Monday, October 28, 2013

The Maker Movement--Is the 'Maker Movement' the next Industrial Revolution?

The Mondragon Experiment -- Catholic Social Teachings in Action

The determining factor in the creation of the Mondragon system was the arrival in 1941 of a young Catholic priest José María Arizmendiarrieta in Mondragón, a town with a population of 7,000 that had not yet recovered from the Spanish Civil War: poverty, hunger, exile and tension. In 1943, Arizmendiarrieta established a technical college that became a training ground for generations of managers, engineers and skilled labour for local companies, and primarily for the co-operatives. Before creating the first co-operative, Arizmendiarrieta spent a number of years educating young people about a form of humanism based on solidarity and participation, in harmony with Catholic Social Teaching, and the importance of acquiring the necessary technical knowledge.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Origin of Life--Creationist perspective

Dr. Sherry Tenpenny outlines the many disorders from iodine deficiency

Iodine Concerns – but don’t overreact original link The video covers much in detail. It is important especially for women.

Iodine chemistry, iodine/thyroid issues are really complex. When it is ingested, it is rapidly absorbed in the stomach and duodenum. Iodate, widely used in salt iodization, is reduced in the gut and absorbed as iodide. Iodine doesn’t stay in the blood stream for very long; under normal circumstances, it has either been absorbed into tissues or eliminated by the kidneys in less than 12 hours.

In my experience, you won’t know how you will respond to iodine until you start taking it. In some, iodine is truly the “cure” to a long list of ailments. In others, it can cause a lot of problems and side effects. Iodine can correct Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in some; in others, especially those who are low in selenium, it can *cause* Hashimoto’s disease (an autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid). Given the necessity of iodine for life, it is not clear why some people react to iodine in salt or seafood. Side effects can include gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, epigastric pain, and diarrhea), significant total-body rash, and something called “iodide fever”. Toxic reactions generally require large doses, but some people are very sensitive and even small doses can cause a reaction. For patients on thyroid medications, taking iodine can effect their required dosage — they may require less…or more. In almost everyone, the TSH will go up while on iodine, as explained below.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Creationism --Laurence Tisdall

Here is a good presentation of the creationist position. I have discarded them as bible thumping wakos but there are some really good reasons to think they have a point. Here is one of the best presenters I have found. [updated Aug.2014 video was lost here is another one]

the first tape I can't find