Consilience is a term coined by noted biologist and philosopher, E. O. Wilson. Wilson's book of the same name speaks of the Unity of Knowledge - the idea that all knowledge is interconnected. Wilson believes that wisdom comes when facts are affirmed by personal experience!
On a practical level, Consilience involves knowledge of all areas of study: philosophy, language, math, chemistry, biology, physics, history, economics, political science and the arts, and all aspects of human endeavor: school, work, play, the arts, sports, Nature, relationships, health, spirituality, politics, exploration, solitude, travel...all of life!
Consilience affirms that the more we know, the more we grow, so life is best lived as an ongoing education. This means that children are best served when schools and activities embrace Consilience to integrate all forms of learning, all areas of knowledge, all kinds of experiences into an understanding of the world.
Consilience responds to the question, "What Do We Need to Know?" with a compelling answer: Everything!
Be a Life-Long Learner.
Enjoy Experiencing New Things.
Read All Kinds of Subjects.
Support Science, Research & Education.
Use Your Experiences.
Celebrate All that You Know.
InSpiritry calls us to open our minds and hearts to the world, to be curious, to be joyful in learning, to enjoy questions and question answers. Everything around us contributes to our understanding and to our wisdom, leading to new ways of Making the World a Better Place.
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely. Edward O. Wilson