About the Author


Michael Pitman, the author of these books, read Classics at Oxford and Science at the Open University. In Cambridge, where he has lived most of his life, he has taught humanities and science with, for many years, an emphasis on biology. Indeed, most of his work was penned across Parker’s Piece from the rooms of William Paley and Charles Darwin at Christ’s College.

Education, work (mainly teaching but including a spell in the IT industry) and travel (in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Oriental Asia and North America) have each served to propel an abiding interest which, since late youth, has been the integration without prejudice of mankind’s perennial disciplines of philosophy, science and religion.

Organisation of his research has, in fruition, resulted in the publication of ‘Science and the Soul’ (an abbreviation of five research notebooks) with its companion volume ‘A Potted Grammar of Natural Dialectic’; also the provident ‘Adam and Evolution’, ‘A Mutant Ape? The Origin of Man’s Descent’ and ‘Science and Philosophy, A Fresh Perspective – The Lectures’ (from a course of 10 lectures) and, to finalise, The New Look – Summary of Summaries. Almost unconnected in style and content is a slim volume of youthful poems called ‘A Cluster of Lights’.