A core human psychological trait of small-scale tribal herding may work against the kind of global organisational unity and cooperation required to cultivate substantive industrial and economic change in the limited time still available to us. Continue reading On Tribal Narratives and Environmental Catastrophe
The road to hell is paved with populist simplicities. Continue reading Populist Simplicity
Just as there may never be any isolated closure and teleological endpoint to logic, physics and mathematics – there can also never be any such thing as the “one true way” or ideological and social perfection. There are only successive approximations and iterative algorithmic refinements towards a better world, without end. Continue reading There is no perfect social system
The most beautiful things we ever experience are made all the more beautiful by their utter transience, impermanence and fleeting nature in time. Continue reading Ephemeral Beauty
If personal subjectivity is a reflection of an internalised concept of ownership and property, what happens if it turns out that neither individual identity nor notions of ownership are, beyond a very limited and historically or culturally contingent sense, actually real ? Continue reading Can anyone own the moon ?
Subjecting our concepts of self and world to radical reconfiguration and a creative recombinatory metamorphosis is a certain path to cultivating insight, innovation and discovery. Continue reading Logical Insight into Living Systems
Life is notoriously difficult to pin down and unambiguously define. Continue reading The Self-Replicating Logic of Life