by Matthew Segall
Though he speaks often of mortal bodies in general (by which he means the male body), seldom does Plato mention sex...
Editor's Note: For a better understanding of this article read Part 1.
by Brian Swimme
Our new challenge is to reinvent our civilization. The major institutions of the modern period, including that of agriculture and religion and education and economics, need to be re-imagined within an intelligent, self-organizing, living Universe, so that instead of degrading the Earth's life systems, humanity might learn to join the enveloping community of living beings in a mutually enhancing manner...
by Carter Phipps
WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT: It seems like every day we learn something new about the universe, with incredible pictures of distant stars, strange nebulae, or colliding galaxies that dazzle astronomers. If we take a bird's-eye view on the subject of cosmology, what is being revealed about the universe we live in...
by Dr. James Schombert
Edited by Gary Moring
Central to the cosmology of ancient Greece is the belief that the underlying order of the Universe can be known by rational thought alone and can be expressed through mathematical forms. This presupposition lies at the heart of science and is rarely questioned...
by Gary Moring
Science estimates the age of our universe to be between 12 and 15 billion years old. That's quite a long time considering we have only been around for a fraction of that entire period. But from the very beginning, when our ancient ancestors looked up into the night sky, they wondered, "How did it all start?" Is there some purpose for us being here?...
by Mary Catherine Bateson
The Gaia hypothesis is not a simple assertion that could easily be proved or disproved. Instead it is a complex statement with multiple levels of meaning, like a work of art. At the simplest level, it asserts that this planet is characterized by the capacity for self-correction that characterizes living organisms, the maintenance of continuity by corrective variation. The composition of the atmosphere and the temperatures of the planet over time, for instances, are not accounted for by the laws of chemistry and physics alone, but apparently by processes of self-regulation within those laws. The Gaia hypothesis deepens the sense of the planet as developing, as having a history. Wiggling...
by Drew Dillenger
pouring itself out for us
to a hamlet of planets
asteroids and comets
unfolds in this orbit
between wandering stars
and the invincible Sun
Editor's Note: This is a gorgeous poem... click "read more" to be opened to beauty.
Brian Swimme is one of the leading cosmologists today offering an integrative approach to cosmology which unites science and the humanities. This video offers a brief introduction to Brian's thoughts regarding humanity's evolving place in the cosmos...
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