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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True Story

How to Save the World

Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man. And that money you saved you stole from him… Tell me the true story, of how you yelled at your Mom and Dad. T wo years ago I wrote (for the nth time) about stories. True 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

cartoon by David Sipress in The New Yorker. Stories about it are cautionary tales against excessive acquisitiveness and disconnection from community. cartoon by Will McPhail in The New Yorker. cartoon by Mick Stevens in The New Yorker.

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Self-Impression

How to Save the World

cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti. And everything the illusory self thinks is happening to it is just an experience, a story, an embodied, felt rationalization, and inherently as unreal as the self that invented it.

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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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