Understanding the clash of worldviews and paradigms today, and why the need for a future "living economy" to sustain the preservation of our species is so urgent today

Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris (Sah-toor-is) is an evolution biologist, philosopher, futurist and a former professor specializing in the designs of living systems. In addition to having taught at MIT and the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Sahtouris has served as a consultant to the United Nations on indigenous peoples, has been leading voice in promoting the Gaia Hypothesis of James Lovelock, is a fellow of the World Business Academy, and has been an adviser for graduate business programs at universities. Currently she is a professor in the MBA program at Chaminade University in Honolulu.  Elisabet is a frequent  keynote speaker for many conferences focused upon humanity’s future and sustainable economic systems.  She was the primary organizer for the millennium 2000 Earth Celebration in Athens Greece.  Elisabet has authored several important books including “Biology Revisited” (a dialogue with the late Willis Harman -- an American futurist and  a co-founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences), and “Earth Dance: Living Systems in Evolution”.  Her website is

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