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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

All that our selves think of as real is just invention, story, the brain’s feverish patterning. Cartoon by the awesome Michael Leunig. The story of climate change hangs on human behavior, not geophysics. A moving story.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

His latest, The Order of Time , gently but firmly acknowledges that time is just a mental construct, a way for the human brain to make sense of things, and it doesn’t actually exist; it’s “just a story we tell ourselves in order to make sense of our existence”.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Sometimes I feel as if I’m in possession of a great and important secret, but I live in a world where (almost) everyone else speaks a strange foreign language, so no one can understand me. cartoon by David Sipress in The New Yorker. cartoon by Will McPhail in The New Yorker.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Winning caption, submitted by Audrey Orr, to a recent New Yorker cartoon caption contest; cartoon by Joe Dator. Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: Similar stories abound on every continent.

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