Thinking outside the box is incredibly difficult and I admire people who are prepared to let go of a comforting and narrow view of the world.
Looks like Alister McGrath has experienced this and this illuminating talk is very worthwhile watch if you have the time.
I was in Bristol for the Wildscreen festival and decided to go for a walk.
In one of the city squares an area was cordoned off for rebuilding but you could still kind of walk around it.
I spotted these trees overgrowing a statue and it reminded me of a part of the conversation between David Attenborough and Chris Packam at a talk the previous day.
For just a moment, they speculated how the natural world would recover well from the extinction of humans, they didnt dwell long on the subject aware that they may have overstepped some boundary.
In the city centre I caught a little glimpse of the possibility.
I’m the Stephen Johnson who was born in St.Helens, Lancashire in 1961.
Humble apologies to some of the people who have know me and a big Hi! to the rest.
A quick rundown:
I went to Parish Church School then Central Modern for a few years before being transported to Cowley Boys School. After 6th form I went to Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham for 3 years studying photography. I moved to London in 1984 and eventually got a job at Tony Stone Images where I stayed on and off till 1997 when I moved with Jennie to Sheringham on the North Norfolk Coast. In 1998 our daughter Alice came along and here we are some time later.
Im coming a little late to Satyajits Das’s work, some very valid points raised in this talk – a perspective of some things to be aware of in the current moribund world view.
The good news is that the winter is followed by spring, we don’t need to cling on to dead wood…
Interesting thoughts from Dolors.