from NewDawnMagazine Website
It has been slow in coming and is one that many scientists avoid discussing:
The frightening truth
about this agreement is that it isn't about New Age physics, the
nature of God or the transcendent union of science and
religion - it concerns the nature of man, or rather, the problem of
Violence and evil were human problems, probably caused by the conflict between our intellect and natural instincts. Nature was great, instincts were marvelous and sex was fun.
This logic was buttressed with romantic notions about the innocence of animals, the moral purity of instinct, and the marketable icon of the harmless, playful, innocent ape.
However, as science progressed, these notions
fell like a house of cards...
This refinement became known as sociobiology - the inclusive fitness theory - or in journalistic terms, 'the selfish gene'. It was popularized by Richard Dawkins's book The Selfish Gene.
This discovery, which is now conventional scientific wisdom, holds that the ultimate driving force for evolution is the genes, the molecular unit of heredity of a living organism. The maximization of genetic successes to assure the passing on of certain genes to subsequent generations.
principle, however terrifying in its ramifications, is the state of
present evolutionary theory.
We need to abandon the theories and debates about origins and consider the state of humanity at present.
There are many ways to consider evolution:
Science places modern man (Homo sapiens sapiens) in the centre of the ape kingdom.
It says humans are part of the same lineage as orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos. The standard view of this great-ape 'family tree' is that humans and chimps are more similar to each other than either is to the gorilla - because chimps and humans diverged more recently.
But with the publication of the
sequence of the
full gorilla genome in 2012, this theory has been
overthrown. Scientists realized that much of the human genome more
closely resembles the gorilla than it does the chimpanzee genome.
It's frighteningly clear that our genetic heritage is directly related to the ape kingdom.
This invokes some fascinating questions and quandaries.
Researchers in this field raise the question:
Many argue that intelligence developed as the result of enhanced hand-eye coordination by using tools. However, many other species use tools, including apes.
Apes are quick learners, and use whatever they can find to open that nut, get that fruit, or crush that skull. But apes did not develop a high level of intelligence - only the offshoot of Homo sapiens sapiens.
This argument sheds light on a fascinating possibility:
Such writers as
Zecharia Sitchin and
Erich von Daniken use this sort of reasoning extensively.
This may seem too much to grasp at first, yet if we consider the
myths and legends that abound within humanity's history, they all
seem to include such tales of genetic interference.
Sitchin argued that an alien race (the Anunnaki) genetically engineered humanity as a slave species, but the early humans rebelled and developed consciousness.
Numerous myths, stories and legends suggest someone or something interfered with the ape to create man, and all tend to see this creation as negative.
most religions insist that
'Matter is good' and 'God is the creator',
other more esoteric approaches from the Vedas to the Gnostic suggest
that Matter is at best dangerous, at worst malefic, and our creation
was the result of either a miscalculation or error - or a deliberate
Many Gnostic sects believed that the fallen creator, in his attempt to wrest control of the universe,
While we may debate details, it is certainly true there is a dichotomy between our genetic programming and mind (which is the gate for one's true spiritual self).
Even if we have trouble accepting the more flamboyant aspects of this theory, the split within humanity and the violent traits of our innate genetic programming cannot be ignored.
According to Sitchin, the mind was genetically engineered through modifications to the brain so that a slave race could be created.
Apes were difficult to command, so a brain/mind complex (however originally limited) was created. Through the dichotomy between the brain/mind and the instincts, mind control was achieved...
Continuing from this argument,
As time went on, however, the mechanism of control became the tool of liberation.
Even the most limited mind/brain complex began to develop thoughts outside the 'control spectrum', and one thought led to another and ultimately rebellion.
Whether we accept this paradigm or not, we can see that intellect has a contradictory role:
In this extraterrestrial cosmology, we deduce there are diverse alien species:
Accordingly, some early cultures worked to liberate
humanity's intellect, while some cultures, if not the same ones over
time, regressed their culture back into slavery by the same means.
In one Mandean account, we read of demons copulating together and their progeny being man's body and mind. Man's physical and mental forms are in direct opposition to his spiritual essence.
In other Gnostic traditions, our mind is a
mixture of light and darkness which offers the opportunity to ascend
beyond limitation through its redemption.
The major contradiction in our culture is the desire for individualism:
As moral codes are loosened and as we gain more supposed freedom, crime, rape, murder and social disorder arises.
As culture fails, the apes return...
Gnostics and some Christians may interpret this on a more spiritual level, with dominions and principalities, demos and demi-gods replacing the 'little green men'. For the scientifically-minded researcher, we could replace aliens and demons with complexes and unconscious social control mechanisms (memes).
Ultimately the symbol system is irrelevant.
This model could be extended to explain the role of such figures as,
...and so on.
However, humanity was unaware that the forces which created these paradigms of control also started the human mind on a journey of development. An immense conflict evolved...
When man rejects tyranny, his instincts take over and a new tyranny, one of ape violence, comes into effect. He is caught in a vicious cycle.
Man is a split being - Animal, Intellect and Spirit - each with its own agenda and programming.
The physical organism is made of fallen Matter and its
programming is that of an ape ruled by the 'selfish gene'. It is
innately violent and destructive. In some sense it has its own
consciousness, we could perhaps call it the 'GE' (genetic entity).
The emissaries of Light have been giving man 'wake-up' calls for thousands of years, yet man does not listen.
As soon as the emissaries die, sometimes even before, their messages are distorted and become part of the 'social control mechanism'.
The point of reference for all these paradigms is spiritual:
The Gnostics said
that Matter is fallen, nature is a trap, and man's real self is
locked in an eternal game.
The 'selfish gene' is far more malleable than we care to realize, since it is an intrusion from a spiritual reality:
In the distant past the 'selfish gene' program realized man could not be controlled by the genetic entity alone, so it evolved new gene-like structures to control the mind like Memes.
A Meme is a virus of the mind.
Memes mould consciousness to fulfill the directive of the original DNA program.
TV, computer games and sport are means to stop us using our mind to any spiritual end by keeping it absorbed and controlled.
Our entire culture is based on this premise:
Many appear to be outside of the structure, but are really part of it.
By understanding the 'selfish gene', and the split nature of humanity, we have uncovered the reasons behind the constant tension and violent behavior of modern man.
Illusions are washed away when we truly comprehend the
hybrid composition of human nature...