“Every man is everyman” (humankind)


 
"Despite being hijacked during some of the darkest years of the last century, Darwin’s work proved we’re all born equal." (Creationism and the, so-called, Intelligent Design)
 
What does evolution mean to you? (‘Teacher, teacher, leave those kids alone’) "Evolution has been a matter of days well-lived, chameleon strength, energy, zappy sex, sunshine stored up, inventiveness, competitiveness, and the whole fun of busy brain cells". Edward Hoagland 1932-

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

 
Don’t ever forget and get your ‘head around it’, for you will be asked (mostly, general public or private education, so very poor worldwide; governments, religion, parental beliefs and ideologies; often prevent people from exploring further or thinking things out for themselves, they like: the easy traditional or tribal answers, especially, the superstitious ones and to all the important questions, such as, "Why did monkeys (primates) stay as monkeys and only some others evolved to humans?" "Evolution is the theory (now – fact – i.e., proved beyond any possible ‘shadow of a doubt’ – DNA and ‘modern dating analysis’) of natural selection and occasional selective random mutation" (sexual attraction / survivability, mostly, over long periods time, a specific likeness, so on…Different races, different species, so on…) Evolution. Fish to Man. Man’s Debt To The Past. (your debt to the past >99% of all species that have ever lived have become extinct) http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!960.entry Or, the paragraph above not updated – Word doc http://cid-a18bf3fcc5e126a2.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Daddys%20Space%20The%20Gutter%20Or%20The%20Stars%20-%20Journal%20^0%20Book/Evolution%20Fish%20to%20Man%20Man^4s%20Debt%20To%20The%20Past.docx

Value as an Institutional Fact: The Example of Money, ‘Prehistory’ Colin Renfrew

Religion (Ideology?) and Money. Religion (anthropologist reasoningkindly – without mentioning supernatural or superstition) and Money – 

"A system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive and long-lasting moods and motivations in men by formulating concepts of a general order of existence and clothing these concepts with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic" Clifford Geertz http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_Geertz . Ref, REBT. http://www.mindmeister.com/13207398  "When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kind of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt" Robert Pirsig. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_M._Pirsig

http://cid-a18bf3fcc5e126a2.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Daddys%20Space%20The%20Gutter%20Or%20The%20Stars%20-%20Journal%20^0%20Book/Every%20man%20is%20everyman.docx

‘The God called History’ (Karl Marx). T. S. Eliot. Wilhelm Muller. Albert Camus. (‘in history we set no great store’: individually, and by the great length of the ‘Cosmic or Geological Time Lines’ we are just ‘will o’ the wisp’s’)
"Modern nations are driven by powerful forces along the roads of power and domination . . . They hardly need our help, and for the moment, they laugh at attempts to hinder them. They will, then, continue. But I will ask only this simple question, "What if these forces wind up in a dead end, what if that logic of history on which so many now rely turns out to be a will o’ the wisp?"

Into the deepest mountain chasms
A will o’ wisp lured me;
How to find a way out
Doesn’t worry me much.

I’m used to going astray,
And every way leads to the goal.
Our joys, our sorrows,
Are all a will o’ the wisp’s game !

Through the mountain stream’s dry channel
I wend my way calmly downward.
Every river finds its way to the ocean,
And every sorrow to its grave.

‘Warrior Poets’, and the film, ‘Son Of A Lion’ Benjamin Gilmore http://www.sonofalion.com/

"Whenever you kill a human being you are killing a source of thought too. A human being is a collection of ideas, and these ideas take moral precedence over a society. Ideas are patterns of value." Robert T. Pirsig. And, "When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kind of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt".  "War can only be understood and put an end to if you and all those who are concerned very deeply with the survival of man, feel that you are utterly responsible for killing others. What will make you change?" J. Krishnamurti
 
The ‘appalling lead’ into 2010: at least 10 Afghan civilians, including eight schoolchildren, have been killed in fighting involving Western troops, President Hamid Karzai has said. Another, British Soldier is killed http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8432653.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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