Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context

Authors with assorted backgrounds in technology, heritage, anthropology, and extra, contemplate tradition within the context of the cosmos.

• How does our wisdom of cosmic evolution impact terrestrial tradition?
• Conversely, how does our wisdom of cultural evolution impact our considering attainable cultures within the cosmos?
• Are existence, brain, and tradition of primary importance to the grand tale of the cosmos that has generated its personal self-understanding via technological know-how, rational reasoning, and arithmetic?

Show description

Read Online or Download Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context PDF

Best culture books

Digital Barbarism: A Writer's Manifesto

World-renowned novelist Mark Helprin deals a ringing Jeffersonian protection of non-public estate within the age of electronic tradition, with its degradation of idea and language, and collectivist bias opposed to the rights of person creators.

Mark Helprin expected that his 2007 long island instances op-ed piece concerning the extension of the time period of copyright will be obtained quietly, if no longer altogether ignored. inside of every week, the object had gathered 750,000 offended reviews. He was once surprised through the breathtaking experience of entitlement verified by way of the commenters, and appalled through the breadth, velocity, and illogic in their responses.

Helprin learned how greatly diversified this new release is from these ahead of it. The artistic Commons flow and the copyright abolitionists, just like the remainder of their new release, have been proficient with a latest bias towards collaboration, which has led them to denigrate person efforts and in flip fueled their experience of entitlement to the end result of alternative people’s labors. extra vital, their egocentric wish to “stick it” to the grasping company pursuits who keep watch over the creation and distribution of highbrow estate undermines not only the potential for an autonomous literary tradition yet threatens the way forward for civilization itself.

Uploader unencumber Notes:
HQ PDF, has OCR and bookmarks

Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir

A lyrical and real e-book that recounts the tale of a border-town relatives in Brownsville, Texas within the 1980's, as each one family member desperately attempts to assimilate and get away lifestyles at the border to turn into "real" american citizens, even on the fee in their shared family members background. this is often relatively un-mined territory within the memoir style that offers in-depth perception right into a formerly unexplored nook of the USA.

Handbook of Advances in Culture and Psychology, Volume 5

With functions in the course of the social sciences, tradition and psychology is a swiftly starting to be box that has skilled a surge in courses during the last decade. From this proliferation of books, chapters, and magazine articles, interesting advancements have emerged within the courting of tradition to cognitive tactics, human improvement, psychopathology, social habit, organizational habit, neuroscience, language, advertising, and different issues.

Reading Ritual: Leviticus in Postmodern Culture (JSOT Supplement)

A vibrant, clean method of Leviticus, connecting its strange international of animal sacrifice to the standard in our lives and utilizing ritual thought, pop culture and African theology in its dialogue. This e-book attracts on a number of disciplines to adopt a different research of Leviticus 1-7. instead of learning the rituals prescribed in Leviticus as arcane historical/theological texts of little curiosity to the trendy reader, or as examples of primitive rituals that experience no parallel in Western society, this booklet offers many issues of touch among animal sacrifice rituals and diverse elements of postmodern society.

Extra info for Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context

Sample text

Back in the Good Old Days... Another way to relate our world to that of Leviticus comes from another story. My father was a pastor and a farmer at different points in his life, but he never stopped being both. After years of encouragement and cajoling from my mother, 11. com>. 12. Or see '25 Reasons Why McDonald's is Better than the Catholic Church' at . 22 Reading Ritual he finally sat down and wrote for his grandchildren some memories of his life growing up as a child on the Canadian prairies.

If we turn that lens upon ourselves, we gain a much clearer understanding of our own attitude toward the performative. To put is succinctly, one of the rules that governs the performance of this ritual is that no attempt need be made to follow any of the usual rules for public presentation. We have made dullness a virtue, monotony a sign of true scholarship unfettered by emotional display. Thus it would be incorrect to say that presentation is seen as a matter of no significance for our ritual.

2. Animal Sacrifice Today 21 As is typical in a consumer society, what constitutes good slaughter for McDonald's is economical slaughter. Yet economics is a more complex system than simple dollars and cents. Economical slaughter also involves a range of factors such as the healthiness of the meat. Due largely to pressure from consumers, McDonald's has altered the conditions in meat packing plants throughout the world. While the American government was unable or unwilling to make the meat packing industry follow new regulations regarding FDA feed rules, a quiet meeting at McDonald's headquarters led to strict observance of these regulations (Schlosser 2002: 275).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.37 of 5 – based on 18 votes