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Briefly Noted: Letters & Reviews (Vol. 1, No. 9)

Continental Conservation: Scientific Foundations of Regional Reserve Networks by Michael Soule and John Terborgh (eds.) Essential to understanding the rewilding conservation strategy as it was originally conceived by Dave Foreman and other Earth First!ers who broke off to form The Wildlands Project. Unfortunately, much of the book is bogged down by bad writing. Habits that plague […]

Briefly Noted: Letters & Reviews (Vol. 1, No. 8)

The Expanding Circle by Peter Singer Singer outlines the connection between sociobiology and ethics. He carefully refutes vulgar ideas in evolutionary ethics like social darwinism, and even argues against the suggestions of one of sociobiology’s founders, E.O. Wilson, by pointing out that Hume’s is/ought divide has not been transcended. Even if, as Wilson speculates, science […]

Briefly Noted (Vol. 1, No. 7)

Humans in Nature: The World as We Find It and the World as We Create It by Gregory Kaebnick An expensive tome, but it is nevertheless well worth the read. It is yet another book I find myself indebted to related to The Hastings Center, a (truly) conservative think-tank that, among other things, deals with the relationship […]

Review: The Perfect 46

The Perfect 46 is an indie film that covers the rise and fall of a “genome-matching” service by the same name. Shot in a faux documentary style intermixed with a traditional movie narrative, the film achieves a striking realism that left many tech- and science-savvy reviewers with little but high praise to give, including Science, Scientific American, and MIT Technology Review. Ellen […]

Review: Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How by Ted Kaczynski

Editor’s Note: Kaczynski’s book is now available for purchase. I.     Introduction According to an announcement released by one of the indomitistas, political associates of Ted Kaczynski, Kaczynski’s new book, Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How will soon be available. Fortunately, I have had a look at the pre-release version, and in this essay I will review […]

Briefly Noted (Vol. 1.1)

Recognizing the Autonomy of Nature: Theory and Practice by Thomas Heyd (ed.). Columbia University Press (2005), 232pp. $39. ISBN 9780231136068. This collection of essays investigates the ethical concept of “recognizing and respecting the autonomy of nature,” and is an important read for any wildist. Some of the essays are interesting only because of how well […]

Briefly Noted: Letters, Obituaries, Reviews & Misc. (Vol. 1.4)

In Memoriam: George Sessions George Sessions was one of the major eco-philosophers behind deep ecology, the flagship ideology of radical environmentalism. He recently died quietly in his home, as was announced by The Trumpeter, a deep ecology journal. Live wild, die wild, George Sessions. In Memoriam: Harambe, the Gorilla Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla […]

Briefly Noted: Letters and Reviews (Vol. 1.2)

The Nature of Technology by Brian Arthur. The Free Press (2009), 256pp. $16. ISBN 9781416544067. An alright book on technical evolution. Arthur’s strong point is his refusal to shoe-horn technical evolution into the biological paradigm, even if there might be similarities. His solution is a compelling but still inadequate account of “combinatorial evolution.” The opening […]

Review: Green Delusions by Martin Lewis

Summary—Martin Lewis’ Green Delusions is a critique of various forms of radical environmentalism. This review explores how these critiques relate to the wildist ideology. Introduction Martin Lewis is a former believer in radical environmentalism who published Green Delusions to refute these ideologies once he came to the realization that, according to him, the very things […]