What our being evolved means for the self
Resources for coming up with new theories of evolution.
Tips for making evolution’s mighty powers available to the self. Illustrated. AMAZON
Utopian novel projects our evolutionary theories onto the next 4000 years. AMAZON
Light romantic novel, also an amusing survey of attitudes to evolution. AMAZON
Manifesto traces the history and science of evolutionary theory, calls for opposition. AMAZON
SHAUN JOHNSTON  Email Born in London, a life-long atheist and advocate of the facts of evolution,  I studied biochemistry at University College London and on moving to New York City became a medical and science writer. I am also a novelist, a graphic designer and artist--a man of two cultures. I now live in New York State's Hudson Valley.
Evolved Self Publishing 723 Springtown Road, Tillson, NY 12486. 845-658-3129.
VIDEO TRAILER: on youtube (8 minutes)
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Imagine Darwin introducing Galileo to evolution for the first time. What would this master of maths and logic make of Darwin's account? Would he be impressed? Turns out, he isn't. In fact, he decides he can come up with a better theory of evolution and win for himself fame equal to Darwin's. This 90-minute play is at the same time a modern comedy about two cranky old men jockeying for power and a classic philosophical dialogue about one of the major issues of our day: what does it mean for human nature that we evolved? The play is an amusing exercise in critical thinking, suitable both for humanities students with an interest in human nature and a public hungry for some original thinking. Permission to perfom, free, to student groups, email.
 Dialogue between Darwin and Galileo: “WHAT IT MEANS WE EVOLVED”
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Sonny and Granddad join Shaun to conduct a workshop titled “What Kind of a Thing is a Conscious Human Being?” They debate consciousness, and the free-will/determinism controversy. Intended for humanist and humanities student groups. Video.  
Granddad’s theory of evolution  
Think like a dummy
Granddad’s a vitalist! Starting with the ancient stoics he traces the tradition through Erasmus Darwin, Charles’ grandfather, and the Victorian Samuel Butler, up to today’s discoveries of the genome. So far, so good. But then he contributes a series of speculations so out- landish Shaun refuses to be associated with it, only reporting it on Granddad’s behalf. For the open minded. Audience members receive a free copy of the 46 page book, “Alternatives to Darwinism and Creationism.”