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There have been attempts to explain human growth and its incompleteness for more than a hundred years. My book Genetic defect – how we became human? (2015) contains also that kind of view. According to it, we are permanently rooted in the psychic mechanisms of our childhood and adolescence. This feature is the key in seeking an explanation for our culture from religions to science and art.

What are my arguments based on? The route of cave paintings, spikes and bone findings is not the only path to the past. The key to human culture and our distant past is also found in our mind. Paleoanthropology constructs the human story through archaeological material, but here the opposite is done: the historical and prehistoric past is explained with our present mental and cultural essence.

My articles attempt to understand the prehistoric sequence of events that made the homo species a group of individuals seeking the purpose of life. The articles return to the devastating drought in Africa 100,000 years ago. The millennial struggle for survival in difficult conditions created modern humans. Reconstruction of survival is possible and gives new perspectives on understanding cultural phenomena and the human mind. My articles are based on a reinterpretation of existing theories and discoveries.

In the light in which the whole intellectual empire – science – is based on the fact that only questions are permanent and real and the answers are only a seedbed for new questions, the content of this book is potentially unscientific. It is often said that the average people cannot understand the results of research nor the ultimate nature of the world. The book is an attempt to show that these are false perceptions: they can be understood by anyone. I have tried to answer the questions with information, which does not require scientific scholarship. I strongly believe in the poetic primitiveness of Søren Kierkegaard, and also the modest arrogance of D. H. Lawrence who once stated: “I am not a scientist. I am an amateur amateurs “. I don’t think the most interesting thing in the world —human mind—could be hidden from ordinary people. However, I am a realist—not everyone wants to know about it. My findings may not provide researchers any new information for their scientific theories, but one can always hope that it will take something away from them.

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