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Zot Lynn Szurgot    #15920
insupposing    outsupposed     Posted: Monday, June 15, 2009 at 14:9:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

[continued]... it [Happy Feet} lumps all humans together as industrialized exploiters, and blames us all, in our nature as a species, with no helpful delineation identifying some practices and structures. i find that to be a crucial difference. We did not create human nature, nor can we recreate it; so if that's where the problem is claimed, it says we can do nothing, which is the same old Mother Culture lullaby excuse. We did create the harmful practices and structures, we CAN recreate or alter or abandon them; so since that's where the problem lies, we can do something useful, which is the helpful opening Quinn points to. Hooray!

Zot Lynn Szurgot    #15919
imposing    outpost     Posted: Monday, June 15, 2009 at 14:7:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Destry, i am grateful you edited the entry for Daniel Quinn. i made a few edits myself, and encourage others here to edit it towards clarity and fairness (i was unable to include a link to Rethinking The World; perhaps one of you can). As for Happy Feet, i don't find much in common with Quinn there, except for storytelling and a willingness to at least look at difficult global problems, both worthwhile qualities. i do see in Happy Feet something very different from the writings of Daniel Quinn: it lumps ...

Zot Lynn Szurgot    #15916
inposting    outpost     Posted: Monday, June 15, 2009 at 14:5:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

i wish energy and success to all who can meet in person! i hope it's going well in Lincoln, NE.

Anybody watching the skewed coverage of the massacre of tribal opponents by corporations and their servants? indigenous-vs-industrial Utcubamba-indigenous-die

Russ Decker, i second all three of your thoughts. May we each succeed.

Brigitte, that trailer of a documentary called "Life Inc." looks great, and i hope the movie has those stark innovative qualities. i also like the related "dispatches" on YouTube.

Zot Lynn Szurgot    #15915
inposting    outpost     Posted: Monday, June 15, 2009 at 14:3:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

An excellent tool for showing the central truth that population obeys food availability: carrying capacity slideshow

Albert Bartlett shows us how to bring the simple but rarely-understood arithmetic behind exponential growth into the public realm: Access to Albert Bartlett Direct to video

John Kurmann, i invite you to repost your pamphlet post with its wealth of resources.

Zot Lynn Szurgot    #15914
inposting    outpost     Posted: Monday, June 15, 2009 at 14:1:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Interesting genetic results indicate only one tribe left the african continent. Note the other guesses about the timing of human events: One tribe left Africa

Jenna Thrasher-Sneathen    #15909
Locust Grove    Ga USA     Posted: Monday, June 15, 2009 at 12:49:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

I read 'Ishmael', 'My Ishmael', and 'The Story of B' in high school. These books inspired me to become a philosophy professor, and after years of hard work I finally made it. Now I have a chance to help students think critically. Thank you Mr. Quinn. I look forward to making your books part of my courses.

todd    #15905
   USA     Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 17:16:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

do you think that when people talk about "indigo children" they're just being reactionary? that when people want to escape mother culture's box they often start by simply thinking what they perceive to be the opposite of what she says? do you think all the talk about human evolution might our current lack-of-a-better-term for cultural evolution? especially since we think all humans belong to our culture? do you think the "metaphore," as i'll call it, of A.D.H.D. kids as "hunters" in a very conformist world of farmers holds any weight or makes any....sense?

russ decker    #15902
   USA     Posted: Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 17:59:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

still reading , still learning, . trying not to walk into a lake

Steven Earl Salmony    #15901
Chapel Hill    NC USA     Posted: Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 9:31:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Congratulations, Russ Hopfenberg, for providing us with outstanding scientific research.

Krista Cutter    #15895
Kapaau    HI USA     Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 16:55:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Life awakening and clearing. I know we need not go back, except to view how we got to this point in the way Quinn reveals. Once the way is cleared we are to BE the new vibrational experience.

destry    #15893
flagstaff    az USA     Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 8:25:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

i made a little mod to the DQ page on wikipedia, thought peeps might like to scope it (my addition is the "1," the footnote at the intro).


live long and prosper

Kayla Derbyshire    #15892
Camas    WA USA     Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 22:41:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

I got this book assigned in school yesterday. When our teacher said, "This book is about a telepathic gorilla," I had my doubts that I was going to like this book. I finished it by the next morning. This is the best book that I have read in a long, long time. It challenged my beliefs and made me grow stronger as a student in these troubled times. Thank you so much, Daniel.

Mike    #15891
   USA     Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 8:51:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

I think it is imperative to read the speeches in The Story of B as Jared hears them. They can be revisited on their own after the book is completed, but I don't think you can understand what's going on in Jared's mind as the story progresses without experiencing the speeches with him. I would never recommend waiting until the end to read them and skipping them altogether would deprive the reader of material that is vital to the book.

Sam    #15890
   USA     Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 4:18:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

HI Erin-

My preference is to read the teachings as they pertain to the story. I think the book is set up to do it either way.

Happy reading, Sam

Erin    #15889
Lincoln    NE USA     Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 20:30:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

I don't know where else to turn or find this out so I'm asking whoever reads this,

When reading the Story of B Should I read the "teachings" while reading the book in time, or not read them at all and wait until the book is over, then read all of the teachings together?

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