Long before the Anthropocene Working Group reported on the new epoch, Yrjö Haila and Richard Levins argued that global ecohistory entered a new stage sometime after World War II
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Noted biologist E.O. Wilson argues that human traits such as aggression, racism, hierarchy, and gender bias are controlled by our genes. In this exclusive review of Wilson’s latest book, the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist discusses why an analyses that ignores class fundamentally misunderstands both society and biology.
[Quotes and Insights #28] “The continuation of hunger in the modern world is not the result of an intractable problem thwarting our best efforts to feed people. Rather, agriculture in the capitalist world is directly concerned with profit and only indirectly with feeding people. “Similarly, the organization of health care is directly an economic enterprise […]
[Quotes and Insights #3] The January 2008 issue of Monthly Review includes a short memoir by Richard Levins, co-author with Richard Lewontin of the wonderful book The Dialectical Biologist. In the MR piece, Levins discusses the long arc of his career as a scientist who was also a dedicated activist and Marxist. On the cover, […]