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IONS 40th Anniversary Conversations
IONS new CEO/President, Steve Villano, talks with Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, in her new role as Ambassador for Creative Projects and Global Affairs, and Senior Scientist. This engaging dialog explores IONS' current projects spearheaded by Dr. Schlitz, IONS' role in the global community, and questions from the listening audience.
- Audio Teleseminars
This essay continues my extended critique of “absent-minded science” – the tendency in modern science to ignore, intentionally or through oversight, the role of mind in nature. I want to be clear up front that I am not a supporter of Intelligent Design or any religiously-motivated critique of natural selection. Rather, I approach these very difficult problems primarily from the point of view of a hard-nosed philosopher and scientist trying to make sense of it all – and finding that many mainstream approaches could be significantly improved.
- Collective Intelligence
- Inner Wisdom
Like the mayfly, which lives but one day a year and knows nothing of the seasons, the human being has an average life span that comprises only one-360th of the roughly 24,000-year precessional cycle. And just as the mayfly born on an overcast, windless day has no idea that there is anything as splendid as sunshine or a breeze, so do we, born in an era of materialistic rationality, have little awareness of a golden age or higher states of consciousness – though that is the ancestral message.
Is life something that, like obscenity, we know when we see it? This intuitive approach may be good enough for many people, but science seeks definitions in order to get a better handle on the phenomena being studied.
The creation stories of science and religion are similar; in both traditions, something amazing happened – the universe came into being!
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