Initial reaction to the transgenerational epigenetic theory of human evolution and its impact on
the development of our brain as proposed by Tony Wright and presented in 'Left in the Dark'
“A truly amazing book” Prof. Robert Greenway (SSU)
“ A revolutionary view of human evolution” Dr Michael Winkleman (ASU)
“A stunningly innovative and challenging theory” Dr Dennis McKenna (Heffter Research Institute)
“It adds a whole new dimension to the task of defining 'normal' behaviour.” Tim Smit (The Eden Project)
“It is an enlightening read that is timely” Peter Bennett (ex Police Superintendent, founder ReHealth)
“ It will be, it must be, taken very seriously in any discussion of human origins.” Prof. Colin Groves (ANU)
“This courageous book deserves careful critical attention.” Prof. Ashok Gangadean (Global Dialogue Institute)
“Left in the Dark offers a provocative and original answer to the most important question of our time.” Linda Buzzell-Saltzman (IAE)
“This is a startling book that makes us rethink the most fundamental issues of religion, psychology, and philosophy.” Richard Heinberg (Post Carbon Institute)
Modern science (or more accurately the brains and minds of modern scientists) continues to interpret a wealth of data from a number of disciplines on the basis of the untested presumption that our neural system is fully functional and at the pinnacle of its evolution.
Such a presumption or untested belief is according to scientific protocol ‘bad science’. Even if there were no hint of dysfunction in the human condition it would be prudent to eliminate the remotest possibility of a flaw in our perception in what is effectively our only tool of investigation. Furthermore, if our brain and its associated perception, psychology and the behaviour and culture it manifests really are a reflection of its advanced ability then surely it would be hard to convince anyone at all that it may be seriously impaired.
That an increasing number of leading scholars and academics who have studied human behaviour and evolution are supporting such a scenario is in its self a major paradox.
Visit ‘Beyond Belief' initially set up for a symposium it now provides
additional context on the condition outlined in ‘Left in the Dark’.
An investigation into the evolution of the human brain.
A journey to the edge of the human mind.
The human brain, over a period of perhaps a million years, expanded at an increasingly rapid rate then, some 200,000 years ago, this expansion suddenly stopped. There is, to date, no plausible scientific explanation for either of these linked events.
Religious and mythic traditions of paradise inform us that we once lived in a benign state of perpetual wonder and joy but from this we regressed. The reasons for this are obscure. Do these apparently unrelated perspectives have something in common?
The new theory presented here and in Left In The Dark proposes the extraordinary evolution of our brain was influenced by changes in the activity of our own hormones. Such a seemingly innocuous idea has dramatic ramifications. It not only explains a number of recently uncovered anomalies within the human mind, but also makes sense of the stories of human degeneration that are preserved in virtually all cultural myths and religions from around the world.
Both perspectives tell the same unexpected and shocking story, humanity is suffering from a progressive neurodegenerative condition that has distorted our perception and altered our sense of self. This seemingly dire situation however has a positive side ,we still have unimaginable potential just waiting to be unlocked. There is a very real possibility of regaining our lost perceptual heritage.