Mark M Bell
I Think, Therefore I May Become
I Think, Therefore I May Become: devolution or realization, the choice is yours
We continue to destroy human and nonhuman life, and if we do not change we will accomplish a final extinction.
By weaving a consistently salient message concerning our future possibilities and probabilities as a species, using an amalgam of the social, life, and physical sciences, encompassing a broad spectrum of time from the creation to the present, Mark M. Bell succeeds in describing how we have continually and must continue to strip away the unknowns, and misconceptions that have bound, and divided us, from the emergence of “modern man” 250,000 earth years ago to our present state, in order to survive as a species.
With an explanation of the necessary changes to the way we educate, parent, and choose world leadership, and an introduction of new terms such as “mindbrain,” “AUQ,” and "personal primary psyche need," the author moves you toward an unwavering belief that we must increase our awareness and understanding, so that we may make the critical revelations necessary in order to survive.
You are asked to engage yourself, as you read, as to what you think and feel about the subject matter. You can then decide for yourself whether or not you will approach life, going forward, from a different perspective, and therefore a changed outlook, or continue on the same path.
I Think, Therefore I May Become: devolution or realization, the choice is yours, is a plan of survival for every human being who wishes to preserve all life, and live in freedom and peace, whether on this or any other orb, far into the future.
“Mark Bell's, "I Think, Therefore I May Become" is not only a book, it is a journey through time and space and defines the human condition within a scope and sequence that is compelling, powerful, and above all thought-provoking. In terms of scope, we are led along a broad river that begins with the basic historical tenets of humanity, and guides us through our world of today... the human personae. It delves into the mind/brain dynamic, shaped by the development of emotion and the good and the bad of human interaction. Regarding sequence, it is a rational map of where we came from, where we are, and of utmost importance, where we are going. THAT is what is most powerful, Bell's prediction of a future life that we may or may not embrace. In closing, in this reader's humble opinion, we MUST "embrace!"
-----Howard Karlitz, Ed.D. Author of numerous articles concerning educational administration and child development.
In I Think, Therefore I May Become, Mark Bell provides a rich set of ideas to contemplate and discuss. Readers who take this text to heart and deploy its suggestions may be critical for turning humanity away from its march to destruction, and instead restore our sense of unity with and responsibility for the rest of Nature.
-----Darcia Narvaez, co-author of Restoring the Kinship Worldview: Indigenous Voices Introduce 28 Precepts for Rebalancing Life on Planet Earth
"Mark Bell brings forth and explores our past, focusing on the evolution of the human psyche, and the consequences of our actions with regard to our survival in the hope that they'll help the reader make some sense of our bewildering modern era."
"The present study represents a significant reflection on the fundamental aspects of the human condition. Bell investigates almost all the main categories that both define human life and divide human beings: political competition and economic behavior; nationalism; and on a more personal level, the family, the role of women, the cause and nature of violence, the stresses of parenting, and finally, the demands of morality and the centrality of reason in directing the actions we choose to take. Bell has interesting things to say about these foundational issues. Accordingly, this book repays reading."
—-------Steven T. Katz, Alvin J. & Shirley Slater Professor of Jewish Studies, Boston University