About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Whiplash

Reading my social media feed, I'm left with two impressions:

1. Veganism is taking over the world.
2. We're all about to die on a burned-up planet.

Of course, neither is true. Per-capita consumption of animals has never been higher. And despite everything that has happened in billions of years, life has never been wiped out on Earth.

I understand how attractive it is to believe a simple narrative. But simple narratives almost never lead to real-world progress.

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