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Loyal Rue, Michael Dowd, and Connie Barlow gather outdoors at Loyal's cabin in Iowa to share what too few are willing to discuss: a worldview shift that precludes the possibility of a bright future for our civilization. They begin with readings from "Dark Mountain Manifesto", then pose and challenge one another's ideas for how to speak to young people about the future. Watch this conversation in VIDEO format on youtube.

Theme song "Poetry of Reality" courtesy Symphony of Science.

Direct download: naturalism-26a.mp3
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Loyal Rue, professor emeritus of Luther College in Decorah Iowa, published his fourth book in 2006 titled, Religion Is Not About God. In August 2014, Michael Dowd conversed with Loyal about this book. Loyal's biographical reflections on what in his youth eventually led him to write this book are noteworthy. View the interview in VIDEO format on youtube.

Direct download: naturalism-25.mp3
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Loyal Rue, professor emeritus of Luther College in Decorah Iowa, published his fifth book in 2011 titled, Nature Is Enough: Religious Naturalism and the Meaning of Life. In August 2014, Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd conversed with Loyal about this book, which is a good introduction to our shared understandings and differences in the realm of religious naturalism. View the interview in VIDEO format on youtube: Loyal Rue pt 4B: "Nature Is Enough" (w Barlow and Dowd) 

Theme song "Poetry of Reality" courtesy Symphony of Science.

Direct download: naturalism-24.mp3
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Loyal Rue, professor emeritus of Luther College in Decorah Iowa, published his fifth book in 2011 titled, Nature Is Enough: Religious Naturalism and the Meaning of Life. In August 2014, Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd conversed with Loyal about this book, which is a good introduction to our shared understandings and differences in the realm of religious naturalism. View the interview in VIDEO format on youtube: Loyal Rue pt 4A: "Nature Is Enough" (w Barlow and Dowd) 

Theme song "Poetry of Reality" courtesy Symphony of Science.

Direct download: 023-rue-nature-a.mp3
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Loyal Rue, professor emeritus of Luther College in Decorah Iowa, published his third book in 2000 titled, Everybody's Story: Wising Up to the Epic of Evolution. In August 2014, Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd conversed with Loyal about this book: how it is that the global scientific enterprise of science has given us a universally produced and evidentially based story that is not only meaningful but adaptive for these times. View the interview in VIDEO format on youtube: Loyal Rue pt 3: "Everybody's Story" 

Theme song "Poetry of Reality" courtesy Symphony of Science.

Direct download: 022-rue-everybody.mp3
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Loyal Rue, professor emeritus of Luther College in Decorah Iowa, published his second book, By the Grace of Guile: The Role of Deception in Natural History and Human Affairs, in 1994. In August 2014, Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd conversed with Loyal about this book. This is the second episode in what will become a 5-part series in the "Inspiring Naturalism" podcast. View this interview in VIDEO format on youtube: Loyal Rue pt 2: By the Grace of Guile.

Theme song "Poetry of Reality" courtesy Symphony of Science.

 

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Loyal Rue, professor emeritus of Luther College in Decorah Iowa, wrote his first book, Amythia, in 1989. In August 2014, Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd conversed with Loyal about his book and the malady of modernism, amythia. View the interview in VIDEO format on youtube: Loyal Rue pt 1: "Amythia" (interviewed by Barlow and Dowd).

 

Theme song "Poetry of Reality" courtesy Symphony of Science.

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Jan Dash introduces the Climate Portalfor which he is the Managing Editor. The portal is part of the Climate Initiative of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office in New York City. The Climate Portal is a massive aggregator linking to reliable information online regarding the science, politics, finance, economics, human and environmental impacts, social costs, and ethics of climate change, along with what we can do and why responsible climate risk management is vital.

Theme song "Poetry of Reality" courtesy Symphony of Science.

Direct download: 019-dash.mp3
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Chris Henderson is one of Canada's foremost thinkers on innovation in the areas of business, cleantech, renewable energy, and corporate sustainability. His 2013 book, Aboriginal Power: Clean Energy and the Future of Canada's First Peoples is the topic of this conversation with Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow. Other websites he speaks of are: Excel Partnership, 1000 Solar Rooftops, and 3iSummit: Collaborating for Action in Ottawa. A Canadian television station recorded a superb interview with him on his work with in helping aboriginal communities develop renewable energy sources, available online as video.

Theme song "Poetry of Reality" courtesy Symphony of Science.

Direct download: 018-henderson.mp3
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