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From: Vincent Campbell <email@example.com>
> That doesn't mean that humans are free from inherent biases, exactly the
> opposite, but what it does mean is that at least some of our inherent
> have utility. Being able to distinguish between nice and nasty foods,
> and dangerous animals etc. etc. are useful. And we are able to utilise
> these tendencies socially for both good and ill. And trying to
> "de-programme" ourselves from some of the most dominant, and demonstrable,
> categories seems to me to be burying one's head in the sand (akin to
> Thatcher's famous claim 'there is no such thing as society').
I must heavily refute the notion that you can 't de- progamme yourself !
That is, IMO not true ! You can and you must in a way to make memes
yours. Your head is, still completely full with memes of conformity, terri-
toy, land, nation and other dominant categories.
We must, in a sense obey the will to believe, we mustn 't neglect such
a fact, it has to examined, but such thing can 't be changed in a wimp, I
know that, but such way of thinking is due to Platonism, what says that
everything is there fixed and forever. That ain 't the truth !
Due to such a way of thinking, man feels himself ' reduced ', his self-
respect is less than zero and the situation he is in is inevitable, but that
ain 't the truth either !
" How should man find a better place for himself if for example the
evolutiontheory spoils the game !? "
Where thus, in a sense Lamarckism, in the sense of being creativity,
can be some kind of solution, mankind plunge into the pre- supposition
that everyhing is controlable, thus so evolution, but we don 't do this
to become ' better ', but to take away the uncertainty of the Self.
We replace the lack of selfrespect by taking away ' accidently '
biological causes, where only a self- building by memes- scheme can be
the boon and blessing for everybody.
We lack instincts, that due to conformism, in my sense we are ' Dar-
winised '. In Nietzsches terms, Auto- therapy, a process wherein man
looses the knots of survived forms/ connections and value- aspects.
Be yourself !
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