Category: psychoterratic

Pessimism Vs Optimism

From ‘Earth Emotions: “Although a transdisciplinary philosopher by inclination, I have attempted to give “Generation Symbiocene” a relentless, optimistic and practical view of their future. Such extreme optimism is needed to counter the ruthless pessimism that is emerging from the critics of the Anthropocene and the collective wisdom of scientists who keep warning us about

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Bottom-Up Aphorisms

Individual organisms are actually holobionts or multiple species co-existing in the same time/space. The human body is the host home of trillions of bacteria, viruses, phages and fungi all sharing the one life. Our microbiomes contain ‘old friends’ who fight our enemies. The idea of species is specious. Every breath we take-in is an open

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As the GNP goes down, GSP (gross sumbioregional product) goes up.

We now live in a technological world driven by intelligence that is neither characteristically male nor female. There are now thousands of jobs in industry where intelligence and dexterity are the required attributes, not brute strength. In the growth sector of service jobs, intelligence and emotional clarity are the essential skills. Equal male and female

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Neohenges

Celebrating the Solstice in the Symbiocene Ancient cultures the world-over celebrated the summer and winter solstices. December the 21st 2020, because of Covid-19, there will be a virtual gathering around Stonehenge in the UK to celebrate the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, for the Northern Hemisphere. Pagans feasted and marked the solstice

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Social Ecology and Organic Environmental Design

(Original publication in Rethinking the Built Environment: Proceedings of the Catalyst ’95 Conference, 13-16 July, 1995, ed. By Dr. Janis Birkeland, Centre for Environmental Philosophy, Planning and Design, University of Canberra, PO Box 1, Belconnen. Glenn A. Albrecht, The Department of Geography, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW 2308. Introduction One of the major intellectual

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Ecosystem Health and Insurance (2002)

Taking LIFE Insurance Seriously:A revolutionary role for the global insuranceindustry in achieving sustainability Albrecht G, Rapport DJ. 2002. Taking LIFE insurance seriously: a revolutionary role for the global insurance industry in achieving sustainability. In Healthy Ecosystems Healthy People [conference], Washington, DC. International Society for Ecosystem Health in association with the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science

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Beware the Oikos

Beware the Oikos “Prior to the development of the formal concept of rights in the seventeenth century, ancient Greek society provided a model of how rules of entitlement and ownership were regulated within the context of the household and the family. In Ancient Greece, property ownership was subject to a set of rules that clearly

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Koalas killed by Concrete.

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” John Muir (1911). The plight of Koalas in eastern Australia is highlighted by what at first glance appears to be a minor issue of a quarry expansion in a place called Brandy Hill at Seaham in

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