Category: psychoterratic

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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Emergent Sumbioregional Identity

  Extract from Earth Emotions: From what I have outlined above, human identity for all; males, females and LBGI+, has become a place of dangerous contradictions, with globalization destroying the planet while locking people into psychic instability, toxic jobs, structural unemployment, under-employment, addictive consumption and deep inequality. Control and influence over our emotions in such

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The Importance of Language: “the expansion of my language means the expansion of my world”.

If “the limits of my language … mean the limits of my world”, as the early Wittgenstein once argued, then our current language has impoverished both humans and the nature it supposedly describes. I am a scientific realist, yet I acknowledge the power of language and narratives in creating the zeitgeist, through which humans interpret

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Beyond Chiroptophobia

The Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus … Greek polios, ‘grey’, cephalus, ‘head’) lives in a big colony near Tocal. I have been thinking about them lately as bats and viruses have been in the news. The history of human interaction with Flying foxes is a curious mixture ranging from chiroptophobia (fear of bats), to forms of

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‘Sumbios’

I preferentially use the ancient Greek ‘sumbios’ for a family of new concepts I am developing. The term ‘symbiosis’ is a New Latin and German construction of the scientific community in Germany around the late 1800s (although some identify its first use from around 1622). According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary, the modern term ‘symbiosis’

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