The Overview Effect


Earth-Atmosphere-Glow-Space-United-StatesFirst described by author Frank White in 1987, it is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.
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Involuntary Cannibalism for All
‘In an article published in 2000 titled, “Biotech Cannibalism, C. Ben Mitchell, PhD reflects on the pro-cloning movement by quoting a proponent’s justification: “If you could use tissue from human embryos to save hundreds of lives, there must be a moral imperative to do it.” Mitchell disagrees, countering: “Creating a human being for the purposes of killing that person for another human being’s health, sounds an awfully lot like cannibalism, only worse.”

‘Calling Vaccines From Aborted Fetuses What They Are: Cannibalistic…’
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What Can We Learn From How Grandma and Grandpa Used To Eat?
‘Every successive generation seems to be getting sicker, with more illness and disability. This despite government claims that the science of diet has mostly improved from just 50 years ago. These claims are far from the reality the modern world and its population experiences. Our grandparents used to make their own butter, cook with lard, fry their foods, drink full cream milk and they still looked so healthy while living so heartily. How did they do it? For starters they ate less, but their food was also healthier. Today we cut carbs, remove fat, cook less, eat more, consume genetically modified, artificially sweetened, processed foods and spend most of our time sitting. See the difference?…’
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Will you drink this?
New Beer Is Stronger Than Vodka
I’ll bet you’ll use chaser for it and that doesn’t make sense either

‘Sorry, Armageddon, you’ve been officially dethroned. Brewmeister, the same ambitious folks who brought you the former title holder, unleashed their latest boozy monster: Snake Venom. The brew boasts a colossal 67% ABV and features smoked peat malt and a curious combination of Champagne yeast and ale yeast.

‘To put things in perspective, vodka, tequila, and whiskey usually clock in at about 40% ABV – making Snake Venom an exceptionally caustic brew. As some point out, whether it’s “technically beer” is up for debate, as the freeze distillation method used pushes it closer to hard alcohol territory…’
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