The Piraha tribe of the Amazon (not their name for themselves) is a true no-worries culture. They have resisted conversion to Christianity and have no language for the distant past or future.They laugh constantly, do not use mathematics or numbers, cannot read or write, make no tools ... the list goes on. Professor Daniel Everett of Bentley University (a former missionary) spent decades with them and lost his own Christian beliefs; his book Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes (the Piraha way of saying "goodnight") took the world by storm. Here's a talk by Dr. Everett:
His famous short YouTube summary of his experiences:
Professor James Tracy, formerly of Florida Atlantic University, sued the university last year for unfair termination of his tenure and employment. MemoryHoleBlog.com, Dr. Tracy's personal website and likely the underlying reason for Dr. Tracy's dismissal, is now extremely difficult to access, having been recently privatized (log-in only). The federal court has dismissed parts of Dr. Tracy's lawsuit, requiring him to file an amended complaint. Read more, along with the Second Amended Complaint (filed in late December 2016), detailing the history of FAU's actions against Tracy, here. Contribute to Dr. Tracy's legal defense here.
Walking at Cardiff State Beach in southern California, this is what I came across on New Year's Day, drawn in the sand. Was this created by a child or an adult? Notice the lower case "i", the pizza slice with whole and part pepperoni circles, and the near-perfect shape of the heart.