The Time Rope is damaged, but a late-night trip to the Cyclotron stabilized the connection.
This experiment is in a precarious spot. Is it all just random, or can we concentrate on a few things to focus the changes in a particular direction:
How is humanity defined by our actions? (and what are you doing to contribute this week?)
Are your groups developing a rhythm for how you communicate with each other?
What kinds of behavior and communication patterns have surfaced?
Some thoughts from the archives:
Having power over others and having choices in your own life share a critical foundation: control, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The paper finds that people are willing to trade one source of control for the other. For example, if people lack power, they clamor for choice, and if they have an abundance of choice they don't strive as much for power. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-04-it-all-about-control.html
Evidence supporting the link between savings and college success is growing. Three studies out of the Center for Social Development (CSD) at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis offer a connection between assets and college enrollment and completion. http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-kids-college-success-linked.html
Texas Agrilife Research fire and brush control studies in the Rolling Plains on a working ranch-scale showed the benefits and limitations of managed fires for reducing mesquite encroachment while sustaining livestock production. http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-grazing-profitability-experts.html
A sign advocating buying fresh and local in the Shenandoah Valley is tacked on a bulletin board at the Shenandoah Valley Produce auction in Dayton, Va. A heightened consumer interest in produce grown nearby, which many assume to mean fresher food, fewer chemicals, and grown smaller farms, has led to popular use of the word on displays and menus. While good for many farmers, the trend can be misleading for consumers, as there is no one or regulated meaning for "local". http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-locally-grown.html
Don't judge food by its organic label because "organic" doesn't necessarily mean good it's for you. Yet a new study by Jenny Wan-Chen Lee, a graduate student in Cornell's Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, finds that consumers persist in believing that foods labeled "organic" are healthier and lower in fat. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-04-food-imparts-health-halo.html
In an exciting experiment with major implications for food production under climate change, CSIRO and University of Sydney scientists have found allowing ants and termites to flourish increased a wheat crop's yield by more than one third. http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-ants-termites-boost-wheat-yields.html
Does any of this information inspire you?
Puzzle: What do the following words have in common: BACK BREAK DISH RAIN UNDER?