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  1. Dec 2023
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      • for: evolutionary biology, big history, DH, Deep Humanity, theories of consciousness, ESP project, Earth Species Project, Michael Levin, animal communication, symbiocene

      • title: The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains

      • author: Joseph LeDoux
      • date: Jan. 2023
      • doi: 0.1080/09515089.2022.2160311

      • ABSTRACT

        • The essence of who we are depends on our brains.
        • They enable us to think, to
          • feel joy and sorrow,
          • communicate through speech,
          • reflect on the moments of our lives, and to
            • anticipate,
            • plan for, and
            • worry about our imagined futures.
        • Although some of our abilities are comparatively new, key features of our behavior have deep roots that can be traced to the beginning of life.
        • By following the story of behavior, step-by-step, over its roughly four-billion-year trajectory,
          • we come to understand both
            • how similar we are to all organisms that have ever lived, and
            • how different we are from even our closest animal relatives.
        • We care about our differences because they are ours. But differences do not make us superior; they simply make us different.
      • comment

        • good article to contribute to a narrative of the symbiocene and a shift of humanity to belonging to nature as one species, instead of dominating nature as the apex species
      • question
        • @Gyuri, Could indranet search algorithm have made the connection between this article and the symbiocene artilces in my mindplex had I not explicitly made the associations manually through my tags? It needs to be able to do this
      • Also interesting to see how this materialistic outlook of consciousness
        • which is similiar to the Earth Species Project work and Michael Levin's work on synthesizing new laboratory life forms to answer evolutionary questions about intelligence
      • relates to nonmaterial ideas about consciousness
  2. Sep 2023
      • for: symbiocene, ecozoic, ecocivilization, eco-civilization, animal communication, inter-species communication, Azi Raskin, Earth Species Project, umwelt
      • summary

        • Very interesting talk given by Aza Raskin, founder of:
        • on two main themes:
          • how AI is being used to decode language communication of many different plant and animal species, including inter-fauna, inter-flora and fauna-flora cross communication
          • how AI used to study human languages has detected a universal meaning shape between all languages.
      • reference

    1. what what this is fundamentally about is is care and compassion
      • for: compassion, care, symbiocene, Me2We, W2W, expanding circle of care
      • comment
        • unity requires expanding circles of care:
          • care of self
          • care of family
          • care of ingroup
          • care of outgroup
          • care of other species
  3. Aug 2023
    1. pupil shape is a powerful indicator of what role an animal plays in its ecosystem
      • for: umwelt, symbiocene, perspectival knowing
      • comment
        • the experience of reality of other living beings
  4. Jul 2023
    1. we place value on life. But I think we have  to understand that all forms of life have value,   and that we can't place human value above all  those other values and that the diversity itself   00:20:57 has value, the complexity has value.
      • for: symbiocene,
      • question

        • All living beings have values
        • We can't place human values above that of other species
        • how do we put this into practice, for example in the area of food?
          • we harvest and kill other species for food.
          • we are not alone in being a predator of other living beings
          • however, being self-conscious beings aware of the suffering that death causes, are we not in a dilemma, since we have to eat another living being in order to survive?
          • this appears to be an intrinsic dilemma of a self-conscious being
          • eating another living being is equivalent to killing another living being, which is equivalent to taking away its most valued aspect, its life
          • so eating other species is causing suffering to that other species or individual of that species
          • how do we overcome this?
      • definition

        • Intrinsic dilemma
          • a dilemma which is unavoidable
    2. accepting our animal  nature, and end this human exceptionalism,   which blinds us to our animal nature, just  for starters. If we have a meeting about   climate or biodiversity, in our minds we need  to invite all other creatures to those meetings.   And I'm not just trying to be foolish or silly  here. I'm serious, I'm dead serious about it. We   01:24:09 need to be sitting at the table with the elephants  and the jaguars and the wolves and the algae and   the apple trees and the bees and allowing  those voices somehow into our conversation.
      • for: symbiocene, human exceptionalism
      • question
        • how do we invite them in? if they cannot represent themselves, how do we represent them?
          • does anyone know what' it's like to be a bat?
      • remind ourselves of our animal nature
        • mortality salience counters human exceptionalism
  5. Mar 2023
    1. Planetary justice scholarship goes further than global justice to call for radical or profound changes to justice understandings in the Anthropocene, critiques anthropocentricism and calls for greater engagement with the non-human world1
  6. Jan 2023
    1. The issue of human dominance is not simply climate change (as bad as that is), it is the whole capitalist development paradigm that is at the dark heart of maldevelopment—that which undermines and destroys the very foundations of all life on earth.

      !- Anthropocene vs Symbiocene : Key statement -The issue of human dominance is not simply climate change (as bad as that is), it is the whole capitalist development paradigm that is at the dark heart of maldevelopment—that which undermines and destroys the very foundations of all life on earth.

      !- Anthropocene : comment - In this essay, the term "Anthropocene" itself is critically questioned as being embedded within the structural thinking of the Anthropocene itself - Hence, a new term that is more expansive than just the human species is proposed - Instead of "a Good Anthropocene", the authors suggest "The Symbiocene" replaces it - It is aligned to the argument William McDonough, founder of Cradle-to-Cradle often makes "less bad is not the same as good" - Albrecht & Van Horn are aligned to the following authors and their work: - Cognitive Scientist, Buddhist scholar Jay Garfield: Losing the Self: https://hyp.is/go?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdocdrop.org%2Fvideo%2FE5lW5XedNGU%2F&group=world - Physicist Tom Murphy: civilization and the program of control as the root structural problem of our polycrisis https://hyp.is/go?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdocdrop.org%2Fvideo%2Ff6yFrh1X6DI%2F&group=world - Buddhist scholar David Loy: On the Emptiness at the heart of the human being that cannot be filled by consumerism & materialism https://hyp.is/go?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdocdrop.org%2Fvideo%2F1Gq4HhUIDDk%2F&group=world - Korean / German philosopher Byung-Chul Han: The Burnout Society https://hyp.is/go?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdocdrop.org%2Fvideo%2FbNkDeUApreo%2F&group=world

    2. Symbiocene

      !- symbiocene :key attribute - understanding the dangers of cultural evolution to the degree that we can mitigate the dangers emergent from progress traps

  7. Dec 2022
    1. the next era in human history should be named the Symbiocene (from the Greek sumbiosis, or companionship). The scientific meaning of the word “symbiosis” implies living together for mutual benefit, and I wish to use this profoundly important concept as the basis for what I hope will be the next period of earth history. As a core aspect of ecological thinking, symbiosis affirms the interconnectedness of life and all living things.

      !- definition : symbiocene - aspiring to be the next era of humanity - in which governance is based on the interconnectedness of life and all living beings