The Dignity of Plants

Science continues to reveal the complex intelligence of the Plant Kindom* upon which we utterly depend for the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe. How else can we integrate our respect for the dignity of the Plant Kindom into the way we live and shape our societies?

“Religion is at its best when it becomes a countercultural force”

  The intention of the Novasutras movement is to provide deep and rich soil in which a new culture can take root and flourish. It seeks to be a response that is at the right scale for the global crises that are now converging on our species, by... ...sharpening our attention, cultivating a sense of … Continue reading “Religion is at its best when it becomes a countercultural force”

Everything is Connected – Here’s How

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) http://hubblesite.org/image/3339/category/107-illustrations http://hubblesite.org/image/3336/category/33-emission-nebulae

This video describes some of the science supporting ubuntu. This is a talk by Tom Chi at TEDxTaipei, who never uses the term ubuntu. Nonetheless, what he describes is the underpinnings of ubuntu in physics, cosmology, chemistry, biology, and neuroscience.