Category Archives : Medicine (non-Malthusian)

Water, Water Everywhere

Tweet “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797-1798. On Earth, 97 percent of the water is saline, in oceans, seas and saline ground water.   Per Wikipedia, “Fresh water is naturally occurring on the Earth’s surface in ice sheets, ice […]

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THE LIST OF 18

Tweet During the past 19 posts, each item in the List of 18 has been presented with, hopefully, enough background to better define each item and hint at the challenges in each area.  Before moving on, a summary of the list is useful for contemplating the interaction between each item in affecting the future of […]

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FEEDING HUMANITY

Tweet During the past 20 columns, 18 areas worthy of study regarding future needs were considered, generally independently.  It is appropriate now to consider a few questions related to multiple items on the list.  Let’s get started.   In 1798, The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus, in An Essay on the Principle of Population,[1] examined population […]

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PEOPLE – Medicine – DNA Manipulation, Invasive/Non-invasive Techniques, Distribution, and How Far Do We Go?

Tweet Medicine is a broad category applicable to humans and animals inhabiting Earth.  In most cases it deals with sustaining life as we know it and has an inherent hierarchy that has humans at the top.  Accordingly, this list item is primarily concerned with medicine for humanity, noting that animals have a major role in […]

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