Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another Old Arsehole


Here's some weird picture of William of Ockham from the early 1300s. Now that's an old fart, a man who revolutionized physics, philosophy, and theology but was condemned as a heretic and you know, was kind of a blow-hard and a good old boy. I mean, look at the picture below, was this guy whacked?


From this we get Occam's Razor -- this is the same guy with a different spelling, and why he is such an important dude. Not sure what it means but I read up about Occam a coupla years ago, honest. It's something about keeping it simple. Maybe. Who cares?

But when I listen to arguments like about climate change and global warming, or some other controversial topic like public health insurance or immigration naturalization, I think "what would William of Ockham say?" Would he swing right or left, if he was alive today?

2 comments:

Mike said...

Corn Gluten Meal

the natural gardener's site says to put it down in Feb and also has this-

Now is the beginning of the window to put down CGM for control of weed seeds that germinate in the spring. The use of CGM came from Iowa State University researcher Nick Christians by accident when he was trying to use CGM to grow a pathogen found on golf course turf. The experiment did not work but he found that the CGM could inhibit root growth. It will work best on seeds that germinate on or near the surface of the soil. Weeds controlled by CGM include crabgrass, dandelions, pigweed, purslane and others. Corn gluten will prevent successful germination of seeds, but it will not kill weeds that are already established. It is applied at the rate of 20# per 1000 square feet. Corn Gluten has a 9-0-0 nutrient analysis so it will act as an early non-toxic "Weed & Feed". Come April or May, if your grass is not as green and healthy as you would like, feed it again with Lady Bug 8-2-4. Remember, CGM prevents seeds from germinating so it needs at least 60 days to break down before you seed the area with grass, vegetable, flower, or any other seed. CGM should also be applied in September/October for fall germinating weed seeds.

Sam said...

Thanks Mike and I will try CGM along with some Brownsville mulch and compost, maybe some granulated fertilizer and Buffalo seed too. You know how salty, dry, and nutrient poor the soils are on SPI. I can use all the help I can get.