The Roots of a Reforming Conservatism

  In recent years, conservatives have fallen into a thoroughly oppositional mind-set in American politics. We have had good reasons for doing so. A man is not primarily a witnessagainst something.That is only incidental to the fact that he is a witness for something.—Whittaker Chambers, Witness     The agenda of the Obama administration has frequently been moved by a …

Super-diverse Amazon microbiome

Is super-diverse Amazon microbiome something to strive for? The Yanomami people in the Venezuelan rainforest have the most diverse population of gut microbes ever seen, far more varied than Western guts. Does it matter? Hunter-gathering in the rainforests and mountains of northern Brazil and southern #Venezuela, the #Yanomami eat a high-fibre diet based largely on cassava. For thousands of years, …

Helicopter parents ruin childhood

There’s a parenting trend that’s taken over the US, and it’s changing #children everywhere “My historical research on this question suggests that there’s never really been a time or place in history, aside from times of slavery and intense child labor, when children have been less free than they are today in our society,” Gray tells PRI. “This is a …

More on The New Tribalism

Night Life Painting Mahir Sayar Txaqo tribalism

“more on The New Tribalism“ Dave Frohnmayer, President University of ##oregon there is a lot to say about this piece of writing.. MST It is good that we can be here together today – and I am honoured to have this opportunity to speak to you – to offer an idea or I hear an ancient noise rising in Oregon. …

The New Tribalism

Hunter Gatherer vs. Farmer hypothesis the new tribalism

Separatist movements have broken out all over. We are witnessing a reversion to tribalism around the world, away from nation states.

Feeding 7 billion people

Feeding 7 billion How food impacts communities around the world by Matt Petronzio & Michael Hanson Food connects us, and at the same time helps shape our identity. That’s the narrative Seattle-based photographer Michael Hanson tries to show in his ongoing series, Feeding 7 Billion. He documents food’s scarcity and abundance, the communities and rituals that surround it, and how it affects our …

Circassian – Hantse Guashe (Full Album)

#Circassian‘s debut album ‘Hantse Guashe’ released on 13/01/2014. Released on Chaotic Synergy records, with the support of Spinalonga records and Body Blows records. From 07/02/2014 available…

Intelligent jokes

child-smiling intelligent jokes

Intelligent jokes 1. Einstein, Newton and Pascal are playing a rousing game of hide and seek. Einstein begins to count to ten. Pascal runs and hides. Newton draws a one meter by one meter square in the ground in front of Einstein then stands in the middle of it. Einstein reaches ten, uncovers his eyes, and exclaims “Newton! I found …

What Is Civilization?

What Is Civilization? One of the most striking aspects of attending the Dialogue of Civilizations was hearing experts on one ancient culture express how much they were learning about other cultures through this experience. In particular, several of them said their eyes were opened to the richness of the Maya civilization in a way they hadn’t been before. This was …