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quote:Originally posted by neilepGreets Peeps,I realise the closer to the sun it would be, the smaller it would need to be because of angle stuff !! (can you tell that I don't know the technical term ?)..ahh !!..is it a line of sight type of
quote:Originally posted by daveshortsOne way to do it would be to produce an extreemly fine mist of particles that were smaller than the wavelength of UV light - they would scatter out the UV preferentially (in the same way that dust and molecules in the atmoshere scatter out blue preferentially to red) and would be considerably lighter than 40 000 trillion sunglass lenses (ok I am sad and worked that out).You could put it at the Lagrange point between us and the sun (where the earth's gravity means that something can be in orbit between us and the sun.
quote:I'm thinking along the lines of big solar flares which really screw up our electronics eg Canada of a few years ago.
quote:Originally posted by HadrianIs not the opposite not protect humanity?
quote:Originally posted by HadrianIt is human behaviour that has lead to this question being needed in the first place. Such a shield would not address the real cause of this problem and may well only lead to acceptances of this behaviour. When people were chocking from smog we did something about it. We could have built a glass dome over our cities and kept pumping out the crap into the air. The hole question is wrong because is set up a the ides that we can get away from our reasonability for our planet.
quote:Originally posted by HadrianI just think your looking at the sympton and not the cause with this question. You can paper over the cracks and it may well keep the walls from falling down but it won't stop cowboys from building bad buildings.
quote:Originally posted by HadrianI accept tall that too. Maybe it because I often have to deal with the destruction that people cause to nature. Dead fish in what were beautiful rivers teeming life and indiscriminate dumping of waste in wood land and other wild spots. I won't go on about it.. Sometimes I think that the world was perfect then we go it. The meek may well inherit the world but who will want after the rest of us have done our bit to it.
quote:Originally posted by HadrianThe way I think is in a “big to small” way. I need to see the outline of the elephant then cut into small bits and eat it.
quote: I am interested in everything that can reveal and lead to understanding of us our world and universe it’s in.
quote:All this has made me into to a skilled generalist comfortable with slipping between art, science and philosophy.
quote:I am suspicious of logic as a pinnacle of human thinking because it leads to winners and losers. It precludes the possibility of merit in the other person’s idea.
quote:It makes people reluctant to voice an opinion in case of rejection.
quote: We all need to play more. I think that, was it Einstein who said, “ finding the right question is what matters” and I believe the creative thinking gives the best hope of this.
quote:Originally posted by Hadrianquote:I am suspicious of logic as a pinnacle of human thinking because it leads to winners and losers. It precludes the possibility of merit in the other person’s idea.I was borne into a family of Judges and barristers who used logic to intimidate. Winning the argument was the only objective. I have seen in politics good ideas that failed to happen because they came from the opposition. I am helping to run a concert called Voices Across Cultures. Its objective is to bring people together with music and song. Because I have the support of a one dependent town councillor the other councillors who are in political parties won’t support it because logic has it the independent councillor stands to pick up more votes because he is black. It is how logic is used in everyday life that causes me suspicion.