Astrobiology, the Origin of Life, and the Death of Darwinism (2nd Edition)

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The Origin of Life: The Earth is an island, swirling in an ocean of space, and life has been washing ashore since the creation.

Cosmic collisions are commonplace, not only between meteors and planets, but entire galaxies, and life has been repeatedly tossed into the abyss... only to land on other planets.

The genetic seeds of life swarm throughout the cosmos, and these "genetic seeds," these living creatures, fell to Earth encased in stellar debris which pounded the planet for 700 million years after the creation. And these "seeds" contained the DNA instructions for the metamorphosis of all life, including woman and man.

DNA acts to purposefully modify the environment, which acts on gene selection, to fulfill specific genetic goals: the dispersal and activation of silent DNA, and the replication of life forms that long ago lived on other planets.

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Dr. Joseph has been a pioneering evolutionary and developmental neuroscientist for over 20 years. Dr. Joseph's Previous Books Have Received Rave Reviews:

"One of the most astonishing books of our time." -Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society

"First rate... Among the best... Deserving of a place on the shelf of any neuropsychologist, neuropsychiatrist, or behavioral neurologist." -the journal of Neuropsychiatry.

"The finest analysis of... brain phenomena that we have to date."- The New England Review of Books

"Joseph is to mind brain studies as Asimov and Sagan are to the physical sciences." -Choice

"An intense, in-depth examination of the relationship between neuroanatomy and associated behavior." 5 Stars! Highly recommended. -Doody's Medical Review Journal

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"Astounding... astounding... [Joseph] deserves our admiration." -Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology

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Evolutionary neurobiologist and developmental neuroscientist, Dr. Rhawn Joseph pioneered research in neuroplasticity back in the 1970s when he demonstrated the profound effects of the environment on learning, memory, perception, and the developing brain, and was the first to demonstrate that atrophied neurons in the primate brain could be functionally regenerated and the first to demonstrate recovery of neural and perceptual functioning in primates.

In the 1970s Dr. Joseph also provided evidence that the brain was sexually differentiated, that the same exact sex differences were present in other species, that he could reverse these sex differences and the sexual differentiation of the brain, and that these sex differences were maintained regardless of rearing conditions.

In the 1980s, Dr. Joseph published a number of studies on "split-brain" functioning in adults and children, demonstrating, experimentally, the presence of two independent mental realms, localized side by side in the right and left hemisphere.

In 1982 he presented a comprehensive new theory on the neurological organization and expression of language, and introduced the concept of "limbic language," and throughout the 1980s provided experimental support for his convergence-gap filling language axis theory of speech--a neurological theory of language which has now been repeatedy experimentally verified and which numerous scientists now champion as their own.

Dr. Joseph has also pioneered research on the evolution of the brain and mind, consciousness, language, thought, religious and spiritual experience, sexuality (e.g. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2000, 29, 35-66. Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science, 2001, 36, 105-136; Behavioral & Brain Science, 2000, 23, 439-441), and the limbic system foundations of emotion.

Dr. Joseph is the author of one of the best selling neuroscience text books of all time, his work has been discussed in Time magazine (1997) and his theory on the origin of life was telecast almost verbatim in a 15 minute segment televised by ABC News and ABC Nightline in 1997.

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