The modern world’s essentially autistic view of reality has suffered many assaults over the past 150 years.  In particular Darwin, the paradoxes of quantum mechanics and the rise of ecology as a science and a societal crisis, among other issues,  all are suggesting that this approach to the world is self-defeating, scientifically mistaken, and immoral. The overall message is depressing.  Clearly a radical rethinking is needed.  One of the most hopeful examples of this radical rethinking is Janine Benyus’s talk at the TED conference “12 Sustainable Design Ideas from Nature.”

You will feel more than a little hope when you’ve finished watching her – especially if you do so all the way to the end.


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