Jared Diamond interview

Jared Diamond interview: “

There’s an excellent interview with Jared Diamond in Salon—I’m definitely going to have to buy his new book, Collapse.

Toward the end of ‘Collapse’ you describe two crucial factors for determining whether or not a civilization will survive, and one of them is whether there’s a willingness to discard unhelpful values. Clearly we have some values in this country that are very important to us, but some of them, like anathematizing family planning, aren’t very helpful in this day and age.


Foolish Jared, expecting people to do the reasonable, rational thing.

(Via Pharyngula.)

yep, foolish…. sarcasm prevalent.