Our One and Only Spaceship: Reflections of a Misanthropic Ecologist -- Eric R. Pianka



Our One and Only Spaceship:

Reflections of a Misanthropic Ecologist

Eric R. Pianka

Cover

Preface

1.   Human Nature


        Hunter-Gatherers
        Human Rationality and Emotions
        Human Instincts
        The Dark Side of Human Nature
        Population Growth
        Return to a Hunter-Gatherer Existence

2.   Human Brains: Windows of Lucidity

        Human Cleverness
            Manipulation
            Knowledge
            Understanding
            Wisdom
        Scientific Method
        Natural Selection

3.   The Vanishing Book of Life on Earth

        A Zoo for Love
        Prairie Thunder
        Conservation Biology
        The Human Microbiome

4.   Our One and Only Spaceship

        Anthropocentrism
        "Intelligent" Design?
        The Tragedy of the Commons
        Trashing Our Life Support Systems
        Global Weather Modification
        Anthropogenic Extinctions

5.   Stalemate

        Arrogant Ignorance and Blind Optimism
        Technology
        Technological "Advances"

6.   Pyramids and Ponzi Schemes

        Exponential Population Growth
        People are Good, More are Better
        Land: Quantity versus Quality
        Agriculture
        Our Economic "System"
        Corporations
        Money
        Spin Offs of Overpopulation
        Domino Effects in Two Parts

7.  Energy, Food, and Sewage

        Energy
        Laws of Thermodynamics
        Food
        Sewage
        Cities

8.   Solutions

        Changes Needed
        Birth Control
        Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

9.   Choices

        Selection for Uncaring Humanoids
        Quiverfull Sect
        Volition or Enforcement?
        Return to the Hunter-Gatherer Mode
        Packing Your Survival Kit

10.   Space: The Final Frontier?

  Requiem -- Kurt Vonnegut




Last updated 15 September 2014 by Eric R. Pianka


































Free Web Counter
Free Web Counter