Did you miss the Goetheanum’s Autumn Conference Oct. 1-4, 2020: The Climate Needs Our Change? Thanks to the collaboration of Natural Science Section leadership at the Goetheanum and carrying groups in the US and UK, we are bringing presentations from this conference to the English-speaking members of our scientific community. (Use this LINK for more information about the October 2020 Conference).
Each month we will be offering an English recording of one of the lectures. These will be available for viewing any time prior to scheduled online colloquia that will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month. These will be from 11 – 12:30 PT, 2 – 3:30 ET (8 pm CET). Please click here to register. Registrants will receive a timely link for each colloquium.
Colloquia schedule (all times 11 am PT, 2 pm ET, 8 pm CET):
- Jan. 30 Meinhard Simon Q&A follows – see announcement below
- Feb. 13 Orientation – colloquium format, discussions
- Feb. 27 Hans-Ulrich Schmutz on cosmic rhythms
- Mar. 30 Susanna Kümmell and Meinhard Simon on terrestrial biology
- Apr. 24 Anet Spengler Neff on applied agriculture
- May. 29 Bernd Siebenhüner & Stefan Siemer on business economy
- Jun. 26 Beate Oberdorfer & Andreas Pook on applied spiritual science
- Jul. 24 Otto Ulrich on technology
- Aug. 28 Stefan Ruf on psychology
- Sep. 25 Pauline Lutz on youth
- Oct. 23 Johannes Kuhl on spirituality
Online Presentation: Saturday, Jan. 30th 11 am PT, 2 pm ET, 8 pm CET.
Meinhard Simon, PhD. Born 1953, studies of biology and hydrology in Constance and Freiburg. Since 1997 at the University of Oldenburg worked as a professor for Marine Microbiology and Biological Oceanography. He has undertaken research cruises in the Southern, Atlantic, and Pacific Ocean, and occupied himself for some time with issues of climate change and its impact, especially on the seas. He is a member of the Section Collegium of the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum.
Climate and the Human Being – a shared history under the responsibility of humanity today. In the course of the history of the earth, the mean annual temperature has leveled off to around 15°C and reached great constancy in the Late Tertiary, roughly when the first human ancestors appeared. This is a signature of the earth’s homeostasis and individuality, which is comparable to the human being’s ego existence. This homeostasis was only possible through the “anabolic” and “catabolic” life processes of the entire biosphere, plants, animals, and especially, microorganisms. Human beings have been part of nature over this long period of our presence on earth.
Come back here for further announcements from this collaboration of the Natural Science Section of the Anthroposophical Society in America, the Natural Science & Math Group of Great Britain, and the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum.