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Overcoming THe Threat TO OUR FUTURE


A book about the existential threat to our evolutionary future. A book that explains how we can overcome that threat

Prominent scientists throughout the world are now telling us that before the end of the present century we may be facing challenges to planetary sustainability of our species. They point to the possibility of a succession of dangerous ecological “tipping points." This book explores solutions to this dilemma by way of challenging the implicit ecological legitimacy of many of the institutions on which human society is grounded; political, social, religious and economic. It follows Albert Einstein's advice asking us to face these challenges by questioning our "level of thinking."


Book will be published in about two months

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# 1    A Lesson from Socrates

         Part I          Flash of a firefly in the night 

         Part II         When Lies become truths 

         Part III        Religious and Sophistic behavior in the 21st Century

# 2    A Warning from Sigmund Freud

# 3    The Anthropomorphic God of Abraham

         Part I          Yahweh

         Part II         Dancing with the Devil in defiance of Cosmic Order

# 4    Human Civilization - The Future

         Part I          Our Ecological Dilemma

         Part II         The Journey from Wasps and Ants to Bonobos, Apes and                                      Chimpanzees to Homo Australopithecus and Homo                                               Neanderthalensis and then to Homo sapiens

         Part III         Homo economicus we have all become

         Part IV        “longue durée”

         Part V         Thought Periods

         Part VI         Ecologically Destructive Institutions 

         Part VII        The Bridge     

         Part VIII       Survival

         Part IX         Population Growth

         Part X         Tipping Points - Next Three Generations

         Part XI        The Ecological Threat from Islam 

         Part XII        Freedom

         Part XIII       A New Axial Age ? 

         Part XIV       Egyptian Reflections on our Future 

# 5    A Clue from the Monastery at Nag Hammadi

# 6    Back to Lascaux

         Part I           Co-Creation in the Dordogne

         Part II          Richard Tarnas - Nature's unfolding truth

# 7   The Sumerian Problem

         Part I            Scripture

         Part II           Beyond Scripture

# 8    A Dangerous Negative Zero Sum Game—The "Chicago School" vs the Planet

         Part I             From Adam Smith to Milton Friedman to Alan Greenspan

         Part II            George Soros

         Part III           The Increase in the Emissions of CO2 and a Methane                                             Hydrate Feedback Loop                                                                       Part IV            An Economic Solution for the Emissions of CO2 and a                                          Methane Hydrate Feedback Loop   

# 9    Forging a New Global Ethic for Planetary Survival -

         “The Tragedy of The Commons”

#10   Reinventing the Sacred in the Age of the Cosmos

          Part I            Hebraic vs Hellenic Thought

          Part II           The Enlightenment - Materialistic Determinism

          Part III          Our Industrial Civilization

          Part IV          Our Future

          Part V           The War between the Rational and the Irrational Mind




Appendix # I

Joseph Campbell’s MONOMYTH

Appendix # II

Looking Back on the Limits to Growth

Appendix # III

An Open Letter to Paul Krugman



A warning from:  Richard Leakey

I have always been fascinated by the lives of the Leakeys.

The Leaky family were prime movers in establishing a tradition of palaeoanthropological inquiry. I visited the Leakey museum at the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania in 1983. There I met Mary. Among her many accomplishments was the discovery of the Laetoli footprints; proof that hominids walked upright as far back as 3.6 million years ago. Richard Leakey followed in the footsteps of his famous father. He began his work searching for fossils in the mid 1960s. His team unearthed a nearly complete 1.6-million-year-old skeleton in 1984 that became known as "Turkana Boy," then the first known early human with long legs, short arms and a tall stature.

Richard Leakey's following 2012 statement which I recorded in my journal has far reaching implications for the future of our species:

Huff Post by FRANK ELTMAN 05/26/12

Evolution Debate Soon Will Be History

Richard Leakey

"We may be on the cusp of some very real disasters. If you look back, the thing that strikes you, if you've got any sensitivity, is that extinction is the most common phenomena. Extinction is always driven by environmental change. Environmental change is always driven by climate change. Man is now accelerating, if not creating, planet change phenomena; I think we have to recognize that the future is by no means a very rosy one."