We're taking a two-week break from regular posting on 13.7. We will return to our regular schedule starting on Monday, January 7. In the meantime, be sure to check out the answer to Alva's riddle from the other day and — if you're new to the blog — our archive of posts from the past three years.
Science and Peace
In images of a universe much larger than the scale of human malice there is a freedom we can always return to for at least a few breaths.
War might have made evolutionary sense for emerging groups with a predisposition to social hierarchy and tool building, but what happens when these societies become global — and so do their tools of war?
As we head into the holiday season this might be a good moment to reflect on the roots of our collective consumer delusion.
No amount of explanation, be it a "Theory of Everything" or a religious theology, will reduce the power of experience.
Artists and scientists are the official "noticers" of society, those who notice things other people have either never learned to see, or learned to ignore, and communicate those noticings to others.