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Posted March 11, 2008
The Human Handbook - science and religion
This book documents that what we have in common as the human race has been proven scientifically and spiritually. Yet our focus on our visible differences reaps human destruction. A sequel to this book should research this very phenomenon. I theorize that human nature leads us to prioritize according to our personal experiences and thus, our comfort with religious denominations and tribal segregation feeds the cycle of human violence. We fear whatever we cannot relate to from experience. In Chapter 14 the author unites science and spirituality in a discussion of the Anunnaki and Sumerian civilization before the `flood¿. Geological timing of a major flood correlates with the destruction and emergence of civilizations. References to a catastrophic flood are too common to global religions to ignore its significance. In Chapter 16 and beyond, the author hypothesizes that `alien contact¿ could occur at a computer designated point of civilization development. Visionaries of religious events warn us that the human race can change the course of destruction through prayer and fasting and that this message is intended to be delivered to all mankind. The Human Handbook leaves us with a colorful spectrum of theories challenging us to become more aware of our individual purpose and more responsible for our collective actions.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 17, 2007
Ever ask yourself the question, where did I come from and what is my purpose? Author Tom Crawford's The Human Handbook is an well crafted effort to answer both of those questions - but from the reader's perspective, not the author's. Beginning with the 'Big Bang' creation of a dynamic, expanding universe, the geological, physical, historical and spiritual components of being human are explored in well reseached, short, readily understood chapters that leave plenty of room for the reader to make up their own mind about the past, present and future. Complex ideas of physics, chemistry and psychology that undergird human existence are set forth in concise formats that build connective links from beginning to end. The compelling structure of the book is that it offers an extensive compendium of interesting facts and research, considers many 'what ifs,' and then leaves it to the reader to make up their own mind. And there's plenty of opportunity as well to take the information presented and build personal linkages to other possibilities. The basic premise is that if mankind is here on earth, we are all in the world together and need to accept that fact - regardless of geography, race, color or ethnicity, etc. We are all products of creation, we are all part of the universe, and regardless of our efforts to exist above the fray of life and control our total existence, we can't escape reality: we are not separate from the world around us - nor should we be separte from each other. In the end, the question -Where Did I Come From? might be more clearly understood. The bigger issue of one's purpose is left to the reader to decide. After all, each of us is part of the continuing story of creation.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.