Photo by Tyler Derosier

Photo by Tyler Derosier

The ecosystem is constantly reborn and rebuilt, by virtue of the fact that it is autophagous, biophagous, necrophagous, coprophagous and, in sum, euryphagous. Death is stronger than life in irreversibility, while life is stronger than death in recursivity. Nature’s seemingly antifragile properties stem from its eco-organization, which occurs via integration[…]

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Wisdom, it is often said, comes in many forms. As a system becomes incapable of dealing with its own inherent set of problems, it decays, it disintegrates or else–it is hoped–it is empowered into creating a meta-system able to deal with these said problems: in essence, a sort of metamorphosis[…]

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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go. Dr. Seuss For today’s post, I had actually planned[…]

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“[…] the care for external goods should only lie on the shoulders of  the ‘saint like a light cloak, which can be thrown aside at any moment.’  But  fate decreed that the cloak should become an iron cage.”  Max Weber. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, 1905 Accountability Calculation and prediction[…]

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This week’s post comes from a young man I’ve had the pleasure of meeting via the electronic ether. A young man with plenty of questions, for which I always feel compelled–as is the case in fact for any one person displaying such insatiable levels of curiosity–to offer whatever answers I[…]

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This week calls for a formula used once already in the past: the translation of a French text written by a contemporary of mine, on a topic that, again, I, and no doubt many others, have struggled with at some point. Véronique Grenier is our latest in a series of[…]

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Andrei G. Lapenis, assistant professor at the University at Albany writes that “because political, linguistic, and cultural barriers existed between Russia and the rest of the world through most of the twentieth century, many of their concepts—with the possible exception of ideas by Kropotkin—are not well known in Western science”.[…]

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This will be the last post in this series… A few weeks ago, I posted the above image on my Facebook Wall, with the following comment: “Surreal? Orwellian? Postindustrial? A vision of what we should expect in a not-so-distant future?” Resource economist Martin H. Krieger, in an article titled “What’s[…]

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As we continue with last week’s topic, I wish to point out the importance of recognizing that there will always be inherent confusion whenever this subject comes up, confusion arising first and foremost from a misunderstanding of the planet’s physical limits to support the indefinite turning of biomass into human[…]

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