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COVID-19’s Black Swan Timeline

Black swan events are characterized by their extreme rarity, their severe impact, and the widespread insistence that they were obvious in hindsight.” By Steve Brown Source: The Duran According to Investopedia a Black Swan event “is an unpredictable event that … Continue reading

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Coronavirus reminds us we are organisms in an environment

By Kurt Cobb Source: Resilience A close friend of mine, a professor of English literature, has been researching American philosopher John Dewey, whose book Quest for Certainty captivated me so much many years ago that I read it again right … Continue reading

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Epistemological divide: How we live in two different worlds of understanding

By Kurt Cobb Source: Resilience Epistemology is the study of how we know things. All of us cycle between two main ways of knowing in our modern culture: 1) the rational, reductionist way and 2) the holistic, relational, intuitive way. … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Wildlife

By Robert J. Burrowes Throughout its history, Earth has experienced five mass extinction events. See, for example, ‘Timeline Of Mass Extinction Events On Earth’. It is now experiencing the sixth. The Ordovician-Silurian Extinction, which occurred about 439 million years ago, … Continue reading

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Why you might consider the Buddha’s proposal

By Jack Balkwill Source: Intrepid Report The Buddha was said to have predicted the day he would die. When that day approached, his followers, weeping, asked him to stay with them. “I’ve told you that life is about suffering,” he … Continue reading

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Survival of the Richest

The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind By Douglas Rushkoff Source: Medium Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. … Continue reading

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Human Extinction by 2026? A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival

By Robert J. Burrowes There is almost unanimous agreement among climate scientists and organizations – that is, 97% of over 10,000 climate scientists and the various scientific organizations engaged in climate science research – that human beings have caused a … Continue reading

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Conflict Theory and Biosphere Annihilation

By Robert J. Burrowes In a recent article titled ‘Challenges for Resolving Complex Conflicts’, I pointed out that existing conflict theory pays little attention to the extinction-causing conflict being ongoingly generated by human over-consumption in the finite planetary biosphere (and, … Continue reading

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