Why .7 and not .5? The world may never know.
ROCKS ARE IMMUTABLE
Rocks are immutable and hold No scope for self-aggrandizement, Each well-worn pebble churned and rolled Suffers a like predicament.
Gripped in what mesh of causal schemes Endures each casual atom what When one perchanced electron screams A stuttering signal, and is not?
Grant then a gamete, grant a score By crabbed environment beset, And man the instrument, no more, And where’s the credit? Where the debt?
Or grant pure chaos, flickering chance, And life’s defection near and soon, Then mark the shock of circumstance, The day from solid darkness hewn — Rock is a shivering miracle, Betrayed in sunlight, gleaming wet, And love cries out in chlorophyll To welcome truth in petals yet!
— From These Our Matins (1930) by Michael Roberts.
The article is a bit Washington-centric, but The Communities Over Highways Campaign the article is about is not -- I just couldn't find a source with a broader perspective. You can find the campaign's site here: https://americawalks.org/the-communities-over-highways-campaignwhat-you-need-to-know/
Image is captioned: "The dinosaurs didn't "rule the Earth", they were just alive. Stop giving them credit for administrative skills they almost certainly did not have."
Image is an artist’s rendition of dinosaurs in a prehistoric scene
Image reads: "we're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas"