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musket

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Entangled Life, by Merlin Sheldrake. For the second time--it requires concentration.

Here's a post-pandemic article about it I came across by accident.

Entangled Life
 

OliveOyl

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I just read your link. ^

Pretty interesting and yes, the whole conversation required some focus and concentration from me, but still, I liked the gist of it. I like the idea of how these teeny things fuse and branch and mesh and interconnect and just...live on and among and within. Are they the truest of all survivors?

I don’t think I’d ever read the book though, because it might be too hard for me, but I can see it being a very “Musket kind of book.” Also, lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the weblike network of stuff over our muscles. What’s it called? Had to google and oh yeah...I’m thinking of fascia! This was actually in back of mind as I was reading your link and it made me wonder if, and how, fascia is similar to fungi.

Yep, that’s what I wondered.

But the fascia over my brain is way too shrunken, knotted, and dried up these days to figure it out.
I suppose I’m a lesser human than fungi.
 

musket

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The truest survivors of all are bacteria. Parts of the book (I didn't mean the article) require concentration, but much of it doesn't. Mostly, it's astonishing, a real eye opener about how the world really works.
 

Dave Woody

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I am fascinated with Charles Darwin's 'Voyage Of The Beagle' journal.
The 5 years of world exploration he documented is priceless.

Scientific knowledge is one thing, being able to write it descriptively is a talent in itself.....
Here is a quote from the book of him describing experiencing an earthquake.

Chapter XVI (edited by me)

An earthquake at once destroys the oldest associations: the world, the very
emblem of all that is solid, has moved beneath our feet like a crust over a fluid;
one second of time has conveyed to the mind a strange idea of insecurity, which hours of reflection
would never have created.
 

Dave Woody

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Charles Darwin Voyage of the Beagle
It is a dream of mine to one day film/document his same voyage, in the present day.

Details of the modern people, habitats, landscapes, forna and flora would be interesting.
In 1836 he arrived in Sydney....a population of 23,000.
 
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