the only light we'll see No I won't be afraid Oh, I wo...
by Dave Z
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:20 am
 
Forum: Best post-apoc music?
Topic: Stand By Me by Ben E. King
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Re: Money

RE Interest Outta my league, here, but I've noted that loans-at-interest keep cropping up as an apocalyptic common denominator where financial collapse is a factor. Theory runs thus: Averaged across an economy, more money must be returned than is loaned out. Economy must grow to cover interest debt...
by Dave Z
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:07 am
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: Money
Replies: 10
Views: 3029

Re: legal reboot

Richard J. Maybury makes an interesting case for Common Law as a non-governmental legal system. Evolves by principle (maxims) and case law, enforced by peers and favors restorative justice. While I haven't done more than take a glance to confirm, it looks promising. Good cluster of Wikipedia entries...
by Dave Z
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:22 am
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: legal reboot
Replies: 1
Views: 1338
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