Notes of Dads 9. Reptile to Human. Authority. Language. Fear of Death. Meaning of Life.

Diagnosis and Remedies
35) The diagnostic approaches that I have briefly outlined are :
     a) The explosive growth of the human neocortex (brain) and its insufficient control of the old brain. Part reptile and earlier to (human) homo sapiens our species. 
     b) The protracted helplessness of the new born and the consequent uncritical submissiveness to authority.
     c) Language (Art, Nigel Spivey – How Art Made The World) as a rabble rouser and builder of ethnic barriers.
     d) The discovery of and the mind splitting fear of death.
36) To neutralise the pathogenic factors does not seem an impossible task. Medicine has found remedies for certain types of schizophrenic and manic-depressive psychoses; it is no longer utopian to believe that it could not discover a combination of benevolent enzymes which provide the neocortex with a veto against the follies of the archaic brain, correct evolutions glaring mistake, reconcile emotion with reason, and catalyse the breakthrough from maniac to man.
37) Other avenues are waiting to be explored and may lead to salvation in the nick of time, provided that there is a sense of urgency – and a correct diagnosis of the condition of humankind, based on a new approach to the sciences of life. 
You can add, a, b, c, and d, to the knowledge gained in the life sciences and related to human life science. The many explanations of a, b, c, and d can very much be found on earlier articles. The last three or so ‘Notes of Dads’ seem to be the accumulation of Dads notes. These were done by hand, and by his pencil writing. However, there is more to come! The meaning of life, or the meaning of your life:  this you will have to research for yourself without any reliance on the secondhand answers by suspect and the crooked authorities who would like to control you. This, of course, only if you wish to go beyond the rather instant, and the – as we now know, so many of the superstitious answers promoted by some people and organizations as factual. Most people would rather be told (especially by authority) than actually try and learn anything for themselves, being mostly too lazy and the facts too dry and boring. A good enough start is the ‘The Selfish Gene’ by Richard Dawkins ISBN 0-19-286092-5. Why should anyone read this book? Everyone who is interested in the universe and their place in it. ‘River Out Of Eden’ is another by Richard Dawkins or his ‘The Devil’s Chaplain’ that is if you like good titles to start you off on the road to reality in this somewhat, ‘Feelingly impossible world’, you can THEN fathom it all out for yourself. 

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My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond
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