Searching for Galileo

All truths are easy to understand once we have discovered them. The thing is to discover them.

–Galileo Galilee


The truth is that harmonious, peaceful coexistence is our natural state, the disharmony we live in is an artificial construct.

What a task! Get your arms around the universe that is the scope of this book. I admire it and the more I review pages, the more I appreciate it.  –Clint Gould PhD

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Searching For Galileo provides a fascinating insight into how Americans think about truth as discovered by the author’s conversations with people throughout the United States.  Annette Jahnel’s chronicles her personal quest for knowledge throughout the United States in a way that was addicting to follow. I highly recommend! Earl Bell, Author, Winning in Baseball and Business


In 2013, I planned to write book about sustainable living and sustainable technology. In the first few interviews, it became clear that we don’t really know what is sustainable. After some reflection, I remembered the Albert Einstein quote.

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

Setting aside my book on sustainable living, I set out instead to explore our thought process. In 2014, I went on a one-year road trip that took me once around the US.  A trip called –Searching for Galileo– I was not searching for a person, but rather for new ways of thinking about the economy, the environment, evolution, education, equality, energy.

As I discovered that the thinking of the First Nations — due to their 16ky (thousand year) isolation from the Eurasian and African continents — evolved much differently to the rest of the world, I realized that the US presented me with an ideal setting to explore two broadly defined thought processes.

Your travels are so vivid and insightful and a delight to one who also has the travel bug. The books are scholarly with their many apt quotations and philosophic connections which resonate with my world and push back my barriers. Your boldness in taking on the world and contacting such a wide group of thinking people and sharing with so many diverse groups can only be admired. May you continue to carry your light into the future. You are a good example to us all. –John Broom

In making this comparison I realize that I will be touching on sensitive social issues. My aim is not to say one or other is better, but to point out that there are fundamentally different ways of thinking about life, success, and society, and only when we recognize this can we actively change our own thought process to one that is sustainable.

Our thoughts have always – through the ages – created the future. Words are our thoughts realized and our words become actions that create our reality. Every thought we think, every word we use to share that thought, helps build the future, not just our own, but that of all living things on this tiny majestic rock full of life.

Ms. Jahnel’s journey unfolds in exquisite detail of both her physical surroundings and the mental maneuverings and expansions that take place. Seeing my beloved USA through her eyes was entertaining but also gently humbling. It’s a good read with a good message! –Betsy Zobl Jagosz

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Therein lies a great responsibility. One we have always taken far too lightly, this due to ignorance, but this ignorance is slowly being wiped away by scientific findings.

In reading Searching for Galileo you will discover why we are so destructive, why we don’t seem to achieve what we all say we want; global peace and harmony, and how we can achieve it, by changing just one thing, our minds…and one other thing.

At the end of this journey I realized that I had a plan that could put humanity on a path to harmony, by changing just one thing.

A simple plan that we already have all the technology to implement.

The question is do we have the will?

“Searching for Galileo is brilliant. It is an inclusive and thought-provoking approach to understanding how the world works and how we can improve our current state of affairs. Annette’s passion for this is able to spark passion in others. Here we have a great example of someone who isn’t scared of doing good work that will one day elevate us as a species.”-Alistair Campbell

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Let us join the author and be on the right side of history, as she is no longer alone in proposing such a radically new economic model. A similar proposal is put forward by a Professor of Political Economy in the ‘Wellbeing Economy’, where “Care [for our fragile Planet] is the pillar for measuring prosperity”, no longer growth in GDP based on unsustainable ‘consumerism’. What we now need is a critical mass of ‘care-takers’ to save our Planet for future generations. ‘Searching for Galileo’ will inform and inspire.” Mario Compagnoni

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All truths are easy to understand once we have discovered them. The thing is to discover them.

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