Exploding star ‘viewed in 3D’. Time for – Nations & Warmongers – now, ‘stop & think’.

“Astronomers have for the first time obtained a 3D view of the aftermath of a star exploding (which is known as a supernova).” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10867687

Colin Renfrew ‘Prehistory’ –  My note: a ‘matrix in global understanding’ and the individual for ‘responsible’ global consciousness, abridged, see, ‘books’. “‘Realities’ of the modern world are institutional facts – products of concepts and social relationships worked out a millennia ago in prehistoric times. Cities of Sumer or of Mesoamerica and the (compelling) belief systems of Karnac or of Teotihuacan. We should recall them, at a time when globalisation is complete, and there is *uniformity in the contemporary world” (*’psychic unity’ of humankind). 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.” What we have (without science – ‘ignorance’, of – in – only in, an, or the ‘aura of factuality’) “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. Our very own, ‘home-grown’ Barmy Army http://www.socialcohesion.co.uk/ Whatever the case, it can no longer be doubted that earliest man stands closer to present-day man from the evolutionary and biological aspects animals known today (including the ‘highest apes’), and that the quality of early man’s mental accomplishments separates him from other animals and binds him fundamentally to present day humans.

http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1520.entry ‘The Prehistoric Mind. How did Prehistoric Man Think? The Primitive Mind’.
“For that reason it is generally sound at least as a guiding principle in empirical research – to view ‘prehistoric man’ as essentially human, to understand him in terms of human nature, and to proceed from the assumption of the *psychic unity of mankind, without thereby excluding further evolution and development”.
“Dwight Gilbert Jones writes that Humanism may be the only philosophy likely to be adopted by our species as a whole – it is thus incumbent on inclusive Humanists to not place unwarranted or self-interested conditions on its prospective adherents, nor associate it with religious acrimony” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanism And, “These basic decisions by our species in the near-term are critical,” says Jones “and thereafter the proper study of mankind is Man. Humanism is a wonderful global philosophy, and what your neighbor thinks about religion is a personal matter.” Ref, ‘The Proper Structuralised View Of The World’ Dr Erich Fromm ‘The Fear Of Freedom’.
‘Strange separation of what man is from what man does may have some clues as to what the hell has gone wrong in the twentieth century’ Robert M.Pirsig ‘Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance’. The Modern Matrix? ‘The Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew and the 5 sequential stages of human development, “a very persuasive one”. The first three stages are ‘unilineal’ (where the idea of memes or memetics of Dawkins is found to be a bit loose in its terminology) as in the evolution to Homo sapiens from Homo erectus. Based on ‘Origins of the Modern Mind’ Merlin Donald 1991 and refined by Colin Renfrew and later accepted by Donald. 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 leaning! – stunning!

“Steve Punt turns private investigator, examining little mysteries that perplex, amuse and beguile. Steve turns the spotlight on mind control. Thanks to works of fiction, the idea that government agencies have the ability to brainwash people to commit dastardly acts has firmly lodged itself in the public imagination. Punt is assigned to sort fact from fiction, entering a murky work of government intelligence, military secrecy and wild speculation. From hypnosis to narcotics and now microwave technology, Punt calls in expert witnesses to ascertain whether it really is possible to get people to act against their free will. Can our wily PI track down the real Manchurian Candidate?” http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00l2ltw . “Political Spin” – “Put forth a ‘closed system of logic and an authoritarian structure that permits no feedback’ and refuses to be modified except by leadership approval or executive order. The group has a top-down, pyramid structure.  The leaders must have verbal ways of never losing.” Ref, Stanley Milgram http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment

“The number of faith schools in Britain is rising. Around 7,000 publicly-funded schools – one in three – now has a religious affiliation. As the coalition government paves the way for more faith-based education by promoting ‘free schools’, the renowned atheist and evolutionary biologist Professor Richard Dawkins says enough is enough. In this passionately argued film, Dawkins calls on us to reconsider the consequences of faith education, which, he argues, bamboozles parents and indoctrinates and divides children. The film features robust exchanges with former Secretary of State for Education Charles Clarke, Head of the Church of England Education Service Reverend Janina Ainsworth, and the Chair of the Association of Muslim Schools, Dr Mohammed Mukadam. It also features insights from child psychologists and key players in faith education as well as insights from both parents and pupils. Dawkins also draws on his own personal history as a father, arguing that the government must stop funding new faith schools, and urges society to respect a child’s right to freedom of belief.” http://www.channel4.com/programmes/faith-school-menace/episode-guide/series-1/episode-1 http://www.humanism.org.uk/news/view/555 Ref, tribalism in, and ghettoising, UK Schools. “Creationism is to be debated alongside the theory of evolution in science and religious education lessons in secondary schools across”  Hampshire. Hampshire County Council  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7934606.stm And, “a recipe for medieval idiocy” that “will only serve to confuse young minds” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/6956365/More-than-230-schools-have-ditched-Christian-assemblies.html Children’s Rights – Religious Education (RE) Dorset For You – SALED, NASACRE, SACRE. RE Search – Agreed Syllabus. “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. http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/humphrey/amnesty.html And http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1249.entry And, ‘What Shall We Tell The Children’ http://www.mindmeister.com/13207398 And, “German police have shut down the Hamburg mosque where the 9/11 hijackers met before their suicide attacks on the US in 2001” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10911542 ‘A very long childhood’

“We will take over their land, resources and wealth to exercise total control over them. We will deceive them into accepting laws that will steal the little freedom they will have. We will establish a monetary system that will imprison them forever, keeping them and their children in debt. When they shall band together, we shall accuse them of crimes and present a different story to the world for we shall own all the media. We will use our media to control the flow of information and their sentiment in our favor”
http://presenttimeandunforeseenoccurrence.blogspot.com/2010/08/reptilian-pact.html ‘Thrills all round as Laws lays down the quangos’ – Quangoes of Religiosity, UK, GB. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/27/david-laws-spending-cuts A land tax is 200 years overdue ‘A levy on what lies beneath our overpriced houses could reduce society’s inequalities’ http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2007/jan/08/tax.business Make better use of Your Space! Houses of Parliament & Buckingham Palace, to name only two of the most useless Spaces in the UK (with the useless people who frequent them or reside in them). “One of Paris’s main thoroughfares, the Champs-Elysees, has been covered in earth and turned into a huge green space in an event staged by young French farmers.” http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/10143393.stm ‘Poundbury, Prince Charles’ most famous attempt at town planning sits quietly at one end of Dorchester. So quietly in fact, that we arrived there completely by accident. It isn’t signposted and doesn’t appear on any of the maps we were carrying, in an “if you have to ask you can’t afford it” kind of way.’ http://www.nothingtoseehere.net/2008/11/poundbury_dorchester.html “The Prince of Wales’ private income increased by more than 4% last year but his taxpayer funding was almost halved, Clarence House accounts show. Private income from The Duchy of Cornwall amounted to more than £17.1m” http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/10447300.stm ‘Why the good folk of St Austell want to keep Charles out’ http://www.newstatesman.com/200203180023 ‘Peter Dunn finds that the Duchy of Cornwall is distressingly ruthless in pursuit of its property business’ – And, The contribution by the Duchy of Cornwall to the new swimming pool at Thomas Hardye School, seems so, very, very, small in comparison to the favoritism of the County Council (and its people – granting of planning permissions) towards this blatantly filthy rich Royal and his modern day henchmen. The problem of evil is that it refuses to stay in its box marked – evil. It keeps on coming out to play Mr Nice Guy, or at least – Mr Average. “Acting Labour leader Harriet Harman has attacked the new coalition government as being a “loveless embrace” in her response to its first Queen’s Speech.” http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8703908.stm “Austerity is the new contagion, spreading across Europe. Today it enveloped Italy, with the government there telling the people to expect “heavy sacrifices”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/gavinhewitt/2010/05/the_contagion_of_austerity.html In pictures: State Opening of Parliament, London, GB, UK. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/8703427.stm Who owns Britain? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Owns-Britain-Ireland-Kevin-Cahill/dp/1841953105/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_3 (USA & Europe – not you, for this large money matter) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_wealth_fund

The Ascent Of Man. Dr Bronowski. BBC Shop. Jacob Bronowski ‘The Complete Series’ (The Long Childhood)

‘Snouts In The Trough’ http://www.snouts-in-the-trough.com/discover-our-books/fleeced  Fleeced!: How we've been betrayed by the politicians, bureaucrats and bankers - and how much they've cost us

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10902094 “A British aid worker who was shot dead in Afghanistan has been named as Dr Karen Woo, 36, from London.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjO4duhMRZk&feature=player_embedded And http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8776218.stm BBC Newsnight Slavoj Žižek http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavoj_%C5%BDi%C5%BEek “Žižek is a strong atheist. He supports the demolition of religion and said, “Churches should be turned into grain silos or palaces of culture.” However, this may also be taken as an example of his customary humour. He also said his views verge on Maoist lines. He believes the universalist aspect of Christianity should be secularized into militant egalitarianism, against pagan notion of destiny.” The world is too much with us; late and soon,

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:

Little we see in Nature that is ours;

We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!

The sea that bares her bosom to the moon;

The winds that will be howling at all hours,

And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;

For this, for everything, we are out of tune;

It moves us not; Great God! I’d rather be

A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn,

So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,

Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;

Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea,

Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn. William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Notes of Dad’s – 55) The uneducated are not conscious of History (they don’t care about what you write about, anyway – ‘the lowest common denominator’ in our social context. a) The most basic, least sophisticated level of taste, sensibility, or opinion among a group of people. b) The group having such taste, sensibility, or opinion: “The press can resist the standard of the lowest common denominator, the rationalization that all news is fit to print that has appeared anywhere else” (Edward M. Kennedy) http://www.thefreedictionary.com/lowest+common+denominator The rise of the West and why? The connection between – freedom and capitalism; the psychological fallacy of humankind; natural selection and the selection of groups in history, or the freedom of ideas. Read again ‘The Triumph of The West’ and put in plain succinct language. Will this trend continue? Yes, because of, ‘freedom of ideas’? Despite dreadful setbacks: vis – ignorant youth – moulded by a rapacious media. The damp squib of Socialism and Communism; the deep ignorance of the young and not so young; elitism is correct (prove this by historical example) “The masses must be whipped towards a future that only the leaders can see. Every beast is driven to the pasture with blows” “Notes for a Lecture on Philosophy. Trident Missiles; pornography; sex shops; 100 million or more: terrifying deaths!” http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!2400.entry?sa=417699655 (? Philosopher’s – of Basel & Hitler?) And, “The thin crust of civilization is maintained by the very few” Keynes. Capacity for contempt – Lawrence, re – youth? How do ideas come by: not having to think of the next thing and a freedom from necessity (example, Greece), except: for, the exceptionally experienced and intelligent who can separate themselves from ‘The sleep of everyday living’ and every one’s ‘awful personal disasters’. This, personally, and for everyone, is a difficult problem; it may revolve around the correct use of time. The busy may have their brains so stimulated that a switch to ‘deeper things’ comes very much easier?


Celebrity Worship. Evolution, Admiration, Imagination, Love. Art, Drakensberg, South Africa, threads to an almighty creator or netherworld of ancestors. Evolution, Fish to Man. Mans Debt To The Past. How did prehistoric man think. Altruism (31)
 In photo albums.
Humanists without borders 


Promoting reason, rationalism and human rights; campaigning for freedom of conscience and belief; promoting secularism, science and scepticism – these are just some of the core areas of work for the BHA. Our interests to promote these and other core humanist values, however, do not just end at the borders of the UK.
Under the banner of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), humanists are supported internationally to promote humanist values, to set up new national organisations, to challenge cultural practices and traditions that are harmful, and to assist people through education and other support to live good lives of their choosing, free from superstitious, dogmatic or religious beliefs.
Having delegations to international bodies, from the UN in New York to the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, means that IHEU, supported by its member organisations such as the BHA, can make a real impact on the international policy scene, from promoting the separation of religion and states across the world, to developing and sharing a humanist approach to social issues, focused on well-being, fulfilment, human rights and freedom.
At IHEU’s General Assembly in Brussels this weekend (see below), representatives described the contribution that humanists are making on the ground. Fighting against deeply damaging superstitions and human rights abuses, such as accusations of witchcraft against children in Africa or against Dalits in India, providing non-religious schools which give hundreds of young people in East Africa access to a secular, objective and balanced education, and promoting women’s rights in developing countries are just some of the activities undertaken by humanists working internationally, sometimes putting their own safety in danger in their work for better and more free societies.
The message from the General Assembly was clear. The work to promote enlightenment values and human rights in many countries is just beginning; but working together and supporting others across national borders really can and does make a difference.
The BHA is a full member of IHEU. By contributing to the BHA through membershipanddonations, you are helping to support the vitally important work of humanists internationally as well as ensuring the BHA continues to be a leading national voice for humanism, for non-religious people and for secularism.

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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