Dr. Peter Corning

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October 2022 Magazine

Our October Magazine focuses on the life on earth that is now in peril due to climate change. Dr. Peter Corning, Director of the Institute for the Study of Complex Systems, proposes A New Social Contract for Our Endangered Species.


A New Social Contract for Our Endangered Species

As the evidence of our survival crisis continues to mount—with megadroughts, catastrophic floods, rampant wildfires, melting glaciers, devastating hurricanes and more—the word “denial” comes to mind. “Too little, too late” could very well become an epitaph for our endangered species.


Donald Trump and “The Lord of the Flies”

A real-life version of William Golding’s famous (dark) novel tells a very different tale about human nature.  But what about Donald Trump?


Natural Selection: “It Isn’t Just for Breakfast Anymore”

A sea of change is currently underway in our understanding of the evolutionary process, including especially our way of defining the core concept of natural selection.

The individualistic, gene-centered model of natural selection and evolution has constricted and distorted our understanding of the many different sources of causation in the natural world.

It is like looking into a very large room through a very small keyhole.  If we adopt a more inclusive model of natural selection, we will then be able to view the entire room.  

 


I, Too, Have a Dream

I see a transformative way forward for our endangered species. One missing piece is transformative leadership. I have an idea.