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Intimations of a New Worldview

April 13th, 2010

Today I thought I’d share an interview I did a few months ago with my friends Matt Segall and Jon Doherty over at the HolonsNetwork. Matt and Jon have been conducting philosophical talks with luminaries from around the world using video chat made possible by the “internet.”

They asked me to be the first in-person interviewee in their series. We talked about the foundations of my worldview and how that worldview underscores the work I’ve been doing. (Worldview in a nutshell:

1. Cosmological Evolution;

2. Currently unknown telos of Cosmological Evolution;

Therefore: Create sustainable culture to allow our evolutionary elders (future generations) to answer questions we can’t (like what is the ultimate goal (telos) of the Universe?))

I hope you guys enjoy (both the talk and the extra leg being revealed by our shorts)!


Parts 2 and 3… » Read more: Intimations of a New Worldview

Our Opportunity

April 13th, 2010

We all know that we’re living at an unprecedented historical moment. The metaphysical powers that be have conspired to bring each of us into a world that demands that we completely transform our way of being from the materialist consumerism on which we have been reared to a way of being that allows a lot of human beings to exist without the complete destruction of the biosphere and other related phenomena. This isn’t exactly a small task, and some might think they’ve gotten the short-end of some proverbial stick.

For my part, I have often lamented the fact that I can’t in good conscience go about my day solely focused on the traditional challenges of adult life: finding a job that allows me to live comfortably, finding a lover and starting a family, enjoying carefree afternoons with friends, and keeping my cell phone charged. Indeed I do spend some time doing these things, but there is a constant gnaw in the back of my head that reminds me that I am not prepared, that I am not doing enough, that there isn’t much time to putz around. I know you feel it too. » Read more: Our Opportunity