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Changing Tides

Changing Tides

An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene

As humanity marches on, causing mass extinctions and destabilizing the climate, the future of Earth will very much reflect the stories that Homo sapiens decides to jettison or accept today into our collective identity. At this pivotal moment in …

related subjects: Cultural Critique
Beyond Contempt

Beyond Contempt

How Liberals Can Communicate Across the Great Divide

American politics has become a nasty blood sport, and each side bears responsibility for its part in deepening and inflaming the divide. Liberals often come across as self-righteous, condescending, and contemptuous of conservatives, an attitude that …

related subjects: Cultural Critique
I'm Right and You're an Idiot - 2nd Edition

I'm Right and You're an Idiot - 2nd Edition

The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up

The most pressing problem we face today is not climate change. It is pollution in the public square, where a toxic smog of adversarial rhetoric, propaganda, and polarization stifles discussion and debate, creating resistance to change and thwarting …

related subjects: Cultural Critique
i-Minds - 2nd edition

i-Minds - 2nd edition

How and Why Constant Connectivity is Rewiring Our Brains and What to Do About it

The way we use i-technology is affecting our health and happiness. While programs, devices, information, and constant connectivity can offer us ease, liberation, and efficiency, they can also rewire our brains to feel restless, disconnected, unable …

related subjects: Cultural Critique
Shrinking the Technosphere

Shrinking the Technosphere

Getting a Grip on Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-sufficiency and Freedom

Over the past two centuries we have witnessed a wholesale replacement of most of the previous methods of conducting both business and daily life with new, technologically advanced, more efficient methods.

What exactly is progressive or efficient …

related subjects: Cultural Critique
The Heart of Sustainability

The Heart of Sustainability

Restoring Ecological Balance from the Inside Out

Amidst the doom and gloom that dominates the headlines, a different kind of story about an alternative future is unfolding. The players are activists, visionaries and cultural innovators, the backdrop is the tipping point of our global and …

related subjects: Cultural Critique
The Biology of Wonder

The Biology of Wonder

Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science

The disconnection between humans and nature is perhaps the most fundamental problem faced by our species today. The schism between us and the natural world is arguably the root cause of most of the environmental catastrophes unravelling around us. …

related subjects: Cultural Critique
After Progress

After Progress

Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age

Progress is not just a goal in the West—it's a religion. Most people believe in its inherent value as enthusiastically and uncritically as medieval peasants believed in heaven and hell. Our faith in progress drives the popular insistence that peak …

related subjects: Cultural Critique