Since April of 2009 Jim Frost and I have been writing this blog in order to examine the most critical problems people of the world face today as well as offer our views on solutions.
We have made almost 75 posts, have had well over 3,500 hits, and received dozens of comments. In the huge marketplace of ideas that today’s technology makes possible we feel we have made a contribution to the furtherance of progressive and open-minded pursuit of answers to some of the questions that plague us all.
The blog format has been a wonderful medium for us. Among its advantages is that our comments and those of our viewers will be online forever, or for at least as long as we continue to pay our annual fee to TypePad. And we will continue to accept comments and respond to them.
But for now we are taking a break to concentrate on another medium—a book that will explain my developing theory that people act the way they do because to survive as a species we have had to be selfish and combative.
The more I look at terrorism, war, governance, capitalism, energy use, medicine, religion and other human activities, the more it seems to me that a pattern emerges. This pattern is based in the inherent and inborn human characteristics, selfishness and fighting.
We will keep you posted about our progress and plan on announcing a publication date that will be sometime in 2010. After its publication, excerpts from the book will be posted on this blog.
Happy New Year—Berkley Bedell.