Links of the Quarter: December 2018

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The story of climate change hangs on human behavior, not geophysics. The planet’s atmosphere will change but human nature won’t. Climate science denier instead of climate skeptic. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

Bacon thus anticipated the science of semantics. Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 15 minute podcasts over five days on the topic of Truth.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

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Another research study concludes it’s too late to prevent runaway climate change , and explores the consequences. Climate Change Performance Index: An international organization maps policies and progress on addressing climate change , by country.

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Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

In a draft document he has shared with us (I have typed draft in bold, so that we can acknowledge that it might change), Stephen distinguishes between what he calls ‘natural’ communities as opposed to ‘organised’ communities of the type discussed by Wenger and his colleagues.

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There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

Iain told us that this follow up book to The Master and his Emissary will focus on how everything is changing, flowing, connected and never fixed. As we can see from his website, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

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photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall.

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On Interpretation and Artistry

Michael Sampson - Currents

Going shopping for inspiration to see how other people and teams are changing and embracing change. They are good for the science and repeatable process side, but the art side? There is a lot of thinking and repeatable process in re-imagining effective work.

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My Best Stuff

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A humbler, more equanimous approach to science and other human endeavours might serve us, and our world, well. We can’t hope to change a culture whose systems we’re utterly, helplessly dependent on. Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care (Jul 2018). T he inimitable Rev.

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

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However, a person must change his plane of focus to realize this. Science is built on the former, and spirituality on the latter. When that happens, nothing actually changes — it was all imagined. You don’t have to change anything. There are no minds to change.

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The Agnostic Game

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There is no helping that, but, perhaps for some with a passion both for science and philosophy, another metaphor might be useful, or at least interesting.

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Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

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Mostly plants.”), is about (May 15th) to release his latest book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us. Painting by Cristobal Ortega Maila CC0 from M ichael Pollan, famous for his books on cooking, food and nutrition (“Eat food.

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Struggling to pick up the trash in the face of weaponized evaluation

Chris Corrigan

Why should they promote changes to redress an imbalance that favors so many of them, especially the most powerful? While corporations are able to simply externalize effects of their operations that are relevant to their KPIs and balance sheets, governments are increasingly held to account by citizens for failing to make significant change with ever reduced resources and regulatory influence.

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The Wheel of Blame

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I don’t know who invented the “wheel of blame” I first saw it on the refrigerator of Tree’s community house kitchen.

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How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

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It could of course be argued that even if that is correct, it’s useless knowledge, a model without value — science as currently constituted can’t do anything with the realization that there is no time, no space, and no one. image: from Martijn Meijerink on, cc0.

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Separation Anxiety

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Science, and the brain, hate anything too complex to be known and understood and acted upon — it prevents them from doing their work, and casts profound doubt on their hard-won models of what is.

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On the Shoulders of Giants

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They’re science fiction writers. This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter. The first two were The Project , and Calling the Cage Freedom. . Image: Stepping Stones , by Paul Stevenson, CC BY 2.0.

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The pithiest description of strategy in complexity you’ll ever need

Chris Corrigan

Mark O Sullivan is a soccer coach in Sweden who does remarkable work using complexity theory, learning theory and cognitive science to develop youth footballers at AIK. Complex systems achieve objectives through aprocess of exploratio, on-going adaptation, solving problems through trial- and-error, and flexibly adapting to changing circumstances

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Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Even if you do not give your change to a beggar, you find yourself having to justify your choice.’ ( DK Philosophy book). 2018). Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 43(2), 146–155.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

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Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: T he events of the last three months have made it increasingly clear that we’re well into the first wave of global industrial civilization’s collapse.

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