There's nothing new about this, in the animal world, but humans have evolved so far beyond survival of the fittest in the natural world that we may destroy our civilization if we don't evolve beyond such values very soon. We've developed the technology we need to prosper in the short term, without being able to see the long term results. In one human lifespan, we see the advantages of further harnessing nature, while the costs are taken for granted. We continue to enact the story, which ends with us ruling the universe, though it may be fictional.
If I tell you the format the book takes, you may laugh and forget it, but it has some important insights, and it's very readable.
This relates to my thoughts on developing one ethic to apply to all animals, according to their level of intelligence, in Animal Rights
Further comments on the book , mainly for those who have read it. (9K)
A web page I've just been informed of: