Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute..plus!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ7-suV9Kc8

Quite possibly the best thing I've ever heard 🙂

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The Powers and Perils of Intuition

"Intuition is bigger than we realize. It feeds our expertise, creativity, love and spirituality. It is a wonder. But it's also perilous. Today's cognitive science aims not to destroy intuition but to fortify it, to sharpen our thinking and deepen our wisdom. Scientists who expose intuition's flaws note that it works well in some areas, … Continue reading The Powers and Perils of Intuition

The story behind the book “Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio”

"One spring morning in the 1850s, Gennie found an intricate bird’s nest that neither her father nor Howard, her younger brother, could identify. An inquisitive mind, she set out to find a book that would solve the mystery, only to find that no one had ever written one to help people differentiate the nests and … Continue reading The story behind the book “Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio”

The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane:  book review by Alexandra Harris

"Leys, dykes, drongs, sarns, snickets  bostles, shuts, driftways, lichways, ridings " Macfarlane will have many of his readers dreaming in path-language this summer. Certain images keep glimmering in the dark when I close my eyes: fragments of white china clay scattered as a trail across the bogs of Dartmoor; marker stones on Bodmin guiding … Continue reading The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane:  book review by Alexandra Harris

Living in the Age of Extinction: The Lost Bird Project

"On the tree of life, the branches of the Passenger Pigeon and Carolina Parakeet have been cut. In the biosphere, there are now holes shaped like the Great Auk and Heath Hen. In all our technology, there's not a single recording of the call of the Labrador Duck. In a sense, it would have been … Continue reading Living in the Age of Extinction: The Lost Bird Project

The Beautiful Inscrutable: Khunrath’s Fabulous Alchemical Exploratorium, ca. 1600

Some beautiful images here, and lots of helpful links "While these Discontents continued, severall Letters past between Queene Elizabeth and Doctor Dee, whereby perhaps he might promise to returne; At length it so fell out, that he left Trebona and took his Iourney for England. The ninth of Aprill he came to Breame… Here that … Continue reading The Beautiful Inscrutable: Khunrath’s Fabulous Alchemical Exploratorium, ca. 1600

“From Kant to Schelling to Process Metaphysics: On the Way to Ecological Civilization” by Arran Gare

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I stumbled upon this great essay on Schelling and process metaphysics recently published in the journal Cosmos and History by Prof. Arran Gare. He really makes it clear how compatible Schelling’s Naturphilosophie is with Whitehead’s cosmological scheme.

“From Kant to Schelling to Process Metaphysics: On the Way to Ecological Civilization”

Here is a sample:

Schelling’s work is now more relevant than ever before. The situation we are in was very succinctly summed up by Richard Tarnas: “In the absence of any viable, embracing cultural vision, old assumptions remain blunderingly in force, providing an increasingly unworkable and dangerous blueprint for human thought and activity.” By overcoming the limitation of Kant’s philosophy, Schelling has provided the basis for definitively transcending scientific materialism, in doing so, overcoming the opposition between science and the humanities and enabling people to understand themselves as culturally formed, socially situated, creative participants within nature. Most importantly, Schelling confronted and charted…

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