Showing posts from January, 2018

A New, Better Story For Humankind Not Needed?

Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans Henry Farrell Boston Review January 16, 2018
Think we don’t need a new story to replace the current human-centric myth of civilization? That we are well-provided for by the ideologies and actions of those controlling the current global system’s politics, economics, religion, education, science and technology? That they and their ideas and efforts can adequately address any disaster that might arise; or that they and the rest of us can make clear-headed, well-reasoned course corrections as we progress toward the Enlightenment’s flourishing and perfection of persons and societies?
This essay (link) argues that the realities that society’s and the world’s powerful have created for us have impaired Humankind’s ability to reason and behave optimally. That the raw material of reasoning, factual evidence, is intentionally being distorted or ignored by the powerful. Their goal, I think, is to put the hopes and aspirations the Enlightenment genie provided back int…

New O&I Meeting Venue!

Happy New Year!

This year's first meeting will be on Jan 9, 2018 - "Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump" by Allen Frances, A Book Synopsis Presentation and Discussion led by John Cruickshank. See below for directions to the new O&I meeting location.

Thanks to the generosity of Jemal Douté, Owl & Ibis begins 2018 at a new location:

Douté Counseling Services
Magnolia Office Park
Suite 508
500 W Lanier Ave
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Attached is a map and a photo of the new location.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From W. Lanier Ave (Hwy 54W) in Fayetteville, take Lafayette Avenue, south. Go straight into the Magnolia Office Park lot, bear right toward the 501-508 block of suites. Suite 508 is the last office at the end.