The Hidden Connections has ratings and 43 reviews. Fritjof Capra, bestselling author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life, here explores another. What’s the fuss about GM food? Fritjof Capra explains why complex systems are inherently unpredictable in Hidden Connections. Quotes from The Hidden Connection, Fritjof Capra. 1. The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living by Fritjof Capra (click on title for book link;.
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The author has courageously put together a real tract for our times. A book that could make a difference. It is a work of rare genius, true insight and great humanity. In the s, complexity theory emerged as a powerful alternative to classic, linear thought. A forerunner of that revolution, Fritjof Capra now continues to expand the scope of that theory by establishing a framework in which we can understand and solve some of the most important issues of our time.
Capra posits that in order to sustain life, the principles underlying our social institutions must be consistent with the broader organization of nature. Discussing pertinent contemporary issues ranging from the controversial practices of the World Trade Organization WTO to the Human Genome Project, he concludes with an authoritative, often provocative plan for designing ecologically sustainable communities and technologies as alternatives to the current economic globalization.
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Showing of 17 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This is a highly intelligent book that applies deep philosophical insights and the tenets of complexity theory to the carpa world, the social system, and the global economic system. The average layperson will find it mentally challenging, but enlightening as well.
Particularly interesting to me was the discussion of epigenetics, which shows that evolution is not a simple function of genes mutating, but a complex and little-understood interaction between genes and the individual organism’s tge and personal choices.
I agree with the author’s view that the unchecked greed of the global financial systems will surely lead to the utter destruction of our natural environment, and the Enron debaucle shows just how removed from reality the assignment of a company’s “worth” is in a financial system that is hopelessly tied up in speculations. The changes required to fix these problems would be nothing less than a revolutionary overhaul of the world’s economic and political policies, and I do not share the author’s optimism that ghe could happen merely by the action of grassroots organizations, no matter how organized they have become.
It will take a global collapse for this to happen, because historically humans only make changes cpnnections that magnitude in the face of a crisis This is the only reason I give 4 stars instead of Capra is just too idealistic. What it Does to Us. This is not really a review of this book. I would like to emphasize the merit Fritjof Capra has, as a mainstream scientist, to have unveiled the negative effects of genetically modified organisms, commonly called GMO.
There are indeed interesting political and social hidden connections that Capra unveils in this book, while admittedly this subject is not the main tenet of the book.
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But for me personally it was revelatory which is why I decided to write this review only about this part of the book, leaving it to others to review it in its general focus. There are probably still people around who are fond of biotechnology, but I xapra they just ignore the facts, frijtof their knowledge is for the most part taken from the huge amount of propaganda material. Was it only for this enlightening information, the present book is worth its price as it daringly unveils the hidden facts and tells the truth!
For I was one of those ignorant scholars, and in my case this weighs especially heavy against me, for I was trained as cwpra international lawyer. But honestly, I never heard of the matter at university. Hiddeen was through the Internet, through Wikipedia, that I first found information about it, some years ago.
Now let us honestly ask: I guess certain people, corporations and their consorts need it for making hisden amounts of money. But is it tolerable in a democracy that all suffer from the side effects of technologies that enrich a few? I learnt as a law student that such a kind of system is called an oligarchy, the reign of an elite. So I am seriously asking how we ever came to say that we are hidddn in a democracy? Why do we need superpigs? It seems to me that they are the result of quantitative thinking, a primacy yidden quantity over quality, and this for the obvious reason of maximizing profits.
But the law should better accompany the research step by step so as to be updated with the explosive growth of these very heavily funded research disciplines. As in Capra’s other books, he provides a easy to understand and compelling look capga living systems.
In this book he takes a substantial leap forward in providing a broad based look at the evolution of the field and the impact on systems that we are now experiencing in our world. He also provides examples and references to successful examples of what we can do if we have the will to do so. What a powerful reference and one that I refer to regularly.
If there was but one book to understand living systems and how the science fritjpf evolved and the impact on our world, please read this book. I can not recommend it more highly. Love all books by Fritjof. This was a good read, but not nearly as good as Fritjof Capra’s web of life.
The first half is better than the second, but the first half is amazing.
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