Ḥasan Ibn al-Haytham (Latinized as Alhazen c. 965 – c. 1040) was an Arab mathematician, astronomer, and physicist of the Islamic Golden Age. Continue reading Wisdom and Avoiding the End of the World
Combating the fire on the Deepwater Horizon.
Over the last few weeks I’ve discussed the recent UN report on the destruction of the ecosystem, and Jared Diamond’s and Bill McKibbon’s worries about whether the human race we will survive our current crises. Continue reading Reflections on the (Real Possibility) of the End of the World
In my last post, I discussed some of the key themes in Jared Diamond’s new book Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. Today I’d like to do the same for Bill McKibben new book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Continue reading The Basics of Bill McKibben’s, “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?”
[This post continues the discussion from the previous one.]
In the Intelligencer David Wallace-Wells interviewed Jared Diamond about his new book Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. Diamond’s book, “addresses itself to a world very obviously in crisis, and tries to lift some lessons for what to do about it from the distant past.” Continue reading The Basics of Jared Diamond’s, “Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis”.