World Peace Day. International Day of Peace.


 

http://www.internationaldayofpeace.org/

The web is leading the way to world peace; Pangea Day Top 5

http://thenextweb.com/2008/05/13/the-web-is-leading-the-way-to-world-peace-pangea-day-top-5/ (Supercontinent = Pangea or Gondwana)

 
"The Fact (DNA – ‘the final proof’) of Evolution and World Peace Day in the Globalised World"
Five Men, had – "Turned The World Around"
World Peace Day 
 
"Charles Darwin, Sir Charles Lyell, Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley and Alfred Wallace, had evolved into the most creative and productive group in the wide area of Natural History in Great Britain. Without the others Charles Darwin knew his life would have been narrow and restrictive. Minus, the life giving fluids of friendship, constructive criticism, encouragement and acceptance.
 
    Everything they thought and projected came partly from each other’s brain. Their hailstorm of letters, articles, monographs, and books, travelling all over the world, affording insights and knowledge: educated an entire generation.
 
    Together they had ‘turned the world around’. Had changed the patterns of man’s thoughts about himself and the world he lived in, wiped out prejudice against those who were unorthodox in their religious beliefs, provided release from the rigid dogma of the Church, as well as escape from the power of the Clergy, Rabbi or Imam. And not only the hierarchy’s interlocking control of the schools, press, government, but the mass of the of the people who did not have the right to determine their daily lives.
 
    Now there was hope for intellectual independence, the individuals freedom from the shackles of dictatorial restraint. With man’s brain no longer encased in the iron chains of mythical belief, what wonders would he not accomplish. Becoming his own master, men would have freedom, which causes greatness". Irving Stone ‘The Origin’.
 
"Why is thought, being a secretion in the brain, more wonderful than gravity and the property of matter? It is our arrogance…our admiration of ourselves".
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) See, ‘Admiration’ in photo albums! And, sex (adolescent and adult sex i.e., no ‘teenage’ years in prehistory’) – carrying a ‘larger brain’ in evolutionary terms is very expensive to run, consuming a quarter of daily calorific intake on tick-over; primitive man (early sedentist), and a hunter-gatherer, had little time or any tolerance for hierarchical social structures (hero worship was frowned upon), except, mostly, when it came to sex. Ref, ‘Walking With Cavemen’ Winston and ‘Virus Of The Mind’ Brodie. The pick of the (female?) bunch going to powerful leaders, with their enhanced sexual prowess, inc – some peers: evangelists, priests (sex and religion), medicine-men, kings and queens, warriors, so on…   
 
 
What made us such a distinct species – separate from the animal kingdom (in mind)? Imagination!
 
Most, ‘primitive tribes’ and people – hunter-gatherers (before, Sedentism) were egalitarian! (unlike, the Great Apes our {human ancestors) experts in hierarchy, and unlike most of us – now). Egalitarianism (more/greater), could mean our species survival – in the Globalised World! Tony Blair ‘Faith and Globalization’ USA Lecture Tour http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7626535.stm
 
UK – Must ‘avert social collapse’ http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7615509.stm
 
Copying ‘The Great Apes’
(learning from them)
 
No to: ‘great leaders’ (temporal and spiritual) – why we should continue to fear and mistrust them, and continue – to change our present monuments (Mother of Parliament in UK – USA Presidential’s) and attitudes that we have towards them. They are extremely wasteful to all our resources and (mostly) very dangerous to our survival! Some great works; without great leaders – Some great projects; Burma: irrigation; North West Europe: 10,000 man hrs to a million man hrs, centuries before the pyramids of Egypt – Silbury Hill and Stonehenge (30 mill) equals tens of millions of work hrs; Chaco Canyon; Peru and the ‘coast’, so on… Ref, Renfrew. ‘Sovereign Funds’ and ‘Capitalism Gone Mad’ (scams and fraud) – ‘Peak Oil’; CEO’s, ‘Bank Deal Payout’s’, ‘Creative Accounting and Creative Destruction’ – Short selling, scaring the sh.. out of everyone, and a very much worse poverty for those on the margins, everywhere. http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews/idUSN2341792820080924 Quangoes of Religiosity http://www.cofe.anglican.org/darwin so on… http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7613403.stm And, my favourite, and the ‘greatest / oldest’ ‘disputing science society’ (other than most religions)  http://www.alaska.net/~clund/e_djublonskopf/Flatearthsociety.htm Or WIKI – @
 

The ‘brightest’ question put to Google, ever, "What did people do in prehistory to have fun?"

Primitive Man had sex for fun! http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1720068.ece 

Modern Man Channel4 TV ‘Sex in the Noughties’: Dear Deidre   http://www.channel4.com/video/sex-in-the-noughties-dear-deidre/series-1/episode-1/three-is-the-magic-number_p_1.html Swingers and Swinging.

Polyamory, Anthropology, Evolution. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2006/jul/09/familyandrelationships2

And, Prehistoric man ‘was never a teenager’! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1694591.stm

‘A broad menu’  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7630042.stm

Prehistoric teenage female and male. Immaturity of youth: see, Farb p30-31.
Today’s high school and college students are sexually and socially mature, while technologically still juveniles. If denied the economic and social benefits to which maturity entitles them, simply because they have not yet acquired all of the technologies skills needed in the modern world: young people may become restless and very antisocial in their behaviour. (menstruation females 1900-14 – 14-15 years – Now, 198O’s 12.6 years – what next! An evolutionary trend?)

And, Art – ‘The Legless Ladies of Cresswell Craggs’ http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!2210.entry

‘The Birth Of Imagination’ Dr Nigel Spivey and ‘How Art Made The World’. Drakensberg – images

First farmers made ‘lucky beads’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7457755.stm

Another, Google question, "Why did ‘primitive man’, ‘prehistoric man’, in ‘prehistory’: live that way?" (100,000 + + years and more, with so little advance, just like: we could get really stuck now, with religious fundamentalism, superstition – ‘fetish’ – savage science – anthropological anomy, pseudo science, intelligent design and creationism, so on…)" http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1520.entry Also, as children, prehistoric boy or girl, were totaly absorbed in the activities of their parents (hypnotically so? Ref, ease of human indoctrination and the inherent wishing to believe – almost anything, esp – when young). Therefore, society could not advance – parent to child, child becomes parent and in ‘exactly’ the same mould (also, sometimes: denied the processes of learning by parents or peers, who have gone through a learning processes themselves, but deny it to children or young adults – often reinforced by religion or ideology – missing out on, and denying, or in the denial of, "becoming human is a process not some event" – resulting, in most, by a stressful and emotional – kickback. Ref, ‘Immaturity of Youth’ – today, above), as seen in some/most tribal cultures – today – the ‘closed system’ of no cultural, and no social advance, or any scientific advance – non-experimental science! Dr J.Bronowski ‘The Long Childhood’ DVD, BBC Shop. Channel4 – Cutting Edge ‘Virgin Daughters’ http://www.channel4.com/culture/microsites/C/cutting_edge/virgin_daughters/index.html How we all will view (most) of our parents or peers:  “In spite of a Natural History that was nothing but a set of drearily moralistic symbols, in the teeth of a theology which, instead of regarding words as the signs of things, treated things and events as the signs of biblical or Aristotelian words, our ancestors remained relatively sane. Note: I would say, ‘only a very few’ – ‘lead in the pipes’. And they achieved this feat by periodically escaping from the stifling prison of their bumptiously rationalistic philosophy, their anthropomorphic, authoritarian and non-experimental science, their all too articulate religion, into non-verbal, other than human worlds inhabited by their instincts, by the visionary fauna of their mind’s antipodes and, beyond and yet within all the rest, by the indwelling spirit.” A.Huxley. (‘retreat’ and ‘flight’ of religion into the ‘Citadel of Self’ or ‘Nuclear Self’ –  visionary fauna of the mind’s antipodes. ‘The Primate Diaries’ http://primatediaries.blogspot.com/2007/11/polyamory-and-evolution-of-jealous-god.html "Too old to rock and roll – to young to die". A mother’s complaint: about a sixties (1960’s) party and all that ‘entailed’, which we threw one really hot night on a local beach, "My daughter is only sixteen and there are sixty or more people (swimming) naked. I want my daughter back now!" (most of the sex, if I remember, was mostly: straight and masturbatory – pretty boring, but at least we did it and for World "peace and love"! ‘the dinah blog’ ‘Peace and Love Everywhere’ September 2008 http://www.dinahproject.com/blog.asp See, above and "Modern Man" Channel4 TV ‘Sex in the Noughties’: Dear Deidre http://www.channel4.com/video/sex-in-the-noughties-dear-deidre/series-1/episode-1/three-is-the-magic-number_p_1.html Swingers and Swinging parties.

They were pretty busy with a hell of a lot of ‘other things’ too; see, above and ‘imagine’ – go beyond the ‘closed mind’!

A note:  

1) Episodic Stage – Primate cognition 2) Mimetic Stage – 4 million to 400,000years (peaking with Homo erectus) 3) Mythic Stage – first use of complex language – 500,000 years to the present (peaking with Homo sapiens) 4) Material Symbolic Stage. Leslie White recognised this as defining the ‘importance in human culture’ (icons of religious faith, amongst the many other symbols) 5) Theoretic Stage. Donald calls this ‘institutionalised paradigmatic thought’ (writing – ‘massive external memory storage’). A better and more detailed explanation can be found in Colin Renfrew’s  fascinating book ‘Prehistory’. Writing this to try and clarify it in my own mind, as it must be (and in my great ignorance), the ground breaking formation of a basis (and) origin for (all our own) leaning! – stunning! 
 
"We do most of our "thinking" without ever being conscious of it". Neuroscientist Chris Frith. Partner choice – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7558499.stm 

YouTube – The Lascaux Prehistory Of Art
                                               

 

A Complete Nonsense
 
Creationist – ‘Science Professor and Reverend’, quits his job, ‘thank God’! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7619670.stm They won’t be teaching total rubbish in my children’s science classes, but I bet they still try! With two ‘semi-brainwashed’ children already or at least, inexcusably indoctrinated by nonsense – ‘captive and vulnerable audience’ – medieval-ism, not nice, and so on..: very muddled children, which gives a parent, sometimes, the impossible and time consuming task – to undo and unravel (instil – in them: ‘directed disrespect’ and ‘disobedience’ of some/partial ‘authority’ at school), if not: a downright dangerous one (task) – in many places or societies. I.e. UK’s ‘exclusions’ in Education Policy. Ref, ‘The Clever Imbeciles’ – who write about the dangers of ‘Scientism’ as a new ‘fundamentalism’: amongst, other, such very silly and massively ignorant things, in their dangerous {esp, for children and the vulnerable} personal flight, denial, and avoidance, from the evolutionary answers) 

The USA: BBC 2 Horizon: The President’s Guide to Science. Horizon asks some of the biggest names in science to have a quiet word with the new President, be it Obama or McCain. The United States President is quite simply the most powerful man on earth, but past Presidents have often known little about science. That is a problem when the decisions they make will affect every one of us, from nuclear proliferation to climate change. To help the new President get to grips with this intimidating responsibility, some of the world’s leading scientists, from Dawkins to Watson, share some crucial words of advice. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dlr2j

A Way Out of War. A Familiarity to Other Conflicts – Can We Learn?

BBC Radio 4

Crossing Continents

Northern Uganda.

Callum Macrae reports from a devastated region.
The conflict in northern Uganda is one of Africa’s longest running and most brutal civil wars. Now, after more than 20 years, a delicate peace reigns, but could this be under threat? The International Criminal Court has issued warrants of arrest against rebel leader Joseph Kony and some of his commanders, but many Ugandans fear that intervention may actually prolong the conflict. On the other hand, international pressure is growing for a military solution to the war, which is now seen to threaten the strategic interests of the west in the region.
Callum investigates the risks of the West’s new interest in this war and to examine claims that traditional processes of reconciliation, focusing on forgiveness rather than punishment, may hold the key to bringing a lasting peace to this unhappy land. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00dhhcn Or, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/crossing_continents/7609324.stm

About luckyme0

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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