Levelling-Up in the Civilisation Game

It is a little hard not to feel somewhat dispossessed and saddened by the arc of catastrophe that human history traces in time. There is some essential adversarial turn in psychology and nature that provides and requires the entropy from which new forms of thought and life are able to emerge. We come to depend…

Self-Propagation

Explanation from within the notional bounds of any holistic systems theory at some level of abstraction must always represent an iterative sub-component and subject of its own process of introspective and explanatory or conceptual self-inspection...

Untangled

Who among us is prepared to give up their most closely held beliefs, their own cultural and historically-contextual meanings for adaptive truth and a better world ?

Inertia

If it has become (all too painfully) obvious that bureaucratic inertia and the endemic stagnation of administrative hierarchies everywhere is a global problem and everywhere apparent, this tells us something about the nature of the issue. That is not to say (as so many people do) "oh, that's just the way it is everywhere" and…