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Point of no return…the clock is ticking…

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:20:24 +0000

…at most two decades to avert environmental catastrophe…point of no return https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Point_of_No_Return_landon_kindle2.pdf https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/08/the-burning-earth-bears-witness-in-california/ We have at most two decades to avert environmental catastrophe and sustain realistic hopes for a decent future. Failure on that score would mean that nothing else we care about and (on the left) fight for – democracy, social justice, peace, artistic […]



Revolutionary communism as a demiurgic projection?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:22 +0000

Revolutionary communism as a demiurgic projection? As we have noted several times here, the left has its own ‘ace up its sleeve’ on the issue of religion. If atheism wishes to negate the ‘god’ issue, all well and good: the amount of gibberish on the subject deserves an ‘atheist’ ‘contre’, quotation marks or not. But […]



Billy Graham…?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:40:40 +0000

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangelicalism It is useful to study the history of the ‘Evangelical’ stream in xtianity. Once again, one might remind secular humanists and the pinker folk that its history shows a strong component of the reformation in the second phase movements parallel to the rational enlightenment. Like it or not. In fact a student of the […]



from the archives: classical music as a ‘classic’ example of a perfectly timed eonic effect…

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:12:10 +0000

archive: the eonic effect and the history of music…and a caution about the complexity of revolutionary change… September 2nd, 2017 · The eonic effect and the history of music…and a caution about the complexity of revolutionary change… August 27th, 2017 · Note our previous post: http://darwiniana.com/2017/08/27/6-why-is-modern-pop-music-so-terrible-youtube/ One of the most mysterious aspects of the eonic […]



Pinker, adorno, music…

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:56:37 +0000

https://aeon.co/essays/against-guilty-pleasures-adorno-on-the-crimes-of-pop-culture Adorno’s high brow gaze may not do justice to mickey mouse but his perspective raises a question not really understood in the pinker vision of progress: let us note the sudden eruption of classical music in the modern transition and its climax at the period of the enlightenment, followed by its rapid decline (as […]