Covid-19 and Capit-20: Going Viral.

A building at Paris International Airport, Corona architecture. Image by author. Humans have always contemplated the importance of the invisible in nature. To account for the invisible influences of the Earth and its cosmos, humans have invented ‘forces’ to explain their impacts. Spirit forces, even God(s) might be human inventions to help us understand the … Continue reading Covid-19 and Capit-20: Going Viral.

The Love of Small Things

  From little things big things grow (song co-written by Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody). Yet, adoration of the individual hero and the 'big' person view of history prevails. In 'Earth Emotions' (May 2019) I see this trait as, in part, a failure to understand the symbiotic turn in life science. I argue: "Some humans … Continue reading The Love of Small Things

Ghehds

While it might seem counterproductive, the extension of 'rights' to non-humans, including landscape elements, in an effort to bring them into the circle of human ethico-legal protection, will also not be in the spirit of the sumbios and the Symbiocene. This is because 'rights' have their origin in exploitative and manipulative modes of human decision-making … Continue reading Ghehds

The Symbioment

 At both the microscopic scale and the macroscopic, life has no 'environment', if the environment is defined as that which is outside of or surrounds our life. The term the ‘environment’ makes no sense. Our human life is interrelated and engaged in maintaining a constant balance between the micro (microbiomes), the meso (coherent bodies) and … Continue reading The Symbioment

Exiting The Anthropocene and Entering The Symbiocene.

Exiting The Anthropocene It has been proposed that humans are now living within a period of the Earth's history appropriately named 'The Anthropocene' (Crutzen and Stoermer 2000). The name is derived from the observed human influence and indeed dominance of all climatic, biophysical and evolutionary processes occurring at a planetary scale. The issue is not … Continue reading Exiting The Anthropocene and Entering The Symbiocene.

Symbiomimicry

Symbiomimicry is beyond biomimicry in that the symbiotic elements of life processes are replicated in human creativity and design. We don't just copy the form of life, we replicate the life processes that make the mutually beneficial associations between different life forms strong and healthy.