Michael Kearns: Anthony McWatt on Pirsig’s Metaphysics of Quality

Michael S. Kearns

Michael S. Kearns

A most helpful integrative starting point for thinking about ethics, leadership, and the unity of knowledge and wisdom. Asks and answers twelve questions.

Pirsig’s Metaphysics of Quality

by Anthony McWatt
Philosophy post-grad Seminar, University of Liverpool, February 12th 1998.

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Mar 2

SchwartzReport: Naomi Klein on Predatory Capitalism, Holistic Earth & Human Centric Economics

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

I am beginning to detect a growing trend towards changing the capitalist economic model from one in which profit is the only priority to one in which wellness is the priority, and profit must be made within that paradigm.

SPIEGEL Interview with Naomi Klein: ‘The Economic System We Have Created Global Warming’

Phi Beta Iota: Naomi Klein suffers from the same fragmentation of understanding that all activists suffer, but the emerging convergence of her concerns along with those of Richard Wolff, combined with the emerging possibilities  for electoral reform and a holistic open source activist tool-kit, suggest that between now and 2020 predatory capitalism will be capped and authentic democracy will rise again.

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Mar 1

Berto Jongman: 500 Year Old Map Shatters “Official” History

Categories: Earth Intelligence
Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

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The fact that this ancient map could have been made with some sort of arial technology is quite a thought, isn’t it? Even if this isn’t an option, who had the technology to undertake such an accurate geographical survey in Antarctica a couple million years ago? How would they have known to detail the map as if it were taken from above, with knowledge about the earth’s shape?

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Feb 25

SchwartzReport: Quantum Reality

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Yet another breakthrough is taking form in physics; this is an amazing time. Here is one of the best general audience essays on the quantum world I have read. And I also find it notable that a respected major university academic, would feel comfortable writing, “I suggest that we regard the paradoxes of quantum physics as a metaphor for the unknown infinite possibilities of our own existence.

NYT Sunday Review: The Reality of Quantum Weirdness

Paper (PDF 7 Pages): Measurements on the reality of the wavefunction

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Feb 24