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Toronto, Canada

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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.

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comment Could a technological society develop without agriculture?
@Surt I've added what I mean by agriculture vs. managed use of naturally occurring resources.
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Edit: added what I mean by agriculture
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comment Could a technological society develop without agriculture?
@Surt Interesting perspective. Then it becomes a question of definition. Would you consider the management of hunting permits, for example, to be a form of agriculture? I have noticed the word harvest is sometimes used in the context of hunting.
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comment Could a technological society develop without agriculture?
Maybe. Some sources claim hunter-gatherer work/worked just 3-5 hours per day. Perhaps it's rather a greater absolute number of people-hours devoted to other things (as agricultural society can undoubtedly support larger populations)?
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comment What is the equation for plotting a graph for absorption in air as a function of wavelength(7.5micrometer-13micrometer)?
What makes you think there is an equation?
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comment Why do some people ask questions totally unrelated to travel on Travel.SE?
One could argue that all mobile phone questions are travel-related. After all, if one never travels but always stays in the same place, one can do with only stationary devices, and has no need for any mobile ones.
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comment Is it legal to search for another job while holding a J1 Visa?
This question might fit better at [Workplace.SE] or [Expats.SE].
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comment Is it legal to search for another job while holding a J1 Visa?
This question might fit better at [Workplace.SE] or [Expats.SE].
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comment Are there mainstream medical schools that teach homeopathy or alternative medicine?
A university I used to be at had a course in acupuncture for dogs.
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