Earthdance: Living Systems in Evolution
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I wanted to like this book more. There were sections that really resonated with me, but then others that felt bogged down and repetitive. That evolution is a cosmic dance and we are all made of stardust is awesome.
Earthdance Living Systems in Evolution 9780595130672 by Elisabet Sahtouris
Some great comments on how we need to learn from nature around us how to care for our planet before it is too late. May 13, Aletheia Murphree rated it it was amazing. Interesting theory! Repetition sustains the point throughout the teachings of this book, but I feel that is because Lovelock wants to grind the information into our brain and create an easily digestible read.
Though, In my opinion only part of this book reads smoothly, while other parts are choppy and painful to follow. However, it is far from boring. Nov 06, Rhys Lindmark rated it did not like it Shelves: series-a-macro-systems. Too much integral theory and not enough specificity for me. I love this book! I read it the first time in , but now see it in a new light.
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The book is also well written and a pleasure to read. I will come back with a fuller review. Feb 09, Eva rated it it was amazing. However, Sahtouris' message should not be ignored, neither ridiculed for she has a great point indeed. This book certainly serves a complementary value, too, to show an example of how beautifully, poetically science could and should be told to kids.
And to adults, too. Feb 01, Brit rated it it was amazing. You can read it for free online. Dec 27, Leslie rated it it was amazing.
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EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution by James E. Lovelock
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New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: Published by iUniverse New Paperback Quantity Available: 1. The word cosmos is Greek, and in Greek it means people, world or cosmos in the English sense, depending on context. So cosmovision is a very inclusive term.
EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution
Every culture present and past has, or has had, its worldview or cosmovision. Western science has evolved a cosmovision very different from all other human cultures, though it has become the one most influential in all the world now. This excludes from its reality gods, soul, spirit, dream experience, thoughts, feelings, values, passions, enlightenment experiences and many other aspects of consciousness beyond their physiological correlates.
Given that no one, neither scientist nor anyone else, has ever had any experience outside of consciousness, these omissions seem gravely limiting and unrealistic. Nevertheless, Western science has defined the universe as an array of non-living matter and non-conscious energy — a universe in which changes over time are due to random or accidental processes that assemble material particles, atoms and molecules into patterns within the constraints of a few physical laws. One way to sum up the essential difference between this western scientific cosmovision and all other human cultural cosmovisions is to see it portraying a universe in which things happen by accident rather than by intelligent design.
The cosmovision which is the framework in which we attempt to understand the patterns of biological evolution is enormously important. If evolution proceeds by accident, rather than by intelligent intent, the same evidence for evolution, the same observations of it, will be seen very very differently.
Context gives perspective, determining perception, meaning and interpretation. And cosmovision, or worldview, is context.