Genetic Engineering is Creationism’s Doppelganger. Neither trusts that what is does not need, is in fact gravely harmed by, attempts to control it. One does this directly. The other displaces the power onto their Ego’s reflection in a projected sky-god. Abuse, violence, are features, not bugs. They underlie and best express what we strive after.Continue reading “Notes”
To re-enter evolution, to abandon the rush towards extinction, is to accept death. But not death at the side of the road. Not death as a by-product of mechanistic destruction. Death accepted as a phase of life. Such death has purpose. It has meaning. It is not annihilation. It is not the end of life.
This paraphrase, taken from the end of Ishmael, continues to reverberate with me. “I have neglected one small point…” Ishmael begins to say, almost as an afterthought. “One of my students was an ex-convict…” “…what is crucial to your survival … is not the redistribution of power and wealth within the prison but rather theContinue reading “The point is… not to build a more just prison…”
I’ve been waiting for something worth writing down to come to me after reading Ishmael. Perhaps I should still be waiting…. In the meantime, this came to me this morning. Deep denial is not the denial of bad outcomes, like “global warming” or “injustice.” It’s the denial that we get what we are after. ThatContinue reading “Deep Denial”
A confession. A sin of omission, I guess it must be. The result of ignorance, or the way in which all our purported “access” is actually working to keep important works hidden in plain sight. I’ve just read Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael. I’ve added a link because there may yet be one or two of youContinue reading “The Eight Hundred Pound Gorilla in the Room”