Observations on Ellen LaConte's book, initially titled Critical Mass, that was re-titled to what happens when the Critical Mass of problems overwhelms Earth Life Rules.
This essay deals with the overriding theme of Ellen LaConte's book: Are we approaching a critical mass where life as we the comfortable -- have known it, will be replaced by the Rules of Life?
"Critical Mass" has a history with several meanings. Lemon and Fonda's film, China Syndrome, popularized it as how hidden human mistakes around nuclear fuel rods are the quickest way to tunnel to China"
In the "70's, Ralph Nader and his Raiders held annual D.C. "Critical Mass" Conferences, to which activists from across the nation came to protest against the media and corporate portrayal that the pell-mell development of nuclear power would produce "energy that would be too cheap to meter."