Category Archives: Peter Miesler

Magical thinking threatens our government

Print this articleThe increasingly shrill and disconnected- from-physical-reality attacks on science by faith-based organizations and individuals have me thinking about an essay that evolutionary biologist Stephen Gould wrote some 20 years ago. It was an attempt to address the tension … Continue reading

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An abuse of free-speech rights

Print this articleBack in January, my Four Corners Free Press column was built around a talk by climate scientist Dr. Trenberth, an authority on our planet’s global heat and moisture distribution engine. In March there was a letter to the … Continue reading

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Saying no to reality

Print this articleRecently, I was minding my own business listening to a fascinating talk on YouTube titled, “Rooted in Earth History: the Devonian transition to a forested planet.” It was about strategies that Earth’s first ground-hugging plants adapted to escape … Continue reading

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Saying no to reality

Print this articleRecently, I was minding my own business listening to a fascinating talk on YouTube titled, “Rooted in Earth History: the Devonian transition to a forested planet.” It was about strategies that Earth’s first ground-hugging plants adapted to escape … Continue reading

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Saving La Plata?

Print this articleChildren of the Intellectual Enlightenment, liberals, progressives, seekers of objective facts and rational learning based on constructive debates, believers in our pluralistic society and our democratic way of government, please look around and take note. We are in … Continue reading

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We need a real dialogue about climate

Print this articleEarly in December, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers he intended to organize a “Red Team vs. Blue Team” exercise to debate climate change. Pruitt is being willfully blind to the fact that the scientific … Continue reading

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What would the Village accomplish?

Print this articleThe suspense is over. Red McCombs and family have decided to appeal Judge Matsch’s May decision, which nullified the 2015 Village at Wolf Creek/ LMJV landswap agreement with the Rio Grande National Forest/US Agriculture Department. There’s much to … Continue reading

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An open letter to Red McCombs

Print this articleI believe it is appropriate to personally petition Mr. McCombs and his daughter Marsha M. Shields, asking them to completely reconsider their out-of-date plans for a mountain village at Alberta Park, high on Wolf Creek Pass in Southwest … Continue reading

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Enough daydreaming

Print this articleI couldn’t bring myself to watch this year’s inauguration and from what I’ve heard about it, it was a good choice, blood pressure and all that. I mean, that’s the next President up there on the dais in … Continue reading

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