Recent Thought

Human Evolution and the Structure of Health and Disease: General Discussion: Recent Thought
Author: Andrew
Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 7:58 am
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There is a seeming paradoxical element to a runaway sexual selection theory of evolution posited in this website. This riddle reveals a most confounding feature of being human. If a larger consciousness already existed before and during human evolution (which we surmise because we experience the larger consciousness now), and humans beings evolved partly by a desire to experience this larger consciousness, then human individual identity or separateness from this larger consciousness had to be evolving at the same time. The further from god that we evolutionarily wondered the deeper our cravings to reunite. There is this hidden dynamic feeding the dynamo of our unfolding. The bigger our brains, the more facile we became with the manipulation of mental space and time, the deeper our craving for less individual identity. A major factor in our evolving so quickly was the tension between independant mental life and interdependant larger consciousness. The quicker our brains grew the more we were compelled to engage in the process that resulted in larger brains. In a very real sense we became addicted to experiencing separatenss from the larger consciousness in order to to have the experience of reuniting with the larger consciousness.

Author: Graham
Sunday, September 05, 2004 - 2:28 am
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Andrew,

i am sensing the complexity of what you are addressing here runs far deeper than my ability to articulate it all here in a few sentences could ever be. but needless to say, this thread of thought is HUGE. i would urge you to dig deeper if you have not already! the implications are everywhere.

consider for instance as one example, your musings above as applied to the psychedelic movement of the 1960's, specifically Tim Leary's writings on the metaphysical component of this cultural drug experience.

or alternately, your musings together with the Jungian dynamics of shadow and collective unconsciousness -- you've certainly got a friend in Jung on this point.

i will think more about this.

Graham

Author: Andrew
Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 8:59 pm
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Runaway feedback (posited by Fisher in 1930) applied to consciousness itself is an evocative way to understand how humans could have evolved. It begs the question of how it took over 500 million years of evolution for this to occur. Clearly other variables had to have all lined up. This work explores those variables, along with originsofautism.com. I agree with you , Graham, the implications carry in many directions.

Author: Miles Elliott
Monday, January 17, 2005 - 4:59 pm
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dream time... i am intrigued by this idea, as it has been causing an existential itch in my brain since i was about 5.

first of all, on this plane, n=|n|,|1|,|2|,|0| or everything is, isn't, is everything, and nothing simultaniously. seccond, life (here) is a FUNCTION of gravity*time*mass*ferromagnetism. by function i don't mean to imply simple interactions that are chartable, but that life is for learning...

yeah, we're star dust (not linear, but oint-clusters). heh.

anyway, that said, we occupy a miniscule scale now, in terms of mass interaction. our drive to be the universe will (if we don't self-erradicate) cause us to give the universe crystaline structure in much time. i think that the only concsiously perpetuated modus of perception that we are capable of is that of engineered ignorance, seemingly to delay further understanding. the two hemisphered fat-coil-computer stuffed in our bone helmets is a device constructed (by selective breeding) out of that very phenomenon. fear is the (animalistic) obstacle in our programming and is of the "subconscious". a long since past glimpse of everything is in genetic memory and we cannot face it while awake, but we always remember it. about the breeding thing: males are simply too fearfull (not i, though) to even fathom what "letting go" internally entails since we are environmentally programmed to grasp onto wealth untill death, only to ensure that we obtain the false notion of security to a degree that a female will choose us for a sex catalyst. females must learn to let go and give all through life, and so must have and continue to use empathy and insight, and intuition to expand consciousness, first of self then offspring. to simpify, males are born, learn to fear, learn to bash, learn to #U@%, and the duration afterward is occupied by maintaining the flow of materials (traditionally of course) for the family institution that was instigated (physically)- not much time to
think.

since early childhood, i have been conscious of "both" levels of thought, that is to say that i dream while awake, and i am awake while i dream.
if this makes any sense, a reply would be appreciated as i am 22, and completly lost with the map in my pocket...thank you.

Author: Miles Elliott
Monday, January 17, 2005 - 5:02 pm
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oops, spelling
..."(not linear, but _P_oint-clusters)"

what's an oint?

damn.

Author: Isela Hatnenn
Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:39 pm
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Dear Miles
Do not pass go. Go straight to some humble native american person (preferably someone over 50 who is living in a remote area and don't ask any questions) and if you can kick your way past any "New Age Debris" who might be loitering around, hang on and take a ride. If you can stick long enough to get on the wave-length I guarantee success. This is not a joke.

Author: Anonymous
Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 12:38 pm
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A major factor in our evolving so quickly was the tension between independant mental life and interdependant larger consciousness. The quicker our brains grew the more we were compelled to engage in the process that resulted in larger brains. In a very real sense we became addicted to experiencing separatenss from the larger consciousness in order to to have the experience of reuniting with the larger consciousness.

Just a thought....looking at societal woman...becoming addicted to experiencing separatness from man yet pulled by the unconscious (embedded larger consious evolution ?) to pro-create driven by empathy and insight, and intuition.

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