Its Earth Day and the perfect moment to publish the centerpiece essay, chapter 6 of the Tractatus Ayyew. Photo: ‘Earthrise’ and the dawn of Earthen thinking, the first photograph taken by humans of the Earth rising over the moon during the Apollo 8 mission, December 24, 1968. Photograph William Anders, — NASA Apollo Archive

Its Time to Start Following the Earth’s Example

Recognizing the lead of kincentric cultures, the moment is nigh to follow the grand master of ecological enrichment

  1. Observe how the Earth’s processes tend towards spiraling cycles.
  2. Observe how the Earth’s cycles tend towards the outwards dissipation of energy.
  3. Observe how the Earth’s cycles tend towards the inwards concentration of matter.
  4. Observe how the Earth’s cycles tend towards net-subtraction of matter into geological storage.
  5. Observe how the Earth’s cycles tend toward the net-addition of biological diversity.
  6. Observe how the Earth’s systems tend towards ever greater consciousness of their interconnection.
Images compiled of the Jupiter’s Great Red Spot taken by Voyager 2 on July 8 1979. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Kevin M. Gill

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Footnotes

1. Thomas Nail presents not only a profound critique of this notion, but a theory of the Earth’s ongoing dynamic unfolding. (2021), Theory of the Earth, Standford University Press.

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Russell Maier

Earthen.io → Green ethics, ecological metaphysics, regenerative philosophy. Earth builder & Forest Gardener.