Monthly Archives: December 2014

“May what I do flow from me like a river…”

  “May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke Advertisements

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The place in-between

  Just to say a little something on religion, as it’s Christmas. I’m an atheist who believes in freedom to believe. I would never pinpoint religion as wrong. I study belief, hope as well as existence and truth, and lots … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Paradise

Paco Almarcha is an anthropological researcher at the University of Alicante, Spain, specialising in people/animal relationships. A brief Twitter exchange on the notion of  ‘paradise’ and I’m glad to host Paco’s latest blogpost and accompanying photos… enjoy, as I do.   … Continue reading

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“The essential first step in winning the war of the world is comprehension of it.”

“The essential first step in winning the war of the world is comprehension of it. Only system analysis can lay bare the underlying value program, but it is avoided. The sciences do not study values and specialize in domains of … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap

Since launching my petition, leading conservationists and sustainability academics have generally either lambasted or ignored me. Rupert Read and Molly Scott Cato rightly describe the problem as the “Natural Capital Controversy”. The assertions in the Nature and Wellbeing Act Green … Continue reading

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Do we really speak ‘money’?

  I am told, often, that as conservationists, we must learn to speak the language of governance and commerce, and that monetary valuation of nature is the only way to communicate with politicians and business people. It’s all about the … Continue reading

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