i realize that there is a common 'ethic', particularly strong on anarchistnews.org forums to label people as 'unreliable' on some basis or other, perhaps a single incident in their lives, and then to dismiss anything they have to say, on that basis, as if listeners are unable to make their own assessments of what is being said.
research into 'sacred geometry' as in 'alchemy' was something that Kepler and Newton delved into, which assisted them in the discoveries they made, which they presented in 'reduced form' and which furnish the foundations of modern astronomy. Kepler's three laws of planetary motion have a lot to do with alchemy (union of opposites) and Newton pivoted from those laws in formulating his three laws [he essentially re-developed them in linear Euclidian space based terms]. If randal carson was a druid priest, this would not detract from his design of stone-henge such that it celebrated the summer solstice and put people in touch with the epigenetic field of influence that we are all included in. One does not have to become a 'disciple' of the druid priest to enjoy his solstice parties.
what carson is investigating is the same 'deeper layer' that Ward Churchill is investigating when he refers to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as 'pushback' deriving from the manner in which Euro-American colonialism is conditioning our common living space, cultivating 'have' --- 'have-not' imbalances' with associated relational tensions that inductively actualize eruptions of violence such as 9/11. Indigenous anarchists, because their experience makes them highly conscious of living in this Euro-American colonizer conditioned relational tensional field, are quick to affirm Ward Churchill's view on 9/11, but those who profit from Euro-American colonialism are just as quick to limit their interpretation of the 9/11 attacks to simply binary moral judgement of the attackers, making them out to be 'independent beings' with their own internal jumpstart powers of authorship who are fully and SOLELY responsible for their eruptions of violence, meaning that there is no deeper layer and the shallow view of man in terms of 'independently existing ego-selves' and 'what we do' is 'all she wrote'.
Should we summarily dismiss the views of indigenous aboriginal 'savages' because they believe in the natural primacy of the deeper field of influence? David Bohm acknowledged that indigenous aboriginal languages, which are 'relational' rather than 'being-based', preserve the complex understandings that arise in modern physics, where noun-and-verb [being-based] languages fail to do so, and in fact 'trivialize' the relational complexity immanent in the physical reality of our actual experience. Is such summary dismissal of people based on the 'categories' we slot them into, not the product of Western inflated ego? The same reductionist thinking that depicts man as an 'independent being' and morally judges him on this basis, is the source of Western man's notional shrivelling of his 'big sagacity natural Self' down to a 'little sagacity ego-self' [Nietzsche].
No-one has to become a 'disciple' of Randal Carson to appreciate what he is saying about the problems with measuring CO2 in ice-cores due to gas losses during decompression [while bringing cores to the surface], and alternative CO2 measurement techniques which give much higher historical levels of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. Carson's view that variation in cosmic rather than terrestrial influences on climate is shared by many of those investigators that have been put into the 'denier' category so that whatever they say can be summarily dismissed. Johannes Kepler would agree that the cosmos includes earth and planets as in an inhabitant-habitat non-duality and therefore, the 'terrestrial system' cannot be a system-in-itself [the notion that imputes the actions of the earth's inhabitants to be CAUSALLY MANIPULATING physical properties of the earth-system such as its surface temperature]. In other words, the terrestrial system is included in the cosmic system and only the cosmic system is physically real [the world is only given once] while the notion of a 'terrestrial system' is based only on 'appearances' in the manner of storm-cells in the atmosphere that get boiled up by solar irradiance. Analytical inquiry will superficially impute the development and behaviour to the relational features that boil up within the transforming relational continuum [the 'relational suprasystem'] to the relational features, just as in the systems theorist Russell Ackoff's example of the university in the relational suprasystem of 'community', making it appear as if the components and processes within the local university system are the source of the development and behaviour of the university-system and obscuring the physical reality wherein the epigenetic influence of the social dynamics in the relational suprasystem of community is inductively actualizing and shaping the emergence, development and behaviour of the university-system; i.e. the fact that analytical scientific inquiry can RE-PRESENT the university and/or the terrestrial system as a 'system-in-itself' [ignoring the predominating sourcing influence of the relational suprasystem it is included in] is nothing other than an illustration of the power of the word in constructing 'semantic realities' on the basis of our limited sense observing capabilities; i.e. the relational influence inherent in 'fields' non-local,non-visible and non-tangible, yet they are the deeper 'mother' of 'material dynamics' that are local, visible and material, but nevertheless 'secondary appearances' which noun-and-verb language-and-grammar can dress up to appear to be physically-real-in-themselves'.
“Space is not empty. It is full, a plenum as opposed to a vacuum, and is the ground for the existence of everything, including ourselves.” — David Bohm
"What we observe as material bodies and forces are nothing but shapes and variations in the structure of space. Particles are just schaumkommen (appearances).” – Erwin Schroedinger
Our intuition supports these observations by Bohm and Schroedinger, which are also implicit in much of what Randal Carson is saying. Western science and Western thinking has meanwhile locked on to the secondary appearances and is using noun-and-verb Indo-European/SCIENTIFIC language-and-grammar, to construct 'semantic realities' that elevate 'appearances' into an unnatural primacy over physical reality (the relational influence of field-dynamics). In other words;
“It is by logic we prove, it is by intuition that we invent. … Logic, therefore, remains barren unless fertilised by intuition.”- Henri Poincaré
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." --Alfred Einstein