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That indicates we need a whole new conceptual/metaphorical scaffolding to allow us to reason without having to solve the equations - and we don't have that.

Could "a whole new conceptual/metaphorical scaffolding" be identified with Gaianne's "utter rearrangement of [the Western] mind"/"metaphysics" (though maybe I should not be identifying "mind" and "metaphysics" here)?

If so, then if and when we find such a new scaffolding/metaphysics, how can this help us address

the circumstances of peak oil, climate change, biosphere destruction, and consequent civilization collapse
?

Also, why exactly is our current conceptual/metaphorical scaffolding not already sufficient for undertaking these challenges?

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Wed Jan 2nd, 2008 at 10:37:12 AM EST
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