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  • Amazon shared from Forty Signs of Rain (Science in the Capital Trilogy, Book 1) by Kim Stanley Robinson
    The Earth’s atmosphere now contains a percentage of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that is higher than it has been since the end of the Cretaceous.
    Note: i wonder if the majority of human bodies will begin to fail compensating for the increased acidity?
  • Amazon shared from The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future by Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway
    Then legislation was passed (particularly in the United States) that placed limits on what scientists could study and how they could study it, beginning with the notorious House Bill 819, better known as the “Sea Level Rise Denial Bill,” passed in 2012 by the government of what was then the U.S. state of North Carolina (now part of the Atlantic Continental Shelf).
    Note: Deny the science..over and over again
  • Amazon shared from The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein
    Because we are each unique, genetic science will continue to show that just as there is no one-size-fits-all medicine, there is no one-size-fits-all training program. If one sport or training method isn’t working, it may not be the training. It may be you, in the very deepest sense.
    Note: and to the coach goes the responsibility for tuning the training to the athlete's needs & abilities:
  • Amazon shared from The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein
    Athletes are essentially always distinguished by both their training environments and their genes. In some cases, as with the ability of baseball hitters to react to a pitch, a skill that seems based on superhuman reflexes is largely the result of a learned mental database. (Once the database is in place, however, an athlete who possesses outstanding visual hardware can put it to superior use.) In others, as with the ability to respond rapidly to endurance exercise, genes mediate the very improvements that come from hard training. In all likelihood, we overascribe our skills and traits to either...
  • Amazon shared from The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein
    The studies undertaken by K. Anders Ericsson—the so-called father of the 10,000-hours “rule”—and his colleagues typically don’t address the existence of genetically based talent because their work begins with subjects of high achievement in music or sports. When most of humanity has already been screened out of a study before it begins, the study often has little or nothing to say about the existence or nonexistence of innate talent.
    Note: it is almost NEVER just nature or nurture, rather some combination of both.
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