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Revisiting a Classic: Guns, Germs, and Steel

In this “artful, informative, and delightful” (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. 97 more words

Books

A Question of Survival

The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know

it is human business, it is a question of survival. – Dalia Lama… 252 more words

WHY WE NEED A NEW SCIENCE

  • The physical sciences have given us the knowledge that has produced hydrogen bombs, which are vastly more powerful than even atomic bombs.  If these are used, Albert Einstein told us, they can make our planet so radio-active that no life as we know it can survive. 
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Human Species

Human Survival ?

With all the recent books and movies on the zombie apocalypse, I started thinking. (And I’m binge watching Falling Skies.) Regardless of the type of apocalypse, (zombie, nuclear winter, etc..) the human race would have a hard time with survival.  418 more words

Chaos

Stephen Hawking: humanity needs to live in space or die out, physicist warns via hologram

Humans should go and live in space within the next 1,000 years, or it will die out, Stephen Hawking has warned.

“We must continue to go into space for the future of humanity,” Mr Hawking said. 248 more words

Science

Now Needed: An Army of Arjunas

Sometimes it seems the magic is gone forever from my life. All that remains is chores, living like an unwelcome fugitive, dodging the condescending cruelties of householders who bring in more money. 1,400 more words

Survival

Children’s Role in Human History: Implications for Schooling

On February 26, I (Clive) read Ivan Semeniuk’s interview in the Toronto Globe & Mail with anthropologist Niobe Thompson, producer of the CBC TV series… 363 more words

Reflections