Green: What Does It Mean?’ presentations

This is a four part series of Powerpoint presentations that, hopefully, might help to deepen appreciaton of the depth and breadth of green politics, ranging from the core elements of the  green worldview to policies and strategy issues. Each will have a set of notes explaining the slides as well as providing links to further evidence and argument.

So far, only part 1 has been completed and its accompanying notes are still be finalised. But the presentation is posted as a taster. In the meantime, trying to decipher what some of the images are all about might be an interesting challenge.

The four parts are:

Part 1: Green Roots and Shoots

Part 2: Green versus ‘Grey

Part 3: Green Analysis

Part 4: Green Solution

Green What Does It Mean Part 1 of 4

 

 

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Scientism and its dangers

This is an interesting article that touches on the dangers of ‘scientism’, of hype about what science is telling us and is able to tell us. Mainstream science is often harmfully embedded in the institutions of the status quo and the cultural ‘mindset’ of our era. It is not some totally ‘objective’ practice and that too can have its dangers as the ‘dispassionate’ scientists who worked on Nazi programmes showed us.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/…/dear-skeptics-bash-…/…

This is worth reading too:
http://authors.library.caltech.edu/62179/1/20024542.pdf

Science can, of course, tell us a great deal about the ‘how’. But we need other insights to know the ‘why’, about the ethical ‘ends’ we ought to pursue by those ‘means’.

A science journalist takes a skeptical look at capital-S Skepticism
BLOGS.SCIENTIFICAMERICAN.COM|BY JOHN HORGAN