Top Down/Bottom Up in Biology

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Why did the universe get complex? This remarkable panel discussion between three leading biologists is a feast of discoveries and ideas about the nature of life. The focus is on how complex structures develop, in particular the challenges to the traditional view that complexity arises spontaneously from lower level systems (bottom-up). A number of examples of top-down processes are given, suggesting a series of events towards a goal state, an idea taboo in mainstream biology.

New Paradigm of Animal Consciousness

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Far more animals than previously thought likely have consciousness, top scientists say in a new declaration — including fish, lobsters and octopus

Indigenous Knowledge & Climate Crisis: Nonette Royo

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Robust Indigenous and local land rights are vital for managing forests, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, preserving biodiversity, and improving livelihoods

Indigenous Solar Eclipse Stories From Across Turtle Island

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From rodents of unusual size to flaming arrows, communities across North America share solar eclipse traditions

Chasing Cicadas

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Amid the cacophony of a cicada emergence, Anisa George reflects on her choice to leave the Bahá’í faith and its promise of a new civilization

The Possibilities of Regeneration

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Origins of regenerative agriculture, offering a story that is both new and ancient in its roots

Ghost Pipe, Illness, and Mycoheterotrophy

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No matter how sick I feel, I’m still afire with a need to do something for my living

Listening to Stones: Little Bear

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Little Bear believes there is an unspoken language that makes it possible to bridge every worldview

Love as the Ground of Being

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Iain McGilchrist and Rowan Williams discuss the limits of materialism.

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