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Endangered Species: How We Can Avoid Mass Destruction and Build a Lasting Peace By Stephen M. Younger,

  • Title: Endangered Species: How We Can Avoid Mass Destruction and Build a Lasting Peace
  • Author: Stephen M. Younger
  • ISBN: 9780061139512
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A former nuclear weapons designer discusses the increasing threat of weapons of mass destruction and offers ideas on how to construct the best practical world consistent with our human nature I have been in the nuclear weapons business for over twenty years, and I have always been a pacifist Stephen M Younger looks into the heart of humankind to present a practical plaA former nuclear weapons designer discusses the increasing threat of weapons of mass destruction and offers ideas on how to construct the best practical world consistent with our human nature I have been in the nuclear weapons business for over twenty years, and I have always been a pacifist Stephen M Younger looks into the heart of humankind to present a practical plan for ending mass violence, the scourge of modern times and a threat to our survival as a species Do our genes condemn us to ever greater acts of barbarism Do our complex societies, so necessary to modern life, include a fundamental flaw that drives us to periodic wars and genocide Why has an enduring peace proven so elusive Younger understands, as few others can, our potential for violence The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction means that any nation, group, or even individual could cause unimaginable carnage And the accelerating pace of communications and transportation mean that things can happen faster than we can think about them Looking across our knowledge of psychology, history, politics, and technology, Younger presents a convincing argument that we can escape our spiral into global destruction But we haven t a moment to lose.
    Endangered Species How We Can Avoid Mass Destruction and Build a Lasting Peace A former nuclear weapons designer discusses the increasing threat of weapons of mass destruction and offers ideas on how to construct the best practical world consistent with our human nature I have b

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    1. Younger is a nuclear scientist who was in charge of USA nuclear weapons research and director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency It is his contention that the speed at which challenges face humanity has become too fast for humans to handle Combine this with the availability of WMD to lower and lower levels of potentially hostile entities and you have a recipe for sure disaster Although he has many valid points I do not believe that he offered much data to back up his claim that humans lack t [...]

    2. A very good book The ideas Younger presents are very well thought out and interesting Though I don t share his confidence in humans as he does I don t think we are capable of ever living in peace Our very nature has been destruction from our introduction into this world Though I give him an A for his effort in presenting valid ideas.

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