DrmDoc Posted Saturday at 03:11 PM Share Posted Saturday at 03:11 PM Greetings All, I’ve placed this discussion here under Speculations because most of us are not interested in speculation and I sincerely do not want this topic given serious attention. However, an aspect of this topic compels my wish to express my thoughts on this subject in an open forum. What I want to discuss has a basis in science that cannot be disproven or dismissed, as you may soon agree. I want to begin with this declaration: There will always be world instability and humanity will never overcome racism. Rather than beginning with racism, I begin here with instability because racism is a child of instability. I declared there will always be world instability because that is the basic nature of brain function. I’ve had brief discussions of that nature (Mind & Consciousness) in other SFN forums and will not explore it too much further here because of the delicate nature of that topic; however, it suffices to say that homeostasis virtually assures that all living species do not function without instability. Without that instability, there would be no progress and there would be no life. The certain nature of instability in brain function suggest a continual battle to maintain mental balance. It’s a battle of afference versus efference, which is a battle of stimuli versus our responses to stimuli. Our continual goal in that battle is to achieve a state of balance by not overreacting or underreacting to our experiences. What compels me to discuss this topic here is evidence of my effort to achieve a state balance in response to a perceived stimulus unsettling my thoughts. Without this battle at the very foundation of brain function, there would certainly be no progression of life in this world. As a child of instability, racism and prejudice exist at the very core of our being. Although not justified by this fact, they are part of the primal and primitive nature of our ancestral being that assured human existence. At our ancestral beginnings, survival depended on the kinship they shared among family. That kinship grew into tribalism, which ultimately led to conflict as tribes began to compete for survival resources. Although most resources are plentiful today, tribalism, thereby, racism thrives today and will continue to do so because it is at the very basis of our survival instinct. Tribalism, a basic primal instinct, virtually assures there will always be strife and prejudice among humanity. The only hopeful remedy I perceive is an ultimate state of empathy where we sincerely and truly perceive the kinship we share. I believe I've made statements of fact here, which may or may not amount to scientific speculation but I welcome your thoughts. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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