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We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesisers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it and make important choices wisely.

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A National Park Provides The Basis For A Unifying Theory Of Nature And Conservation

The last time we mentioned him, it was upon discovering a new (to us) resource and today we realize we had not yet taken the opportunity to highlight this book which he published earlier this year. 426 more words

Biodiversity

We Are All Environmentalists

So, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, “We are all environmentalists.” I know it’s become uncool to identify as an “environmentalist,” but isn’t it true? 1,319 more words

Earth

Chad Meister: can atheists rationally ground morality?

Philosopher Chad Meister takes a look at the attempts of some prominent atheists to make rational sense of morality within their worldviews.

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Atheism

Silver Bullet Solutions: Half-Earth

Desperate times call for bold solutions. E.O. Wilson is up to the task, proposing that half of earth be reserved for human use and the other half preserved for the planet’s 8 million other species. 661 more words

Climate Change

Fooling Mother Nature. Can we rewrite the code?

We somehow feel that we are distinct from Nature, lifted from the Garden in a Fall of our own making. We are depicted in literature and art and myth as being at odds with the natural world, trying to tame those forces which seem determined to destroy us as a species. 854 more words

Reflection