Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny by Robert WrightSubmitted by Chris Gopackgoski on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 17:43
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"Wright's basic message is that living organizations - both organisms and the groups they form - have been getting increasingly complex and well-integrated since life began, so it's a good bet that this trend will continue into the future. He presents a general hypothesis, and then provides a mountain of fascinating evidence to back it up..."
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"All the salvation of the world requires is the intelligent pursuit of self-interest in a disciplined and careful way..."
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