A longtime social activist, trainer in nonviolent resistance techniques, certified solar installer, and well-published author, Samuel Avery lives on a small homestead outside Louisville, Kentucky.
Cities, empires, and civilizations have declined and fallen in the past, but in our own time, humanity as a whole is vulnerable to collapse. Overpopulation, nuclear war, and climate change threaten our continued existence and threaten the existence of every other sentient being as well. In 3.8 billion years of life on Earth, never before has one species dominated and endangered the entire planet and never before has one species evolved to the height of seeing and understanding the interrelations of life as a whole. My new book, Divided We Fall: Consciousness, Technology, and Human Unity, explains how humans have unwittingly brought life to the edge of extinction, and how, with the inborn creativity of our species, we have the chance to evolve, survive, and thrive with other forms of life.
Excerpts from the Introduction: The Retina The eye does not see the shape of the world. I look and it is not there. Across the fencerow the field is level. Beyond are slopes
I am an activist. I speak out. I take to the streets. I am content in my personal life, am not oppressed, and have no gripe against society, but I believe humanity is
At first glance, the two are polar opposites: one is the external, objective, material world, while the other is the interior, subjective world of direct experience. Physics is matter in motion, the concrete and