What our being evolved means for the self
Resources for coming up with new theories of evolution.
Tips for making evolution’s
mighty powers available to
the self. Illustrated. AMAZON
Utopian novel projects our
evolutionary theories onto the
next 4000 years. AMAZON
Light romantic novel, also an
amusing survey of attitudes
to evolution. AMAZON
Manifesto traces the history and
science of evolutionary theory,
calls for opposition. AMAZON
SHAUN JOHNSTON Email
Born in London, a life-long atheist and advocate of the
facts of evolution, I studied biochemistry at University
College London and on moving to New York City
became a medical and science writer. I am also a
novelist, a graphic designer and artist--a man of two
cultures. I now live in New York State's Hudson Valley.
Evolved Self Publishing
723 Springtown Road, Tillson, NY 12486.
Imagine Darwin introducing Galileo to evolution for the first
time. What would this master of maths and logic make of
Darwin's account? Would he be impressed? Turns out, he
isn't. In fact, he decides he can come up with a better theory of
evolution and win for himself fame equal to Darwin's. This 90-minute play is
at the same time a modern comedy about two cranky old men jockeying for
power and a classic philosophical dialogue about one of the major issues of
our day: what does it mean for human nature that we evolved? The play is an
amusing exercise in critical thinking, suitable both for humanities students
with an interest in human nature and a public hungry for some original
thinking. Permission to perfom, free, to student groups, email.
Dialogue between Darwin and Galileo:
“WHAT IT MEANS WE EVOLVED”
PUBLISHER / AUTHOR / ”DARWIN”
The Evolved Self: a Dualist Theory of Evolution for
the Humanities. 40-minute presentation of a theory of
evolution based on traditional humanities’ thinking, eg
mind and free will. Intended for students of the humanities.
Audio, script, handout, flyer. More about the “Genie” theory.
Critical Thinking about
Modern Evolutionary Theory
A collaborative analysis of the logic behind the combination of
natural selection and genetic mutation (the modern synthesis).
Intended for science students and teachers. To come.
The talks are offered free to students in the mid-Hudson Valley
and NYC-area. Those attending are provided with free copies of a
46-page book, “Alternative to Darwinism and Creationism.”
Available in print at AMAZON and here as a FREE PDF
Humanities edition, FREE PDF
For information contact Shaun Johnston, Email