A Species in Denial
While this does resonate for me, the self professed existential cosmicist that I am, he is clearly not afraid to elevate himself above his accused hapless victims of philosophic misanthropy. After all, his simple message is incessantly reiterated in a litany of didactic examples one would have to be ignorant not to comprehend it. Bereft of any honest attempt at substantiation via sound premises.
These emotional outbursts of unscientific nonsense are a chilling indictment of an educated biologist who frankly, should know better. Such claims could almost be forgiven had the book provided any real insight, verifiable or anecdotal, but it soon reveals itself to be completely and utterly farcical. Only a self-aggrandising bipolar maniac could ever make the claims this man does with a straight face and I am a diagnosed self-aggrandising bipolar maniac.
It is so laced with poor and overwrought phraseology that any chance for his message to come through falls immediately flat. After all how could a genius with such cerebral insight into the human condition write so artlessly? This channeling of Heidiggian obtuseness is merely another example of the paucity of intellectual value on offer within its pages.
Sadly the core message of this book falters under the weight of its own vacuity, a turgid protracted composition that even Nietzsche in his final days of syphalytic madness could have ever hoped to equal.
Sadly this is just not the case. So bad is the work that at several points the author actually dares the reader to stop. This is not an attempt at humour, he does this repeatedly. After all, as he claims, if someone did stop reading, it would only prove him right.
In this instance, he displayed a surprising level of clairvoyance, as he was completely and utterly correct. The book was so stupefyingly intolerable I simply could not finish it, regardless of the antagonistic daring that permeates its hallowed pages. I inevitably surrendered around the page mark, with only more to go. Part of me wanted to finish the book, just to disprove the authors accusations but this quickly subsided when I saw its chiding provocations for what they truly were. A childish attempt at justifying his terrible prose. Only a masochist could ever finish this book.
I have derived more enjoyment lying face down in the gutter at 2am, vomiting uncontrollably and wishing for death. The final and and most unnerving conceit contained within this work of overbearing verbosity was the authors sincere suggestion that it should be read twice or to my absolute astonishment, three times. A proposal so transcendently arrogant that I could not possibly entertain it. This book punishes the reader with every turn of the page, treating them with such audacious contempt it is inconceivable.
It is simply poor in every respect.
Human uniqueness and the denial of death
Only after I failed the authors test of endurance did I care to investigate him further. As it turns out, his concepts have sprouted an entire new age pseudo religion. No longer a peddler of outdated print media, he and his indoctrinated cohorts have embraced the Internet. Undoubtedly in an effort to seek validation via its many denizens of gullibility. The site contains videos, presentations and unsurprisingly, free ebooks of all his conjectural gibberish thus far. After all, in another life, before I learned to temper my own delusions of grandeur with circumspection, I too could have been a kindred spirit.
Luckily or perhaps unfortunately my lack of hubris prevents me from attempting such a grand all encompassing theory on the human condition.
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Is denial the secret of humanity’s success?
Let that sink in for a moment. Stop laughing, this is legitimate science. Readers beware and consume at your own risk. A Species in Denial. Jeremy Griffith. Be the first to write a review. Buy Now. Arrives at our Sydney warehouse in weeks and once received will be despatched with online tracking.
Please allow additional time for delivery to your address. See the Delivery tab below for more details. The book addresses the crux issue of the human condition, our capacity for good and evil, describing how humans have coped with the dilemma by living in denial of it. It then explains the biological reason for the human condition, ending the denial and maturing humanity to psychological freedom. Examines science, religion, politics, psychiatry, mythology, men and women. REVIEWS: 'Jeremy's is a superb book, it brings out the truth of a new and wider frontier for humankind, a forward view of a world of humans no longer in naked competition amongst ourselves and with all others.
It offers so many insights into our divided selves. Why do we do things we know we ought not to do? What do we really mean by 'original sin'? Can science explain our contradictory nature? Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species connected humans with nature, but since then biology has been stalled, unable to address the dilemma of the human condition our capacity for good and evil.
If the universally accepted moral ideal is to be co-operative, loving and selfless, why are we humans so competitive, aggressive and selfish? Ignorance about ourselves, about why we behave the way we do, has been an immense affliction. In fact, without being able to understand and to reconcile our contradictory behaviour, we have had little choice but to block out the whole depressing subject and live in a state of denial. The 'truth sets us free', but it had to be the whole truth that explains rather than criticises us. Griffith suggests that in fact there is a biological explanation for why humans are angry, egocentric and alienated.
Human 'sin' or 'upset' as he terms it, has been a necessary and unavoidable stage in our upward evolutionary development. Life isn't driven by a competitive model of 'survival of the fittest', but rather by a drive towards greater co-operativeness and integration. With the accumulated knowledge of science we can finally understand how, despite appearances, we have been a part of this process, and it is this liberating insight which finally brings about the maturity of the human race.
Resignation looks at the most important psychological event in human life.
If humans are living in a state of deep psychological denial then the question arises, are we born with this denial, and if not, when and how do we adopt it? This essay explains how adolescents begin trying to understand the dilemma of the human condition. However, with humanity unable until now to explain this deepest of issues, young people eventually learn they have no choice but to resign themselves to a life of denial.
Bringing Peace to the War between the Sexes and the Denial-Free History of the Human Race some of the deepest wounds in human life have been caused by the lack of understanding in the relationship between men and women.
DENIAL: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind
The bitterness, heartache, suffering and the damage to children has been immense. By understanding the human condition, it is now possible to answer these questions and bring peace to the 'war' between the sexes and give a true account of human history. The Demystification of Religion a powerful demonstration of how understanding the human condition and the phenomenon of resignation demystifies previously impenetrable aspects of human life, in particular, the world of religious metaphysics and dogma. He spent six years in the wilds of Tasmania where he undertook the most thorough investigation ever into the plight of the Tasmanian Tiger, concluding that it was extinct.
During this time, aged 27, Jeremy shifted his exploratory focus to humanity, which has remained his life objective for the last 30 years. He started writing about the human condition in , established the Foundation for Humanity's Adulthood in , published his first book, Free: The End of the Human Condition in and his second book, Beyond the Human Condition in The Foundation is a registered charity committed to promoting this new frontier of thinking.
Jeremy Griffith Jeremy Griffith is an Australian biologist who has dedicated his life to bringing fully accountable, biological understanding to the dilemma of the human condition - the underlying issue in all human life of our species' extraordinary capacity for what has been called 'good' and 'evil'. Let's Try No, Thanks. Select the List you'd like to categorise as, or add your own. Here you can mark if you have read this book, reading it or want to read. You added your first item into your Library. The fun begins. Add a Review. A Species in Denial by Jeremy Griffith.