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Biologist Jeremy Griffith published his book 'FREEDOM' at the Royal Geographical Society in London. 2nd June 2016
Born 1945 (74–75 years)
nationality Australian
citizenship Australian
alma mater University of Sydney
job biologist
Years active since 1967
organization World transformation movement
Known for Biological treatise on the human condition
Freedom: the end of the human condition

Jeremy Griffith (* 1945) is an Australian biologist and author. He first became publicly known when he tried to find the Tasmanian tiger. He later became known for his writings on the human condition and theories of human progress. He founded the world transformation movement in 1983 to advance his ideas.

Early life

Griffith was taught at Tudor House School in New South Wales and Geelong Grammar School in Victoria.

He was first known for his search for surviving Tasmanian tigers or thylacines, the last known specimen of which died in captivity in 1936. The search, carried out from 1967 to 1973, included extensive surveys along Tasmania's west coast; Installation of automatic camera stations; immediate investigation of alleged sightings; and in 1972 the formation of the Thylacine Expeditionary Research Team with Bob Brown, which was completed with no evidence of the animal's persistence.

Writings on the human condition

Griffith began writing about the human condition in 1975 and published the first of his six books on the subject in 1988. A Species In Denial (2003) became a bestseller in Australia and New Zealand. His writing is known for allowing readers to access the thoughts of many famous philosophers, thinkers, and religious sources.

His biological work on the origins of human nature asserts that "people act angry because of a battle between instinct and intellect". An article by Griffith, published in The Irish Times, summarized the thesis presented in Freedom as "Adam & Eve Without Guilt: Explanation of Our Struggle Between Instinct and Intellect"; and Kirkus Reviews wrote that "Griffith offers a treatise on the true nature of mankind and on overcoming fears for the world".

Templeton Prize winner and biologist Charles Birch, New Zealand zoologist John Morton, former President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association Harry Prosen, and Australian Everest climber Tim Macartney-Snape have been long-time supporters of Griffith's ideas. Morton publicly defended Griffith when he and his ideas were attacked in the mid-1990s. Griffith's ideas have been criticized for perceived problems with the empirical correctness of his anthropological writings, an objection that undermines his reliance on the writings of the African writer Sir Laurens Van Der Post as well as the work of the anthropologist

Griffith has argued in his writings that the driving force in human evolution was increased care for offspring, a process he calls "love indoctrination". He advocates a neo-Lamarckian view in which mothers model pro-social behavior towards offspring, which leads to behavioral changes that lead to "soft" Lamarckian inheritance. Such behaviors will multiply differently when performed in the context of a social niche in which cooperative behavior is preferred. As a result of this genetic selection, changes that were initiated at the level of social behavior are stabilized. It is this process that he argues that has produced the human moral sense. Evidence for this view is the decreased sexual dimorphism in the early stages of human evolution, particularly the loss of the aggressive canine morphology seen in other primate taxa present. The theory postulates an intensification of maternal care and the associated increased pro-social behavior of the offspring as a distinguishing feature of human ancestry. His theory mirrors that of Adrienne Zihlman, who postulated changes in patterns of socialization among adults that may have been important in the early stages of human evolution.

According to a 2020 article, 'The Anger of the Left Explains' In The Spectator Australia by Griffith, "honest biological thinking" may explain why the ideology of the political left poses a threat to human progress: "The left has given in to temptation Relief hunt and abandoned this all-important search [to understand the human condition] '. When interviewed by Alan Jones and Graham Richardson on their TV show Richo & Jones Sky News Australia, Griffith said, “My article on The Last week on Spectator was about how we create the danger of the left, sanity and dogma understand. "

The world transformation movement

The World Transformation Movement was founded by Griffith in 1983 as the Center for the Adulthood of Mankind, an organization dedicated to developing and promoting understanding of the human condition. It was founded in 1990 with Griffith and fellow climber Tim Macartney-Snape under its founding directors, and registered in New South Wales in 1990 as a charity known as the Foundation for Humanity's Adulthood. In 2009 the name was changed to World Transformation Movement.

In 1995, Griffith, Macartney-Snape and the Foundation for Humanity's Adulthood (then the name of the World Transformation Movement) were the subject of an Australian Broadcasting Corporation Four Corners program and a Sydney Morning Herald newspaper article alleging that Macartney-Snape was speaking Schools used to advertise the foundation described as a cult. The publications have been the subject of defamation suits in the NSW Supreme Court. In 2007, the ABC was ordered to pay Macartney-Snape nearly $ 500,000 in damages and a payout of over $ 1 million was expected with costs. The case against the Herald was settled when it released an apology to the foundation in 2009. Although Griffith was not awarded any damages in connection with the Four Corners show, the NSW appeals court found what it said he was wrong on appeal in 2010.

Other writings

Griffith's Biological Analysis of the Dangers of Eucalyptus in Light of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfire Season, published in The Spectator Australia under the heading "The Science of Bushfires", was described by Alan Jones as "a standout piece ... which has never been said before" during Griffith's appearance on Jones' 2GB radio program and described by Graham Richardson as "brilliantly written, really good prose" on the television show Richo & Jones Sky News Australia, where Jones called Griffith "a star". Griffith's analysis also attracted interest in Australia and the UK.

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