The Wisdom Hypothesis

Posted on November 4, 2021
Image: Gaziantep "Gaia" Mosaic. Zeugma Museum. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Even defenders of the idea today such as Bruno Latour admit that Gaia in the original Greek context is “a figure of violence."

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The Kierkegaardian Leap of Climate Activism

Posted on November 8, 2021
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Throughout the book, Sherrell eschews the phrase “climate crisis,” substituting a much more nebulous term: “the Problem.”

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Talk with the Hand!

Posted on November 15, 2021
Image: Chirogram from John Bulwer's Chirologia, 1644. Via Wikimedia Commons.

I observed that the most effective communicators delivered the most histrionic performances. 

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Between Utopia and Disaster

Posted on November 11, 2021
Image: Still from Meta's Metaverse announcement video. October 28, 2021. Via Youtube.

The modern state is founded on a dream—the dream of perfect knowledge that secures perfect power.

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