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“The origin and history of mankind, “Homo sapiens “, are evident from two major sources. In terms of scientific analysis there is the fossil record from which much information, including the approximate timeline of the appearance of archaic Homo sapiens, can be identified with some degree of certainty.”
The book begins with these lines. If these lines are too convoluted for you, this book might not for you. But if you are intrigued by this idea, then you will absolutely love this book. These lines eloquently set a precedent for what will follow. I felt that the brilliance of the author is unparalleled.
The Politics, Science, and Mysteries of Creation by Patrick Blake is a brilliant and eloquent work of non-fiction that deals with the idea of origins in the most extensive manner. He has his own set of idiosyncratic opinions and the delightful thing is that these opinions are strongly backed by a set of facts. This work begins with a prologue that deals with the socio-political factors that influenced the lives of Elohim settlers. From there begins a quest to find the truth behind the origins of mankind. The author is able to effectively delineate the possible connotations of the stories that have been built around the concept of origin and the book is divided into four parts:
Part 1 Sacred Traditions
Part 2 Spiritual Avatars
Part 3 Cosmic Mysteries
Part 4 Human Behaviour
In these four parts, the author is able to outline the history and politics of the human understanding of origins of mankind. My favourite part of this book is when the author explains the history behind the marginalisation of women. He disproves the popular belief that women had been marginalised from the dawn of mankind and explains the reality behind this culture of oppression.
There were rare elements in this book that irked me. I feel that there were certain things that I definitely did not agree with, but I absolutely understand that the author is much more established than me, and he has the right to express and validate his views. I also felt that the way the book is structured it wonderful. The author manages to simplify very complex ideas and makes them palatable to a wider audience.
It is also very important to note that there are almost no errors in this book. It has been very well edited and the author has thoroughly done his work. Overall, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I believe that this rating is well deserved. I feel that it is a perfect read for religious as well as agnostic people as it brings together and reconciles a variety of complex and diverse ideas. I strongly urge all readers to find solace in this wonderful book.
The Politics, Science, and Mysteries of Creation
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