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REBECCA COSTA IS AN AMERICAN SOCIOBIOLOGIST who offers a genetic explanation for current events, emerging technology, business trends, and individual behavior. A thought-leader and provocative new voice in the mold of Thomas Friedman, Jared Diamond and Malcolm Gladwell, Costa traces everything from growing debt, epidemic obesity, and upheaval in the Middle East, to evolutionary imperatives. She is the recipient of the prestigious
Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award.

Retiring at the zenith of her career in Silicon Valley, Costa spent six years researching and writing bestseller, The Watchman’s Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse. In her book, she explains how the principles governing evolution cause and provide a solu
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“In an environment where there are too many choices, too many decisions, too much information, and too many demands on our cognition, it pays to be judicious about the complexity we voluntarily sign up for. When we make the decision to streamline our lives, we also create time and room to think with focus and intent. In a complex world, time to stand back and look at the big picture, time to consider our options more carefully, time to make more deliberate decisions, and time to breathe are necessities for survival.”
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“The principles governing the speed at which the human organism can biologically adapt offer us the single greatest insight into why civilizations succeed and fail as well as the most reliable preview of our own destiny.”
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“Human beings are organisms that have always required both beliefs and knowledge.”
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Donald James Parker Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for the friend invitation. I see Richard Dawkins is on your favorite author list. You might like to read my book - All the Voices of the Wind to counterbalance your worldview. I'd be glad to send you a free ebook.
Donald


message 4: by Karen

Karen Gammons Hey Rebecca, thank you so much for the friend request.
Karen


message 3: by Ellen

Ellen Maze HI Rebecca! Thank you for the friend-vite. I am reading your quotes-- well said!
~ellen


message 2: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Thank you for including me among your friends, Rebecca. It's good that people like yourself are thinking clearly about the problems of environment and social issues. I wish you all success in your work, and in all aspects of your life.
All things being connected, I endeavor to focus on the spiritual aspect. Hope you'll have a look at my novel, Song of George: Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man when you have an opportunity.
Namaste, jesse


message 1: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for your friend request, Rebecca, which I happily accept. You seem like an interesting person, as well as an accomplished author, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

http://www.edrambeau.com


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