Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
Evolution: The development of an
animal or plant, or part of one, from a rudimentary to a mature state. Any process of gradual change occurring in something, esp. from a
simpler to a more complicated or advanced state. A process by which different kinds of organism come into being by the differentiation and
genetic mutation of earlier forms over successive generations. Oxford Dictionary
Peter: There is no evidence of any significant evolution in human behaviour
in the last 40,000 years since Cro Magnum’s seeming leap forward. Despite the tangible benefits of vastly improved health, safety, food
supply, shelter, comfort, transport, communications, education, etc. the Human Condition is still epitomized by malice and sorrow – exactly
as it was for ancient Cro Magnum. Technological advances have simply allowed modern humans to fight with nuclear bombs and cruise missiles
instead of spears and arrows.
Despite the scientific investigations and factual knowledge of the human body and
the physical universe we still believe in, worship, and fear good and bad spirits.
To call this technological progress evolution is to bury one’s head in the sand
– or stick one’s head in the clouds – and deny the extent of malice and sorrow on the planet. Although it is hard to see anthropology as
a precise science, the evidence of the intelligence levels of so-called ‘stone-age’ tribes found in the last centuries clearly indicate
they were mentally capable, given suitable training, of being able to fly a jet plane, or use a computer. This intelligence in the human brain
has resulted in enormous technological advances over the centuries, with the information and communication revolution of the last 50 years
being amongst the most spectacular. These developments now make available to modern humans a global view of the human species and the Human
Condition that supersedes the narrow tribal, ethnic, traditional, and limited territorial view of the past centuries. The time is now
appropriate and perfect for humans individually to devote themselves not to fighting for survival but to becoming happy and harmless – free
of the survival instincts of fear, aggression, nurture and desire.
The ancient evolutionary change that apparently resulted in the formation of the
neo-cortex addition to the original primitive brain in homo-sapiens has now played its course. We have now reached the stage where
technological advances have made the survival instinct, located in the amygdala or primitive brain, not only redundant but an out and out
danger to the very survival of the species. The next evolutionary step is the enforced redundancy of the amygdala and its survival programming
– an actual freedom from instinctual fear and aggression.
Actual Freedom is the way to bring about that next evolutionary change.