When I think about models, the first thing that comes to mind is the half hull of ships that ship builders used to inform the design and building of their ships. Following that thought, there are the models of buildings and shopping centers that are tools of architects and urban planners. The purpose of these models not only allow seeing how a new building might fit into the environment, but they serve as a way to, for instance, identify traffic congestion because of placement of parking lots and to communicate the design in the designers mind to clients and the public.
RickyRood, • 5:56 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
I am starting a series of blogs on models, water, and temperature. In fact, I have already started it. This is an Introduction after motivation.
RickyRood, • 4:46 PM GMT on July 15, 2012
This is a belief – mine, that humans are part of nature. But many others see humans as outside of nature. The outside perspectives are not simple. For example, there are those who see humans as a disturbance to nature, and there are those for whom humans have divine providence over nature. That is the second point I want to make, the very foundation of how we think about climate change, our environment, and our place in nature is belief based. It is a belief base associated with our personal identity.
RickyRood, • 10:47 PM GMT on July 02, 2012