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With the world in strife, Bob Geldof urges understanding of new book on human behaviour by Australian biologist
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Sydney, Australia, 27 June 2016 — Sir Bob Geldof has delivered a rousing keynote address at the Royal Geographical Society in London during the launch of Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith’s book, Freedom: The End of the Human Condition, urging listeners in a world in crisis to read, talk about and understand Griffith’s treatise on the human condition.
Introduced by world-renowned mountaineer Tim Macartney-Snape, Geldof said, “I’ve never felt the world more threatening, more fractious, more fissiparous, more febrile…We need to think, we need new ideas, we need proselytisers, we need obsessed people, which I think Jeremy is. We need him to be questioned. We need Freedom to be argued, we need it to be read and talked about and understood. It may be right, it may be wrong. But you need someone as committed as Jeremy to trying to understand what gets us here…Never before have we needed genius, magic and power more; and the word I’d add to that is thought and thinking…Jeremy made me think afresh and think differently.”