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2 DIAPO INFORMATION. Rudolf Steiner. Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (27(25?) February 1861[3] – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian mystic,[4] philosopher, social reformer, architect, and esotericist.[5][6] Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published philosophical works including The Philosophy of Freedom.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, he founded an esoteric spiritual movement, anthroposophy, with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy; other influences include Goethean science and Rosicrucianism. In the first, more philosophically oriented phase of this movement, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and spirituality;[7] his philosophical work of these years, which he termed spiritual science, sought to apply the clarity of thinking characteristic of Western philosophy to spiritual questions,[8]:291 differentiating this approach from what he considered to be vaguer approaches to mysticism.

Biography[edit] Social reform[edit] Deep ecology. Deep ecology is a contemporary ecological and environmental philosophy characterized by its advocacy of the inherent worth of living beings regardless of their instrumental utility to human needs, and advocacy for a radical restructuring of modern human societies in accordance with such ideas. Deep ecology argues that the natural world is a subtle balance of complex inter-relationships in which the existence of organisms is dependent on the existence of others within ecosystems.[1] Human interference with or destruction of the natural world poses a threat therefore not only to humans but to all organisms constituting the natural order. Deep ecology's core principle is the belief that the living environment as a whole should be respected and regarded as having certain inalienable legal rights to live and flourish, independent of their utilitarian instrumental benefits for human use.

Principles[edit] These principles can be refined down into three simple propositions: Development[edit] Einstein's Third Paradise, by Gerald Holton. Historians of modern science have good reason to be grateful to Paul Arthur Schilpp, professor of philosophy and Methodist clergyman but better known as the editor of a series of volumes on "Living Philosophers," which included several volumes on scientist-philosophers.

His motto was: "The asking of questions about a philosopher's meaning while he is alive. " And to his everlasting credit, he persuaded Albert Einstein to do what he had resisted all his years: to sit down to write, in 1946 at age sixty-seven, an extensive autobiography – forty-five pages long in print. To be sure, Einstein excluded there most of what he called "the merely personal. " But on the very first page he shared a memory that will guide us to the main conclusion of this essay. He wrote that when still very young, he had searched for an escape from the seemingly hopeless and demoralizing chase after one's desires and strivings.

The primacy of young Albert's First Paradise came to an abrupt end. The Many-Worlds Theory" The quantum suicide thought experiment is based on and seeks to prove what has bec­ome an increasingly accepted interpretation of quantum physics, the Many-Worlds theory. This theory was first proposed in 1957 by a doctoral student at Princeton University named Hugh Everett III. The theory was scorned for decades until fellow Princetonian Max Tegmark created the quantum suicide experiment, which lends support to the interpretation [source: The Guardian].

According to the Many-Worlds theory, for each possible outcome to an action, the world splits into a copy of itself. This is an instantaneous process Everett called decohesion. It's kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure book, but rather than choosing between either exploring the cave or making off with the treasure, the universe splits in two so that each action is taken. One vital aspect of the Many-Worlds theory is that when the universe splits, the person is unaware of himself in the other version of the universe. The Proton | zeropointfield. Image 1: The standard model of particle physics Since all the talk about the Higgs boson started, a lot of people now understand what the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is situated at the CERN in Geneva does: It accelerates protons to a speed near the speed of light and smashes them into each other. This destroys the proton and creates lots of smaller particles which are then analysed by the CERN’s detectors, which are the ATLAS, CMS and LHCb detectors.

How is it possible, that a small a particle as the proton can produce a myriad of other, quite distinct and different particles? Or, if one poses the question in another way, what exactly is inside a proton? First it is important to understand that the proton is not an elementary particle according to the standard model of particle physics – you can see a list of elementary particles in image 1. Image 2: Inside a proton – standard representation Simple enough, and one can often see graphical representations like the one in image 2.

Apply a Dramatic Fire Effect to your Image. If you would like to turn your image into something extraordinary, applying fire effect to your image is a good idea. Lots of movies also use the same idea to turn the main character to become fire man or ice man. Premium Photoshop Tutorials from Skillfeed.com Related Photoshop Tutorials Snail Race Photo Montage This is a funny photo manipulation about the snail racing. In this tutorial, it is going to show you how to extract the images from few photos and generate the combination as this. How to Create an Essentially Beautiful Flyer To remain your nice image eternally, lots of you may want to design your own beautiful image as a style flyer. Photo Manipulation – a Man facing a Planet Photo Manipulation in Photoshop allows you to create whatever scenery you want.

Orange Porsche with Fruit Skin In this tutorial, it will show you how to re-decorate the Posche with fruit skin. Creating a 3D effect with image editing software How to Beautify your Objects using Photoshop. Good Startup Mentoring (1) I have been involved in many environments in which mentoring is a core part of the value proposition. Seedcamp or Techstars succeed almost exclusively on the quality of their mentoring. As a board member I try to be a good sounding board, a good partner and occasionally, when the situation warrants it, a good mentor. In any event, I have derived a clear conviction that good mentoring is a scarce resource that needs to be nurtured and developed in all of us. Below is my (evolving) philosophy on mentoring startups; it’s a personal one that fits my style and may not work for you, but I hope you enjoy it and find the time to share your mentoring tips too. Good mentoring is hard. Step 1: Establish a trusted connection Your mentee may be impressed by who you are and not want to disappoint you.

Most projects start as poorly baked ideas that need a lot of work and refinement to achieve the appropriate form. Step 2: Open your brain and understand the context Step 4: Dig and deconstruct. Create an Explosive Cover with Precise Photo Manipulation Techniques. In this tutorial, we're going to make a creative illustration in a style meant for a video game cover or sci-fi book cover. We'll create this with mostly photo manipulation techniques. With some cool Photoshop options you can turn all the photos you chose, into one stunning looking explosive cover. It's amazing, how easy this can be done, all you need is just a good idea and some solid basics in Photoshop.

The hardest part in doing this, is finding the right images. I chose them carefully, as the better photos chosen, the less time it will take you to create this quality illustration. Let's get started! Final Image Preview Let's take a look at the image we'll be creating. Step 1 Open this picture of a masked woman. Start repairing the photo by copying some part of the right side of the mask, and applying it to the missing part of the left side. Step 2 Now that you have still selected this little piece, lower its Opacity just a touch. Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11.

Inheriting Confucius. Confucius’s diverse descendants can contribute anything but their blood. Illustration: Jillian Tamaki. In Jinan, China, the Confucius Genealogy Compilation Committee is at the final stage of the fifth major revision of Confucius’s family tree, which should be complete next summer. With more than 2 million registered descendants, the family tree of Confucius, the revered Chinese philosopher who lived over 2,500 years ago, is the longest in the world. Fearing that the genealogy of Confucius, last updated in 1931, could be lost forever as China marches into modernity, 77th-generation descendant Kong De-yong launched the present effort in 1998. The current revision marks a major break from the past in several respects: Unlike previous attempts, women, ethnic minorities, and other previously excluded groups will be able contribute their genealogies.

Part of the rejection of DNA is conservatism. This is because of what DNA fingerprinting might reveal. SFD-RECO : algorithme de recommandations de prise en charge de l'acné. What is Positive Psychology? Video-inform. Maths - Cours de Mathématiques en Mandala/Carte mentale. Le renseignement anglais ouvre les sources de sa base de données orientée graphe. Le GCHQ, la principale agence anglaise de renseignement, vient d’ouvrir le code de l’un de ses outils. Nommé Gaffer, il est disponible désormais sous licence Apache 2.0 dans un dépôt GitHub. Bien qu’il existe une évidente dimension de restauration d’une image largement écornée, ce choix pourrait témoigner d’une certaine volonté de transparence.

Cependant, il faut distinguer l’outil lui-même des données qu’il peut contenir. Le GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), est l’équivalent anglais de la NSA américaine. Les deux agences ont collaboré dans de très nombreuses opérations et représentent d’ailleurs les deux membres les plus éminents de l’alliance Five Eyes, réunissant également le Canada, l’Australie et la Nouvelle-Zélande. Tout comme la NSA, son nom est devenu synonyme d’espionnage et de toute-puissance des pouvoirs du renseignement dans le sillage des révélations d’Edward Snowden. La mise en relations en grandes quantités Un outil du GCHQ basé sur un autre de la NSA. Prédominance de la formation de l'esprit. Remise en question des valeurs reçues. About Us | Cosmic Beauty School. Biochar. Biochar created through the pyrolysis process.

History[edit] Left - a nutrient-poor oxisol; right - an oxisol transformed into fertile terra preta using biochar Pre-Columbian Amazonians are believed to have used biochar to enhance soil productivity. They produced it by smoldering agricultural waste (i.e., covering burning biomass with soil)[5] in pits or trenches.[6] European settlers called it terra preta de Indio.[7] Following observations and experiments, a research team working in French Guiana hypothesized that the Amazonian earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus was the main agent of fine powdering and incorporation of charcoal debris to the mineral soil.[8] The term “biochar” was coined by Peter Read to describe charcoal used as a soil improvement.[9] Production[edit] Pyrolysis produces biochar, liquids, and gases from biomass by heating the biomass in a low/no oxygen environment.

Centralized, decentralized, and mobile systems[edit] Thermo-catalytic depolymerization[edit] Uses[edit] Kaw Permaculture Collaborative. Permaculture. With its system of applied education, research and citizen- led design permaculture has grown a popular web of global networks and developed into a global social movement[citation needed]. The term permaculture was developed and coined by David Holmgren, then a graduate student at the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education's Department of Environmental Design, and Bill Mollison, senior lecturer in Environmental Psychology at University of Tasmania, in 1978. [1] The word permaculture originally referred to "permanent agriculture",[3] but was expanded to stand also for "permanent culture", as it was understood that social aspects were integral to a truly sustainable system as inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farming philosophy.

It has many branches that include, but are not limited to, ecological design, ecological engineering, regenerative design, environmental design, and construction. History[edit] Several individuals revolutionized the branch of permaculture. In Australian P.A. List of USDA Accredited Certifying Agents. Looking for an agent to certify your farm or business to the USDA organic standards? Eighty two certifying agents are currently USDA-accredited and authorized to certify operations to the USDA organic standards. Of these, 49 are based in the U.S. and 33 are based in foreign countries. Most certifying agents are directly accredited by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). Twenty additional certifying agents are authorized through recognition agreements between the U.S. and foreign governments. Each of these certifying agents is authorized to issue an organic certificate to operations that comply with the USDA organic regulations.

When selecting a certifying agent, you may wish to consider the following criteria: Fee structure. To help you find a certifying agent, we have provided the list of certified operations by name, by U.S. state, and by country. Already know who you want to certify your operation? Want to see who’s operating near you? Additional Resources. Roots Memphis » Memphis Urban Farms. Student Invents $20 Solar Tracking System - Energy Matters. Farmer Co-Ops & Markets | East Memphis Moms. Spring is near, and that means just about time for farmers’ markets! We are fortunate to live in a place where you can get local food year-round.

Farmers’ Markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) are a great way to get delicious food, help local farms, and they teach your kids about where food comes from (hint: the answer is not the grocery store). Memphis Botanic Garden Farmers’ Market Here are the spots to get local food direct from the growers: Co-Ops or CSAs Whitton FarmsFacebookDelivers to the Memphis Farmers Market, Memphis Botanic Garden Farmers Market Produce, herbs, eggs, flowers West Wind FarmsFacebook Pick up at the farm, have the items shipped to your home or meet up with the delivery truck at a local farmers market or customer home (many locations). True Vine FarmFacebook May – August CSA for 25 families, then October and November CSA. Delta Sol Farm Pick up Wednesdays at Hog & Hominy or Saturdays at the Cooper Young Farmers’ Market April 18 to October 27. August 22 was Earth Overshoot Day.

In 8 Months, Humanity Exhausts Earth's Budget for the Year August 20 is Earth Overshoot Day 2013, marking the date when humanity exhausted nature’s budget for the year. We are now operating in overdraft. For the rest of the year, we will maintain our ecological deficit by drawing down local resource stocks and accumulating carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Just as a bank statement tracks income against expenditures, Global Footprint Network measures humanity’s demand for and supply of natural resources and ecological services.

And the data is sobering. Global Footprint Network estimates that in approximately eight months, we demand more renewable resources and C02 sequestration than what the planet can provide for an entire year. In 1993, Earth Overshoot Day—the approximate date our resource consumption for a given year exceeds the planet’s ability to replenish—fell on October 21. The Cost of Ecological Overspending Methodology and Projections Click here for the 2013 press release. Video: What is Ecological Overshoot? Solar Tracking, Solar Tracking Systems, Solar Trackers | We Catch the Sun. Switch Energy Project Documentary Film and Energy Expert Video Series. Portable Solar Battery Charger | Portable Solar Panels | Off-Grid Solar Generators | Goal Zero - Extreme Portable Power. Powering the Future. Energy | NOVA Labs.

Why Nature Has Rights. Carbon footprint Offsets. Wildlife Health Event Reporter: Home. Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP) - Home. Dnireport. Scientist that Discovered GMO Health Hazards Immediately Fired, Team Dismantled. Claas Home. Agriculture. What it takes to be an urban farmer: More than passion. Monologs. Cassandra - Agamemnon by Aeschylus - The Monologue Database. Shakespeare's Monologues. Monologue Archive. Topical Bible: Browse (OpenBible.info) Study Tools. Audio Bibles. Biological DIY Greywater System (With No Reedbeds) Free Books: Water Sanitation Books. Water Plants With Your Air Conditioner. Grey Water (also spelled greywater, graywater, gray water) Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Ends As BP Pulls Out, Leaves Unanswered Questions. McDonald's ocean rescue: Sea change or greenwash? Dolphin safe label. Oceans.

The Sartorialist. Gorillaz vs Daft Punnk. Real-time Air Traffic in 3D. Frontal lobe. The Cove Movie: Welcome. SHARKWATER. Main Page - Coastal Wiki. Seismic.surfrider.org. Whale shark slaughterhouse exposed in China. Shark Trust. Overfishing 101: How Ocean Fish Populations are Managed in the U.S. – National Geographic News Watch. Why Are Millions Of Fish Suddenly Dying In Mass Death Events All Over The Planet?

Smile! Satellites can see your illegal fishing from space. The Magazine - A Fish Story. The Plan to Map Illegal Fishing From Space.