If we want society to support us then we have to support society. That is the basis of our contractual relationship with society. Society will look after us but we must also look after society. Society gives us rights and protections as individuals, support and benefits when we’re in need, a living environment that is … Continue reading Contracted to Society
Understanding Sophie’s Choice: It’s about a Return to Nature
In the film "Sophie’s Choice", Sophie (played by Meryl Streep) is ordered by a Nazi officer to make the difficult choice as to which of her two children she keeps – one would be gassed to death and one would be sent to a children’s camp. As any parent will testify, it’s an impossible decision … Continue reading Understanding Sophie’s Choice: It’s about a Return to Nature
Mobility … Our Genetic Path to Development
Development – whether that is industrial, technological, economic or social – has expanded exponentially over the last couple of hundred years. This sudden upsurge contrasts with the slow, steady and incremental progress that had for many generations preceded it. Why has that suddenly happened? What triggered it? What sustains it? How long will it continue … Continue reading Mobility … Our Genetic Path to Development
Marriage – Is it For Better or For Worse?
The idea that marriage is purely a formal, public pledge of love, devotion and commitment is to misunderstand the historical and genealogical purpose of this ceremonial bond. We should abandon any romantic notions we might have, and, instead, recognise marriage for what it really is - a managerial, controlling practice. In our early existence, male … Continue reading Marriage – Is it For Better or For Worse?
Humanity’s Evolutionary Downfall 0 The Danger of Progress
The greatest threat to humanity is not nuclear obliteration, environmental catastrophe, meteor strike or a contagious virus. The greatest threat to our survival comes from ourselves and our relentless drive to develop and progress the world we live in. Generally, we perceive progress to be good for us. It means that we live longer, that … Continue reading Humanity’s Evolutionary Downfall 0 The Danger of Progress
Geneterprise – Understanding The Business of Sex
Our sex life is our business. We operate, sexually, as if we are running a business. The way we form relationships is similar to the methods employed by any commercial enterprise. It all comes down to marketing. As individuals we are just another product on the supermarket shelf. As such, we must sell our self … Continue reading Geneterprise – Understanding The Business of Sex
Society’s Genetic Challenge
Our genes are the central beings of Nature – the powers that be. We, like all species, are merely vessels for their containment. Our human behaviours are governed by our genes. We live, we procreate and we raise our off-spring on the basis of what is good for our genes. We act on their commands. … Continue reading Society’s Genetic Challenge
Humanity’s Drive – Where Life will take us….
Society has been humanity’s great saviour. It has enabled us to survive as a species. By communal living we have been able to overcome the environmental forces that would have put such a strain on our continued existence. Society has undoubtedly saved us from the tyranny of Nature. Yet, we need to be wary, for … Continue reading Humanity’s Drive – Where Life will take us….