It's funny trying to start a conversation after maintaining a rather paranoid, apathetic silence. I sincerely apologize to the 5 people who probably read my blog.
Where were we now, anyway.
Let's talk about Howard Bloom, one of my favourite thinkers, he's the Werner Herzog of evolutionary biology, most of his thoughts seem to illustrate in great detail, the phrase 'nature is bloody in tooth and claw'. In his two books, Lucifer principle and Global Brain, he draws stories from the darkest episodes of history, from the rape of sabine women and religious pogroms, alpha male tendencies of chimps, tribes and boardroom politics.
He writes entertaining, passionate stories about the nature of nature, he's coming out with a book in 45 days, it's called Genius of the Beast.
It's a book that infuses great optimism to the idea of consumerism, and I would like you all to read an excerpt from it: now that Diwali and Christmas are around the corner.
In Praise Of Consumerism - It Appeals To The Thoreau In You
In Praise Of Consumerism - Bees, Bacteria And The Value Of Wasted Time
In Praise Of Consumerism - It Was Good Enough For Marco Polo So It's Good Enough For You
He's been sending inspiring, personal emails articulating his thoughts and philosophy behind the book, counting the days to his release, I reproduce his email today for your benefit: