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Essay: On the personhood of plants

Essay: On the personhood of plants

Estimated reading time: 30 min. On the personhood of plants …and our relationship with them David B Lauterwasser “Here I stand in awe, deeply moved by the sheer beauty you

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Essay: What Does the World Dream?

Essay: What Does the World Dream?

Today’s long read: Ramon Elani gives us a great introduction to poet Robinson Jeffers’ works, who draws the correct conclusions as to what our place in this universe is and

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Article: What does it mean to be a human?

Article: What does it mean to be a human?

The Neanderthals were quite fascinating, and, as the article shows, still have influence on us today – via our genetics. People with European descent have between one and four per

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Essay: Dark Ecology

Essay: Dark Ecology

One of the greatest essays I have read recently – so great, in fact, that I read it several times. Paul Kingsnorth makes good case against technology and the cult

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Article: The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

Article: The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

The long read: Welcome to Dystopia “Anyone who has not spent the last five years living on another planet will be familiar with the term Big Data. Big Data means,

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Article: Ted Kaczynski And Why He Matters

Article: Ted Kaczynski And Why He Matters

The long read: Without Kaczynski I wouldn’t be where I am today. His famous manifesto (“Industrial Society and Its Future”) got me started on my path, he showed me that

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Article: Why You Should Take Your Kids Out of School

Article: Why You Should Take Your Kids Out of School

The long read: School is not the best option if you want to raise smart, creative, happy kids. A growing movement of unschoolers believes that life itself is the best

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Article: The Scientists Who Make Apps Addictive

Article: The Scientists Who Make Apps Addictive

The long read: We are increasingly being enslaved in a quite serious fashion by the very machines designed (or at least intended) to help us. We are powerless, it is

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Article: How the Super Rich Prepare for Collapse

Article: How the Super Rich Prepare for Collapse

The long read: As the inevitable collapse of globalized civilization makes its way into the mainstream, those who are privileged enough to have had a decent education and now work

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Article: An Isolated Tribe Emerges from the Rain Forest

Article: An Isolated Tribe Emerges from the Rain Forest

The long read I read this story three times already because I find it so fascinating. It gives you insights in the brutal history of Brazil, as well as details

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