in the arsehole of diogenes

NEO-HERACLITUS_____________Qweir Notions in the arsehole of Diogenes: weBlog of a septuagenarian Binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Saturday, 16 May 2015

"Hardly any faculty is more important

for the intellectual progress of Man than ATTENTION.
Animals clearly manifest this power,
as when a cat watches by a hole and prepares to spring on its prey..."

Charles Darwin,  ON THE DESCENT OF MAN, 1871.

This observation is perhaps more revolutionary than the theory of evolution,
for the more than mankind progresses in technology, the more it regresses in Attention -
which word Darwin uses in the sense discussed at length by Carlos Castaneda, amongst others.

Because mankind progressively loses the power of Attention to the natural and real world, 

directing its ætiolated zombie-form to technology (which, being artifact, is inevitably and increasingly ephemeral, ultimately unsustainable), our species is doomed to be an evolutionary cul-de-sac,
perhaps not actually disappearing from the planet, but re-assuming its 'natural' status
of fragile hominid living in the few remaining small pockets of tropical habitat suitable for a hairless ape...

or...read about the aptly-named Mr Nagasaki >>>

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