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This is Freedom Essay 18
FREEDOM — The story of life on Earth
in 9 extraordinary chapters!
In his book FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition, Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith has ventured to the bottom of the dark depths of what it is to be human and returned 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 explained—of the meaning of our existence, of the origin of our unconditionally selfless moral instincts, of why we humans became conscious when other animals haven’t, and of the emergence of humans from our ape ancestor through to our present immensely human-condition-afflicted upset state. Yes, in FREEDOM, the full story of life on Earth is finally told, in 9 extraordinary chapters!
Chapter 1 presents an analysis of the true nature of the human condition and our species’ intrinsic fear of the subject, and a summary of the understanding that ends the underlying insecurity and resulting psychosis of everyone’s condition and, through doing so, transforms every human into a new, human-condition-free person.
Chapter 2 explains why and how biologist E.O. Wilson and the rest of mechanistic science have been leading humanity to terminal alienation. Unable to confront the psychological dilemma of the human condition—our species’ seemingly inexplicable capacity for both ‘good and evil’—humanity and its vehicle for enquiry, mechanistic science, has been in denial of the issue, presenting increasingly dishonest excuses for our uniquely contradictory behaviour.
Chapter 3 provides the truthful, human-condition-confronting, fully accountable, psychosis addressing-and-solving, real biological explanation of the human condition. The human condition emerged some 2 million years ago when our intellect evolved sufficiently to wrest control from our instincts—a conflict that caused an upsetting psychological condition that is the underlying issue in all human affairs.
Chapter 4 explains the teleological meaning of human existence. With humans’ upset and divisive state defended, we can finally recognise the true integrative meaning of life and the laws of physics that govern it—and also demystify the concept of ‘God’ as the ‘integrative process’.
Chapter 5 explains how humans acquired their altruistic moral soul. Evidence from primatology and anthropology illustrates how ‘love-indoctrination’, the process whereby nurturing leads to infants being ‘indoctrinated’ into behaving selflessly, led to the emergence of genuinely altruistic moral instincts in our ancestors.
Chapter 6 reveals mechanistic science’s dangerous denial of the nurturing origins of humans’ moral nature. Current nurturing-denying scientific explanations for our cooperative behaviour are exposed and dismantled. This chapter includes description of the resistance this explanation has met, and its ultimate triumph in the biggest defamation case in Australia’s history.
Chapter 7 presents the fully accountable biological explanation for how, why and when humans became conscious.
Chapter 8 delivers the denial-free account of our species’ heroic journey from ignorance to enlightenment. Humanity’s 7+ million year journey from Sahelanthropus through to Homo—a progression driven by our developing psychology—is paralleled with the life of an individual through Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence to Adulthood. This chapter includes the explanation of the roles of men and women in this journey, the explanation of sex as humans have practised it, the explanation of religion and politics, and many, many other insights into human behaviour.
Chapter 9. The final chapter explains how this psychosis-addressing-and-explaining, real biological explanation of the human condition heals our species’ upset and transforms the human race!
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This series of F. Essays provides a summary of the core concepts explained in FREEDOM, including: the explanation of the human condition (); of the origin of our unconditionally selfless moral instincts (); of the meaning of our existence (); and of why we humans became conscious when other animals haven’t ()—as well as many other aspects of the human condition. The list of F. Essays below indicates the scope of subjects explained in FREEDOM.
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These essays were created in 2017-2019 by Jeremy Griffith, Damon Isherwood, Fiona
Cullen-Ward, Brony FitzGerald & Lee Jones of the Sydney WTM Centre. All filming and
editing of the videos was carried out by Sydney WTM members James Press & Tess Watson
during 2017-2019. Other members of the Sydney WTM Centre are responsible for the
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