Fox News loves children’s movies.
So caring about the environment and teaching kids to not be greedy automatically makes it “anti-industry”, and thus, something we shouldn’t be teaching them?
Oh no — we might teach them to share and care about others too! Think of the children!
Damn that Dr Suess! :)
This story is over 40 years old. But now that it’s a movie, FOX News wants to pay attention. They should all wear T-shirts that say “I don’t read.”
They should all wear T-shirts that say “I don’t read.” Apparently so. I was reading Dr. Seuss books as a kid. My parents read me the stories …only to later turn around to be conservative and hate all these messages.
It’s also about not understanding what they are reading. They don’t think to read deeper; they just take it at face value until the movie comes out. The movie expands upon what’s there. That’s when they finally “get” it.
How is this even anti-industry? It’s pro green industry. That’s an industry!
Aidan Dwyer took a hike through the trees last winter and took notice of patterns in the mangle of branches. His studies into how they branch in very specific ways lead him to a central guiding formula, the Fibonacci sequence. Take a number, add it to the number before it in a sequence like 1+1=2 then 2+1=3 then 3+2=5, 8, 13, 21 and so on a very specific pattern emerges. Turns out the pattern and its corresponding ratios are reflected in nature all the time, and Aidan’s keen observation of how trees branch according to the formula lead him to test the theory. First he measured tree branches by how often they branch and at what degree from each other.
To see why they branch this way he built a small solar array using the Fibonacci formula, stepping cells at specific intervals and heights. He then compared the energy output with identical cells set in a row. Aidan reports the results: “The Fibonacci tree design performed better than the flat-panel model. The tree design made 20% more electricity and collected 2 1/2 more hours of sunlight during the day. But the most interesting results were in December, when the Sun was at its lowest point in the sky. The tree design made 50% more electricity, and the collection time of sunlight was up to 50% longer!”
His work is certainly piquing the interest of the solar industry, and even more impressively he is demonstrating the power of biomimicry — a concept that many see as the pinnacle of good design, but one that thus far has been exceptionally difficult to achieve. Way to go!
This is really, really, impressive. And that is a monumental understatement.
This is something I keyed into when I was a kid and really fell in love with Japanese culture. There is so much (at least in their past) a reflection of using forms found in nature in their design and maintaining nature in the way they built their homes and everything else and not just stomping it out for a more utilitarian approach that denies the environment and how useful it can be if only you take the time to notice its already done most of the work for you.
Brilliant, just brilliant.
Actually, if Satan is the driving force causing atheists to adopt highways and clean up the environment, then he doesn’t seem so bad, really.