Combating the fire on the Deepwater Horizon.
Over the last few weeks I’ve discussed the recent UN report on the destruction of the ecosystem, and Jared Diamond’s and Bill McKibbon’s worries about whether the human race we will survive our current crises. Continue reading Reflections on the (Real Possibility) of the End of the World
[This post continues the discussion from the previous one.]
In the Intelligencer David Wallace-Wells interviewed Jared Diamond about his new book Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. Diamond’s book, “addresses itself to a world very obviously in crisis, and tries to lift some lessons for what to do about it from the distant past.” Continue reading The Basics of Jared Diamond’s, “Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis”.
The fire on the Deepwater Horizon.
Lately, I’ve found myself thinking about the end of the world. No, not the “Jesus is coming back” end of the world—which is obviously nonsense—but the end of human life brought about human activity. Continue reading Are We Heading Toward Environmental Catastrophe?
The head shaman of the religious community Altan Serge in Buryatia.
In my last post on outgrowing my childhood religious beliefs, I said this:
Some ideas are mostly self-evident and others just aren’t available to you…. So I believe the earth rotates around the sun…and that biological evolution is true, but I can’t believe that Jesus rose from the dead Continue reading Should We Accept Religious Beliefs?