Re: Me against the meme

From: Kenneth Van Oost (
Date: Thu 10 Nov 2005 - 20:44:51 GMT

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    ----- Original Message ----- From: Scott Chase <>

    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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