More thoughts on biodynamics
Jason Palma, Sam's Wine & Spirits, Chicago: Some viticulturists subscribe to biodynamics as an article of faith. Other viticulturists are unduly uxorious towards their vines. Perhaps biodynamics appeals to some bucolic desire for respite from the sheer dominance of technology (and I can only wonder if Mr James is alluding to Heidegger). But does the pursuit of biodynamic methods constitute anti-rationalism, as Mr. James argues in Reactions to biodynamic and organic methods ? No, and for two reasons: (1) Biodynamic methods (some have argued), though originally propounded as a spiritual movement by Steiner, serves as a...
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