Helpless as a Baby
This book was written in 1986. It was the culmination of ten years of research into human and general evolution. The author had carried out preliminary research into human behaviour when he was studying at the South Bank Polytechnic in London. At the time, the author was a Trainee Careers Officer employed by the London Borough of Brent. He had been sent on a one year Vocation Guidance Course, to qualify as a fully fledged Careers Officer.
The course explained that the core element of Careers Guidance was something called the Rogers Plan. This had been devised in the 1930's, and based its recommendations on the exam passes of school pupils. It was known by the Careers Service to be very inefficient. In fact, it only had a statistical validity of 20. This implied that seventy percent of children would get incorrect advice when using the Rogers Plan.
The author thought this was pretty abysmal; so he worked to improve the Plan. The resultant research eventually led to the discovery of the response seeker characteristics and multi-age broods. Buoyed by the potential importance of these discoveries, the author wrote a book called " The Language of the Universe...Maybe " in 1976. However, he was unable to find a publisher.
By a complete fluke, he was able to get two papers published in an Australian Journal called "Speculations in Science and Technology". These papers were based on a synopsis of part of " The Language of the Universe...Maybe ", which had been prepared for American publishers. The synopsis concerned human evolution, so the papers reflected this. Ninety percent of the speculations have since proved false; but the publication of this work stimulated the author to continue his research in this subject. Further papers were produced in 1980 and 1983, but neither of these were published.
" Helpless as a Baby " was written in 1986 and revised in 2001. At the time of writing it is only available on the Internet. Click on the following link to access the book Helpless as a Baby . In addition to the main book, readers can download individual chapters and images.