Mind blowing talk by Al Gore on our 10 year Project to get off Fossil Fuels and get 100% sustainable on electric use!
This is amazing! Lovins was on the Charlie Rose Show saying this too. This is in complete contradiction to supposed “Greens” like Stewart Brand, James Lovelock (Mr Gaia , himself!), and others, saying we have to go Nuclear Power Plants to save ourselves!? WTF?! And a 4th media hit! Neil Young on Letterman mentions Lovins!
from Democracy Now
Amory Lovins: Expanding Nuclear Power Makes Climate Change Worse
There’s one issue that President Bush and presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama all agree on: expanding the use of nuclear power. We speak with Amory Lovins, the co-founder, chairman and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute in Colorado, who has been described as “one of the Western world’s most influential energy thinkers.” [includes rush transcript]
Check out some of these topics and links to more clues. Immortality, Neurologic, Space Migration emerged in the early 1970’s and morphed into Life Extension ( life_X) , intelligence increase, and local Space Stations. We still need back-up mini biospheres of the biosphere! Gaia! Gaea! Later these morphed into
SMI2LE. Early Bible stories of communicating with God, traveling UP to Heaven, living for 500 years! So this is the latest update!
|9:00 AM||Session 3A: accumulation of damaged molecules
Freeman Dyson says
When we put together the evidence from the wiggles and the distribution of vegetation over the earth, it turns out that about 8 percent of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is absorbed by vegetation and returned to the atmosphere every year. This means that the average lifetime of a molecule of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, before it is captured by vegetation and afterward released, is about twelve years. This fact, that the exchange of carbon between atmosphere and vegetation is rapid, is of fundamental importance to the long-range future of global warming, as will become clear in what follows. Neither of the books under review mentions it.
from Skeptics Society
In this controversial lecture based on his new book, the world-renowned complexity theorist Dr. Stuart Kauffman argues that people who do not believe in God have largely lost their sense of the sacred and the deep human legitimacy of our inherited spirituality,
from BioComplexity site
An essay outlining Kauffman’s Reinventing the Sacred thesis is contained in a new series of 13 essays by distinguished thinkers on the topic “Does science make belief in God obsolete?” currently published on the John Templeton Foundation website at: http://templeton.org/belief/. The preface and first chapter of the book are currently published as an essay titled “Breaking the Galilean Spell” on Edge.org at:http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/kauffman08/kauffman08_index.html
An essay by Kauffman titled “Reinventing the Sacred” is also scheduled to be published in the May 10 issue of New Scientist magazine.
“My new book, Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights, is just out (May 10). The idea for Arts, Inc. hit me when I was chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, during Bill Clinton’s administration. I became convinced that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, copyright extension, and Clear-Channel-style media consolidation were undermining our basic rights to an arts system that really serves the public.”
Bill Ivey was the seventh chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton and served from 1998 to 2001.
Amazing! Walter Ong surfaces! One of McLuhan’s major Mentors!
2008 Call for Awards Nominations
Communication, Technology and the Sacred
Santa Clara, California
June 19-22, 2008
- Paul Soukup, S.J. (Psoukup at scu.edu) Santa Clara University
- Anne Pym, Ph.D. (anne.pym at csueastbay.edu) Cal state University East Bay
If, as Walter Ong suggests, technologies of communication and information affect noetic economies (structures of thought); and if noetic economies have to do with what it means to be human; it seems important to consider how the spoken and the mediated word and image contribute to the human soul – or to the sacred. How have technologies and the larger media world altered our experiences of the sacred?
Secret Black-ops Iron-ons, and the Wrath of KHAN! this weekend at Machine
[Update 11/1/15 Trevor Paglen at Artsy.]
On Friday, May 23rd at 8pm, geographer and artist Trevor Paglen will be giving a talk on the network of hidden budgets, state secrets, covert military bases, and disappeared people that military and intelligence insiders call the “black world.” Suprisingly, these “black sites” and non-existent military installations have also given rise to an incredible catalog of black-ops iron-on membership patches that have to be seen to be believed. Trevor recently compiled these patches into a book called I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me, which can be seen (and may be for sale?) at the event.http://www.machineproject.com/ 1200 D North Alvarado StreetLos Angeles, CA 90026213-483-8761
WIT! william irwin thompson’s journal!
On Religion and the State 4/26/2008
For as long as it takes a Tyrannosaurus Rex to devolve into a chicken, just so long will we have to wait for religion to scale down into a harmless nourishment for the soul. Then again, considering cock fights in Latin America, maybe the chicken isn’t so chicken after all. It is just smaller than we are. So how long do we have to wait before religion becomes spiritually smaller than we are? Judging by the recent exposures of the geriatric fundamentalist Mormon sect in Texas and the Pope’s recent damage control on priests’ child molestation, we have a long wait ahead of us. continued here
May 13, 2008An interview with Nicholson Baker author ofHuman Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization.Baker delivers a deeply moving indictment of the treasured myths that have romanticized much of the 1930s and ’40s. Incorporating meticulous research and well-documented sources – including newspaper and magazine articles, radio speeches, memoirs, and diaries – the book juxtaposes hundreds ofinterrelated moments of decision, brutality, suffering, and mercy.
from ODEO site on JLLComparative mythologist, author and teacher John Lash is one of the foremost exponents of the power of myth to direct and shape an individual’s life, as well as history itself.“Sometimes a book changes the world. Not In His Image is such a book. It is clear, stimulating, well-researched, and sure to outrage the experts. Take it from a scientist: the “˜experts’ are often wrong. In fact, a hallmark of breakthroughs is that they are usually well-researched and outrage “˜experts.’ http://odeo.com/show/2574413/view
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
R. Buckminster Fuller
Time urges! Around the world we see signs of severe stress on our interlocked global economic, environmental and social systems and the time for a well-planned transition to a sustainable system is presenting itself. We need to gather perspectives and visions for the new millennium, providing on one hand for the sharing of information, knowledge, technologies and on the other hand, offering effective possibilities of continuity for the proposals that seek a viable future for the human species. There are solutions!
This is Reboot Now
Boom Dates Revealed
The Boom dates are revealed. Once again the festival is in sync with the August full moon.
The beautiful shores of the Idanha-a-Nova lake will be the venue of Boom Festival for the fourth time. From August 11 to 18 the Boom 7th edition will take place with a avant-garde programme of arts, culture, sustainability, free expression and knowledge. The gates will open on the 11th of August and will close on the 18th.
Tickets are limited, we advise you to purchase the ticket as soon as possible as prices increase as time goes by. Tickets are available throughout the Boom Ambassadors network or through
an exclusive e-tickets service available in this website.
by John Walsh
“Bicycle Day”, 19 April, was later commemorated by acid enthusiasts because it was the first conscious “trip” and it had had – just about – a happy ending. But the doors to perception are, for some truth-seekers, booby-trapped and dangerous. When LSD was co-opted by medical staff for recreational use, two decades after Hoffman’s bike ride, users learnt the hard way how impossible it was to control the wild ride once it had started.
At Oxford in the early 1970s, we were frankly intimidated by the drug’s reputation. We all wanted to try it, but were too chicken. The word in the quad was: if you had any secret hang-ups, mental instabilities, phobias, sexual inadequacies or social insecurities (the kind that surface in dreams,) you were wise of steer clear of acid. We knew when one of us was going to try it. “Tonight,” I’d hear during dinner in hall, “Roger’s tripping for the first time. But he’ll have Will and Ollie with him, so he’ll be OK.”
I’ve always remembered Roger’s first trip (so, I’ll bet, has he). We all knew he’d be fine because he was so perfect: cool, handsome, easy-going, a hit with the girls, a dead ringer, with his corkscrewy curls, for Marc Bolan of T. Rex. And he was rich; he owned a Morgan, which he casually parked in the back quad. We knew Roger would survive the experience and bang on about it, like he banged on about his Bang and Olufsen state-of-the-art hi-fi.