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Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Summary of lectures/presentations

Posted on 12. Jul, 2010 by in LECTURES

Paul has prepared three core lecture themes. An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles Travels in Search of Eco-Dharma Things That Go Bump in the Night His presentations are highly-visual, full of intriguing story-telling and curious insights.  “Paul’s lecture taught me about things I had never even considered, and got me to re-think some of my old […]

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An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 by in LECTURES

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles Alfred Russel Wallace and the Theory of Natural Selection The 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species was celebrated in 2009.  It was a landmark book which dramatically changed how we think about ourselves and the world in which we live. Charles Darwin has been lionized as one of […]

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Travels in Search of Eco-Dharma

Posted on 02. May, 2010 by in LECTURES

Travels in Search of Eco-Dharma

An Indian businessman creates a sacred forest in downtown Bangalore.  An aging elephant hunter in Vietnam captures 298 wild pachyderms before retiring with a lucrative product endorsement scheme.  An elderly woman in northern India is angry at the Hindu god Hanuman for stealing the village’s medicinal plant mountain. A prominent western-educated sultan of Java offers […]

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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Posted on 02. Apr, 2010 by in LECTURES

Things That Go Bump in the Night

  Share some Asian stories about things that defy western Cartesian logic.  Paul will tell of his conversation with the Sultan of Yogyakarta (Java) about the monarch’s love affair the Mermaid Queen.  He’ll explain why isolated Indian villagers are angry at the Monkey God Hanuman for not returning their sacred mountain. He’ll suggest why the […]

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