The Island of Knowledge

The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning


Author: Marcelo Gleiser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465080731

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Why discovering the limits to science may be the most powerful discovery of all How much can we know about the world? In this book, physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search for answers to the most fundamental questions of existence, the origin of the universe, the nature of reality, and the limits of knowledge. In so doing, he reaches a provocative conclusion: science, like religion, is fundamentally limited as a tool for understanding the world. As science and its philosophical interpretations advance, we face the unsettling recognition of how much we don't know. Gleiser shows that by abandoning the dualistic model that divides reality into the known and the unknown, we can embark on a third way based on the acceptance of our limitations. Only then, he argues, will we be truly able to experience freedom; for to be free in an age of science we cannot turn science into a god. Gleiser ultimately offers an uplifting exploration of humanity's longing to conquer the unknown, and of science's power to transform and inspire.

Island of Knowledge


Author: Linda Quiring

Publisher: CCB Publishing

ISBN: 1771431989

Category: Psychology

Page: 92

View: 534

In 1974 Linda Quiring moved to Salt Spring Island, British Columbia to ‘find’ herself. Salt Spring Island was one of the centers for the counter-culture movement in Canada; home to hippies and back-to-the-landers. Soon, Linda encountered an enlightened man, Sydney Banks, and became his first student. Together they wrote Island of Knowledge under Linda’s authorship, detailing Syd’s teachings and the profound changes those listening experienced in their lives, health and relationships. Sydney Banks would ultimately become renowned for his revelation of The Three Principles inherent in those teachings. Linda and Syd remained friends until his passing in 2009. Before his death, Syd approached Linda about the possibility of getting Island of Knowledge republished. However, embarrassed by the ‘hippy’ jargon of the 1970’s, Syd asked that references to the times be changed. In deciding what should be left in, what changed, and what taken out, Linda and her publisher realized the book was in fact an important historical account of an amazing time and place and that to tamper with the integrity of the book would be a great disservice, thus it is republished exactly as is.

Islands of the Soul

A Guide to Personal Truth and Happiness


Author: Victoria Tunnermann

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595148344

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 112

View: 6984

When a bridge opens to the realms beyond our own, it is up to us to take the initiative and cross to the other side. This cannot be successfully completed if we choose the path that leads us toward negativity and unhappiness. That is why Pete and Mejik have come; to extend an invitation... This remarkable book takes us on an adventure to the source of our Truth; that which we must uncover in order to be happy. Through the sacred words of Pete and Mejik, entities who have brought their timeless wisdom to this world, secrets long forgotten are once again revealed. Islands of the Soul employs visualizations and meditations meant to connect us with the seven Islands within us; Quality, Love, Knowledge, Beauty, Balance, Perception, and Nothingness. It is a guide to the regions of our selves that we too often ignore, yet desperately yearn to find. Instead of looking to outside sources for what we desire, we are taught that we alone have the power to manifest our dreams and wishes. We walk away from this book feeling enlightened, knowing we can achieve anything without fear. For once we choose to access our Islands, we create a pathway beyond the realm of fear; a pathway to the Divine within.

Managing Global Innovation

Uncovering the Secrets of Future Competitiveness


Author: Roman Boutellier,Oliver Gassmann,Maximilian von Zedtwitz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540689522

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 807

View: 3442

If R&D and innovation in the 1990s were about more internationalization, more corporate entrepreneurship, and more information-integration, then the 2000s have been about consolidating and expanding these trends further: more globalization including the technology mavericks of China and India, more open and inbound innovation integrating external technology providers, and more web- and Intern- enabling of innovation processes by involving R&D contributors regardless of their location. The corporate R&D powerhouses of the 1980s are now mostly history. Even where they survived, they had to yield to corporate efficiency efforts and business-wide integration programs. Still, it would be unfair to belittle them in retrospect as they have found new roles in corporate R&D and innovation n- works. In fact, the very successes of centralized R&D organizations of the 1970s and 1980s made possible the revolution of globalized innovation that we have been witnessing since the 1990s. The first two editions of Managing Global Innovation, published in 1999 and 2000, were testimonials of an increasingly internationalizing world of innovation and R&D. In this third edition of Managing Global Innovation, we have retained the basic structure of two conceptual parts (I and II) and three case study parts (III, IV, V). However, we have greatly revised all chapters, including the final “Imp- cations” chapter (part VI), and incorporated new chapters and cases that illuminate and describe the recent trends in the context of the beginnings of global innovation in the 1980s and 1990s.

Difficult Decisions in Clinical Electrophysiology - A Case Based Approach, An Issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics - E-Book


Author: Mark C. Haigney,Adam Strickberger

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455745634

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 9230

This issue consists of 17 case studies, each involving a difficult decision that has to be made in the catheterization laboratory. Reading about the cases and seeing the ECGs will help cardiac electrophysiologists sharpen their clinical skills. The cases are also useful reading for those studying for board certification.

The Power of Knowledge

How Information and Technology Made the Modern World


Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030019854X

Category: History

Page: 504

View: 5572

Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country’s ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into strength and prosperity. Leading historian Jeremy Black approaches global history from a distinctive perspective, focusing on the relationship between information and society and demonstrating how the understanding and use of information have been the primary factors in the development and character of the modern age. Black suggests that the West’s ascension was a direct result of its institutions and social practices for acquiring, employing, and retaining information and the technology that was ultimately produced. His cogent and well-reasoned analysis looks at cartography and the hardware of communication, armaments and sea power, mercantilism and imperialism, science and astronomy, as well as bureaucracy and the management of information, linking the history of technology with the history of global power while providing important indicators for the future of our world.

The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure

Containing News, Letters, Debates, Poetry, Musick, Biography, History, Geography ... and Other Arts and Sciences; which May Render it Instructive and Entertaining to Gentry, Merchants, Farmers, and Tradesmen. To which Occasionally Will be Added, an Impartial Account of Books in Several Languages, and of the State of Learning in Europe; Also of the Stage, New Opera's, Plays, and Oratorio's


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Islands of Truth

The Imperial Fashioning of Vancouver Island


Author: Daniel Clayton

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774841575

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 5045

In Islands of Truth, Daniel Clayton examines a series of encounters with the Native peoples and territory of Vancouver Island in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Although he focuses on a particular region and period, Clayton also meditates on how representations of land and people, and studies of the past, serve and shape specific interests, and how the dawn of Native-Western contact in this part of the world might be studied 200 years later, in the light of ongoing struggles between Natives and non-Natives over land and cultural status. Between the 1770s and 1850s, the Native people of Vancouver Island were engaged by three sets of forces that were of general importance in the history of Western overseas expansion: the West's scientific exploration of the world in the Age of Enlightenment; capitalist practices of exchange; and the geopolitics of nation-state rivalry. Islands of Truth discusses these developments, the geographies they worked through, and the stories about land, identity, and empire stemming from this period that have shaped understanding of British Columbia's past and present. Clayton questions premises underlying much of present B.C. historical writing, arguing that international literature offers more fruitful ways of framing local historical experiences. Islands of Truth is a timely, provocative, and vital contribution to post-colonial studies.

The Island of Lost Maps

A True Story of Cartographic Crime


Author: Miles Harvey

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 030776656X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 7858

The Island of Lost Maps tells the story of a curious crime spree: the theft of scores of valuable centuries-old maps from some of the most prominent research libraries in the United States and Canada. The perpetrator was Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., an enigmatic antiques dealer from South Florida, whose cross-country slash-and-dash operation had gone virtually undetected until he was caught in 1995–and was unmasked as the most prolific American map thief in history. As Miles Harvey unravels the mystery of Bland’s life, he maps out the world of cartography and cartographic crime, weaving together a fascinating story of exploration, craftsmanship, villainy, and the lure of the unknown. From the Trade Paperback edition.