‘A brilliant Australian biologist and researcher, Jeremy Griffith’s extraordinary writings explain our human condition and its world-transforming solution’. James Moffett, founder, South African WTM Centre
Born in 1945 and the author of six books on the subject of the human condition, Jeremy first came to public attention for his unprecedented attempt to find the now believed extinct Tasmanian tiger (thylacine).
A biology graduate of the University of Sydney, Jeremy began writing on the human condition in 1975, publishing his first book on the subject in 1988. His 2003 book, A Species In Denial, became an Australasian bestseller, while in June 2016 his definitive treatment on the subject, FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition, was launched at the Royal Geographical Society in London, with renowned mountaineer, the Tanzanian-born Tim Macartney-Snape introducing Jeremy, and acclaimed humanitarian Sir Bob Geldof giving the keynote address.
Each of Jeremy’s published works is grounded in his first-principle-based biological explanation of human nature. His work is multi-disciplinary, and has been described as ‘grand narrative’ in approach, drawing from the physical sciences, biology, anthropology, and primatology together with philosophy, psychology, and psychiatry. He cites thinkers from all backgrounds and eras, from Socrates, Plato, and Christ, through to more contemporary philosophers and scientists, such as Charles Darwin, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, R.D. Laing, the Kenyan Louis Leakey, and the South Africans Jan Smuts, Eugene Marais, Olive Schreiner and Sir Laurens van der Post.