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The Lucifer Principle by Howard Bloom
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Mar 07, 09

bookshelves: meme-theory, non-fiction
Read in September, 1997

A semi-heretical look at our curious species using sociobiology, meme theory, and facts that don’t fit well into consensus reality (did you know that tuberculosis cases declined by 97% between 1800 and 1945 — before antibiotics came into the picture?). Bloom believes that like ants, bees, and slime molds, human beings join as individuals into assemblages of distributed pseudo-tissue in a larger “superorganism” — and that the traits of this superorganism are the understudied key to our history and destiny.
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Alejandro What a fascinating thought.


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Kutjupa Karyn Indigenous believe not only are humans part of the super organism but the entire planet.


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