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Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D. is an evolution biologist, futurist, author, speaker and consultant on Living Systems Design. Showing the relevance of evolving biological systems to organizational design, she travels as a speaker in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. She makes television and radio appearances in addition to live speeches and workshops.
Dr. Sahtouris is a citizen of the United States and of Greece, with a Canadian Ph.D. She did her post-doctoral work at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, taught at the University of Massachusetts and M.I.T., was a science writer for the HORIZON/ NOVA TV series. She was invited to China by the Chinese National Science Association, organized Earth Celebrations 2000 in Athens, Greece and has been a United Nations consultant on indigenous peoples. She is a participant in the Humanity 3000 dialogues of the Foundation for the Future, the Synthesis Dialogues with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, and consults with corporations and government organizations in Australia, Brazil and the USA.
Her books include:
A Walk Through
Time: From Stardust to Us:
Systems in Evolution
Dr. Sahtouris uses nature's principles and practice, revealed in biological evolution, as useful models for organizational change. She applies them in the corporate world, in global politics and economics, in our efforts to create sustainable health and well being for humanity within the larger living systems of Earth.
Dr. Sahtouris' venues include:
|QUOTES FROM ELISABET
A biology that sees all nature as co-evolving holons [living entities] in holarchies [interdependent embeddedness] will quickly reveal much about humanity itself as one such holon-containing its own holarchy of individuals, families, organizations, communities, nations and world. Through this understanding of ourselves, we will gain profound insights on where we succeed and where we fail as a living system
E. Sahtouris, Biology Revisioned
The Globalization of humanity is a natural, biological, evolutionary process. Yet we face an enormous crisis because the most central and important aspect of globalization-its economy-is currently being organized in a manner that so gravely violates the fundamental principles by which healthy living systems are organized that it threatens the demise of our whole civilization.
E. Sahtouris, The
Biology of Globalization,
We are learning that there is more than one way to organize functional systems, to produce order and balance; that the imperfect and flexible principles of nature lead to greater stability and resilience in natural systems than we have produced in ours-both technological and social-by following the mechanical laws we assumed were natural...On the whole, there seems to be good reason to believe our species' recklessly egotistical and destructive phase is coming to an end with new knowledge that leads us back to ancient wisdom. We are capable of regaining our reverence for life, of replacing the drive to conquer with the will to cooperate, of remaking our engineered institutions, including our corporations, into living systems.
E. Sahtouris, EarthDance:
Systems in Evolution
Dr. Sahtouris is available for:
A Walk Through
Time: From Stardust to Us, Wiley, NY 1998
This book takes you
through the cutting edge scientific story of Earth's five billion year
evolution in enjoyable prose and gorgeous color pictures. Great for corporate
gifts, families, libraries.
Biology Revisioned North Atlantic Books, Berkeley 1997
Elisabet Sahtouris and Willis Harman (founder of the World Business Academy) in conversation about biology as self-organizing intelligent systems, rather than mechanical Darwinian accidents, and the relevance of this new understanding for human organizations.
EarthDance:Living Systems in Evolution, Praeger 2000
Elisabet Sahtouris shows human cultural evolution repeating ancient events in biological evolution, including an age of electric motors, nuclear and solar energy and the first WorldWideWeb two billion years ago in a bacterial nanoworld.
to download FREE in PDF, HTML or text (Awaiting Re-printing) http://www.ratical.org/lifeweb/index.html
TAPES & VIDEOS:
Offering a multitude
of reasons to remain hopeful despite dire predictions for our environment,
Sahtouris is confident we can turn things around-and quickly-because "life
is too intelligent to proceed by accident."
Video of two 30 min
interviews with Elisabet Sahtouris on Thinking Allowed TV series (interviewer
Elisabet Sahtouris, and other visionaries relate the story that is now
unfolding of an interconnected, interdependent, living universe
Poem 1: Cosmogenesis:
Poem 2: Journey
of a Silica Atom:
The Biology of Globalization
article by Elisabet Sahouris in Perspectives on Business and Social ChangeSeptember 1997
A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us
This exciting story
of Earth's evolution is told in 90 colorful panels spaced along a one-mile
walk, each foot representing one million years. Elisabet Sahtouris wrote
the book based on this exhibit and is available to travel anywhere in the
world with it. Book exhibit through