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Earth’s Ecology and Human Economics: A Comparison
Date Tuesday January 28
Time 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
Event Type Meeting
EmailHumanistHall [at]

A Comparison
with Will Dvorak

Earth’s evolution has been rolling along for 5 billion years or so. Life forms have been interdependently evolving in a complex web of relationships we have dubbed “Ecology” for some three and half billion years. Humans, having barely escaped extinctions that buried all the other hominids, are now approaching 7 billion strong and partying on the backs of all the other life forms causing massive extinctions at a record pace. How could this be? Has something gone wrong or is this just the way of the world? Are “human economics” a gross maladaptation or just a logical development of earth economics? Bring your 2 cents worth .…

Here’s a good reading list of books for Will’s presentation:

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
The Machinery of Nature by Paul Ehrlich
The Long Descent by John Michael Greer
Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher
The Nature of Design by David W. Orr
The Carbon Age by Eric Roston

Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are expected

Added to the calendar on Friday Jan 17th, 2014 6:17 PM

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