posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 12:28 AM
Again....had some thoughts, never sure of the correct forum in which to post. Thought this one seemed a good start....please tell me what you
I am beginning to ponder whether the Human propensity for believing in 'conspiracies' is a hold-over from our early evolution. AND, whether it is a
dangerous and potentially damaging behavior, if we continue along this path.
It is an unfortunate, at least in today's dangerous political and technological World Stage, trait of the human mind, after millenia of evolution, to
allow paranoia to continue to intrude upon logical thinking processes. Fear....the "Eat or Be Eaten" mantra, was certainly essential for our
survival as a budding sentient species, against other predators....but for our survival against our OWN conniving, plotting members of our own
species....who used/still use intellect and subterfuge to conquer, rather than live peacefully with neighbors....and, sometimes, I might add...old
fashioned emotion clouds judgement, as well, when dealing with our fellow Humans.
This is trying to be the germ of an entirely new thread....which is why I had difficulty placing it....it touches upon the anthropological nature of
the Human species, and WHY paranoia is so prevalent in our mindsets (in my opinion)....but, it also speaks very well to ALL conspiracy theories.
So...it crosses into (IN NO particular order)....theology, spirituality, evolutionary genetics...and possible ET influences that we still are arguing
about, even as we fight amongst ourselves!!!)
EDIT, to add text, immediately above....EDIT ended. OUT.
Hence, I thought to post, here at ATS.
Sorry if it's disjointed, in its appearance and structure. I tried to open with a premise, then a supporting few sentences, followed by ANOTHER
basic gist....since I know some people skim as they read!!!
Because it may stimulate a reflective discussion of WHAT ATS is about. And, that may ruffle some feathers??
I wasn't intent on gaining personal "points" nor anything like that...I've simply followed my thought processes, in an entirely different subject
matter, to arrive at a new (possible) enlightenment involving the Human condition, and mindset among our species.
I HAVE used various threads as a sort of "Speaker's Corner", in the tradition of Hyde Park....although have strived to stick to topic. (This idea
came to me, while doing just that....on an entirely different thread....not anyway related to THIS subject, just mentioned it to try to explain that
my mind wanders...and looks for new connections along the way).
I'm not sure that I have the wherewithall to start this new thread...but I am certain a great many members may feel interested enough to contribute
opinions...all are welcomed, pro and con. No flames!!!!!
Summary: Human paranoia seems, at least in the form we define it, to be unique, in our species. Continuing:
My opinions --
--We are still, at heart....territorial. Harkens to our apish ancestry...and other higher mammals we share common bonds with.
--Animals we have domesticated....and not cows, but dogs and cats....higher intelligence levels....they can pick up on some of this. But, they
communicate in ways that are quite different....we've lost some of that....our higher sense of smell, for instance....or, it's still there, and our
intellect interferes...emotions are re-routed....anger and mis-trust prevail...which, leads to paranoia.
See...this was my 'stream of concscienous' kicking in....it is still in flux.
Dont know if this will properly relate to some other threads, in the Aliens and UFO forums...for instance...involving 'ascension' and 'higher
levels of enlightenment'. Perhaps, I've just soured this by mentioning....don't know. Not being judgemental...at least, trying not to be.
I think, for now....since I am advocating "conspiracy theories"....the mindset that gives rise to such behavior, as sort of a Human condition that
should be seen in a new light....perhaps it belongs here, for discussion, for now.
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another EDIT....was OCD on spelling and grammar....
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