“Change comes from the spirit as much as the brain, and if I’ve got any skill, it’s about spotting that person who’s the key person, spotting what’s going on inside their spirits, and then encouraging it,” Poynton says.
Determined Australian forester Scott Poynton is employing unusual methods in his crusade to get the world’s loggers to clean up their act.
Robert Proctor is one of the world’s leading experts in agnotology, a neologism signifying the study of the cultural production of ignorance.
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At five days old, he seemed like an unusually alert baby, picking his head up and looking around long before his sisters had done. By the time he could walk, he was always in motion and required constant attention just to ensure his safety.
“He was super active, batteries running nonstop,” says his sister, Kali. And it wasn’t just boyish energy: When his parents tried to set limits, there were tantrums—not just the usual kicking and screaming, but biting and spitting, with a disproportionate and uncontrollable ferocity; and not just at age two, but at three, four, five and beyond. Kai was also socially odd: Sometimes he was withdrawn, but at other times he would dash up to strangers and hug them.