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Display name: Douwe
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I left my job as coordinator of oceanographic research with the National Reseach Foundation many years ago. I had reached the limits of science more or less at the same time that I was reaching the limits of religion. Yet deep within myself I realised that there is another way. It is that which is within all of us. As member of the 'Build South Africa Foundation' for a few years, many years as wilderness trail guide and as playmate at a preschool in Pretoria I not only gained a deep insight into our human psyche, but also realised that all our pain and conflict is not necessary.My books, 'From Intellect to Intelligence: A Radical Natural Human Alternative' and 'The Power of Childhood: A Key to Life, Love and Forgiveness'. are available on and my website

We have heard that trophy hunting is unethical. So lets ban it. To hell with the thousands of people who depend on it for a living.

As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about the atoms this much: There is no matter as such!

As both Fromm and many spiritual scriptures point out, it is not merely an emotion. It is the essence of being both human and divine.

I am amazed at the impact that Robin Williams’ suicide seems to have had on the world. Has any actor’s death ever had such an impact?

Some of the most profound experiences in my life have been the experiences of group process when I was a voluntary counsellor with Life Line many years ago.

Religion is a belief; spirituality is the realisation – a deep inner awareness – that our true nature is spirit.

Minister Shabangu, are you willing to sacrifice the last opportunity for a wilderness experience available to all in South Africa to ultimately benefit only a few?

I think I wrote that book mainly to sort out my own thoughts.

On the first day as teacher in a new school, the class of grade nine girls sauntered into the classroom.

The social decision to allocate educational resources preferably to those citizens who have outgrown the extraordinary learning capacity will probably appear as bizarre.

How do we get closer to an understanding of life? By understanding ourselves.


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