They say the time will come for the darkened sky to violate our Earth with her tears of blood. The legend foretells of a blood-thirsty race being born from these tears; Mother Nature’s punishment for our evil deeds. They say that day will come when mankind’s thirst for the blood of his own consumes him. They say that day is near.
This book explores why humanity, the human species, could be on the road to extinction. What is it about the species' own behavior that has put it on this path? What features of the human mind and body, as well as our life in groups, define this journey? How might we think and act differently to prevent or slow the descent into the almost unimaginable levels of suffering such a trip imply?