Civilisation – Sumilisation

Mahatma Gandhi was reputed to have said this in response to: Mr. Gandhi, what do you think about Western civilization?Gandhi: I think it would be a good idea. While a great 'putdown' of Western notions of what civilisation might be, I think 'civilisation' generally is a bad idea. So is civilization. Civilisation: Noun. The social process … Continue reading Civilisation – Sumilisation

Biocoalescence

The use of symbiotic science to return life into the substances we use, the technologies we use and the production of materials and energy, becomes the foundation of our economies. There has to be a biocoalescence of life with the materials and technology that humans use to build the Symbiocene. Artefacts become sumbiofacts. We build the … Continue reading Biocoalescence

Sumbalere

Via symbiomimicry, we engender a new respect to life as it becomes intimate/close to our human life and home. To nourish and care for living beings at all scales, in order to keep things alive, you have to look after, or nourish them. This is more than, for example, caring for pets, as it instils and … Continue reading Sumbalere

What is in a name? From Major Mitchell to Ghellar-lec (Gellarlec)

(Image from Gould, The Birds of Australia) [The draft notes for an essay on the naming of birds, written in early 2022] Background notes from Wikipedia and other sources: COMMON NAMES: Major Mitchell's cockatoo, Leadbeater's cockatoo, pink cockatoo, desert cockatoo, wee juggler, cocklerina, chockalott Indigenous names: Jak-kul-yak-kul,   Aborigines   of   the   mountain   districts   of   Western   Australia.  Ghellar-lec, The … Continue reading What is in a name? From Major Mitchell to Ghellar-lec (Gellarlec)

The Psyche, Solastalgia, Therapy and the Symbiocene

Solastalgia and the Psyche As a philosopher, I tread with trepidation into the realm of psychiatry. While both disciplines have overlapping domains in the mind/brain nexus, they also diverge into many areas where there seems very little mutual contact. That only psychiatry has a clinical context is also a major point of departure. One area … Continue reading The Psyche, Solastalgia, Therapy and the Symbiocene

Gaia is dead and we have killed her

God is dead and we have killed him Gaia is dead and we have killed her Eorlif[1] is still alive, but we must relife herm. .......................................................... It was Friedrich Nietzsche who, in a now famous aphorism, proclaimed: God is dead … and we have killed him (The Gay Science, 1882 book 3 125 page 181, 1974 … Continue reading Gaia is dead and we have killed her