This transdisciplinary book deals with the most critical problems now challenging our and our world’s survival: human overpopulation, vast environmental destruction, persistent ignorance in spite of purported advances in education, dominance of neoconservative thinking incommensurate with the world/s problems, increased religiosity that harks back to the Middle Ages, anti-science thinking, persistent warfare, exhausted and outmoded philosophies of people and Nature, Capitalism gone berserk, and devolution of democracy, These seemingly diverse areas arc integrated by the theory of complex systems, Avoiding Pollyannaish optimist, this hook is must reading for all people who want to make up their own minds about where we go from here.
Kenyon B. Dc Greene grew up in Hollywood, California. He attended UCLA, where he received all his degrees. His Ph.D. is in physiological psychology, an interdisciplinary field connecting biology and psychology. He studied chemistry and geology almost to the bachelor’s level. He has worked as a human factors scientist, specializing in the design of complex, computerized command-and-control systems, at System Development Corporation. Northrop Corporation, and Aerospace Corporation. He has taught at the Universities of California. Montana, and Southern California. He has authored over 100 articles and seven books, lie is intimately familiar with the real world through travels to and work in over 212 countries on all seven continents.