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Archive for June, 2006

23 Jun

Project for Public Spaces

I attended a fascinating lecture last night at the University of Waterloo, by Cynthia Nikitin, the vice president of Project for Public Spaces, “a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining public places that build communities.” Follow @acitta

23 Jun

Ken Wilber: A Philosopher of Everything

An article in the latest issue of “What is Enlightenment” discusses the integral philosophy of Ken Wilber. Related links: Integral Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the Integral Approach to bear on personal and global issues. Integral Naked, a multimedia doorway to the world of integral awareness. Conversations, performances, live events—all involving the […]

22 Jun

Science academies on the teaching of evolution

The Register reports “The InterAcademy Panel, a grouping of more than 60 international science academies, warned in a statement that information about evolution was being withheld from many children. “[We] have learned that [in some cases] scientific evidence, data, and testable theories about the origins and evolution of life on Earth are being concealed, denied, […]

21 Jun

The Iroqois and the League of Nations, 1920

Enlightening article about Six Nations history: Canada’s Forgotten Founders: The Modern Signifance of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Application for Membership in the League of Nations In the 1920’s the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, also known as the Iroquois Six Nations from Grand River Ontario, applied for membership in the League of Nations. They maintained that they were independent […]

15 Jun

Aymara Language and Gesture Point to Mirror-Image View of Time

New analysis of the language and gesture of South America’s indigenous Aymara people indicates a reverse concept of time. http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/soc/backsfuture06.asp Follow @acitta

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