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Tools and Nature Technology involves the manufacturing and use of tools.  Tools are created extensions of ourselves that help us adapt and find solutions to pressing problems.  Biologists once thought that humans were the only creatures to use tools, but … Continue reading

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Modeling Nature, Designing Culture:

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We’re moving.  We’ve packed lots of stuff these past few days, filling boxes with only those items that we know we will use in the future.  Our basement is nearly empty of the mountains of things that it once contained … Continue reading

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Why We Need A Good Design: Staring Down The Triceratops (4 of 4)

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(Previous Post: Why We Need A Good Design: The Domesticated Human Or Sailing With Fritz) Staring Down the Triceratops: As I write this, piles of children’s toys surround me.  My kids are play-fighting again, making mock karate moves, dancing like … Continue reading

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Why We Need A Good Design: Frostbitten Twice Shy Babe (2 of 4)

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(Previous Post: Man Against Nature) Frostbitten Twice Shy Babe This is me . . . or rather, this is my left foot . . . Notice that it doesn’t have toes. Nine years ago in the Adirondack Mountains of New … Continue reading

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Manoomin Project Music Video

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“Ultimately as a farmer, I’m in the land redemption business . . .” –Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms at Calvin University 2012 A few posts back I mentioned the analogy of the conservationist and his axe that Aldo Leopold wrote about … Continue reading

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