“طب كنتوا ليه بتعلمونا نحفظ البِرّ وجمايله؟
طب كنتوا ليه بتعلمونا نكره الظلم وعمايله؟
لمّـا انتو ناويين تسجنونا في أرضنا..
كان إيه لزوم العلم وهمومه ورزايله؟
طب كنتو سبتونا بهايم.. كنا نِمْنَــا مرتاحين!
إزاي أبيع أرضي، وعارف إن جسمي أصله طين؟”
“In fact, monotheism, as it has played out in history, is a kaleidoscope of monotheist , dualist, polytheist, and animist legacies, humbling together under a single divine umbrella.
The average Christian[/Muslim] believes in the monotheist God, but also in the dualist Devil, in polytheist saints, and in animist Ghosts.
Scholar of religion have a name for this simultaneous avowal of different and even contradictory ideas and the combination of rituals and practices taken from different sources.
It is called syncretism. Syncretism might in fact be the single great world religion.”
“من يكتب التاريخ يصنعه” السفير الدكتور علي عجمي
“Whoever writes history makes it” Ambassador Dr. Ali Ajami
If you want to look at the cruelty of nature manifested in the hands of humans, look no further than your dinner table tonight.
In forager societies (the majority of our 250,000 years history), Grandmothers were more important to the survival of the child than his/her parents.
The religious and cultural definition of the adjective “natural” is contradictory to the biological definition.
In religious/cultural definition: natural means accepted by the religious norms.
In biology whatever is possible is natural.
“Biology enables. Culture forbids.”
“How did humans organize themselves in mass cooperation networks, when they lacked the biological instincts necessary to sustain such network?
The short answer is that humans created imagined orders and devised scripts to fill the gaps of their biological inheritance”
Yuval Noah Harari
Two new epiphanies:
1. Evolutionary success is basically a higher number of reproduction and not necessary correlated to happiness or decrease of pain or better well being. 1/3 survival of a 100 is more successful evolutionary than 2/3 survival of 10.
2. Agricultural revolution was the worst thing that happened in Homo sapiens history
It can be argued that instead of us domesticating wheat, it could be that wheat has domesticated us, especially that wheat had a better life as a result and huge population growth, while we had a worst life than before it (hunter gatherer societies), against our nature and built.