Cosmosapiens

Human Evolution from the Origin of the Universe

Author: John Hands

Publisher: Abrams

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Category: Science

Page: 704

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Specialist scientific fields are developing at incredibly swift speeds, but what can they really tell us about how the universe began and how we as humans evolved to play such a dominant role on Earth? John Hands’ extraordinarily ambitious book merges scientific knowledge from multiple disciplines and evaluates without bias or preconception all the theories and evidence about the origin and evolution of matter, consciousness, and mankind. The result, a “pearl of dialectical reasoning†? (Publishers Weekly, starred review), provides the most comprehensive account yet of current ideas such as cosmic inflation, dark energy, the selfish gene, and neurogenetic determinism. In the clearest possible prose it differentiates the firmly established from the speculative and examines the claims of various fields to approach a unified theory of everything. In doing so it challenges the orthodox consensus in those branches of cosmology, biology, and neuroscience that have ossified into dogma. Its “shocking and invigorating†? analysis (Daily Telegraph, A Best Science Book of 2015) reveals underlying patterns of cooperation, complexification, and convergence that lead to the unique emergence in humans of a self-reflective consciousness that enables us to determine our future evolution. This groundbreaking book is destined to become a classic of scientific thinking.

Cosmosapiens: Human Evolution from the Origin of the Universe

Author: John Hands

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 704

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An “invaluable, encyclopedic achievement” (Times Literary Supplement best books of 2015), Cosmosapiens looks at how human life emerged and evolved in the universe, incorporating the ideas of experts from a wide range of intellectual disciplines. Specialist scientific fields are developing at incredibly swift speeds, but what can they really tell us about how the universe began and how we as humans evolved to play such a dominant role on Earth? John Hands’ extraordinarily ambitious book merges scientific knowledge from multiple disciplines and evaluates without bias or preconception all the theories and evidence about the origin and evolution of matter, consciousness, and mankind. The result, a “pearl of dialectical reasoning” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), provides the most comprehensive account yet of current ideas such as cosmic inflation, dark energy, the selfish gene, and neurogenetic determinism. In the clearest possible prose it differentiates the firmly established from the speculative and examines the claims of various fields to approach a unified theory of everything. In doing so it challenges the orthodox consensus in those branches of cosmology, biology, and neuroscience that have ossified into dogma. Its “shocking and invigorating” analysis (Daily Telegraph, A Best Science Book of 2015) reveals underlying patterns of cooperation, complexification, and convergence that lead to the unique emergence in humans of a self-reflective consciousness that enables us to determine our future evolution. This groundbreaking book is destined to become a classic of scientific thinking.

Transformation 2012 A.D.

Cosmosapien

Author: Victoria Jane Fogle

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 103

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The Cosmos is merging at a stellar speed; constantly expanding and evolving, are we here, and no one else; are there forces at work we know nothing about? Humanity, has been surrounded by a radiant celestial, ecological, physiological and psychological, emersion into a final flawless reality. Life on Earth has been of the most profound society to evolve into universal wisdom, with perfect consciousness as the cosmos and the hereafter merge into our dimension. Humanity...just a decade after an era of a psychic awakening that rocked our axis, and has created a “Concrete Paradise” a civilization on one planet in complete unison, once again, we are on the threshold of yet another consciousness. We are not at all who we think we are. It is in the middle of fall in the picturesque utopia in what had been known as the east coast of the United States. The world is in a complete state of equanimity, the cycle of life goes on.

The Evolution of Economic Wellbeing

Progress-Driven Economic Policies in the Era of Globalization

Author: Zuhayr Mikdashi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Throughout history, humans have sought to enhance their wellbeing across various domains. Though the spectrum of factors responsible for wellbeing has widened considerably and advances have been realized in scientific-technological fields, significant failures have been encountered in establishing peaceful relations among various communities, and the natural environment has been degraded inconsiderately by humans since the Industrial Revolution. This book identifies the key factors that influence changes in wellbeing – both positively and negatively – within a framework of socio-economic globalization, instantaneous interconnectedness, and rising environmental risks. These 'clusters of progress' comprise essentially the following seven areas: bolstering peace and security; respecting universal fundamental values; satisfying personal and social basic needs; expanding knowledge and managerial-technological skills; promoting arts and culture; husbanding natural resources and protecting the environment; and concerting actions for the global common good. The term 'progress' is used here to mean an all-embracing sustainable advancement towards desirable goals (be they material or non-material), offering higher levels of wellbeing to individuals and to society at large, compared to previous or current conditions. In unravelling the 'progress conundrum', the author draws on his own original research and field work experiences which dovetail with those of other scholars by complementing their findings and/or by offering different appraisals. The author adopts an inter-disciplinary approach that overcomes the 'silo-like compartmentalization' of fields of study. The said approach enables us to reach a better understanding of the complex reality of progress (or regression) in various domains.

Witty Ways. A Collection of Short Stories with a Twist

Author: Artsun Akopyan

Publisher: Litres

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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This collection includes 5 short stories with a surprise ending that were published in Writers’ International Forum, AlienSkin Magazine in the USA, and online.