Where are we going

One of the things I have been asked concerning the writing of my first book has to do with my position that science is “inherently tied to our evolution as a species”. One might ask-isn’t evolution determined by environmental inputs, or genetic mutations, or adaptability factors, etc. My answer would be yes, of course. The evidence for such a view is certainly high enough on the error correction bar to be believed. That being said scientists have made it clear enough that evolution is,┬áto say the least, incredibly complex. Like most things there is no “silver bullet” answer to its many questions.

Technology comes as a result of scientific discovery. Humanity’s first technologies, (fire for example), were primitive to be sure. These first steps helped us survive. Without survival things like genetic mutation, environmental input, and adaptability obviously could not happen. Technology that came later (the wheel, steam and mechanical power, etc.) allowed us to go beyond our natural physical limits. The advent of the printing press and computers allowed us to routinely go beyond our natural mental limits. The fact that we now are learning how to, among other things, tailor our own genetics speaks for itself.

I feel that when looked at objectively science is clearly inherently tied to our evolution as a species. It is quite simply who we are.

Reader feedback

The reader feedback is still very positive, (thank you everyone). Most of the people who have done me the honor of reading my book have commented on the science aspects of the plot. One of my goals in writing this book was to put in some legit hard science so that when I make the leap to science fiction it would be a smooth transition. This seems, (hopefully), to have worked.

I’m finding out, as I’m sure other first time authors know, that getting the book “out there” for as many people to read as possible is a craft unto itself. Still working on and figuring that one out.

Once again, I want to let all the readers I do have so far know how much I appreciate their time in reading and giving me feedback on my book.

Getting started

 

Friends,
pat_rizioJust getting started with the promotion for my book, and so far the response has been great! I would like to thank everyone who has read the book and given such favorable reviews. It means a lot and I am indebted to you all.