Saturday, January 14, 2006
We are evolving physically and mentally. On Charlie Rose, James Watson pointed out that humanity is becoming less violent. So, one could say spiritually, we are caterpillars trying to change into butterflies. I think a more accurate analogy is that humanity is like a theropod dinosaur evolving into a bird. The leap from Homo sapiens to Homo spiritus or Homo deus is a mental one. I feel like a dinosaur trying to fly! (grin)
I hope we are becoming less violent. Do you have any supporting references that you recommend I read?
Dec. 14 2005. You may wish to browse E.O. Wilson's texts and see if he has a similar viewpoint. However, nuclear weapons have made major organized violence such as World Wars obsolete. Whether human psychology has changed because of that fact is unknown. Eckhart Tolle calls stockpiling of nuclear weapons intelligent stupidity. I agree. The plutonium could be put to use in reactors and used for fuel instead of death. It doesn't make sense to just bury it as waste without extracting its energy first.
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