In hmolscience, Jeremy Griffith (1945-) is an Australian zoologist and philosopher noted, in human thermodynamics, for his second law based or framed “human condition” theory, published in a series of six books beginning in 1988, a grand narrative explanation of human nature, using a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing from the physical sciences, biology, anthropology, and primatology together with philosophy, psychology, and psychiatry; citing thinkers drawn from varied backgrounds and eras, from Socrates and Plato to the Ra theology based Christian figure of Jesus Christ (Osiris anointed), through to more contemporary philosophers and scientists such as Charles Darwin, Pierre Teilhard, and Louis Leakey, among others.
His 2003 A Species in Denial, a bestseller in Australia and New Zealand, employs Erwin Schrodinger’s celebrated 1944 dictum: “what an organism feeds on is negative entropy”, as extolled upon in the work of Arthur Koestler (Janus: A Summing Up, 1972), to argue that the term ‘God’ is the historical term used to describe the integrative meaning of existence, and that in the modern physical science perspective, as stated by Stephen Hawking in 1989 “the term God is the embodiment of the laws of physics” or as stated by Paul Davies “these laws of physics are the correct place to look for God or meaning or purpose” (1997) and “humans came about as a result of the underlying laws of physics” (1999), to argue, in effect, that negative entropy, or rather the equations behind this term, is the new God, so to speak.
1. (a) Griffith, Jeremy (2003). A Species in Denial (Arthur Koestler, pgs. 87-88; §:Where is the spirituality in negative entropy, pgs. 416-). FHA Publishing.
(b) Koestler, Arthur. (1972). Janus : A Summing Up (§“Strategies and Purpose in Evolution”; thermodynamics, pgs. 64, 66, 222-23, 306). Publisher.
● Jeremy Griffith – Wikipedia.
● Jeremy Griffith (about) – WorldTransformation.com.
● The human condition and thermodynamics (2005) – tread, CaptianCynic.com.