Freedom: The End of the Human Condition (Paperback)
The fastest growing realization everywhere is that humanity can t go on the way it is going. Indeed, the great fear is we re entering endgame where we appear to have lost the race between self-destruction and self-discovery the race to find the psychologically relieving understanding of our good and evil -afflicted human condition. WELL, ASTONISHING AS IT IS, THIS BOOK BY AUSTRALIAN BIOLOGIST JEREMY GRIFFITH PRESENTS THE 11TH HOUR BREAKTHROUGH BIOLOGICAL EXPLANATION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION NECESSARY FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF OUR SPECIES The culmination of 40 years of studying and writing about our species psychosis, FREEDOM delivers nothing less than the holy grail of insight we have needed to free ourselves from the human condition. It is, in short, as Professor Harry Prosen, a former president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, asserts in his Introduction, THE BOOK THAT SAVES THE WORLD .Griffith has been able to venture right to the bottom of the dark depths of what it is to be human and return with the fully accountable, true explanation of our seemingly imperfect lives. At long last we have the redeeming and thus transforming understanding of human behaviour And with that explanation found all the other great outstanding scientific mysteries about our existence are now also able to be truthfully explained of the meaning of our existence, of the origin of our unconditionally selfless moral instincts, and of why we humans became conscious when other animals haven t. Yes, the full story of life on Earth can finally be told and all of these incredible breakthroughs and insights are presented here in this greatest of all books .REVIEWS I ve never felt the world more threatening, more fractious, more fissiparous, more febrile We need to think, we need new ideas, we need proselytisers, we need obsessed people, which I think Jeremy is. We need him to be questioned. We need FREEDOM to be argued, we need it to be read and talked about and understood. It may be right, it may be wrong. But you need someone as committed as Jeremy to trying to understand what gets us here Jeremy made me think afresh and think differently. I hope he does it with you. -- Sir Bob Geldof"Biologist Jeremy Griffin has dedicated the past 40 years to understanding the human condition and considering the question of how we will save our species from self-destruction. By unravelling the mysteries of human behavior, he explains the origin of our moral instincts and why humans became conscious while other animals have not. This may sound hard-going, but it's really interesting. I very much enjoyed it. Three and a half stars " -- The Sun Newspaper"""This book IS the book all humans need to read for our collective wellbeing."" -- Scott D. Churchill, Professor and former Chair, Psychology Department, University of Dallas The sequence of discussion in FREEDOM is so logical and sensible, providing the necessary breakthrough in the critical issue of needing to understand ourselves. Dr. David J. Chivers, primatologist and former President of the Primate Society of Great Britain This book is actually written from a position outside of the human condition. It is just amazing; Griffith walks freely though all the psychosis of our troubled human condition and with such freedom is able to explain everything about us Tim Macartney-Snape, biologist, mountaineer, and twice-honored Order of Australia recipient"" Frankly, I am blown away as the saying goes The ground-breaking significance of this work is tremendous. -- Dr. Patricia Glazebrook, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Dalhousie University It might help bring about a paradigm shift in the self-image of humanity an outcome that in the past only the great world religions have achieved. Dr Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University This is a most amazing project. It is strongly interdisciplinary, visionary and forwardlooking. Dr Marc Bekoff, Professor of Organismic Biology, University of Colorado" A dense but often illuminating book that provides a hopeful look at what it means to be human. Kirkus Reviews.