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I practiced law for 30 years as a city attorney. I taught elementary school before that. I became concerned with the many adaptations to our environment that I could not believe could be sustained. How could so many rational people adopt clearly suicidal strategies for producing their needs? I spent 20 years reading what behavioral and cognitive science have discovered. I looked at religion and politics as well. The result was "Natural Selections Paradox: The Outlaw Gene, the Religion of Money, and the Origin of Evil." The book came out in 2008 and has been further edited since then. After that I started writing articles further elaborating the points made in the book. They are available on a blog.
Natural selection's paradox describes a key factor that Darwin did not consider in his theory of natural selection: Natural seletion does not distinguish between short-term and log-term adaptations IN THE SHORT TERM. Corporate balance sheets, for one thing, run in three month intervals. Short-term strategies are at the heart of most of our failures. They include such things as exploitation of other people's labor, what I reference as white supremacy. All races apply the use of class systems to assert the right to appropriate other people's labor.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 22, 2016
Defining God Defines the major forces in the design of society.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 10, 2016
Economic Slavery This article describes the impact of the acceptance of stealing other people's labor; or the alternative of cooperating and sharing the consequences in the search for the energy needed to survive. Class systems encourage dictatorships and the suppression of many, women in particular. This was not true in ancient times. The time for a return to nurturing has come.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 4, 2015
Intellectual Honesty and the absence of the Sacred How ethics impact debates and choices of on-the-ground decisions
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 22, 2015
The Unspoken Apology For Greed Identifies the central support for those who would create inequality for their own purposes.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 1, 2014
The Bigger Picture The article identifies the great divide in human relations. There are those who join others to cooperate in the survival of all and there are others who exploit the labor of others [and the earth]. The tendency to choose one or the other is so grounded in history that one suspects it could be genetically coded. It is the ground for most conflicts.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 15, 2013
The Biology of Evil A new metaphor for judging evil objectively. White supremacy is a metaphor for the various means society uses to permit some to exploit other people's.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 12, 2013
does The Left Side Of Your Brain Know What The Right Side Is Doing? Answers to life's persistent questions.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Work Does Not Work Anymore This article describes how technology has changed the nature of work in ways that have hurt the bargaining power of labor and the ability to maintain equality and democracy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 9, 2012
There Are More Sins Than Meets The Eye The concept of sin should cover that which reduces the chances of survival for the species. Sexual habits and violence do not necessarily include the behavior that is subtle enough to avoid detection as behavior that that does great damage to future generations.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 23, 2012
White Supremacy Is What It is All About This article discusses how the choices one makes for acquiring the energy needed to survive determines social relationships. The difference between divisions of labor based on merit where all share in the product and stealing other people's labor produce dramatic differences in the organization of society and how people treat one another. Lincoln said it best. Natural selection supports his conclusion.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 20, 2012
Survival of The Species: The Basis for a Sustainable Moral Code The article presents a basis for the creation of a sustainable moral code that promotes survival.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 19, 2012
Introduction ]to Natural Selection's Paradox A discussion of the forces that inform behavior is necessary to understand the news. It stars with the genes and ends in ideologies. The news makes no sense today without an understanding of the outlaw gene and its deceptions in support of white supremacy in all colors. The economy becomes more and more a victim economy as resources dwindle. Religion becomes the religion of money.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Choice: Socialism or Fascism This article discusses how fascism is sneaking in the back door and why socialism is the only other alternative, given today's means of production and distribution.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 11, 2012
How Markets Fail This work creates constructs from which inexplicable behavior can be understood. It explains how natural may fail and how markets fail for the same reason. When individual competitions injure the species, natural selection has failed that species. The market may also favor individuals over the majority.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 18, 2011
The Triumph of Engineering and the Failure of Capitalism -- Will It Produce Socialism of Feudalism? This article speaks to the failure of capitalism to adapt to the natural world and the choice that faces us in regard to the shortfall in resources that resulted from unwise use of technology.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 22, 2011
God. A Question of Adaptation This article discusses the relationship of natural selection to morality. Natural selection does not distinguish long-term from short-term adaptation in the short term. For survival of the specie today's generations must accept the oral obligation to guard against short-term exploitation of resources. The author has provided a narrative for the objective formulation of morality.