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What do you mean, “save the planet”?

We’re in serious trouble — for a short rundown, read this. It sounds pompous, but “saving the planet” is a convenient shorthand for tackling the complex set of environmental and technological problems we face today, such as:

If you believe some of these problems are important, and you want to solve them, we can use your help.

How can scientists and engineers help save the planet?

Many of the problems we face are fundamentally political in nature. But the world can’t wait for politicians to take action. There are lots of things scientists and engineers can do now, such as:

How will the Azimuth Project help?

The projects listed above are just a few of the many that are already underway. How will the Azimuth Project help? We’ll catalyze these efforts by making it easier for scientists and engineers to tackle environmental problems. We want it to be easy for them to:

  • see the overall structure of the environmental problems we face
  • access detailed information on all these problems
  • learn about open questions
  • find good projects to work on
  • find the people who are working on them
  • find relevant technical information
  • discuss ideas with people in many different fields


  • compare the merits of different strategies.

So, our goal is not to replace or compete with existing sources of information, but provide a synoptic view—a bird’s-eye view—of the information that exists. Specialists already know the facts in their own speciality. We want to make it easy for any scientist or engineer to understand the whole problem of saving the planet, and understand specialist literature in many subjects. After all, saving the planet is perhaps the ultimate interdisciplinary problem.

Dictyostelium Discoideum

Poorly Interpreted Science

I have no problem with science.  I have a problem with poorly done and poorly interpreted science.  Case is point:

In Amoeba World, Cheating Doesn’t Pay

The above is an article in ScienceDaily written in 2009 discussing resistance against cheaters in the amazing microbe species known as Dictyostelium Discoideum.

However, evolutionists have a problem with any type of altruistic sacrifice or group selectivity, so instead of admitting that they don’t know or understand something, you get a faction of scientists that prefer to try to “experiment away” the truth:

Cheating, and getting away with it: Works for amoeba

The above link is an article from the same magazine published in 2013.  The interpretation is reversed now.  Now cheating works for amoeba.  But if you actually read the article, you discover that cheating worked only in their lab experiment.  The article admits that this does NOT actually occur in nature.  So basically a single lab experiment where a few variables are manipulated over a few weeks trumps nature where all variables of nature are taken into account over million of years?  And this one lab experiment grants enough authority to allow these scientists to tell nature how her amoebas really work (and redefine cosmic laws related to justice, ethics, and karma)?

This is why Albert Einstein says “few are the men who can see with their eyes.”  LOOK at nature.  Look AND OBSERVE what is happening.  Don’t dogmatically go along with the easiest theories, get upset when nature doesn’t follow them and then create experiments with the bias intent of disproving our natural observations of mother nature herself.  The point of science is too look at nature and find good explanations for natural phenomenon, not ignore nature or tell nature what it’s supposed to be just because it makes your math easier.

Darwin got it right all along.  He postulated that moral men might not do any better than immoral men but that tribes of moral men would certainly “have an immense advantage” over fractious bands of pirates.  When people can see and understand this statement they will understand what group selection means and why it occurs in nature.  It’s up to science to find a mechanism for why this is true or why it is the case;- not explain away the truth.

Or as Miss Dickinson might say: “Consult your eye!”

You’ll know it—as you know ’tis Noon—
By Glory—
As you do the Sun—
By Glory—
As you will in Heaven—
Know God the Father—and the Son.

By intuition, Mightiest Things
Assert themselves—and not by terms—
“I’m Midnight”—need the Midnight say—
“I’m Sunrise”—Need the Majesty?

Omnipotence—had not a Tongue—
His listp—is Lightning—and the Sun—
His Conversation—with the Sea—
“How shall you know”?
Consult your Eye! 

-Emily Dickinson