5 results for “Catalysts of Evolution”

The Great Pacific garbage “patch” is now three times the size of France

Ruben Baart
March 26th 2018

Mon dieu! The swirling pile of trash in the Pacific Ocean is growing at an exponential rate. A recent study has estimated that the mass of the garbage island is four to sixteen times bigger than previously thought, and is now three times the size of France. …

Van Mensvoort Writes a Letter to Humanity

April 18th 2017
On the occasion of the Earth Day, 22 April 2017, philosopher Koert van Mensvoort wrote his Letter to Humanity.

Let’s Build a Garden on Mars

Van Mensvoort
May 10th 2013
One would need a gardening robot, fitted plant species and some kind of dome structure for the plants to grow in.

Nature is Dead, Long live Nature

Van Mensvoort
December 31st 2012
Like we did to old nature before, we must now cultivate our technological environment.

Razorius Gilletus – On the Origin of a Next Species

Van Mensvoort
March 1st 2010

Is the evolution of the single bladed razor into an exorbitant five–bladed vibrating gizmo the outcome of human needs, or is there another force in play? Say hello to Razorius Gillettus, one of the new species emerging from our technoeconomic ecology. Proof that evolution should be understood as a universal principle rather than a DNA-specific process. Yet if this is the case, how can we become responsible stewards of these new, non-genetic forms of life?…