Evolution, Intelligence And The Future with Joseph Chilton Pearce


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The awesome potential of the human brain can only be tapped by providing the best possible learning environment at the earliest possible age. Scientific research has shown that television damages the full neural development of children’s brains, crippling their capacity for symbol and metaphor. Other factors also contribute to antisocial behavior later in life, putting the future of even the most affluent societies at serious risk. “We forget that quality of life, to a child,” says Pearce, “has nothing to do with standard of living.” He envisions a society in which our brains and spirits can develop to their highest potential. Whether or not you are a parent, this is highly compelling information relating to our future quality of life and evolution. (For more New Dimensions Dialogues with Joseph Chilton Peace find programs #2040, #2138, #2354)


Pearce is the author of many books including, Crack in the Cosmic Egg (revised) (Park Street Press 2002), Magical Child (Plume 1992), Evolution’s End: Claiming the Potential of Our Intelligence (HarperSanFrancisco 1992), The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit (Park Street Press 2004), and The Death of Religion and the Rebirth of Spirit: A Return to the Intelligence of the Heart (Park Street Press 2007).

Topics Explored in this Dialogue:

  • Why and how the educational system needs to be reformed
  • What is inherent in our neural structure
  • Why early childhood development is vitally important
  • What is the greatest single error made in childbirth during the mid-20th century
  • How television is damaging to the young
  • Why storytelling is vital for brain development
  • How intelligence unfolds through nurturing

Host: Michael Toms                      Interview Date: 10/15/1992                      Program Number: 2354                      


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