Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blue Bird-of-Paradise: Harbin Waters’ Cosmic Consciousness



Harbin Waters’ Cosmic Consciousness


One fig leaf dropped,
golden in the warm pool,
right in front of me – plop.

Meditating in lotus pose
in warm water I was, and then
drops another golden, fig leaf,
to my right, but a little browner,

from green~golden fig trees above.
Easing inwardly myself near the stairs,
she who is naked beautiful walks in,

with lovely face, bosom, and hair,
finding ease, in the warmth.
She looks at me – connection. 

In the hot pool, next door,
finding heated~water, immersive openings,  
she comes in, once standing in

water near her long-haired, male friend.
Are they connected?
She is beautiful in so many ways,

proportional, nude, serene in being,
connectable – but with friend, probably, 
a traveling companion, it seems.

Back in the warm pool,
I emerge heading for the hot pool again,
and get a little dizzy, biologically,

and, aware, observe how this
could be similar to a biological or
chemical door of perception opening

to Cosmic Consciousness,
in another context.
But what is the code

to open these doors, neurophysiologically –
and for all kinds of brain and bodymind
freedoms and transformations,

naturally, but made real
with entheogens and
Mozart and Raga and the Grateful Dead

as well as India, Hindu and Harbin cultures?
How to open the doors,
warm pools-wise, 

to eliciting loving bliss, and
to cosmic consciousness?

Further pool play welcome. 
























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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Philippine Eagle: An amazing, interlingual, Wikidata database - for Wikipedia's 285 languages+, that we all wrote together as group, knowledge generation!



Heya everyone!


Today (October 28, 2013) is Wikidata's first birthday. One year ago Q1 was created. This is time for a lot of celebration and a bit of reflection. Join us over at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:First_Birthday for an editorial on Wikidata's accomplishments and challenges by Sven, some notes by me, a great interview and some cupcakes ;-)


Cheers
Lydia

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Product Manager for Wikidata

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Obentrautstr. 72
10963 Berlin
www.wikimedia.de

Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.

Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.






Wikidatans: 


This is fantastic and great!

Congratulations on creating and deploying an amazing, interlingual, Wikidata database - for Wikipedia's 285 languages, that we all wrote together as group, knowledge generation!

Digital and friendly regards, 
Scott





I added this Wikidata birthday celebration wiki page to WUaS's Wiki, subject page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Wiki

And Wikidata is developing an incubator for 'outside' wikis, like WUaS with plans for 7,105 languages.  



















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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gray fox in Palo Alto baylands: The Innovation Intermission with Cheryl Contee, Harvard talk, How to create or generate a flourishing culture of STEM - Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics - learning among African Americans, and among people of color, and online, and around the world, and well after the 1960s?, how can we generate a culture of learning, and especially among people of color, through open, free, online, highest quality MIT OCW-centric, education, and in the Bay Area, for example?


'The Innovation Intermission'
with Cheryl Contee, CEO of Fission Strategy and Co-Founder at Attentive.ly
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2013/10/contee ...

who mentioned this blog and talked of much more …

"This Week in Blackness"
http://thisweekinblackness.com/projects/jjp/


Will look to add her talk to the

'Black Studies' - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Studies -

'Innovation' - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Innovation - and

'Theorizing Cultural Change' - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Theorizing_Cultural_Change - wiki, Subject pages at wiki, MIT OCW-centric World University and School ...

And here's the

Africa wiki subject page, with planned links to wiki schools in all countries and languages there ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Africa#World_University_and_School_Links ...

And here's the WUAS, wiki, subject page for

Women and Gender Studies ...
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Women%27s_and_Gender_Studies ...


To participate in this IRC chat vis-a-vis this Harvard talk here ... http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2013/10/contee ... visit here ...  http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/wg_home/webcast ...

Per the talk, here's the open, free, MIT OCW-centric, Programming, wiki, subject page ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Programming ... planned even for smartphones, but better on a larger screen.


World University and School's G+ (not company) profile ...

https://plus.google.com/u/0/115890623333932577910/posts



How to create or generate a flourishing culture of STEM - Science, Technology, Education and Math - learning among African Americans, and among people of color, and online, and around the world, and well after the 1960s?


http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Theories_of_Learning



Cheryl, how can we generate a culture of learning, and especially among people of color, through open, free, online, highest quality MIT OCW-centric, education, and in the Bay Area, for example? 
























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Monday, October 28, 2013

Woodland stream, PA: Friendly sharing ... Quaker-informed, MIT OCW-centric World University and School, BPPE forms, (like FGC, AFSC and FCNL's paid, service work), Quaker colleges, But all of this requires monies, and organization, that WUaS does yet have


Friendly sharing ... and World University and School



Dear Rolena and Lisa,

It was very nice to sit yesterday together with you in our little Quaker Meeting in your home, Rolena.

I'm writing you to seek support in taking Quaker-informed, MIT OCW-centric World University and School to the next step, and in particular in getting the BPPE (Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education in the state of California) written and submitted, as well as raising the $5,000 for this application fee.

Since we talked yesterday of seeking to bring our little Quaker Meeting under the care of San Francisco Friends' Meeting, I wonder if we could also eventually seek support there for this, (in doing further accreditation work with WASC senior, for example), and for all the various degrees WUaS plans to accredit for (bachelor, Ph.D., law, M.D., I.B. and in many languages and countries).

I think this will eventually lead to paid work (like FGC, AFSC and FCNL's paid, service work) as this Quaker-informed, online, WUaS university grows, but at this point, it would be a kind of service of caring and love, almost as committee work, in developing Friendly-informed, online, MIT OCW-centric and wiki, universal, highest quality education. Here's the audio track from my Second Hour talk at San Francisco Friends' Meeting on March 17, 2013 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoJaD_8Mfnc - beginning with good audio around the 1 minute mark, and with the talk itself beginning around the 7:40 minute mark.

This will not only help and benefit people around the world, but I think it will also help people in SFFM as well as our little group.

My dead computer hard drive (question mark over folder upon startup :( ) yesterday turned out to be a problem with a bracket that holds the hard drive I found out at the Apple Computer shop in the SF after Meeting with you.

Could we possibly please meet to talk further about this this upcoming Thursday, or on Sunday?  Looking forward to talking further about this.

With Friendly regards,
Scott



Rolena, 

Thanks. Yes, going to Quarterly Meeting was where I met MCK, editor of "Western Friend," who published WUaS's first, paid-for outreach in print - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-finch-in-galapagos-quaker-informed.html

It would be great, too, to visit the colleges of George Fox, Guildford, Earlham, Swarthmore, Haverford, Cornell, Penn and its Wharton School, - all with Quaker roots - especially for sharing resources, networking, and eventually as our graduate programs begin. It would also be great to visit Quaker High Schools in the Philadelphia area and in the UK this autumn or spring, and also, for example Phillips Academy Andover (where SaS is studying), as well as Yearly Meetings around the world, to let them know of this developing, FREE, online, Quaker-informed, MIT OCW-centric, WUaS, undergraduate opportunity next autumn. But all of this requires monies, and organization, that WUaS does yet have. 

And getting the state of California's BPPE forms in (and then WASC senior's) still looms large, as well. 

Thank you for your encouraging email. 

Friendly greetings, 
Scott




















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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Helices in nature: What would a F/friendly informed MIT OCW-centric philosophy of science and of STEM school (at WUaS), perhaps complementing the Stanford School of Philosophy of Science, and in many languages, with engaged, high level discussion, and many book publications, look like? :)) Generative Quaker opportunity :)


What would a F/friendly informed MIT OCW-centric philosophy of science and of STEM school (at WUaS ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Philosophy_of_Science), perhaps complementing the Stanford School of Philosophy of Science, - especially vis-a-vis this conference ... http://philosophy.stanford.edu/community/events/view/1836/ ... that occurred on October 25th and October 26th on Stanford's campus - and in many or all languages, with engaged, high level discussion, and many book publications, look like? :)) Generative, {nontheistic} Quaker opportunity :)


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Apart from nearly all panelists having taught at Stanford, what wasn't considered was both Stanford as place and its ethos, or milieu, on this school and thinking ... California thinking ... How do these aspects inform this new philosophy of science school?


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It would probably be nontheistically friendly / atheist Quaker-informed, to start -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nontheist_Friends_(atheist_Quakers%3F) -

and the development of (and translation into and out of) the rich, philosophy of science conversation in many languages would add mind-turning aspects to the already far-reaching Stanford School -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_School.


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a wonderful, philosophy of science, technology, engineering and mathematics {STEM}, interlingual conversation

an extraordinary, wonderful philosophy of science STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics {so far broader than philosophy of science} - conversation, among philosophical, f/Friendly, human primates












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Saturday, October 26, 2013

California tiger salamander: Notes from the Stanford School of Philosophy of Science conference at Stanford on October 25 and 26, 2013


Hoping to share my notes here -

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_qhi-ehBdkdaFdyc0p4eHRKcVk/edit?usp=sharing -

from the Stanford School of Philosophy of Science conference at Stanford on October 25 and 26, 2013 ...


Friendly regards,
Scott


Here is the program - 

and the Stanford Philosophy department page about this ... 
:)




Here's the Philosophy of Science page at WUaS (with its particular STEM focus) ... and influenced by the Stanford School of Philosophy of Science ... 




Check out these two books in particular, in addition to what you learn from and teach to this WUaS Philosophy of Science wiki page, as it grows ...


Cartwright, Nancy. 1999. The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Dupré, John. 1995. The Disorder of Things: Metaphysical Foundations of the Disunity of Science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.



































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Friday, October 25, 2013

Bonobo gaze: Glad to have found this recent essay about Bonobos chimpanzee by naturalist writer David Quammen, Our ongoing primatological narratives about this peaceful chimpanzee ... interesting science, Added this to the Bonobo chimpanzee, wiki, subject page at WUaS, What can humans learn from Bonobo about care and nonharming?


Glad to have found this recent essay about Bonobos chimpanzee by naturalist writer

David Quammen

The Left Bank Ape

An exclusive look at bonobos



It clarified and updated a number of ideas for me about our ongoing primatological narratives about this peaceful chimpanzees ... interesting science.



I added this to the Bonobo chimpanzee, wiki, subject page at WUaS ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bonobo_chimpanzee




What can humans learn from Bonobo about care and nonharming?



And how can we engage such Bonobo research and science vis-a-vis the philosophy of science ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Philosophy_of_Science ... and here at World University and School?











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