Be advised that the "concept preparation" chapters may be tedious for the casual reader. Things really get going starting with Chapter 11.

                                   C O N T E N T S

  Prologue                                                                                               1

  Introduction                                                                                        5
        Outlaw Genes in 1962, Uncrossed Paths in 1963,
        Outsider Perspective Advantage

 1 Reductionism                                                                                  14
        Universe Rigid, F= ma, No Room for Spirit Forces,
        Dreiser's "No Why, Only How"

 2 Spiritual Heritage                                                                         23
        Primitives Need Spirits, We Must Resist the
        Backwards Pull

 3 Genetics Tutorial - Part I                                                          29
        Review of Earth Life, Competition is Between Genes,
        Which Genes Compete, Gene Interaction Effects, Trade
        Offs and Compromises, Individual Welfare Irrelevant,
        Inclusive Fitness

 4 Genetics Tutorial - Part II                                                         34
        Pre adaptation, Species Shaping Forces, How Many
        Genes Compete, Pace of Evolution, Unintended
        Deleterious Effects, Dangers of Fast Evolution, Lag
        and Regression, Mutational Load, Reverse Evolution,
        Pleiotropy and Polygenes

 5  Genetics Tutorial - Part III                                                     46
         Remote Sensing Metaphors

 6  Evolution Concepts and Humans                                          50
        GEP, Men Bear Greater Burden of Selective Forces,
        Takeover Infanticidal Males, Monogamy and
        Cuckolding, Men and Women Shape Each Other,
        Birth Order, Duality of Morality, Emotions Control the
        Rational, Consciousness

 7  Brain Anatomy and Function                                                 61
        Vertical organization, Cerebral Lobes, Function,

 8  The Brain's Role in Evolution                                                73
        Prefrontal is Recent, Modules and Genes, Competing
        Modules, Result Driven Thinking, Niches, Individual
        Ontogeny & Species Phylogeny

 9  Artisans Set the Stage for Civilizations - Part I              87
        Tool Making Artisans go Full Time, New Artisan Niches

10 Artisans Set the Stage for Civilizations - Part II            97
        Co Evolution of Niches and Genes, LB Driven
        Rise of Civilizations

11 Levels of Selection, Rise and Fall of Civilizations         108
        Gene Selection, Group Selection and Individual
        Selection, New Measure for Strength of Selective
        Forces, Rise and Fall of Civilizations, Oscillations
        as a Transitional Mode

12 The Origins of Two Cultures - Part I                                 137
        Evolution of a New Left Brain, "Resentful" Right Brains,
        LB/RB conflicts

13 The Conflicts of Two Cultures - Part II                            152
        Example Newspaper Articles, Example Books, Eastern
        Thought, Fiction and Art, Spiritual Scientists

14 Factors Influencing Fate of Civilizations                         163
        Fanaticism/Individualism, Producers/Parasites, RB/LB
        Conflicts, Sexual Selection, Troubadours, Power to the
        Masses, Dysgenics

15  Dating the Demise of Humanity                                          181
        New Time Scale for Humanity, Doomsday Argument and
        Anthropic Principle, Probabilities of Near Future
        Population Collapse

16 A Global Civilization Crash Scenario                               204
        Tribalism's Starring Role; Communism & Fascism
        as Twin Gene Driven Enemies of Artisan Created
        Civilization, Genetic Entrenchment and Culturgens,
        RB's Revengeful Victory Over LB

 17 Living Wisely - Seeking Positives                                       207
        Mount Cognoscenti, Life Dilemmas, Eschewing the
        Crowd, Activity Categories, Emphasize Positives,
        Brief Encounters

18  A Call to Arms - Identifying Outlaw Genes                   214
        Prospects for Replacing Gonad Man After the Crash,
        Genetic Pitfalls

19 Utopias                                                                                            231
        Isolated Communities, Cognoscenti Societies, Platonic
20 Repudiation of the Foregoing                                               240
        Ultimate Meaninglessness of Everything,
        Existentialism, A Hierarchy for Dealing With Reality

21 A Free Man's Worship                                                            244
        Annotated Version of a Bertrand Russell Essay

      Your Odyssey                                                                              252

     Appendix A: Reductionism                                           253

     Appendix B: Human Virus Examples                          261

     Appendix C: Remote Sensing Analogy                        264

     Appendix D: World Population Equations                 271

     Appendix E: Repudiation of the Foregoing                273

     References                                                                                    276

     Index for Names                                                                         285

     Index for Words                                                                         288


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