Humans in the Scientific State of Nature

  • Ronald M. Glassman


The key species characteristic of homo sapiens is consciousness – conscious awareness of self, others, nature, and the universe. Consciousness and language allowed homo sapiens to create a uniquely human political institution: Democracy. “Campfire democracy” emerged alongside our animal heritage of aggression, domination, and submission.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald M. Glassman
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  1. 1.NYU School of Professional StudiesStern College of Yeshiva UniversityNew YorkUSA

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