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Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny by Robert Wright

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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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FiresofFreedom's picture

He believes in Global Government

One of the reasons many people are here is in retaliation to the idea of Global Government. This isn't to say that everything he says is wrong but he doesn't truly grasp what he says. I believe that we are coming together and there will be a "New World" but we must always remember that we are not united by the laws one man writes on a piece of paper but the singularity of the Human spirit.

I agree, he doesn't grasp

I agree, he doesn't grasp what he says, a naivete. Or, he does, a machination. I have his book. It's boring, predictable and, if my recall serves me correctly and that he knows what he projects, its first chapter and, maybe, just maybe, its synopsis on its back cover beam one worldness. So tiresome. Just another hack stringing together far flung ideas and events to skew the common man's mind to accept man versus man on the global scale. Disgusting. I keep his book to reference how people such as him use language to enslave his brethren.

"...but we must always remember we are not united by laws of man...but the singularity of the human spirit." Excellent, on point and true.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton

I think his approach may be that global government is...

an unavoidable eventuality based on his theory, rather than a worthwhile end in and of itself...

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If he studies, he'll find

If he studies, he'll find global government is anything but unavoidable. Additionally, he'll have to espouse what you and I espouse, honesty. No omissions, no omissions on how the world works, how it -- I hate superfluous language -- really works. His book doesn't touch on how the world works. Wright isn't right. Wright is wrong. Wright is omits and obfuscates. Money is too green for some people, Chris.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton

SteveMT's picture

In other words, an evolving virtue of group-think selfishness.

For this to work, both sides must have mutual goals. Thanks.

Mutual goals aren't necessary in non-zerosum games...

though they often overlap.

why are pandas exempt from RICO statutes?

This is an awesome tedtalk.

And an awesome guy...

why are pandas exempt from RICO statutes?