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Re: 📺 Morning Collapse Wake-Up Call
« Reply #90 on: June 30, 2019, 03:16:27 PM »
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Liked your production. I have to agree with both you and G. Chia that Extinction Rebellion has it's heart in the right place, but civilization can't be saved.  I sometimes feel like Rutger Hauer's character in Blade Runner - the worlds we have seen and it's all going away (for both us and all who are alive).
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Re: 📺 Morning Collapse Wake-Up Call
« Reply #91 on: June 30, 2019, 03:58:12 PM »
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Liked your production. I have to agree with both you and G. Chia that Extinction Rebellion has it's heart in the right place, but civilization can't be saved.  I sometimes feel like Rutger Hauer's character in Blade Runner - the worlds we have seen and it's all going away (for both us and all who are alive).
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All going away, to be sure.  I intend however to eat well on my way out the door.  :icon_sunny:  Also hopefully eat fairly well after SHTF Day, assuming enough of the friends I make now who give me fish to cook up will still be fishing and catching them, not to mention hunting down a few Moose & Caribou.  You can really wreck any of them with a crappy cook.  I'm not looking forward to substituting the local Crows for Chicken though, hopefully locals will be raising some.  I'm going to start growing Mushrooms if I can find the time.  The video editing schedule these days is about endless.

Heading out now as we text to do a traditional Hamburger July 4th grilling, tailgate style.  :icon_sunny:

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« Reply #92 on: July 09, 2019, 04:22:06 PM »
Musings from the Potlatch Parking Lot while cooking Italian Sausage & Pepper Heros.  :icon_sunny:

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Systems Science in Collapse: An interview with George Mobus
« Reply #93 on: August 18, 2019, 03:21:02 AM »


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Image result for system science george mobus A few weeks ago I had a great conversation with George Mobus, the university academic famous for his work in Systems Science.  George is now Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, spending his time writing still more books on this subject and the topics relating to Collapse in general.  He also still maintains the blog Question Everything, although these days he only puts out 4 blogs a year, on the Summer & Winter Solstices and on the Spring & Fall Equinoxes.



George also appeared on the original Collapse Cafe we produced a few years ago, discussing topics of Sapience, Evolution and Eugenics in July of 2013.






Coincidently directly following this discussion I traveled down to Seattle on other bizness and George, K-Dog of the blog Chasing the Squirrel and myself had a great Kollapsnik Dinner at the Buffet of the Emerald Queen Casino.  I'm not supposed to reveal what anybody ate at this meal since it's probably not Politically Correct for Kollapsniks. lol.  Conspicuous Consumption of food is of course not a Sustainable System.  However, as long as somebody is going to eat it, it might as well be me!  If you are not familiar with K-Dog, here's a recent interview with him done by Sam Mitchell:






Getting the interview with George up on the Diner took so long because so much else has been ongoing with me personally as well as in the world of Collapse in general.  Besides that I had video problems with my cameras, and trying to edit together the good footage was a nightmare I finally quit on.  So the Utoob "video" for this one is just a still picture screenshot from my line feed.  It's really a Podcast, not a Vidcast in this case.



You can read further about George's theories on Sapience in his new book, available in pdf for a FREE download.  I love free. 🙂





A Theory of Sapience: Using Systems Science to Understand the Nature of Wisdom and the Human Mind



 


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Humanity faces what can only be called existential threats created by its own hands. We have cleverly built advanced cultures that use extreme amounts of energy to make life easy (at least for some) and that energy, for the last several hundred years, has come from carbon-based fossil fuels. Now we sit on the precipice of a calamity for ourselves and many other species as well.



Why?



If human beings are so clever, why have we not learned to moderate our activities, to consume only in proportion to what the Earth system can sustain in terms of resources and waste removal? We have gained the knowledge to understand what is happening and what we need to do. But we don’t do it in a timely way to avert devastation. What is wrong with us?



The answer to this question is surprising. Society is not wise in its choices – the collective decisions of humans – because individuals are not wise in theirs. And that is because wisdom, the tacit knowledge that develops in human minds through experiences, is lacking in the majority of humans. Most humans do not develop wisdom adequate to deal with the complexities of the modern world. As a result they make choices not based on rational long-range thinking about consequences or how those consequences interact systemically. They tend to look only at short-term gains in their own selfish wellbeing.



This book reports on investigations into the underlying causes of the lack of wisdom in average people. Sapience is the set of nascent mental competencies, situated in the human brain, that make us human. Sapience is the basis of higher-order consciousness experienced by humans. It is linked with the emergence of the language facility and our ability to work in symbols. It is the reason that we can think about future states of the world, especially those that may be different from the current and past states we have experienced. It is the product of a remarkable evolutionary process that produced hyper-social animals with sufficient cleverness to invent tools, languages, symbols, even art. We invented agriculture to help bring stability into our living world and reduce uncertainty in our access to resources. But, we had only just crossed the threshold to sapient thinking.



We need to evolve further.



Sapience is the product of brain structures and functions that set the human species, Homo sapiens, apart from the rest of the animal world. It represents a major leap forward in the evolution of the Universe. It contributed to tremendous boosts in our general intelligence and creativity. It provided the basis for morality and concerns for the wellbeing of others. But, even so, it was just a beginning. It does not go far enough in terms of providing individual minds with the ability to grasp the larger and deeper meanings of their choices and actions.



This book explores the nature and evolution of sapience as it is found in human beings today using systems science. It explores the psychological implications of having some capacity for developing wisdom in one’s life but not enough capacity to fully grasp the big picture of the human condition, and thus, make tragic errors in judgements. It attempts to answer the question of why we are in this predicament. 





George as usual has many interesting observations and opinions regarding Collapse and where we are headed.  They are different in many ways than what you read from other pundits discussing the subjects, and we are in good agreement about most of them.  I hope you enjoy listening to the discussion as much as I enjoyed having it with him.



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Re: Systems Science in Collapse: An interview with George Mobus
« Reply #94 on: August 21, 2019, 04:40:35 AM »
Now UP on GEI!

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Etiology of a Doomer: Jason Heppenstall of 22 Billion Energy Slaves
« Reply #95 on: August 25, 2019, 05:02:02 PM »


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Recent discussions with Jason Heppenstall of 22 Billion Energy Slaves have mainly centered around Geopolitics, specifically the Brexit issue that has kept the UK in thrall for over 3 years now, culminating at the moment with the rise to power of Boris "BoJo" Johnson as Prime Minister and the threat of a "No Deal" exit from the European Union.  That supposed "deadline" falls on Halloween, October 31st, slightly over 2 months away.  One has to suspect of course that they will find a way once again to kick the can down the collapse higway rather than deal with the inevitable blowback and mayhem such a move will cause.  The EU is like the Hotel California, "You can check out, but you can never leave".






In this episode of the Collapse Cafe however, we turn back the clock to have a better look at how Hepp got from where he was before becoming "Collapse Aware" to where he is now, a serious Doomer living in Cornwall in the Southwest corner of Jolly Old England.  All of us who write on Collapse Issues here in the Blogosphere have some story to tell about what brought us to this type of outlook and attitude, and the story Hepp has to tell is quite interesting.  My own story will be coming up also in the near future, I recently got interviewed by Sam Mitchell of Collapse Chronicles to fill in his listeners on the reasons for which the Doomstead Diner exists here in cyberspace.



On a technical level for this broadcast, right now I am completely SWAMPED with things I have to do to prepare my crippled ass for another Jet Setting adventure down to the Lower 48, this time to be present for the placement of the SUN Monument on its Eternal Resting Place in Springfield, MO, more or less dead center of what is now called the FSoA (Fascist States of Amerika) and used to be called Turtle Island by the original Homo Sap inhabitants of this patch of the earth.  Besides that, over the past couple of months I have had a lot going on personally with getting my Food Truck program going and the global Collapse Newz has really accelerated as of late as well.



The entire prior paragraph is basically an EXCUSE for the way I am publishing this interview, it's a single un-edited take off one of the cameras I was running during this interview, along with the line feed I get off Skype.  I just haven't had the time or energy over the last couple of months to edit and splice together all the different camera angles and the line feed to make a perky visual for this one.  I didn't even cut out the section in the middle of the recording where one of my cameras goes blooey and I gotta fix it.  It's only a couple of minutes, you can fast forward through it or if you want to be entertained by technical bullshit and watching a cripple go fix his camera, you can watch that too. lol.  Or you can just listen to the audio as a Podcast from Diner Soundcloud and forget watching the video at all.  Your choice on this one.  If you elect just the audio, you can download that as an .mp3 and listen while you do the Fall Harvest from your Doom Garden or sit in traffic in your car on the way to your current job in Industrial Civilization, if you still have one.



See you again next week from the Lower 48 with the Mobile Diner Office I will set up in a Missouri Motel 6 (aka "Bates Motel"), where Tom Burdett has left the light on for me. 🙂  That is assuming I can negotiate my Cripple Cart and trailer through the TSA examination and then on and off 3 planes through 4 airports to get there.  It's a full 24 hours of travel time from the time I leave on Tuesday night at 10:30PM in a Cripple Cab and theoretically arrive at Springfield-Branson International Airport to be picked up by another Cripple Cab at 11:50PM on Wednesday night.  If you thought plane travel was rough as an ambulatory Homo Sap, you should try it sometime as a Cripple.  It's Dante's 7th Circle of Hell. lol.



 



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I got interviewed by Sam Mitchell of Collapse Chronicles right before I left for the Great Tombstone Adventure to the Lower 48, which he just got up today.  In here you will find the complete story of the founding of the Doomstead Diner along with my Humble Opinions on the Monetary System, Climate, Extinction and Dr. McStinksion himself. lol.

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Re: 📺 Morning Collapse Wake-Up Call
« Reply #97 on: September 15, 2019, 08:08:32 PM »
Good interview.  You sounded smart. ;D
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Re: 📺 Morning Collapse Wake-Up Call
« Reply #98 on: September 15, 2019, 08:54:11 PM »
Good interview.  You sounded smart. ;D

LOL.  It helps that I actually am pretty smart to do that.  Or I am a REALLY good bullshitter.  Or both.  :icon_mrgreen:

Got great testimonials coming in the commentariat over there too!  :icon_sunny:

You can expand my Ego into the next dimension since I already covered this Universe.



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