29 Apr '11, 9pm

#lf11 Blog post highlighting news from the conf now live on

#lf11 Blog post highlighting news from the conf now live on

This is the first of a series of radical (as in, going to the root) reflections on the science, the philosophy and the ethics of building shelters in a post-modern pre-apocalyptic world. These will challenge the reader but also, hopefully, enlighten and enliven the dialogue about building responsibly in a post-carbon era. In an NPR On Point conversation on religion and spirituality for the 21st century, the guest – minister and author Richard Watts – spoke of the importance of putting text in context, lest we fall into some kind of fundamentalism. In fact, he described how Christian fundamentalism is not a radical return to original teachings but a relatively modern invention (1910–1915) and a reaction against liberal scientific modernism. By limiting its focus to textual "truth", it ignores the context - both ancient scriptural and current cultural. The "green" building m...

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