Written by Terry Dashner


Terry Dashner……………………..Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013

Capitol Reader Political Book Summaries writes, “In Collapse, Jared Diamond argues that present global resource consumption trends are not sustainable. Throughout history, civilizations have collapsed or declined, in no small measure, because their populations have underminedrepparttar ecological niches upon which their existence depends. Diamond believes that a complex set of factors, such as environmental resilience (or fragility), social flexibility, larger global trends and even pure luck, combine in unpredictable ways to influence whether societies fail or succeed.”

I have a point of contention withrepparttar 110073 stated summary. But first, let me tell you something about Jared Diamond. Diamond is brilliant and tends to seerepparttar 110074 greater picture of things by studyingrepparttar 110075 significance ofrepparttar 110076 small things. His book, Guns, Germs, and Steel was a very rich read. It’s amazing how unseen germs, industrialized steel, and other small things shaped world history.

Diamond teaches geography atrepparttar 110077 University of California and isrepparttar 110078 Pulitzer Prize winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel. (It seems that others thoughtrepparttar 110079 book was good also.) He is one ofrepparttar 110080 most distinguished experts inrepparttar 110081 field of evolutionary biology. He has written more than 200 articles for magazines such as Discover, Nature and Geo, and his work has proven highly influential in informing public discourse on a range of environmental and social issues. He is a smart, very smart guy.

Now back to my point of contention. Let me start by stating a disclaimer. I’m far from qualified to match wits or backgrounds with Diamond. I resistrepparttar 110082 temptation to flatter myself in thinking that I could add or take away anything Professor Diamond states in his well written book. Nevertheless, I would be remiss to neglect in telling you something that Diamond and other highly educated men and women oftentimes overlook when it comes to telling a story on how things came to be. I refuse to believe that “pure luck” is equal to science and technology in either augmenting or whithering civilizations. I refuse to accept this.

Maguma has integrated support for the eBay Acellerator Toolkit for PHP (PHP-AT) in their PHP IDE Maguma Workbench

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(Bolzano/Italy) Maguma will publish atrepparttar beginning of April 2005 a new module,repparttar 110072 PHP AT of eBay. This new module will be integrated inrepparttar 110073 modular PHP IDE, Maguma Workbench. The Accelerator Tooolkit for PHP (PHP-AT) allowsrepparttar 110074 integration of data available on eBay via a set of custom PHP classes. The PHP-AT is written completely in PHP and only requires PHP version 4.3.x or higher compiled withrepparttar 110075 cURL and OpenSSL modules. Future versions ofrepparttar 110076 eBay PHP-AT will also be supported with Maguma Workbench in this manner. Withrepparttar 110077 integration ofrepparttar 110078 eBay Acellerator for PHP in Maguma Workbench,repparttar 110079 productivity ofrepparttar 110080 creation of new webapplications integrating eBay can be increased.

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