Artificial Intelligence vs Higher Intelligence

"For Aristotle and his followers it seemed reasonable, that any kind of fertile vessel could replace the female womb to create new humans."

The idea of the Homunculus, a tiny artifically created human, goes back to Egypt, Greek and Roman Antiquity and Aristotle. His theories of reproduction lead his followers to believe in the possibility of creating tiny humans without sexual intercourse between men and women.

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Dictatorships, Algorithms and The Disorderly Arabesque

“The Arabesque (…) transfigures the object of nature it decorates (…) into a weightless, transparent, floating pattern extending infinitely in all directions (…) the object of nature has become under the Arabesque treatment a window onto the infinite.”

During my work on this blog, while researching, reading and writing about Islamic philosophy and arts I have come of course very early unto the Arabesque. The Arabesque pattern – sometimes foliate but commonly geometrically structured patterns of different shapes and coloring, known from Islamic decorative arts but also from music – has captured my interest.

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How our Digital Habits Invite Authoritarian Abuse

“When thine eye is single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” ~ Luke 11:3

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi

In 2010 US Sufi Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee compared the internet with a super human global mind:

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Dispelling Wetiko – Breaking the Bondage of Abuse

"Ultimately, humility is the basis for democracy, just as arrogance is the basis for authoritarianism." ~ Jack D Forbes

What is Wétiko?

Wétiko is a word from North American Native – Cree – origin. To the Cree, and most Native North Americans, greed was a serious psychological malfunction. The Cree called this malfunction Wétiko.

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Birds Fly Free Under Water ~ When justice is absent, what can be a healing?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

"I wonder, do birds who are released by women who lie on the ocean floor fly too?"

".. her two small children went into forced adoption, leaving the woman a victim of rape who is stigmatized as “incapable mother” and open for yet more abuse in form of another forced adoption by social services UK should she ever have another baby."

Today I received a devastating email from the UK by a woman who was raped by her husband, for which he was convicted to a 6 year prison term. But instead of being able to live her life, her children were taken off her to be force adopted.

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