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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Aug 21

This article was written by Ed Prideaux (Twitter: @EdPrideaux) in collaboration with David Fuller.https://medium.com/media/d0db26995fc063ffb2f9de825455a7b1/hrefFor the last few months, there has been mounting controversy around claims that the anti-parasite drug ivermectin could be a highly effective treatment and prophylactic (prevention) for COVID-19. But has the case for the drug been hijacked and infiltrated by anti-vaccine sceptics?This is the view of Dr Eric Osgood MD, who until a few days ago was part of the main advocacy group for ivermectin, the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC). In an interview with Rebel Wisdom, Osgood expressed deep regret that his advocacy for the …

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This article was written by Ed Prideaux (Twitter: @EdPrideaux) in collaboration with David Fuller.https://medium.com/media/d0db26995fc063ffb2f9de825455a7b1/hrefFor the last few months, there has been mounting controversy around claims that the anti-parasite drug ivermectin could be a highly effective treatment and prophylactic (prevention) for COVID-19. But has the case for the drug been hijacked and infiltrated by anti-vaccine sceptics?This is the view of Dr Eric …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 25 Jul 21

Ivermectin — For and Against, Briefing Documenthttps://medium.com/media/647970790c95ac86ebad1b9f06cf67b6/hrefThis is a document to go alongside our new film, “Ivermectin for and against” (left). It was largely researched and written by Ed Prideaux.Over the last few weeks, as the noise around the lab leak hypothesis, vaccines and Ivermectin has grown louder in our part of the Information Landscape, Rebel Wisdom has been hard-at-work in logging, tackling and making sense of several key claims of its threats and origins, with a particular focus on the ways these claims have divided and fractured our information ecology.Last month, we prepared a detailed briefing book on the lab leak: the …

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Ivermectin — For and Against, Briefing Documenthttps://medium.com/media/647970790c95ac86ebad1b9f06cf67b6/hrefThis is a document to go alongside our new film, “Ivermectin for and against” (left). It was largely researched and written by Ed Prideaux.Over the last few weeks, as the noise around the lab leak hypothesis, vaccines and Ivermectin has grown louder in our part of the Information Landscape, Rebel Wisdom has been hard-at-work in logging, tackling …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 May 21

Ten Lessons from Covid for Stepping into the Decade of TransformationIn 1989, a few months before the Berlin Wall would collapse, I was co-leading an international student group in a program called Peace Studies Around the World that took us to East and West Berlin. In discussions with some of the leaders of the civil rights and opposition movements in East Berlin, I witnessed with my own eyes how even the very people who were on the frontlines of forces that eventually would bring down the Berlin Wall — effectively ending the cold war system — had no idea what a far-reaching impact their …

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Ten Lessons from Covid for Stepping into the Decade of TransformationIn 1989, a few months before the Berlin Wall would collapse, I was co-leading an international student group in a program called Peace Studies Around the World that took us to East and West Berlin. In discussions with some of the leaders of the civil rights and opposition movements in …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 3 Sep 20

My sons want to go to school. Vishnu is almost five and he’s starting reception at a nearby primary; he is bouncing off the walls at home…Continue reading on Medium »

My sons want to go to school. Vishnu is almost five and he’s starting reception at a nearby primary; he is bouncing off the walls at home…Continue reading on Medium »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 3 Sep 20

My sons want to go to school. Vishnu is almost five and he’s starting reception at a nearby primary; he is bouncing off the walls at home…Continue reading on Medium »

My sons want to go to school. Vishnu is almost five and he’s starting reception at a nearby primary; he is bouncing off the walls at home…Continue reading on Medium »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 17 Jul 20

In the 5 days since I announced our facemask survey in the original Facemask Question article, almost 200 people have responded. Three-quarters of them have provided thoughtful written responses. Many of these responses highlight the hidden complexity of facemask decisions. I’m writing today to share a few of them with you.If you haven’t already completed the survey, please do—especially if you are a member of a minority or an at-risk population. We want to hear your views! (This survey is completely anonymous. We do not collect identifying information.)It is clear from the responses below that most of the folks we’ve surveyed …

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In the 5 days since I announced our facemask survey in the original Facemask Question article, almost 200 people have responded. Three-quarters of them have provided thoughtful written responses. Many of these responses highlight the hidden complexity of facemask decisions. I’m writing today to share a few of them with you.If you haven’t already completed the survey, please do—especially if you …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 12 Jul 20

Should we or shouldn’t we? Where and when should we? When is it safe not to?Go directly to the About Those Facemasks Survey.For the last few weeks, as COVID cases have been dropping in Massachusetts, my daughter, Jess, and I have engaged in a discussion that goes something like this:Me: So what’s happening with social distancing this week?Jess: Well, more people are ignoring facemask policy and others have become facemask vigilantes.Me: Hmm. I wonder how they are making their decisions.Jess: Frankly, I’m having trouble making my own decisions. The guidelines are unclear and change often. And it isn’t straightforward to apply the guidelines …

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Should we or shouldn’t we? Where and when should we? When is it safe not to?Go directly to the About Those Facemasks Survey.For the last few weeks, as COVID cases have been dropping in Massachusetts, my daughter, Jess, and I have engaged in a discussion that goes something like this:Me: So what’s happening with social distancing this week?Jess: Well, more people are ignoring …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 May 20

Insights from 14 of the world’s foremost long-term thinkersLong Conversation speakers (from top left): Stewart Brand, Esther Dyson, David Eagleman, Ping fu, Katherine Fulton, Danny Hillis, Kevin Kelly, Ramez Naam, Alexander Rose, Paul Saffo, Peter Schwartz, Tiffany Shlain, Bina Venkataraman, and Geoffrey West.On April 14th, 02020, The Long Now Foundation convened a Long Conversation¹ featuring members of our board and invited speakers. Over almost five hours of spirited discussion, participants reflected on the current moment, how it fits into our deeper future, and how we can address threats to civilization that are rare but ultimately predictable. The following are excerpts from …

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Insights from 14 of the world’s foremost long-term thinkersLong Conversation speakers (from top left): Stewart Brand, Esther Dyson, David Eagleman, Ping fu, Katherine Fulton, Danny Hillis, Kevin Kelly, Ramez Naam, Alexander Rose, Paul Saffo, Peter Schwartz, Tiffany Shlain, Bina Venkataraman, and Geoffrey West.On April 14th, 02020, The Long Now Foundation convened a Long Conversation¹ featuring members of our board and invited …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 May 20

the Traversing the Underworld: What Myth Can Teach us During the PandemicConversations with Zak Stein, Stephen Jenkinson & Charlotte Du CannWhat sustains us, beyond the sun and soil? How deep do our roots reach into the unseen places that tether us to the world? These questions arise when reality as we know it ends and we’re plunged into a new world. A land both foreign and familiar, pregnant with potential and aching with tragedy.For the last month, Rebel Wisdom has been featuring some of the brightest minds making sense of the pandemic. Many of them are systems theorists who have given invaluable insights …

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the Traversing the Underworld: What Myth Can Teach us During the PandemicConversations with Zak Stein, Stephen Jenkinson & Charlotte Du CannWhat sustains us, beyond the sun and soil? How deep do our roots reach into the unseen places that tether us to the world? These questions arise when reality as we know it ends and we’re plunged into a new world. A …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 May 20

the Traversing the Underworld: What Myth Can Teach us During the PandemicConversations with Zak Stein, Stephen Jenkinson & Charlotte Du CannWhat sustains us, beyond the sun and soil? How deep do our roots reach into the unseen places that tether us to the world? These questions arise when reality as we know it ends and we’re plunged into a new world. A land both foreign and familiar, pregnant with potential and aching with tragedy.For the last month, Rebel Wisdom has been featuring some of the brightest minds making sense of the pandemic. Many of them are systems theorists who have given invaluable insights …

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the Traversing the Underworld: What Myth Can Teach us During the PandemicConversations with Zak Stein, Stephen Jenkinson & Charlotte Du CannWhat sustains us, beyond the sun and soil? How deep do our roots reach into the unseen places that tether us to the world? These questions arise when reality as we know it ends and we’re plunged into a new world. A …

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