UG Krishnamurti, one of my favorite “enlightened dudes”, has died

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Thinker and philosopher U.G. Krishnamurti, 89, died at Vallecrosia, Italy, on Thursday (March 28, 2007)

I’ve said on other pages here at telesterion and other places, that I got “enlightened” a while back. Whatever it is that happened, that I call “my enlightenment”, seems very similar to whatever it […]

Is The Universe Made Of Exotic Matter?

Recent experiments seem to prove a radical new theory of what matter and particles are, a new model hinted at by an experiment performed twenty years ago – and as it turns out, not only may this new “exotic matter” be what the universe is really made of, we may have found it naturally occuring […]

Biocentrism as a New Model and Possible Unified Theory

Why do we live in a universe that seems so perfectly constructed to allow us, that is, conscious lifeforms, we humans, to exist?

(I’m sure my readers are familiar with the idea, popular in modern cosmology, that we exist in such a universe because such a universe is required for us to exist. That is, […]

Video of Ken Wilber Stopping His Brain Waves

Here’s a youtube video of Ken Wilber doing something with an EEG machine – one of the early Mind Mirrors, from the look of the device. (not to be confused with Tim Leary’s Mind Mirror game)

It’s a shame that personal EEG machines are still so rare and expensive. They could be really useful to […]

MALAMAT – Taking Blame as a Self-Development Practice

I was talking about malamat recently, and thought, “This has been such an important idea for me, but very few other people know anything about malamat, so, start the conversation.” ;-}

“Malamat” is a sufi idea, one I think of as being popularized by the sufi saint-poet Hafiz, altho it seems to have been a […]

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His argument is based on the fact that for more than 99 per cent of human evolutionary history, we have lived as hunter-gatherer communities surviving on our wits, leading to big-brained humans. Since the invention of agriculture and cities, however, natural selection on our intellect has effective stopped and mutations have accumulated in the critical “intelligence” genes.

“I would wager that if an average citizen from Athens of 1000BC were to appear suddenly among us, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions, with a good memory, a broad range of ideas and a clear-sighted view of important issues,” Professor Crabtree says in a provocative paper published in the journal Trends in Genetics.

“Furthermore, I would guess that he or she would be among the most emotionally stable of our friends and colleagues. I would also make this wager for the ancient inhabitants of Africa, Asia, India or the Americas, of perhaps 2,000 to 6,000 years ago,” Professor Crabtree says.

“The basis for my wager comes from new developments in genetics, anthropology, and neurobiology that make a clear prediction that our intellectual and emotional abilities are genetically surprisingly fragile,” he says.


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