Found : Gnosticism as critique of Paganism (Snakes & Ladders) Embedded within gnosticism's almost maniacal hostility to the ecosystem is a beautiful and compelling cry for freedom, a libertarian drive towards unmediated lucidity and intuitive knowledge. Gnosticism were antinomian – against the law. The gnostic distrust of the world was not simply asceticism, nor simply…

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Found : Bataille on God, Satan and antinomianism Kojève’s student Georges Bataille (1897-1962) was a sociologist and anthropologist. Drury writes, “In Bataille’s view, the deathlike state of modern life has its source in the undisputed triumph of God and his prohibitions, reason and its calculations, science and its utilitarianism…. The first task at hand is…

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Found : Are We All Aliens? The New Case for Panspermia Somewhat lost in the current panspermia revival is the intriguing flip-side of the "ubiquitous life" idea: If life could have come here from somewhere, why couldn't an Earth rock have been dislodged long ago, sending life to another planet or star system? "It is…

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Found : Creation Ex Nihilo or from Wheeler’s ‘Pregeometry’? In a 1975 article entitled Is Physics Legislated by Cosmogony? J. A. Wheeler and C. M. Patton use the term "pregeometry" to refer to "…something deeper than geometry, that underlies both geometry and particles." And they suggest that "For ultimately revealing this structure, no perspective seems…

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Found : Alain De Benoist on Totalitarianism, Polytheism and Paganism Totalitarianism grows out of a desire to establish social and human unity by reducing the diversity of individuals and peoples to a single model. In this sense, he argues, it is legitimate to speak of a “polytheist social arena, referring to multiple and complementary gods”…

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Found : Transhumanism : The next great threat to human dignity. In recent years, scientists have mixed the DNA of a jellyfish with that of a monkey, creating a "transgenic" animal that glows in the dark. ("Transgenic" means possessing the genes of more than one type of organism.) Scientists have also inserted spider DNA into…

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Found : Dattatreya the sadhu and the antinomian impulse The main work attributed to Dattatreya is the Avhadhuta Upanishad, which describes the conditions of the liberated soul, one who is unfettered by dogma, habit, ritual or conventional morality. According to Dattatreya, the liberated one need not have any particular appearance, lifestyle, religion or social role.…

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Found : Man descended from early aardvark EVERY mammal, including Man, is descended from a creature that was genetically similar to the modern aardvark, scientists have found. The last common ancestor of the placental mammals lived about 100 million years ago and had a genetic profile that is closer to that of the African anteater…

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