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Male, Female and Monstrosity in Aristotle

Aristotle, Generation of Animals Book 2, 737a

“That substance, even though it possesses all segments of the body in potential, actually exhibits none of them. For it contains those kinds of elements in potential by which the female is distinguished from the male. 486 more words

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Honorable Harvest

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Jan 04 2018)

In this season of harvest, our baskets are full, rounded with fragrant apples and heaped with winter squash. So too are the steel shopping carts that clatter across the parking lot, plastic bags whipping in the wind. 672 more words

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Our Nisse and his porridge, 24th December 2017

I celebrate a Norwegian custom, honoring the Nisse of the house and land on Christmas eve. (Swedish tomte.) While we don’t have a farm, Claire and I are avid environmentalists, my being such since 1971. 90 more words

Environment

Xingping, China

Seems pretty legit. from the front page of Reddit on 12/18/17

Literally

We are told that there are certain individuals who subscribe to a notion known as “biblical literalism”. These people, allegedly, take the Bible as being quite literally true and accurate in all respects. 432 more words

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The Divine Mother

–by Sri Aurobindo (Nov 10th, 2017)

…She is the Force, the inevitable Word,
The magnet of our difficult ascent,
The Sun from which we kindle all our suns, 524 more words

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The Basic Delusion

–by Eckhart Tolle (Oct 26th, 2017)

The human mind, in its desire to know, understand, and control, mistakes its opinions and viewpoints for the truth. It says: this is how it is. 342 more words

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