Forum Post: The Evidence of SPECIES WIDE BRAIN DAMAGE - The Glitch In Our Evolution & Why Society Is Insane
Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 2, 2011, 3:54 a.m. EST by DiMiTri
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Hello! This is extremely important
I'm posting this hear because i truly love this movement and you all..and i think together we are helping wake up the world. This book has had a huge impact on my life and i think the implications for this theory (and the evidence supporting it) are ginormous. And so i'm just trying to get the word out to people. The book is Left In The Dark, by Tony Wright and Graham Gynn
Here is a free online .pdf he recently put on his website (not sure why theres a massive gap right here suddenly): http://leftinthedark.org.uk/sites/default/files/Left%20in%20the%20Dark%20free%20edition.pdf
If you like what you see try and contribute to the research if you can
my really brief take on it;
Symbiosis proliferates on many many levels of nature.. Terence McKenna once said that "plants evolved animals so they could move their seeds around.." This is literally one of the reasons why fruit (which is literally a womb for the seeds) is how it is: to attract animals to eat it so that they disperse its seeds around the forest floor. This helps ensure the plants survival. This win win situation is largely why the chemicals in food like fruit are so good for us (as we are continually finding now adays), and why they make us feel great to. Just consider this scenario for a moment..
We all know that we originated in Africa where our hairy, big brained, fruit eating cousins still hang..and that throughout a span of tens of millions of years we began incorporating higher amounts of fruit into our diet. We also know food affects brain size ( http://kowb1290.com/diet-affect-brain-size/ ) and that fruit is one of the most, if not the most complex and and nutritious foods on the entire planet. This companionship with fruit was extremely unique in that the food itself is a developmental environment for the seeds, meaning its like a womb wherein the thousands of present chemicals are influencing what is developing. This was then incorporated into our own developmental environments and had extremely unique affects, which are punctuated by our uniqueness compared to most other mammals. Among the many different molecules in fruit, the thousands of flavonoids in there are transcription modifiers, meaning they are involved in chemically reading the DNA and changing how it is expressed..In other words, they alter how literally everything from cells to organs to brains are built- since this is all mediated through transcription.
Thousands upon thousands of these fruit chemicals flooded the womb the entire time the DNA was building the child because the mother was eating this cocktail of fruit bio-chemistry..and the blood of the mother literally is the blood of the fetus. This extended until after birth via breastfeeding where the same DNA reading chemicals would also be present.. And then on into life as the child began to eat by itself and acquire them directly. ( and yes mothers diet can affect child long into life http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080616151748.htm ) These transcription chemicals, like flavonoids for example, are not only endocrine modulators, but also MAOI, anti-oxidants, and inhibitors of aromatase- meaning they inhibit testosterone which also has a monumental affect on what develops.Not only that, but its also proven that they stimulate pineal gland and brain activity.. Which creates a circular loop since this results in more transcription modifying chemicals being produced by the pineal (which are very unique and do many things), and hence more brain activity, and on and on it goes amplifying over generations in a positive feedback loop.
We also know our brains mysteriously exploded in both its size and complexity faster than any other organ in any animal in the ENTIRE ARCHEOLOGICAL RECORD..and that now they have suddenly stalled and are shrinking. http://discovermagazine.com/2010/sep/25-modern-humans-smart-why-brain-sh...
Its no coincidence the most complex tissue in the known universe evolved during a symbiosis with the most complex orchestra of food we have ever seen flooding it for millions upon millions of years. The forest was like our womb, these chemicals were housed in the fruit itself which literally is a womb with its own array of chemicals which became virtually one with our own system 24/6 for evolutionary time scales.. We literally fused into this system for millenia. How could suddenly removing virtually ALL of the thousands of chemicals that were actively involved in reading the DNA and thus drastically altering how our entire organism is built NOT make an absolutely humungus difference? If NASA was to dramatically change how they read or interpreted ( aka transcription) the blueprint(DNA) of a space shuttle, and then went about building it that way, would any sane person seriously think it would function as it did before? Say, if they used plastic or wood instead and goldschlager vodka as fuel? The human brain is light years beyond any technology we have created in its sheer complexity and sensitivity to even minute changes in its chemical make up (as any person who's taken mere micrograms of lsd, a few puffs of marijuana, or a few stiff drinks knows!)..and this is on a scale of millions upon millions of years and bam..suddenly our DNA looses basically all these transcription chemicals and its read totally different. Meaning the structure it produces would be extremely different as a consequence.
There is a ton of evidence for this. Even most mainstream myths, religions, ect. talk of this exact scenario, albeit in poetic right-brained lingo. A past golden age. The fall of mankind. The garden of eden. Basically our naked, harmonious, forest dwelling, fruit eating, paradisaical past. Most relatively aware people all intuitively know our society is insane, at least on some level. But science has recently stumbled upon a mountain of information that supports this being an actual neurological condition, although it focuses on tiny details and never realizes how all these fit together into a broader context..Just realizing our brains stopped they're mysteriously fast expansion, are now possibly shrinking, that diet affects brain size, and our diet is now totally different should be enough to make us ask some questions and set some alarm bells off. But ironically it almost never is, which is almost a sign of how numb we have become.
Katherine Milton has found that our diets generally now contain only 5% of what they used to when we lived in Africa..This has huge implications in light of what we now know about our symbiosis and previous diets and its probably even less for most people these days stuck on processed garbage. That means we lost 95% + of the thousands upon thousands of transcription modifying chemicals, and for many they've lost basically all of it and replaced it with harmful substitutes..some of which seem to even cause the opposite of brain expansion- brain damage http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/31/trans-fats-brain-damage_n_1173487.html
There are also many hints of higher functioning. Many altered states hint at this..Then things like speed reading - there is people who can read paragraphs or pages in mere seconds and retain 100% of it, or both pages of an open book at once-, photographic memory, meditation states, various 'savant' abilities, near perfect memory ect. ect. Here is just a few glimpses of some of these abilities.. http://wastedatwork.com/beer/b1tKA.jpg
Just look around around with this idea in mind..pollution, deforestation, slavery (yes, even today in 2012), genocide, overpopulation, starvation while others buy yachts..look at this society where a state of anxiety and fear is the norm, where each country spends thousands of man hours and dollars designing and manufacturing countless devices made to kill other people. Where our genius is focused on creating these devices designed to slaughter our own species, or useless material distractions to pre-occupy the minds of a consumerist culture.. Where people are completely oblivious to the bigger picture and how they are being spoon fed crap by the media (and fastfood) all day. I mean..we are in the bottom of a gravity well on this beautiful slime-covered magma rock soaring through space..thousands of miles an hour around a nuclear fireball (the sun) in the neighborhood of billions of other swarms of trillions of nuclear fireballs(galaxies!) and people act as if this is 'normal'! Our culture is largely a reflection, or expression, of our collective psychology. And we all sense something is wrong with our society...that is why this movement has started. Some people don't even have any idea of what is wrong with our system, but they sense it on visceral level. Its because the fundamental problem is literally within us
This epigenetic theory of evolution would work in tandem with darwins natural selection. But even Darwin admitted he though we evolved while eating fruit.
"At the period and place, whenever and wherever it was, when man first lost his hairy covering, he probably inhabited a hot country; a circumstance favourable for the frugiferous diet on which, judging from analogy, he subsisted." Charles Darwin
"problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them" Albert Einstein
This is just a very miniscule summary i felt compelled to put together on Tony's theory since after experimenting a lot and researching many areas myself the general theory seems to fit together very well
Just look at the data in the book and decide for yourself. But keep in mind the you that is analyzing the info may be the you that is basically delusional ;-)
take care <3
**(UPDATE: help support (and basically pre-buy since there is perks like kickstarter) two new books in the works on the guys project page here http://www.indiegogo.com/Make-up-your-own-mind This info has to reach more people, so spread the word please)