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The Next Million Years

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Darwins' views on the future of man.
Paperback, 210 pages
Published August 20th 1973 by Greenwood Press
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Sasha Garza
Jun 14, 2011 Sasha Garza rated it it was amazing
It has been about a year since I read this book. I have a hard time not thinking about it. The conclusions are disturbing and the arguments are well constructed. Charles Galton Darwin discusses history, anthropology, psychology (the soft sciences) from the perspective of a physicist. He uses statistics and inductive reasoning to come to conclusions about the future.

The writing is dry and fact based. He has a callous disregard for human life. Various aspects of humanity are discussed in terms of
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Derek Ques
Mar 09, 2010 Derek Ques rated it it was amazing
Some eugenisists come right out and boast how to cull populations...read the book
Nic
Jul 19, 2012 Nic rated it did not like it
Crikey. A bit like listening to an elderly relative bang on after a glass of port. You cringe a bit at each racist, sexist, nationalist remark and wonder how much their age excuses them.

That said, there were some interesting ideas as well: I like the analogy of fossil-fuel addiction and living off your capital. And it does make you think.
Duy
Mar 07, 2016 Duy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sách viết từ năm 1952, khá lâu rồi, nhưng những nhận xét chung về tương lai lâu dài của thế giới (vốn không được lạc quan lắm) vẫn có thể được coi là hợp lý.
Mình đặc biệt thích đoạn lý luận về dân số, nêu lên hai tình trạng là sinh đẻ ít ở người có địa vị cao và người dân các nước phát triển, và sinh đẻ nhiều của những thành phần dân cư khác. Cứ suy diễn theo lý luận của ông thì chẳng bao lâu nữa dân châu Âu gốc sẽ bị thay thế bởi các chủng tộc mắn đẻ khác nhập cư vào châu Âu với mục đích hưởng
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Sir Charles Galton Darwin, KBE, MC, FRS (18 December 1887 – 31 December 1962) was an English physicist, the grandson of Charles Darwin. He served as director of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) during the Second World War.

Darwin was born in Cambridge, England into a scientific dynasty, the son of the mathematician Sir George Howard Darwin and the grandson of Charles Darwin. His mother was La
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“The evolution of the human race will not be accomplished in the ten thousand years of tame animals, but in the million years of wild animals, because man is, and always will be, a wild animal.” 3 likes
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