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Peter Corning To Receive "Book of the Year" Award

Peter Corning will receive the “book of the year” award for Synergistic Selection and an honorary doctorate for my 30 years of work and contributions to the systems sciences.


The Social Contract: Who Needs It?

Let’s begin with some political theory.  Aristotle, in his great treatise, the Politics, concluded that there are, basically, only two different kinds of governments in terms of the outcomes for a society -- those that serve the common good, or the public interest, and those that have been co-opted to serve the self-interests of the people who hold political power.  


PR for People Reviews: Synergistic Selection

PR for People® Reviews: Synergistic Selection – Peter Corning World Scientific – 304 pp - $29.95  


A Species in Peril: What Evolution Can Teach Us About the Path Forward

Between the growing environmental crisis, extreme economic inequality and global poverty, a long list of social needs that are unfunded, or underfunded, and, not least, the dysfunctional or corrupt political regimes in many countries, our species is in genuine peril.  And it’s entirely a self-made crisis.  Yet this is precisely why there is reason for hope.


About Peter Corning

Peter Corning is currently the Director of the Institute for the Study of Complex Systems in Seattle, Washington.  He was also once a science writer at Newsweek and a professor for many years in the Human Biology Program at Stanford University, along with holding a research appointment in Stanford’s Behavior Genetics Laboratory.