December 15th reading intergration (the scared balance (chapter 3 (like…
December 15th reading intergration
the scared balance
Before the corponican revolution our world was small with humans in the middle as gods special creation. After it our view was expanded we were no longer the center of the univese
desana : the inherient stability of the natural work is rooted in reciprocal relationships taht sexsit between elements of nature. The exsit in harmony with the rest of the universe.
creatures of enough self awareness and wit to recognize ourselves as a cosmic joke.
science can almost never be complete , isolating each part of nature removes the contect for which is had meaning
Consumerism takes the place of connection
longer working hours, higher stress levels, failing familes, drug addictions, children at risk are bi products of consumerism.
science alone cannot fullfil human kinds needs
from a biological stand point we are not completely independent. we are constantly interacting with the air
sir is not a national or local resource but a global one
air quaility depends on the dyanmic interaction between life and the atomosphere, on what goes in and what is taken out
air is not empty space by a physical substance
we are bound up inseparably with the past future and spirit
we need to explore the complex layer cake of gases that presses down on our heads so we can understand what happens and why.
ice cores show an alarming trend, pcb's, pesticides, and other compunds are trapped
leading to changes in hormone levesl of polar bears
there are two spieces on land for everyone in the ocean
All the internal stuctures of terrertial speciea create another sea of connectedness
forests are intricate devices to catch, hold , use, and recycle water. its like a sponge
The average tree soaks up 700 tons of water a year.
The amazon, influances atompshereic and oceanic currents and drives world climate and weather
Best quote about humans ever : each of use is just a blob of water
like air water physically links us to the earth and all other life forms
water creates whiteness of clouds and snow, absorbs heat in the tropics and warms up the north.
water is special because of its polaritiry
the great lakes hold 5% of the worlds fresh water
oceans and the sun drive the world climate
more water is used in rich countries than poor
earth is both the planet we live on and the material we live from
2/3 of the earthe biological diversity in soil and ground water.
in one teaspoon of soil there is 600 million bacteria
carbon sequesterationg a climate change solution with risk
ground bacteris has a different dna signature.
plants are supported by a network of fungi
it increased the absorviative properties of the roots
plants grow poorly in soils with little fungi
vitamins are reminders of our relationship with other species, chemicals that we cant synthize becuase they are made by other spieces
80% of forest lose is to grow food
The soil has been mined
the total amount of energy in the universe remains constant
Only humans have devised a way to carry heat
living cells are like mini stoves
life learned how to eat sunlight through photosynthesis
photsnythesis creates oxygen and captures carbon
reseachers found a way to make alga create hydrogen gas instead of oxygen
did we really hit peak oil yet?
90 tons of plant matter to create 4 liters of gas
global warming is cheaper to fix than ignore
we know next to nothing about each most speices on earth
extinction crisis current rate is 1000X faster
ecosystems are more stable with higher levels of diversity
stimulating natural processes is one way to preserve the diverse eco system
numerous studies indicate love is an essential part of a childs up bringing
being loved teaches us how to imagine another persons exsitence
love starts happening before birth, due to a series of hormone changes that happen in the mother.
romantic love leads to more stable societies
No man is an island, entire of itself, every man is piece of the contient, a part of the main .
touch bonds parent to child
humans capacity for love is counterbalanced by brutality
kids that lack parental attention have development problems
security and self confidence that are provided by a healthy family are amplified by the community in which the family lives
do the pletora of goods that our economy delivers provide joy and happiness
what kind of legacy are we leaving for our children
volunteer and donate money
do things your selve at home
ask do i need this before i buy it
side note the gramen bank model doesnt work as well here. We are too competive and indivdualistic.
relgion provided social glue that bonded society
we struggle to maintain a community in a society designed around the indivdual
relgion attempted to bridge the human with nature
Connection To racial inequality" Racism is so proivelent in the news rigth now becuase its like the lst fart of a dying corpse"- JAY Z
leading from the emerging future
The evolution of econmic cycles follows the evolution of human consiousness
transformation of econmic structures requires transformation of human contiousness from egosystem to ecosystem
evoulation will require a multipoint stategy
observe , retreat , reflect
a global classroom
deep dives into real life examples
deep listing couching
innovation hubs ; where prototyping can occur
combines buddist temples, artistic communities, well organized think tank, multiuse space
indivdualized life lone learning
feed back loop
close the feed abck loop from ownership rights to best soectial uses of assets
close the feed back loop from parts to whole
close the loop from technology creation to soceital leads
close the feed back loop from jobs to work
close the feedback loop of production ans consuption
close the feed back loop of capital
close the feedback loop from leadership to leading as a whole
close the feed backloop from econmic output to well being for all
elements of mythology
Psychological:This is the aspect of mythology which emphasizes important points in an individual’s life.
Social: helps to determine what we deem to be right and what we consider to be wrong
Mystical/Metaphysical:drives the revelation of unity between one’s self and all things
cosmology: is to render a cosmology, an image of the universe.” (p. 611). The natural world is at the center of this and it includes how the world and its creatures came to be. Most modern people, Campbell writes, turn, “of course, not to archaic religious texts but to science”
GREEN NUNS group of nuns that put on environmental talks
What people say is, “Well, nobody ever told us about this. Why didn’t someone tell us about this?” Environmentalists would say, “Well, they’re nuts, they’re not paying any attention—it’s overwhelming.” But these two different groups get their news and their information from two entirely different sides of the spectrum. The folks at 60 Minutes have a different crowd than the folks at the Salem Radio Network—and SRN has a way bigger crowd. They don’t even know each other exists! It’s a chasm.