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Anasazi America : Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center PlaceAnasazi America : Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place by David E. Stuart

At the height of their power in the late eleventh century, the Chaco Anasazi dominated a territory in the American Southwest larger than any European principality of the time. A vast and powerful alliance of thousands of farming hamlets and nearly 100 spectacular towns integrated the region through economic and religious ties, and the whole system was interconnected with hundreds of miles of roads. It took these Anasazi farmers more than seven centuries to lay the agricultural, organizational, and technological groundwork for the creation of classic Chacoan civilization, which lasted about 200 yearsonly to collapse spectacularly in a mere 40.

Why did such a great society collapse? Who survived? Why? In this lively book anthropologist/archaeologist David Stuart presents answers to these questions that offer useful lessons to modern societies. His account of the rise and fall of the Chaco Anasazi brings to life the people known to us today as the architects of Chaco Canyon, the spectacular national park in New Mexico that thousands of tourists visit every year.

Chacos failure, Stuart argues, was a failure to adapt to the consequences of rapid growth. Foremost among Chacoans problems were misuse of farmland, malnutrition, loss of community, and inability to deal with climatic catastrophe. The descendants of the Anasazi, the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest, adapted strategically to minimize the impact of these problems. Stuart sees the contrasting fates of the Anasazi and their Pueblo descendants as a parable for modern societies.

About the Author
David E. Stuart, associate provost and professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico, is also the author of Prehistoric New Mexico, Glimpses of the Ancient Southwest, and The Magic of Bandelier.

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Intelligent Design:  Humans, Cockroaches and the Laws of Physics
Essay by Victor J. Stenger.

Excerpt:

As the bankruptcy of creation "science" becomes increasingly recognized, a new catch phrase, intelligent design, has been adopted by those who persist in their attempts to inject creationism into the science curriculum (see, for example, Of Pandas and People, Davis 1993; Matsumura 1995 and Cole 1995 report on attempts to introduce Pandas into schools). Intelligent design is a more subtle term than creation science, one that has far broader implications than the genesis of life on a minor planet in the corner of a minor galaxy. The argument that the material universe resulted from conscious action outside itself can sound convincing, even to those who accept biological evolution as established fact. Many who agree that biblical creation is not an appropriate part of the science curriculum, because it is not science, may not object to including material that argues with greater sophistication that the universe as a whole shows evidence for design...

 

Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
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This Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans describes the policies of the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The document replaces SSHRC's Ethics Guidelines for Research with Human Subjects, MRC's Guidelines on Research Involving Humans, and MRC's Guidelines for Research on Somatic Cell Gene Therapy in Humans.

 

Humans as Marine Mammals
This page is devoted to the activities of the International Institute for the Advancement of Humans as Marine Mammals. Among other things, this organization is devoted to the adaptation of the human to fully enjoy the ocean environment. In particular the organization encourages water advantaged people (such as paraplegics, the elderly, the sight and hearing handicapped, etc) to live in an environment where these special attributes may be of advantage. Take a look at the Official Charter of HAMM's. Articles for inclusion in this page should be sent to the President;
William Randolph Smith or to Common Heritage Corp 300 Kahelu Ave. Suite 355 Honolulu Hi. 96789. 

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bulletArticle I:Taking the Plunge
bulletArticle II:Mutatis Mutandi
bulletArticle III: Can humans hear ATOC's whisper?
bulletArticle IV Robot as Mammal
bulletArticle V Humans as dolphins in a pool
bulletArticle VI Humans in peril on the sea

 

Humans as Organisms
From the Reigate School Science Dept. 

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bulletRespiratory System
bulletDigestive System
bulletCirculatory System
bulletCell Structure
bulletDefense Against Disease
bulletRevision Questions

 

Humans On The Earth
This site is meager,but includes:
  
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bulletEconomics
bulletLinguistics

 

Gathering of Gifted Humans
This site is divided into different categories. 

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Virtual Humans
What we're becoming. 

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bulletCenter for Human Modeling and Simulation
bulletLIG-EPFL
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bulletUniversity of Delaware

 

Everything You Know Is Wrong

Website based on the book by Lloyd Pye.

Have You Ever Wondered...?

bulletwhy we humans use only about 10% of our massively supercharged brains?
bulletwhy idiot-savants can somehow access parts of the remaining 90%
bulletwhy we humans have a gene pool with over 4000 genetic defects?
bulletwhy our closest genetic relatives, chimps and gorillas, have very few?
bulletwhy we humans have genes that are only 200,000 to 250,000 years old?
bulletwhy anthropologists insist that we descend from creatures 4,000,000 years old?
bulletwhy we humans in no way resemble those ancient so-called “prehumans”?
bulletwhy we humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes for a grand total of 46?
bulletwhy our closest genetic relatives (sharing 98% - 99% of our DNA) total 48?
bullethow we humans could lose 2 whole chromosomes in only 250,000 years?
bulletwhy our skin is so poorly adapted to the amount of sunlight striking Earth?
bulletwhy we are so physically weak compared to our closest genetic relatives?
bulletwhy Earth is minus a huge part of its crust, the part where the oceans are?
bulletwhy Earth is the only planet or moon with moveable tectonic plates?
bulletwhy Earth’s moon is so extraordinarily outsized relative to other moons?
bulletwhy megalithic structures like the Pyramids cannot be duplicated today?
bulletwhy many stones in those structures would buckle today’s largest moveable cranes?
bullethow the ancient Sumerians knew all about Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto?
bulletwhy we found Uranus only in 1781, Neptune in 1846, and Pluto in 1930?
bullethow and why the Sumerians kept cosmic time in units of almost 26,000 years?
bulletif these questions will ever end?

 

The Human Invasion
Lime green, meat pies, office politics, corporate corruption, environmental destruction, poverty, the Spice Girls and all other evils of society could be avoided if we weren't human...

 

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
The SETI Institute serves as the home for scientific research in the general field of Life in the Universe with an emphasis on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Our research is designed to answer the question:   Are we alone in the Universe?

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