Durandus von Meissen

The Science of Cultural Criticism

Month: April, 2015

The Public Intellectual and Social Commentariat


Is Communication From the Future Already Here?

Reflections on the One Field hypothesis of Existential Validity and the aftermath of Transpositional Realism.

Is Communication From the Future Already Here?.

The Avoidance of the Intellectual

Context and Relevance Frames for variant Perspectives, Historical Criticism and Authentic Voice.

Darwin’s Regret

Aesthetic Judgment is a corollary of organic Intelligence, whose Model is Instinct and whose Practice is enriching Survival. No bird builds a nest, nor sings, nor courts without such expertise of Experience. How less any terrestrial existence?

Human Extension

Though I don’t usually address Darwin’s views or theories, since they are largely (but not wholly) outside of the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in which my work is based, the following quotation from Darwin’s autobiography serves as a lesson in what Darwin gave up and later regretted on his scientific journey:

“Up to the age of thirty, or beyond it, poetry of many kinds, such as the works of Milton, Gray, Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Shelley, gave me great pleasure, and even as a schoolboy I took intense delight in Shakespeare, especially in the historical plays. . . . But now for many years I cannot endure to read a line of poetry: I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me. …

This curious and lamentable loss of the higher esthetic tastes is all the odder, as books on history, biographies…

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Banned TED Talk: Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion

Environmental Energetics

TED’s Chris Anderson censored Rupert Sheldrake, along with Graham Hancock, and removed this video and Hancock’s from the TEDx YouTube channel. They dared question the mainstream Scientific Orthodoxy, and for that they have been publicly questioned, ridiculed and defamed. Watch the video and decide for yourself is what Rupert Sheldrake is talking about is too controversial for the mainstream.

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Paradigm Shift and the Quantum Creativity Project: