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How to Save The World?

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How We got to Here

Understanding Humanities Problems part 2

There is no doubt that various populations in the world are suffering from war, impoverishment, starvation, habitat loss, slavery and the myriad of other sufferings that have come about directly through the process of karma and what we call civilisation.

While there is archaeological evidence pointing to technological developments stretching back millions of years, there is no consensus, only a possibility to the implications which modern science and archaeology sweep under the carpet because it is too difficult to think about not to mention a lack of supporting evidence.

Therefore thinking about the current evolution and human’s problems must only cover the past 30,000 years and for many, even

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The Cost of Progress

And how do we value life?

As a species we generally say that we believe all life is sacred and we respect our fellow human beings. But these two ideas are in relation to the one’s own survival and perhaps one’s community. Every year countless lives are lost in conflict organised by people who should know better. Every year countless lives are lost in construction and the production of our technologies. In some regions, farmers are so badly treated that they resort to suicide.

When we look at conflict, the argument may be over land or resources to create new technologies yet behind this is a small collective who believe that they have the right to send the youth of

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Understanding Humanities Problems

What are our most pressing concerns?

This page is part of a submission to a global forum established to help reform global governance and an alternative to the current model that is clearly failing. This is less about political systems, it’s more about embracing our humanity and making civilisation sustainable based on our available resources and our real instead of imaginary human needs.

Understanding our problems

It is evident that the complete failure of human civilisation and the extinction of our species is an imminent possibility. The real question is, do we have the will and the guts to pull ourselves back from this precipice we have created for ourselves? For certain we have the capacity

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Alcohol Causes Cancer

New evidence of alcohol industry distortion of science

It is well known in the scientific literature that alcohol is a causative agent in at least seven different types of cancer including two of the commonest – breast and colorectal – but also including mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, and liver. The evidence is based on over 100 studies since 2007, and the risk is not simply associated with heavy drinking; quite moderate amounts of alcohol are associated with an increased risk of cancer.

However, the public is surprisingly ignorant of these facts and one of the main reasons for this appears to be distortion of the evidence by the alcohol industry.

New research from Professor Mark Petticrew of the London School

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Who are the Rohingya?

And what’s their problem?

Most media sources and wiki describe the Rohingya as the world’s most persecuted people, a population of about 1.1 million people who live predominately in Rakhine state within Myanmar. The Rohingya people say they are descendants of Muslims, perhaps Persian and Arab traders, who came to Myanmar generations ago. Unlike the Buddhist community, they speak a language similar to the Bengali dialect of Chittagong in Bangladesh.

Looking back over 1000 years of history we cannot be precise. It is well documented that Southeast Asia was more influenced by Hinduism over the first few centuries of the B.C. era and this was followed by Buddhism which became the predominant philosophy. Under Hinduism and Buddhism, the region

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Hinduism Can Save The World #1

When we celebrate the divine within

This page is part of a submission to a global forum established to help reform global governance and an alternative to the current model that is clearly failing.

It is only when you understand yourself from an internal perspective that you will understand Hinduism, for it is a celebration of life and a way of living life in harmony with nature. Few people realise that thousands of years ago before Persia, Greece and Rome became empires, Hinduism was the primary influence in the world. It is from India that we get the roots of today’s science, technology and language for it is the mother of nations and civilisation

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Debt - The Root of Suffering

And a form of self inflicted harm

It seems that the in today’s known world, every country and most individuals are in debt. This debt is the root cause of human suffering because the debtor is always obliged to serve the needs and wants of the creditor which equates as slavery.

It is thought that money evolved over the past 10,000 years and according to historian Paul Johnson, the lending of “food or seed money” was commonplace in Middle Eastern civilizations as early as 5000 BC leading to the idea of debt. For instance, when one community (group A) or even a family suffers a drought and neighbours (group B) step in providing them with the means of survival

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History and Collapse of the Roman Empire

Empires are unsustainable

It was only a short time ago in evolutionary terms that Rome was simply a small city-state with no more significance than any other state in the region. Perhaps it happened that traders from India, Persia, Greece and North Africa passed through Rome seeded new ideas that some early Romans turned their minds to trade, usery and the accumulation of power? But its is clear they borrowed heavily from the Greeks in developing a hierarchical social structure, military techniques, arts and culture.

As Rome’s power grew, it absorbed neighbouring states until it controlled the entire Mediterranean region making it as most history books tell us was the world’s greatest empire.

This is not exactly true, long

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The Romani

Homeless in Europe

Romani woman, photographed by Tomasz Tomaszewski

First of all “Romanian” and “Romani” are not the same so don’t mistake them as synonyms and secondly the word “Gypsy” in relation to the Romani is a derogatory slur. However in many western colonies the term Gypsy came into popular use as a marketing ploy, a romantic notion and a description for those reluctant to conform although the origin remains a derogatory.

Origins

The Romani are Europe’s largest minority group and it’s generally accepted that they migrated from northwest India some 1,500 years ago. Over this period they have mixed with local populations and despite many tragedies and attempts at extermination, their numbers today are

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Great Nations of The America's

The spread of empire and the destruction of civilisations

It is said that over 100 million native Americans died during colonisation.

History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells a very different story: When Columbus stepped ashore in 1492, millions of people were already living there, North and South America were occupied by small tribes, nation states in the US and First Nations in Canada.

America wasn’t exactly a New World, but a very old one whose inhabitants had built a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals and causeways. In Indian history, there

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