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Arguing that changing cultures and biological changes have rendered traditional ways of thinking obsolete, the authors advocate a new set of thoughts and reactions in keeping with contemporary life
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"It's a rare book that changes people's lives,rarer still a book that changes the world... In New World New Mind, Robert Ornstein...and Paul Ehrlich... not only have the audacity to attempt both things--but they offer just enough visionary thinking and nuts and bolts research to carry it off." --San Francisco ChronicleFrom Publishers Weekly:
Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist and population expert, has teamed with psychologist Ornstein ( The Psychology of Consciousness ) to produce an important and urgent prescription for sanity. They perceive a mismatch between the human nervous system and our complex modern world: unlike early hunter-gatherers who evolved quick reflexes to cope with a limited environment, modern Americans face long-range problems not readily apparent to the five sensesexploding population, proliferation of nuclear warheads, depletion of the ozone layer, a staggering budget deficit, mass slaughter on our highways and by handguns. Whether or not one accepts the biological premise of their argument, their engagingly written, continually provocative synthesis effectively demonstrates how we use crude mental caricatures to manipulate a social and physical environment gone haywire. Although their talk of initiating conscious evolutionary progress in human beings may seem farfetched, their concrete proposals on TV programming, arms control, environmental planning, child rearing and curriculum changes are well worth heeding.
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Book Description Doubleday, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0385239408
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