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Stewart Brand
“Science is the only news. When you scan a news portal or magazine, all the human interest stuff is the same old he-said-she-said, the politics and economics the same cyclical dramas, the fashions a pathetic illusion of newness; even the technology is predictable if you know the science behind it. Human nature doesn't change much; science does, and the change accrues, altering the world irreversibly”
Stewart Brand

“Pepper Spray and Cougars. People assume that since pepper spray usually "works" on bears, it will work on cougars. In contrast, pepper spray was tested on bears under laboratory conditions long before it was sold to the public. Inventor Bill Pounds and biologist Chuck Jonkel wanted to make sure that spraying a bear didn't just further irritate it. Thus far, zookeepers have used pepper spray effectively on tigers, African lions, and jaguars. Pepper spray could prove to be an outstanding defensive weapon for people being stalked or followed by a cougar.

Walking sticks. Many hikers carry a walking stick; it could be used to wallop a cougar.”
Dave Smith

“For scientific discovery, give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel, give me Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when you are seeing no way out, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton”
Raymond Priestley

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