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Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin's Theory First Edition Edition
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Archaeology," "The Hidden History of the Human Race," and with even
more interest "Forbidden Archaeology's Impact," a large book of
reviews/criticisms of the author's monumental first book along with
Mr. Cremo's counter-countercritisms. I am definitely one of those who
thinks that science has gotten way out of hand when it comes to rejecting
anything beyond the physical. The author is among the leading anti-scientism
voices in the world. "Human Devolution" was written to answer critics who
"demanded" that he be more "scientific" and provide an alternative to
Darwinian evolution, rather than just criticizing it. As he comes from a
Vedic perspective, "Human Devolution" purports to be from that point of view.
The title encapsulates the Eastern belief that to occupy a physical body,
a soul "devolves" into matter; we are not physical-only, soulless beings.
As a reviewer, one has to decide if the author actually presents a
coherent model to counter Darwinian evolution. With regrets I think that
Mr. Cremo does not present such a model, certainly not a scientific model,
with clear data points that lead to clear conclusions, and in fact he
definitely argues for not only a "default" God of the gaps when the
neo-Darwinian and Big Bang models are found wanting, but the "gap approach"
is the main approach to prove the validity of the Vedic model. For example,
on p. 239, after rightfully dismissing a quantum mechanical approach to
consciousness and non-locality, in comes the Vedic model: everything
emanates from God, the "Supersoul" is all knowing, etc.Read more ›
The book includes the following chapters-
Introduction - lays out the evidence as presented in _Human Devolution_ and considers some of the academic reaction to this book. Presents evidence against Darwin's theory and relates some of the reaction to this including positive reaction.Read more ›
In "Human Devolution," Cremo explores multifaceted evidences for spiritual realities permeating our material cosmos. In so doing, he presents careful documentation of both preternatural and supernatural phenomena, including various forms of spiritism, miracles such as those at Lourdes, reincarnation claims, UFO phenomena, intelligent design scientific arguments, and many other evidences of spiritual and paranormal phenomena far too extensive to detail here.
Some might object that not all of his data is equally convincing - that anecdotal evidence ought not be put on the same plane as, say, the carefully documented scientific work of the Lourdes Medical Bureau. Similar comments were made about "Forbidden Archeology." Still, both works appear to present a full range of evidence for the sake of completeness.Read more ›
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This started out being very interesting.
I gave it up when the author decided to...
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I love Cremo but unless you want to hear about Mediums and Parapsycological testing and phenomena this isn't interesting.Published 6 months ago by Gold Acres
Too much references to spiritism in the nineetenth century as facts. We have no way to check the truth in these allegations. Besides that, a very interesting book.Published 11 months ago by Maria Forsell
Darwin going niwraD; Half of he says is proven true and the other half, good inspired. Unveiling reality.Published 14 months ago by Fernando Villanueva
Evolution is the reigning paradigm for explaining the existence of life on earth. It's problem lies in its failure to explain how this occurs. Read morePublished 16 months ago by June Gellis Malone
Should be required reading in every high school in the country. This man, once so scorned and ridiculed, is gaining believers. Read morePublished 24 months ago by J. C. Pernice
As with Cremo's other books he is very objective and makes the reader suspend their disbelief and accept facts as presented. Read morePublished on July 23, 2014 by WILLIAM T MCKNIGHT JR
Michael A. Cremo by his life experiences, has placed himself in a position to be an authority on the history of Archaeology and fortunately for us is not afraid to inform us where... Read morePublished on May 20, 2014 by Arthur P. Fisher