The Greatest, Most Heroic Story Ever Told: Humanity’s Journey from Ignorance to Enlightenment!
With the desperately needed answers to the great outstanding mysteries facing the human race of the human condition, of the meaning of our existence, and of the origins of our unconditionally selfless moral instincts and conscious mind, now presented in in biologist Jeremy Griffith’s book FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition, the full story of life on Earth can at last be told. In particular, we can finally explain where all species appear on the ‘ladder’ of integration of matter, and why, thus far, it is only the human race that has managed to progress to the ‘rung’ of integrating the members of our species into the Specie Individual. Indeed, it was that unique achievement that led to the emergence of our conscious mind that then had to search for knowledge, ultimately self-knowledge — the result of which was the breakdown of the integrated Specie Individual into the divisive, human-condition-afflicted state. But with the human condition now understood, humanity is finally in a position to return to the fully integrated Specie Individual situation once more, but this time in a knowing or understanding position — as the exceptionally denial-free, effective-thinking prophet Moses predicted, we can finally become ‘like God [the integrated state], knowing’ (Bible, Gen. 3:5).
Jeremy has drawn the following picture to summarise this horrendously agonising but awesomely heroic journey that our species has taken from ignorance to enlightenment. From its innocent, happy, cooperatively orientated, selfless and loving infancy and childhood, humanity progressed to the horror of an insecure, upset adolescence where humans had to search for our identity — specifically for understanding of why we lost our innocence and became selfish, aggressive and competitive. But with understanding of the human condition now found, humanity can, at long last, enter the happy, ameliorated, secure and mature state of adulthood. Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘dream’ has finally come true; we can now ‘allow freedom to ring…from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city’ because ‘all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics’ can ‘join hands and sing’, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’ (‘I Have A Dream’ speech, 28 Aug. 1963).
Humanity’s Journey from Ignorance to Enlightenment!
Yes, the human race can now, at last, ultimately, finally leave Plato’s horrid ‘living tomb’ ‘cave’ of truth-avoiding, alienated, psychotic and neurotic darkness and stand in the warm, healing sunshine of understanding.
“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time”
T.S. Eliot , Little Gidding, 1942