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The word games have just gotten more sophisticated in the sense that sophistication has more to do with using ambiguous language so you can bullshit your way out of any criticism than with precision in sharing ideas. For decades we have fought in court rooms, on barren fields, hospital rooms and community centers to try to get manufacturing and production companies to take more responsibility for the waste they generate. Yes money is made, perhaps mountains of money. The Limbic System is now in charge of processing all sensory, motor and affective activities.

It’s a criticism of the culture we’ve created. Open Preview See a Problem? Nov 13, Carolyn rated it it was amazing. He grew up there, and says: For instance he has 10 points to consider any new technology, and somebody I am not sure who will decide this figures out which technology will be allowed.

Theoretical Foundations

Mander’s fierce intellect cuts through our worship of technology and belief and goes to the bone of what sustains us. Mander quotes from such a report issued for the telephone, which turns out to be largely accurate. He says at the beginning that this was his original plan.

Author is very pessimistic and reactionary. This book is divided into two parts: Like I said, he may address some of this later but to throw things out there and not relatively quickly address the most obvious counter arguments seems disingenuous to me. A brutal disregard for human life and the living systems of the planet. He founded what later became Harry Mander and Company, a small service business to the garment industry, manufacturing pipings, waist bands, pocketing and collar canvas. Some of his rationales are a bit far fetched.


We come to the world with a defined and organized internal program, with a wide range of instruments and mechanisms that make our lives possible. Nor did I get the impression that he was recommending that we should shun advances in medicine, science or technology. Oh I think his thesis is that most technology is bad but he didn’t really spell it out in the beginning so I may be wrong.

The system works well, however, in Iceland. The side that you don’t want to see and that, once seen, can’t be unseen. That is exactly what the problem is! The maturation of the Limbic System is a consequence of the child’s sensory and motor actions, the feeling of feeling accepted and loved, and is completed by the age of seven or eight. A child in circumstances of demands and manipulations can develop defense mechanisms that can be socially valued: Apr 26, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: It encourages empathy, action and open-mindedness in the face of centuries of violence and hopelessness.

Like he starts off by saying anyone would do anything to help a sick child, but then the rest of the chapter makes fun of modern ultra high tech doctors who love technology and pills more than their patients. Theoretical Foundations In our daily activities with children and other human beings, we are guided by a set of practices consistent with different research and studies. And that may be nothing.


Even pointing out that as efficient and earth friendly as thermal heat may be, in Hawaii it is an offense to the Hawaiian people as an affront to Pele, their main goddess.

Theoretical Foundations

Foundational book, must read for everyone. As an example he found a bunch of predictions about the telephone that sound more or less true.

Learn to know the difference and choose. Probably the most astonishing revelation this part of the book held for me was that the ways in which a new invention will affect society are largely predictable, and that companies seeking to market a new product will often, if the product is revolutionary enough, commission reports on its likely social impacts!

Companies go bankrupt; people lose jobs, health and life.

But this time I could only get 50 pages into it. Supersonic Transport SST project. Jun 23, David Rush rated it did not like it Shelves: We have lost our sacred connection to the land and god help us if we can, at this late stage get it back.

One of those books that pull so many things together and do it in a lucid, understandable fashion Despite being a little out of date in the details the references to “the Soviets” were charmingly nostalgic for this 80s kidhis central thesis is even more relevant today: In his Four Arguments he wrote:. May 08, Tomek rated it really liked it. Mander goes out on a limb here considering the modern world is Like Icarus, hurtling mindlessly toward the sun