The Advent of Agriculture and the Beginning of Settlement

An excerpt from the Passionate Earth: The Evolution of Our Relationship with the Natural World by John Del Signore As hominids evolved and gained more knowledge and experience with their habitat, they began to experiment with growing their own food and agriculture was initiated. (P. 22, Russell) The first indication of agricultural practices dates backContinue reading “The Advent of Agriculture and the Beginning of Settlement”

The Shift from Peaceful Partnership Societies to Aggressive Patriarchal Dominator Societies

An excerpt from the Passionate Earth: The Evolution of Our Relationship with the Natural World by John Del Signore I have come-to-the-conclusion, given my research and experience, that human beings are naturally social, cooperative and collaborative as a species and that aggression is not an intrinsic part of human nature. So, it belies me toContinue reading “The Shift from Peaceful Partnership Societies to Aggressive Patriarchal Dominator Societies”

The Arrival of the Hominid

An excerpt from the Passionate Earth: The Evolution of Our Relationship with the Natural World by John Del Signore Homo erectus was the beginning of the development of the more human-like species that evolved into what we have become today. There are many classifications for early hominids based upon their ancestry and developmental traits, theContinue reading “The Arrival of the Hominid”

Relationship Styles to Consider Before Making a Time-limited or Lifetime Commitment to a Particular Person

This article is not part of my book, The Passionate Earth, but is a separate article on relationship styles that I am including on this site to illuminate some of my concerns regarding the frequent choice of monogamy in interpersonal relationships. Monogamy includes some of the negative aspects of patriarchy inherent in its formulation andContinue reading “Relationship Styles to Consider Before Making a Time-limited or Lifetime Commitment to a Particular Person”