Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sing-along–Days Of The Week

Tuesday John Seed wrote, ‘The Earth suffers under the thrall of the religion of the market place, the dominant spiritual mode of these dark times. Both nature and the faith traditions falter under the onslaught of the most pious religion … Continue reading

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Anthropomorphism Is The Most Dangerous Thing–Stuff Of The Week

anthropomorphism is the most dangerous thing Daniel Quinn wrote that anthropomorphism is ‘the most dangerous thing in existence—more dangerous than all our nuclear armaments, more dangerous than biological warfare, more dangerous than all the pollutants we pump into the air, … Continue reading

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If To Be–Stuff Of The Week

if to be To be or not to be? If to be, to be happy or to be miserable? Do we have a choice, really? Does it matter, really? Can we know, really? Does the destination matter or is it … Continue reading

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John Seed’s Hope

John Seed’s efforts to save the fragile rainforests and their ecosystems, while he learned of life’s resiliency, taught him hope: ‘I had honestly felt sometimes that life, itself, was threatened by the extinction spasm that we’ve launched…. Of course, human … Continue reading

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Wonderfilled–Days Of The Week

Tuesday Chefurka has a new, thought-provoking post, which begins ‘Humanity appears to be in the grip of a global system – one that we originally created, but which is now shaping our lives independently of our wishes.’ No wildlife allowed. … Continue reading

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Deep Time

A new understanding of time, what some now call ‘deep time‘, threatened religious ideas of the age of the earth and eventually lead to evolution and Darwin (pictured–‘if I really have as bad an expression, as my photograph gives me, … Continue reading

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Twilight Of The Gods 1

Today [2013-07-21] I listened to Part One of Twilight Of The Gods, about how Edison’s invention of a recording device change everything. Though he tried, Edison failed to see his invention’s commercial appeal–he considered popular music lame and jazz a … Continue reading

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Dark Energy And Dark Matter

Dark energy is not the same as dark matter. They are called ‘dark’ because we cannot detect them directly using electromagnetism (which includes light), presently our only means, and much about them is unknown and remains speculative. Dark energy (sometimes … Continue reading

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Why Is It Called The ‘Large Hadron Collider’?

Why is it called the ‘Large Hadron Collider‘? Is it colliding large hadrons, or is it a large collider? Well, since it is the largest and most expensive particle accelerator ever built and scientists are probably interested in hadrons big … Continue reading

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Miracles

‘We’re living inside a miracle.’–cosmologist Dr Brian Swimme. ‘I find it miraculous that human beings are able to understand the basic structure of the universe.’–cosmologist Dr Neil Turok. Turok said in an interview with Bob McDonald that our ability to understand … Continue reading

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