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"The latest news of the world is haunted by the politics of fear. But this won't motivate to any good end, because humans thrive only when we believe in ourselves. Clearly the environmentalist sales pitch has this same problem, and I propose that it's our knowing what it means to be human in the Natural …

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Darwin, Dogen, and the Extremophile Choice: Fifty Short Essays on What it Means to be Human in the Natural World

A new and rigorous philosophy that presents species conservation, and ultimately the rewilding of our planet, as a natural human destiny. For pdf (free), epub ($5), or trade paperback ($25.34 or apply for a free promotional copy),  visit: http://www.extremophilechoice.com/extremophile-publishing/  ['Publishing' page]. You can also purchase Kindle version on Amazon. "This remarkable book combines Darwin, ecology, …

Eco-Tourism Proposal

Is there a pragmatic argument for viewing ourselves as 'adaptive extremophiles' who move  persistently to extricate ourselves as far as possible from dependency on Natural systems? How about this argument: The problem "in practice" is that anything less is negotiable. History shows that Humans always come first, and Nature second, when jobs and technological ambitions are in the balance. …

Extremophile Niche Design

Maybe McLuhan had it right. Given the consistent range of human nature persisting throughout history, it seems unlikely that promoting a wide-spread love of Nature as a prerequisite for saving the Natural world will be enough to get the job done. The good news is that this might not be necessary, for if the minds of …

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DARWIN, DOGEN, AND THE EXTREMOPHILE CHOICE - Fifty Short Essays on What it Means to be Human in the Natural World (Paperback) The full paperback version is now available for the production cost of $25.34 plus shipping.The book develops and expands on the themes introduced on this website. But also, as the inclusion of Dogen in …