From Population to Organization Thinking
Our species is still very young by biological time scales, and it is too early to know if we represent the cutting edge of a biological success story, like cockroaches or dinosaurs, or a brilliant but ultimately failed and short-lived experiment in niche construction and destruction. In the mere 200,000 or so years of Homo sapiens’ story, and in particular in the approximately 50,000 years since we began to accrue the accoutrements of culture like language, art and multi-component artifacts, members of our species have populated a vast extent of the earth’s surface and exploited for our own purposes an ever-increasing share of the planet’s biologically utilizable solar energy.
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