New Essay Offers Hope to Public's Growing Disenchantment with Science

Jan 17, 2012, 09:00 ET from World Transformation Movement

SYDNEY, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The World Transformation Movement today published a ground-breaking essay titled What is science? by Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith that offers hope to the public's growing disenchantment with science, by revealing that science will be the saviour of the human race.

The essay is the latest chapter in Griffith's soon-to-be-launched, online publication The Book of Real Answers to Everything! This book explains that the real issue before us as a species has always been the issue of the human condition, which is our species' capacity for good and evil -- Griffith maintains that the role of science has been to one day find understanding of this crux issue.

The What is science? essay presents for the first time the definitive history of how science, including mainstream theories of Social Darwinism, Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology have had to avoid and deny that the human condition exists, in so doing failing to provide much-needed answers about human nature.

However, it explains that while science has necessarily had to take a limited reductionist and mechanistic approach, its understanding of the difference in the way genes and nerves work, has been a key insight that at last makes it possible to explain the human condition.

"The public has all but given up on science because, until now, it has been unable to solve the crux issue before us as a species of the human condition and provide the much-sought-after answer to the deepest and darkest of questions, of are we humans fundamentally good or bad," Griffith said.

The What is science? essay cites a 2011 Australian Academy of Science report that found a 'staggering' 43 percent drop over the last 20 years in the number of Australian Year 11 and 12 students studying science from 94 percent to 51 percent (Reference: 1).

"This essay explains that because the human condition has been such a terrifying subject, scientists, like everyone, have necessarily been unable to acknowledge it existed, let alone admit it was the subject that science had to solve if there was to be a future for the human race," Griffith continued.

"However, and thankfully just in the nick of time, through understanding how genes and nerves work, biology has been able to solve the human condition and provide humans with relieving explanation for why they are good and not bad after all. So at last we can answer the question 'what is science' with that it is the saviour of the human race, as it was always intended to be!"

On this greatest of all breakthroughs in science, Professor Harry Prosen, a former president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, is quoted in the essay saying: "I have no doubt this biological explanation of the human condition is the holy grail of insight we have sought for the psychological rehabilitation of the human race."

Astonishingly, in just 15 pages, the What is science? essay presents a clear distillation of the works of some of the world's leading scientists, including biologist Edward O. Wilson, zoologist Richard Dawkins, science writer Robert Wright and anthropologist Robert Sussman, and how they necessarily have not been able to provide humanity with truthful, real answers about human behaviour.

Of Griffith's ability to provide such clarity, Professor Scott Churchill, Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department, and Graduate Program Director for psychological studies, at the University of Dallas, has said: "Griffith manages to summarise book-length expositions of these oftentimes obtuse and varying perspectives on human evolution with clarity and brilliance."

And Professor Prosen says: "While mainstream science has failed to provide a satisfactory account of the human condition, I believe Griffith's biological treatise on the human condition does finally provide humanity with a truly accountable explanation of this most perplexing and important of subjects."

The What is science? essay can be downloaded for free from

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References: 1. Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Dec. 2011

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