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Morality Is Embodied

Embodied Morals   Do not say, “this is a stone and not God.” God forbid! Rather all existence is God, and the stone is a thing pervaded by divinity. (The Kabbalah)   Evolution.   Evolution as the source of the body is the source of morality, but not in the way commonly perceived. Evolution itself is amoral that is it doesn’t choose its path in a moral fashion. This is important to recognize because it is a natural thing for humans to judge everything in a moral way. To say that ev

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Sustainability

Sustainablity   The whole idea that we can consciously manage the environment in some sustainable fashion is ludicrous in the first place. Our intellect and the resulting science -- as much as we admire them -- are not up to the task.   Both intellect and science act on the principle of ignorance, i.e. both accomplish what they accomplish by ignoring most, or as much of the noise as possible. Take for example the idea of sustainable fish farming. A woodland pond formed by a family of beave

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Yep, This Is On The Money

The Manly Thing: The Seventies, Then and Now, Kent Southard   My favorite Jerry Ford quote, I guess the only Jerry Ford quote that ever stuck in my head, came from the 1976 Republican primary race where he was being challenged by Ronald Reagan - he was reported to have said Reagan's hair was 'prematurely orange.' I like this for a couple of reasons, for one it seemed to indicate that Ford might have been a bit sharper a tool than generally assumed, and it succinctly got to the essential fey k

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