The world of Eclectic Medicine and of Emerson reinventing Thomas Taylor to inspire Americans had come to an end, although it would see rebirths in places like the Philosophical Research Society and movements like the New Age of the 1980s.
Twelve years ago I fell face first into the tutelage of a Zen master named Zephyr. While I’d love to tell you stories of my trials, tribulations, face licks, and cuddles with the great Zephyr, I’d probably be too biased to do him justice. Instead, I’ll step back and let him tell you our story.
As drinks the Irishman, Boing Boing founder Mark Frauenfelder just always had it: The Algorithm of Geek. In this interview, he talks about Boing Boing’s cyberpunk roots and what it’s like to live online today.
In November 2008, I spent 7 days in coma. The devastation wrought on my neocortex should have disabled all but the most rudimentary of experiences, and yet I had a profound odyssey through ultra-real realms far beyond our physical universe.
There’s something oddly ominous about the towering smokestacks of nuclear power plants that dot the North American landscape. One designer, Thomas Heatherwick, has something a little less industrious and a little more green in mind for the UK.
While some praise indoor plumbing and the flush toilet as sterling achievements, for others, it is the height of insanity to use drinking water to dispose of human waste and then wash it away into large bodies of water, spreading the potential for pollution of all Earth’s water bodies.
Let’s start by addressing an incorrect assumption about food. It’s an assumption that was never really questioned until the twentieth century — that cooked food is a normal and natural part of a balanced diet.