Towards a Culture of the Noösphere: Gigantic Shadows of Futurity Part I

By Aaron Halevy In March of 2011, Italy celebrated its unification’s 150th anniversary, and during the major ceremonies, Verdi’s Nabucco was performed in Rome’s opera theater. Once the famous chorus piece, Va pensiero was sung, the audience applauded loudly and demanded an encore. As the applause died down, the shout was heard from the audience of: “Long…

Reviving the Lost Art of Pythagorean Thinking [RTF Lecture]

In this final presentation of the Rising Tide Foundation symposium ‘The Earth’s Next 100 Years’, Matthew Ehret introduces a potent method of thinking embodied in the figures of Plato, Pythagoras and Timaeus of Locri in Ancient Greece. We trace the work of Pythagorean thinking from the famous Timaeus dialogue, which introduced a rigorous hypothesis of…

V.I. Vernadsky and the American System in Russia

As the dust settled on the American Civil war in 1865, Russia took pride in the fact that this Eurasian nation turned the tide in favor of Lincoln’s cause of preserving the union and abolishing the institution of slavery. Czar Alexander II was also known as “The Great Liberator” for liberating the serfs in 1861…

The Plasma Universe and Max Planck’s Musical Space-Time Revisited

By Matthew Ehret Near the end of 2019, signals arrived to Earth from the Voyager 2 spacecraft which have shaken the foundations of modern physics, and brought into question what are the forces and principles shaping the space time of stars within galaxies (and implicitly galaxies within clusters of galaxies). The data which NASA scientists…

Goethe, Newton and the physics of colour

By Dr. Pehr Sällström Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the well-known German author and poet was born in 1749 and died in 1832, which is the same as to say that he lived during a period of intense development of the foundations of chemistry and electricity. Two relatively young sciences that have since had thoroughgoing influence…

Humane Development: Towards a Science of Progress

Too few among today’s citizens understand the elementary connection between energy and population potential, and fewer still realize that there is such a thing as a scientific approach to economics which both respects the creative freedom of the individual while also obeying fundamental laws of nature. In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Sam Labrier introduces…

Marie Curie and the Women who Discovered Atomic Physics

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Magdalena Therrien tells the true story of the incredible women who discovered atomic physics starting with Madame Marie Curie who overcame insurmountable odds to find herself among the greatest minds in science which history has ever seen. Along her path, Marie Curie broke through several glass ceilings (or Iron…

Kennedy’s U.S.-Russia Joint Space Vision Must Be Revived

By Matthew Ehret September 20th marks the anniversary of the last speech John F Kennedy delivered to the United Nations’ General Assembly. This event bears more relevance upon our present crisis than most people could possibly imagine. This is true not only because it is wise to pay homage to great ideas of the past which lesser souls…