09 February 2013, 14:47
O Books | 2005 | ISBN: 1905047207 | MOBI | 1.95MB
If alien beings have been observing the course of human history over the last few thousand years they might well have reached the conclusion tha human beings are the product of a scientific experiment which went horriby wrong. Steve Taylor writes about the balance between the bright side of human achievement and the other devastating, dark side, that is war, patriarchy and social inequality.
The Fall is a major work that overturns mainstream current thinking on the nature of civilization and human nature. It draws on the increasing evidence accumulated over recent decades that prehistoric humanity was peaceful and egalitarian, rather than war-like and crude. It is not natural for human beings to kill each other, for men to oppress women, for individuals to accumulate massive wealth and power, or to abuse nature. The worldwide myths of a Golden Age or an original paradise have a factual, archaeological basis.
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