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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Jun 24

This is an essay written on June 8, 2018 when I was the director for the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution I am reposting it as part of the original 3-part series from that time. Find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.Let me begin by acknowledging those who came before me. The runner-up for a 1 billion euro grant from the European Union nearly a decade ago was FuturICT with their vision for modeling complex social systems to avoid (or manage) future economic collapses. So I am not the first person to propose that a massive effort is needed to

This is an essay written on June 8, 2018 when I was the director for the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution I am reposting it as part of the original 3-part series from that time. Find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.Let me begin by acknowledging those who came before me. The runner-up for a 1 billion euro grant from


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Jun 24

This is an essay written on June 1, 2018 when I was the director for the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution I am reposting it as part of the original 3-part series from that time. Find Part 2 here and Part 3 here.Let me start by saying that literally every social problem humanity now confronts will benefit from taking a rigorous, evidence-based approach to developing interventions that work. If I believe this — you might wonder — why would I title an article this way?The answer is simply that I have been trying to manifest into the world a science of large-scale social change for 18

This is an essay written on June 1, 2018 when I was the director for the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution I am reposting it as part of the original 3-part series from that time. Find Part 2 here and Part 3 here.Let me start by saying that literally every social problem humanity now confronts will benefit from taking a rigorous,


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 May 24

“What is culturally relevant teaching?” That is the question I set out to answer four years ago. Back in 2020, my wife and I were preparing to be parents and I had started researching the state of our educational system. I quickly realized that I knew essentially nothing about what was happening in our schools, despite attending them for the first twenty-two years of my life. The buzzwords were everywhere – “diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI),” “social-and-emotional learning (SEL),” “restorative justice (RJ),” and “culturally relevant teaching,” to name a few. I was completely lost, but I knew that some people

“What is culturally relevant teaching?” That is the question I set out to answer four years ago. Back in 2020, my wife and I were preparing to be parents and I had started researching the state of our educational system. I quickly realized that I knew essentially nothing about what was happening in our schools, despite attending them for the


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 May 24

This article explores why focusing on the subject matter alone in the student/teacher relationship is a restrictive and non-comprehensive approach to higher education. Such a narrowly focused relationship seems to impede the overall health and development of both the teacher and student. The process of avoiding so much of our lives “to teach” leaves many dissatisfied and thirsting for something deeper and more whole. This post was originally published on Integral Life.

This article explores why focusing on the subject matter alone in the student/teacher relationship is a restrictive and non-comprehensive approach to higher education. Such a narrowly focused relationship seems to impede the overall health and development of both the teacher and student. The process of avoiding so much of our lives “to teach” leaves many dissatisfied and thirsting for something


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Apr 24

Now that we have completed the first three webinars of our learning journey to regenerate bioregions, we would like to share more information about where we go from here.From the beginning, Penny and I have envisioned the full six months of this learning journey as having two phases — each lasting for three months. The first phase is more theoretical. Together we need to create shared language, take the time to be sure that when we use words like bioregional learning center we are talking about the same thing. And when we create frameworks for collaboration at the bioregional scale that they share

Now that we have completed the first three webinars of our learning journey to regenerate bioregions, we would like to share more information about where we go from here.From the beginning, Penny and I have envisioned the full six months of this learning journey as having two phases — each lasting for three months. The first phase is more theoretical. Together we need


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Apr 24

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 138 The United Nations is a religious organization, and the religion behind it is a cult. More specifically, it is a theosophical cult based on an “evolutionary” vision for mankind that it wants to control. This fact is revealed in a strange book by late UN big-wig and creator of the World Core Curriculum (Common Core in the United States), Robert Muller, from about 25 years ago titled 2000 Ideas for a Better World, which he published in four volumes in the lead-up to the year 2000 (links below). Muller delivered this book and

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 138 The United Nations is a religious organization, and the religion behind it is a cult. More specifically, it is a theosophical cult based on an “evolutionary” vision for mankind that it wants to control. This fact is revealed in a strange book by late UN big-wig and creator of the World


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 Feb 24

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 137 “American education is in the grip of a religious cult.” That’s the first sentence of the newest book coming out from New Discourses: The Queering of the American Child, by Logan Lancing with James Lindsay. This religious cult, which is called Queer Theory and Queer Activism, represents the basis for the greatest child-abuse scandal in history, and it’s time parents, grandparents, teachers, and citizens learn what’s really going on with it so we can put a stop to it. Written in Logan Lancing’s impressively accessible and easy-reading style, The Queering of the American

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 137 “American education is in the grip of a religious cult.” That’s the first sentence of the newest book coming out from New Discourses: The Queering of the American Child, by Logan Lancing with James Lindsay. This religious cult, which is called Queer Theory and Queer Activism, represents the basis for the greatest


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 Feb 24

Last week, Penny Heiple and I went to Putumayo for a special gathering of territorial foundations from different parts of Colombia. We were among local organizing teams from Barichara, Bogota, El Tambo, Florencia, Medellin, Montes de Maria, and Putumayo — each at different stages in their own process to establish a territorial foundation for their local communities.The event was organized by the territorial foundation Putumayo Florece and the national support organization TerritoriA: Territories in Action. We came as representatives from the team in Barichara that has been working on regeneration at the territorial scale since 2020.Movement Map for Territorial Foundations of ColombiaIt is difficult

Last week, Penny Heiple and I went to Putumayo for a special gathering of territorial foundations from different parts of Colombia. We were among local organizing teams from Barichara, Bogota, El Tambo, Florencia, Medellin, Montes de Maria, and Putumayo — each at different stages in their own process to establish a territorial foundation for their local communities.The event was organized by the


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Feb 24

People who have escaped cults all tell a similar story. That story starts with a desire to belong, coupled with a desire for purpose. Strong familial and social bonds are generally preferable to shaky relationships, isolation, and the feeling of being an outcast. Likewise, feeling like one’s life lacks any meaning or purpose is a recipe for anxiety, depression, or even madness. If you talk to people who have escaped cults, they all tell you that they didn’t set out to join a cult—the cult set out to prey on them, offering to fill the voids that we must all

People who have escaped cults all tell a similar story. That story starts with a desire to belong, coupled with a desire for purpose. Strong familial and social bonds are generally preferable to shaky relationships, isolation, and the feeling of being an outcast. Likewise, feeling like one’s life lacks any meaning or purpose is a recipe for anxiety, depression, or


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Feb 24

At the Design School for Regenerating Earth, we are about to embark on a learning journey to birth a planetary network of bioregional learning centers.We have developed a framework for the regeneration of large-scale landscape systems that brings together many tools and approaches from around the world. We call it the Platform for Bioregional Regeneration and it has three foundational pillars:Creation of a learning ecosystem organized around at least one bioregional learning center for every unique landscape on Earth.Weave a tapestry of local projects into holistic, integrated landscapes that are organized as watersheds, coastal estuaries, mountain ranges, and other geophysical features of

At the Design School for Regenerating Earth, we are about to embark on a learning journey to birth a planetary network of bioregional learning centers.We have developed a framework for the regeneration of large-scale landscape systems that brings together many tools and approaches from around the world. We call it the Platform for Bioregional Regeneration and it has three foundational pillars:Creation


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