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God spaketh, but why? Part 3: Tough times

“I encourage all of us, whatever our beliefs, to question the basic narratives of our world, to connect past developments with present concerns, and not to be afraid of controversial issues”. So begins Sapiens: a brief history of humankind by … Continue reading

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God spaketh, but why? Part 2: Days of ice

This blog is somewhere more reliable than my memory for me to collect my thoughts on why we live as we do today – in a world of gross inequality [1] and obscene overconsumption [2]. In part 1 of this … Continue reading

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God spaketh, but why? Part 1: Such differing values

The day after my last post, BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week was at the Hay Festival for a discussion about why Homo sapiens is so ‘successful’ (their word, not mine!). This programme introduced me to Israeli historian, Yuval Noah … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide

In this blog, I consider Climate Justice and the┬átask of┬áreconciling indigenous beliefs with those of the dominant culture. It started life as part of a piece of work which I knew had become too ‘radical’ for its purpose but I … Continue reading

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