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Keith W Henline

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Are humans living up to their potential? Are we evolving at a normal pace or is something hindering our progress?

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Are humans living up to their potential? You were pretty evenly split with most of you adamant when you answered yes or no.

I believe if we cannot do much better it may be time for Noah again if you catch my drift.

Are we evolving at a normal pace or is something hindering our progress?
This is really a two part question: Are we evolving at a normal pace? The majority says we are but lots of you wanted me to define evolving & normal

Is something hindering our progress? In order of magnitude here are the adjectives you used to describe either man or his problems: poor nutrition, selfishness, greed, violent, lazy, religious, unsustainable, fear, habit, population, intolerant, rapaciousness, waste, corrupt, pollution, insanity, stupid, predator, parasitic....... WOW!

Personally I have been asking this question for 47 years and one year ago I got an answer that made sense to me- lack of nutrition. I still believe if we got the proper nutrition throughout our whole lifetime we would be healthy enough to avoid almost all of the above problems and the problems we still encountered would be much easier to solve.

I want to thank all of you for sharing & participating as each and everyone of you contributed in some way. I have learned from each of you and I hope you feel the same way and please remember.
"Kindness is the best Currency"- Keith W Henline Aloha

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Is something hindering our progress? In order of magnitude here are the adjectives you used to describe either man or his problems: poor nutrition, selfishness, greed, violent, lazy, religious, unsustainable, fear, habit, population, intolerant, rapaciousness, waste, corrupt, pollution, insanity, stupid, predator, parasitic....... WOW!

I still believe the underlying problem is nutrition! All those other negative adjectives about humans I believe would all be less severe or go away completely if we were getting the proper food which would lead use to better health, which would lead us to a better attitude towards each other and life in general.

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    Oct 7 2013: Hi Keith.
    I believe there is no normal pace of evolution, simply because there is no evolution; beyond adaption within species.
    Many believe there was a Big Bang.
    Many believe life spontaneously occurred.
    Many believe creature A turned into creature B over time.
    Many believe etc..etc..
    There is certainly circumstantial evidence pointing in that direction, however a large measure of faith is an essential ingredient in the mix.
    There are many conflicting belief systems, each having support from thinking people. You pays your money & makes your choice. I guess this question is for those who believe in evolution, but that's my tuppence worth.

    :-)
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      Oct 7 2013: "there is no evolution" I must say Peter, I am impressed. You have balls the size of the moon IMHO. Not to many people on this planet would have the courage to make such a statement that flies in the face of most of what science has declared is true. However as we all know science has been very wrong many, many times. After all they are just little men in suits with big ideas, there does not seem to be a shortage of them. The Government, Corporations, Universities and Religion are chuck full of them.

      Imagine what the world would be like if there were no little men in suits!

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