9th February – The Origins of Creativity

This is a fine book by the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning naturalist Edward O Wilson.

This book is about the relationship between the humanities and the sciences and their roots in human creativity and what it means to be human. When did humans start being creative, well the answer is a lot longer ago than you think. The fields under investigation include palaeontology, anthropology, psychology, evolutionary biology, and neurobiology.

The book ends on such a positive note about scientists and scholars in the humanities serving as the leaders of a new philosophy which will become the Third Enlightenment, an enlightenment that will endure and allow people to understand that all people have a single country, the Earth, and a single home, the world. These final words come from a prayer for reason by Diogenes, which is still visible in its original form in Greece.

Published by Julian Worker

I was born in Leicester. I attended school in Yorkshire and University in Liverpool. I have been to 93 countries and territories including The Balkans and Armenia in 2015, France and Slovakia in 2016, and some of the Greek Islands in 2017. My sense of humour is distilled from The Goons, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. I love being creative in my writing and I love writing about travelling. My next books are a travel book about Greece and a novel inspired by Brexit.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: