The purpose of this website is to nurture the growth of
ideas about the development of people and of societies. Underlying this purpose is my conviction that we
are in the midst of a long-term species crisis, brought about by our over-breeding and by our increasing ability
to change and damage our habitat.
This isn't a doomsday scenario. I believe we can do
something about the course of our evolution as a species, but it is getting late, and our old beliefs and habits
won't serve us well in meeting the challenges that face us. We need to re-think where we are and where we are
The ideas are basically optimistic. They rest on the simple
observation that people can and do change and improve; and that societies can and do change and improve. The
direction of change in both people and societies is not always positive, but it is possible to clarify our
notions about desirable change and to seek ways to bring it about. We need to know progress when we see it.
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