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Evolution
    #2622386 - 04/30/04 05:55 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

In a nutshell, for human evolution
(note that = in this case means eventually)

Experience = Learning = Wisdom = Evolution


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Re: Evolution [Re: Shroomism]
    #2622524 - 04/30/04 06:24 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Let us hope.

On the way to changing there are some hard obstacles, with no doubt it seems plenty of suffering. IF we make it through our suffering... then maybe then can we see a completion of an evolution.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Shroomism]
    #2622599 - 04/30/04 06:37 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I think the different color skin types are the biggest sign of human evolution.


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Re: Evolution [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #2622926 - 04/30/04 08:03 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

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I think the different color skin types are the biggest sign of human evolution.



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Re: Evolution [Re: Shroomism]
    #2623023 - 04/30/04 08:44 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)



"Step into the 'shadow', coming out the other side... Step into the shadow, 46 & 2 are just ahead of me" There are 46 chromozones in the human body, 2 more would be the next step of evolution. To save time with Tool lyrics lets just say to face ones shadow and literally step through is where , as a culture and individually, we will evolve. "When you change the idea... Something like heaven might dawn."- Mr. Hicks

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Re: Evolution [Re: EuphoricBlue]
    #2623039 - 04/30/04 08:51 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Evolution is not a progression. I think that humans are simply a statistical variation in a system with a wide distribution, such as life on this planet is.

Overall, the history of life on this planet has been a story about bacteria. It still is.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Lux]
    #2623095 - 04/30/04 09:06 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

It's clear evidence of us adapting to our enviroment. The further from the equater we got, the less melanin (sp?) we needed because the sun was not as harsh.


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Re: Evolution [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #2623481 - 04/30/04 11:16 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Makes sense to me Chief.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Shroomism]
    #2623710 - 05/01/04 12:32 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

"Experience = Learning = Wisdom = Evolution"

Ok do you have the "hows" behind that?

How does experiencing and learning actually change our DNA?


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Re: Evolution [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #2624019 - 05/01/04 01:44 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

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ChiefThunderbong said:
It's clear evidence of us adapting to our enviroment. The further from the equater we got, the less melanin (sp?) we needed because the sun was not as harsh.




Ah ok, I thought you might have meant something else. Like I've said I can be pretty stupid. :smile: I have no problem accepting that but it really doesn't matter to me.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Strumpling]
    #2624059 - 05/01/04 01:52 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

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Strumpling said:
"Experience = Learning = Wisdom = Evolution"

Ok do you have the "hows" behind that?

How does experiencing and learning actually change our DNA?




any factor that effects the probability of survival or reproduction among individual members of a species could be considered an evolutionary influence.


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Re: Evolution [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2624070 - 05/01/04 01:58 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Perhaps he just phrased it poorly but my understanding was that they're supposed to be the same things as evolution and not traits acquired through evolution.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Phencyclidine]
    #2624227 - 05/01/04 02:56 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

All Shroomism said was:

"Experience = Learning = Wisdom = Evolution"

He never said anything about DNA changing.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Shroomism]
    #2624585 - 05/01/04 06:20 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

ONLY ACTION HAS THE POWER TO TURN KNOWLEDGE INTO WISDOM.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Sterile]
    #2625488 - 05/01/04 12:24 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I disagree, I believe that thought AND action has that same power.
Life Experience naturally leads to learning, we can all agree on that?
Learning turns to wisdom over time through inner reflection and hindsight.
Wisdom turns into evolution through thought process change, and subsequently actions change.

When it comes to evolving DNA though, nothing beats the Sun and multidimensional light.

Light = cellular information/transmutation


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Re: Evolution [Re: Sterile]
    #2625520 - 05/01/04 12:33 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

My take on it is this: Knowledge is power, wisdom is being able to apply this power into action thus creating powerful actions worth acting out. Anything else is just bump in our path.

EDIT: Haha, pretty much the same thing as Shroomism said.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Strumpling]
    #2625939 - 05/01/04 02:38 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

The "hows" started with monkeys eating mushrooms.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Shroomism]
    #2626115 - 05/01/04 03:25 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

"Light = cellular information/transmutation"

I'm totally losing you here


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Re: Evolution [Re: Shroomism]
    #2626165 - 05/01/04 03:38 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I'd say we are at the beginning of the learning phase.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Lux]
    #2626190 - 05/01/04 03:45 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

My take on it is this: Knowledge is power, wisdom is being able to apply this power into action thus creating powerful actions worth acting out. Anything else is just bump in our path.

EDIT: Haha, pretty much the same thing as Shroomism said.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Shroomism]
    #2626242 - 05/01/04 03:59 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I disagree, I believe that thought AND action has that same power.  
If thought and action has the same power, how come you had to "Act" on your keyboard instead of just thinking about what you wanted to type?
Life Experience naturally leads to learning, we can all agree on that?  

Thats what i m talking about.

Learning turns to wisdom over time through inner reflection and hindsight.  

Learning turns to wisdom, when you actually let it change some of your present ACTIONS, otherwise it just stays a nice theory...

Wisdom turns into evolution through thought process change, and subsequently actions change

freedom of moovement=freedom of thought 
Thought is a great enemy when it comes to returning to the source of our existance.
When we first come to life, we moove, we dont think.THO, we learn by observing mooves and changes in our surroundings, IN FACT we learn in infinite more ways than we do with thought. Thought is one way of learning, there are billions.

By entering a trance state for example and dancing, people have been learning without thinking for thousands of years now.(Tribal tribes, shamans, ravers)

Evolution has nothing to do with our thinking, just with the pressure applyed on the pre-programmed human ACTIONS :eek:


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Re: Evolution [Re: Shroomism]
    #2626251 - 05/01/04 04:02 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

Shroomism said:
In a nutshell, for human evolution
(note that = in this case means eventually)

Experience = Learning = Wisdom = Evolution



No, that equals maturity, not evolution. Evolution is a biological process of adaptation to one's changing environment.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Sterile]
    #2626342 - 05/01/04 04:27 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

Sterile said:

By entering a trance state for example and dancing, people have been learning without thinking for thousands of years now.(Tribal tribes, shamans, ravers)




Yes, this is a method of getting in contact with your spirit guides which can teach you many, many things and lend power to bring back from the spirit world to heal. It DOES at times, though, take tremendous reflection...I really don't see what the big deal is though, we are all here simply sharing our spirituality and philosophies and we shouldn't necessarily try to force them upon others simply because they don't match up with ours.

Who's to say who's right or wrong here. What's it matter?


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Re: Evolution [Re: Shroomism]
    #2626345 - 05/01/04 04:27 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

"When it comes to evolving DNA though, nothing beats the Sun and multidimensional light.

Light = cellular information/transmutation "


Holy shit....do you just say that?? Sooooooo True!!!


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Re: Evolution [Re: silversoul7]
    #2626349 - 05/01/04 04:29 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Silver,

I think both you and shrooms are right- he is talking about the evolution of mental emotional and spiritual maturiy.

And if the outter world reflects the inner world then biological evolution follows suit. Our biology will adapt to meet the needs of our evolving thoughts and emotions.

Environment can be inner as well as outter.

I think together you both painted a pretty picture!

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Re: Evolution [Re: EuphoricBlue]
    #2626356 - 05/01/04 04:31 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Chad- that was cool! Your singing my song!

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Re: Evolution [Re: EuphoricBlue]
    #2626361 - 05/01/04 04:32 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Lux - "Yes, this is a method of getting in contact with your spirit guides which can teach you many, many things and lend power to bring back from the spirit world to heal."

Ohhhhhh man. Raves last year in the bay. Found my self for real. The dance... theres something coming through trance. I would dance in my costume and let the spirit world talk through my movements. It is a form of healing to a planet that needs it so bad right now.

An Army of One (Light),
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Re: Evolution [Re: cosmicchic]
    #2626366 - 05/01/04 04:33 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Well, not MY song, I meant we must be tuned into the same broadcasting station LOL.

light = cellular information transmutation! He He


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Re: Evolution [Re: cosmicchic]
    #2626403 - 05/01/04 04:43 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Just to add a little.

Time = experience = wisdom.

We could classify things in two categories. Evolution of thought, were wisdom is and Evolution of body, where one's body changes due to it's environment.


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Re: Evolution [Re: silversoul7]
    #2626417 - 05/01/04 04:47 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

No, that equals maturity, not evolution. Evolution is a biological process of adaptation to one's changing environment.

I think he was referring to spiritual evolution.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Jellric]
    #2626425 - 05/01/04 04:49 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Well then change that to a spiritual process of adaptation to one's changing environment.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Phencyclidine]
    #2627143 - 05/01/04 09:37 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

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Phencyclidine said:
Perhaps he just phrased it poorly but my understanding was that they're supposed to be the same things as evolution and not traits acquired through evolution.




a trait accquired through evolution could also be an evolutionary influence.

consider this:

lets say a species of bird evolves itself a super eye so that it can see prey on the ground better. This newly accquired trait may effect the evolution of the prey's species as well. Perhaps, if the prey is a small furry creature, the ones with a certain shade of fur are less likely to be spotted by the bird's super eye. Thus, their genes are selected, having been influenced by the evolutionary stressor of the bird's newly accquired trait.

Perhap's one aspect of a species' evolution could effect the other ways in which it evolves as well. Consider this:

Man develops a brain capable of concieving and implementing the combustion engine. As a result, combustion engines are everywhere, pouring noxious carbon monoxide into the air. People who tend to get cancer from overexposure to carbon monoxide begin to die off. Their genes are deselcted. Only those people whose systems are capable of processing the carbon monoxide will have a high likelihood of passing their genes on to the next generation. Thus, the human cardio vascular system continues to get stronger and more robust after many generations.

sometimes effects are causes as well. Everything is inter-related. Evolution is not a straight line, but a vast web of interaction.


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Re: Evolution [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2627164 - 05/01/04 09:45 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Docter,

I loved your take on seeing effects as being new causes of other effects and looking at cause and effect as a bigger dynamic of chained events. I never looked at that way before. Now you just gave me something new to trip out on! :thumbup:

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Re: Evolution [Re: cosmicchic]
    #2628110 - 05/02/04 03:41 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

To those who argue the sun is not a catalyst of evolution: think about it for 2 minutes. I'm quite sure you'll come to terms and understand you are a child of the sun. We are all born from it, and I do believe light contains information for our DNA, and I also believe stars are very important message carriers of the Universe. Similiar to Alexander Graham Bell's expirements with light communication.


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Re: Evolution [Re: psyka]
    #2628204 - 05/02/04 04:16 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Psyka!

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Re: Evolution [Re: cosmicchic]
    #2628249 - 05/02/04 04:36 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I think lots of people are missing what evolution is.
It is not a progression towards something "good" or "right" or even "better." It doesn't start when people are finally good to eachother, and it doesn't end when we achieve world peace.


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Re: Evolution [Re: ParabolaChair]
    #2628439 - 05/02/04 05:42 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

opps wrong thread


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    #2628701 - 05/02/04 07:42 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

You say tomato, I say expanding consciousness.
Sense make this does?


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Re: Evolution [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2629933 - 05/03/04 12:59 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Man develops a brain capable of concieving and implementing the combustion engine. As a result, combustion engines are everywhere, pouring noxious carbon monoxide into the air. People who tend to get cancer from overexposure to carbon monoxide begin to die off. Their genes are deselcted. Only those people whose systems are capable of processing the carbon monoxide will have a high likelihood of passing their genes on to the next generation. Thus, the human cardio vascular system continues to get stronger and more robust after many generations.

Genes are deselected? By what process? The simple act of dying has nothing to do with genes being selected or deselected. What is more important is whether the organism can reproduce or not. In the rest of the natural world, exculding humans, animals are subjected to highly limited resources. The organisms better able to exploit these resources, are more reproductivly successful, allowing there genes to be transferred to offspring. This is not analogous to humans, as almost every human on the planet, regardless of the "quality" of their genes is able to reproduce. For instance, lets assume you have a gene that gives you resistance to carbon monoxide related cancer, and I have one that makes me succeptible. At age 50 I die of cancer, and you live to 90. I, however, am able to pump out 10 children, while you have an only child. In a strictly evolutionary sense, I am more successful, as my genes have propogated more.


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Re: Evolution [Re: psyka]
    #2629953 - 05/03/04 01:05 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

To those who argue the sun is not a catalyst of evolution: think about it for 2 minutes. I'm quite sure you'll come to terms and understand you are a child of the sun. We are all born from it, and I do believe light contains information for our DNA, and I also believe stars are very important message carriers of the Universe. Similiar to Alexander Graham Bell's expirements with light communication.

The sun is a catalyst in evolution, it causes our DNA to mutate, a well studied and documented phenomena. DNA mutations due to electomagentic radiation are almost always bad, it is only the rare one that is actually beneficial. What exactly do you mean by "information", and "message carriers".


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Re: Evolution [Re: DeepDish2]
    #2630248 - 05/03/04 02:10 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

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Genes are deselected? By what process? The simple act of dying has nothing to do with genes being selected or deselected. What is more important is whether the organism can reproduce or not. In the rest of the natural world, exculding humans, animals are subjected to highly limited resources. The organisms better able to exploit these resources, are more reproductivly successful, allowing there genes to be transferred to offspring. This is not analogous to humans, as almost every human on the planet, regardless of the "quality" of their genes is able to reproduce. For instance, lets assume you have a gene that gives you resistance to carbon monoxide related cancer, and I have one that makes me succeptible. At age 50 I die of cancer, and you live to 90. I, however, am able to pump out 10 children, while you have an only child. In a strictly evolutionary sense, I am more successful, as my genes have propogated more.




first of all, the longer an organism lives, the more children it is likely to have. Also, if an organism is better adapted to surviving, it will have more time to produce and rear offspring. Even though your specific example is contrary to my original point, that example is not typical of the general population. Organisms that live longer and are more proficient at survival in their environment will, on average have more offspring.


Furthermore, if your genetics are not suitable for the environmental conditions, passing them on to multiple offspring is only prolonging the inevitable. There ar more factors than just procreation at play in the process of evolution. Sex is not everything. Environmental conditions and the ways in which animals adapt in order to survive are a big factor. If sex was the only factor in evolution, then sex would be the only thing evolving. If the only determinant of evolutionary success was propagation, then all evolution would be driven towards building a more promiscuous, highly reproductive organism. There would be no need to develop beaks, claws, teeth, or brains capable of concieving abstract concepts.

Survival and reproduction are interrealated. Most females in any species tend to select their mates by assessing how capable that mate is of surviving in his environment. Thats why chix are instinctually attracted to buff guys; their evolved subconscious nueral processes tell them that these men will be good providers, in addition to being virile and fertile.

excessive reproduction might well be the end of our race. I believe that the advent of society and medical technology has made our overdriven urge to reproduce obsolete and possibly destructive. Since we are living longer, we are reproducing more, but we should be reproducing less. Because we are currently limited to just this planet, we need to carefully ration our resources so that we can have the required investment capital it will take to branch out into space. Our technology has allowed us to increase our population exponentially. Because of this effect, we would be wise to compensate by reproducing less. But it appears that our genetically determined instincts have not yet caught up with our technology. Hopefully, we will be able to adapt to this new influence; otherwise, I fear we are doomed.


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    #2630578 - 05/03/04 03:19 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Absolutely my friend...However keep in mind that evolution is both a micro and macro level process...by increasing our productivity and effiency...through the bioengineering of foods such as rice, wheat, etc. we are effectively changing our evolutionary situation...Yes, while we are not dying off to natural diseases and thus not allowing our immune systems to evolve in the way they normally have since the begining of our species, we are also developing vaccinations and medincines to compete with biological threats...We are changing our lives to conform to how we believe the world should be...and in the process we are changing the very characteristics of human evolution that have been moving to this point of change since the begining of our specie...


Malthus argued the same thing in his writings on scarce resources...He believed that subsistence needs would fail to be met within years given a booming population and a lack of agricultural productivity...What he did not account for were leaps in productivity and efficiency...As new technology comes into existence, we are more and more able to increase production and sustain greater populations...In the malthusian model of economics, the only inputs are labor and capital...but the driving force in economic growth and productivity is technology, and as long as we have competition, new technologies will continue to arise that will prolong our subsistence needs...

When will we finally hit a dead end? That is to be seen.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Source]
    #2630582 - 05/03/04 03:20 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

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All Shroomism said was:

"Experience = Learning = Wisdom = Evolution"

He never said anything about DNA changing.




I believe that the mechanism of evolution is natural selection. With time, natural selection alters allele frequencies. Alleles are found on chromosomes and are made up of DNA. So, if Shroomism mentioned evolution, then I will mention DNA.


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    #2630589 - 05/03/04 03:21 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

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"Light = cellular information/transmutation"

I'm totally losing you here




Perhaps he's saying that UV light is ultimately responsible for most mutations. Mutations are, after all, the ultimate source of new genes.


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    #2630600 - 05/03/04 03:23 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

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Consider this:

Man develops a brain capable of concieving and implementing the combustion engine. As a result, combustion engines are everywhere, pouring noxious carbon monoxide into the air. People who tend to get cancer from overexposure to carbon monoxide begin to die off. Their genes are deselcted. Only those people whose systems are capable of processing the carbon monoxide will have a high likelihood of passing their genes on to the next generation. Thus, the human cardio vascular system continues to get stronger and more robust after many generations.

sometimes effects are causes as well. Everything is inter-related. Evolution is not a straight line, but a vast web of interaction.




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    #2630617 - 05/03/04 03:27 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Not sure if you were implying this...

But the invention of the combustion engine in not some human psycho-evolutionary development, whereby once it has happened, everyone has this new brain capacity...it is spread through the diffusion of technology which is driven largely by economic forces...Just making sure thats clear :wink:

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    #2630721 - 05/03/04 05:06 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

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To those who argue the sun is not a catalyst of evolution: think about it for 2 minutes. I'm quite sure you'll come to terms and understand you are a child of the sun. We are all born from it, and I do believe light contains information for our DNA, and I also believe stars are very important message carriers of the Universe. Similiar to Alexander Graham Bell's expirements with light communication.

The sun is a catalyst in evolution, it causes our DNA to mutate, a well studied and documented phenomena. DNA mutations due to electomagentic radiation are almost always bad, it is only the rare one that is actually beneficial. What exactly do you mean by "information", and "message carriers".




Well, I believe the Earth's Schumann Resonance (think of the Earth like a tuning fork) is directly related to the rythms of the Sun. Not only that, but, the oscillations of the human brain and the Earth's Schumann Resonance are directly linked. Well, if thats true for the Sun and Earth (which I believe is), then I'm sure its true for all systems in the Universe including stars.

Imagine this, you have a big tuning fork in a room generating a very low, loud, resounding note. In the room you have a secondary but smaller tuning fork. The smaller tuning fork is affected by the larger fork's reverberation. Well, with this its very possible to develop communication routines to setup information exchange. Now imagine multiple rooms. Well, in order for the tuning forks to keep on resounding, there must be a very large and perpetually vibrating tuning fork to keep all the other ones vibrating. ...The rythm matrix of Universe, and I believe the human brain is affected by it.

Not only that, thoughts themselves generate brain waves that are sent through the air. It is my personal belief that I am very sensitive to these vibrations because I seem to say what others think before they themselves say it at a (sometimes) very alarming frequency. I dont think I'm psychic or anything, I'm just saying rythms are very subtle and very effective in communication.


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    #2630943 - 05/03/04 09:34 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

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I disagree, I believe that thought AND action has that same power.  
If thought and action has the same power, how come you had to "Act" on your keyboard instead of just thinking about what you wanted to type?




Doesn't work that way: 
if both cars and planes are valid forms of transportation, why can't your car fly?

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Learning turns to wisdom, when you actually let it change some of your present ACTIONS, otherwise it just stays a nice theory...



One has to live with one's thoughts most of the time - we live in our heads.
Compare the lives of a depressed person and a happy person.
Thoughts are actions inside one's mind.  This is all a silly and false dichotomy.

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freedom of moovement=freedom of thought 
Thought is a great enemy when it comes to returning to the source of our existance.
When we first come to life, we moove, we dont think.THO, we learn by observing mooves and changes in our surroundings, IN FACT we learn in infinite more ways than we do with thought. Thought is one way of learning, there are billions.

By entering a trance state for example and dancing, people have been learning without thinking for thousands of years now.(Tribal tribes, shamans, ravers)




You're redefining "thought" for your own convenience.

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Evolution has nothing to do with our thinking, just with the pressure applyed on the pre-programmed human ACTIONS :eek:



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    #2631063 - 05/03/04 10:22 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Without ACTION none of your thoughts or assumptions can be prooven to you as true valour...

Thought is the mother of lies. Nothing is real beyond this moment right now.

Thought requires time to exist. Action does not. Action is happening and nothing can catch up with that.

When we stop moving for a while, 50% of our immune system stops working.(fact)

One has to live with one's thoughts most of the time - we live in our heads.

This is the weakness of humanity, you are not obligated to live in there just because some-people told you thats the way...

The happy person is just happy, he doesnt think about it, the depressed person thinks he is depressed and gets down.Without thought he would easily <<see>> some of the magic around him.

Evolution is like a boat travelling, you can help it go faster, but you re on it anyway..


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    #2631422 - 05/03/04 12:33 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Sometimes the wisest action is to do nothing.

But then again, how would you know what to do if you did not think about it before you did it?


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    #2631543 - 05/03/04 01:22 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Very interesting point!

As the martial art legend put it.........
(Bruce Lee)
DON'T TRY TO DO IT, JUST DO IT

You don't need to think about it. It happens! Just trust the trance

The information is right here now, compressed between the past and the future, this very moment is both!!!!

You knew what to do before you learn thinking.You did many things.


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    #2634016 - 05/03/04 09:53 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

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You don't need to think about it. It happens! Just trust the trance

The information is right here now, compressed between the past and the future, this very moment is both!!!!

You knew what to do before you learn thinking.You did many things.




I dont understand :frown:. Could you possibly give an example or elaborate more?


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Re: Evolution [Re: Shroomism]
    #2635383 - 05/04/04 02:48 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Phencyclidine,

You said, "I believe that the mechanism of evolution is natural selection".

I agree with you - so long as we are talking about biological organisms. But what is the mechanism of the evolution of language, art, music, mathematics, cutlure, literature, or technology?

There is another form of evolution which we are now collectively caught up in. We have pretty much transcended our own biological evolution. Our future now is moving at the speed of memetic evolution and things are building to a cresciendo.

Homo Habilus used the same stone tool design for hundreds of thousands of years! They didn't even think to tie it on a stick! They didn't think about things...they just repeated what they learned. How many hundreds of thousands of years did early man live until he finally figured out how to grow food? How many until he discovered physics? How many until he discovered how to harness and use energy? How many until he discovered the integrated circuit?

Notice how the time frames keep getting shorter before each big turning point for mankind? This is the speed of memetic evolution.

I'm not implying that Shroomism's original post was about this particular form of evolution. I only wanted to point out that there is more to who we are than the "hardware" of our naturally selected bodies.


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    #2635700 - 05/04/04 04:45 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

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I agree with you - so long as we are talking about biological organisms. But what is the mechanism of the evolution of language, art, music, mathematics, cutlure, literature, or technology?




In biology, "evolution" is basically the history of biological development. By extension, in other contexts, "evolution" is gradual developement.

Language: I don't know.
Art: I don't know
Music: I don't know
Mathematics: I would guess progress (building on acquired knowledge)
Culture: I don't know
Literature: I don't know
Technology: I would guess progress (building on acquired knowledge)

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There is another form of evolution which we are now collectively caught up in. We have pretty much transcended our own biological evolution. Our future now is moving at the speed of memetic evolution and things are building to a cresciendo.




That sounds a little melodramatic, but if you're saying that now we have the ability to alter our genes and thus our biological evolution, then I would agree.

Quote:

I'm not implying that Shroomism's original post was about this particular form of evolution. I only wanted to point out that there is more to who we are than the "hardware" of our naturally selected bodies.




Well, you did a good job. I didn't respond to his post in that way (that 'knowledge = evolution') because that seems so self-evident that it doesn't require a reply. Obviously, one could view scientific progress as a form of evolution. Perhaps his idea was more complex but I had trouble deciphering it until now (if that's what he meant).

If that is what he meant, then I need further elaboration on his point. Was he suggesting that knowledge will also be key in ethically chosing how we can alter our evolution? I'm not sure I can gather what he may've been trying to suggest if your post is an indication of what he meant.


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Re: Evolution [Re: psyka]
    #2635889 - 05/04/04 06:13 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

When we first start our lives, we start mooving with no real purpose, not aiming to achive something, not thinking before we moove.

In this part of life described above, a person is capable of absorbing knowledge not by comparing events and things, but instead following its own mooves.

Actions-Moves- changes in the surrounded space all talk to our brains, BEFORE we think about them.

We are surrenderd to our actions, which (WTF?) seem to act by using a seperate knowledge base, a system of united timeless response.

We can all travell back to this type of energetic living just by returning to our source, which is this prototype of knowledge use. This is sometimes refered to as:"instant knowledge"

and i can assure you from personal experience that it is like infinite more than the usual memory-based perception.

The fact is that memory requires time when used in the modern fashioned way of searching the past with a purpose.

But as any kind of love, so is with your relationship with YOU, it needs to be .non selfish... if you want it to be real you have to give without waiting for a reply.

So you must give to yourself without a purpose, give all your perception has to offer. without waiting for an outcome.....

Thats when your ego is killed and the availiable memory can dig its way deep in the heart of your existance. All fields are open, cos you dont direct the energy flow anymore, you feel the cosmic unity.

Anything that happens has a direct connection to your memory of things.

It's like transforming your computers HD into RAM


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    #2636477 - 05/04/04 12:42 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

come on Shroomism get your ass back in here!


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Re: Evolution [Re: Shroomism]
    #2636990 - 05/04/04 03:44 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

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Shroomism said:
Experience = Learning = Wisdom = Evolution




Makes sense. You actually can see it as a never ending cycle.
Experience = Learning = Wisdom = Evolution -> Experience = Learning = Wisdom = Evolution -> Experience = Learning = Wisdom = Evolution -> .....

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    #2637135 - 05/04/04 04:15 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Makes sense. You actually can see it as a never ending cycle.
Experience = Learning = Wisdom = Evolution


No it doesn't make sense at all. Though it sounds good, there is no logic to it. Learning, experience and wisdom are genetically non-transferable. Some knowledge may be passed on, but that is not evolution.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Swami]
    #2637619 - 05/04/04 06:29 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

alright, here's my second formula

Creation x Time/Infinity + Destruction = Evolution

haha  :stoned:

I think you guys thought I was talking about physical biological evolution. My fault.
I'm talking about mental/emotional/spiritual/psychic evolution.

There are many levels of evolution you know, for we and everything else is multidimensional. Human evolution in terms of spiritual development is but one layer of perception that contributes to the whole of the evolutionary cycle. It is by experiencing physical lives, (in which the purpose of life) is to gain wisdom, through experience. Wisdom from learning based on experience, can be utilized for the purpose of evolution. We are not just physical beings.

Species evolve physically over time, due to their behaviour and environment.
Similarly, human consciousness evolves etherically over time, due to thought patterns and life choices among other things. I am inclined to believe the different levels of evolution are interconnected and influence one another.

Here's a basic scenario for you Swami:

Man touches hot stove - pain - burn
man does not learn lesson, man touches stove again - more pain
this time man decides to not touch hot stove - no pain
man makes connection between touching hot stove and pain
Learning has just taken place after experience
In time, these lessons will accumulate and mature, and form into wisdom. For the etheric body is just as influenced by it's environment as the material form, the wisdom will become fodder for evolution of the soul.

Evolution is not some process that takes millions of years to notice. It is a constant process, that is occuring on every level in many different speeds - physical and non, and it is the nature of the universe - to evolve. Evolution equals perpetual new experience, and thus non-stagnation.

Every cause has an effect and vica versa. And in terms of life and consciousness, you do reap what you sow.


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    #2638131 - 05/04/04 08:18 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I understand what you're saying (and I agree, but I believe you've misplaced it :smile:). Buttt, heres a question for you:

What if you wished to do something in your free time. Describe what you would do.


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    #2641558 - 05/05/04 02:14 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

Yes and the sun is also directly related to a thing like gravitation for example, which causes the information of the sunlight to change. Now, the biggest source of gravitation is a black hole, where the laws of physical world cease to exist. Now, is the first source to the system of suns and everything a black hole?

Yahoo, I hope this starts a conversation about black holes :smile:


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    #2644286 - 05/06/04 06:01 AM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I guess I agree, although (experience=learning=wisdom)=evolution works more on an individual level than on a species level. Am I right Shroomism?
For some cases though, you don't actually need to experience something yourself for you to be able to learn. For example Europeans learn of ttheir difficult experiences in History and all the wars that have been waged, and now Europeans (most of who haven't experienced war) have a particular taste for Peace. In fact the majority of intellectuals now say that inner-european conflicts are impossible events.
Well then, I guess I just answered my question: evolution of a species IS possible (at least from experience to learning) as long as there is data/information for it to be aware of the experiences of their ancestors. Of course i am talking spiritually here, because I'd also have to talk about the structural evolutions of society that have been influenced by History.
  (important fact: talking about evolution in its totality is something very very complex. I like to talk about spiritual evolution in particular because I believe that this aspect of evolution is becoming more and more critical and important today. Humanity might be in the learning phase, but it is indeed in need of wisdom. Help us wisdom!)
  So my resoning leads me to another question:
Being aware of the worldwide religious conflicts that have been waged ever since...well forever, shouldn't we be learning that religions are more a source of problems than a source of resolutions?
I think religions create a great force of friction in our movement towards wisdom. One of the resons that is, is cuz religiions give us comfort in the idea of death. For many people death is unbearable and religion helps them fade away this idea with  the words "afterlife", "heaven" or "hell". And I think that in the realm of the phase of learning of human evolution, there is acceptance of death.
Elizabeth Kubbler Ross, who accompanied lots of dying people in their last hours, noticed that there were 5 reoccuring stages that individuals who were victims of deadly illnesses went through:
1. Deny: the person refuses his death.He requests that his existence continues like before. He talks about his return home after he gets better.
2. Anger: He's revolted.He needs to find someone guilty of his situation.
3. Search of a deal: he asks for respite, to the doctor, to destiny, to God. He marks the calendar, "I want to live until X-mas".
4. Depression: his energy disappears. He renounces. He stops to fight.
5. Acceptance: in the units of palliative care, the one who is going to die asks to see the most beautiful paintings, to listen to the most beautiful music.

  I say most ppl are stuck at stage 3.
But it seems that when you accept death, you want to take the most profit of being alive.  It sets your mind free, and you are able to learn, to listen, to see things and their true beauty, like the patients in stage 5.
Thus accepting death is transforming yourself. And in the words of Krishnamurti; "Transforming yourself is transforming the world, because the self is at the same time the product and the integral part of the total process of human existence."
 
    There are a number of different reasons why humans are having a hard time evolving (most of them are psychological and Krishnumarti is my godfather of the description and the resoltion of these problems). But i am just going to talk about one more.
Its too bad tectonic plates have structured Earth the way it is. There are too many different nations, flags, too many different religions, too many different languages (in fact Einstein, before seriously getting into physics, was tempted to create a universal language). Instead of unifying, humans have a history of differenciation. This differenciation leads to intolerance, which i think is slowly beeing rooted out.
An idea just popped up. Following my tiny analysis of evolution (you could probly write a book of 3568 pages on it :smirk:), I'm tempted to say the states of France and Belgium are at the heart of human evolution, given that they are the chief creators of the European Union, that they are considered majorily laic (unreligious)by diplomatics, that Peace is favored by pretty much all of its population, and that tolerance is, in my view, widly ancred in everyone's mind.

America might scientifically help evolution, but not spiritually at all. Sorry for that.


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Re: Evolution [Re: Shroomism]
    #2651520 - 05/07/04 10:17 PM (17 years, 6 months ago)

I find that 2nd formula to be much more reasonable :smile:

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