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Old 07-10-2008, 08:02 AM   #76
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Yeah, but Cady, just because I can observe the same behavior in two groups (of humans, or one group human and one group animal) doesn't mean it derives from the same cause OR that that cause is biological. That's all I'm saying.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:21 PM   #77
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But Mary, we are (biological) organisms (besides being Budo Babes With an Attitude).A biological organism can't act from any other impetus BUT one rooted in biology/Nature.

That's all I'm sayin'.
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:04 PM   #78
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Or you could skip 'biology' altogether and nature would still exist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biology

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature

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Old 07-10-2008, 10:25 PM   #79
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Or you could skip 'biology' altogether and nature would still exist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biology

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature
didn't George Carlan (rest his soul) say that??
"what do you mean we might destroy the world...
no we will destroy ourselves, the world will still be here...."
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:21 PM   #80
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didn't George Carlan (rest his soul) say that??
"what do you mean we might destroy the world...
no we will destroy ourselves, the world will still be here...."
yeah. he did say that. and the joke would definitely be on us.

from one heyoka to another .

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Old 07-15-2008, 12:56 AM   #81
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Yup Professor James Lovelock must be smiling to himself after reading the end of this thread.

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Old 07-17-2008, 12:07 AM   #82
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Recent article about tattoos in the Guardian (via fark.com)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...jul/16/fashion

I thought it was half interesting.

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Old 07-18-2008, 03:08 PM   #83
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Rites of passage and associated rituals are non-existant in a meaningful way in industrialized society.

One need not read Joseph Campbell to understand the value rituals of a meaningful sort play in the development of a given human being.

It is clear that a need exists for these rituals and many in society seek out their own in the face of being presented with no guidance from their elders except to get a job and "make as much money as you can for that and that alone is success".

Each generation rebels to one degree or another against that incredibly powerful falsehood of wealth gathering being the primary purpose of life. The falsehood is so very strong though that most cannot keep up their rebellion for too long.

By the time they are twenty five or so most have acquiesced and pledged to the War Machine. In the meantime tattoos, for many, are just one act of rebellion against the War Machine.

The War Machine has no need nor time for human development via rites of passage or other rituals which support and celebrate life and awareness. Therefore any wrench thrown into that massive and seemingly unyeilding set of gears is right on with me.

Get tattoed, be a hippy, run nude in the streets singing everything from Norah Jones to Hank Williams, quit your corporate job and grow lettuce and pick it daily, celebrate Bob Dylan and cherry pie fillin', your favorite rant, Sarah Vaughn's niece's aunt, join with terrifically tattoed troops traipsing toward tinsletown under virgin wrappings extrapolating yonder Zeus!

Whatever, just say NO! to the Machine!

YeeHaa!!! Ride 'em CowFolk!
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