The Resource The Human Condition, by Robert G. Bednarik, (electronic resource)

The Human Condition, by Robert G. Bednarik, (electronic resource)

Label
The Human Condition
Title
The Human Condition
Statement of responsibility
by Robert G. Bednarik
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Although the human condition can also be considered in metaphysical, ideological or ontological terms, in this book it is examined from a purely scientific perspective: what has occurred in the evolution of our species that led to the emergence of such a remarkable primate? In reviewing the limited empirical evidence we have about our distant past, some favored interpretations are replaced with hitherto unexplored alternatives. The relatively recent reduction of human brain size and physical robusticity, loss of estrus, development of neoteny and of numerous deleterious or maladaptive genetic syndromes, including neurodegenerative illnesses, are all attributed to one cause: the rise of culturally mediated behavior, including deliberate mate choice based on cultural constructs. This shift, introduced roughly 40,000 years ago, replaced both natural selection and genetic drift with the laws of domestication. Homo sapiens sapiens is thus the product of his own but unintended self-domestication. This revolutionary new hypothesis solves several conundrums in paleoanthropology, neuroscience and the cognitive sciences. But in a broader perspective, it also explains how the contradictions, tensions and enigmas of human existence came into existence and can be rationally accounted for. The Human Condition, therefore, strives to explain the very origins and characteristics of what it means to be human. About the Author Robert G. Bednarik, born in Vienna but an Australian since 1970, contradicts norms. He has undertaken numerous expeditions crossing the sea on rafts built with stone tools, but he cannot swim; he has produced 1165 academic publications, including many books, but has no formal education; he edits three scientific journals and two series of monographs, but not in his native language. As a complete autodidact, he regards himself as ignorant as did Socrates. Consequently his principal interest is the origin of the human ability to create constructs of reality, and in a wide variety of fields providing supplementary information in that quest
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Bednarik, Robert G
Dewey number
599.938
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Language note
English
LC call number
QH359-425
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects,
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolutionary Biology
Label
The Human Condition, by Robert G. Bednarik, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
1 A little epistemology -- The expulsion of Eve -- 3 The hard evidence -- 4 Seafaring, beads and external hard drives -- 5 An alternative paradigm -- 6 The bigger picture -- 7 Advanced cognition and neurodegenerative diseases: a Faustian deal
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (219 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441993533
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-9353-3
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)2670000000096174
  • (EBL)763553
  • (OCoLC)745003115
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  • (DE-He213)978-1-4419-9353-3
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC763553
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000096174
Label
The Human Condition, by Robert G. Bednarik, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
1 A little epistemology -- The expulsion of Eve -- 3 The hard evidence -- 4 Seafaring, beads and external hard drives -- 5 An alternative paradigm -- 6 The bigger picture -- 7 Advanced cognition and neurodegenerative diseases: a Faustian deal
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (219 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441993533
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-9353-3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000096174
  • (EBL)763553
  • (OCoLC)745003115
  • (SSID)ssj0000529915
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11318458
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000529915
  • (PQKBWorkID)10561041
  • (PQKB)11185041
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4419-9353-3
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC763553
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000096174

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