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End of Scarcity

Broadcasting legend James Burke returns to the airwaves to discuss the biggest change to humanity in 10,000 years. In 50 years or so he predicts nanotechnology will give us capabilities we've only imagined of in science fiction. In labs around the world the foundations are being laid for the 'nano-fabricator' a device that will allow us to assemble just about anything, atom by atom; including itself. IT COULD MEAN THE END OF SCARCITY ITSELF.



James Burke on the End of Scarcity
Broadcasting legend James Burke returns to the airwaves to discuss the biggest change to humanity in 10,000 years. In 50 years or so he predicts nanotechnology will give us capabilities we’ve only imagined of in science fiction. In labs around the world the foundations are being laid for the ‘nano-fabricator’ a device that will allow us to assemble just about anything, atom by atom; including itself. IT COULD MEAN THE END OF SCARCITY ITSELF.As fa…

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Documenting Hate: Charlottesville

FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the white supremacists and neo-Nazis involved in the 2017 Charlottesville Unite the Right rally.

Disturbing and a must watch.



Documenting Hate: Charlottesville

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Not Stoicism

Good article and it's fitting that the site has been called out for what they truly are. Read the referenced article, I'm not linking to them, but they do not represent Stoicism as I understand it.

#stoicism

Originally shared by +Gregory B. Sadler

People ask me occasionally about this site. If you know much about Stoic philosophy, you can tell it's whackadoodle right away, and so I've just said "don't take it seriously". Didn't dig around enough in it to find all these much more troubling aspects – but Pharos did. . .

http://pages.vassar.edu/pharos/2018/08/03/stoic-philosophy-masking-hate/



Stoic Philosophy masking Hate :: Pharos
Stoicschool.org is the website of an organization that promotes itself as “a civil society of people from all walks of life who share important values about the earth, social justice, and making a real difference in the world through people and science.” These values, they say, are derived from their …

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DSM Stoics next Meetup: May 22, 7-9 PM

DSM Stoics next Meetup: May 22, 7-9 PM "Stoicism and the Art of Happiness"

We will look at the spiritual/psychological exercises found in Stoicism and how one applies Stoic philosophy in modern life. Stoicism and the Art of Happiness by Donald J. Robertson is a good introduction to Stoicism and will be our guide for the next few Meetups.

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness by Donald J. Robertson
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17841317-teach-yourself-stoicism-and-the-art-of-happiness

This Meetup will focus on; including the preface, chapters 1-2. Please read them ahead of time; unlike our past Meetups, we will not have time to read the complete text together. It's of course helpful, but not required to have done the reading to attend.

Preface: modern Stoicism
Chapter 1: The way of the Stoic: ‘Living in agreement with Nature’
Chapter 2: Stoic Ethics: the nature of the good

If you read further, great! We may have time to go into the third chapter as well.

https://www.meetup.com/Des-Moines-Stoics/events/250113505/#dsmstoics



Stoicism and the Art of Happiness
We will look at the spiritual/psychological exercises found in Stoicism and how one applies Stoic philosophy in modern life. Stoicism and the Art of Happiness by Donald J. Robertson is a good introduction to Stoicism and will be our guide for the next few Meetups.

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness by Donald J. Robertson
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17841317-teach-yourself-stoicism-and-the-art-of-happiness

This Meetup will focus on; inclu…

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