Karl Thidemann - The Poetic Underpinnings of Holism

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Karl Thidemann - The Poetic Underpinnings of Holism
From Biodiversity for a Livable Climate conference: "Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming"
Sunday November 23rd, 2014
www.bio4climate.org

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Karl Thidemann - The Poetic Underpinnings of Holism

  1. 1. The Poetic Underpinning of Holism Karl Thidemann Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming November 23, 2014
  2. 2. Holism "The tendency in nature to form wholes that are greater than the sum of the parts through creative evolution” - Jan Smuts, Holism and Evolution, 1926
  3. 3. Walt Whitman: A Study in the Evolution of Personality - Jan Smuts, early 1880s while a student at Cambridge
  4. 4. "When we try to pick out anything by itself we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” - John Muir (1838-1914)
  5. 5. “Two mental constructs will direct human thinking in the next Millennium, relativity and holism.” - Albert Einstein, 1926
  6. 6. To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. - William Blake

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