The development of more fossil fuels, particularly sources that come with an increasing social and environmental cost, is contrary to the long-term interests of the human species. By Kyle Boulden
Fracking – short for hydraulic fracturing – is a dangerous and unsustainable method of extracting oil and natural gas from shale other underground rock formations. It’s a hotly-debated topic these days, as both governments and citizens weigh the short term gains against the long-term costs associated with the drilling. With rising oil prices, the world […]Read more
By Fiona Smith
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” John F. Kennedy | Students Pepper-sprayed at UC-Davis “All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.” George Orwell | Two men arrested at Occupy Oakland “No one is immune to the power of […]Read more
A radio announcer recently claimed that more eligible voters know Justin Bieber’s favourite colour than the name of their MPP. Is he right? By Megan Powell
Shortly after our most recent provincial election, I heard a disturbing fact on the radio. The announcer claimed that more eligible voters know Justin Bieber’s favourite colour than the name of their MPP. Whether or not this is actually accurate, the idea that this is quite probable is very concerning. It got me wondering: How […]Read more
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How we traded in our wisdom for mindless luxury.
Our culture’s lack of wisdom is pulling us further and further away from the consequences of our way of life. We watch television and advertisements that tell us to live an increasingly decadent lifestyle and we happily oblige, indulging in harmful behavior and plundering the planet, covering our ears and eyes when we hear of […]Read more
Severing the head of the ego god: Wall Street
John Perkins tells us of a Mayan prophecy that describes a time when a king who represents ego, and greed and exploitation, would have his head cut off by the hero twins; who represent the humans. He would then be replaced by a leader characterized by cooperation, compassion, and sustainability, and this would lead to […]Read more
Exploring our innate connection to the natural.
Biophilia might sound like a perverse word (you can’t help but think of pedophilia, a word we’re too familiar with, and that’s given the whole suffix a negative connotation), but it actually defines something amazing about our human nature (BIOphilia, not the other one). The term was first used by a social psychologist named Eric Fromm, […]Read more
Comparing intellect to wisdom; the true form of intellect.
Throughout our research on Wisdom for the film, we often asked ourselves, what is the difference between Wisdom and intellect (and we capitalize the word Wisdom purposely here)? The answer—at first—was difficult to find. Intellect is often misunderstood as a measurement of one’s intelligence, but it’s better defined as the ability to express one’s intelligence and […]Read more
Embracing Indigenous Knowledge as a way forward.
In looking for an elective to fill my university schedule this year, my curiosity was most piqued by the idea of a women’s studies minor. I can say most people who I shared this with rolled their eyes or made a joke, but I tried to assure them (not always calmly) that the women’s studies […]Read more