Huhn und Henne auf der Stange
Herdentiere entscheiden demokratisch – Alphatiere genießen sexuelle Präferenz.
Die DNS von Säugetieren ist auf Demokratie ausgerichtet, ihr Entscheidungszentrum im Gehirn ist demokratisch.
Alphahirsche entscheiden nicht für die Herde, sie haben lediglich die Wahl hinsichtlich ihrer sexuellen Vorliebe.
Die Biologen Dr. Timothy J. Roper und Dr. Larissa Conradt von der Universität Sussex in Cornwall, England, führten eine Studie über die Entscheidungsfindung in Tierherden durch.
Demokratische einfache Mehrheitsentscheidung von 51%
Die Herde entscheidet zu 51%, wohin sie jeweils weiterzieht, um zu grasen.
Demokratische Zwei-Drittel-Mehrheitsentscheidung von 66% bei Gefahr
Sind Raubtiere in der Nähe, muss die Gruppenentscheidung überragend mehrheitlich ausfallen, ehe die Herde entsprechend handelt. Wenn Gefahr droht, zieht die Herde erst weiter, wenn zwei Drittel (66%) der Herdetiere auf ein bestimmtes Wasserloch hinweisen.
Diese demokratischen Wahlmuster sind im gesamten biologischen Spektrum anzutreffen, von Insekten bis hin zu den Orangutans. Alle Herdenmitglieder entscheiden anhand der von ihnen geäußerten Verhaltensanzeichen.
| Quellen (engl.):|
► Dr. Timothy J. Roper, britischer Biologe, Dr. Larissa Conradt, britische Biologin, Consensus decision making in animals [Gruppenabgestimmte Entscheidungsfindung bei Tieren], Fachbereich für Biologie und Umweltwissenschaften, Universität von Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom, präsentiert von The Human Condition, Vol. 20, 8. August 2005
► Dr. Larissa Conradt, britische Biologin, Christian List, Group decisions in humans and animals: a survey, Fachbereich für Biologie und Umweltwissenschaften, Universität von Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom, präsentiert von der wissenschaftlichen Fachzeitschrift herausgegeben von der britischen Royal Society Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 27. März 2009
|Source: ► Dr. Timothy J. Roper, British biologist, Dr. Larissa Conradt, Britih biologist, department of biology and environmental science, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom, Democracy in animals: the evolution of shared group decisions, presented by the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 274(1623), S. 2317-2326, published online 20. July 2007, 22. September 2007|
Zitate zum Thema Tiere / Animals
- Ich glaube, dass menschlicher Fortschritt an einem gewissen Punkt von uns verlangt, dass wir aufhören, unsere Mitlebewesen zur Befriedigung unserer körperlichen Verlangen zu töten. Die Größe und den moralischen Fortschritt einer Nation kann man daran ermessen, wie sie die Tiere behandelt. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) indischer hinduistischer Weiser, spiritueller Führer der indischen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung, Menschenrechtsanwalt, gewaltloser Widerstandskämpfer zur Durchsetzung politischer Ziele, humanistischer Weiser, asketischer Morallehrer, Pazifist, Publizist, Quelle unbekannt
- Dass mir der Hund das Liebste sei, sagst du, o Mensch, sei Sünde?
Der Hund blieb mir im Sturme treu, der Mensch nicht mal im Winde.
Zugeschrieben Franz von Assisi [Giovanni Bernadone] (1181/82-1226) italienischer katholischer Heiliger, Ordensbruder, Prediger, Gründer der Franziskanischen Orden, Sozialreformer, Quelle unbekannt
Hesses Hausbesorgerin beobachtete: Wildvögel näherten sich Hermann Hesse.
- Er sei sehr scheu gewesen, sagt sie, habe sich nur mit wenigen Menschen unterhalten. Einmal morgens habe sie sein Zimmer geputzt, und beim Blick aus dem Fenster habe sie beobachtet, wie ihm eine Dohle aus der Hand fraß. Frau Schneider sagt: »Ich fragte mich, ob es eine zahme Dohle war oder ob der Vogel gemerkt hat, dass vor ihm ein ganz besonderer Mensch stand.« Tomas Niederberghaus, Schlussakt mit Hesse, präsentiert von der überregionalen deutschen Wochenzeitung Zeit Online, Nr. 43, 16. Oktober 2008
Froschlaich: Eier ohne Schale
- Gib dem Menschen einen Hund und seine Seele wird gesund. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) deutsche Äbtissin des Benediktiner-Ordens, katholische Heilige, Kirchenlehrerin, Gelehrte, Mystikerin, Heilkundige, Komponistin, Schriftstellerin, Quelle unbekannt
- Schlangen und Katzen können nicht Schlatzen zeugen. Niklas Luhmann (1927-1998) deutscher Soziologe, transdisziplinärer Sozialwissenschaftler, Gesellschaftstheoretiker, Begründer der soziologischen Systemtheorie, Autor, Die Gesellschaft der Gesellschaft, 2. Band, S. 486, Suhrkamp Verlag, 9. Ausgabe 27. April 1998
- Ich habe, glaube ich, die Zwischenstufe zwischen Tier und Homo sapiens gefunden. Wir sind es. Prof. Dr. Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989) österreichischer Professor für Psychologie, Zoologe, Tierpsychologe, Hauptvertreter der klassischen vergleichenden Verhaltensforschung (Ethologie), Nobelpreisträger für Physiologie oder Medizin, 1973, Quelle unbekannt
- Unser Herrgott hat des öfteren seine schönsten und größten Gaben dem gemeinsten Tier gegeben. Nur die Menschen suchen sie dort nicht. Martin Luther (1483-1546) deutscher Professor der Theologie, protestantischer Reformator, Bibelübersetzer, Quelle unbekannt
- Niemals fand ich Menschenliebe, wo keine Tierliebe war. Wer das Leben wahrhaft respektiert, respektiert auch das Tier, denn das Leben wurde uns beiden von Gott geschenkt. Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989) österreichischer Professor für Psychologie, Zoologe, Tierpsychologe, Hauptvertreter der klassischen vergleichenden Verhaltensforschung (Ethologie), Nobelpreisträger für Physiologie oder Medizin, 1973
- Dem Tier gegenüber sind heute alle Völker mehr oder weniger Barbaren. Es ist unwahr und grotesk, wenn sie ihre vermeintliche hohe Kultur bei jeder Gelegenheit betonen und dabei tagtäglich die scheußlichsten Grausamkeiten an Millionen von wehrlosen Geschöpfen begehen oder doch gleichgültig zulassen. Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) deutscher Naturforscher, Mitbegründer der Geographie als empirischer Wissenschaft, Quelle unbekannt
- Einen Hund kann man sich halten, aber mit Katzen ist es anders. Die Katze hält sich ihre Leute, denn für sie sind die Menschen nützliche Haustiere. Ein Hund tut uns schön, aber der Katze müssen wir schöntun. Der Hund ist ein Angestellter, die Katze ein freier Mitarbeiter. George Mikes (1912-1987) ungarisch-britischer Schriftsteller von humoristisch-satirischen Werken, Quelle unbekannt
Can an Ethiopian change his skin or a leopard its spots?
Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil. Jeremiah 13, 23 New International Version (OT)
For the fate of people and the fate of animals is the same. As one dies, so dies the other; they all have the same breath. People have no advantage over animals since everything is futile. Ecclesiastes 3, 19 Holman Christian Standard Bible (NT)
- The more I see of men, the better I like dogs. Germaine de Staël (1766-1817) French romantic writer, aphorism
Historic leaders who were great horsemen dealt with aggressive, challenging stallions without resorting to violence or panicking but taking the non-predatory teachings from the horse: Buddha, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Joan of Arc, Catherine the Great, George Washington, Geronimo, Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan.
- I thought that I could win him [my angry life threateningly dangerous stallion] over through kindness, sympathy, understanding and bodywork. He wasn't having any of that. He actually demanded that I become powerful in order to work with him. That also became a metaphor for me of what we're facing in our culture. The whole reason there are so many bullies and sociopaths in power is because the empathetic, compassionate people out there in the world have not exercised a different form of power where they can stand up to those people in a way that creates productive social change. I realized it wasn't enough to be empathetic and understanding and compassionate. I also had to have [warmhearted connecting] power in order to rehabilitate this very angry abused stallion who would threaten my life. So I think more people who are sympathetic and understanding must step in that new kind of power in order to change the world because otherwise we will keep the bullies and sociopaths in power. Audio podcast interview with Linda Kohanov, US American riding instructor, horse trainer, speaker, author, The Power of the Herd; Non-Predatory Power and Horse Sense, presented by the The Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show, host Rob Kall, US American radio host, minute 1:05:36, 1:30:21 duration, aired 18. July 2013
⚡ Churchill, ⚡ Roosevelt, and ⚡ Stalin met in order to talk about Europe's Post War reorganization. When Roosevelt left
the room during a break Stalin turned to Churchill and made a comment about FDR being a pig.
- I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog when it doesn't like a person. Bill Murray (*1950) US American comedian, actor, aphorism
- [Animals] know if I'm being honest and they'll tell me if I'm being honest and that's all that really matters. Especially goats. I don't have any goats right now but a goat will tell you immediately. If they don't think you're being honest they'll butt you. Llamas will spit at you. Or let you touch them if you're being honest. They'll rub up against you. And that's such a rewarding thing and that to me is worth everything. Feature interview with Kim Novak (*1933) retired US American film and television actress, visual artist, Kim Novak tells all, presented by the English daily newspaper The Daily Telegraph, Richard Rushfield, 3. March 2014
- Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays, Constance Garnett, translator, The Brothers Karamazov, book VI, chapter 3 "Conversations and Exhortations of Father Zossima; Of Prayer, of Love, and of Contact with other Worlds", 1879-1880
- When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. They will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow. Hopi prophecy
- A nation's progress can be judged by how they treat their animals. Widely attributed to, yet not found in his works Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian Hindu sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter, source unknown
- […] When we have passed beyond humanity, then we shall be the Man.
The Animal was the helper; the Animal is the bar. […]
Transform the Animal into the Driver of the herds; let all thyself be Krishna. This is thy goal.
Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) Indian British philosopher, Hindu mysctic, Thoughts and Glimpses, Sri Aurobindo Association, intyoga.online, May 1916, August 1917, December 1987
- In arriving at the stage of Self consciousness, the consciousness of Man has undergone three previous transitions from the state of spiritual consciosness, as Virgin Spirit, namely
- Deep, trance-like consciousness – Mineral stage,
- Dreamless sleep consciousness – Vegetable stage,
- Dream sleep consciousness – Animal stage,
- Full waking consciousness – Human stage.
- Monotheism does not mirror human society. Humans are first and foremost social animals. A deity who was alone, not by choice but because there were no other companions for Him, was a concept without parallel in human society. The god of the Israelites did not have a wife, a son, a daughter, or a mother. Leonard Shlain, M.D. sextimeandpower.com (1937-2009) US American chairman of laparoscopic surgery, associate professor of surgery, UC San Francisco, researcher, writer, The Alphabet Versus the Goddess, Penguin, 1. September 1999
Animals (all mammals, birds, and even the octopus) are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are.
- The absence of a neocortex does not appear to preclude an organism from experiencing affective states. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors. Blog article Octopuses Gain Consciousness (According to Scientists' Declaration), presented by the US American popular science magazine Scientific American, Katherine Harmon, 21. August 2012
- [Paraphrased:] Seven levels of existence
- The One Source of all things, both masculine and feminine, translatable as He/She
Gitta Mallasz (1907-1992) Hungarian graphic designer, painter, Lela Fischli, Talking with Angels, Daimon, 1998, 4th edition 2006
[*]The task of the "new man" (in 4th density) is to fill the breach in creation and reunite the lower and higher levels, to reconcile both aspects of creation: the first 3 first levels are "more" material and created by the higher levels. The last 3 levels are less material and endowed with creative abilities.
Common cuckoo [Cuculus canorus], 2006
- Many people think of humans and animals to be mostly driven by reward. I do this thing so that I can get something back. I think that is wrong. I think you do things because you have a drive to do things, sometimes even if it’s bad for you or if it hurts you, you will still do it. […] You will say, why do you scale the mountain? Because I feel good. Nonsense. […] You have no choice. That is the kind of animal you are and that is the beauty of it all. You can always say, because I love it, or I do it because it's there, which is not a description of anything. You have no choice, the system has as one of its properties, the pull to do things, to be active, to look, and you can see how this would be a very important selection principle. Video interview with Rodolfo Llinás, Columbian-American neuroscientist, professor of neuroscience, chairman of the department of physiology and neuroscience, NYU School of Medicine, Enter the "i of the vortex", Transcript, PDF, presented by The Science Network (TSN), The Science Studio, host Roger Bingham, 1:12:00 duration, 17. April 2007
- In our field we have had a tragedy in the behaviorists' denial of mind, especially Vimeo video presentation by Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D. (1943-2017) Estonian-born American professor of psychology, Bowling Green State University, psychobiologist, neuroscientist, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, author, The social affective foundations of mind: from depressive psychic pain to primal joy, sponsored by conferências do cinquentenário, ISPA, Lisboa, Portugal, 16. November 2012, minute 1:19:18, 1:44:36 duration, posted 27. December 2012
Altruism research: "This new science of altruism and the physiological underpinnings of compassion is finally catching up with Darwin’s observations nearly 130 years ago, that sympathy is [humanity's] strongest instinct." Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., US American professor of psychology, University of California, Berkeley, altruism researcher, director of the Greater Good Science Center, author, cited in: 'Survival of the Kindest' – Sympathy is Strongest Human Instinct, 9. December 2009
Men are a profoundly social and caring species.
- For firstly, the social instincts lead an animal to take pleasure in the society of his fellows, to feel a certain amount of sympathy with them, and to perform various services for them. […] Such actions as the above appear to be the simple result of the greater strength of the social or maternal instincts than that of any other instinct or motive; for they are performed too instantaneously for reflection, or for pleasure or even misery might be felt. In a timid man, on the other hand, the instinct of self-preservation might be so strong, that he would be unable to force himself to run any such risk, perhaps not even for his own child. Charles Darwin (1809-1882) English naturalist, author of the biological theory of evolution, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, 1871
- In however complex a manner compassion [sympathy] may have originated as it is one of high importance to all those animals which aid and defend one another it will have been increased through for those communities which included the greatest number of the most compassionate [sympathetic] members would flourish best and rear the greatest number of offspring. Charles Darwin (1809-1882) English naturalist, author of the biological theory of evolution, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, S. 130, 1871
Newton and Descartes offered the first scientific mechanical creation story.
Thomas Malthus, a chief economist, coined the idea 'We are doomed to an endless struggle in scarcity', a rationale for the East India Company to steal from the world.
The original theory of evolution goes back to Darwin's grandfather. Darwin who had adopted the Malthusian model of scarcity had observed competition and cooperation in nature. In his evolutionary theory he had to subvert the cooperation part as it didn't fit the scarcity theory.
- The universal struggle for life must be thoroughly ingrained in the mind or the whole economy of nature with every fact in it will be dimly seen or misunderstood. It is the doctrine of Malthus applied with manifold force to the whole animal and vegetable kingdom. Charles Darwin (1809-1882) English naturalist, author of the biological theory of evolution, The Origin of Species, 1859, cited in: Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D. sahtouris.com (*1936) Greek-American post-Darwinian creationist evolutionary biologist, pastist/futurist, promoter of anthropomorphism over mechanomorphism, business consultant, former UN consultant, Learning from Nature to Create Global Family, sponsored by the World Wisdom Council, theme http://www.worldtrans.org/whole/createnewciv.htmlCreating a New Civilization, sponsored by Goi Peace Foundation, Tokyo, 12. November 2005
Study on group decision-making in animals, University of Essex in Cornwall, England: British biologists Roper and Conradt concluded: The alpha deer has only sexual preference choice. The herd makes a majority democratic decision where to graze next. Democracy is wired into the brains of creatures.
Confirming animal hierarchy ⇔ heterarchy: Life itself is the ultimate context and power whereby evolution unfolds "unfairly", for like a cork in the sea, excellence automatically rises to the top. The strongest lion dominates, the cleverest sea urchin survives. The smartest octopus gets to be the biggest, and the fastest runner wins the race. ⚡ Dr. David R. Hawkins, Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 216, 2005
- We’ve always assumed that animals are hierarchical in their social structures: that there’s a lead animal who makes decisions for the group. Particularly in mammalian species, there is an alpha male, or in some cases – wolves, for example – an alpha female, and the assumption was that the alpha male or female had absolute control over the group’s actions, like a monarch. But it turns out that’s not true. Roper and Conradt found that if the herd stops chewing grass and heads to the watering hole, it’s not because the lead animal gave the command. Instead, when 51 percent of the animals start pointing toward the water hole, then the whole herd moves. This is how flocks of birds and schools of fish move, too. And the thresholds vary. When there are predators around, decisions require a super majority: two-thirds have to be pointing toward the water hole before they move. And this goes across the spectrum in biology, from insects to orangutans. By their actions, the members of the group all "vote," if you will. Democracy is in our DNA. Jefferson was right. Video interview with Thom Hartmann thomhartmann.com (*1951) US American journalist, progressive political commentator, former psychotherapist and entrepreneur, radio host, author of Threshold. The Crisis of Western Culture, The Crisis of Western Culture, YouTube film, minute 7:13, 29:05 minutes duration, posted 30. July 2009
- Women and cats will do as they please.
Men and dogs had better get used to it.
Robert Heinlein (1907-1988) US American science fiction writer, aphorism
Two Bee or Not Two Bee, Summer Farewell [Dalea pinnata],
Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
- Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods. Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) English-American journalist, atheistic author, The Portable Atheist. Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever, Da Capo Press, 1st edition 6. November 2007
- Interesting to know is that Egypt before Israel had a scapegoat because there were two goats always sacrificed. One would be killed and one would be allowed to leave the town taking the sins of the town with him. So the one animal that left would be said to have escaped. And that's where we get the term 'scapegoat' [from]. Video presentation by Jordan Maxwell (*1940) US American esoteric scholar, radio host, lecturer, author, Ancient Belief Systems, presented by Lightworks Audio & Video, 1991, YouTube film, starting minute 11:28, minute 49:55, 1:00:52 duration, posted 25. May 2012
- Horses are far more perceptive than most people realize. They have an innate sense of understanding people's characters and personalities and an ability to sense the unspoken. They know your intentions and agenda sometimes even before you do. You can lie to a therapist. You can lie to a friend. You can lie to yourself. But you can’t lie to a horse. Anna Twinney, US American horse whisperer, Reach Out to Wisdom, 2012-2016
- If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong. Pat Parelli, US American horse trainer, horse whisperer, Horse quotes, undated
- A study at Yale, New Haven Hospital trains capuchin monkeys to use silver discs as money in order to study their economic behavior. The discs could be exchanged by the monkeys for various treats. During one chaotic incident, a researcher observed what appeared to be a monkey exchanging a disc for sex. The monkey that was paid for sex immediately traded the silver disc for a grape. The researcher took steps to prevent any possibility of coins being traded for sex after his suspicions were aroused. Wikipedia entry Prostitution among animals
- When taught to use money, a group of capuchin monkeys responded quite rationally to simple incentives; responded irrationally to ; ; ; used money for food and, on occasion, sex. In other words, they behaved a good bit like the creature that most of Chen's more traditional colleagues study: Homo sapiens.
Article Monkey Business, presented by the US American daily newspaper The New York Times, Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt, 5. June 2005, retrieved 10. April 2014
- When it rains, most birds head for shelter;
the Eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud. Unknown
- I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die human,
To soar with angels blessed above.
And when I sacrifice my angel soul
I shall become what no mind ever conceived.
As a human, I will die once more,
Reborn, I will with the angels soar.
And when I let my angel body go,
I shall be more than mortal mind can know.
Jalal ad-Din Muḥammad Rumi (1207-1273) Persian Muslim Sufi mystic, jurist, theologian, poet, Reynold Alleyne Nicholson, editor, The Mystics of Islam, S. 125, 1914
Quotes by David R. Hawkins
- Rationality is further undermined by the biological fact that the old reptile and animal brain is still anatomically and functionally present, and its atavistic activity continues to exert a pervasive animal instinct that strengthens predatory tendencies and aggressions. All the instincts of the animal persist and influence or even dominate much of the behavioral and feeling states. The emotions of the animal are ever present and close to the surface. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 51, 2001
- It is of critical importance to note that the capacity to think, reason, and thus mentalize did not replace the mental process of the animal, but instead was merely added on to it. The animal consciousness is interested only in its own survival (including family and pack) and is not interested in providing for, or does it recognize, the needs, the wants, or much less, the value of others. The downside of the consequence of the capacity for cognition when added to animal instincts is comparable to that of giving a child or a mentally impaired person a gun. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 40-41, 2005
- The science of nonlinear dynamics exhibits that, in seemingly random information data, there are hidden organizational energy patterns called 'attractors' There are attractor fields within each level of consciousness, including that of the animal kingdom. It is factual that these patterns can be correctly labeled as animal spirits, which is a long held awareness of mankind from primitive times and calibrates as true by consciousness research. Thus, each group of animals has its own collective memory, unspoken understandings and behaviour patterns. It is on this level of understanding that they are integrated. These energy patterns are subject to the influence of even higher energy patterns because each one sequentially becomes the content of a higher context. Thus, within the evolution of the species, there are an innate intelligence, creativity, and an impressive aesthetic quality. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), Truth vs Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 6 "Manifestation Versus Causality: Creation Versus Evolution", S. 58, 2005
- The ego/mind is a dualistic construction that originated as animal consciousness which, eons later, evolved through primitive homonoids and finally to Homo sapiens, in which a prefrontal cortex was added to the old animal brain, providing the capacity for linear conceptual thought. Thus, initially, the mind primarily became a new tool for the expression of animal instincts through what is now called the ego. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, 2007
- As Freud discovered, out of guilt the animal nature of man becomes repressed and then projected onto others, or onto a deity that purportedly has the same character defects as man. Historically, man paradoxically fears his own projections and confuses Divinity with the repressed dark side of his own nature. The ego is dissolved not by denunciation or self-hatred, which are expressions of the ego, but by benign and nonmoralistic acceptance and compassion that arises out of understanding its intrinsic nature and origin. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self. Contemplations from the Teachings of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., edited by Scott Jeffrey, chapter 1, S. 27, quote 3, Hay House, August 2011
- Man is between the animals and the angels, in a difficult transitional place, having aspects of both. Dr. David R. Hawkins, Houston, Texas, Seminar The Realization of the Presence of God, Unity Church, 11. October 2003
- Survival is me, ego, the animal is driven by hungryness, never enough, the core of the ego is wantingness. It wants more of everything, is greedy, desiring, insatiable, you cannot satisfy it. The average person is driven by this instinct, this primitivism. This is the basic nature of the ego, survival. Once you know that, you can have compassion for it [the ego] and treat it like a pet. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), Chicago Seminar Topic unknown, 10. April 2004
Englische Texte – English section on Animals
Analogous animal and human evolution – Bruce Lipton
|Spiking the evolutionary lineage|
|Evolution repeats itself in self-similar fractal patterns. |
Humanity is analogous to an animal or an organism. Each human acts like a cell within this organism.
|Stage||Animal evolution||Evolutionary stadium|
|1.||Fish||Vertebrate level||Fishing||Living near, on and off the water||Maricultural|
|2.||Amphibians||Gilled stadium||Farming||Irrigation, watering the land||Agricultural|
|3.||Reptiles||Big body mass, small brain,|
mechanical "killing machines"
in an extremely stable environment
|Mechanization||Huge mechanized corporations||Industrial|
|4.||Birds||Wilbur and Orville Wright (1903) |
Landing on the moon (1969)
Earth images (context, overview)
⇒ Change of perspective
|5.||Mammals||Greens, environmentalists, cultural creatives||Nurturing and appreciation of life||The meek shall inherit the earth.|
Caring dignitarian economics
| Source: ► Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. (*1944) US American developmental new cellular biologist, former associate professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, presaged the field of epigenetics [mechanism by which nurture controls nature], lecturer, author, Steve Bhaerman, co-author, Spontaneous Evolution. Our Positive Future (and a Way to Get There from Here), Hay House, 28. September 2009|
Fairness study on altruism, empathy and ethics of animals – Frans de Waal
Empathy is expressed via two channels:
a) the body channel – the ability to understand and share the feelings of another and comfort another
b) the cognitive channel
– the ability to take the perspective
of another, to recontextualize.
Dutch Primatologist Frans de Waal, Ph.D. (*1948) performed a "Fairness study" on benign, self-aware animals. He and his colleague Sarah Brosnan tested the sense of altruism and morality with chimpanzees (apes), dogs and birds, and elephants.
Note on the mirror self-recognition: Next to humans do great apes, dogs, elephants, European magpies (birds), individual owls, bottlenose dolphins, orcas, have the ability to recognize themselves in the mirror.
When two capuchin monkeys – coopeative by nature and considered as the most intelligent New World monkeys – each received a cucumber treat, they performed the requested task in the lab many times in a row. If one of them was rewarded with higher valued grapes and the other one merely with cucumber – the latter felt cheated and soon started to protest by either refusing to further comply or to eat the cucumber.
Smiling peaceful bonobo
Monkeys will accept and eat a piece of cucumber whenever they receive it, but not when they witness their partner getting a better deal. This reaction known as "inequity aversion" refutes the theory of profit-maximizing under all circumstances made by economy theorists who claim that greedy humans would invariably take whatever they can get.
Video presentation by Frans de Waal, Ph.D. (*1948) Dutch US American Candler professor of psychology and primate behavior, director of Living Links, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, biologist, ethologist, speaker, author, Moral behavior in animals, presented by TEDx Talks Peachtree, minute 3:10, 16:52 minutes duration, filmed November 2011, posted April 2012
- Being both more systematically brutal than chimps and more empathic than bonobos, we are by far the most bipolar ape. Our societies are never completely peaceful, never completely competitive, never ruled by sheer selfishness, and never perfectly moral. Frans de Waal, Ph.D. (*1948) Dutch US American Candler professor of psychology and primate behavior, director of Living Links, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, biologist, ethologist, speaker, author, Our Inner Ape, Riverhead Hardcover, 6. October 2005
| Sources featuring Frans de Waal, Ph.D. (*1948) Dutch US American Candler professor of psychology and primate behavior, director of Living Links, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, biologist, ethologist, speaker, author|
► Frans de Waal Answers Your Primate Questions, presented by Freakonomics, 7. May 2008
► Moral behavior in animals, presented by TEDx Talks Peachtree, minute 13:11, 16:52 minutes duration, filmed November 2011, posted April 2012
| See also: ► Empathy and ► Politics and ► Compassion and ► Ethics|
Nature and species statistics
The World Wildlife Fund reported that between 1970 and 2010 52% of the world's mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians disappeared.
Differentiating sheep from sheepdogs and wolves
|Majority of sheep ⇔ minority of sheepdogs and wolves|
|Distribution||Body level||Fairy tale figure||Differentiating the spirits|
|♦ Destiny|| || Quite many people may be destined to be sheep. |
Others might be genetically primed to be wolves or sheepdogs.
|♦ Sheep||Majority (Massmind)||~86% 70Hz||Grandmother|
Red Riding Hood
|Most of the people in our society are sheep. |
They are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident.
|♦ Wolves||Predatory minority||~4% 13Hz||Wolf||Then there are the wolves. And the wolves feed on the sheep without mercy.|
|♦·Sheepdogs|| Attentive minority||~10% 250-400 Hz||Huntsman|| Sheepdogs, the warrior types, are not morally superior. They are able to survive and thrive in an environment that tends to destroy 98% of the population.|
|Differentiation of spirits (types)|| ||The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. Sheepdogs and their constant reminder that there are wolves in the land disturb the sheep. A sheepdog with fangs and the capacity for violence looks a lot like the wolf. However, sheepdogs must not, cannot and will not ever harm the sheep.|
|[P]eople [of good will] can choose [karma granting it] on which side to play|
► as a wolf or
► as a sheepdog.
| Source: ► Book Excerpt: On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs, 4. July 2008|
Originator Dave Grossman (*1956) US American retired lieutenant colonel, United States Army, expert in the
study of "killology", author of On Combat. The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace, 2004
| Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: |
be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Matthew 10, 16 KJV (NT)
Emergence of the white animals
At their peak, the American bison, or buffalo, numbered about 80 million, and the chances of a white, nonalbino, buffalo being born were about one in 10 million.
Sacred white buffalo Big Medicine (1933-1959)
lived on the National Bison Range, Montana
Today, there are only about 130,000 buffalo. Still, on August 20, 1994 a white buffalo calf was born on a farm in Janesville, Wisconsin. Native American Legend White Buffalo Calf Woman, presented by crystalinks.com, undated
The Native American prophecy on the white buffalo states:
When the white buffalo is born, the day of the Creator is at hand.
Since 1994 a host of other white animals has appeared. Noteworthy is that these white animals are not albinos.
Links zum Thema Tiere / Animals
- Peter Wohlleben peter-wohlleben.de (*1964) deutscher Förster, Sachbuchautor, Das Seelenleben der Tiere. Liebe, Trauer, Mitgefühl – erstaunliche Einblicke in eine verborgene Welt, Ludwig Buchverlag, 13. Juni 2016
- Ray Hunt (1929-2009) US-amerikanischer Pferdetrainer, Autor, Harmonie mit Pferden: Eie tiefgreifende Studie des Verhältnisses von Pferd und Mensch, Kierdorf Verlag, März 2011
- Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921) Russian zoologist, evolutionary theorist, scientist, geographer, economist, philologist, philosopher, revolutionary, activist, prominent anarcho-communist, writer, Mutual Aid. A Factor of Evolution, William Heinemann, London, October 1902
Humans can choose between predatory and nonpredatory behavior. In order to do so, we need to learn when each one is appropriate. Being nonpredatory is far more nuanced than just saying that nonpredatory equals prey. Kropotkin's profound thesis: Predator and prey are roles, not identities.
External web links (engl.)
Audio- und Videolinks
- Dokumentarfilm Die heilende Sprache der Pferde, präsentiert von dem deutschsprachigen öffentlich-rechtlichen Fernsehsender 3Sat, 2014, 52:37 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 18. Mai 2014
Therapie mit Pferden
Audio and video links (engl.)
- Video presentation by Steven Strogatz, Ph.D. (*1959) US American professor of applied mathematics, Cornell University, Why things sync up, presented by TED Talks, 21:59 minutes duration, recorded February 2004 in Monterey, California, posted September 2008
Flocks of birds, fireflies, fish AND objects manage to synchronize and act as a unit.
- Video presentation by Jane Goodall (*1934) British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, UN Messenger of Peace, Helping humans and animals live together in Africa, presented by TED Talks, 23:46 minutes duration, filmed June 2007, posted September 2008
- Video film The Return of the White Animals, YouTube film, 5:12 minutes duration, posted 28. November 2008
The Native American prophecy of the white buffalo states that when it is born, the day of the Creator is at hand. In 1994 the white buffalo was born. Since then other white animals have started to appear. Noteworthy is: These white animals are not albinos.
Audio and video links (engl.) – Anna Breytenbach
- Video documentary featuring Anna Breytenbach, South African-based professional animal communicator, The Animal Communicator, presented by NHU Africa, South Africa, directed by Craig Foster, produced by Vyv Simson, narrated by Swati Thiyagarajan, 2012, presented by FilmFestival TV Culture Unplugged, YouTube film, 52:01 minutes duration, posted 6. June 2015
- Video documentary featuring Anna Breytenbach, South African-based professional animal communicator, Black Leopard and The Animal Communicator, Anna Breytenbach, presented by NHU Africa, South Africa, directed by Craig Foster, produced by Vyv Simson, narrated by Swati Thiyagarajan, 2012, presented by FilmFestival TV Culture Unplugged, YouTube film, 12:51 minutes duration, posted 6. March 2014
- Video presentation by Anna Breytenbach, South African-based professional animal communicator, Anna Breytenbach communicates with Great White Shark, Australian Tour, Byron Bay, 2015 YouTube film, 14:36 minutes duration, posted 15. October 2015
Audio and video links (engl.) – Robert Sepehr
by Robert Sepehr
, US American producer, anthropologist specializing in linguistics, archeology, paleobiology (archeogenetics), author, presented by tolerancethroughknow
Inspirational movie links (engl.)