I had planned to finish my report on Civilized Man’s Eight Deadly Sins by Konrad Lorenz, but I bit off a bit more than I could chew, so the last part will be coming next week.
The next two sins on Mr. Lorenz’s list are Entropy of Feeling and Genetic Decay. The author makes some very interesting assertions about these two “civilization” diseases that warrant our attention. I hope you find something useful in today’s podcast.
I do apologize that so much time has passed since I last posted a podcast. This was not my intention, but circumstances beyond my control forced me to take a hiatus. On the other hand, looking back on the past year, I needed this time to reflect on all that I had learned up to this point in my investigations.
I begin this second phase of my podcast with another book report. I came across a book called Civilized Man’s Eight Deadly Sins by Konrad Lorenz at a little bookstore in rural West Virginia. Once I finally got around to reading it, I felt I should share the ideas in this book with you. It is a short book, but very dense, so I decided to split it into two podcasts. In this first part, I cover the first three sins according to Mr. Lorenz; Overpopulation, Devastation of the Environment and Man’s Race Against Himself. I explore what I think Mr. Lorenz gets right and what he misinterprets, in my opinion.
Overpopulation is a myth, manifesting as perceived fact for those who live in the cities, overcrowded with refugees from poorer parts of the world. If our leaders are so worried about terrorists, then why do our borders seem wide open? U.N. statistics show that with a little prosperity and extra credit, Westerners have had less and less children, so why are we told that the world is busting at the seams? Scientists at Obama’s ear say the world’s population must come down by any means necessary, but we little people can’t believe they’re talking about us.