By Peter Baumann
Ego: the autumn of the dual Towers and the increase of an Enlightened Humanity via Peter Baumann and Michael W. Taft is the 1st ebook to discover the optimistic evolutionary power hidden in a single of the main damaging occasions in historical past. of their exam of the evolutionary implications of 9-11 and its aftermath, the authors contend we're not falling into the grip of a brand new darkish age in any respect; fairly, we're at the verge of a far brighter one because the Darwinian technique of typical choice keeps to strengthen humankind.
The authors’ inquiry led them to the roots of human agony: the ego. That the ego underlies our difficulties as a species might come as no shock. yet a deeper investigate the ego’s foundation and historical past is filled with unforeseen revelations:
- the trendy human is ruled through a Stone Age brain
- strength intake and the environmental trouble is not anything greater than the evolutionary force to outlive long past haywire
- Evolution has stressed us to be riveted to undesirable information, undesirable results, and worst-case scenarios
- while ideals are challenged it triggers a existence or dying stance within the human anxious system
- feelings are quite often actual, now not psychological
The self we determine with―along with its biases and beliefs―turns out to be an evolutionary software that made its first visual appeal a few 50,000 years in the past in the course of what’s known as the conceptual revolution, arguably the largest developmental bounce in human heritage. The rising ego followed our skill to build advanced instruments, create artwork, and redefine social constitution. For the 1st time as a species, we have been capable of think the long run, think about the innovations of others, and imagine ourselves in our personal minds. The ego is a cognitive trick of traditional choice meant to insure the survival of the person. Baumann and Taft say the matter comes after we take the ego’s conceptualization of fact because the fact approximately who we really are.
Using the most recent study from neuroscience, evolutionary biology, psychology, and paleontology, Baumann and Taft convey that glossy humanity could be at the verge of a variety of cognitive talents equivalent to the advance of the ego. This subsequent step will loose the human brain to work out past the confines of the legal, and open the significant power of wide awake awareness.
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Ego: The Fall of the Twin Towers and the Rise of an Enlightened Humanity by Peter Baumann