Jury Has Reached A Verdict In The Jerry Sandusky Case (I Think He's Guilty, Folks)

Started Jun 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: How can he be Trolling?
In reply to Great Bustard, Jun 26, 2012

Great Bustard wrote:

You still don't seem to have a clear handle on how evolution works. There is no ladder, Kev. Evolution is largely unpredictable, and merely reaction to the enviornment that favors the genes of people who have more surviving offspring.

Oh yes, I have a very clear handle on how evolution works viz a viz the dominance factor, and all the rest of it.

However, your overall assessment is all dependent upon humans always basically "staying the same" ....and maintaining this current "might is right' and 'surival of the fittest' status-quo forever, etc.

Well, I say that intellectual change is on the horizon and in fact, a psycho-social quantum-leap is under way...albeit slowly.

Whilst we have had certain 'spiritual enlightenment' (for want of a better terminology) thinkers, devotees, etc within the last 4,000 years (ie: Hindu Vedas, Sadu's, Bhuddism, Yeshua, Ghandi, etc)...it has only been within the last 60 years that we have experienced a real 'shift' in human attitue and outlook...towards creating a truly more gentle, soft, mild, inclusive, empathetic society.

No longer is it merely cultish groups or individual intellectual thinkers who promote such empatheic socialistic qualities....but we now have entire regions that are slowly moving in this direction.

WE are becoming a more genteel, caring, collective, understanding species and our social policies in places...(noticeably Scandinavia, Europe) are clearly indicating this.

Do YOU think for one moment...there would actually have been any 'trial' and psychological analysis for mass killer Breivik...just 2-300 years ago? Of course not, he would have been strung up and brutally killed (as a public spectacle) right away.

Many more countries today have banned the death penalty...than still use it.

Why? because we are indeed becoming a more civilized, nice, less harsh or brutal, softer, human race.

Yes, we have been a brutal, aggressive, barbaric species for the past 4-5 million years, or whatever....however, that doesn't mean we shall remain that way forever...

Our attitudes towards the environment, our planet, animal-welfare, social equality, global cooperation, and all the rest of it - is quickly changing

There are signs that WE are now taking that first step out of the CAVE.

Maybe, one day...we will ALL be like Ghandi


"It is a small gesture, but one that can be very effective - especially in a large crowd. So fart, and if you must, fart often. But always fart without apology. Fart for freedom, fart for liberty, and fart proudly" (Benjamin Franklin 'The Dream' 1751)


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