Category: Commentary

Posts discussing social and political issues of interest

The Philosophical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis—Lynn White

Michael Paul Nelson of Oregon State University, together with Thomas J. Sauer of the US Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, reminds us of the prescient words of Lynn White, a historian of medieval science and technology, when he delivered a lecture on the 'Historic Roots of Our Ecological Crisis' in March 1966 at the [...]
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Deep Time Dreaming—The Meaning of Aboriginal Art

We are learning to see Australia through Aboriginal eyes, beginning to recognise the wisdom contained in their epic story… We cannot imagine that the descendants of people whose genius and resilience maintained a culture here through 50,000 years or more, through cataclysmic changes to the climate and environment, and who then survived two centuries of [...]
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Liology

    The Wild Mountain Collective shares similar aims to the Liology Institute, which flows from the work of Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning.  Below is their explanation of the meaning of Liology and now it can inform our world view.  My favourite quote from [...]
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