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What Will It Really Take to Avoid Collapse?

Lent, Jeremy

Fifteen thousand scientists have issued a dire warning to humanity about impending collapse but virtually no-one takes […]

Artist’s view of ATV-5 reentry | © ESA–D. Ducros, 2014

The Future Is What We Make of It—But What Will That Be?

Lent, Jeremy

Imagine a satellite being launched into orbit, but its controls aren’t working too well. If the trajectory […]

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The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning

Lent, Jeremy

The same underlying patterns of Western thought that gave us the benefits of science are also driving […]

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COP21 – Is the jubilation warranted?

Lent, Jeremy

This article originally appeared in Patterns of Meaning, a blog that explores the patterns of meaning that […]