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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 25 Oct 22

Russell Marker was a man who was good at finding answers and, in late 1941, he found in the book of a botanist friend an answer he had been seeking for a long time. Dioscorea mexicana, or the Mexican yam, is found throughout Mexico and down to Panama and can grow to several hundred pounds in size. Marker needed to get his hands on as much of it as he could. Unfortunately, this was just after the US had been attacked at Pearl Harbor and American authorities advised strongly against unnecessary travel outside the country. Thirty-nine-year-old Marker, unable to speak …

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Russell Marker was a man who was good at finding answers and, in late 1941, he found in the book of a botanist friend an answer he had been seeking for a long time. Dioscorea mexicana, or the Mexican yam, is found throughout Mexico and down to Panama and can grow to several hundred pounds in size. Marker needed to …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 17 Oct 22

We’re pleased to announce a new article by Institute for Cultural Evolution Senior Fellow Greg Thomas: Considering Deracialization: A Response to Glenn Loury and Clifton Roscoe Read it now on the Institute’s online magazine: The Developmentalist. The post Considering Deracialization appeared first on Institute for Cultural Evolution.

We’re pleased to announce a new article by Institute for Cultural Evolution Senior Fellow Greg Thomas: Considering Deracialization: A Response to Glenn Loury and Clifton Roscoe Read it now on the Institute’s online magazine: The Developmentalist. The post Considering Deracialization appeared first on Institute for Cultural Evolution.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Sep 22

I’m excited to share my latest podcast with Glenn Loury on The Glenn Show. Professor Loury is a courageous thought leader who transcends left and right. In our conversation, we discuss developmental politics and the work of the Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank. This may be the best podcast I’ve ever done, and it represents a significant mainstreaming of my work in integral philosophy. Thanks for checking it out. The post My Podcast with Glenn Loury on The Glenn Show appeared first on Steve McIntosh: Official Website.

I’m excited to share my latest podcast with Glenn Loury on The Glenn Show. Professor Loury is a courageous thought leader who transcends left and right. In our conversation, we discuss developmental politics and the work of the Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank. This may be the best podcast I’ve ever done, and it represents a significant mainstreaming of my work …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Sep 22

I’m excited to share my latest podcast with Glenn Loury on The Glenn Show. Professor Loury is a courageous thought leader who transcends left and right. In our conversation, we discuss developmental politics and the work of the Institute for Cultural Evolution. This may be the best podcast I’ve ever done, and it represents a significant mainstreaming of my work in integral philosophy. Thanks for checking it out. The post Glenn Loury Speaks with Steve McIntosh on The Glenn Show appeared first on Institute for Cultural Evolution.

I’m excited to share my latest podcast with Glenn Loury on The Glenn Show. Professor Loury is a courageous thought leader who transcends left and right. In our conversation, we discuss developmental politics and the work of the Institute for Cultural Evolution. This may be the best podcast I’ve ever done, and it represents a significant mainstreaming of my work in …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 31 Aug 22

How the fractal nature of the integral four-quadrant model can help (dis)solve the paradoxes within ethics. Many years ago, shortly after having discovered Ken Wilber’s very useful four-quadrant model, it occurred to me that, within ethics, there are basically four (not three, not five, but four) main branches or schools of thought if you don’t count amoral philosophies such as nihilism (but these cannot be used normatively, only in a larger “meta-ethical” context). Having noticed that oftentimes things come bundled in four, just to fit snuggly into the four quadrant model, of course made me wonder whether or not the four schools of …

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How the fractal nature of the integral four-quadrant model can help (dis)solve the paradoxes within ethics. Many years ago, shortly after having discovered Ken Wilber’s very useful four-quadrant model, it occurred to me that, within ethics, there are basically four (not three, not five, but four) main branches or schools of thought if you don’t count amoral philosophies such as nihilism (but these …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Aug 22

I’m pleased to share the podcast conversation I recently had with philosopher and spiritual seeker Tim Freke. We discussed evolutionary spirituality and theology. Then beginning at 52:40, we had a lively exchange about developmental politics and how it is growing beyond the limitations of previous integral/SD conceptions. Thanks for checking it out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=goGFnrVD1rs The post Evolutionary Spirituality and Developmental Politics—My Conversation with Tim Freke appeared first on Steve McIntosh: Official Website.

I’m pleased to share the podcast conversation I recently had with philosopher and spiritual seeker Tim Freke. We discussed evolutionary spirituality and theology. Then beginning at 52:40, we had a lively exchange about developmental politics and how it is growing beyond the limitations of previous integral/SD conceptions. Thanks for checking it out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=goGFnrVD1rs The post Evolutionary Spirituality and Developmental Politics—My Conversation …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Aug 22

It’s not the economy, stupid. It’s how the economy makes us feel: it’s about time, attention, and human drives. [Note: This text is originally in Swedish. It has been AI translated and checked for errors. Traces of the translation may remain.] Happiness is quite difficult to grasp and is therefore difficult to make the goal and meaning of politics. It is much easier to relate, for example, to the hard currency in which we measure our material resources. There is no one who can point to happiness and say exactly what it is. Yet our need to understand and politically …

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It’s not the economy, stupid. It’s how the economy makes us feel: it’s about time, attention, and human drives. [Note: This text is originally in Swedish. It has been AI translated and checked for errors. Traces of the translation may remain.] Happiness is quite difficult to grasp and is therefore difficult to make the goal and meaning of politics. It …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Aug 22

How an expansion of the depth and reach of our welfare services can save the welfare state [Note: This text is originally in Swedish. It has been AI translated and checked for errors. Traces of the translation may remain.] What does the next level of welfare look like? Such a question can of course only be answered through the participation and involvement of many people. What we can do here and now is to begin drawing the outlines of a welfare society that touches upon all aspects of life, and that supports us in both our own personal development and …

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How an expansion of the depth and reach of our welfare services can save the welfare state [Note: This text is originally in Swedish. It has been AI translated and checked for errors. Traces of the translation may remain.] What does the next level of welfare look like? Such a question can of course only be answered through the participation …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Aug 22

I will be attending and giving a keynote talk about the work of the Institute for Cultural Evolution at the integral “What’s the Future Conference” in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. The conference takes place from November 3-6. Here is a link to the event: www.integralwtf.com. Early registration discounts end on August 15th. The post Speaking at the “What’s the Future Conference” in Sedona in November appeared first on Steve McIntosh: Official Website.

I will be attending and giving a keynote talk about the work of the Institute for Cultural Evolution at the integral “What’s the Future Conference” in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. The conference takes place from November 3-6. Here is a link to the event: www.integralwtf.com. Early registration discounts end on August 15th. The post Speaking at the “What’s the Future Conference” …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Jul 22

Mock up of future development of Sri Lanka’s port city of Colombo (Source: YouTube) Sri Lanka is deeply embroiled in a crisis. Fuel shortages have led to protests. Food protests have led to riots. The President fled the country and then resigned by email. A new President was just elected on Wednesday, July 20, but he is no outsider – he has been Prime Minister six times already. The crisis appears to be the result of a convergence of factors, all hitting simultaneously in just the past couple of years: a collapse in tourism revenue due to COVID, greater fossil …

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Mock up of future development of Sri Lanka’s port city of Colombo (Source: YouTube) Sri Lanka is deeply embroiled in a crisis. Fuel shortages have led to protests. Food protests have led to riots. The President fled the country and then resigned by email. A new President was just elected on Wednesday, July 20, but he is no outsider – …

Clean technology disruptions can springboard Sri Lanka from economic collapse to unthinkable prosperity Read More »


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