A new world is emerging before our eyes, while the unsustainable world of the past struggles to continue. Both worlds reflect the beliefs of our past. Both exist—but only for now. Which world do you choose?
Posted by Miriam Knight , Portland, OR on 14th Mar 2012
Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. In Deep Truth, Gregg focuses around the crisis points threatening our future on this planet, and how our responses to these crises are so heavily colored by misunderstandings of accepted truths. The "Deep Truth" in the title refers to a comment made by Niels Bohr to Albert Einstein in which he said that "the so-called deep truths are statements in which the opposite also contains deep truth."
Gregg describes the scientific evidence that shows another side of some of the passionately held truths that divide us. For example, he describes archaeological records of advanced civilizations 10,000 years old that showed no evidence of war. These peaceful societies showed that survival of the fittest is not a "law" of nature, and separation and domination are not necessarily our genetic inheritance.
Another matter of emotional contention is the issue of global warming. Both sides of the argument are both right and wrong. Yes, global warming is a fact, but glacial core samples covering hundreds of thousands of years show that is also a cyclical event that happens in relation to the earth's trajectory around the sun. Are man-made greenhouse gases accelerating it? Probably, but that is relatively irrelevant. The point is that it is happening and we need to be making contingency plans for dealing with the impending consequences, rather than pointing fingers, walking out of international conferences and trying to extract the last buck from our crumbling environment.
"We can't go back to the familiar world of our past...we're on a one-way trip. We can't go back to the world of the past because it no longer exists," says Gregg.
All we can do on an individual level is to make the kind of personal choices that will become our collective answer to the crises of our time. As nations we have to get real and find the common ground that will let us move forward together. This book is a beacon, lighting the way.
Posted by Jane Connell (Alabama) on 14th Mar 2012
Interested in life?
Interested in science?
Interested in our world?
This book is so relevant for our time. As a retired biology teacher interested in spirituality this book contains volumes of information that speaks to me. I feel it's ring of truth for today. It's most difficult to keep pace with the massive volume of information present today. I am synthesizing as I progress trying to derive meaning from all the "apparent" chaos.
This guy is very good... he uses science to help us catch up so that some of the major problems facing humanity today may have a different point of reference based on the newest science fact. Paradigm shift might be an appropriate term. We are living in a huge lag time for scientific information. We are teaching out dated information and it's that information that keeps us bound in a time that is no longer functional for humanities healthiest survival.
For science people, math people and people interested in the latest truth from a scientific point of view.
For instance: Chimps have 48 chromosomes we have 46 it seems that there has been 2 chromosomes that have fused to make one for us. I found that most interesting. Especially how he reflects upon this information. The "truth" that DNA codes one code=one protein, no longer a truth. Just 2 of the facts he has woven into the fabric of this book. This just speaks volumes to me, personally, about how we cling to our out dated information. You know, as humans, we have a tendency to "own" our information. We are so fearful of being duped. We strive for the "truth" of it all many times kicking and screaming as we fear we might lose our hold on "our" truths.
A quote from Gregg Braden's newest book just released, "Deep Truth"
"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time" This is a quote attributed to evolutionary biologist E. O. Wilson.
I highly recommend this book, Gregg Braden is a geologist/explorer and a synthesizer.
He brings to light much of the newest information and how it reflects on our world.
It's easy to read. If he uses the difficult science jargon he goes on to explain what it means in easy to understand terms. Gregg Braden is truly a "Deep Truth" thinker. I applaud his gift of synthesizing information for us during a very pivotal crucial time.
Posted by Robert Steven Thomas (author, researcher, retired executive) on 14th Mar 2012
What lies ahead for mankind in this century? Will our advanced civilizations crumble under the pressure of the vast religious, scientific, economic, political and intellectual divide that is exponentially expanding among the people and nations of the world? Or can we find the collective strength, morality and will to modify these same forces, enabling humanity to raise our degree of evolution to a new higher level? If this second alternative comes to pass, "Deep Truth" will go down in history as one of the most important works of our time. It's going to join ranks with the other great modern contributions that will have historically marked our turning point. If the first, more likely alternative comes to be and the world implodes, the books ultimate standing is moot.
If you doubt this degree of divide exists among us, you have only to read the amount of angry polarization expressed in the book reviews that are posted here. As the author has eloquently expressed in "Deep Truth" -- The problems that currently exist have brought our world to the precipice of a major fork in its future. Moreover, the window of opportunity for us to make a well-reasoned, collective choice for the correct path to follow is narrow and rapidly closing. If we do not act fast the window will close and our fate will become sealed to the detriment of all intelligent beings. Contrary to the misguided-uninformed claims made by some of the reviewers here, this book is NOT "New Age." It is brutally harsh, honest-reality. It is firmly rooted in established science. Ignoring the significance of the case this book makes for the need to re-evaluate, modify and teach our understanding of history, evolution and the current world paradigm mandated by the modern Establishment will result in the collapse of civilization. The choice before us is no less critical and significant then the series of events that led to the medieval Dark Ages. Read this book. Send copies to anyone you know who has an open mind and a genuine interest in making a personal contribution to the future of humanity during their lifetime. I have spent 40 years of research and study in the subjects of discussion in this book. The information must be disseminated and adopted by a wider world-audience if we are to survive. It truly is that important.
Robert Steven Thomas (author of INTELLIGENT INTERVENTION)