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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.
I live in California with my wife of 48 years.
(4 comments) SHARE 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.
(17 comments) SHARE 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.
(7 comments) SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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.
(5 comments) SHARE 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.
(8 comments) SHARE 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.
(5 comments) SHARE 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.
(4 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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.