Swarm Intelligence

Animals and humans are alike!
But, humans swarm more, making them a lot more beastly generally than most animals; for all their good works, promises and softly-spoken words: within a subject of ‘historically analysing group behaviour’ and the effect that those words (love and devotion…) actually have on the overall quality (kindness) of human behaviour. The Rwanda atrocities being one ‘small’ modern example: these seem to be enhanced by groups (religions) that go in for emphasizing greater morality, personal virtue, exclusion of unbelievers, and some dogma of denial. This reaction is totally in reverse to what was intended and caused by the enhancing of group (religious or race or culture or economic) loyalties to an unpalatable or barbaric extreme. Also, possibly, by the group concerned concentrating on ‘barbaric medieval stories’ causing a dulling of the more modern human sensibilities that tend to have some greater ‘respect’ for the sanctity of life and freedom of the individual. Ref, Environment/culture and the quality of secular/religious based Education and the extraordinary; overriding; irresistible; ‘power of the sub-group’. "The East having the ordeal of privation and the West the ordeal of desire" Saul Bellow.
Though, becoming human is a process and not some event, as many (religions) would have you believe!
Self-respecting teachers and Schools should teach what is self-evident.
There is only an infinitesimal chance that any form of ‘spirituality’ exists. In the very unlikely fact that this (thing or emotion…) may exist should be made very plain to all students, and in a combined effort by both the teachers and the schools. Both then will maintain some self-respect, for now, or in the future. The present situation in the UK is that many teachers and schools have long lost their discernment or self-respect in this matter; imparting distrust in the students and the general public through this major social disconnect; doing long term damage to an otherwise, what would be some very proud and mostly very good reputations. The UK Government’s Education Policy of supporting the mostly dubious and unfathomable aims of Church and Faith Schools is thwarting the progress of what should be a more modern socially inclusive trust that they have with modern society and our very advanced children!
The School Easter Service. A Positive contribution towards ‘Holocaust Training’ was put forward. Justifiable anti-authoritarianism being a main theme and the barbarity of the run up to Jesus Christ’s execution by crucifixion was made as vivid as possible by our Vicar. The Vicar was dressed up in a white frock with a pointed hat, competing, no doubt, with Harry Potter or ‘Northern Lights’ (Golden Compass). Hopefully not – the Clue Klux Clan.

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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! https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/ 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 http://www.bbcshop.com/science+nature/the-ascent-of-man/invt/9781849901154/ 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Diamond
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