I grieve the common sense that would ensure the continuance of life on earth – I grieve that which is already lost, and that which will be lost due. These great “Last Stands” are all that stand in the way of a human induced global catastrophe.
Lets take ‘life’ as a general principle rather than an attribute. Life is dependant on a complex interconnected web of interactions between a diverse range of individual beings in all forms from the microscopic to the galactic and universal.
Killing myriad lifeforms indiscriminately has already halved the biodiversity on this planet, and is set to render this planet uninhabitable by higher conscious biological lifeforms within our lifetimes (can get the research data for those who require proof).
Meanwhile, the contributing factors to this mass desecration of ‘life’ are known, enforcement of the paradigm where this destruction is rampant continues to escalate, and the viable alternatives to self annihilation by the human species is available but opposed by the current system of global exchange and resource distribution.
It is in this context that I ask my question:
Which right has greater social license – the right to protect and preserve life – or the right to kill?
Please do analyse the question, I think essays would be appropriate, the qualified views of academics and lay persons alike would be a valuable asset to those who would do something else instead.
on September 17th this year I will present a paper to the Tropics of the Imagination conference at the Cairns Institute of James Cook University, Australia.
Here is a sneak preview of the introduction.
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Resonance Academy Delegate Level 1 Program is both a mind-shifting and knowledge expanding experience, which fully supports the emergence of a new chapter in the story of our planet. Taking this course of study has given me much needed confidence to believe in a positive future for humanity.
The program offers a comprehensive introductory series of course modules offering insight into ancient and modern history as it relates to our understanding of the nature of the universe in which we live. Included are in-depth explorations into the evolution and development of human technology and scientific knowledge. All this in a scientifically grounded integrative framework of understanding that allows a new view of our unfolding potential as a species to emerge.
Participating in the pilot model of this program allowed the opportunity to contribute feedback and potential resources with a view to improving the overall course offerings for future delegates, and represents a working example of collaborative research and development that truly enlivened my educational experience.
The programs course structure allows for absorption of the concise yet profound body of information provided, as well as time for further research into the concepts shared in the body of the courses. Regular generative interaction with faculty and fellow students throughout the duration of the program helps to increase the coherence of the cohort and encourage ongoing dialogues to develop and extend as we become catalysts for change in all areas of both our professional and private lives.
I highly recommend engaging this opportunity to consciously and intentionally ‘level up’ our understanding of what is possible, as an individual human being, and for the potential of all living beings everywhere.
A big thank you to all the production team and faculty, and especially to Nassim for his tireless years of work which have culminated in the opening of this Academy – Bravo!
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“All the mass-energy that makes up our reality is the result of a gradient density of information between different scales, generating and animating the structures of our universe. This approach identifies the information network structure that generates gravity and the mass of all atomic nuclei — the source of the mass-energy that makes up matter.”
Future reference – related research:
Seriously inspired by this:
Thank you NASA
What would be the minimum prerequisites for an effective, long term, life affirming, planetary inhabitants guidance system?
Some obvious things come to mind:
Mature, psychologically sound, functionally communicative adult human beings capable of, and willing to, take into consideration all necessary fields of inquiry pertinent to the well being, and ongoing interdependence of life support systems on this Earth. Until such time as sufficient numbers of such capable beings are safely established in positions of authority with the power to direct the combined resources of planetary systems toward alternatives, the focus of all responsible, mature human beings needs to be on getting such a social, humanistic state of affairs established.
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Technics and Time – 1 ‘The Fault of Epimetheus’ – Bernard Stiegler
The technicisation of science constitutes its eidetic blinding. Considered in terms of the Leibnizian project of a mathēsis universalis, the ensuing displacement of meaning leads to an elaboration of method that is metaphysical.
With the advent of calculation, which will come to determine the essence of modernity, the memory of originary eidetic intuitions, upon which all apodictic [beyond dispute] processes and meaning are founded, is lost. Technicisation through calculation drives Western knowledge down a path that leads to a forgetting of its origin, which is also a forgetting of its truth. This is the “crisis of the European sciences.”
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