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Communicating the Revolution III

Saturday November 16

“We are stardust” –
the laws of nature and our place within it

Presentation by leading astrophysicist Professor Steve Miller, author The Chemical Cosmos a guided tour. Much of his work centres on the relationship between science and society.

1. Introduction by Paul Feldman (audio)

2. Part 1 of talk

3. Intermission: Joni Mitchell, Woodstock (We are stardust...)

4. Part 2 of talk

5. Discussion

Time

Who

Talks about

0:00

Corinna

evolution/revolution

7:01

Donald

Nature and capitalism

11:59

Steve

Nature

18:39

Donald

Nature

19:52

Stuart

Dialectics

21:31

Penny

Nature/natural and contradictions in capitalism

24:27

Paul

scientific approach needs to carried over into other fields

30:45

Steve

Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin and Schroedinger's cat; bad raps

39:29

Tom

replying to Donald

43:22

Gerry

Evolution from big bang to human brain; complexity and hope; Bill McGibbon's map

48:14

Frank

from Ireland and Materialist Dialectics (recapture the term)

51:05

Julie

assett based mapping; empiricsim and evidence based

52:54

Kim

interlinking, Steiner – an extra dimension

56:27

Gerry

large part of Genome not used – maybe of use in a post-capitalist society

59:55

Penny

hunter-gathering, alpha males, collaboration; we are both... and not either... or

1:03:50

Matt

how to break hegemony; social environments

1:06:23

Corinna

negativity drives development; whole is greater than the sum of its parts

1:11:53

Kim

products of our environments

1:13:55

Paul

Determinism not good for the health; general laws; we have reached a point in our evolution where we can change evolution

1:19:24

Fiona

terms; is adaption a better word?

1:20:56

Penny

the subjective

1:21:48

Gerry

Grand unified theory; 96% of matter not found

1:22:53

Kim

Participatory research

1:23:44

Steve

sums up

 

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