Sunday, October 7, 2012
Peter Cook focuses on ''Conscious Living'' in his ''Hydrogen to Human'' Project
"It would seem that the human race is at a crossroads, because for the
first time ever, we can see things not just from a global perspective,
but a universal one," writes Peter Cook, a British expat living in Taiwan.
"That should help us to make future choices, but a glance at the long run of human
history shows that we are flawed as a species,
and not the masters of the Earth as we once thought.''
Cook has been working in Taiwan on a project he calls “Hydrogen to Human,”
and which details the self-assembly of everything in the universe, which
includes human behavior.
"Because we can look at all cultures on the
Earth in real time, we can see which behaviors are common to them all," he says.
Cook adds: "Logic tells you this is who “we” are. The other behavior will have
patterns that are the same, even though the behavior is completely
different. This can also be used as evidence to predict what we will
do in the future."
Take World War I and the current financial mismanagement in Europe and
the US, for example, Cook says, noting "You would think that with just a little bit of foresight,
people would have sidestepped these problems, they were so obvious.
However, we don’t see the obvious until the amount of pain we have to
endure forces us to change."
"Why? Because we are still very much animals whose bodies are a
relationship between two interdependent partners, a mind and a body.
Work from basic principles now, they never let you down. The mind
floods the body with chemicals to make it behave in certain ways. This
simply allows the mind to exist (that’s how DNA works, to just exist)," Cook writes.
"The body needs a control mechanism so it can exist. Because human
beings have no bodily weapons, we rely on tool-making and cooperation
to get the better of the animals we share the world with. We are
programmed to conform, not to make calm logical decisions based on the
current philosophical concepts of the day. We react to the chemicals
in our bodies first and think later (test this the next time you are
driving). As the only animal that can do the opposite of what the
chemicals tell us to, why don’t we? It is very difficult to do, as any
addict will tell you. When you fall in love, or hate, it’s all but
impossible to react calmly."
"The moneymakers and warmongers have learned to exploit this to their
own advantage, another universal trait. Good education can teach the
next generation what to do before the chemicals kick in: They can
react to intelligent rules, rather than chemical ones."
"The problems caused by over-conforming can now be clearly seen:
Religion is now ironically the biggest threat to world peace, the
banks who are supposed to safeguard our savings turned out to be the
biggest thieves and looking from a universal perspective, humans on
the Earth are a product of what DNA does, so we could go on
reproducing like a virus until we kill our host."
In conclusion, Cook says: "We do have a choice, and that requires the number of people who are
making intelligent choices to have more influence than those who make
chemically driven reactions. Technology does not make anybody smarter:
If you are making a mistake, you just make it faster. Good education
with logic rather than emotion as an underlying principle gives us a
tool to save us from our own DNA."
Posted by DANIELBLOOM at 8:43 PM