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Quote for the day - January 9

“Our critique of science, technology and the industrial system is a critique of progress. And in the same way it is a critique of the ideologies of science and progress, not least the workerist ideology, in both reformist and revolutionary guise, which is based on taking over, in the name of the proletariat, the bourgeois industrial system and its technology”. 25 more words

Capitalism

Mechanical Habitat

Long distances.
So very long distances.
Unnecessarily long distances.
Traversing the car park alone takes minutes.
Nobody lives close to the grocery store.
There’s no convenience stores anymore. 161 more words

Writer

Quote for the day - May 23

“The industrial worker at his fool-proof and grace-proof machine does his job in a man-made universe of punctual automata – a universe that lies entirely beyond the pale of Tao on any level, brutal, human or spiritual”.

Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philosophy

Civilization

Quote for the day - May 22

“The specialisation of labour arising from mass production is increasingly reducing the worker to the level of a dead piece of machinery, a cog or lever functioning with automatic precision” 6 more words

Civilization

070710 tunnel vision

070710

we all play our parts in the game
bent hardened links in the chain
some of us ride neutral class
sipping suicide on the train… 158 more words

Poetry

Unheard of microbial diversity found in remote Amazon tribe


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A multicenter team of U.S. and Venezuelan scientists, led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center, have discovered the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria yet in humans among an isolated tribe of Yanomami Indians in the remote Amazonian jungles of southern Venezuela…

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Culture

Google: Renewable Energy Won’t Stop Climate Crisis

It should go without saying that there’s no silver bullet solution to the climate crisis. Indeed, it’s simply too late in the game for anything resembling a “solution” at all. 902 more words