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Author: Samuel Layne

Title: Survival: Evolutionary Rules for Intelligent Species Survival

ISBN: 978-1-7337555-2-8 eBook

ISBN: 978-1-7337555-0-4 Paperback

ISBN: 978 -1-733755-1-1 Hardcover (available later)

Genre: Nonfiction: Human Beings - Origin | Global Warming & Climate Change | Effects of climate on  Human Survival & Extinction | Human Migration | Environmental Degradation | Sustainability | Technology and Civilization - History |

 

Link to Amazon page here:

Survival: Evolutionary Rules for Intelligent Species Survival Survival: 

https://www.amazon.com/Survival-Evolutionary-Rules-Intelligent-Species-ebook/dp/B082RSKLYX/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

Hello AALBC:

So much of what's written about climate change and what can be done about it seem to focus almost exclusively on a 21st Century human approach and fails to connect the dots between our origins and our present - as if humans just appeared out of nowhere - often missing is anything to do with how and why we might have emerged and what these two questions might have to do with what’s happening today.

 

This book takes a different perspective -- an evolutionary perspective of why Homo sapiens might be in its current situation to begin with and ask: if evolution had something to do with our species emergence, might it not also have something to say, if not do, with whether it survives or goes extinct? And if so, what might that something be? It sets out to explore, again from an evolutionary perspective, what are the factors that can potentially drive human survival vs extinction. It ask and answers the questions: Can Homo sapiens survive or is extinction inevitable? Will an AI replace Humans and is AI the next species? And, is there a way to know?

 

It also asks that we consider how different might the history of our species have been had our hunter-gatherer forebears failed to migrate out of Africa in time to survive 70,000 years ago when threatened by extinction due to climate change brought on by the last ice age? Simply put, we would not exist. Now, similarly threatened, we too must act quickly if we hope to survive. Yet despite all the signs of a potential greenhouse mass extinction, again due to climate change, this threat is still being ignored.  

Like the passengers aboard the Titanic, who knew that in two hours and forty minutes they would either be in a lifeboat or drowning in the cold waters of the Atlantic but waited a full hour before taking action—we too are not getting our lifeboats ready.

This book then is a wake-up call and looks to evolution itself for guidance on how to avoid extinction. Evolution, the author claims, seems firmly on the side of survival and has left Evolutionary Survival Patterns—Adapt, Innovate, Mature, and Migrate to Survive or go Extinct. Survival depends on how we adapt and innovate as well as on whether we can mature and migrate. Unfortunately, misuse of the Adapt and Innovate patterns over the last two hundred years has driven us to the brink of self-extinction. What can be done?

Survival, this book claims, will not emerge from the products of adapting and innovating—science, technologies, and inventions—but by migrating and maturing to evolutionary maturity—maturing beyond the ability to drive ourselves and other species to extinction—and by restoring Earth’s habitats, species, and a return to sustaining our lives from within Earth’s ecosystems, as our forebears did.

 

And failing these, like them, we must be free, willing, and able to choose to migrate—to other planets if necessary—to survive

 

 

Link to Amazon page here:

Survival: Evolutionary Rules for Intelligent Species Survival Survival: 

https://www.amazon.com/Survival-Evolutionary-Rules-Intelligent-Species-ebook/dp/B082RSKLYX/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

 

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