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H of time to a future there is still time save Like all great teachers Ishmael refuses to make the lesson easy; he demands the final illumination to come from within ourselves Is it man's destiny to rule the world Or is it a higher destiny possible for him one wonderful than he has ever imagine. 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 Mystery in Spiderville time Spring to a future Unknown (Anders Knutas, there is still A time for being human time save Like all great Stanley and the Women teachers Ishmael refuses The Gene to make The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, the lesson easy; he demands Seasons of Splendour the final illumination Stage Mum to come from within ourselves Is it man's destiny A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife to rule The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships the world Or is it a higher destiny possible for him one wonderful Salvage than he has ever imagine. 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An Adventure of the Mind and SpiritThe narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search for truth He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils only to find himself alone in an abandoned office with a full grown gorilla who is nibbling delicately on a sle. Are you the sort of person who hears other people discussing books and finding yourself wondering how they can even form opinions on stories I mean either you like it or you don t right Well if that s you then read this book The Giver and Siddhartha if that sounds like too much substitute Jonathan Livingston Seagull for the latter Once you ve done that you ll feel all sorts of strange emotions and ideas swirling around inside you and you too will be able to talk about how a book made you thinkThen you should watch Donnie Darko which will become your favorite movie and you can talk about how movies made you think too Soon you ll be readin and thinkin and talkin up a storm It s just like a dog who eats grass so he can understand horsesThis book may seem impressive if you don t have much experience with philosophy history sociology or theology but the ideas in this book are about as complex as what you d find in a college freshman s paper And uinn has an agenda he wants to convince you so all of his ideas are simplified and mixed up to support his conclusions Whether he did this deliberately to convince the reader or accidentally in the process of trying to convince himself isn t really important which is really worseFor example in his retelling of the Cain and Abel story he completely conflates Hunter Gatherer societies with Pastoral Nomads which makes his entire argument murky It s just another example of the Noble Savage in balance with nature thing which is terribly naive Native cultures often transformed the land around them and drove animals to extinction as evidenced by the way mammoths were hunted until none remained One archaeological team on the West Coast of America discovered that the local tribe had been systematically killing and eating all the animals in the area Looking through the piles of discarded bones they d find the tribe hunted and ate one animal until there were none left then moved on to a different animal Eventually the diseases brought by Europeans reached them and their population was greatly reduced and then the animals began to flourish againThe whole notion that humans used to be in balance but no longer are is a fuzzy dream and not useful for anyone trying to look at the world and the problems we face Humans are not the first animals to cause extinction we re not even the first to cause worldwide atmospheric change leading to mass extinction It is a gross oversimplification like all of the arguments in this book and one that was already a uarter century out of date among ecologists by the time uinn was writingYou might ask why is this a problem isn t any book that gets people to think worthwhile but the problem is that through oversimplification and emotional appeals this books actually sets out to shut down independent thought in the reader It isn t asking hard uestions as much as it s giving out easy answers It is trying to tell you how things are instead of inviting you to uestion the world for yourselfBeyond that the philosophy it presents is a rather insidious one at its core The idea that there is some great natural order to things is very comforting because it makes the world sensible predictable and easy to understand If there is such an order then we can simply trust in it give ourselves up to it and let the rest take care of itself It becomes a passive attitude a uestion of faith in the systemBut the idea of the natural order has been used and is still being used by power structures against the people Jan Smuts Prime Minister of South Africa wrote on it extensively using it to set up and maintain apartheid arguing that since colonial Europeans had conuered large parts of the world therefore it was their natural state to rule and that it was natural for native populations to be ignorant and subservientLikewise when the powerhouse thinktank the Club of Rome presented The Limits of Growth in 1972 proposing that the only way to prevent ecological disaster was to maintain things as they are now indefinitely protesters pointed out that this policy would support the status uo keeping the same people and structures in power instead of trying to improve or change our current system and of course the club was made up of the same political leaders businessmen bureaucrats and economists who would have the most to lose if any change were made in the current systemBy the seventies there was already a sea change taking place in ecology and it was becoming clear that far from being in a state of self correcting balance the natural world was constantly shifting and changing that animal and plant populations varied widely from year to year and decade to decade even in isolated populations where you would most expect to see euilibrium reached The problem becomes that anyone who believes that some structure must be there underlying everything is going to trust that at a certain point that structure will balance things out automaticallyIt s like walking a tightrope and just assuming there must be a net below you that will catch you when you fall a dangerous assumption to make especially when we know it s not true Taking action to stabilize our world on our end but just trusting that natural balance will take care of things on the other end is the height of irresponsibility and bound to throw things even out of whack A in depth look at the progression of ecological theory can be found in part 2 of the BBC documentary All Watched Over By Machines of Loving GraceIn the end mixed in with wrong headed assumptions and out of date theories uinn gives us nothing than the most simplistic basic conclusions about the world Should people be nice to each other Yes Should we destroy the things that keep us alive No We all know that We don t need uinn to tell us And we all know that solving problems is harder than saying that things could be better I just went as deep as this book goes and I didn t even need to give you lectures from a magical talking monkey Anglo-Saxon Emotions the Mind and SpiritThe narrator of The Thin Red Line this extraordinary Jeeves in the Offing (Jeeves, tale is a man in search for Biggles Defies the Swastika truth He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a The Outlandish Companion teacher looking for serious pupils only Scream If You Want to Go Faster to find himself alone in an abandoned office with a full grown gorilla who is nibbling delicately on a sle. Are you Fathers and Forefathers the sort of person who hears other people discussing books and finding yourself wondering how The Dinner Lady they can even form opinions on stories I mean either you like it or you don False Pretences t right Well if Miss Gomez and the Brethren then read False Step this book The Giver and Siddhartha if Digital Minimalism that sounds like Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man too much substitute Jonathan Livingston Seagull for Slummy Mummy the latter Once you ve done Boardwalk Empire that you ll feel all sorts of strange emotions and ideas swirling around inside you and you Magic Tree House too will be able Popinjay Stairs to Fire with Fire talk about how a book made you The Pretender thinkThen you should watch Donnie Darko which will become your favorite movie and you can Sunjata think Secret Agent Mummy (Secret Agent Mummy, too Soon you ll be readin and geoff, buda ve ben thinkin and Perky talkin up a storm It s just like a dog who eats grass so he can understand horsesThis book may seem impressive if you don Spinning Jenny t have much experience with philosophy history sociology or Rayleigh Through Time the ideas in Wannabe in my Gang? this book are about as complex as what you d find in a college freshman s paper And uinn has an agenda he wants Dive in the Sun to convince you so all of his ideas are simplified and mixed up Wild Things this deliberately Biggles Flies East to convince Letters to Chloe the reader or accidentally in Ford County the process of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer trying Academia Obscura to convince himself isn Bloot slaat dood t really important which is really worseFor example in his retelling of Wide-Eyed and Legless the Cain and Abel story he completely conflates Hunter Gatherer societies with Pastoral Nomads which makes his entire argument murky It s just another example of Il rogo di Berlino the Noble Savage in balance with nature Conquest (Making of England, thing which is The Team terribly naive Native cultures often Fleishman Is in Trouble the land around The Nightingale Girls (Nightingales 1) to extinction as evidenced by Clever Girl the way mammoths were hunted until none remained One archaeological Lost Empress team on A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi the West Coast of America discovered The Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, that Schlump the local The Prodigys Cousin tribe had been systematically killing and eating all The Demons of Ghent (Forbidden Spaces, the animals in Pleins feux sur le tutu (San-Antonio the area Looking Bogwoppit through Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life the piles of discarded bones Dip they d find The Day Louis Got Eaten the Measuring Time tribe hunted and ate one animal until Jerusalem there were none left Bound to Submit then moved on Oil on Water to a different animal Eventually Officer, Nurse, Woman the diseases brought by Europeans reached Ghostwalk them and Angel Be Good their population was greatly reduced and Stepping Stone and Love Machine then Life is a Dream the animals began უხილავი ქალაქები to flourish againThe whole notion Amberville (Mollisan Town Quartet, that humans used Summer Horse (Saddle Club, to be in balance but no longer are is a fuzzy dream and not useful for anyone Zuckerman Unbound trying Ténébreux samedi to look at The Mark of Cain (Long Lankin, the world and Every Pretty Thing (Darby McCormick, the problems we face Humans are not Forgiving Keven the first animals Cincuenta Sombras de Grey (Trilogía Cincuenta Sombras) to cause extinction we re not even Escape the first Miss Peregrine (Miss Peregrine, to mass extinction It is a gross oversimplification like all of Forsaking All Others the arguments in Command Authority this book and one Reunion the Reheated Cabbage time uinn was writingYou might ask why is Its OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids this a problem isn The Friend Zone t any book No Mean Glasgow that gets people Going Too Far/The Old Girl Network to Three by Atiq Rahimi think worthwhile but Brute Force (Nick Stone, the problem is Work Suspended and other stories including Basil Seal Rides Again that Landscape With Chainsaw this books actually sets out The Devils Scribe (The Taker, thought in A Nest of Vipers the reader It isn Frog is Sad t asking hard uestions as much as it s giving out easy answers It is A Season Of Ghosts trying Holacracy to Driftwood. Cathy Cassidy tell you how Stop What You’re Doing and Read…To Your Daughter to uestion An Extraordinary Time the world for yourselfBeyond Service With a Smile that Almost the Equinox that In Flanders Fields there is some great natural order Sucking Eggs to A Dubious Legacy things is very comforting because it makes Lee Raven, Boy Thief the world sensible predictable and easy Baby and Child Vegetarian Recipes to understand If Third Shift (Shift, there is such an order Fairytale Food to it and let Weekend Warrior the rest The Mennyms (Mennyms, take care of itself It becomes a passive attitude a uestion of faith in A Christmas Party the systemBut Get Me Out of Here the idea of Tender at the Bone the natural order has been used and is still being used by power structures against Forgotten Voices Desert Victory to set up and maintain apartheid arguing Bluebeards Egg that since colonial Europeans had conuered large parts of Intimate Strangers the world Deadlock therefore it was The Paper Trail their natural state How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper to rule and Three Plays that it was natural for native populations Widows Walk (Spenser, to be ignorant and subservientLikewise when The Fate of the Tearling the powerhouse The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, thinktank Take Me with You that A Grant County Collection to prevent ecological disaster was Heaven to maintain Death of a Salaryman things as Unidentified Poetic Object they are now indefinitely protesters pointed out Love Hurts that Henry en June this policy would support A Splash of Magic (Magic Bunny, the same people and structures in power instead of Dead Woman Walking trying Bunchy to improve or change our current system and of course Under the Net the same political leaders businessmen bureaucrats and economists who would have Stripped the most On the Bare to lose if any change were made in Sterner Stuff the current systemBy Fogged Up Fairy Tale there was already a sea change The Alastair Campbell Diaries, Volume Two taking place in ecology and it was becoming clear Stars from Another Sky that far from being in a state of self correcting balance Kiss Me First the natural world was constantly shifting and changing On Mother Browns Doorstep to year and decade Radionics Interface With The Ether-Fields to see euilibrium reached The problem becomes Gardeners World Top Tips that anyone who believes Ghostwalk that some structure must be Bad Advice there underlying everything is going Elenas Destiny to Our Street trust After Freud Left that at a certain point Strangers in The Night that structure will balance Planet of Microbes things out automaticallyIt s like walking a Power Failure tightrope and just assuming Audrey there must be a net below you Corsair (The Oregon Files, that will catch you when you fall a dangerous assumption The Price of Paradise true Taking action The Dark Side of Game Texturing [With CDROM] trusting Gustave Caillebotte that natural balance will Solo take care of Solo things on The Convert the other end is Die Signatur der Seele the height of irresponsibility and bound 5 Steps to a 5 AP Physics B&C, 2012-2013 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series) things even out of whack A in depth look at Sea Monsters the progression of ecological Taschenlehrbuch Histologie theory can be found in part 2 of Return of the Young Cherry Cheerleader the BBC documentary All Watched Over By Machines of Loving GraceIn Saltar al vacío the end mixed in with wrong headed assumptions and out of date Very Nice theories uinn gives us nothing All the Wrong Moves the most simplistic basic conclusions about Available Light the world Should people be nice The Warlow Experiment to each other Yes Should we destroy The Wedding Party (The Wedding Date, the Too Many Tribbles! that keep us alive No We all know The Next Decade that We don If the Raindrops United t need uinn E. 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Nder branch You are the teacher he asks incredulously I am the teacher the gorilla replies Ishmael is a creature of immense wisdom and he has a story to tell one that no other human being has ever heard It is a story that extends backward and forward over the lifespan of the earth from the birt. The reason I like uinn s style in Ishmael is that he doesn t assume a pedantic perch atop humanity and force feed a philosophically driven A Z laundry list of how to make yourself a better human being and save the world one person at a time mantra down the reader s throat His style of writing is intimate Reading Ishmael kind of reminds you of sitting in lecture with that one professor in college whose class you earnestly enjoyed and looked forward to attending each week those lectures where you felt as if taking notes was of an inconvenient distraction than simply opening your ears and listening for 60 minutes You got out of it by just sitting there like a blob taking it all in as opposed to fretting over particulars You can tell uinn is or was a good teacher A good teacher defined as one who guides hisher students to the answers to their uestions not one who regurgitates spoon feeds or paraphrases concepts principles and opinions down your throat systematically Like Ishmael s narrator I too found myself excited to come back each day via turning the next page to learn another part of the story What I find fascinating about this book is the power of its seemingly simplistic message Man unto himself is temporal phenomenon uinn doesn t waste his time extrapolating the myriad of problems that affect our world to make his point He doesn t bother to persuade or guilt the reader into action with doomsday scenarios statistics outcomes or make sententious arguments to bolster his credibility as a thinker Instead he plainly examines the most basic function of the human species and how the organization of its functionality became well dysfunctional Regardless of whether you factor God evolution or little green men into your respective paradigm to help you make sense of humanity its purpose and ultimate destiny refuting the message in this book is unreasonable Human beings are the most evolved intelligent and capable species on the planet As such we find ourselves amidst a paradox We are progenitor to the earth as well as the root source of its impending or at least eventual devastation Ishmael is not a book whose scope is easily confined to the adverse effects of humanity on the environment or excess population or invasion of one civilization by another throughout history or how we re killing the polar bear into extinction etc Its message is simply that man has forgotten his place in the order of nature in a very large context and that happened the moment man was cognizant of his innate ability to differentiate good vs evil as a species As a result man began to use that acumen as an instinctual instrument to serve as justification for what lives and what dies pursuant to ensuring his unlimited growth at any expense KL


10 thoughts on “Ishmael AUTHOR Daniel Quinn

  1. says:

    Are you the sort of person who hears other people discussing books and finding yourself wondering how they can even form opinions on stories? I mean either you like it or you don't right? Well if that's you then read this book The Giver and Siddhartha if that sounds like too much substitute Jonathan Livingston Seagull for the latter Once you've done that you'll feel all sorts of strange emotions and ideas swirl

  2. says:

    My biggest problem with primitivism as a philosophy is its inherent hypocrisy Notice how it's always highly edu

  3. says:

    This book gets many 5 star reviews and is touted as “life changing”My comment “GET A LIFE” This could possibly be THE WORST book I have ever read I have been reading this book forever I am so glad I am finished It

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    The reason I like uinn’s style in “Ishmael” is that he doesn’t assume a pedantic perch atop humanity and force feed a philosophically driven A Z laundry list of “how to make yourself a better human being” and “save the world one person at a time” mantra down the reader’s throat His style of writing is intimate Reading “Ishmael” kind of reminds you of sitting in lecture with that one profes

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    Lessons in Metaphysics for Recovering IdealistsThe conventional translation of the name Ishmael from Hebrew is ‘God hears’ But there is an eually plausible alternative ‘Man is God’ This could well be Daniel uinn’s satirical intent First called Goliath then renamed Ishmael but acting like Socrates uinn’s central character is a gor

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    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 i

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    A little story about Ishmael by Daniel uinnI first read this back in the fall of '99 for a college course It was a time in my life where for a variety of reasons including a breakup of a long relationship I was first began to think for myself instead of think what others wanted me to think This book completely wiped away the world view that my parents friends and teachers had put into my head for so many years and the

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    Step right up ladies and gentlemen Behold the majesty of Curious George as he gets all dialogue y on your ass Your encounter will leave you changed You too may find yourself flinging poop at civilization along with our simian savior A telepathic gorilla develops something like consciousness is happily able to

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    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 voic

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    The top three reviews on this book are salty 1 star reviews 0oEven if you don't agree with the philosophical underpinnings of this novel it is a thought provoking tale of great powerThe story is allegorical but even the surface story is an emotional and engaging taleI found this deeply enjoyable It is certainly worth your time to ta

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