Totem Soup Science – Aquarium Update End of November

This has been a spectacular month. I have mixed Flourish Excel and a diy Co2 system and have gotten great results. The two pictures below are the result of this month’s efforts.

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Had to get a shot of my big boy, he’s an expert hider. Considering his size I don’t see more than nose or tail of him more than once a week, if I’m lucky.

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That’s it for now. Stay tuned for project updates!

- The one, the ONLY, Holytotemic

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Totem Soup Science – A Thought Experiment

The_Data_Driven_Marketing_Thinker-1024x680 Sitting here pondering the future of human existence, matters of faith, and science I am made aware all too much of the terrible fate this planet is heading towards. Tonight, while thinking, I happened to have “Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion” playing in the background. With the storm of thought going on in my head and the information of pure truth and science pouring into my ears, I had a thought. For this thought experiment to work imagine no language barriers or government. Picture the entire world, every country, participating in a people swap. The percentage of the swap would be based on land mass, population density, and what random country those people are getting swapped to. So say the USA has to swap a percentage of people with Japan. A group of Japanese folks come to live in the United States, and a group of Americans go live in Japan. Keep in mind we are talking percentages here. Now what if this swap happened worldwide every 5, 10, or 20 years. What would happen to religion? What would happen to the human genome? What would happen to science? Education?

Would religion dissolve? Think about it. The major religions definitely have an epicentre, if you will. If you start dispersing people en mass, they will be exposed to different culture. They will be exposed and expose belief systems they are familiar with and not familiar with. Ideas will be traded. An almost forced enlightenment will happen. Same with education. It would be an explosion of enlightenment. Groups of people talking, sharing, communing that would have never met under normal circumstance, even in this great age of the internet. Now lets move to the human genome, yes “interbreeding” between different races happens in today’s society. I absolutely hate the fact that I wrote interbreeding for lack of a better word, makes it sound like dogs and cats are screwing. Sorry about that sidebar…and mental image… Would this mandatory migration mix our genetics better than our current statistically stagnant gene puddles? Lets be honest, statistically speaking, the majority of the genetics of the US have been in our shallow end of the pool for quite some time. And the shallow pool of the United States had shallow beginnings not very long ago in comparison with the rest of the world.

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I really have no idea where this came from, where it would go, or even if it would make sense to anyone more familiar with genetics and evolution like Richard Dawkins. I wouldn’t mind someone in the field chiming in on the comments area. Anyway, just an interesting thought.

Attention:free spirits,Misfits,Rebels,Visionaries…:

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more updates!

- The one, the ONLY, Holytotemic

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Totem Soup Update – SNOWMAGEDDON: The Aftermath

Managed to get out today…FREEDOM!!! *clears throat* Sorry, by day four of captivity I started to lose it a bit. Anyway, grabbed a few shots of South Buffalo as I walked to the grocery store for some supplies. Driving ban in effect still. I have not seen that many people walking anywhere since the 90’s. Enjoy!

Old mother Hubbard ain’t got shit on Tops:
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My what a lovely hat:
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Car-B-Gone:
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Miles of nothing and walkers:
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National Guard Dump Trucks:
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Have never seen South Park this barren, even at 2AM:
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Giant snow piles:
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More walkers:
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My street got some love for the walkers, the cars are a different story:
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That’s it for now!
– The one, The ONLY, Holytotemic

Totem Soup Science – Aquarium Video Update

Just a quick video update on the tank. I can afford to be slightly overstocked because my tank feeds an aquaponic garden. The water is nothing short of perfect. Being snowed in the last 4 days is going to take its toll on my pay check pretty badly. Should make for an interesting Christmas this year, and is definitely going to hurt the project progress.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for project updates!

- The one, the ONLY, Holytotemic

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Totem Soup Update – Cutting the ties that bind

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The reason I gave for closing my account:
“I have been using the pen name “Holytotemic” for almost 15 years. My closest freinds call me “Holy” for short. I want my name back. I am the ONLY Holytotemic on the internet. Google it. I challenge you to find another thats not linked to me or totem soup. I have personal reasons to not use my real name as well that involve being stalked by *******removed for personal reasons*******. I will be closing my account until the point I can use my pen name, or at least give you my real name but hide the real name from public view.”

Good bye Facebook you were the annoying friend I didn’t know how to get rid. You were like the hiv, but more time consuming. You were the cause of the loss of so much valuable time. I am 3 times more productive without you. I will remain on Twitter, Google + and here providing content for those who care to follow along.

That’s it for now!
– The one, The ONLY, Holytotemic