Population Wars: A New Perspective on Competition and Coexistence

Population Wars: A New Perspective on Competition and Coexistence


From the very starting, existence on the earth has been outlined through battle. this day these first wars stay fought round and inside of us, influencing our person habit and that of civilization as a complete. warfare among populations―whether among various species or among rival teams of humans―is obvious as an inevitable a part of the evolutionary strategy. the preferred inspiration of survival of the fittest explains and sometimes excuses those activities.

In Population Wars, Greg Graffin issues to the place the mainstream view of evolutionary idea has led us off beam. That false impression has allowed us to justify wars on each point, no matter if opposed to bacterial colonies or human societies, even if different, much less violent suggestions should be to be had. via stories of mass extinctions, constructing immune structures, human battle, the yankee commercial heartland, and our degrading glossy setting, Graffin demonstrates how an oversimplified thought of warfare, with its successful winners and vanquished losers, prevents us from responding to the genuine difficulties we are facing. alongside the way in which, Graffin unearths a paradox: once we problem traditional definitions of struggle, we're left with a brand new problem―how to outline ourselves.

Population Wars is a paradigm-shifting booklet approximately why people behave the way in which they do and the traditional heritage that explains that habit. In studying it, you will see why we have to reconsider the explanations for struggle, not just the human army variety but additionally Darwin's "war of nature," and locate desire for a much less violent destiny for mankind.

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