Aug 21, 2009
We need to recognize the fact that, through cultural changes, we have evolved. It is through modern humanities incompatibility with our natural environment that we are beginning to dysevolve. The Dysevolutional Runner is one who lives in this environment of fast food non-pedestrian and embraces her or his inner hunter gatherer.
Professor Daniel Lieberman, Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University, says that "Dysevolution is a positive feedback loop." When we work to treat the symptoms of our lack of physical exercise and don’t take to the roads and run, we are making the problem worse.
That’s why it’s so important for those of us who run to be positive examples for others; to be the good animals we have evolved into: homo sapien hunter gatherers endowed with the ability to run long distances to find our food across the open savannah; to serve Gods purpose for making the world a better place with these bodies that He has created through the process of evolution.
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This episode ends with another one of those “angry rants” that I sometimes get into. In the course of this rant I will describe a certain board chairman and his company as EVIL.
I took a few days after I recorded that to think deeply about what I had said. I re-listened to my rant with the idea that I might want to remove it from the show; and decided (in the end) to leave it as is; because after spending many hours of doing research on the subject (as well as refreshing my understanding of the concept of what evil is:(“1. morally bad or wrong; wicked, malevolent, sinful. 2. causing an undesirable condition, as ruin, injury, or pain; harmful, injurious”) I came to the honest conclusion that my premise regarding the owners/leaders of this corporation and indeed the corporation itself was, indeed EVIL.
Defamation: the malicious and false communication given to present a negative image of an individual, product, group, government or nation.
The burden of proof to my declaration that the individual and company mentioned in this podcast is EVIL, is with that person and company. They have to prove that they are NOT the cause for the human abuse and suffering found in the overwhelming evidence.
I don’t consider myself morally superior to these parties; I’m just calling it as I see it. It’s not fun to toss around the “E” word; and I’m a big believer in repentance and reconciliation; and this company is NOT the ONLY giant freakin’ corporation guilty of being EVIL…but they are the biggest and most prominent and thus fair game for asking of them the question “Why?”
My advice? Don’t listen to the ending diatribe of this episode on a full stomach; some of you might not like to hear it. I admittedly went a bit over the top on this one, even though my facts are verifiable. I’ll probably regret this; but I’m only human: and I got really angry about this issue.
See if you get angry as well. Go to http://www.teamsweat.org