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Evolution Isn't What It Use to Be

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This work looks at current technology and biological advances, which serves to highlight how rapidly we have progressed as a species. The book has a futurist outlook, exploring the ethical and political implications for our time, based upon trends now underway. Perspectives are offered on a variety of issues including unibombers, cloning, cult suicides, and new technology. ...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by W.H. Freeman & Company (first published 1996)
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Glen Engel-Cox
The title is misleading for this book in that it is only peripherally concerned with Charles Darwin's theory. The subtitle, The Augmented Animal and the Whole Wired World, is only slightly better. The difficulty in naming this book is its interdisciplinary nature. Anderson covers biology, cybernetics, information technology, agriculture, environmentalism, and genetic research. Although all are specialized fields, Anderson shows how they interact with each other cud every one of us. It is an ...more
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Walter Truett Anderson is a political scientist, social psychologist, and author of numerous non-fiction books and articles in newspapers and magazines.

In his public lectures, he frequently speculates that, if we had a history of every advanced species in the universe, we would find that they all had to pass through two large, difficult and unavoidable transitions: (1) accepting conscious responsi
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