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Duncan Parks
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The conjecture of "fine-tuning"...and "cosmopsychism"?
A persistent claim in what
one might call the philosophy of cosmology is the supposed “fine-tuning” of the
constants of physics to conditions we consider suitable for sustaining living
things. Consider, as a representative example, the introduction to a
rec...
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            A persistent claim in what one might call the philosophy
of cosmology is the supposed “fine-tuning” of the constants of physics to
conditions we consider suitable for sustaining living things. Consider, as a
representative example, the introduct...
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OSCaR report on cancer rates near Bullseye Glass
The OR state cancer registry (OSCaR) released a report today examining the rates of lung and bladder cancer in census tracts near the Bullseye Glass factory in southeast Portland (OR). This district of the city is the location of elevated exposures to cadmi...
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Interim Clinical Update for metal exposures in Portland
Hi everyone! I'm posting this PDF from the agencies working on heavy metal exposures in Portland (OR) because it's rather hard to find directly. There is lots of good information here, though I would point out that the agencies are being cautious in not try...
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Cadmium and Arsenic update: soil tests from CCLC
One big unknown in the controversy about heavy metal pollution in southeast Portland (OR) has been the amount of accumulation of pollutants identified by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality as above its benchmark levels in air. Cadmium (Cd) and a...
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Glass manufacturing update for chromium
Since I put up my recent post on cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As), attention in SE Portland (OR) has shifted to the possibility of hexavalent chromium pollution in the area around Bullseye glass. To try to help everyone understand the data for Cr(VI), I'm addi...
Glass manufacturing update for chromium
Glass manufacturing update for chromium
wantonempiricist.blogspot.com
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Cadmium, Arsenic, and glass manufacturing in Portland: What do the test results mean?
Tonight at Cleveland High School (in Portland, OR) the Multnomah County government convened a public meeting to discuss the recent pinpointing of elevated cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) levels in Portland to the Bullseye Glass manufacturing facility at 3722 ...
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