Posts on David Bohm

David Bohm is one of the most interesting thinkers that I’ve encountered during all years of reading. Here’s an overview of posts where I mention David Bohm in one way or another: 2018 Organizing retrospective 126 — A retrospective of 2018. Book Review: The Supreme Art of Dialogue by Anthony Blake Book Review: Mind and […]

Klee Irwin on a theory of everything

Klee Irwin is the director of Quantum Gravity Research (QGR), a Los Angeles-based group of theoretical physicists working to discover a new quantum gravity theory, or a first principle theory of everything. The following is a transcript of Klee Irwin’s presentation from The Science of Consciousness conference in April, 2016, on The Quasicrystalline Nature of […]

Paavo Pylkkänen on David Bohm’s interpretation of the quantum theory

Paavo Pylkkänen discusses David Bohm’s interpretation of quantum theory, including mind and matter, in this article — Is there Room in Quantum Ontology for a Genuine Causal Role for Consciousness? Here are some quotes from the article (my emphasis in bold): … active information is playing a key causal role in physical processes at the […]

Interviews with Basil Hiley

“The world is basically organic, and the mechanistic part is just an aspect of the deeper organic part.” — Basil Hiley1 Basil Hiley, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics in Birbeck College, London, was a long-time co-worker of David Bohm. Basil Hiley describes, in the following videos, the implication of David Bohm’s wholistic model of Quantum […]

Analysis of egalitarian dynamics among the G/wi

This is a post in my organizing “between and beyond” series. Other posts are here. The purpose of this post is to explore the egalitarian dynamics among the G/wi-speaking people in the Central Kalahari Reserve of Botswana. The analysis is summarized here. Background The egalitarian dynamics among foraging societies hold clues to a deeper generative […]

The toxic handler

Peter J. Frost and Sandra Robinson presents their research on The Toxic Handler: Organizational Hero—and Casualty in the July–August 1999 issue of the Harvard Business Review. They write that: “Toxic handlers voluntarily shoulder the sadness and the anger that are endemic to organizational life.” Toxic handlers alleviate organizational pain in five ways: “They listen empathetically.“ […]

The organism is wildly uncontrollable and unpredictable from the outside

The organism is wildly uncontrollable and unpredictable from the outside. From the inside, of course, you know what you are doing. You know that your actions are not random or arbitrary. And … if you are a perfectly happy human being, you would feel absolutely spontaneous and free. — Mae-Wan Ho 1 Notes: 1 Quote […]

The cosmic web

The distribution of matter in the Universe is not homogeneous, but is distributed in a network of knots and links. The knots are regions where the gravitational forces are higher. These knots are then connect to others through filaments. Researches call these large-scale structures in the Universe the “cosmic web“. Notes: 1 Université de Genève, […]

Mae-Wan Ho on the autonomy of organisms

Mae-Wan Ho, is best known for her pioneering work on the physics of organisms and sustainable systems. Here’s what she writes on the autonomy of organisms in her book The Rainbow and the Worm: The Physics of Organisms (in italics, my emphasis in bold): Organisms are never simply at the mercy of their environments on […]