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 capability hidden in a single of the main damaging occasions in heritage. of their exam of the evolutionary implications of September 11 and its aftermath, the authors contend we aren't falling into the grip of a brand new darkish age in any respect; really, we're at the verge of a far brighter one because the Darwinian strategy of average choice keeps to develop humankind.

The authors’ inquiry led them to the roots of human discomfort: the ego. That the ego underlies our difficulties as a species may possibly come as no shock. yet a deeper inspect the ego’s starting place and historical past is filled with unforeseen revelations:

  • the fashionable human is ruled by way of a Stone Age brain
  • power intake and the environmental predicament is not anything greater than the evolutionary force to outlive long past haywire
  • Evolution has stressed out us to be riveted to undesirable information, undesirable results, and worst-case scenarios
  • whilst ideals are challenged it triggers a lifestyles or demise stance within the human anxious system
  • feelings are in general actual, no longer 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 referred to as the conceptual revolution, arguably the largest developmental jump in human background. 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 in a position to think the long run, examine the techniques of others, and imagine ourselves in our personal minds. The ego is a cognitive trick of ordinary choice meant to insure the survival of the person. Baumann and Taft say the matter comes after we take the ego’s conceptualization of truth because the fact approximately who we really are.

Using the most recent study from neuroscience, evolutionary biology, psychology, and paleontology, Baumann and Taft exhibit that smooth humanity could be at the verge of a selection of cognitive talents similar to the improvement of the ego. This subsequent step will loose the human brain to work out past the confines of the criminal, and open the enormous power of wakeful awareness.

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