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1. New Scientist. 23 June 2007. Reality Check. "To track down a theory of everything, we might have to accept that the universe only exists when we're looking at it"! www.newscientist.com "Laws of nature are human inventions, like ghosts. Laws of logic, of mathematics are also human inventions, like ghosts. The whole blessed thing is a human invention, including the idea that isn't a human invention. The world has no existence whatsoever outside the human imagination..." 'Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance' Robert M. Pirsig.

2. Global Gullibility 'For Dawkins, religious gullibility is not only an illustration of, but may be a precursor to, a more global form of gullibility. As he said, if you can believe “something as daft as the transubstantiation [then] you can believe anything", and (witness the story of Doubting Thomas) these people are trained to see that as a virtue” (p. 141). In other words, training children to accept nonsensical religious notions may predispose them to accept all kinds of other nonsense with a similar blind trust.' http://www.stephen-greenspan.com/pdf/samplechapter.pdf Global Gullibility

2.1. Religious Education (RE) Dorset For You. SALED, NASACRE, SACRE. RE Search - Agreed Syllabus. http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1249.entry "Children, I'll argue, have a human right not to have their minds crippled by exposure to other people's bad ideas - no matter who these other people are. Parents, correspondingly, have no god-given licence to enculturate their children in whatever ways they personally choose: no right to limit the horizons of their children's knowledge, to bring them up in an atmosphere of dogma and superstition, or to insist they follow the straight and narrow paths of their own faith. In short, children have a right not to have their minds addled by nonsense. And we as a society have a duty to protect them from it. So we should no more allow parents to teach their children to believe, for example, in the literal truth of the Bible, or that the planets rule their lives, than we should allow parents to knock their children's teeth out or lock them in a dungeon." 'What Shall We Tell The Children?' 'Amnesty Lecture' Oxford - Nicholas Humphrey. Reasons (2) 1) 'Becoming human is a process (Primate to Human / Human to Human Rights & Western Civilisation?) and not some event' Anon. 2) 'The Long Childhood' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34MtbXuL0Qs&feature=related Jacob Bronowski 'The Ascent of Man'.

3. By Jack of Kent - "For those wondering, if anyone working with children hears an allegation of abuse, it's the law to report it immediately (at least here and in the US, I don't know about other countries). ... "Even if the Pope doesn't end up in the dock, and even if the Vatican doesn't cancel the visit, I am optimistic that we shall raise public consciousness to the point where the British government will find it very awkward indeed to go ahead with the Pope's visit, let alone pay for it. ...<http://jackofkent.blogspot.com/2010/04/shall-we-arrest-pope.html> Jack of Kent <http://jackofkent.blogspot.com/

4. The Pope is planning to visit the UK on a Papal visit later this year. The Pope's opposition to women's reproductive rights, gay equality, embryonic stem cell research and the use of condoms to prevent the spread of HIV has a huge effect on the human rights of millions of people across the globe. We want to make sure that the UK government understands our concerns, takes the opportunity to speak out against these practices and does not make the taxpayer cover the cost of the visit. You can: 1)Sign a petition calling on the Prime Minister to act 2) Join the facebook group on this issue http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/ProtestthePope/ And http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=app_2373072738&ref=mf&gid=140603339279

5. The War for Children's Minds: Stephen Law ISBN: 0415427681 Playground for faith and belief. UK. Quangoes of Religiosity. Religion in Schools REBT and Disconnection.

6. The Proper Structuralised View Of The World or The Proper Structuralized View Of The World. The Structural World View. Erich Fromm. R. Dawkings. (proper=scientific) *Technology is the application of science and that is where much confusion lies. Aquire - The Useless Knowledge of Bertrand Russell ie., History, Evolution and Cosmology. See, http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!210.entry

7. Without a map orientation is impossible - Bertrand Russell.

7.1. Mind Mapping. Mind Maps For Children

7.1.1. Humanistic Approach BHS

8. Structuralisation of the everyday life...In view of that fact the behavioral disorders in autism can be seen as ... (or encourage them) to orientate themselves in the world in which they live. ... http://www.autisticthai.org/newaus/download/Presentation_DrLaser.doc Barack Obama Statement in Support of World Autism Awareness Day and Awareness Month http://www.barackobama.com/2008/04/02/obama_statement_in_support_of.php

9. "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell.

9.1. Lying to Children http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/2007/11/lying-to-children.html

10. Earth's timeline

11. Genographic Project

12. Building Blocks Of Matter

13. CERN. The Large Hadron Collider. The Atlas Experiment.

14. Building CERN

15. The Ascent of Man - DVD 'The Long Childhood' Jacob Bronowski. BBC Shop.

16. 'How Art Made The World' Dr Nigel Spivey. DVD and Book.

17. Peter J Wilson 'The Domestication Of The Human Species'. Privacy is inextricably bound with giving and receiving attention. 'Prehistory' Colin Renfrew.

18. Why is philosophy important? 100 million and more deaths!

19. 'The God Delusion'. 'Hoodwink'd With Faery Fancy' Richard Dawkins 'Unweaving The Rainbow'.

20. BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Woman's Hour, 15/04/2009 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00jpq4g

21. Maybe Yes, Maybe No: A Guide for Young Skeptics: Dan Barker ISBN: 0879756071 A Guide For Young Skeptics.

21.1. Culture Change 'The Triumph of Triviality' http://www.culturechange.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=177&Itemid=1 "Culture change strategists all agree about the urgent need to promote “global consciousness,” or “cosmic consciousness.”

22. Cosmos: Carl Sagan. Purchased for my kids 10 birthday. http://www.carlsagan.com/

23. What about gods? Chris Brockman ISBN 0879751061

24. It is a parents duty to know or we are at the mercy of every crackpot idea and political nonsense: duty is a very dirty word today! If we don't want to live by isolationist-sectarianising, comforting, expensive - on our time and our money and with infantile fairy tales ('The Infantile Situation' GB). We must teach this ethos to our older children, so that they will not make the same crass, inherent and stupid, repetitive mistakes. 'As soon as man reaches the highest degree of development (in Tolstoy's case it was just 32 years of age), he sees that all is bunkum and deceit; and that the truth, which he values above all, is terrible, that when you look at it well and clearly you awake with horror!' No solid base (for children) and therefore no freedom, producing no ideas, but duty is a dirty word today. Ref, 'Power of the Guardians' Prof Amartya Sen 'Never has so much power been in the hands of so few in the UK'; BBC Today Programme. (Quangoes of Religiosity UK) And, 'Identity and Violence: The Violence of Illusion' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym12o1i2Mak 'The Proper (as in scientific) Structuralis(z)ed View of The World' E.Fromm or 'The Structural World-view' R.Dawkins. 'The Long Childhood' J.Bronowski. 'Clever Imbeciles of The Closed System' A.Koestler. BBC Today Programme. (Quangoes of Religiosity UK) 'The Proper (as in scientific) Structuralis(z)ed View of The World' E.Fromm or 'The Structural World-view' R.Dawkins. 'The Long Childhood' J.Bronowski. 'Clever Imbeciles of The Closed System' A.Koestler. Also, http://www.aqr.org.uk/inbrief/document.shtml?doc=simon.roberts.01-03-2005.anthropology And, Carl Sagan 'The Demon-Haunted World' - To Tonio, My Grandson. I wish you a world free of demons And full of light.

25. My four hates - Small talk, ignorance, certainty, and war. Daddy and Grandpa.

26. The birth of the Enlightenment vs. Romanticism. A reaction to the stark facts of the Enlightenment was Romanticism A.C.Grayling. The dangerous forms of romanticism in times of war, social and economic upheaval. When only a very few, today - with the New Enlightenment, really believe, or have some faith in, any particular religion or religious dogmas. Have we only got some religion, or a personal faith, in, or outside, our schools and institutions, because of Romanticism, and in the being, somewhat, of personally having a - romantic tendency. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._C._Grayling Ref, Infantile Romantic Situation UK. The Infantile and Romantic Situation GB.

26.1. "No other way of knowing is based on a set of rules explicitly designed to transcend the prior belief systems of mutually antagonistic tribes, nations, classes, and ethnic and religious communities in order to arrive at knowledge that is equally probable for any rational human mind. Those who doubt that science can do this must be made to show that some other tolerant and ecumenical alternative can do it better. Unless they can show how some other universalistic system of knowing leads to more acceptable criteria of truth, their attempt to subvert the universal credibility of science in the name of cultural relativism, however well-intentioned, is an intellectual crime against humanity. It is a crime against humanity because the real alternative to science is not anarchy, but ideology; not peaceful artists, philosophers, and anthropologists, but aggressive fanatics and messiahs eager to annihilate each other and the whole world if need be in order to prove their point." Marvin Harris (1979a, 27-28). 'Knowledge or Certainty' & 'The Ascent of Man' Jacob Bronowski http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avDcBJX3uAw

27. Why do I have to go to school? The three R's. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_three_Rs To learn to reason and order your thoughts. Becoming human is a process and not some event. The Prehistoric Mind. How did Prehistoric Man Think? The Primitive Mind. http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1520.entry Teachers - What is self-evident - teach your teachers.

28. Cooking is the key to modern human evolution. Book - 'Catching Fire'. Protection rackets and much worse. We all can behave so badly. http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8270000/8270396.stm 'A Protection Racket'. Your views and your view of your culture?

29. 'We’re cruel to fill their little heads with dreams of fame' http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/india_knight/article6860110.ece

30. Value as an Institutional Fact: The Example of Money, Prehistory Colin Renfrew Religion (Ideology?) and Money. Religion (anthropologist reasoning - kindly - without mentioning supernatural or superstition) and Money - A system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive and long-lasting moods and motivations in men by formulating concepts of a general order of existence and clothing these concepts with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic, Clifford Geertz. Ref, REBT.

31. "When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kind of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt" Robert Pirsig.

32. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34MtbXuL0Qs&feature=related Jacob Bronowski 'The Ascent of Man'. http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2010/01/a-simple-point-about-church-schools.html Whats wrong with this?, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjSjpNe1-Vc&feature=related Or, this?, http://www.teachers.tv/video/24057 And, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjO4duhMRZk&feature=player_embedded 'Aggressive Atheism' - is it required 2010! 82% - 'Religion does more harm than good' and 67% 'don't want Church or Faith Schools'. It still 'plunders and threatens', our Schools, and our children, by way of 'title and in 'governorships' (medievalist - privilege, in law). As the physicist Wolfgang Pauli liked to say, "They are not even wrong. That is, their arguments are useless and even detrimental to the pursuit of further knowledge." http://cabalamat.wordpress.com/2008/07/03/superstition-schools-teach-superstition/ And, self-harm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8476703.stm Children http://selfharm.atticmedia.com/Article.aspa?PageId=255&NodeId=249 Homophobic - homophobia http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23794333-nick-clegg-faith-schools-must-tackle-homophobic-bullying.do

33. Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are set forth. Kahlil Gibran from 'The Prophet'.

34. Why there is not a Right to discriminate! Publish it, or copy it, and/or send it on. Powerful message, especially the "cartoon." Let us never forget! 63 years later. In MEMORIAM - 63 YEARS LATER. Please read the little cartoon carefully, it's powerful. Then read the comments at the end. I'm doing my small part by forwarding this message. I hope you'll consider doing the same. "It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian peoples looking the other way! (Don't forget the gays, the Gypsies and the mentally deficient victims either). Now, more than ever, with Iraq , Iran , and others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it's imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again." This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide! Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the world. Please send this e-mail to people you know and ask them to continue the memorial chain. Please don't just delete it. Thanks. "The Nobel Prize doesn't always go to the most deserving?" Irena Sendler - There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an 'ulterior motive' ... She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German.) Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids..) She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.. During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted. Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize ... She was not selected. Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming."

35. "Chimpanzees deal with death in much the same way as humans, studies suggest." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8645283.stm The Prehistoric Mind. How did Prehistoric Man Think? The Primitive Mind. http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1520.entry Word link: http://cid-a18bf3fcc5e126a2.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Daddys%20Space%20The%20Gutter%20Or%20The%20Stars%20-%20Journal%20^0%20Book/The%20Prehistoric%20Mind.%20How%20did%20Prehistoric%20Man%20Think.%20The%20Primitive%20Mind^2docx

36. Hints of 'time before the Big Bang' http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7440217.stm "A team of physicists has claimed that our view of the early Universe may contain the signature of a time before the Big Bang." The chance of discovering life on other worlds is greater than ever, according to Britain's leading astronomer. Lord Rees http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8478033.stm Going - Inwards (into a black hole) to get Outwards (other universes)! NewScientist 28th November 2009, 'Superships' Marcus Chown "We could reach the stars if we built a dark matter rocket or a black hole starship, and we've got the physics to do it." Darwinian selection on the largest scale, 'The only reason for an intelligent civilisation to make a black hole, http://public.web.cern.ch/public/ he sees, is so it can travel the universe.' www.NewScientist.com "Astronomers have spied a star-sized black hole much further away than any such object previously known." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8483983.stm "These ripples in the fabric of space-time are an inevitable consequence of the theory of general relativity, and their first detection is being sought by intricate laser experiments set up in science labs across the world." Vatican chief astronomer Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes spoke publicly about his acceptance that we might not be alone in the universe. According to an interview with him in Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, the existene of ET "doesn't contradict our faith." From the Associated Press: http://boingboing.net/2008/05/14/popes-astronomer-on.html

37. Sense and Goodness Promoting A Naturalistic Worldview. People adopt different worldviews, primarily due to their upbringing. These worldviews contradict each other, thus they cannot all be true. The best method for testing if one’s worldview is correct is from the perspective of an outsider with a high level of skepticism. This is the Outsider Test for Beliefs (OTB), proposed first time by John W. Loftus in 2006 (see: Loftus, 2008; Loftus, 2010). http://naturalism7.blogspot.com/2010/05/outsider-test-for-beliefs-otb.htmlNew node

38. "These basic decisions by our species in the near-term are critical,” says Jones “and thereafter the proper study of mankind is Man. Humanism is a wonderful global philosophy, and what your neighbor thinks about religion is a personal matter.” Ref, 'The Proper Structuralised View Of The World' Dr Erich Fromm 'The Fear Of Freedom'.

39. "These basic decisions by our species in the near-term are critical,” says Jones “and thereafter the proper study of mankind is Man. Humanism is a wonderful global philosophy, and what your neighbor thinks about religion is a personal matter.” Ref, 'The Proper Structuralised View Of The World' Dr Erich Fromm 'The Fear Of Freedom'.

40. You may not think that you are being selfish, but you really are and on a global (Global religious/ideological Gullibility Index) scale! http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/articles/religion-equals-selfishness

41. Children and Bonkersdom (Ref, Dawkins, silly ness to fairy fancy) ’The sensational, macabre, fascinations of quite preposterous, and feministic (mother fetish) and romantic (love) tribalistic lore, including that of religiosity’ - ”Rowan Williams (dull as ditch water) has warned against “downgrading” religious education in secondary schools in his last Easter sermon as Archbishop of Canterbury”. But he said the ultimate test of Christianity was not whether it was beneficial to the human race, but whether the resurrection of Jesus Christ actually happened. He said that for Christians a vision of reconciled love between people “is there only because God raised Jesus” and that the answer was not in scientific proof, but by the way believers lived with and in their faith” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17646549 Ref, dangers of; Literal truth of the Bible that ‘locks some children in a dungeon’ - In his essay What Shall We Tell the Children? theoretical psychologist Nicholas Humphrey writes about the importance of words to children: how harmful ideas are designed precisely to take away a child’s ability to attack, and question them. And so words, more than being shadows of thought, are precisely what gives them weight in flesh and bone: they are the weapons of (beastly, UK - a major weapon of the State controlling the behaviour of children in school, by ideologically outdated and religious Ethoses: breeding, bigotry, hatred, and sectarianism: (increasing in 2012; the social divisions, and inequalities, of today) indoctrination. An Example - Religious Studies, UK, children faced daily with a grossly unfair (for their own good or for others, and highly enforced) conundrum, catch 22, oxymoron: an indoctrination, or ‘brainwash’ (for some, vulnerable persons), or particularly, as my own daughter sees it, ‘Why I continue with my Religious Studies, or my Religious Education’, is, and because, ‘I would like to be very nice to others’ (as a child - it could be any: very suspect ideology; or any subject matter, of course) Being nice to those people, or teachers (they wouldn’t teach it, would they, if they, ‘didn’t believe it, or thought that it was good or necessary for the children in some way; would they - really? (note: be liars, to themselves, and the children, and all ‘others’) Literal Bible belief, or believers, school ethos’s, and teachers, Christians; or, for all the other faiths, beliefs, or many religions: the opinions of others (for their, often core, faith or belief) - ”God is good and friendly, because he wants to share the beauty of the world with us - God is the creator because he made/created the world as it shows us in Genesis 1 (Revision RS). Can we all be so very cruel to children and to let this carry on, in the full light of all our modern knowledge: and to their the children and vulnerable; great confusion, and at the great neglect of todays knowledge? ”Yes we are, and we can be, very, very, easily – we are all trained at a very young age: which makes it quite inexcusable – the corruption is at the top of the money and social tree, and hangs in there!” An alternative, Last broadcast yesterday, 23:30 on BBC Radio 4 (see all broadcasts). Synopsis - “Mark Tully meditates on the art of being still, and the benefits of quiet contemplation, as medical science borrows from the practices of religious traditions. He talks to Mark Williams, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford who teaches ‘Mindfulness’ http://www.theschooloflife.com/Sermons/Mark-Williams-on-Mindfulness techniques and whose research has shown that daily meditation can reduce the occurrence of severe depression at least as much as anti-depressants do. Featuring music by Edward Elgar, Arvo Part and Jules Massenet, and words by Rainer Maria Rilke and Octavio Paz, this programme looks at how else regular contemplative sessions can enrich our lives in an increasingly busy world. For some it is a way of experiencing God, for others a means of coming to terms with their own failures, and for many it can produce profound changes in their lives. As Mark Tully perceives, through the practice of Mindfulness people can drink from the well of religious insight whether they have a religious faith or not. He even accepts in the end that he should, perhaps, overcome his own reluctance to make the commitment that meditation requires, and curb the distractions that can make our minds rampage, ‘like an untrained elephant’. The readers are Emily Raymond and David Holt. Producer: Adam Fowler A Unique production for BBC Radio 4″ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dmdmm

42. For roughly thirty years, young people at Western schools and universities have been given the idea of a liberal education, without the substance of historical knowledge. They have been taught ‘isolated’ modules, not narratives, much less chronologies. They have been trained in the formulaic analysis of document excerpts, not in the key skill of reading widely and fast. They have been encouraged to feel empathy with imagined Roman centurions or Holocaust victims, not to write essays about why or how their predicaments arose.” And, Niall Ferguson writes, ” In The History Boys, the playwrite Alan Bennet posed a ‘trilemma’: should history be taught as a mode of contrarian argumentation, a communion with the past Truth and Beauty, or just ‘one fucking thing after another’? He was evidently unaware that today’s sixth-formers are offered none of the above – at best, they get a handful of ‘fucking things’ in no particular order.”

43. “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act” Orwell - ”It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it” Bronowski

43.1. The Infantile Situation. The Making of Them. Education UK. Ref, Church Schools and Faith Schools. Religion in Schools REBT and Disconnection. Quangoes of Religiosity UK. Religion in Schools and Self-harming.

44. “In the ancient world, the rich held themselves to very different standards from the poor. Not much has changed, argues classical historian Mary Beard.” The Emperor Nero – mourned only by the “filthy poor” according to Tacitus Viewpoint: Why the rich look down on the poor http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20235692 Mary Beard on the long history of the rich looking down their noses at the poor.

45. “This is the chart that struck me most forcibly, both for what it tells us about the debts of the private sector, in particular the private finance sector; but also because of what the Treasury chose not to tell us: that the public debt to GDP ratio is tiny compared to private sector debt to GDP ratio.” ANN PETTIFOR, DIRECTOR OF PRIME ECONOMICS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-16090055 Why the economic policy of the Coalition Government UK, GB, (Con – Lib – pact) is based on ideological bigotry that is fueling inequality and great suffering to many