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“What would extraterrestrials look like if they visited us? What would happen if they brought and did
nothing? A remarkably perceptive man might realize that the nothing they bring is in fact quite significant.”

Before we realized that it was nothing that “the spheres” brought and did I decided to go and see them
all, at least all the spheres that were possible to see and approach. Somewhere the idea of writing a
book about it occurred, a personal narrative of this adventure. To the narrative of my travels, I added the
many theories and speculations sparked by “the spheres”. After all, I was not alone in making a journey
of this type. Many people have had experiences with te extraterrestrials, and a few even had contact with
them.

When I set down my pen, I realized that before any other concern, the issue was us humans. This is my
story, written to the best of my abilities, such as they are.

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On April 23, 2013, sixty-four unidentified objects in spherical shape (nicknamed and called“the objects”
or “the spheres”) came from outer space to our planet and landed in different locations.The number
of spheres had to be adjusted after they had departed as a many of the spheres were not noticed
while here, but were detected upon departure. It became an enormous sensation that triggered news
event worldwide.

These “objects” were small spheres approximately the size of a handball. They were glowing with
a bright white light, but not illumination; merely a glow. The radiance extended only twenty centimeters
(7.87 inches) in all directions and when in complete darkness they revealed a surrounding area of less
than one meter. The “objects” were just hovering there, about one and half meters from the ground,
not moving…

“Nature doesn’t feel the pain inflicted upon her by humans. I do!”
Kveldulf Gunnar Larsson

The Alternative of Real Ecology directs readers to derive their own conclusion from a work that mostly suggests what is impossible. With real-world logic, this book reveals the paradoxes of human approaches to environmentalism, showing how almost all of our approaches are based on our needs and not those of nature. It then presents a series of thought-experiments which force the reader to independently reach conclusions about what must be done.

At its core, this book suggests that normal (modern) human life and environmental survival are opposites, and so humans must become “inhuman” or conditioned to assign no additional weight to human preferences. In this mindset, we are able to separate what we need from what we want; at that point, the solutions to overpopulation, overconsumption and other human ills become obvious. The author sets a mindset of “no contribution” more as a thoughtexperiment and baseline than recommendation, but comparison to it reveals how impoverished our “green” actions have been.

In this way, The Alternative of Real Ecology acts like any form of radical realism. It identifies causes, and looks to their effects, and illustrates for us the choices we have regarding the inevitability of those effects. Its “inhuman” outlook separates us from illusion, and opens the dialogue to a results-oriented conception of environmentalism. In turn, this pushes the human dialogue on the environment past the socially-acceptable to the realistic. **

**Synopsis by Brett Stevens.

the printed version is printed on recycled paper