The entire world economy explained using cows

Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

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"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

Heh. The sad part is how true it all is. Only one option produces wealth and prosperity, but humans seem determined to choose every other possible option instead, even though they all guarantee failure.


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  • Cotour

    That is funny, funny because its true.

  • Tom Biggar

    That’s not funny because it’s true.

  • Cotour

    Its usually a good idea to learn to laugh at the ridiculousness of existence. Human beings over intellectualize things because they can and I believe that that is Mr. Zimmermans point and it may not be classically funny but it is certainly ironically funny.

    Its just a different kind of funny.

  • David M. Cook

    At the end of the day, a cow’s purpose (like all animals) is to make as many copies of itself, spreading it’s DNA as far & wide as possible.

    Cows taste great to humans, so there are WAY more of them than would normally be possible.

    That sounds like a very successful batch of DNA, don’t ya know? I’m off to get a cheeseburger!

  • Tom Biggar

    You’re taking this too seriously. Both of us are right. It is funny because it’s true, but it’s also not funny because it’s true.

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