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The Evisceration of the Human

In a paper I’m writing for the first volume of the next Centre for Social Ontology project, I’m offering an analysis of what I call  335 more words


Surviving the Anthropocene Part 2: Of Omega Points and Oil

My previous post lamented the flawed presentation of climate change at the David Koch-funded Hall of Human Origins and suggested that a spiritual-scientific ideology, traceable in part to Teilhard de Chardin, infuses the Smithsonian’s Human Origins initiative and related events. 1,645 more words


Surviving the Anthropocene: Big Brains and Big Money at the Smithsonian

We welcome Lisa Sideris, of Indiana University, as a guest on the blog . . . click for her bio, or go to the “Who we are” tab. 1,716 more words


BOOK REVIEW: THE HUMAN by Stephanie Erickson

I forced myself to wait a bit on this one. I mainlined THE FATE and THE REAPER in one day. If I wanted to make my enjoyment of the series last, I needed to not read EVERYTHING in all one fell weekend-swoop. 903 more words


A postcard from the future

Conversations about the Anthropocene inevitably involve questions about the future of the Earth and its inhabitants.  On this very blog, we’ve contemplated what the Anthropocene means in relation to 1,194 more words