(Evening Jan 1, 2019: Spent many hours today reviewing this 6 post collection and making final changes, then more final adjustments, plus adding some closing observations at the end of this piece. I do believe this annotated collection is now finished.
Happy New Year to you and best wishes, cc.)
I loved the idea because of my own struggling intellectual spiritual journey which was embedded within gathering and learning from sober scientific knowledge about this Earth, while dealing with the spiritual aspect of ‘touching Earth’ and having experienced ‘God’s breath’ against my back, so to speak.
Specifically, the Magisteria of Physical Reality vs the Magisteria of our Human Mindscape.
The missing key is appreciating the fundamental “Magisteria of Physical Reality,” and recognizing both science and religion are products of the “Magisteria of Our Mindscape.”
December 31, 2018/January 1, 2019I don't doubt these efforts leave much room for improvement , but I know it's a good solid start. Still I can only get so far, stuck within my own world. Being isolated in the outback of Colorado is why I've been trying to network with likeminded folks through the internet a good decade now always striving to improve and better enunciate what I was trying to get across. By and by I got acquainted with most the Who's Who's on both sides of the public climate science debate/dialogue.The "we demand debate" contrarians run and hide from my challenges and Virtual Debates like the intellectual cowards they are.Unfortunately it seems that science communicators and scientists just as soon also avoid me. My tone wasn't nice enough. I'm too much of the streets, too direct. Got nothing to teach them. Fine and interesting when I happen to be defending them. Unfortunately, they were too busy and distracted to notice what a potent political resource Mr. Citizenschallenge could have developed into with some serious coaching. Well, before the corporate alt-right brainwashed a third of our country and kicked electoral ass and gave our government to a band of vandals.I blame it on my side being too insular and possessing a surprising lack of situational awareness and community. Never really appreciating the depth or passion of the massive ruthless fundamentally dishonest effort to confuse, stupefy and brainwash Americans into believing their utter self-destructive nonsense. Nor the stakes we were playing for.Too little recognition of the need for direct intellectual confrontation. Rather than politely talking past each other, we should have been directly and forcefully addressing the deceptions and tactics being used, rather than playing by their script. But no. So there you have it, today's national and global political situation are the fruits of our complacency.
Then some honorable mentions. ;- )