Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Project Overview

A few friends have rightly pointed out that I don't have a basic overview of this book on this blog! Yeah that might have been something to do as a first post, ha ha.

Anyway here's the general overview as it stands today:

We are sick.

We can’t help it – we’re born this way. Humans share a powerful genetic foundation that enables our survival but also the burden of tremendous flaws. Each of us deals in some degree with all seven of these so-called deadly flaws, the “sin traits” of pride, greed, envy, wrath, gluttony, sloth and jealousy. They affect the decisions we make, our relationships with others and our role in society as a whole. Human sin traits are powerful drivers that are at the root of almost all of mankind’s greatest ongoing challenges: violence in the Middle East, global climate change, a world economy in crisis, rampant poverty and disease in Africa, to name just a few.

Curing the Human Disease is the first book to examine the evolutionary and biological basis for the sin traits and how each manifests itself in modern society. It takes a look at how different cultural forces can mitigate sinful behavior and how people can make significant changes in themselves and help those around them. It asks (and answers) the question, "Recognizing that we are fundamentally flawed, what do we do about it?" The book incorporates thousands of years of religious and philosophical thought along with the latest neuroscientific research, with insights and ideas from exclusive interviews with the world’s leading sociologists, psychologists, theologians, neurologists, anthropologists, historians and political scientists.

Ok I hope that helps...let me know if anything is not clear!

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