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23. On Social Evolution

Evolution is an ongoing process. It has not stopped because we have bigger brains and more complex societies. Our physiology has been changing over the past 2-3 millennia, from losing opposing toes to gaining opposing thumbs, from longer arms and … Continue reading

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22. Group Ethic

Benefits of self-examination Expected outcomes with no self-examination capacity to consult conscience flight from conscience weighing up effective social engagement looking after own interests reflection on actions action without reflection resolving moral dilemmas defer to religious authority building prosocial group … Continue reading

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21. Open letter to Rt. Honourable Members, 5th Parliament, Tanzania (edited since 2014)

Dear Sirs/Mesdames, Firstly, many congratulations on your election/appointment to the 5th Parliament, Tanzania. It must be a great honour to sit in such an august body. I do understand that you are a people of experience and integrity and that … Continue reading

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A Question of Balance

If we take a balance of self-interest on one side and community responsibility on the other I believe the scale would tip in favour of self-interest in the developing world. Is this because of the more recent history of poverty … Continue reading

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A Retro Open Letter to Madiba

Dear Sir; We watched your funeral recently with awe and admiration. Even through your trials as a prisoner and your various family squabbles throughout your life you were a man destined to rise above this world of petty belligerence and … Continue reading

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The African Dimension (Extension 4)

Consciousness, having evolved over millions of years of life and death struggle, and moreover because of that struggle, was not designed for self-examination. It was designed for survival and reproduction. Conscious thought is driven by emotion; to the purpose of … Continue reading

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The African Dimension (Extension 3)

Earlier, I discussed some of the underlying bases of corruption in Africa. Yes, corruption affects 66-75% of global communities but Africa seems the most corrupt despite being the least able to sustain it. Once corruption becomes entrenched, its negative effects … Continue reading

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