From: Kenneth Van Oost (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 10 Nov 2005 - 20:44:51 GMT
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From: Scott Chase <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Individuals such as
> John Wilkins are fully aware of such concepts but can
> we extrapolate their superior wisdom across all
> individuals of our species to say that the human
> species is fully self-aware? I can buy nationalist
> self-determination as a human construct, but species
> self-determination for humans might be going too far.
Yet that shouldn 't be regarded as all negative though !
The misery of the last century ( health, hunger, poverty,...)
arise from the fact that on one side the achievements of
the ones and the limitations of the other were opposite to
eachother. Better it would be that all should be inspired to
get humankind up the latter.
Why should it be wrong to get hunger and poverty out
of the equation !? This step for the species as a whole requires
courage and appears to be beautiful and good_ is this kind
of species self- determination for the individual human sake
than out of the question !?
And why not_ we have the technology_ overcome disease
and healthproblems like the upcoming pandemic for all humans
and not for the few who can affort it !? Is this kind of species
self- determination than not mold into our actions and behaviour
and thought !? Since long we have lost our naive pagan and
innocent we are neither, but we mustn 't be ignorant for the up-
coming future. Technological opportunities are coming our way
and the picture we have about our destiny transcends that of
every element in human culture prior to it.
Today's man is in possesion of power that will eliminate all
frustration, we will be sane, stable and realistic.
We are playing a role in a great natural story and we must accept
it; we must also accept the nature of the historical process sur-
rounding this_ never forget the struggle for subjective idealism
either_ but we should be convinced, integer and full of courage
in our attempts to change the world, the species and with it humans
for the best_ genetical or memetical !
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