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FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition
by Jeremy Griffith
Jeremy Griffith (b. 1945) 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’.
Born in 1945, and raised on a sheep station (ranch) in rural New South Wales, Australia, Jeremy Griffith was educated at Geelong Grammar School in Victoria. He matriculated with first class honors in biology and in 1965 began a science degree at the University of New England in northern New South Wales. While there, Jeremy played representative rugby union football, making the 1966 trials for the national team, the Wallabies.
Deferring his studies in 1967, Jeremy hitchhiked to Tasmania, determined to save the Thylacine—the Tasmanian Tiger—from extinction. The search was to last more than six years—the most thorough investigation ever into the plight of the Tasmanian Tiger—but sadly concluded the ‘Tiger’ was indeed extinct. The quest generated articles in the American Museum of Natural History’s journal, Natural History, and Australian Geographic, and featured in an episode of the Australian television series A Big Country.