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Synopsis: The Lucifer Principle is a revolutionary work that explores the intricate relationships between genetics, human behavior, and culture to put forth the thesis that "evil" is a by-product of nature's strategies for creation and that it is woven into our most basic biological fabric.
In a sweeping narrative that moves lucidly among sophisticated scientific disciplines and covers the entire span of the earth's, as well as mankind's, history, Howard Bloom challenges some of our most popular scientific assumptions. Drawing on evidence from studies of the most primitive organisms to those on ants, apes, and humankind, the author makes a persuasive case that it is the group, or "superorganism," rather than the lone individual that really matters in the evolutionary struggle. But, Bloom asserts, the prominence of society and culture does not necessarily mitigate against our most violent, aggressive instincts. In fact, under the right circumstances the mentality of the group will only amplify our most primitive and deadly urges.
In Bloom's most daring contention he draws an analogy between the biological material whose primordial multiplication began life on earth and the ideas, or "memes," that define, give cohesion to, and justify human superorganisms. Some of the most familiar memes are utopian in nature - Christianity or Marxism; nonetheless, these are fueled by the biological impulse to climb to the top of the hierarchy. With the meme's insatiable hunger to enlarge itself, we have a precise prescription for war.
Biology is not destiny; but human culture is not always the buffer to our more primitive instincts we would like to think it is. In these complex threads of thought lies the Lucifer Principle, and only through understanding its mandates will we be able to avoid the nuclear crusades that await us in the twenty-first century.
About the Author:
Howard Bloom has debated one-on-one with senior officials from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Gaza's Hamas on Iran's al-Alam TV. He has dissected headline issues over thirty times on Saudi Arabia's KSA2-TV, Ekhbariya TV, Economics TV, and on Iran's global English-language Press-TV. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's ruler, who doubles as the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, has named a racehorse after one of Bloom's books. And Britain's Channel 4 TV says Bloom is the Einstein, Newton, Darwin, and Freud of the twenty-first century.
Title: The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific ...
Publisher: U.S.A.: Atlantic Monthly Pr
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
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Book Description The Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1995. Paper Over Boards. Condition: Fine (-). Dust Jacket Condition: Fine (-). True First Edition (stated). Puts forth the thesis that evil is a by product of nature's strategies for creation, woven into our most basic biological fabric. From the collection of Wayne Prescott Suttles, renowned anthropologist, scholar, and linguist regarding many Pacific cultures, and especially the U.S. Pacific Northwest Coast Salish people. Provenance provided upon request. Condition notes: 446 numbered pp; HB w/DJ. Pages: clean, bright, tight, f.e. deckled; a.e. lt tanned. Cover: gray, device blindstamped front, black titles spine; minimal shelfwear, t.e. faded. DJ: unclipped, black/pink. 4 squares to front, white titles front/spine; minimal edge/shelfwear. Seller Inventory # 035485
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Smudge to FEP. Stated First Edition. ; 9 X 6.30 X 1.50 inches; 480 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Seller Inventory # 72969