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History: The Power of the Idea and the Idea of Power

By Jeanne Belisle Lombardo © Copyright 2012 Center for Future Consciousness Early on in Preface to History, Carl G. Gustavson refers to the philosopher George Santayana’s famous lines on the relevance of history.  He does so with good cause for … Continue reading


Postmodern Theology – Who’s got the power?

When I studied Michel Foucault and postmodernism in the 1980s, many so-called intellectuals overlooked the idea of the holy, as taken on its own terms, and focused on a stripped down notion of socio-cultural power. Society was just the outcome … Continue reading

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The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages

Is this our relationship to tech companies now? Queen Mary Master Joshua A.T. Fairfield, Washington and Lee University Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had … Continue reading

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Philosophy is useless, theology is worse?

“A new kind of intellectual”: Pierre Bourdieu’s tribute to Michel Foucault via @soc_imagination — (@earthpages) April 25, 2017 Some older readers might recognize the title/lyric from a 1980s Dire Straits tune, “Industrial Disease.” That sentiment might seem somewhat … Continue reading

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Today’s Top Tweet – Earth at night

Earth at night video – #mankind #Earth #space — (@earthpages) December 20, 2016 OPINION Part of me is tempted to go into the usual New Age preachy theme about how we’re all one and if we just came … Continue reading

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Though only 1% Hindu, 25% Italians believe in reincarnation & 20% in karma

Special to In a predominantly Christian nation Italy, though only one per cent declared to be Hindu, but a quarter believed in reincarnation and nearly a fifth believed in karma, according to a survey/poll conducted by research firm SWG … Continue reading