Articles by: Steven Earl Salmony

False memes can direct the conduct of human affairs more than established science

False memes can direct the conduct of human affairs more than established science

A cultural transmission or meme is an element of culture (e.g., a perception, value or belief) that is copied and spread virally from one individual to another among people who find favor in their contents. Cultures generate memes. Thanks to science, a culture presents us with many memes that are reality oriented or based upon objective, compelling evidence. But other memes that are deluded are also promulgated. From a[Read More…]

Human population activity: the primary factor that has precipitated a climate emergency, biodiversity loss and environmental pollution on our watch

Human population activity: the primary factor that has precipitated a climate emergency, biodiversity loss and environmental pollution on our watch

Homo sapiens is a creature of earth, not separate from the natural world. Just as it is for other species within the web of life of earth, food is a fundamental basis of life for the human species. There are other factors that help sustain life, but food is a root cause of the growth of all species (3,4,5). Population[Read More…]

by 13/06/2021 2 comments World
“Unify Behind The Science” of Impending Abrupt Climate Disruption

“Unify Behind The Science” of Impending Abrupt Climate Disruption

Perhaps the immutable forces of Nature are beginning to take charge of the total food supply for human consumption. That is to say, Nature is taking control of the human food supply out of human hands where that control has resided for the past 10,000 years. There is something terrible and tragic in the course of human events that is[Read More…]

by 20/08/2019 2 comments Climate Change
The Root Cause of Human Population Growth

The Root Cause of Human Population Growth

Homo sapiens is a creature of the earth. Understand that food is the tap root of life for the human species. There may be other factors that help sustain human life, but food is the ‘tap root’ for the growth of absolute human population numbers, just as is the case with other species of earth. Our problem is a biological[Read More…]

Freud’s Model And Madison’s Invention

Freud’s Model And Madison’s Invention

For psychologists the terms superego, ego and id are commonplace and refer institutions of the individual’s mind. In a similar way the words judiciary, executive and legislature are famil­iar signifiers of the national institutions that organize a nation into an operational State. That these organizing institutions of a State may emanate from common human nature has been discussed heretofore. Consider[Read More…]

by 27/04/2018 1 comment Life/Philosophy
Overpopulation Leading Into Other Troubles

Overpopulation Leading Into Other Troubles

Co-Written by Sally Dugman and Steve Salmony Steve Salmony thinks: The number of human beings on Earth was 2+ billion in the year of my birth (1945). In all of recorded human history there is no evidence to indicate that the human population was ever larger than it was then. Hundreds of thousands of years passed by without an incredible[Read More…]

Global Challenges

Global Challenges

One voice from the wilderness is too weak to be listened to. My voice, for example, is not clear enough, strong enough, loud enough or adequately established so as to be heard. How can any person in a position of influence among our most wealthy and powerful leaders possibly be expected to receive a ‘best available science message’ until we[Read More…]

Two ‘Clinical’ Perspectives On Humanity’s Ailment

Two ‘Clinical’ Perspectives On Humanity’s Ailment

Let us examine the human-induced global predicament from different ‘clinical’ perspectives. The first one invites you to recall J. D. Salinger’s book, Catcher in the Rye (1951). Imagine you are a clinician and your purpose in life is to be ‘a catcher in the rye.’ Your work is saving lives in the face of death. That is what you do.[Read More…]

by 14/03/2018 Comments are Disabled Resource Crisis
Population Growth — A Problem or Not?

Population Growth — A Problem or Not?

According to the author Garrett Hardin, there is “No Global Population Problem,” UCSB. The Humanist, July/August 1989. There is No Global Population Problem, by Garrett Hardin – The … An excerpt: “Almost two hundred years have passed since Malthus disturbed the world’s slumber with his celebrated Essay on Population. Today, the world has more than five times as many people[Read More…]

by 18/02/2018 6 comments World
The Human Population: Accepting Earth’s Limitations

The Human Population: Accepting Earth’s Limitations

I thank Fowler and Hobbs for their letter (2004) and their research (2003). The view that a complexity of factors impacts human population growth certainly makes sense, and they have correctly pointed out that scientifically organized efforts to deal with human problems must take account of manifold interconnected events. Although it is necessary to recognize and acknowledge the complexities inherent[Read More…]

Too Much Food, Too Many People On A Finite Planet

Too Much Food, Too Many People On A Finite Planet

  Perhaps Pogo is correct after all: We have found the enemy and we are it. Pogo understands what is real. In taking account of what is real, human, environmental and planetary health could be increasingly at risk because humankind denies scientific knowledge regarding the root cause of human population growth. Earth is finite; its ecology is frangible. Natural resources[Read More…]