Generational study from Advance Seminar class (by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.)

I was talking to a young UC Berkeley philosophy student named Kurt a few days ago and, after discussing Zeno’s paradox (which proves the impossibility of motion) and other philosophical concerns, I brought up the generational study used in The Prosperos in its Advance Seminar class. Which is: Each of us had two parents.  And … Continue reading Generational study from Advance Seminar class (by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.)

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“The demoralized mind” by John Schumaker

1 April 2016 (newint.org) Psychology Western consumer culture is creating a psycho-spiritual crisis that leaves us disoriented and bereft of purpose. How can we treat our sick culture and make ourselves well? asks John F Schumaker. © Robin Heighway-Bury/Alamy Our descent into the Age of Depression seems unstoppable. Three decades ago, the average age for the … Continue reading “The demoralized mind” by John Schumaker

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Is culture missing from conservation? Scientists take cues from indigenous peoples.

PATTERNS OF THOUGHT We typically think of conservation as removing humans from the ecosystem to return it to its ‘natural’ state. But the practices of many indigenous cultures offer a different way to view humanity’s relationship with the natural world. Olivia Harris/Reuters/File Joseph Dussault Staff writer (CSMonitor.com) |  @josephdussault NOVEMBER 24, 2017  NEW YORK—When you hear the … Continue reading Is culture missing from conservation? Scientists take cues from indigenous peoples.

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How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations

November 9, 2017 (OnBeing.org) Image by Brandon Kidwell By RACHEL YEHUDA The new field of epigenetics sees that genes can be turned on and off and expressed differently through changes in environment and behavior. Rachel Yehuda is a pioneer in understanding how the effects of stress and trauma can transmit biologically, beyond cataclysmic events, to … Continue reading How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations

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“Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down for 14 Generations” by Signe Dean

The past lives on.  21 APR 2017 (sciencealert.com) The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment we live in can make genetic changes, too. Researchers have now discovered that these kinds of environmental genetic changes can be passed down for a whopping 14 … Continue reading “Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down for 14 Generations” by Signe Dean

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