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OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer. The Timescale of Life. Tree of Life Web Project. ProjectEvoMap. NatGeo Mapmaker Interactive. Aboriginal Perspectives. Creative Routines. “We all have the same 24 hours that Beyoncé has” and its various iterations took the web by storm in late 2013 as the megastar became the figurehead of not only having it all, but being able to somehow do it all too.

Creative Routines

How do creatives – composers, painters, writers, scientists, philosophers – find the time to produce their opus? Mason Currey investigated the rigid Daily Rituals that hundreds of creatives practiced in order to carve out time, every day, to work their craft. Some kept to the same disciplined regimen for decades while others locked in patterns only while working on specific works. Creative Routines Poster There are enough data to visualize a portion of the hundreds of creative lifestyles. Gustave Flaubert, Ludwig Van Beethoven, W.A.

Design HighlightsRepresenting each day as a continuous 24 hour cycle invokes the ever spinning wheel of time, and more simply the face of a clock with midnight placed in the “12 o’clock” position and noon at “6 o’clock.” First Edit Original. Straw Bale and Hemp Construction. Sam Atkinson LLP specialises in the design and construction of straw bale and hemp buildings.

Straw Bale and Hemp Construction

Our recent projects include a straw bale cottage, a straw bale bungalow, straw bale classrooms, a straw bale bird hide and a straw bale screen. You can also see more about our range of straw bale holiday accommodation at Straw is an abundant building material and offers a great many environmental advantages such as super insulation, energy efficiency and carbon storage. A straw bale building will last a very long time when designed appropriately and built well. New History of Humanity - Astounding Scientific Discoveries. Cosmic Journeys - Is the Universe Infinite? Evolution - What Darwin Never Knew - NOVA PBS Documentary. Tree of Life Web Project.

ProjectEvoMap. OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer. The Timescale of Life. World ancestry. Tree of Life Web Project. A Pentecostal, Evangelical Naturalist?! The following is cross-posted from my new Emergent Village Voice blog, here.

A Pentecostal, Evangelical Naturalist?!

I’m often described in the mainstream media as an ‘evangelical minister’ or ‘Pentecostal preacher’, even though I speak far more often in moderate and liberal churches (and in secular settings) than I do in evangelical, Pentecostal, and Emerging Church venues. Not surprisingly, I’ve been asked on a number of occasions, by both religious liberals and conservatives, “In what sense do you consider yourself a Pentecostal evangelical, and how does that mesh with your being an outspoken religious naturalist?” For 33 years I’ve proudly called myself a Pentecostal, though my political and theological views are by no means right-wing, and for the past two decades I’ve tended to say “evolutionary Pentecostal” or “Pentecostal naturalist” for clarification.

My experience in Pentecostal and evangelical contexts has been almost entirely positive—indeed, salvific—and continues to nourish my life and work. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. Evolutionary Christianity. God is a personification, not a person — an undeniable interpretation, not an otherworldly tyrant.

Evolutionary Christianity

If we fail to grasp this, we cannot possibly understand religion or religious differences. “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” ~ Philip K. Dick. The evolution of Ilia Delio. "We are dying -- and that's OK," Ilia Delio told a gathering of 150 Sisters of St.

The evolution of Ilia Delio

Joseph in Brentwood, N.Y., in late June. "It just means something new is emerging. We need to become young again. " It was a bold statement, made all the more audacious by the fact that the average age of the assembled group was likely in the neighborhood of 72. But Delio isn't concerned with chronological age. "If we attend only to the breakdown," Delio says, "we think we're over. A Franciscan sister, Delio reads the struggle between the Vatican and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious through the lens of systems theory, an idea often employed in the study of evolution.

Open systems, she says, remain open to their surrounding environment, and they respond to changes in the environment by reorganizing themselves. "An open system has a capacity for newness. Welcome to the mind of Ilia Delio, where most questions related to the church or theology are answered throuFgh analogies to the physical sciences. A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything. MIT Physicist Proposes New "Meaning of Life" By Orion Jones MIT physicist Jeremy England claims that life may not be so mysterious after all, despite the fact it is apparently derived from non-living matter.

MIT Physicist Proposes New "Meaning of Life"

What Is Life? Is Death Real? David Sloan Wilson on Religion and Other Meaning Systems. OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer. Athene's Theory of Everything. Untitled. Every language evolved from 'single prehistoric mother tongue first spoken in Africa' By David Derbyshire Updated: 00:25 GMT, 17 April 2011 500 languages traced back to Stone Age dialectThe further away from Africa a language is spoken, the fewer distinct sounds it hasEnglish has around 46 sounds, while the San bushmen of South Africa use a staggering 200Study finds speech evolved 'at least 100,000 years ago' Every language in the world - from English to Mandarin - evolved from a prehistoric 'mother tongue' first spoken in Africa tens of thousands of years ago, a new study reveals.

Every language evolved from 'single prehistoric mother tongue first spoken in Africa'

After analysing more than 500 languages, Dr Quentin Atkinson found compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors. The findings don't just pinpoint the origin of language to Africa - they also show that speech evolved at least 100,000 years ago, far earlier than previously thought. Why Wolves Change Whole Ecosystems. George Monbiot explains that when wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable 'trophic cascade' occurred.

Why Wolves Change Whole Ecosystems

What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? Find out in this beautiful little film. "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. " - John Muir Visit to explore the world of sustainability. How To Shut Up Pesky Creationists.