CATEGORY: CosmologyScience and Technology | SOURCE: Scientific American |
Slightly interesting article about thermodynamics and self-organising systems.
I noticed that nowhere in this article do they say: "The Second Law of Thermodynamics is a bitch!". Which it is.
These scientist types, I mean, really.
CATEGORY: Eco DesignEducation | SOURCE: WIRED |
Very nice indeed. Has a grass roof and flooded rainforest aquarium.
CATEGORY: Science and Technology | SOURCE: CERN |
Must watch video on how the remarkable LHC works.
CATEGORY: Stages of Consciousness | SOURCE: World Values Survey |
Provides an interesting map, the Inglehart-Welzel Cultural Map of the World, which divides global culture up into to scales of development.
This approach doesn't seem to to be infused with a understanding of Spiral Dynamics or the like, so seems a little simplistic to me, but interesting none the less. Of interest is the general classifications of African and Eastern European and South East Asian cultures. Probably one of the most important distinctions that we can make about global cultures through systems like Spiral Dynamics and the World Values Survey is that there is huge variation in consciousness and sophistication of cultural development in different regions of the globe.
I think these massive differences in value systems are the greatest challenge we face in the development of a global culture in the 21st century.
CATEGORY: Cosmology | SOURCE: Salon |
Fascinating and mind bending interview from last year with Paul Davies about the big bang, the anthropic principle and the nature of the cosmos.
CATEGORY: Life Extension | SOURCE: COSMOS |
Feature article on Cosmos magazine website about immortality.
CATEGORY: Kosmic ConsciousnessNew Thought | SOURCE: Templeton Foundation |
Well, if it doesn't I think it's high time it did.
One part of the Templeton Foundation's "Big Question" series. See other questions at http://www.templeton.org/
CATEGORY: Climate changeEco DesignSustainable Culture | SOURCE: BBC |
Great online resource from the BBC on how to reduce carbon emissions, and includes some great background guides to the entire realm of issues that we need to consider when attempting to reduce our personal environmental impact. Well worth a browse for the environmentally unconcious, and the eco-elite!
CATEGORY: Stages of Consciousness | SOURCE: Spiral Dynamics Integral |
Don Beck's website on Spiral Dynamics, containing regular articles by about SD in current events.
CATEGORY: AI and RoboticsThe Singularity | SOURCE: Wired |
WIRED magazine published this interesting look at recent discoveries in brain science, signaling how little we understand about the human brain, and how mysterious it is.
CATEGORY: Integral Philosophy | SOURCE: Salon |
Fascinating interview covering a great cross section of profound stuff from the mind of Ken Wilber.
CATEGORY: The Beautiful Cosmos | SOURCE: NASA |
CATEGORY: Evolutionary Spirituality |
One of the few truly "integral" artists I know of, Alex Grey's work has stunning lucidity and insight that instantly compels the viewer into profound contemplation and even revelation as to who we are and what we may be doing here.