Jeremy Griffith

Jeremy Griffith is an Australian biologist and author of numerous books on the human condition and his ground-breaking explanation of it, including the Australasian bestseller A Species In Denial and his 2016 definitive presentation, FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition.

Raised on a sheep station in central west New South Wales, Jeremy received his Bachelor of Science in zoology from Sydney University. During his university days, he played representative rugby union football (making the 1966 trials for Australia’s national team, the Wallabies), and undertook the most thorough investigation ever into the plight of the Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine), sadly concluding that it was indeed extinct.

  • Jeremy Griffith presenting at the launch of FREEDOM at the Royal Geographical Society in London

    Jeremy Griffith at the launch of FREEDOM at the Royal Geographical Society in London, 2016

  • Jeremy Griffith in Tasmania searching for the Tasmanian Tiger

    Setting off with nothing but his own enthusiasm, initiative and ingenuity—as these photos illustrate—Jeremy tried to rediscover and save the Tiger from extinction

Jeremy later established Griffith Tablecraft, a highly successful business manufacturing furniture based on his own simple and natural designs. It was during this time that, at age 27, Jeremy realised that trying to save animals from extinction or trying to build ideal furniture wasn’t addressing the real issue behind the extraordinary imperfection in human life, which is our species’ ‘good and evil’-conflicted behaviour, and that what was really needed in the world was a deeper understanding of ourselves — so it was to this issue of the human condition that Jeremy turned his attention, a study that has remained his life’s focus.

  • Jeremy as a young man at his writing desk
  • Irish Times - Adam and Eve article by Jeremy Griffith

His work has generated extensive media interest and coverage in Australia and abroad, including an article in The Irish Times on the release of FREEDOM, and a wonderfully illuminating interview with Jeremy Griffith by one of Australia’s most admired journalists, Caroline Jones.

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