My thesis was that superstition will prove to be a brake on the proliferation of H. sapiens ; the Achilles heel, so to speak.
If H. sapiens spp rationalis is more "fit" in a new changed environment , then it will dominate.
Intent doesn't come in to it.
Evolution always operates. If Homo sapiens bites the dust , then Homo sapiens ssp. rationalis will have a day (or two) in the sun :-)
It seemed to be less advocacy; more acceptance that superstition is alive and well in the third millennium.
Some say that the propensity , if not compulsion, for superstitious behaviour will prevent Homo sapiens from becoming too dominant over other species.
Surely not a bad thing for all.
That is a conspiracy theory.
Chinese organic food for Godzone , or NZ organic food to China?
Sustainability - WTF ?
(economic) returns are higher than with cows fully fed
And these farms did not need a tractor . . . just a hand- trolley to get the cream cans down to the cream-stand at the gate.
It is diesel that will cause the real productivity crunch to occur, long before phosphorus is the major problem.
This is pure personal opinion, presented as such ; so not “fake” ?
His by-line is at the top of the page :-
"Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media."
So if it turns out that he is utterly wrong in his conjecture , then it was just "free speech" , was it not?
This was the seminal paper :- http://www.nzsap.org/system/files/proceedings/1958/ab58004.pdf
“The ‘C’ treatment is representative of a large number of farms where a heavy stocking rate results in underfeeding during periods of slow pasture growth.
While believed to lead to low per cow production, it is argued that, because of the greater number of animals carried per acre , returns are higher than with cows fully fed on grass.”
In earlier times , bovine bones were dissolved in sulfuric acid to recover the phosphorus.
It will be interesting to see what levels of production are sustainable with much reduced phosphate use.
It has not been necessary on this farm to apply phosphorus more often than once every ten years or so, and even then , very little is needed.
Most farms could cut back to once every five years.
Sulfur is more production- limiting on much of NZ soils ; we, in Godzone , have got quite a bit of it.