Monday, December 5, 2011

Looking Back To Look Forward

"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."
Theodosius Dobzhansky

If I'm going to start something, I might as well start at the beginning and work my way forward.  I'm a linear thinker.

What the hell has happened to the human race? It's kind of pathetic, given the extraordinary capabilities of the human being. I'm just astounded at the way we have pissed away our genetic inheritance to the point of near extinction.

In a world fraught with war, political corruption, widespread consumerism, the human being is sicker and sadder than ever in history. Given the technological and scientific advances made by humans in the past 100 years, one would expect better, much better.

There is hope for us, though. We have a way out. Locked within us is our ancestral inheritance of instinctual wisdom, based on a multitude of evolutionary advancements. We need to explore and exploit the things our ancestors did that fit with our genetics. We need to look back at how we evolved to stop our de-evolution. We need to examine what ancient practices align with our physiological evolution, and how those practices can be applied to today's human in the modern world. This approach can be applied to all aspects of one's life and lifestyle, from nutrition to workout routine to family life. This blog will attempt to dig deeper into how we can employ the gathered wisdom of our ancient (and perhaps recent) ancestors to save the sick, sad modern human race.

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