Wind farms were a surprise to us as we drove across the western USA in April. We saw wind farms from Texas to California and across Colorado to Iowa. As of 2020, only 5.9% of my electricity here in Delaware comes from renewable sources, while 34.5% comes from nuclear power and 20.6% comes from coal. Ugh! The state legislature here in Delaware is considering a bill right now for off-shore wind farms. The Delaware Nature Society supports the bill and I do too, not fervently, but when was the last time I supported anything fervently? I am too much the philosopher!
Holly W. wrote:
I find them graceful and mysterious.
Mary M wrote:
There is one in Lewes, Delaware, near my mom. She loves looking out her window to see how fast it is spinning. If mega fast, she stays inside, not wanting to get blown over when she ventures out.
Bob H. wrote:
Danny, I know philosophers who are quite fervent on various subjects. [DANNY REPLIED: I remember Louis H. Mackey at The University of Texas being passionate about … here is where my memory gets weak — deconstruction. Yes, that’s it! A quick Internet search pops up what I was looking for, an “exchange” on deconstruction between him and John R. Searle in the New York Review of Books. Searle had the first article, a book review. Then Mackey criticized it in a second article, then Searle replied with a third. That’s my memory. It was like a verbal fist-fight. Here is the link to Mackey’s article. See: https://www.nybooks.com/…/an-exchange-on-deconstruction/
Bob H. replied:
Those philosophers can get quite testy and cross with each other. Sometimes non-philosophers can even understand what it’s all about! [DANNY REPLIED: Yes, philosophical language is limited to a small community. Then there is the language of mathematics, with its own set of symbols. Akin to that is the language of computer programming, which you know a lot about.]