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The secret of a nice cup of Coffee

Many who know me well can confirm that my day begins with the right turn if accompanied by a nice cup of coffee.

If this does not happen for some reason related to forgetfulness or lack of time for the ritual that sees me filling the vintage Moka in the kitchenette and sipping my favorite drink in peace and before carrying my dog in a hurry, something will definitely be wrong. 910 more words

Science Communication

The Importance Of Mercy

I’m doing some reading as I try to frame a book project that will attempt to change the way we see (and therefore treat) animals, and there is an interesting, religious-based argument, that is not about animal rights so much as a plea for the exercise of mercy (which would makes us better humans, and better honor whatever God one believes in). 169 more words

Environment

Saving the Planet Kung Fu Part 2: Systems Theory Basics

Originally published at http://ecoanthropologist.blogspot.com/ on December 12, 2016. 

In the first part of this series, Saving the Planet Kung Fu Part 1: Let’s Paradigm! I discussed the impact of our mechanical worldview, and the impact it has had on us and our planet, and our need for a new model of the world. 1,680 more words

Elisabet Sahtouris on "Transformation from caterpillar to butterfly"

Today I was reading about Elisabet Sahtouris, American/Greek biological philosopher, educator and writer. On her website there is a beautiful and thought-provoking piece about the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, which I reproduce below. 362 more words

Biology

Who Holds The Power Within Our Education System?

The answer to this question largely depends on the theoretical framework in which one views the education system.  I will present two different frameworks of viewing the education system, the managed/mechanistic system and the organismic/living system theories to further justify my claim. 870 more words

Education

How has the organization of classrooms begun to change?

When one imagines a traditional classroom, the image that often comes to mind involves rows of students facing towards the teacher at the front of the room either at her desk or the blackboard.   722 more words

Education System

Biological reproduction and Planck's constant

Associate the phenomenon of biological reproduction to the laws of Planck’s constant?

Reproduction in living beings born from random changes, so called mutations, that allowed you to create differences from one generation to another. 751 more words

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