The first chapter sets the tone for the early chapters which are rather light reading. The remainder of the book (appendices included) take on a deeper and at times a more somber note. The word "cooperation" is woven throughout the various chapters and in Chapter 16 a case is made for insects (cockroaches in particular) inheriting the earth because they know how to cooperate with each other to survive, after we human beings crusade ourselves into extinction, and go the way of the dinosaur.
Religious leaders are implored to surface and get involved:
? Cooperate with other religious leaders.
? Quell the extremists.
? Let there be universal freedom of religion with mutual celebration and respect.
? Eventually let a universal system of weights, measures, time, mathematics, languages and religions evolve. Some of these are already established, so please get on with it.