The Vanity of Humanity: Superstars of the Universe (Paperback)
Humans are the centre of the universe, but the universe just got a lot bigger
Humans have been at the top of the food chain for so long that we think we're the supreme beings, the chosen ones.
The universe thinks different.
Drawing on his career as both a prison officer and a scientist, the author takes you on a journey to examine our vanity. Funny, intriguing and thought provoking, it is a journey he says won't end well unless we change our ways.
Mixing the science with humour, he discusses our attitude to nudity, bodily functions and mating and how our vanity insists we try to set ourselves above apes, even though that is who we are. He demonstrates how our constant quest for more has led us to this point and will eventually lead to our demise.
The human ego is irrepressible, but the truth is that we are tiny, inconsequential specks living on a pale blue dot lost within the multi-verse.