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The Holistic Science Journal A journal which aims to provide a comprehensive underpinning to a worldview that is created dynamically in the self-confident choices of empowered individuals

Union of Concerned Scientists A non-profit partnership of scientists and citizens combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development and effective citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions.

Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Application of Science and Technology A global network of concerned scientists who find that there is an urgent need for evaluation of applications of science and technology from a comprehensive long term global perspective including systemic/holistic considerations. This must be truly impartial and independent of industrial and political interests.

Scientists for Global Responsibility SGR promotes the ethical practice and use of science and technology. They develop and support initiatives which make science more open, accountable and democratic. Their work involves research, education, lobbying and providing a support network for ethically-concerned scientists.

Scientific and Medical Network Aims to deepen understanding in science, medicine and education by fostering both rational analysis and intuitive insights. It questions the assumptions of contemporary scientific and medical thinking, so often limited by exclusively materialistic reasoning. By remaining open to intuitive and spiritual insights, it fosters a climate in which science as a whole can adopt a more comprehensive and sensitive approach.

Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG) A non-profit bio-ethics organisation dedicated to fostering public debate about the social, ethical and environmental implications of the new genetic technologies.

Ifgene: The International Forum for Genetic Engineering has been formed to encourage a deeper dialogue about genetic engineering by giving special attention to the worldviews out of which people approach science and its application to genetic engineering (biotechnology), and the moral and spiritual implications of genetic engineering.

GeneWatch UK An independent organisation concerned with the ethics and risks of genetic engineering. It questions how, why and whether the use of genetic technologies should proceed and believes that the debate over genetic engineering is long overdue.

Autopoiesis Plus An informal Australian web site inspired by the thinking of Maturana and Varela and all others whose science of wholeness enhances our quality of life. Autopoiesis describes the spontaneous, self-organising, holistic nature of living systems rather than the simplistic mechanisms we often use to manipulate and control, which provides insights into living together more harmoniously and a link between the scientific and the spiritual.

Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology Founded in Dehra Dun, Uttar Pradesh (INDIA) in 1982 by Dr. Vandana Shiva. It works on biodiversity conservation and protecting people’s rights from threats to their livelihoods and environment by centralised systems of monoculture in forestry, agriculture and fisheries.

Mind and Life Institute An independent, not-for-profit organization devoted to fostering a creative dialogue between the Buddhist tradition and western science. The Institute focuses on promoting this dialogue at the highest level, and with the utmost respect for both cultures, setting an international standard for this intercultural exchange.

The Kira Institute The Kira Institute proposes to work toward the development of a 21st century world view that respects and accommodates modern science and is grounded in human experience. Its major activities will be in multidisciplinary research and education at an advanced level.

International Institute of Inclusive Science (IIIS) A University for the Science of Peace – “IIIS” is a new initiative, founded by The Foundation for Environmental Consciousness. It is a partly physical, partly virtual meeting, teaching and learning space for those who wish to contribute to the potential development of inclusive science – a science, which focuses on the quality of life, balancing an openness for new phenomena with a capacity for critical evaluation.

Goethean Science An article by Natasha Myers on her experience of Goethean Science taught at Schumacher College on the course “Living Science Creatively” with Henri Bortoft, Margaret Coloquhoun and Brian Goodwin.

Insitute of Noetic Sciences For 25 years, the Institute of Noetic Sciences has been at the forefront of research and education in consciousness and human potential. From the beginning they have pursued this inquiry through rigorous science. They are not a spiritual sect, political-action group, or single cause institute. They are a nonprofit membership organization that both conducts and sponsors research into the workings and powers of the mind, including perceptions, beliefs, attention, intention, and intuition.

James Lovelock An independent scientist, environmentalist, and researcher, Doctor Honoris Causa of several universities throughout the world. He is the author of “The Gaia Theory”, and “The Ages of Gaia”, which consider the planet Earth as a self-regulated living being, as well as, more recently his “Homage to GAIA”, an autobiography published in September 2000.

Rupert Sheldrake Online Rupert Sheldrake is a holistic biologist interested in exploring the connections between science and spirituality. He is the author of many books including Dogs that Know When Their Owners are Coming Home, and Other Unexplained Powers of Animals (1999), which won the British Scientific and Medical Network Book of the Year Award. He has taught at Schumacher College.

Fritjof Capra physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education. He is the author of several international bestsellers, including The Tao of Physics, The Turning Point, and The Web of Life. His most recent book, The Hidden Connections, will be published in March 2002.