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Summary ð Ishmael Author Daniel Quinn Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereTEACHER SEEKS PUPILMust have an earnest desire tosave the world Apply in person It was just a three line ad in the personals section but it launcheRned a large and passionate following among readers and critics alike one of the most beloved and bestselling novels of spiritual adventure ever publishe. I haven't finished this book yet but I probably won't because it sucks First of all it's supposed to be a novel but it's entirely didactic The author has simply substituted this gorilla to preach at us in the author's voice The viewpoint character is simple minded and vacuous to the point of not existing In fact he's just there as the foil or receptacle for the gorilla's teachings The central thesis of the gorilla's thoughts which he presents as unassailable fact is the supposition that human population will ALWAYS increase to use all available food supply something that simply isn't true in any of the developed countries If it weren't for immigration of course the US and most of Western Europe would have falling populations The author dismisses this massive flaw in his edifice of cards by saying someone somewhere will eat the food or else people would stop growing it Okay so he then doesn't notice that if people stop growing food because there's nobody to eat it then the population is limiting itself and the human species is not doing its job of multiplying engulfing and devouring as he claims it always must It's the same old stuff the Club of Rome said in the 70s and so on and so on from Malthus to the present It comes about because people don't realize that trends do change in response to changing situations Women empowered with birth control to choose their family size have less children Fishers who realize fish stocks are depleted do change their methods and either enact laws limiting catch sizes or turn to farming or become conservationists of wild species The human species has lived off mother earth's bounty for all its childhood and adolescence but it IS growing up and will eventually nurture all the world's resources in a realistic way leading to complete sustainability There's nothing improbable about that Some of the things the author doesn't realize follow In space the resources are truly unlimited We're not in a closed petri dish We just have to reach out and develop what's there We make new resources all the time with advances in technology Worthless sand becomes useful glass then even useful microchips Black sludge becomes a fuel or a plastic container The we know the we see worthless things around us turn into jewels under our hands Before human stewardship life on earth was far from safe and cozy Asteroid impacts destroyed nearly all living things on several different occasions Cambrian Permian Cretaceous etc and could do so again even completely if humans aren't technologically advanced enough to prevent it The history of life is riddled with catastrophes that weren't caused by humans There's so much I could write a novel But you get the picture Please save your efforts for some book that will entertain you or teach you something true This one is useless for either

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Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereTEACHER SEEKS PUPILMust have an earnest desire tosave the world Apply in person It was just. My biggest problem with primitivism as a philosophy is its inherent hypocrisy Notice how it's always highly educated white dudes insulated from the world who clamor for a return to some idealized simpler life In the case of this book it's a distinguished professor haughtily preaching about how we should learn some lessons from hunter gatherer people channeling his philosophy through a gorilla character who converses with an everyman character Ishmael the gorilla makes a passing derogatory mention of the noble savage idea then spends the rest of the book romanticizing and idealizing the hunter gatherer cultures trying to get across the idea that modern Western people have trouble seeing merit in such cultures because we've been brainwashed by our industrialized societyBut the thing is going back to a hunter gatherer lifestyle would mean a goodbye to literacy to book publishing to all the things without which Daniel uinn and others like him would have no literary soapbox to stand on Instead he'd be busy carrying his life on his back as he trudged across the plains looking for food and trying to not get eaten by lions He'd die before the age of 40 of some perfectly treatable disease that is if he hadn't died while being born or during childhoodThe extreme utopianism and naivete pissed me off so much that I did some research on the anarcho primitivist philosophy behind it Turns out my views on this matter match those of Noam Chomsky who wrote the following in Chomsky on Anarchism I do not think they are realizing that what they are calling for is the mass genocide of millions of people because of the way society is now structured and organized urban life and so forth If you eliminate these structures everybody dies For example I can't grow my own food It's a nice idea but it's not going to work not in this world And in fact none of us want to live a hunter gatherer life There are just too many things in life that the modern world offers us In just plain terms of survival what they are calling for is the worst mass genocide in human history And unless one thinks through these things it's not really seriousIndeed mass genocide is exactly what uinn advocates in Ishmael One of his arguments is that the world's population is growing and draining the Earth's resources and to control the population we must reduce the food supply specifically to the parts of the world that are already experiencing famine To put it another way he's in favor of starving a million people in Africa and India whose only crime was being born in the wrong time and the wrong place Nice Dr uinn Why not just make it simpler and kill off the poorest 10 percent of the world's population That part of the book smelled a lot like Jonathan Swift's Modest Proposal to me except unfortunately uinn is not an intentional satiristAnother issue was the deeply rooted sexism in both the language and the thought process Here's a uote about why Mother Culture is always feminine in the text Culture is a mother everywhere and at every time because culture is inherently a nurturer Because of course a woman's role is always as mother and nurturer and not much elseThe starting premise of this book is that the human race is uickly destroying the Earth and we will kill ourselves and take the planet with us if we don't stop This is a premise with actual scientific proof behind it Humans believe that they are the end all be all of evolution and therefore the planet belongs to them to do as they please with no regard for other species or life forms and that's what's going to kill us sooner than later Nothing to disagree with there But uinn's solution is a bunch of hypocritical and unrealistic drivelAll that being said I know that for some people including my boyfriend who loves this book and is the reason I read it in the first place Ishmael is what opened their eyes to the dire need to protect the environment That's great I just hope that no one ends their search for a solution with this book and this philosophy

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Ishmael Author Daniel QuiA three line ad in the personals section but it launched the adventure of a lifetime So begins Ishmael an utterly uniue and captivating novel that has ea. This book was recommended to me from my Ecology teacher on Saturday I bought it the same day because i really needed a decent read i having been craving this all the time lately I did not put it down until i was done with it two days later The premise is a man talking to a gorilla however simple and idiotic that may seem to you this story reveals so elouently what i have always believed to be the reasons for the way we live in modern society It details the way in which our society has enslaved us and forced us to enact a story we have been told since the dawning of the agricultural revolution one which we still are enacting today Some things just don't sit right with a person until they are fully spelled out and then they REALLY don't sit right with you I couldn't cry for this book though i should have several times I could only read on with a greater sense of Holy shit This is truth then i have felt in a very long while My life will never be the same because of Ishmael Read it now and yours won't either my goal is to get at least 20 people i know to read this book you should be one of them