Super-organism vs. God as it gets.

2000 years is relatively short span within earth's evolutionary time span.

 I left a link to "list of thinkers on Super-organism theories" for folks who find that stuff interesting.

I would like to hear some debate on the act of "searching out new ideas to insure that humans are doing the best in preparing for their future." as opposed to " Claiming that change is unnecessary and yet could be damaging to our 2000 year old proven way of life"

2000 or even 10,000 years seems very short in a greater picture of Earth and even shorter in the Universe.

The simple combustion engine has been used and improved upon for 150 years. We are just now seriously considering replacing it. We still use the pic, spoon, and jar/vessel but have added the slurping straw, no plow farm, database/vessel.

When I read about theories like Superorganism, I find them interesting but far from established truth. Instead of trying to make them work or fit, I try to think of ways to use the concept to improve a situation or product.

Keep in mind that abrupt changes in social systems have proven to fail. Suddenly throwing away religious belief to replace it for a better is fools gold. Any huge cultish concept where folks are willing to fight for the right to stay the same, can only be intergrated with new concepts not forced out in a short time period.

Try to stay within the first paragraph brief on the debate if we can.

'Upstreamism': Your zip code affects your health as much as genetics

Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."

Sponsored by Northwell Health
  • Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
  • Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
  • Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
Keep reading Show less

Meet the Bajau sea nomads — they can reportedly hold their breath for 13 minutes

The Bajau people's nomadic lifestyle has given them remarkable adaptions, enabling them to stay underwater for unbelievable periods of time. Their lifestyle, however, is quickly disappearing.

Wikimedia Commons
Culture & Religion
  • The Bajau people travel in small flotillas throughout the Phillipines, Malaysia, and Indonesia, hunting fish underwater for food.
  • Over the years, practicing this lifestyle has given the Bajau unique adaptations to swimming underwater. Many find it straightforward to dive up to 13 minutes 200 feet below the surface of the ocean.
  • Unfortunately, many disparate factors are erasing the traditional Bajau way of life.
Keep reading Show less

Golden blood: The rarest blood in the world

We explore the history of blood types and how they are classified to find out what makes the Rh-null type important to science and dangerous for those who live with it.

Abid Katib/Getty Images
Surprising Science
  • Fewer than 50 people worldwide have 'golden blood' — or Rh-null.
  • Blood is considered Rh-null if it lacks all of the 61 possible antigens in the Rh system.
  • It's also very dangerous to live with this blood type, as so few people have it.
Keep reading Show less

Scientists create a "lifelike" material that has metabolism and can self-reproduce

An innovation may lead to lifelike evolving machines.

Shogo Hamada/Cornell University
Surprising Science
  • Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
  • The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
  • The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
Keep reading Show less