The Human Condition

October 2021 Forums General discussion The Human Condition

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    robbo203
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    Anybody heard of this bloke before? I haven’t listened to the video in full – just a bit in the middle about the matriarchal society of bonobos and the tail-end about dogmatism and the political Left. It sounds like it could be of some interest but then again it might just turn out to be a disappointingly idealistic lets-all-be-nice-to-each-other-and-the-world-will-be-ok type of argument…

    Still, I’m happy to be open-minded and listen to what the guy has to say. Just wondered if anyone else knew anything about him and this particular movement:

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    alanjjohnstone
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    #223508
    twc
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    The first part.

    The basis. Humans have never reconciled their recently acquired (biological) consciousness with their anciently acquired (biological) instincts.

    The claim. Humans are psychologically “screwed” because our flexible consciousness has shamefully conceded to our inflexible instinct (since our instinct can’t concede anything) that we act ‘bad’ despite knowing ‘good’.

    The solution. Celebrate our consciousness, and we remove the biological impediment, the foundation of our psychological angst.

    Griffith’s associates (from Wikipedia). Charles Birch was a Templeton (religious prize) winner. The radio shock-jock Alan Jones and the concept of “shame” are irreconcilable.

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    Human beings do not have instincts

    There is always a dangerous side with these writers about the biological aspect of human beings because they always mix human behaviors with biological patterns

    #223511
    ALB
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    In 1995 the Australian Skeptics awarded Tim McCartney-Snape the Bent Spoon Award which they give each year to an Australian, “to the perpetrator of the most preposterous piece of paranormal or pseudoscientific piffle” in a tongue-in-cheek fashion”

    McCartney-Snape was awarded it “for promotion of the beliefs of Jeremy Griffith self described prophet and founder of the World Transformation Movement, the Foundation for the Adulthood of Mankind.”

    Scroll down here:

    https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Australian_Skeptics

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    Parapsychology was very popular in Russia and they tried to divulge it as a scientific field but their writtings never appeared in any scientific journal

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