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Often, in spite of ourselves, our instincts push us in the right direction. They are doing so blindly and unconsciously and thus can take terrible detours. In contemporary Western culture we value some instincts and devalue others in a way that is very dangerous. But evolution is working with the wisdom of time. It can afford to take its time. The danger is that our technological prowess is advancing far beyond our wisdom to use it. That is why it is so important to understand the fundamental basis of the creative human instincts. It is one of many essential paths to the wisdom we need to use our rapidly expanding power.
The goals of this book are extraordinarily ambitious. Yet the assumptions are simple and conservative. Some of the ambition stems from the simplicity. The assumptions are less complex then the prevailing paradigms in mathematics and physics.