Lost in faulty memory – hour 2

Written by on March 18, 2018

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If you’re curious and just listening to posts randomly, I mention everything you need to know about this 2nd hour of the episode streamcast last June 18th on the first hour posting. Back to that speech.

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During the Great Forgetting it came to be understood among the people of our culture that life in “the wild” was governed by a single, cruel law known in English as “the Law of the Jungle,” roughly translatable as “kill or be killed.” In recent decades, by the process of looking (instead of merely assuming), ethologists have discovered that this “kill or be killed” law is a fiction. In fact, a system of laws—universally observed—preserves the tranquility of “the jungle,” protects species and even individuals, and promotes the well-being of the community as a while. This system of laws has been called, among other things, the peacekeeping law, the law of limited competition, and animal ethics.

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Briefly, the law of limited competition is this: You may compete to the full extent of your capabilities, but you may not hunt down your competitors or destroy their food or deny them access to food. In other words, you may compete but you may not wage war on your competitors.

The ability to reproduce is clearly a prerequisite for biological success, and we can be sure that every species comes into existence with that ability as an essential heritage from its parent species.

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Humans came into existence following the law of limited competition. This is another way of saying that they lived like all other creatures in the biological community, competing to the full extent of their capacity but not waging war on their competitors. They came into existence following the law and continued to follow the law until about ten thousand years ago, when the people of a single culture in the Near East began to practice a form of agriculture contrary to the law at every point, a form of agriculture in which you were encouraged to wage war on your competitors—to hunt them down, to destroy their food, and to deny them access to food. This was and is the form of agriculture practiced in our culture, East and West—and in no other.

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Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • Black Dog
    Led Zepplin
    Zofo
  • 2112
    Rush
    2112
  • Wildflower
    The Cult
    Electic
  • Virtual Insanity
    Jamiroquai
    Traveling Without Moving
  • Harborcoat
    R.E.M.
    Reckoning
  • Just Let Go
    Fischerspooner
    Odyssey

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