Survival: Evolutionary Rules for Intelligent Species Survival

Survival: Evolutionary Rules for Intelligent Species Survival

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Overview

14TH ANNUAL NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS - FINALIST

How different might the history of our species have been had our hunter-gatherer forebears failed to migrate out of Africa in time to survive 70,000 years ago when threatened by extinction due to climate change brought on by the last ice age? Simply put, we would not exist. Now, similarly threatened, we too must act quickly if we hope to survive. Yet despite all the signs of a potential greenhouse mass extinction, again due to climate change, this threat is still being ignored.

Like the passengers aboard the Titanic, who knew that in two hours and forty minutes they would either be in a lifeboat or drowning in the cold waters of the Atlantic but waited a full hour before taking action-we too are not getting our lifeboats ready.

This book is a wake-up call and looks to evolution itself for guidance on how to avoid extinction.

Evolution, the author claims, seems firmly on the side of survival and has left Evolutionary Survival Patterns-Adapt, Innovate, Mature, and Migrate to Survive or go Extinct. Survival depends on how we adapt and innovate as well as on whether we can mature and migrate. Unfortunately, misuse of the Adapt and Innovate patterns over the last two hundred years has driven us to the brink of self-extinction. What can be done?

Survival, this book claims, will not emerge from the products of adapting and innovating-science, technologies, and inventions-but by migrating and maturing to evolutionary maturity-maturing beyond the ability to drive ourselves and other species to extinction-and by restoring Earth's habitats, species and a return to sustaining our lives from within Earth's ecosystems, as our forebears did. And failing these, like them, we must be free, willing, and able to choose to migrate-to other planets if necessary-to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733755504
Publisher: Maijai Press
Publication date: 02/29/2020
Series: Survival , #1
Edition description: Softcover ed.
Pages: 604
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

T a b l e O f C o n t e n t s

INTRODUCTION

The Struggle for Life and Survival

Can Homo sapiens survive or is extinction inevitable?

xv

PART ONE

EVOLUTION VERSUS THE UNIVERSE AND

THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE AND SURVIVAL

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CHAPTER 1

Earth

The Planet Evolution Terraformed for Life and Survival

5

CHAPTER 2

Does the Universe Come with Evolutionary Species

Survival Mechanisms?

Are There Evolutionary Rules for Intelligent

Species Survival?

17

CHAPTER 3

Is Species Survival the Default Evolutionary Outcome?

33

CHAPTER 4

An Introduction to Intelligent Species Survival Patterns

51

PART TWO

THE MAKING OF AN INTELLIGENT SPECIES

FROM SLIME TO APE-MAN TO SPACEMAN

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CHAPTER 5

Species-Driven Evolution

A Grand Evolutionary Experiment

Did Evolution Deal Intelligent Species a Hand

in Its Own Evolution

67

CHAPTER 6

The Role of Climate Change

in the Making of an Intelligent Species

Evolution’s Tool to Prod Intelligent Species to Greater

Maturity and Survival or Extinction

91

PART THREE

EVOLUTIONARY RULES FOR

INTELLIGENT SPECIES SURVIVAL

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CHAPTER 7

Habitats

The Conditions Necessary for the Evolution

and Sustainment of Life

133

CHAPTER 8

Sustainability

Habitat Survival Drives Species Survival

Drives Habitat Survival

183

CHAPTER 9

Adaptation

Must be Survival-driven to

Preserve Habitats and Biodiversity

213

CHAPTER 10

Innovation

From Ape-man to Spaceman

in Three Million Years—to . . . ?

253

CHAPTER 11

Migration

A Built-in Evolutionary Survival Response

To Survive, an Intelligent Species

Must be Free and Able to Migrate

309

PART FOUR

SURVIVAL

THE REASON INTELLIGENT SPECIES EVOLVED

AN EVOLUTIONARY GAME OF LIFE

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CHAPTER 12

Survival

The Reason Intelligent Species Evolved

The Default Outcome in the Evolutionary Game of Life

339

CHAPTER 13

Evolutionary Maturity

The Only Path to Intelligent Species Survival

367

CHAPTER 14

Extinction

A Human Universe without Humans

405

PART FIVE

GOING BACK TO THE PAST TO SAVE THE FUTURE

FROM CIVILIZATION TO ECOLIZATION

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CHAPTER 15

Freedom to Choose

Survival vs. Extinction

Has Homo Sapiens Lost the Ability to Choose?

431

CHAPTER 16

From Civilization to Ecolization

Going Back to the Past to Save the Future

481

GLOSSARY

515

NOTES & REFERENCES

531

LIST OF PHOTOS & CHARTS

545

LIST OF TABLES

549

INDEX

551

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