by Daniel Friedmann, is a thought-provoking book in which the author
skillfully reconciles the scientific and religious accounts about the
origin of humans. The reader who begins the journey with Friedmann
will need an open mind and must be willing to walk with the author
through the entire process of creation, evolution, discovery, and
book, which is divided in 12 well-developed and interesting chapters,
starts with an introduction to the topic, concludes with a summary of
the collected data and its interpretation, and leaves the reader
wondering: “Where to from here?” The basis for Friedmann's
arguments comes from the holy Bible, the Torah, including its books
of interpretation, and scientific data from such disciplines as
anthropology, sociology, geology, and history. I must admit that the
quotes from the Jewish mystics created an immense curiosity within
me, as they explain in more depth the book of Genesis.
I was asked to review this work, my first thought was, “Is this
just another one of those books?” However, as I read more about Mr.
Friedmann's theory and analyzed his “time conversion formula,” my
view changed from skeptical to one of admiration.
some readers might think of this book as a work of fiction and
enormous creativity, Mr. Friedmann’s arguments provide food for
thought; the reader should examine them closely without personal bias
before deciding to accept or reject his theory.
humans and monkeys have a common ancestor? What makes humans unique
in comparison with other mammals and primates? The answers to these
controversial questions and other interesting discoveries can be
found, if you dare, by reading