The human mind has built in flaws in how we view reality around us. The more power we achieve through technology the greater the potential threat from these flaws in perception. Contact with an alien race means accepting these flaws is a luxury that we can no longer afford. Mankind's existence may rely on a survivor from humanity's ancient past and his ongoing quest to understand himself. More
Dr. Michael Pearson believes the human mind has a number of flaws in how we perceive the world around us. He feels that increased power, like that we are gaining through our rapid increases in technology, is greatly magnifying the dangers from these blind spots in our thinking. The universe is a harsh place and grants little if any mercy. Contact with life from other planets suddenly means flaws in thought that were manageable are a luxury that can no longer be afforded. Mankind's very survival is at stake. Even with the escalating risks to the human race, a survivor from humanity's ancient past continues his ongoing quest to understand himself and the world around him. The secrets he uncovers may be what are needed to prevent the destruction of the world as we know it. The cost, however, may be far greater than anyone expects. "An Ecology of Mind" is a Science Fiction novel that explores some of the aspects of thought that make humans what we are and why that might not be good enough.