Don’t believe everything you were “programmed” to think

“Divorcing [our cognitive] map from [life’s] purpose inevitably leads to frustration. Too little of the right kind of detail [collective life capital based on partnership systems], or too much of the wrong kind [money-sequence multiplier based on domination systems], encumbers our ability to understand the world.” ― Modified from “A Crude Look at the Whole:… Read More

Watch “The Bible Unearthed: The Making of a Religion” on YouTube The Bible is both a religious and historical work, but how much is myth and how much is history? When and why was the Old Testament written, and by whom? What do contemporary archaeologists know about the Patriarchs? The Exodus? The Conquest of Canaan? Kings David and Solomon? Where do the people of Israel… Read More

Watch “The Bible’s Buried Secrets” on YouTube Program Description In this landmark two-hour special, NOVA takes viewers on a scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago and continues today. The film presents the latest archeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. This… Read More

We ALL are of AFRICAN-Descent!

Adopted from: Your Ancestral Journey The origin of our species lies in Africa: It’s where we first evolved and where we’ve spent the majority of our time on Earth. We have since migrated to every corner of the globe, a journey that is written in our DNA. With the sample you sent us, we ran… Read More

The Great Decouplings – when life capital and goods are not front and center in our deliberations

In the previous blog article Taking stock of our life capital and life goods and their decouplings, I intimated that many of our life goods (social, cultural and vocational) are not being actualized to their fullest life-enabling capacities, and our gifts back to the biosphere in terms of our cultural and technological innovations have been for the… Read More

Taking stock of our life capital and life goods and their decouplings In Professor John McMurtry’s article entitled, ‘The “Cancer Stage of Capitalism”: The Ten-Point Global Paradigm Revolution‘, life capital is explained as follows: “…The moving line of the war of liberation begins with what we are able to control, our own lives. Here we can recognise that every value we enjoy, lose or gain has a bottom… Read More

What our immune system can teach us on how best to organise socially

One of the gifts of life we have taken for granted is the internal plumbing of the body, of which the immune system is an integral part.  The organisation of our immune system, for the most part, works silently behind the scenes to protect the integrity of our body from attacks from within and from without.  In… Read More

Exposing and Staging the Social Cancer in our Midst

In the abstract of ‘Hallmarks of Cancer: The Next Generation’ (4 March, 2011), the authors Douglas Hanahan and Robert A. Weinberg summarized the latest research findings as it pertains to the development of human cancers: “The hallmarks of cancer comprise six biological capabilities acquired during the multistep development of human tumors. The hallmarks constitute an organizing principle for… Read More