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2010-04-27 We Are The Network: What Would it Take to Create a Non-Violent Human Society?

April 25th, 2010 No comments

What Would it Take to Create a Non-Violent Human Society?

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This Tuesday, Apr 27, at the Epoch Institute in Second Life

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This Week’s Topic

What Would it Take to Create a Non-Violent Human Society?

Anger. Conflict. Bombings. War. Threats of violence.

Are these things endemic to the human condition? Is violence built in to humans, in an unavoidable way? There have been long debates in academic and non-academic circles about this topic, with strong positions on both sides.

Rather than debate whether violence is preventable, what if we thought about the issue from a different perspective? If we were to assume that it is possible to create a non-violent human society, what steps might be necessary to make a transition from where we are to the removal of violence as a constant in our world? What would this transformed world look like if we could “snap our fingers and have it be done”?

Are there downsides to the creation of a non-violent society? Are there parts of our culture, belief system, economy and psychological well-being that are reliant on the presence of violence in society (perhaps that is why the goal of non-violence is so hard to achieve)?

Join us Tuesday at 12PM noon U.S. Pacific / 3pm U.S. Eastern time for an interactive discussion, and thanks for being part of “We Are The Network”!

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Best regards,

Joel

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2009-11-17 We Are The Network: What Would You Do If The Omega 13 Was Real?

November 16th, 2009 No comments

“What Would You Do If The Omega 13 Was Real?”

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This Tuesday, Nov 17th, we will be at the Epoch Institute in Second Life
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This Week’s Topic

What Would You Do If The Omega 13 Was Real?

“In the far reaches of the galaxy, a civilization is under siege. They’ve searched the universe for a leader. What they got…were struggling TV actors.”  This gem of a movie has an interesting discussion topic hidden in it, but you’ll have to keep reading to get to it.

Maybe Galaxy Quest, the 1999 cultish movie send-up that relentlessly pokes fun at the Star Trek cast, show and fans, is not really in mind as “serious drama” or “serious film” or “serious anything” but it was a funny and surprisingly good movie. As they say in the infomercials, don’t take my word for it — see the Rotten Tomatoes review below — they gave it 89% and even said you don’t need to have Trekkie knowledge to enjoy it.

By now, you are probably thinking I’ve completely lost it…and…while you may be right, there is a real We Are The Network topic in here below the break.

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