Restart for ‘Big Bang’ experiment


The Large Hadron Collider experiment, designed to shed light on the cosmos, restarts after 14 months of repairs. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/default.stm
 
Culture Change, ‘The Triumph of Triviality’ http://www.culturechange.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=177&Itemid=1 "Culture change strategists all agree about the urgent need to promote “global consciousness,” or “cosmic consciousness” — a broad worldview with a high level of awareness of the interrelatedness and sacredness of all living things. It is thought that such a universality of mind leads not only to intellectual illumination, but also to heightened moral sensibilities, compassion, and greater community responsibility. Evolution. Fish to Man, Man’s Debt To The Past http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!960.entry . Ref, 1960’s ‘cosmic consciousness – changed the world’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7377041.stm ‘Professor Michael Sandel delivers four lectures about the prospects of a new politics of the common good. The series is presented and chaired by Sue Lawley.’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lb6bt
 
 
And local: Hampshire Development Education Centre – The Centre for Global Awareness. http://hantsdec.virtualschools.net/ The Centre is supported by DFID, The Sainsbury Family Trust, Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and The Co-operative Society
 
At last!!! 2011 – Growing Up ‘Primary school children in England will have to learn about evolution and British history under a shake-up of the national curriculum.’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8369172.stm  ‘What shall We Tell The Children’ http://www.mindmeister.com/13207398  ‘Additional to the animal urges of survival and copulation, there is curiosity and fear of the new, both inherited from our primate ancestors. In humans they are called neophilia (love of the new) and neophobia (fear of the new). The evidence is that neophobia is the stronger urge in humans and their cousins the apes.’ Fear http://www.berkeleydaily.org/issue/2009-11-19/article/34116?headline=What-Shall-We-Tell-the-Children
 

"Children, I’ll argue, have a human right not to have their minds crippled by exposure to other people’s bad ideas—no matter who these other people are. Parents, correspondingly, have no god-given licence to enculturate their children in whatever ways they personally choose: no right to limit the horizons of their children’s knowledge, to bring them up in an atmosphere of dogma and superstition, or to insist they follow the straight and narrow paths of their own faith.

In short, children have a right not to have their minds addled by nonsense. And we as a society have a duty to protect them from it. So we should no more allow parents to teach their children to believe, for example, in the literal truth of the Bible, or that the planets rule their lives, than we should allow parents to knock their children’s teeth out or lock them in a dungeon." ‘What Shall We Tell The Children’ ‘Amnesty Lecture’ Oxford – Nicholas Humphrey. 
 

New Bill calls for UN Convention on Rights of the Child to be made part of UK law.

"The BHA has welcomed the introduction of Baroness Walmsley’s ‘Children’s Rights Bill’ into the House of Lords. If passed, the Bill would make the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child part of UK law. Twenty years ago the UN adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UK ratified the Convention in 1991 making it legally binding on the UK Government. Bringing the Convention into UK national law would mean that the Government would have to act in the best interests of the child in all policy and practice and new laws would be ‘children’s rights’ proofed."

Fantastic Results
 
Universal Children’s Day sees enormous support for the ‘Please Don’t Label Me’ Billboard Campaign
 

Andrew Copson, BHA Director of Education and Public Affairs, said, ‘The support we have received so far for these new posters has been overwhelming. Since we launched the billboards on Wednesday, not only have the public donated thousands to help our campaign to phase out state funded “faith schools”, there has been huge support in other ways such as through social networking sites and from well-known people advocating the core message that children should not be labelled with any ideology or religion but should be free to grow up and choose what they believe for themselves.’ Find out how you can support and promote the “Don’t Label Me” billboard campaign.

For every Religious Education Class ‘Aggressive Atheism’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjO4duhMRZk&feature=player_embedded

In a report this week the London School of Economics will say that faith schools create a "more socially fragmented system". http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/fivelivebreakfast/2009/04/do_you_believe_in_faith_school.html

Jacob Bronowski The Complete Series. ‘The Long Childhood’.

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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