Admiration / Imagination : Sexuality (hermaphroditic)- The Translators – Sedentism (anthropological) – Power (Homo sapien).


Extraordinary strength, courage, ingenuity, and sexual prowess with both males and females were among his characteristic attributes.

The (learned) Translators – Early Description – Sexuality (all types of; inc – hermaphroditic) *”The only violence I predict will be in the imagination’ ; Heracles went on. ‘Both men and women will be able to read and write, and will form guilds of learned translators who will edit and decipher the works of our contemporaries. And, as they translate the writings left by others, they will find out about the world before the reign of reason. Neither you nor I will see it, Crantor, but man is advancing towards Reason, not Instict.’ Crantor drank kyon (wine and sugar – drink of the cult/religion); Cerebus (his mad dog) and Crantor had their throats cut in a cave where the cult/religion of Lykaion (sacrifice) held horrific ceremonies.’ ‘He (Antisus, young and very outstandingly beautiful) didn’t want his involvement to become known (in the cult/religion) – he had to think of his family… and the Academy … It would be terrible. I (Heracles) said I didn’t know if I could do as he asked. Breathless, eyes lowered, he came seductively close and whispered to me, deliberate slowing his words, his sentences. He promised me many favours, for, he said, he knew how to be agreeable to men. I smiled calmly and said: “Antisus, you don’t have to do this.”  His only answer was to tear the fibulae from his chiton in two “quick” movements, so that the garment dropped to the floor. I said “quick” movements, but they seemed very slow… I suddenly understood how he could unleash passions and make even the most sensible (man or women) lose their head. I felt his perfumed breath on my face and moved away. I said: “Antisus, as I see it, we have two quite distinct matters: on one hand, your incredible beauty; and on the other, my duty to ensure justice is done. Reason dictates that I admire the former and comply with the latter, not the other way around.” (Antisus standing motionless, wearing nothing but his crown of ivy and garland of flowers). Slightly condensed from, ‘The Athenian Murders’ by Jose Carlos Somosa.                        

“They depended on kinship where we/they have developed democracy; they espouse one way of thinking while we/they embrace another; they are “pre-logical” (bricoleurs), while we/all are scientifically rational; they are pre-literate, but we are literate; they are pre-capitalist – we are capitalist; they are pre-modern, we are modern; they lacked privacy (of sedentism) – we have privacy and freedom; they are close to nature, we/all are buffered by our technology; they are collectivist, and we/all are individualistic; they tended to emphasize the social costs and benefits of undertakings, we accentuate the rational, and economic aspects – in a search for efficiency. We look back and across, from the urban society of which we are members.” Condensed – ’The Domestication Of The Human Species’ Peter J. Wilson. Note: Sedentism – its route to – housing and cosmological thought and/to structured thinking – language, rituals (‘not/at all, so possible’ – without sedentism). Half Nomadic – half unstructured, but ‘thinking humans feed partially’ from the ‘fully human sedentists’. Psuedo-sedentists, or psuedo-sedentism, of the ‘reasonably secure’ coastal dwellers of west Africa, living 100 of thousands of years before; to the ‘extreme (modern) thinkers of ancient’ Greece’.

‘Egypt’s Mubarak refuses to quit’ – “Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak has said he will stay in office and transfer all power only after September’s presidential election” “Hosni Mubarak has stepped down as president of Egypt, after weeks of protest in Cairo and other cities. The news was greeted with a huge outburst of joy and celebration by thousands in Cairo’s Tahrir Square – the heart of the demonstrations” Naguib Mahfouz ‘The Stream of Consciousness’. ‘The Structuralis(z)ed View of The World. Mind Maps ‘What Shall We Tell The Children?’, a ‘Structural World View’, helping with Autistic Children. And, “Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has refused to stand down amid widespread anti-government protests which he said had tarnished the image of the country”

Peter Wilson and Colin Renfrew – The ‘Great Leap Forward’ and a ‘Structuralised World View’. “The adoption of the house as the permanent context of social and economic life also marks a major development in cosmological thinking – The adoption of the house and the village also ushers in a development of the structure of social life, the elaboration of thinking about the structure of the world and the strengthening of the links between the two”. Peter Wilson and Richard Dawkins ‘The Great Leap Forward ‘The Ancestor’s Tale’ – a book for every family! Note: a great progression of  Writing/Art/Language so on…
Stephen Hawking “From the confines of my wheelchair I can freely roam around the Universe”.^0%20Book/The%20Prehistoric%20Mind.%20How%20did%20Prehistoric%20Man%20Think.%20The%20Primitive%20Mind^.docx “Archaeologists in Spain have unearthed the remains of a possible family of 12 Neanderthals who were killed 49,000 years ago” / Many people alive today possess some Neanderthal ancestry, according to a landmark scientific study.” And “Scientists say an entirely separate type of human identified from bones in Siberia co-existed and interbred with our own species. The ancient humans have been dubbed “Denisovans” after the caves in Siberia where their remains were found.” Where am I; What am I; Why am I. We seem to be, as modern Homo sapiens, a mixture (DNA) from ‘three’ distinct species’ Human types (cross species mating must have been possible, even if: uncomfortable, or not; as in the low participation – 1% to 4% approx) What is interesting is  how our temperaments and cultures have been affected – suggestibility to religious or ideological indoctrination; primitive group mind, so on…To mate, or not to mate: The Neanderthal question Or Miller’s premise.  “Ever since the Darwinian revolution, this survivalist view has seemed the only scientifically respectable possibility. Yet it remains unsatisfying.  It leaves too many riddles unexplained.  Human language evolved to be much more elaborate than necessary for basic survival functions.  From a pragmatic biological view point, art and music seem like pointless wastes of energy.  Human morality and humor seem irrelevant to the business of finding food and avoiding predators.  Moreover, if human intelligence and creativity were so useful, it is puzzling that other apes did not evolve them.” p. 2.  This then leads us to his central argument: “I shall argue that the most distinctive aspects of our minds evolved, largely through the sexual choices our ancestors made.” p.3. “Neanderthals cooked and ate plants and vegetables, a new study of Neanderthal remains reveals.” And, ‘Love, Sex, and God’. “The only thing we can do is to hazard a hypothesis, to create a mythological figure, call it Human Personality, and hope that circumstances will not, by destroying us, prove our imaginative guesswork too hopelessly wrong. But myth for myth, Human Personality is preferable to God. We do at least know something of Human Personality, whereas of God we know nothing and, knowing nothing, are at liberty to invent as freely as we like. If men had always tried to deal with the problem of love in terms of known human rather than of grotesquely imagined divine interests, there would have been less `making of eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake, less persecution of ‘sinners’, less burning and imprisoning of the heretics of ‘unnatural’ love, less Grundyism, less Comstockery, and, at the same time, less dirty Don-Juanism, less of that curiously malignant and vengeful love-making so characteristic of the debauchee under a Christian dispensation. Reacting against the absurdities of the old mythology, the young have run into absurdities no less inordinate at the other end of the scale. A sordid and ignoble realism offers no resistance to the sexual impulse, which now spends itself purposelessly, without producing love, or even, in the long run, amusement, without enhancing vitality or quickening and deepening the rhythms of living. Only a new mythology of nature, such as, in modern times, Blake, Robert Burns, and Lawrence have defined it, an untranscendental and (relatively speaking) realistic mythology of Energy, Life, and Human Personality, will provide, it seems to me, the inward resistances necessary to turn sexual impulse into love, and provide them in a form which the critical intelligence of post-Nietzschean youth can respect. By means of such a conception a new fashion in love may be created, a mode more beautiful and convenient, more healthful and elegant, than any seen among men since the days of remote and pagan antiquity.” ‘Do What You Will’ (1929) Aldous Huxley. Ref, create: ’Global Love Index’ – Viagra for Warlords ’Global Web Index’ & ‘Social Web Involvement’ Or, Oscar Wilde’s ‘Wit and Wisdom’ – “ The worship of the senses has often, and with much justice, been decried, men feeling a natural instinct of terror about passions and sensations that seem stronger than themselves, and which they are conscious of sharing with the  less highly-organised  forms of existence. But it is probable the true nature of the senses has never been understood, and that they have remained savage and animal merely because the world has sought to starve them into submission or to kill them by pain instead of making them elements of a new spirituality, of which fine instinct and beauty will be the dominant characteristic.”

The founder of whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has been granted bail in London on conditions including cash guarantees of £240,000. 

MSN – Quote of the Day: The world of poetry, mythology, and religion, represents the world as a man would like to have it; while science represents the world as he gradually comes to discover it Joseph Wood Krutch. “UK science funding bodies have learned that they will have to absorb cuts of 41% to their capital expenditure.”

*”The only violence I predict will be in the imagination’ ; Heracles went on. ‘Both men and women will be able to read and write, and will form guilds of learned translators who will edit and decipher the works of our contemporaries. And, as they translate the writings left by others, they will find out about the world before the reign of reason. Neither you nor I will see it, Crantor, but man is advancing towards Reason, not instinct.’ Only 1% Of The Way Through –

Alain de Botton with his topical reflections. In the first of a new series, Alain argues that teachers of humanities in universities have only themselves to blame for many of the swingeing cuts they’re facing. He says they’ve failed to explain to the government – and the public at large – why what they do really matters. And he says humanities teaching must find a new relevance in today’s cash-strapped Britain. Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a bandit, and want like an armed man.” Proverbs 6:11. Is what has driven man to destroy Earth and does so today? We had better learn and very fast, “You must sleep sometime between lunch and dinner, and no halfway measures. Take off your clothes and get into bed. That’s what I always do. Don’t think you will be doing less work because you sleep during the day. That’s a foolish notion held by people who have no imaginations. You will be able to accomplish more. You get two days in one — well, at least one and a half” Winston Churchill. “To have a society of labourers, it is, of course, not necessary that every member actually be a labourer or worker, not even the emancipation of the working class and the enormous potential power, which majority rule accords to is decisive here, but only that all members consider whatever they do primarily, as a way to sustain their own lives and those of their families” ‘The Human Condition’ Hannah Arendt. “Economic crises, unemployment, war, govern man’s fate. Man has built his world, he has built factories and houses, he produces cars and clothes, and he grows grain and fruit. But he has become estranged from the product of his own hands, he is not really the master any more of the world he has built, on the contrary, this man made world has become his master, before whom he bows down, which he tries to placate or manipulate as best he can. The work of his own hands becomes his God. He seems to be driven by self interest, but in reality his total self with all its concrete potentialities has become an instrument for the purposes of the very machine his hands have built. He keeps up the illusion of being the centre of the world, and yet, he is pervaded by an intense sense of insignificance and powerlessness, which his ancestors once consciously felt towards God.” ’The Fear of Freedom’ Erich Fromm. Note: We are now living in an Ice Age – with interglacial periods, which we can call, the idea, of an “Anthropogene epoch” – isn’t limited to climate change, but to the notion that most of the big changes taking place on Earth now can be laid at the hand of humanity” – “Any objective look at what science has to say about climate change ought to… persuade reasonable people that the climate is changing and that humans are responsible for a substantial part of that”

“I think that it’s going to feel good, cosmologicaly perfect for everyone – like Karl Marx.”

‘Our Faith Talk is in the Gutter’ – “A group of religiously diverse young leaders from the organization I run, the Interfaith Youth Core, were on Good Morning America recently. When Robin Roberts asked who had experienced discrimination because of their faith, almost all of them raised their hands.” My note:  “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”

“The Planck space telescope has identified some of the largest structures ever seen in the Universe.” “Scientists have proposed a means to track down the dark dwarf galaxies that should be orbiting the Milky Way, saying they have found evidence of one.”

“A former Swiss banker has passed on data containing account details of 2,000 prominent people to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.”

“For fossil hunters, it represents one of those breakthrough moments.”

“The Hubble Space Telescope has detected what scientists believe may be the oldest galaxy ever observed.”

“The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is to continue operating in 2012 after officials dropped plans for an extended shut down at the end of this year.”

“A solar system including six planets around a star 2,000 light-years away has been spotted by astronomers.”

How Fast Are You Moving When You Are Sitting Still?

“There is a risk of “denial of justice” if Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is tried for rape in Sweden, his lawyer has told a UK extradition hearing.”

‘Fossil find puts ‘Lucy’ story on firm footing’ – “New fossil evidence seems to confirm that a key ancestor of ours could walk upright consistently – one of the major advances in human evolution.”

“An Islamic school in Birmingham says it is drafting a complaint to Ofcom in light of a Channel 4 Dispatches show. Lessons in Hatred and Violence, aired on Monday evening, showed footage of a preacher at Darul Uloom School displaying extreme views” @

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! 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 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
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