Surviving Human Nature

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Surviving Human Nature

  • Surviving Human Nature is a book about human nature and the challenges all humans face in the 21st Century.
    By Stephen Gislason, available in printed format and as an eBook PDF file download from Alpha Online .
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    Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Emerging from the 20th Century 12
  • 21st century 13
  • Monitoring Human Behavior 15
  • Anthropocence 16
  • Cognitive Boxes 17
  • Perseveration and the Fictional Past 18
  • Being Present 22
  • Affiliation and Bonding 23
  • Object Bonding 25
  • Religion 26
  • Fighting 28
  • Conflict and Destruction 30
  • Sex Makes Babies 33
  • Population 34
  • Woman's Liberation 35
  • Extinctions 37
  • Virtual Reality 38
  • Existence and Behaviors 43
  • Territory 45
  • Urban Humans Exclude Animals 47
  • The Origins of Intelligence 48
  • Reward and Punishment 50
  • Thinking 51
  • Perseveration, Clinging to the Past 53
  • Scientists 54
  • Innate Tendencies 55
  • Domestication 58
  • Point of View 58
  • Denial of Human Nature 59
  • Discrimination 61
  • Good and Evil 62
  • Order and Disorder 63
  • Corruption 64
  • Crime 65
  • Freedom and Capture 66
  • Slavery 67
  • Hostility and Hate 67
  • Temperament 68
  • Paranoia 69
  • Pronoia 73
  • Beliefs, Illusions and Delusions 74
  • Dialectics USA Style  76
  • Anger 78
  • Fear 80
  • Calm and Clear 81
  • Sociopaths 82
  • Fundamentalists 84
  • Work 85
  • Machines and Industry 87
  • Chemicals 88
  • Technology and Redemption? 89
  • Software Intelligence 92
  • Money and Economics 94
  • Property 95
  • Money 95
  • Capitalism 96
  • Corporations 99
  • Corruption 102
  • Failing Corporations 103
  • Global Trade 105
  • Geopolitics 107
  • Think Tanks 107
  • Economic Data 108
  • Economic Theories 109
  • Recovery from Recession 113
  • Organized Crime 114
  • Cities and Sustainability 115
  • Plutocrats and Aristocrats 117
  • Future & Predictions 118
  • Ethics & Law 120
  • Freedom & Group Discipline 121
  • Values 124
  • Moral Authority 125
  • Property 126
  • Rules 127
  • Contracts 128
  • Conflict and Law 129
  • Intention and the Law 130
  • International Law 131
  • The Responsibility to Protect 132
  • Democracy & Oligarchy 134
  • The US Example 135
  • Elections 139
  • Citizens' Duties 142
  • Rules and Police 143
  • Politics 146
  • Compassion in Politics 150
  • Dictators 151
  • Preserving Freedom 151
  • Protests and Mobs 153
  • Suppression of Dissent 157
  • Foreign policy 157
  • Failing States, Failing Economies 158
  • Failed States 159
  • The European Union 161
  • Arab Spring 162
  • Iraq 163
  • Afghanistan 164
  • Israel at War with the World 165
  • Nigerian Atrocities 168
  • Refugees 169
  • Information and Misinformation 173
  • Knowledge & Information 174
  • Analogy and Metaphors 174
  • Communication Systems 177
  • Books 178
  • Advertising 179
  • Propaganda 180
  • Television 182
  • Wireless 184
  • Systems, Complexity and Chaos 186
  • Organization and Complexity 186
  • Mathematical Models 187
  • Probability 188
  • Networks 189
  • Human Network Topologies 192
  • Systems Theory 193
  • Emergent Properties 195
  • Chaos and Catastrophe 195
  • The Internet 197
  • Intelligent Internet 198
  • Networks for Social & Political Change 198
  • Wired, Wireless and Alienated? 199
  • Controlling the Internet 201
  • The Cloud 202
  • Internet and Politics 203
  • Government Spying 204
  • Internet Crime 205
  • Endangered Infrastructures 206
  • Ecosystems 208
  • Earth Monitoring 209
  • Climate Changes 211
  • Weather and Ignorance 213
  • Water 215
  • Living on the Edge 217
  • Earthquakes 220
  • Disease 221
  • Redemption 223
  • Air, Atmosphere 226
  • Atmosphere 226
  • Green House Gases 227
  • Heat Drives Weather 228
  • Aerosols 229
  • Air Pollution 231
  • Air Pollution and Disease 232
  • Automotive Air Pollution 234
  • Auto Emissions of CO 235
  • Exhaust Chemicals - Toxicity 236
  • Benzene 237
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons 238
  • Fossil Fuels 240
  • Going Green 242
  • Attempts to Halt Climate Change 243
  • The Tendency to Kill 247
  • Aggression 247
  • Killing as a Life Skill 250
  • The Intention to Kill 252
  • Guns at Home 254
  • Military 256
  • Munitions Industry 258
  • Bioweapons 261
  • Preventing Killing 261
  • War 263
  • Religious Wars 263
  • Popularity of Armed Conflict 266
  • World War 1 267
  • World War 2 268
  • War and Holocaust 269
  • Beyond World War 2 271
  • Vietnam 273
  • USA, NATO and Russia 275
  • NATO and Kosovo 276
  • Putin and Bush 277
  • Remembrance Day 279
  • Doomsday 280
  • Belligerence is here to Stay 289
  • Ongoing Genocide 290
  • Societal Control or Self Development? 293
  • We Are One 293
  • Education 294
  • Science is Hard to Learn 295
  • Rational Humanism 296
  • Idealists and Pragmatists 298
  • China 299
  • Philanthropy 300
  • Aid on a Grand Scale 302
  • Global Peace Index 304
  • Future of Human rights 305
  • The Aquarium 306
  • Working With Your Mind 308
  • Dalai Lama and the Good Person 309
  • Zen Buddhism 311
  • United Nations and Human Rights 313
  • Index 314
  • Cited References 328

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