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Homo sapiens divine Life’s quest for perfection: From a strand of protein to the exalted human and beyond

Author Name: Varghese Mani | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details
Amazon Sales Rank: Ranked #100 in Kindle - Biology

Explicit evidence exists for the progression of life—over a period of three-and-a-half billion years—from a strand of protein to an intelligent human, through trial, rejection and selection. The process continues and, if not hindered, a higher destiny awaits us in the distant future.

Is life a property of matter? Is evolution a passive process? Or, does it have an aim or purpose? What is the role of beauty, intelligence and awareness in this evolutionary saga? Is eugenics going to hinder the natural process? Are we on our way to self-inflicted extinction?

This book ponders on these questions and attempts to trace life’s quest for perfection—where beauty, vitality and wisdom meet.

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Varghese Mani

Dr. Varghese Mani, Bsc, MDS, is a maxillofacial surgeon with a special interest in surgical correction of facial deformities (orthognathic surgery). He has authored four books related to his specialty. He is a pioneer in the field of orthognathic surgery in India, and conducts workshops (FACE) every year. His basic training in biology, interest in philosophy, evolution and research into evolution of the face, skull and beauty have culminated in this book.

He has served as the president and editor of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India and as the president of the Indian Society for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was the founder-chairman of the Indian Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has developed new surgical techniques and a few of his inventions are pending patency. He has lectured extensively and published many papers in national and international journals. He is currently serving as Dean of Mar Baselios Dental College, Kerala, India.

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