posted on Jan, 2 2014 @ 11:59 AM
reply to post by jheated5
The part I feel is particularly noteworthy is how our insistence at distancing ourselves from our animal heritage inevitably results in stupendous
blind spots where psychological mechanisms are concerned. Our behavior, instincts, desires and habits all stem from millions of years worth of
environmental conditioning, survival patterns that have proven themselves over the generations. Which means that they will feature prominently in
deciding how any worthwhile tool or habit will be used. The cornerstone of rationality is practicality, which means we must assume that whenever a
tool or action is employed, it is employed in the spirit of helpfulness, rather than a means to some suicidal end.
All of which boils down to a solitary bottom line: if it is in active service, it is self
-service. The trick is finding out who it is serving
and how. The rest falls into place. Which means any sort of spiritual or political party is an open book for those who know how to read. Just be sure
to keep the next question in mind while reading - where are we trying to go from here?
And does this "service" or "tool" pose more of a
liability than an asset to such an end?
And thus, we come to my concern. Where are
we trying to go from here? What do our world leaders envision for the global population of the human
species? Are we simply buffering our capacity to stagnate? Are we preparing for extraterrestrial colonialization? Are we developing methods by which
to perfect the human race and launch it into the next frontier? What is our ultimate goal as a species?
edit on 2-1-2014 by AfterInfinity
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