Griffith's first book that introduces the reader to the issue of the human condition and his biological explanation of it. It describes how the anger and selfishness felt by humans is the result of a conflict between two factions within ourselves - the gene-based instinctive self struggling against the nerve-based intellect's need and responsibility to understand existence. The conflict caused humans to live with an undeserved sense of guilt that understanding now ameliorates.
Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith, born in 1945, was raised on a sheep station in NSW, Australia, educated at Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia and later graduated in biology from Sydney University. He spent six years in the wilds of Tasmania where he undertook the most thorough investigation ever into the plight of the Tasmanian Tiger. During this time Jeremy shifted his exploratory focus to humanity, which has remained his life objective. Jeremy is a patron of the World Transformation Movement (WTM), a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting analysis of the human condition. He is the author of five books and his work has received endorsements from many of the world's leading scientists.