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Some Messed Up Monkeys*

Ernest Cline, director of the recent film Fanboys, has this hilarious spoken word piece that pretty sums up my philosophy perfectly. It’s put to music by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and is accompanied by an 80′s style film strip which only adds to the fun. For more of his great work (including spoken word, info…

The Politics of Human Nature

Human nature is one of those concepts that, like “common sense”, everyone knows what you mean but no one knows how it’s defined. Ironically, the most insistent proponents of human nature are often those who have benefited from the status quo in society and prefer people to remain just as they are. June 27 (the…

Liberation Ecology

Sunrise on the Maasai Mara, Kenya. Vearl Brown / Creative Commons From the beginning our human family has been on a journey. Born together, in eastern Africa about 100,000 years ago, our ancestors migrated to distant points around the globe. Our family scattered, communication was cut off and, in most cases, we forgot about them…