(This following is from Biographical Profile of Jeremy Griffith on the World Transformation Motion’s web site).

The Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith has devoted his life to bringing totally accountable, organic clarification to the dilemma of the human situation—how will we clarify our species’ extraordinary capability for what has been referred to as ‘good’ and ‘evil’. Whereas it’s plain that people are able to nice love and empathy, we even have an unspeakable historical past of greed, hatred, rape, torture, homicide and warfare; a propensity for deeds so surprising and overwhelming that the everlasting query of ‘Why?’ has appeared depressingly inexplicable. Even in our on a regular basis behaviour, why, when the beliefs of life are to be cooperative, selfless and loving, are we so ruthlessly aggressive and egocentric that human life has turn into all however insufferable and our planet close to destroyed? How might we people probably be thought of good when all of the proof appears to unequivocally point out that we’re a deeply flawed, unhealthy, even ‘evil’ species?

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Jeremy Griffith, Sydney, November 2013

For most individuals, attempting to consider this final of questions of whether or not we people are basically good or not has been an unbearably self-confronting train. Certainly, the problem of the human situation has been so miserable for nearly all people that solely a uncommon few people have been sound and safe sufficient in self to go wherever close to what the human situation actually is. Nurtured by a sheltered upbringing within the Australian bush (countryside), Jeremy is a type of uncommon few. His soundness and ensuing extraordinary integrity and thus readability of thought, coupled along with his coaching in biology, has enabled him to efficiently grapple with this most foreboding of all topics of the human situation and produce the breakthrough, human-behaviour-demystifying-and-ameliorating clarification of it.

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Left: Jeremy Griffith at his writing desk in 1982. Center: Jeremy on his seek for the Tasmanian Tiger between 1967 and 1972. Proper: Jeremy at his desk in 2007.

Born on 1st December 1945 and raised on a sheep station (ranch) in rural New South Wales, Australia, Jeremy was educated at Geelong Grammar Faculty in Victoria, a faculty whose visionary strategy to schooling has produced such notable alumni as Rupert Murdoch and HRH The Prince of Wales. He gained firstclass honours in biology within the state matriculation exams and in 1965 started a science diploma on the College of New England in northern New South Wales. Whereas there, Jeremy performed consultant rugby union soccer, making the 1966 trials for the nationwide crew, the Wallabies (see ).

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Jeremy (centre) in coaching as a consultant rugby union soccer participant

Deferring his research in 1967, Jeremy hitchhiked to Tasmania (along with his canine Loaf), decided to save lots of the Thylacine—the Tasmanian Tiger—from extinction. Setting off with solely a path bike to hold Loaf, his pack and himself, he started by looking out all of the remaining wilderness areas for proof of the Tiger’s survival. The search was to final for greater than six years—probably the most thorough investigation ever into the plight of the Tasmanian Tiger—and by its conclusion he and his co-worker James Malley had attracted important help and a Thylacine Analysis Centre had been established. Bob Brown, who went on to develop the Australian Conservation Motion and turn into a Federal Member of Parliament, donated his time and earnings for a yr to help the Centre, which had two subject models in operation and digital camera displays that Jeremy invented in all seemingly wilderness areas. Sadly Jeremy concluded the ‘Tiger’ was extinct. His findings had been internationally reported, with articles showing within the American Museum of Pure Historical past’s journal, Pure Historical past, and Australian Geographic. His search additionally featured in an episode of the nationwide tv sequence A Massive Nation. Within the official report of the search, Bob Brown mentioned of Jeremy’s ‘Uncompromising drive’ to save lots of the thylacine, that ‘the longer term ease with which anybody shall be capable of assess the thylacine’s historical past and survival states in full and clear perspective can be because of him’. (To learn the journal articles and a extra detailed account of the search, go to Jeremy Griffith’s Exceptional Seek for the Tasmanian Tiger.)

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Setting off with nothing however his personal enthusiasm, initiative and ingenuity—as these images illustrate—Jeremy tried to rediscover and save the Tiger from extinction

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In December 1972, Pure Historical past, the journal of the American Museum of Pure Historical past, revealed an article written by Jeremy about his seek for the Tiger

In 1971 Jeremy accomplished his Bachelor of Science diploma in zoology on the College of Sydney and the next yr, in the identical self-sufficient spirit with which he had undertaken the ‘Tiger’ search, he started manufacturing furnishings to his personal easy and pure designs. His thought was to make desk tops from bark-to-bark slabs of timber, so Jeremy hitchhiked to the north coast of NSW the place such slabs had been obtainable. He made his first desk high by carting a slab in a wheelbarrow 4 kilometres from the sawmill to a joinery the place it could possibly be planed. The enterprise grew and in late 1973 he was joined by one in every of his brothers.

By 1976 they’d saved sufficient to purchase a 54 hectare property, on which they constructed an immense pole-framed workshop. Their distinctive furnishings acquired a lot important acclaim, together with an article titled ‘Craft as a Profitable Livelihood’ revealed in Craft Australia (1978). The extremely profitable furnishings manufacturing enterprise employed some 45 individuals and was a serious vacationer attraction when, in 1991 Jeremy bought his share within the enterprise. (Learn extra about Jeremy’s Griffith Tablecraft furnishings.)

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Commercials for Jeremy’s furnishings from 1990 Australian residence adorning magazines.

The creativity Jeremy expressed in his pure furnishings designs has been an indicator all through all of his life. Jeremy is an achieved artist and on the uncommon events he’s not working, Jeremy is considering a human-condition-free future for the human race, or creating helpful instruments for, and exquisite unpretentious, pure artistic endeavors to adorn, that great new world. (Learn extra about Jeremy Griffith’s art work.)

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These are two of the various instinctive line drawings Jeremy makes use of all through
‘FREEDOM: The Finish Of The Human Situation’ and his different books.

An upbringing nurtured with actual, unconditional love (sure, it’s to the nurturing from Jeremy’s mom—and the absence of oppressive egocentricity in his father—that we actually owe his world-saving insights into the human situation) within the sheltered isolation of the Australian bush left Jeremy deeply troubled and perplexed by all of the selfishness, competitiveness, aggression, dishonesty and indifference on one hand, and all of the struggling however, that he inevitably encountered within the wider world when he grew up. In time, he realised that attempting to save lots of animals from extinction or attempting to construct excellent furnishings wasn’t going to make a distinction to the extraordinary imperfection in human life and that he must resolve the problem of this seeming full wrongness of human behaviour, which is the problem of the human situation. And so it was whereas constructing his furnishings enterprise that Jeremy first started to put in writing down his ever creating ideas about the issue of the human situation. Certainly, since 1975 Jeremy has spent the primary, typically pre-dawn, hours of every day considering and writing concerning the human situation, the results of that dedication being his quite a few articles and books concerning the human situation: particularly his 1983 submissions to Nature and New Scientist magazines (which had been rejected, with the then editor of Nature, John Maddox, telling Jeremy that his start line teleological argument that there’s an underlying order in nature ‘is mistaken’—teleology is more and more being accepted as true); Free: The Finish Of The Human Situation (revealed in 1988); Past The Human Situation (1991); A Species In Denial (2003), which was a bestseller in Australia and New Zealand; The Human Situation Documentary Proposal (2004); The Nice Exodus: From the horror and darkness of the human situation (2006); Freedom Expanded (2009); The Guide of Actual Solutions to Every thing! (2011), and in 2016, his summa masterpiece e book, FREEDOM: The Finish Of The Human Situation, and its condensation, Remodel Your Life And Save The World. In 2017, Jeremy commenced work on the Freedom Essay Sequence, an ongoing assortment of essays (and movies) designed to assist WTM subscribers entry all the primary topics coated in FREEDOM in splendidly illustrated bite-sized parts. He’s additionally drafting content material for a documentary on the human situation. (All revealed works are freely obtainable to be learn or printed.)

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Revealed writings by Jeremy Griffith. (All these publications are freely obtainable on the WTM web site to be learn or printed.)

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Left: Jeremy at his writing desk in Surry Hills, Sydney in 1982 the place he did quite a lot of his basic fascinated with the human situation. He additionally lived and maintained a showroom for his furnishings enterprise there.
Proper: Jeremy knew his writing to be so valuable that he dug a pit within the yard at Surry Hills and put copies of his manuscripts in massive glass sealed preservative jars within the pit coated over with a paving stone to guard them.

In 1992, Jeremy visited Africa as a part of the worldwide launch of Past The Human Situation, and while there he was invited to go to quite a few primate subject research in Kenya and Burundi the place he was capable of achieve first-hand observations of the behaviour of a number of primate species.

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Pictures from Jeremy Griffith’s 1992 go to to Africa. Above L to R: Jeremy with Dr Shirley Strum’s Chololo Ranch Baboon Venture research group in Kenya; Jeremy with Dr Susanne Abildgaard and a chimpanzee at Jane Goodall’s Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre in Burundi; Jeremy with the Susa Mountain Gorilla research group in Rwanda. Jeremy met with the carer of this troop, Dr Elizabeth Macfie, veterinarian for Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Gorilla Analysis Centre.

Jeremy’s books have attracted the help of such eminent scientists within the subject as Australia’s Templeton Prize-winning biologist Professor Charles Birch, New Zealand’s then foremost zoologist Professor John Morton, former President of the Canadian Psychiatric Affiliation Professor Harry Prosen, and different distinguished thinkers corresponding to Sir Laurens van der Submit. A proposal to make a documentary concerning the human situation, The Human Situation Documentary Proposal, which Jeremy wrote the synopses for, acquired over 100 endorsements from lots of the world’s main scientists and thinkers, together with professors Stephen Hawking and Nobel Laureate Charles H. Townes.

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World Transformation Motion Patrons, Jeremy Griffith, left, and Tim Macartney-Snape AM OAM, with the late Sir Laurens van der Submit, pre-eminent thinker and affiliate of Carl Jung, London, 1993.

However whereas Jeremy’s work has attracted reward and acquired spectacular commendations from some distinctive thinkers capable of acknowledge his insights, he has additionally needed to face up to the cynicism, indifference and even persecution that people’ historic resistance to partaking the topic of the human situation produces.

It was quickly after he started writing that Jeremy realised that not solely was the scientific institution failing its duty to handle the problem of the human situation, however that, like the remainder of humanity, it was treating the entire subject as an anathema. Because of this, in 1983 Jeremy established a non-profit organisation devoted to selling evaluation of the human situation, now referred to as the World Transformation Motion (WTM). So fearful, nonetheless, has humanity been of the problem of the human situation {that a} vicious marketing campaign was launched in 1995 to attempt to shut down Jeremy’s work and produce the WTM into disrepute, which Jeremy, together with fellow WTM Patron, famend mountaineer and twice-honoured Order of Australia recipient Tim Macartney-Snape and the opposite supporters of the WTM, determinedly resisted—the results of which was the largest defamation case in Australia’s historical past, towards the 2 largest, left-wing (dogmatic, pseudo-idealistic, ‘let’s faux there’s no human situation and the world ought to simply be excellent’, dishonest) media organisations in Australia, together with its nationwide public broadcaster. As can be defined extra totally beneath, in 2010, after 15 lengthy years, Jeremy and Tim had been vindicated, enabling Jeremy to pay attention solely on producing works corresponding to Freedom Expanded, and his 2016 summa masterpiece e book, FREEDOM: The Finish Of The Human Situation.

This publish was impressed by the latest reply on Quora by director of the World Transformation Motion, James Press, to the query: ‘Who’s biologist Jeremy Griffith?’.

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