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    What does a fish know of water in which it swims all its life? What does a man know of nature of which he is an integral part? The ancient answer is: he knows and he knows not. (cited in Saraswati, 1995 (Ed) Man in Nature)

    The more I have learned in life, and I have learned a lot, the less confident I am in what I know. From this, I conclude that adamancy is a sign of ignorance. M. Ferguson 2010- Polymathica

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Exploring natural disasters with technacy: first of a new theme

Now this news article below is an interesting idea. Thanks to an increase in human technological capability, human activity is able to modify the natural environment on a larger scale than was possible in time past.  Indeed it might be possible to list numerous similar events throughout history.  This will be the first of a theme where the logic of technacy can be followed in human influence on natural events. As articles and cases are found they will be posted under a similar heading.

Scientist says dam may have triggered China quake

(AP) -- Pressure from a dam, its reservoir's heavy waters weighing on geologic fault lines, may have helped trigger China's devastating earthquake last May, some scientists say, in a finding that suggests human activity played a role in the disaster.

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