Introduction by Professor Raymond Dart, discoverer of Australopithecus africanus. A ground-breaking work of evolutionary racial psychology which argues that the transition to man occurred when his mind became conscious of the future. This occurred not when our primitive ancestor made his first tool or weapon, but when he remembered to keep them to hand, giving him a perpetual advantage over others who did not. From then on, this faculty of a future-sense developed at a different pace among races into three categories:
1. The Asians have a future-sense which reached eternity, making them in their thinking a fatalist, or merely a link in the chain of eternity;
2. The Africans, with a very short future-sense and the happier for it because of their ability to enjoy the present without much concern for the future; and
3. The Europeans, with a short to medium future-sense, the restless go-getter to whom is denied the restful resignation of his fatalistic long-futured or happy... More > short-futured fellow man.< Less
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