Last edited by Hoss2626; 08-15-2012 at 10:22 AM.
Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.
My Primal Journal
Hoss, the "growth" of solar panels on discrete buildings as opposed to solar farms, and the efficiency gains of solar, are not the same as a growing economic system - or more to the point, a growing consumer system. We can achieve reductions in waste and overall usage and reduce the environmental footprint, even with renewable resources. Maximizing the energy efficiency of office buildings, increasing the renewable production at the homestead level, and increasing efficiency all work together, especially if consumers become more conscious of usage and waste.
A way a lone a last a loved a long the ... riverrun, past Eve and Adam's ...
For me the next big thing is Tribe.
I thought Tribe should have been in Mark's PB rules and thought it was weird when human connections weren't included in the list. I do understand why one might want to leave it out, though, because if you follow that topic too far down the rabbit hole it gets political and starts to undermine the myth of the nuclear family being the "natural" social structure of humans.
Anyway, I'll use my life as an example. Starts with a narcissistic father and a passive mother (from a long line of others like them and each generation getting progressively more isolated and mentally ill). The ONLY way I made it out was by the influence of elementary school teachers that gave a s**t. Fast-forward to my life now. Few family connections due to above and my husband and I decided not to have children for environmental reasons. So...I've had to fill my need for tribe/family with friends. I am making a greater effort to really search out people with similar worldviews and overlook trivial character "flaws" (that would have been deal-breakers in the past) in order to have many strong, trusting, human relationships. I crave time with children and also with other women. I think that's natural. Most women fill the first need by having children - but then I've witnessed many of my friends become isolated by the insane time requirements involved in both working and taking care of children. Tribe solves that problem.
It's a really difficult thing to do. This social system depends on competition between individuals and that leads to isolation. One of the things I've done is to stop comparing myself to other women. Women do this all the time and it's so counter-productive!
Anyway, there is a lot more to this but I thought I'd at least throw the idea out there.
While sapiens was very social, neanderthal was not. Males were largely intolerant of each other, limiting the average group to between 3 and seven members, mostly female, if I recall correctly. So base your "need" for humans on your ancestry, not on textbook norms.
Don't kid yourself. Time with other people's children is not the same as rising your own. I thought I would be an old maid. I have a graduate degree and studied and worked in a man dominated field. I don't like other children. I never hold one till they put my daughter in my hands. It takes insane amount of time, energy and thought. It is the best thing that ever happened to me, and the most interesting project, raising this human and seeing her turn form the dearest peace of meat into a real person.I crave time with children and also with other women. I think that's natural. Most women fill the first need by having children - but then I've witnessed many of my friends become isolated by the insane time requirements involved in both working and taking care of children. Tribe solves that problem.
My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Leida - I'm sure you're right - that it is definitely not the same. I'm just not willing to create another industrial human for my own selfish desire to feel that experience.
Many people have neanderthal genes. That is known. But some theories suggest that many autism traits may be neanderthal behavior to a degree, or a distorted form of it. Some evidence that supports these ideas include high-protein diets being effective in controlling a lot of asperger's traits, and neanderthal was a big game hunter.
The Neanderthal Theory of Autism
Ticket to Elsewhere
Neanderthal theory of Autism and occipital bun - General Autism Discussion
Neanderthal anatomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Check those traits against some autistic people!