Preventing Extinction: Introduction

Preventing Extinction


This website compiles information to help parties interested in the topic understand the reasons the human race is currently on the path we are now on, and the steps we can take to move to a different path.  Our current path leads very clearly to ever increasing organized violent conflict and destruction, using tools that grow more powerful each day as technology advances.  This path leads to extinction for our race.  Information here shows that we don’t have to stay on this path.  We don’t have to go extinct.  Whether or not we go extinct depends on the way we act going forward. 

The site is built around six primary books that lay out basic ideas, backed by large amounts of references.  The primary books are:


1.  Fact Based History.

Standard histories do not explain how the foundational structures of our world (like ‘countries’ that are naturally in conflict) came to exist and evolved into their current form.  They don’t tell us anything about our past that would help us understand how we got onto the path we are now on and how we can get onto a path that leads somewhere other than to our own extinction. 

Fact Based Historytakes a different approach.  We have scientific tools that can help us understand how we, the human race came to exist, and how our background unfolded to put us into the very dangerous situation where we find ourselves.  We need this information.  If we are ignorant of the way we got onto this road, we have no hope of getting off of it and onto a better path to the future.  Those who don’t understand history are bound to repeat it.  This time, we have nuclear weapons:  repeating the constant animalistic conflicts of the past, with these tools, is a one way ticket to irrelevance:  once we are gone, nothing else matters. 


2.  Possible Societies.

Space based telescopes have confirmed that there are septillions of worlds that meet the basic requirements to support DNA-based life in the part of the universe we can see from our solar system.  Almost certainly, many others have life that has evolved to the point humans have reached.  How do the intelligent beings on these other worlds organize themselves?  Do they divide their land into tribal ‘countries’ (or other territorial units) and divide their species into teams to compete over which country will have exclusive rights to each square meter of their world’s surface?  Some (others) probably do.  But not all  Possible Societies explains the options that beings in our category (intelligent beings with physical needs) have for forming societies and shows how they work.  We need this information too:  we can’t figure out how to build a sound society without knowing that they are possible and understanding how they work. 


3.  Journey Through Societies.

We can’t choose our past.  We were born into dangerous, destructive, violent, and animalistic societies.  But we don’t have to change the past in order to move from the societies we inherited to sound societies.   Journey deals with the practical tools that the people in a society can use to alter the realities of their societies to change from one kind of system (perhaps an unsound, dangerous, violent, and animalistic one) to a different system (perhaps a sound system).   Journey deals with change in general, explaining what variables are under the control of the people and how altering these variables changes society. 


4.  Preventing Extinction.  

The first three books lay out a lot of material.  They present the theoretical background and describe the practical tools needed to understand what beings who evolve to the level of current humans will encounter as they evolve, what kinds of societies they may find, and what kinds of societies can meet their needs.  We would not expect a species of beings that were evolving to sapience to fall into a sound system by chance.  If they want one, they have to know what one looks like and how to build it. 

Preventing Extinction  gets down to brass tasks.  It starts with the specific situation of the current human race and shows the exact steps that we can take, given this situation, to alter the path of history so that we move to the closest sound society to the one we inherit ed with the least amount of trauma possible. 


5.  The Meaning of Life

We were raised to believe that certain things are sacred.  We are supposed to love the things we call ‘countries’ (these are groups that derived from the ancient tribes/troops/packs of our evolutionary ancestors).  We are supposed to worship these groups and give our lives, willingly and without hesitation, to advance their interests.  We are supposedto accept that all foundational aspects of existence are beyond question, because they were created by a higher power that is hidden (preventing us from verifying this story).  We are not to question why, we are to do as we are told and then die. 

Is this really the reason we exist?  Is this what life is about?  The Meaning of Life shows that we can use scientific analysis to analyze this issue.  Analysis of the scientific processes of ‘life’ and the codes written in DNA tells us this there is more.  A lot more.  Before we can justify taking the effort to save ourselves, we need to know that we are here for more than just being the ones whose lives get sacrificed ‘for our country’ or for the benefit of unseen and unverifiable invisible beings with claimed higher powers.  We need to know there is more to existence than this.  The Meaning of Life shows there is more.


6.  Anatomy of War and Anatomy of Destruction

Our societies have grown up around both war and destruction.  These problems are integral parts of our system and, in many ways, the societies we inherited depend on organized mass murder and destruction:  the industries that facilitate war and destruction create hundreds of millions of jobs which the specific type of society we inherited (one built on tribal competition and economic, political, and social hierarchies) needs to function. 

We can make a transition to systems built on other foundations.  As we do, the threats related to war and destruction will ease and eventually disappear.  This is not entirely a good thing, however because the systems we have need war and destruction to work smoothly. 

There are diseases that grow into tissues in ways that make them essential to maintain the lives of the victims.  To treat these diseases, we need to understand the anatomy of t he disease.  The Anatomy books explain how we can take steps to reduce the forces that make us dependent on organized murder and destruction, allowing us to get rid of these problems without destroying the systems that depend on them.  We need this information.  We need to understand these things or we have no hope of solving anything.




These six books make up the foundational material of Preventing Extinction.  Fact Based History, Possible Societies, Journey through Societies, and The Meaning of Life go over key information in great detail.  Anatomy of War and Anatomy of Destruction go into detail about issues related to the intricate interactions between destruction, organized violent conflict, and the societies into which we were born. 

The title book of the series, Preventing Extinction, is designed to refine the message to make it as easy as possible to see the key points.  This is the book I want you to read.  Start with Chapter One, to the right. 

I hope that the presentation here will excite you and make you want more.  The other books are all there for support.  Primary books deal with the key issues above.  Secondary books include references going back to more than 3,500 BC (we actually have original books and records going back this far) and show that I am far from the first to have looked at human existence from the perspective described in the primary books.  All the information in the primary books comes from other works that are referred to as ‘references,’ which you can access from the ‘references’ menu to the right. 


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