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The Future of Men

By Jack Myers
  • Writer : Jack Myers
  • Isbn : 1941758665
  • Publisher : Inkshares
  • Number of Pages : 327
  • Category : Social Science
  • Review Counts : 771
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  • Pdf : the-future-of-men.pdf

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“Once again, Jack Myers has his fingers on the pulse of the very latest. Myers has clearly done his homework, and the result is this superb book.” —Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker of The Roosevelts and The Civil War After being told all their lives to “be a man” and “man up,” men are now rejecting the macho stereotype and instead developing empathy, getting in touch with their emotions, and becoming more sensitive in their relationships. Women are gaining ground in business, culture, education, relationships, and politics as traditional male and female roles disappear. The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century prepares men and women for this shift in gender norms. As the definition of a “real man” evolves, understanding the future of men in business, politics, sports, education, relationships, and parenting will be essential for men to maintain psychological well-being, strengthen their self-esteem and sexual self-confidence, and rewire their emotional lives. The Future of Men provides tools to help men, and especially younger men, recognize and embrace new behaviors that are required for health and happiness at work, at home, and in their relationships.

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  • Isbn Code : 0691231052
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Isbn Code : 0571290582
  • Number of Pages : 256
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 1492670103
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Science
  • Reviews : 768
  • Pdf File: hacking-darwin.pdf

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"A gifted and thoughtful writer, Metzl brings us to the frontiers of biology and technology, and reveals a world full of promise and peril." — Siddhartha Mukherjee MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene Passionate, provocative, and highly illuminating, Hacking Darwin is the must read book about the future of our species for fans of Homo Deus and The Gene. After 3.8 billion years humankind is about to start evolving by new rules... From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives — sex, war, love, and death. At the dawn of the genetics revolution, our DNA is becoming as readable, writable, and hackable as our information technology. But as humanity starts retooling our own genetic code, the choices we make today will be the difference between realizing breathtaking advances in human well-being and descending into a dangerous and potentially deadly genetic arms race. Enter the laboratories where scientists are turning science fiction into reality. Look towards a future where our deepest beliefs, morals, religions, and politics are challenged like never before and the very essence of what it means to be human is at play. When we can engineer our future children, massively extend our lifespans, build life from scratch, and recreate the plant and animal world, should we?

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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Isbn Code : 1483270386
  • Number of Pages : 230
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 395
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The Future of Man documents the proceedings of a Symposium held at the Royal Geographical Society London, on April 1, 1971. This book deals with choices that man makes or may make, attempting to understand the paradox that the more man knows about himself and the environment the more baffling and controversial his choices become. The major problems of human survival, such as living space, natural resources, relationships with the rest of the living world, and creation, nurture and prolongation of life are also described. Other topics include the past and future distribution of homo sapiens and his activities in Great Britain, artificial synthesis of new life forms in relation to social and industrial evolution, and nature and control of aging. This compilation is recommended for biologists and scientists aiming to understand the effects of technical innovation on people and their environment.

The Caliphate of Man

By Andrew F. March
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0674242742
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 172
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Islamist thinkers used to debate the doctrine of the caliphate of man, which holds that God is sovereign but has appointed the multitude of believers as His vicegerent. Andrew March argues that the doctrine underpins a democratic vision of popular rule over governments and clerics. But is this an ideal regime destined to survive only in theory?

The Future of Agricultural Landscapes, Part I

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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Isbn Code : 012822018X
  • Number of Pages : 334
  • Category : Science
  • Reviews : 668
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Advances in Ecological Research, Volume 63, the latest release in this ongoing series includes specific chapters on Tropical Ecosystems in the 21st Century. Chapters in this volume cover topics such as Landscape-scale expansion of agroecology to enhance natural pest control: a systematic review and Ecosystem services and the resilience of agricultural landscapes Provides information that relates to a thorough understanding of the field of ecology Deals with topical and important reviews on the physiologies, populations and communities of plants and animals

The Future of Drug Discovery

By Tamas Bartfai,Graham V. Lees
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Isbn Code : 0124095194
  • Number of Pages : 376
  • Category : Medical
  • Reviews : 844
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The Future of Drug Discovery: Who decides which diseases to treat? provides a timely and detailed look at the efforts of the pharmaceutical industry and how they relate, or should relate, to societal needs. The authors posit that as a result of increasing risk aversion and accelerated savings in research and development, the industry is not developing drugs for increasingly prevalent diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, untreatable pain, antibiotics and more. This book carefully exposes the gap between the medicines and therapies we need and the current business path. By analyzing the situation and discussing prospects for the next decade, the The Future of Drug Discovery is a timely book for all those who care about the development needs for drugs for disease. Provides an in-depth, broad perspective on the crisis in drug industry Exposes the disconnect between what society needs and what the drug companies are working on Analyses and projects over 10 years into the future Explains what it means for scientists and society Determines what is needed to be done to make sure that the industry responds to society's needs, remains commercially attractive and answers the question as to who decides which diseases to treat

Human Development, Language and the Future of Mankind

By L. Berger
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn Code : 1137415274
  • Number of Pages : 177
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reviews : 524
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Drawing on and integrating unorthodox thought from a broad range of disciplines including clinical psychology, linguistics, philosophy, natural science and psychoanalysis, this book offers a provocative, original analysis of the global threats to our survival, and proposes a remedy.

Philosophical Faith and the Future of Humanity

By Helmut Wautischer,Alan M. Olson,Gregory J. Walters
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn Code : 9400722230
  • Number of Pages : 456
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 492
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Karl Jaspers, who died in 1969, had a profound impact on 20th-century theology and philosophy. His central thesis called for, among other things, a de-centering of philosophy from its Eurocentric roots and a renewal of its dialogue with other traditions, especially Asian ones. This collection of essays includes unpublished work by Jaspers himself as well as testimonies to his life and career by colleagues, associates, and translators, some of who knew Jaspers personally. Readers will also find commentary and interpretation by researchers who have explored Jaspers’ work for decades, and a biographical account of Jaspers’ student Leonard Ehrlich, who handled much of Jaspers’ English translation. The book interrogates Jaspers’ conceptions of ‘philosophical faith’, his philosophy of communication, and the prospects for world philosophy in the future. Focusing on philosophical faith, it assesses Jaspers’ interpretations of key philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Schelling, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Rosenzweig, as well as examining his personal relationships with Bultmann and Heidegger. Contributors also look at Jaspers’ philosophies of religion and history, his hypothesis of the ‘axial age’ (Achsenzeit), and his contributions to metaphysics, periechontology, and economics. Finally, chapters cover Jaspers’ philosophy of communication and world history. The latter are informed by a burgeoning interest in Kantian ‘Freiheitphilosophie’ that influenced Jaspers, as well as concerns over the future of humanity. These concerns in part account for Jaspers’ growing popularity in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central/South America, and Asia. Also included are lucid clarifications of the difference between religious and philosophical faith, and the relevance of certainty, trust, and communication for a future of mankind. Trained as a psychiatrist, Jaspers practiced this profession before becoming a philosopher and thus had a keen insight into the workings of the human mind even as he challenged the philosophical establishment of his time. It is perhaps this depth to his background that adds to the contemporary relevance of his work.

SUMMARY - Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering And The Future Of Humanity By Jamie Metzl

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  • Publisher : Shortcut Edition
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 35
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 251
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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you will discover that genetics opens up tremendous and disturbing prospects for humanity. You will also discover : why genetics will soon be an essential science; that mankind will soon no longer be subject to the hazards of natural selection; that genetics will make it possible to cure and prevent diseases; that it will also make it possible to increase the capacities of each individual; why genetics will become a technological weapon potentially dangerous ; that for the first time, man can and should voluntarily choose his destiny. Perhaps you would have liked to be taller or smarter, but the chance of your birth left you no choice. You are what nature has made you, for good or ill. You may not know yourself what you could excel at, because not all of your natural abilities are known. However, future generations will probably not have to endure this kind of uncertainty and ignorance. Indeed, advances in genetics are opening up perspectives never before seen in the history of mankind. Parents will thus be able to choose not only the sex or the color of their child's eyes, but also his physical, social or intellectual capacities! However, humanity will be confronted with major ethical questions, which risk calling into question the very foundations of societies. What does genetic engineering hold in store for humanity? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

The Salvaging of Civilization

By H. G. Wells
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 1473345499
  • Number of Pages : 175
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reviews : 393
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“The Salvaging of Civilization” is a 1921 work by legendary English author H. G. Wells. Within it, Wells explains how a single planetary government could be created through education and the manipulation of public opinion. This book offers a fascinating insight into the mind of this seminal author and is highly recommended for those with an interest in global politics. Contents include: “The Probable Future of Mankind”, “The Project of a World State”, “The Enlargement of Patriotism to a World State”, “The Bible of Civilization; Part One”, et cetera. Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

The Salvaging of Civilization

By H. G. Wells
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Isbn Code : 1775456153
  • Number of Pages : 159
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 328
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Though today best remembered as a science fiction writer, H.G. Wells was a keen observer of social and geopolitical trends who mined his era's headlines as fodder for his creative work. The writer was deeply shaken by the destruction and death wrought by World War I, and in this volume of passionate essays and observations, Wells lays out his suggestions for avoiding global conflict in the future.

The Future of the World

By Jenny Andersson
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0192545507
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 327
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The Future of the World is devoted to the intriguing field of study which emerged after World War Two, futurism or futurology. Jenny Andersson explains how futurist scholars and researchers imagined the Cold War and post Cold War world and the tools and methods they would use to influence and change that world. Futurists were a motley crew of Cold War warriors, nuclear scientists, journalists, and peace activists. Some argued it should be a closed sphere of science defined by delimited probabilities. They were challenged by alternative notions of the future as a potentially open realm. Futurism also drew on an eclectic range of repertoires, some of which were deduced from positivist social science, mathematics, and nuclear physics, and some of which sprung from alternative forms of knowledge in science fiction, journalism, or religion. These different forms of prediction laid very different claims to how accurately futures could be known, and what kind of control could be exerted over what was yet to come. The Future of the World carefully examines these different engagements with the future, and inscribes them in the intellectual history of the post war period. Using unexplored archival collections, The Future of the World reconstructs the Cold War networks of futurologists and futurists.

Making Sense

By Sam Harris
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 0062857800
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reviews : 437
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A New York Times New and Noteworthy Book From the bestselling author of Waking Up and The End of Faith, an adaptation of his wildly popular, often controversial podcast “Sam Harris is the most intellectually courageous man I know, unafraid to speak truths out in the open where others keep those very same thoughts buried, fearful of the modish thought police. With his literate intelligence and fluency with words, he brings out the best in his guests, including those with whom he disagrees.” -- Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene “Civilization rests on a series of successful conversations.” —Sam Harris Sam Harris—neuroscientist, philosopher, and bestselling author—has been exploring some of the most important questions about the human mind, society, and current events on his podcast, Making Sense. With over one million downloads per episode, these discussions have clearly hit a nerve, frequently walking a tightrope where either host or guest—and sometimes both—lose their footing, but always in search of a greater understanding of the world in which we live. For Harris, honest conversation, no matter how difficult or controversial, represents the only path to moral and intellectual progress. This book includes a dozen of the best conversations from Making Sense, including talks with Daniel Kahneman, Timothy Snyder, Nick Bostrom, and Glenn Loury, on topics that range from the nature of consciousness and free will, to politics and extremism, to living ethically. Together they shine a light on what it means to “make sense” in the modern world.