By Robert G. Bednarik (auth.)
Although the human can be thought of in metaphysical, ideological or ontological phrases, during this ebook it truly is tested from a merely medical viewpoint: what has happened within the evolution of our species that ended in the emergence of one of these notable primate? In reviewing the restricted empirical proof we have now approximately our far-off earlier, a few preferred interpretations are changed with hitherto unexplored possible choices. The rather fresh relief of human mind dimension and actual robusticity, lack of estrus, improvement of neoteny and of diverse deleterious or maladaptive genetic syndromes, together with neurodegenerative health problems, are all attributed to 1 reason: the increase of culturally mediated habit, together with planned mate selection in line with cultural constructs. This shift, brought approximately 40,000 years in the past, changed either average choice and genetic go with the flow with the legislation of domestication. Homo sapiens sapiens is hence the fabricated from his personal yet accidental self-domestication. This progressive new speculation solves numerous conundrums in paleoanthropology, neuroscience and the cognitive sciences. yet in a broader standpoint, it additionally explains how the contradictions, tensions and enigmas of human lifestyles got here into life and will be rationally accounted for. The Human Condition, for this reason, strives to provide an explanation for the very origins and features of what it capability to be human.
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Robert G. Bednarik, born in Vienna yet an Australian due to the fact that 1970, contradicts norms. He has undertaken various expeditions crossing the ocean on rafts equipped with stone instruments, yet he can't swim; he has produced 1165 educational courses, together with many books, yet has no formal schooling; he edits 3 medical journals and sequence of monographs, yet now not in his local language. As an entire autodidact, he regards himself as ignorant as did Socrates. hence his relevant curiosity is the foundation of the human skill to create constructs of truth, and in a wide selection of fields delivering supplementary info in that quest.
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