All posts tagged: Evolution

8: The Caretaker

The individual who has come to understand life and death in respiration is able to be the caretaker of balance in the world.

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Betweenness – A Discussion of “Ishmael”

The first event of The Open! Using Daniel Quinn’s “Ishmael” as our jumping-off point, we discussed topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness, to the teleology of biological life, to the fuzziness of boundaries between conceptual categories. The great achievement of the book, we decided, was its ability to engender strong, polarizing reactions.