“Biology of Language: The Epistemology of Reality” by Humberto R. Maturana (1978)

Reproduced from: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/9409/7d89173928e11fc20f851cf05c9138cbfbb3.pdf Biology of Language: The Epistemology of Reality Humberto R. Maturana (1978) I am not a linguist, I am a biologist. Therefore, I shall speak about language as a biologist, and address myself to two basic biological questions, namely: What processes must take place in an organism for it to establish a linguistic domain… Read More

“On Why Knowledge is NOT Knowledge IF it is NOT LIFE-COHERENT” by Prof John McMurtry

But knowledge is not knowledge if it is not life coherent. To be life coherent, it must speak to the felt side of being, of which emotions are key, or it is inconsistent and life-blind. But emotions alone mislead us all over the place unless they are moored in life coherent action too – mainly with words that distinguish… Read More

“The Social Immune System” by Prof John McMurtry

3. See the tracking of the pattern McMurtry, John. The Cancer Stage of Capitalism: From Crisis to Cure . Pluto Press. Kindle Edition. The following is extracted from McMurtry, John. The Cancer Stage of Capitalism: From Crisis to Cure. Pluto Press. Kindle Edition where the concept of the “The Social Immune System” is introduced. “THE SOCIAL IMMUNE… Read More

Global System Collapse: Genes and “Human Nature” Are Not the Cause of “World Chaos” by Professor John McMurtry

Reproduced from: https://www.globalresearch.ca/global-system-collapse-genes-and-human-nature-are-not-the-cause-of-world-chaos/5653137 Global System Collapse: Genes and “Human Nature” Are Not the Cause of “World Chaos” By Prof. John McMurtry Global Research, September 06, 2018 Author’s Note: The text of this article has been drawn from an online debate at Science for Peace, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, September 2018 There is a popular… Read More

“Positing the Presuppositions — Dialectical Biology and the Minimal Structure of Life” by Victor Marques

Extracted and reproduced from: https://media.8ch.net/file_store/abf6b3326bec655915145390e62af953311de49ba3a1b75edcfb0b43be176aed.pdf#page=126 Positing the Presuppositions — Dialectical Biology and the Minimal Structure of Life Victor Marques There is a curious passage that has been repeating itself for at least ten years in the work of Slavoj Žižek.1 In it Žižek identifies, but doesn’t really develop, an interesting parallel connecting the conception of life in… Read More

Seeding, Feeding and Weeding our Physical, Mental and Social Gardens of LIFE | WINNFM – OPERATION ROOM August 21 2018

On August 21st, 2018, I was invited on Dwyer Astaphan’s Operation Rescue Radio Talkshow on Winn FM 98.9 to discuss a wide range of issues that deal with the health of individuals and society. I have used the definition from the Wold Health Organization as the base for the discussion. Also I have used the… Read More

‘Learning Loops’ by Geoff Mulgan

The following excerpt was extracted from Mulgan, Geoff. Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World (pp. 70-75). Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition. “Learning Loops I EARLIER DESCRIBED THE ETYMOLOGIES of the words intelligence and collective, and showed that they have at their core a notion of choice within contexts of possibility and uncertainty. Any… Read More

‘The Overpopulation Argument’ by Professor John McMurtry

The following are excerpts extracted from McMurtry, John. The Cancer Stage of Capitalism: From Crisis to Cure. Pluto Press. Kindle Edition that addresses ‘The Overpopulation Argument’. “The most established general argument for our parlous condition is that the global crisis is led by ‘overpopulation’ – or more precisely, ‘seven billion human beings overloading the carrying capacities of… Read More

“Envisioning a Sustainable World” by Donella Meadows (1994)

Reproduced from: http://donellameadows.org/archives/envisioning-a-sustainable-world/ Envisioning a Sustainable World By Donella Meadows~ Written for the Third Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Ecological Economics, October 24-28, 1994, San Jose, Costa Rica1 Key Words vision, sustainability, hunger, policy Abstract Vision is the most vital step in the policy process. If we don’t know where we want to go,… Read More

“Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System” by Donella Meadows (1999)

Reproduced from: http://donellameadows.org/archives/leverage-points-places-to-intervene-in-a-system/ Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System By Donella Meadows~ Folks who do systems analysis have a great belief in “leverage points.” These are places within a complex system (a corporation, an economy, a living body, a city, an ecosystem) where a small shift in one thing can produce big changes in… Read More