Stop! Humanity's Roots Live: Unchanged Nature Since the Fall of Man
For nearly eight decades of life, I have not witnessed a single change in the nature of humans but recognize that all humans possess the same cognitive “traits and characteristics” differentiated only by scale or degree. Environment and opportunity influence these (not nature). Briefly, this book was prompted by what I would refer to as the audacity of modernity. That is that is that somehow, modern conveniences including technology has rewarded the current generation superior to all that came before. In this writing, we will see that changing one's circumstances without a change of heart is a fool's errand.
“Francesco Sardina has done a masterful job of summarizing and evaluating 6000 years of human history from the Garden of Eden to our world of COVID-19. The book is philosophical and reflective (good for us seniors) and requires us to put on our thinking caps as we read. It's an up-to-date critique of modern day society as well as ancient societies. The author notes that as a pattern nations rise and fall throughout time, and warns us that the US is no exception. In fact he shows that in spite of scientific and technological advances even now the US is showing definite signs of decline. He implies that unless we want to repeat history, we should put our houses in order and return to the basics. We should choose ‘truth, goodness and beauty' over ‘power mongering, sexual incontinence and treasure hoarding'. Without being pushy, the author recommends that we as a nation return to the ‘virtues of honesty and integrity given in the Christian Bible'.
The first half of the book covers world history from 4000 BC. The second half begins in 1940 and brings us up to the present. Skillfully woven are comments about the author's own biography.
I came away thinking that this book is a must read for all members of our US Congress, as well as for all those of us concerned with the current direction of our nation. I found it rewarding to read and highly recommend it to you.”
-Dr. Ronald L. Trail