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Interesting phenomena occur when two or more rhythmic patterns...

Interesting phenomena occur when two or more rhythmic patterns are combined, and these phenomena illustrate very aptly the enrichment of information that occurs when one description is combined with another. 7 more words

Gregory Bateson

Scientific Imperialism

“A fundamental law of Netwonian physics applies also to military maneuver: one can achieve overwhelming force by substituting velocity for mass”. (Maj. Gen. Robert H. Scales, 2003)

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"Composing A Life "

In 1989, Mary Catherine Bateson (daughter of anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson) wrote a book titled Composing a Life.  Among other things, Bateson proposes that life is not a straightforward path, but more like an “improvisatory art.” As explanation, she notes that “improvisation doesn’t mean you don’t practice. 314 more words

Living As Apprentices

Playful Pictures #4 and #5

Today’s images are two of Sir John Tenniel’s illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.

Interestingly, illustrating Through the Looking Glass… 336 more words

Shall We Play A Game?

Meta-Blog: About This Blog--Introducing Gregory Bateson & the Idea of Metalogue


This category of the blog has to do with discussions of the process itself, or what is called a metalogical approach. But what is a metalogue? 923 more words

Personal History

An ecology of pain

Short arcs of a circuit

“Life depends upon interlocking circuits of contingency, while consciousness can see only such short arcs of such circuits as human purpose may direct. 559 more words

Science And The World

Mindfulness and Reverence in Peace Building: a Khmer Buddist alternative to Bateson's purposive-consciousness

by Daksha Madhu Rajagopalan
Masters student | University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland

Download PDF: CH2(1).49-68.Rajagopalan

Abstract:This is an exploration of Buddhist mindfulness as a means of conflict resolution and peace building. 9,349 more words

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