Editorial #2 - July 26, 2003
A NEW "Of Truth"
and development of Human potentials
I am pleased to present the new "Of Truth" now
on Fast Downloads and with a 30% increase
in size there have been many changes. These greatly improve the
overall authority of the treatise. Very little has been deleted
and that only to make way for clarification. One change that may
not please everyone at first is that the "Parts" have
been renamed "Chapters" and numbers advanced to include
a revised introduction as "Chapter 1", so old URLs related
to "Parts of "Of TRUTH" are now obsolete. These,
for the time being, will be re-directed to the New "Of Truth"
Apart from small revisions and re-arrangements most of the new
additions ("woven in" selective material from Editorials)
are concentrated in enlargements of Chapters in the second half
of the book. The book is now divided into 12 Chapters rather than
12 Parts and what was previously Part 12 is now called "Postscript"
followed by a short 'wrap-up' called "End Piece". Although
this exposure of evolution theory was first published in 1980 neither
the printed nor the on-line versions have ever been challenged.
Readers will now find this popular treatise better presented,
easier to read and conveying the essentials more conclusively. It
is now much more a finished product. Although all four books in
the series play an important role in this compact literature on
the human situation "Of Truth" is, of course, the heart
of this body and life's work.
Chance evolution is dead but do not expect its advocates to
A summary of "Chance Creation" theory as exposed by science
shows chance creation to be mathematically impossible and creation
by natural selection is also impossible because nature has no vision
of future. This is conclusively demonstrated by the 98% of life
forms said to be extinct. The well established reason for their
becoming extinct is because the earth changes so slowly that forms
have time to specialise by chance and selection and this leads to
destruction of unneeded genes. Later, when these genes are lost,
the life form must become extinct because further environmental
change leaves it without further options to adapt. Neither chance
nor selection can replace lost genes.
NOTE: "allafrica" has moved the quote referred to in Editorial
July 12th. See * at end.
Intelligence and Humanity
As you saw from our July 12 Editorial the human brain weighs about
four times more than that of a Chimp. However science, for years,
has been saying that we use only a small part of our human mental
ability. This, apparently with some amazement because evolution
without immediate advantage is totally opposed to the theory of
creation by chance and natural selection.
It would seem to me that after years of massive promotion of entertainment,
sports, animal passions, encouragement to instinctive behaviour,
life-style fashions and anti-intellectual interests, most of us
would be now using very little of our human mental potential. In
fact most of us appear to live at a mental level little above that
used by common animals. The rest of our brainpower is largely unused
at present but is there to provide for a human future foreseen and
planned for by an intelligent creative force.
This is interesting in relation to our present human situation
and the so-called 'coalition of the willing' who took us into the
Iraq 'war'. The "willing" have now retreated from claims
of Iraq having hidden weapons of mass destruction to claims of "intent
to produce such weapons". All and sundry are being blamed for
this 'mistake' and Tony Blair has said that the war is justified
if 'terrorists' are prevented from obtaining these weapons.
Well I, for one, would be surprised if it was not a bit late to
talk of denying terrorists weapons capable of extensive killing,
especially given the wide ranging selection of weapons coming under
the emotional definition of "weapons of mass destruction".
To me the whole post-war discussion is a total charade by those
"willing" us to be deceived about the true world situation.
I don't need repeat the news of the week.
I have to be very careful about claims I make because of the importance
of maintaining credibility. Nevertheless I was prepared to say that
it was unlikely that Iraq had any such weapons or even had the industrial
capacity to design and produce other than the more basic biological
weapons. Even the ability to produce advanced biological weapons
of a quality already perfected by leading industrial nations would
need help of materials and knowledge gained from superpower technologies.
The leader of Iraq was a primitive self-glorifying and inhuman
leader but no more of a world threat than any well funded dissident
group whose ability to create threat depends on the availability
of materials produced in the factories and by the science of the
super-powers. Putting the disinherited under greater pressure would,
in all reason, seem to be designed to increase the common despair
and the common terrorist threat.
So how would I know the situation better than leaders of the world's
most powerful nations equipped with huge spy services? I have no
secret service, no friends or connections with Iraq, nothing to
guide me other than an intelligence available to those reading this
- a bit of useable common sense and a reputation I value. So do
not try to tell me the 'war' was not a deliberate set-up in order
to increase world tensions so as to clear the way for greater and
greater public restrictions, bureaucratic controls and public misinformation.
Terrorist cells now need time to rethink, re-organise and re-plan,
but as they do this they take the risk of discovery. So real terrorism
(with a little help from the superpowers) will no doubt be active
again (at a guess) within two years. If you think the world is a
safer place now that the Iraq 'war' is 'over' then you are closing
your eyes and just not using your available human brainpower.
To survive we have to change but we have little chance of encouraging
use of our intellectual abilities so long as we are not prepared
to govern our own affairs. So far we have shown precious little
interest in sacrificing our indoctrinated beliefs and comfortable
biases to more humane, more self-responsible, attitudes.
On the other hand it seems to me that almost all of us have a desire
for truth, justice and mercy so, with some encouragement, I think
most (or at least the conscious majority) will, before it is too
late, make the effort. Certainly those who make use of more intelligence
than is available to Chimps will do so.
No doubt many will find it beyond belief that we humans use very
little more intelligence than do Chimps. We create television and
space junk; we change the genetic structure of plants. Chimps cannot
do these things. But how many of us actually understand such everyday
things as the forces that enable aeroplanes to fly or the forces
that decide the ballistics of a missile? How electricity is turned
into power to drive a train? How what we eat is converted to become
part of us? Not most of us! Most of us just behave as monkeys climbing
about among the trees in a forest of technology that has been created
by a few inquisitive people using a little of their brain power
to investigate special areas of understanding.
As we age it becomes more difficult to learn to use our intellectual
gifts. It is said that we gain our abilities of discrimination at
about the age of three years so it would seem that by age of four
years children should be introduced to games that aid the development
of skills such as reasoning and forward planning. These include
card games such as "Bridge" and "500" and board
games such as checkers/drafts.
There are also simple mental exercises. Do you recall "counting
sheep", usually counting by 3s, 5s,or 7s, i.e. 3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27
Doing it backward. Doing the alphabet backward. Rubbing your
tummy while patting your head and vice-versa. Did your mum ever
say: repeat the 'x' times table as you come to the table so the
spoon will know where your mouth is; or, to wake-up your brain on
your way to school. We all have the mental "hardware"
but we develop our personal "software" program connections.
Useful little fun things to give young brains exercise can be quite
beneficial. Mental acrobatic exercise is even more important than
physical exercise especially over the years from four to twelve;
brains thrive on challenge within their comfort range.
Children should not be pushed to make a career of such games and
mental exercises. Just as sports are physical exercises to be encouraged
as play so are mental exercises. Life should be a very satisfying
experience: a life is not a game and a game is not a life. Children
should soon learn to beat parents at such games because most of
us have not been encouraged to develop our intellectual reasoning
abilities beyond needs most basic.
In relation to Editorials May 12th and June 7th and attached health
articles. In particular that attached to June 7th. A report by a
Professor John Dwyer reminds us that these matters are seldom plain
black and white. Quote:
"A few organisms are equipped with a toxin that makes us
develop a high temperature and while the temperature produced may
not help the organism, some of the other strategies associated with
the toxin might.
"Far more common, however, is a situation in which chemicals
released by the immune system as they fight organisms raise our
temperature to help them eliminate the invader.
"All of this has to be carefully balanced, as you can definitely
have too much of a good thing here; too high a fever, particularly
in Children, can cause lethal convulsions, damaging our brain or,
perhaps, even killing us." E.Q.
This may not add much to the original article but is a reminder
that we always need to take care, particularly where children are
involved. If we are dealing with a virus infection a good thermometer
is essential because the difference between a temperature that kills
the virus and the temperature which kills us is only so few degrees.
To live a healthy life we need to adopt a healthy diet and exercise
for body and mind. We need (to our practical ability) to use of
unprocessed and organic foods; include natural (preferably) unprocessed
honey, apple cider vinegar, millet grain. Chew and eat kernels of
natural (not hybrid) apricots, seed of apples, bitter almonds (with
their brown skins) to reduce cancer risk. Our bodies are constantly
fighting to keep us healthy but they cannot do much if we deny them
the right foods.
Healthy unprocessed foods are important but we also need to eat
foods that give us a range of the nutrients needed for heart and
brain health, and to help the body fight cancers. We have to realise
that not only have we been encouraged and provided with foods to
systematically eliminate valuable nutrients from the common diet
but, apart from that, we have been encouraged to eat foods that
encourage our most deadly ailments. If you think that is coincidental
or just the result of the profit motivation well, that is your choice.
Unfortunately, coincidental or profit motivated or not, the world
is full of such choices and unintelligent choices can be very unhealthy.
See below quote:
"Civil disobedience. . . is not our problem. Our problem
is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over
the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government
and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this
obedience. . Our problem is that people are obedient all over the
world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity and war
and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails
are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are
running the country. That's our problem." Howard Zinn, "Failure
Well surely we must see the truth in that and isn't it about time
we took responsibility for what we do and gave some thought of governing
ourselves for our own benefit!
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