How we switch between models of reality

Peter Apian’s diagram of the celestial orbs from his 1539 work Cosmographia.
Taijiquan (Tai Chi) demonstration
The Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
A pharmacist fills prescriptions of traditional Chinese medicine for patients at a community health center in Langfang city, North China’s Hebei province, Dec 3, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua, via Chinadaily.com]
Mural of the “Union of the Three Teachings” at Shaolin Monastery, showing three sages (seen at the left, right and centre) merged into one.
Collage of academic disciplines (Wikimedia commons)




A dialogue between physicist Mike Brownnutt and anthropologist David A. Palmer. Insights from the natural and social sciences, Asian and Western philosophy, and theology.

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David A. Palmer

I’m an anthropologist who’s passionate about exploring different realities. I write about spirituality, religion, and worldmaking.