Evolution's End

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Harper Collins, Oct 22, 1993 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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It's time for the way we think about our families, our schools, and our lives to evolve.

This passionate and provocative critique of the way we raise our children and undermine our society's future delineates the ways in which we thart our creative progess, and reveals a new landscape of possibilities for the next step in human evolution.

Brilliantly synthesizing twenty years of research into human intelligence, Joseph Chilton Pearce -- author of the bestsellers The Crack in the Cosmic Egg and Magical Child -- show how:

• contemporary childbirth and daycare create a dangerous sense of alienation from the surrounding world
• TV impedes vital neurological development
• synthetic hormones in our foods foster premature sexual development, increasing the likelihood of pregnancy and rape
• premature schooling contributes to potentially explosive frustration and rebellion

These everyday aspects of modern life have a cumulative effect, contributing to violence, child suicide, and deteriorating family and social structures. Proposing crucial yet simple solutions, Pearce persuasively argues that we have the power to get out of our own way and unleash, instead, our "unlimited", awesome, and unknown" human potential as the culmination of three billion years of evolution.

 

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Neo-Luddite/New Age pop apocalypticism from the author of Magical Child Matures (1985), The Bond of Power (1981), etc. There's precious little here that hasn't cropped up in Pearce's other books ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction xiii
THE CEREBRAL UNIVERSE
IdiotEnigma 3
Fields of Neurons 15
Mind and Matter 25
Fields of Intelligence 38
The Mind of Three Minds 42
DEVELOPING OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD
HeartMind Bonding 103
MotherChild Bonding 110
Bond Breaking 119
Name and Thing 130
Cycle of Competence 138
Will and the Terrible Two 144
Seeing Within and Beyond 148

Images of Wake and Dream 52
Sight 61
Sound 70
Body to Match 80
Who Remembers? 89
GOING BEYOND THE WORLD WE KNOW
Notes 227
Bibliography 245
Index 259
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Joseph Chilton Pearce speaks to government officials and educators worldwide on human intelligence, creativity, and learning.

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