When you really study the history of how we came to where we are today - and I mean the WHOLE HISTORY - from the big bang to the formation of our
solar system to the emergence and evolution of life up until the present day - you can't help but submit yourself to its powerful authority.
Few people have such encompassing takes, and so I'm sure people like me - with the time, resources, health and curiosity - are rarities.
It could sound arrogant to say that, yet, if you appreciate how molded and transformed we are by our environments, my claim of being a 'rarity'
amounts to nothing more than saying my development pathway has been deeply unusual, and deeply lucky.
Life can be cruel. To me, it's been 'somewhat' cruel. Whereas to a vast majority (3rd world) it has been pretty much a loss. A negative.
By this I mean they aren't playing much of a role in progressing evolution. Science in the world world is pretty much nonexistant, and so, progress
cannot occur where the logic and philosophy of science isnt known.
China, India, Brazil, Turkey - they are second world countries on the brink of infusing our world with higher orders of scientific understanding. But
no doubt about it - if they want to get ahead, they have to look to the west, to North America and Western Europe, to pick up from where Humans have
so far gotten.
All the mainstream sciences - physics, geology, chemistry, biology, zoology, psychology, sociology, and their ever increasing sub-divisions, are basic
fields which have been greatly developed. Yet, of course, the issue is that they have not been properly unified. It is not yet apparent to most people
how remarkably and overwhelmingly structured everything is - how nothing is as separate as it may seem; that the physical world and the objects which
populate it are deeply held together by the smallest of energetic shifts.
Take Earth. In my last thread, I went into the basic categories of chemistry which generate cells. Now, with the evolution of life on land, we cann
add two commonly ignored background referents which constantly act upon every object, and os, subjects every object to the same common referent. These
are sunlight and the electromagnetic field of the Earth.
The former is fairly straight-forward, but it is more the electromagnetic field, because it interfaces with the moon and sun, which deserves
Right now, scientists are noticing that the magnetic north (which is really the south pole) is weakening, and since the early 1900's it has been known
that pole shifts intermittantly occur such that the magnetic behavior of the inner core of the Earth changes so that the emergent property of its
activity - the electromagnetic field which is emited from the south pole, and is reabsorbed at the North pole - finally 'flips' - with the north
emitting and the south receiving.
This is what a pole shift is, and whenever it has occurred, the electromagnetc field of the planet weakens to around 10% of its normal value - which
must have very serious effects for the organisms on the planet.
It is probably no coincidence that around 780,000 years ago Homo Sapiens emerged - a function, no doubt, of the probably trauamtic effects of a pole
shift on the biodynamical functioning of organisms, causing large extinctions and evolution by 'selecting' those variants which land upon the right
trait, the right value, that meets the conditions imposed by the environment.
In East Africa, Homo Heidelbergensis was evolving in a region that underwent continuous transformation of its environment - hence forcing evolution.
The anthropologist Mark Maslin believes that the changing landscape and climate of east Africa drove the regions apes to evolve one of two strategies:
to better make use of forest resources, chimpanzees and gorillas evolved to become better at climbing trees to get canopy fruits, and also to scavenge
whatever fruits fell to the ground; this strategy would have favored knuckle-walking. This is what Chimps, Gorillas and Orangutans evidently did.
The other strategy was to develop terrestrial bipedalism to more efficiently travel long-distances for resources. Maslin also shows that many of East
Africas deep lakes were formed in conjunction with the 400,000 year component of the eccentricity cycle, where precession coincides with Earths orbit
being closest to the sun i.e. at periods of high insolation (or solar radiation). These lake formation events, which emerge as a function of the suns
effect on the Earths hydrological cycles, have been shown to correspond to hominin evolutionary dispersal events.
Cool, eh? What this also seems to imply is that humans must have also evolved with reference to the presence of lakes, and so, evolved features only
found in walruses and whales (a descended larynx).
We would move in this direction, and then, again, the lakes would dry up, and the human would be forced once again into a state of privation.
So as to the threads title: revelation doesn't exist. All of the above was written to impress upon you how the complex of background laws - orbital
forcing from precession, the electromagnetic field and its aperiodic flipping - that everything which happens has its basis in contingencies - in laws
of relation between big and small objects - laws which, when we don't pay attention to them, or make an effort to know them, results in us living a
fantasy that, from a higher level perspective, can't help but be appear sad and pathetic.
The belief in "the will to power", and the belief in 'technology', such as the wish to transfer your mind to computers, is an example of a deeply
wishful and idealistic belief that has its source in trauma and a lifetime of psychopathological constructions of omnipotence to make the self 'feel
better' about its situation.
This is an inevitability. I believe the protestant religion, and the philosophy it has created in our world, was an act of nature, albeit, acting
through crazy human beings. But to think this fantasy is anything more than a fantasy - to think we can willy nilly change genes and interfere with
biological processes (cyborgism) or put a big reflective shield into space - this will do nothing but add to the trauma and suffering and
self-alienation - the self hatred, sadomasochistic need to punish the self and humanity - and this too has its logical basis in the fact that the mind
is an internalization of the interactive process between self and other. To "seek death" is an oblique admission that the self deserves it; its the
work of the dissociated other punishing the self - even though the self fantasizes that "it" is the one "choosing" this feeling.
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