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By Peter Baumann

Ego: the autumn of the dual Towers and the increase of an Enlightened Humanity through Peter Baumann and Michael W. Taft is the 1st booklet to discover the optimistic evolutionary capability hidden in a single of the main harmful occasions in historical past. of their exam of the evolutionary implications of Sept. 11 and its aftermath, the authors contend we aren't 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 means of common choice keeps to enhance humankind.

The authors’ inquiry led them to the roots of human affliction: the ego. That the ego underlies our difficulties as a species might come as no shock. yet a deeper look at the ego’s foundation and background is stuffed with unforeseen revelations:

  • the fashionable human is ruled through a Stone Age brain
  • power intake and the environmental concern is not anything greater than the evolutionary force to outlive long gone haywire
  • Evolution has stressed out us to be riveted to undesirable information, undesirable results, and worst-case scenarios
  • while ideals are challenged it triggers a lifestyles or dying stance within the human fearful system
  • feelings are as a rule actual, now not psychological

The self we determine with―along with its biases and beliefs―turns out to be an evolutionary instrument 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 most important developmental jump in human heritage. The rising ego followed our skill to build complicated instruments, create paintings, and redefine social constitution. For the 1st time as a species, we have been in a position to think the long run, reflect on the ideas of others, and imagine ourselves in our personal minds. The ego is a cognitive trick of average choice meant to insure the survival of the person. Baumann and Taft say the matter comes once we take the ego’s conceptualization of truth because the fact approximately who we really are.

Using the newest learn from neuroscience, evolutionary biology, psychology, and paleontology, Baumann and Taft exhibit that smooth humanity can be at the verge of a diffusion of cognitive talents comparable to the advance of the ego. This subsequent step will unfastened the human brain to determine past the confines of the criminal, and open the sizeable capability of wide awake awareness.

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