Life Over Time

Life Over Time : Everyday Human Survival

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LIFEoverTIME: Everyday Human Survival by KENNETH JEFFERY FARNOL- 2015 This intriguing easily-read book investigates the theory that everything we do, think and are relates to human survival - not endurance in the wilderness - just everyday being. We simply take life for granted. We just are - so what? This wide-ranging, eclectic and humanist life-study addresses some fascinating yet universally overlooked aspects of daily human existence. Initially we marvel at the nature of life; the enormous number of species and the boundless resources available to humankind. The meaning of life is to survive. The purpose of life is unknown. The inexorable evolution of humankind, the significance of an upright posture for hunting and handling tools and fundamental requirements for food, shelter and social groupings are then examined. A light hearted look at Darwin and natural selection is included; as are human endeavours in terms of territory, animals, farming, trading and civilization. Vital roles for the so-called Life-force and psyche are mentioned together with the significance of faith, ethics, caring, family and adaptability for human well-being. Ancestral memory, genes and urges of our countless forebears make due appearance as do mass-instincts, deja-vu and superstition. Then what of human obsession for social-status, competition and control? These are followed by a challenging debate about human conflict. Then we scrutinize some more esoteric aspects regarding Metaphysics, Life-Science and Religion. Even the chemical composition of our human bodies is briefly analysed. A supplementary look at needs, work and money leads to an appendix: Defining 'God' which proposes that religion was crucial for enhanced survival. Perceived interpretations of 'God' in terms of energy, mind and matter are identified. A conclusion suggests that humankind can only survive if society is fundamentally 'good'. An epilogue confirms that, in spite of serious shortcomings, we have unique human egos, imaginations, curiosity and humanity - thus does humanity survive.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508509514
  • 9781508509516