THE TESTIMONY by Adriana Dardan, in a thoroughly revised and updated
2nd edition from Counterbalance Books, is a deep philosophical
assessment of man''s place in the Universe. After discussing the
biological evolution of life on Earth, Dardan examines the evolution of
man''s thought in its individual manifestations and social contexts,
from the earliest, primitive societies to the advanced societies of
today.In discussing the evolution of thought, Dardan shows how the earliest
technological innovations provided man with the ability to ensure his
basic biological needs for survival and procreation. Growing social
groupings further secured the biological basis of man''s life, while
allowing the development of more abstract, complex thought.
As Dardan demonstrates, all societies, from primitive family groupings
to twenty-first century nations, have been controlled by their
strongest members, oppressive elites who wish only to enlarge their own
power and wealth, with little consideration for the needs of
individuals or the natural environment.
Historically only the greatest thinkers have managed to break the
shackles of society and continue the evolution of man''s thought.THE TESTIMONY does not provide a complete blueprint for individuals and
societies to follow today and in the future. It does, however, clearly
indicate the basic prerequisites of individual action and social
organization for the continuing evolution of man''s thought.
About the author:
Adriana Dardan was born in Cernautzi Bucovina, Romania. She received an
engineering degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. After
emigrating to the U.S.A. with her family, she worked as an engineer,
devoting her free time to research (philosophy, biology, and social sciences) and writing. She lives on top of the mountain in Big Bear City, California.