The Paradox of Innovation

Never before in its history has humanity built a civilization that had at its disposal so many different ways to accurately monitor, measure and predict its own impending collapse - yet so incapable to do anything about it.  Technology doesn’t necessarily mean progress, and it definitely doesn’t mean wisdom.  The growth of all human civilizations … Continue reading The Paradox of Innovation

The Myth of the Predator

Evolution may not directly select for self-destruction, it does however select for traits that eventually lead to it: greed, intelligence, technological innovation, are the traits that help super predators achieve their meteoric rise to the top – as well as their own self-destruction On Earth, every ecosystem always takes steps to curb species that either … Continue reading The Myth of the Predator

The Myth of Empire

A spark, a hiccup. That’s all that humanity has ever been on the planet’s geological timescale. A brilliant colorful flicker, a burnt fuse, then time carries on. As they grow and expand, all civilizations are deceived by their own momentum.  Once they reach a certain size, they become arrogant enough to begin calling themselves “empires”, … Continue reading The Myth of Empire

The Myth of “Clean” Energy

As nature gradually goes dark during the winter months, and many plants and animals lower their metabolism almost down to zero, there is one species that continues to persist, to eat, and actually increase its energy use: Humans, drawn to their electric lights, gas heating and fossil or electric-fueled cars, represent an immense aberration in … Continue reading The Myth of “Clean” Energy

Are Humans Sentient Beings?

Sentience is defined as “being able to perceive or feel things”.  However, the word sentience nowadays seems to be used exclusively in the context of comparing humans to AIs, or humans to other animals.  We are hellbent on convincing ourselves that we are the sole being in the known universe who can “feel” or “perceive”, … Continue reading Are Humans Sentient Beings?

The Unhappiness Machine

Unhappiness was to a large extent invented by those in power, whether religious or political leaders.  Once societies discovered that unhappy, scared people are much easier to manipulate, fear mongering and “artificially created” unhappiness became powerful weapons that could be used by anyone to either distract people or enlist them into a specific agenda.  Unhappiness … Continue reading The Unhappiness Machine

The Myth of Human Rights

The concept of “entitlement” is a human invention.  Yes, all species on the planet “deserve” to have “things”, and this includes humans.  However, all of these “things”, whether they are food, water, space or other resources, are shared among all species.  Sharing is the only way to run such a complex system as Earth.  The … Continue reading The Myth of Human Rights

Earthconomics Lesson #1:  The CBE (Central Bank of Earth)

It is ironic that the ancient Greek word “oikonomia”, which literally translates into “the laws of the house”, has a double meaning in modern Greek.  Along with “economy”, it also means “conservation” if used in a different sentence structure.  The massive irony of this of course is that, modern human economies are as far removed … Continue reading Earthconomics Lesson #1:  The CBE (Central Bank of Earth)

Foraging Myths and Primitive Hippies

There was a time when humans were foragers.  There were no supermarkets, not even any agricultural plantations.  People collected food by seeing what’s available around them:  some fruit, nuts, animals and fish they could kill.  It has been argued that this lifestyle inflicted little damage to the land and to animal populations, allowing the ecosystem … Continue reading Foraging Myths and Primitive Hippies