Meaning of Life, Human Nature, and Delusions: How Tales about Love, Sex, Races, Gods and Progress Affect Our Lives and Earth's Splendor (Hardcover)
Integrating information from diverse scientific fields, this book argues against the widely accepted idea that wonder in the purpose of life constitutes one of the noblest human qualities. As such, its arguments are intended for biologists, historians and philosophers of science alike. Students, teachers, and researchers of any scientific field, as well as all those who are fascinated by questions about their daily inner-lives and their cosmic purpose will be intrigued by unique discussions into themes like racism, colonialism, and eugenics.
Rui Diogo is Associate Professor at Howard University and Resource Faculty at the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology of GWU. He won several prestigious awards and is renown worldwide due to his multidisciplinary approach to address broader questions and societal issues using state-of-the-art empirical data, what some nowadays call experimental philosophy or scientific philosophy. He is the author of more than 100 papers in top journals and about 20 books, including one adopted at medical schools worldwide, Learning and understanding human anatomy and pathology, and one often listed among the ten best evolutionary books in 2017, Evolution driven by organismal behavior.