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Teachings of Dr. Nate Hagens about The Human Predicament –– Links to Posts

Below are links to my posts related to the teachings of Dr Nate Hagens, who teaches Reality 101, A Survey of Human Predicament to graduate students at the University of Minnesota.

The links below are arranged in the order of the date of publication on my website. To access a title of interest, just scroll down the list and click on the linked title.


RELATED NOTE: To access links to all 45 posts of Dr. Hagen’s talk Where Are We Going? delivered at Kansas Wesleyan University on April 23, 2018, click on this link: Where Are We Going? by Dr. Nate Hagens  ~ Links to All Posts.



My five-part transcript of Hagens’ video talk in Saudi Arabia titled — WEP2018 TV: Energy, Money and Technology and the Human Superorganism by KAUST Official, January 23, 2018

For 90% of people in the developed world, income growth ended a decade ago — Nate Hagens (1/5) : Growing the economy is incompatible with mitigating climate change, despite what Trudeau keeps saying.  No 2216 Posted by fw, May 11, 2018

Most people don’t understand that fossil fuel energy ‘underpins’ modern economies — Nate Hagens (2/5) : The biggest flaw in economic theory is that there’s no accounting of the creation and pollution costs of energy.  No 2217 Posted by fw, May 14, 2018

We have an economy based on energy, but we think we have an economy based on money — Nate Hagens (3/5) : In the US, the cost of extracting oil has gone up almost 400% since 2000, and they’re wasting most of it. No 2218 Posted by fw, May 15, 2018

Global human society is functioning as a wasteful energy dissipating structure — Nate Hagens (4/5) : Our species is an out-of-control, energy-hungry, global Superorganism in the service of maximizing GDP growth.  No 2219 Posted by fw, May 18, 2018

We’re delusional: We think our cleverness, technology, ingenuity are driving the economy — Nate Hagens (5/5) : Growing the economy by replacing fossil fuels with renewables is NOT likely to happen.  No 2220 Posted by fw, May 19, 2018

The big question facing students is how to construct a lifestyle given life’s growing complexity – Nate Hagens : Transcript of a wide-ranging, 32-minute interview with this dedicated prof who teaches his students to understand reality as it really is. No 2395 Posted by fw, November 16, 2018

The Great Simplification coming next decade with 30% drop in capitalist economies, says Dr. Nate Hagens : Globally, we’re turning into an energy-squandering superorganism, like some energy-hungry, blind, purposeless amoeba. No 2480 Posted by fw, June 10, 2019

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