Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Mystical Positivist - Radio Show #192 - 01AUG15

The Mystical Positivist is now a weekly radio show on KOWS-LP 107.3 FM, Occidental, CA. Listen live on Saturday evenings from 4:00 - 6:00pm, PST, via the web at KOWS Live Stream
This week's podcast features:
  • A telephone conversation with Dr. Michael Changaris, a clinical psychologist and a Zen practitioner with a specialty in the biological bases of behavior, stress physiology, and the neuro-anatomy of PTSD. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship with the child, family and adolescent intensive outpatient program with Kaiser Permanente. He continues to deepen his own practice through his work and his relationships with family. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Conscious Family Festival, which is one of the ways that Rob and I have come to know and appreciate his quick intelligence, his copious energy, and his generosity of spirit.. We’ll be discussing his soon to be published book called Touch: The Neurobiology of Health, Healing, and Human Connection.

  • A review of the 2015 book, The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time by Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Harvard Law School, Massachusetts, and Lee Smolin, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada. Cambridge Books writes:

    Cosmology is in crisis. The more we discover, the more puzzling the universe appears to be. How and why are the laws of nature what they are? A philosopher and a physicist, world-renowned for their radical ideas in their fields, argue for a revolution. To keep cosmology scientific, we must replace the old view in which the universe is governed by immutable laws by a new one in which laws evolve. Then we can hope to explain them. The revolution that Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin propose relies on three central ideas. There is only one universe at a time. Time is real: everything in the structure and regularities of nature changes sooner or later. Mathematics, which has trouble with time, is not the oracle of nature and the prophet of science; it is simply a tool with great power and immense limitations. The argument is readily accessible to non-scientists as well as to the physicists and cosmologists whom it challenges.
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