Two fundamentally different stories have been enacted
…during the lifetime of man.
One began... some two or three million years ago by the Leavers,
and is still being enacted by them today, as successfully as ever.
The other began to be enacted here some ten or twelve thousand years ago
by the Takers,
and is apparently about to end in catastrophe.
Ishmael, a wise fictional gorilla
We are in the first age since the dawn of civilization
in which people have dared to think it practicable
to make the benefits of civilization available to the whole human race.
The greatest shortcoming of the human race
is our inability to understand the exponential function.
Dr Albert Bartlett
The major advances in civilization
are processes which all but wreck the societies in which they occur.
Alfred North Whitehead
is based upon the universal innate desire on the part of every organism
to live beyond its income.