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Jason Godesky

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Jason Godesky is a member of the Tribe of Anthropik. He is one of the authors of the Anthropik Network, including the Thirty Theses and the original proposal for the Appalachian Confederation.


Jason was born in Pittsburgh in 1982, and lived for a time in Newport News, Virginia. Soon after returning to Pittsburgh, Jason became a devout Catholic. He attended a mix of public and Catholic schools from kindergarten through high school, finally entering the University of Pittsburgh in 1999 and graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Computer Science. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Jason became the founding member of Tribal Dawn, which he later left to found another occupational tribe, "Anthropik Media." Anthropik Media never succeeded the way Jason had originally intended, but it did morph into the current Tribe of Anthropik.


Jason currently lives in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania with his wife, Giulianna Lamanna. Michael Godesky is his brother.




In February 2005, Jason published an autobiographical series of articles on the Anthropik Network weblog. They are:



Thirty Theses


The Thirty Theses are currently being heavily edited for final publication as a book. The "rough draft" was presented online from July 2005 to January 2006. See "The Future of the Thirty."


  1. Diversity is the primary good.
  2. Evolution is the result of diversity.
  3. Humans are products of evolution.
  4. Human population is a function of food supply.
  5. Humans are neither good nor evil.
  6. Humans are still Pleistocene animals.
  7. Humans are best adapted to band life.
  8. Humans societies are defined by their food.
  9. Agriculture is difficult, dangerous and unhealthy.
  10. Emergent elites led the Agricultural Revolution.
  11. Hierarchy is an unnecessary evil.
  12. Civilization must always grow.
  13. Civilization always pursues complexity.
  14. Complexity is subject to diminishing returns.
  15. We have passed the point of diminishing returns.
  16. Technology cannot stop collapse.
  17. Environmental problems may lead to collapse.
  18. Peak Oil may lead to collapse.
  19. Complexity ensures collapse.
  20. Collapse is an economizing process.
  21. Civilization makes us sick.
  22. Civilization has no monopoly on medicine.
  23. Civilization has no monopoly on knowledge.
  24. Civilization has no monopoly on art.
  25. Civilization reduces quality of life.
  26. Collapse is inevitable.
  27. Collapse increases quality of life.
  28. Humanity will almost certainly survive.
  29. It will be impossible to rebuild civilization.
  30. The future will be what we make of it.


See also


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