Let's face it, humanity has a lousy definition, accompanying practice, and analysis of peace.
Trying to force a trichotomy out of a dichotomy as that denoted as the Peace/War (conflict) arrangement may be like trying to reach an equilibrium between addictive behaviors that needs a type of monitoring one does to a young child set into an environment with many potentially harmful situations such as sharp corners on furniture, cabinets with dangerous chemicals, glass doors, staircases, small (choking) objects, etc... As such, it is of need to help the child to grow up, unless it is inherently unable to mature beyond the age of a three-year old like some chimps who eventually learn a rudimentary type of vocabulary equal to that of a three-year old. From this perspective, the defined dichotomy of the Peace/War (conflict) circumstance is not so much as a lingering after-image, nor the application of new words/symbols to an ancient cognitive pattern, but because of a limited internal structure which is not capable of evolving to a point where it leaves the old (present) dichotomy behind.
Like the triangular image of a post-dawn street lamp emanating from the light that has shut off, yet emits a radiant after-image of the glow in a grey type of silhouette... this may be the formula upon which the Peace/War (conflict) idea is based. As an applied overlap of a previous image that was neither distinct nor correctly described; this may be what we are up against. Like a primitive mind claiming that their likeness seen in a photograph is a representation of their soul being caught or captured. Though as silly as such an analogy may sound, this may a description of what we are dealing with since for all our so-called intelligence, we can not create a sustained formula of peace.
If the human mind has a limited set of patterns in its brain, like some ingrained instinct comparable to the evolutionary development of the species... and many ideas are simply an application of new words or symbols being applied to the same set of patterns; an enumeration of the patterns is helpful in distinguishing where and when as well as what kind of pattern(s) is/are being used in what context. For example, psychology appears to use a lot of two-patterned references, though the contrasts can be rather elaborate. However, the same description can be applied to other numerically referenced patterns as well. And just for the sake of discussion, let us use a make-shift graph as a means of pictorially presenting the types of number patterns we are talking about and their relative prominence with respect to appearance. Please note that the chart is not intended to illustrate what is actually occurring since all various occurrences of enumerated patterns are not listed nor is the distribution accurately portrayed. Nonetheless, the higher usage of patterns-of-two and patterns-of-three are given higher values than the rest because of their prominence... even if this is the first time the reader has even thought to think in such a way as a means of referencing different ideas from different subject areas.
Numbers, number words, and ideas associated with quantity have been in existence for a long time, cropping up on research, games, expressions, etc., albeit with the words and symbols (or gestures) related to a given time, place, culture, language, gender, etc... However, beneath all the cultural and subject-specific costuming of ideas there is a recurrence of basic enumerations that crop up again and again... though, granted, there are exceptions. Nonetheless, if we were to remove all the embellishments, we would be able to create lists which reference singluar instances of given numbers that may or may not be connected with another number or which may or may not be a compounded reference of a quanitatively smaller number... since in some instances, humans are inclined to be competitive in the sense of playing a "one-upmanship" or a "I'll go you one better" type of interaction to suggest "superiority in numbers". For example, one man may say he has 1 wife and another says he has 2, while the first responds that more than 1 costs too much. Hence, the number identity of the conversation takes on the dimension of a "higher" quality but that a numerical value nontheless is being discussed as if some sort of "gentleman's bet" were being negotiated except the product of having 2 wives is an extravagance not worthy of being bought.
Upon making a list of number/quantity-related ideas or behaviors, we find that some exhibit a higher quantity than others and that, overall, there actually is a limitation to the quantity of quantity that humanity indulges in... which has an impact on the value to which we can or are willing to place on any subject, be it religion, science, love, sports, entertainment, economics, government, freedom, justice, peace, war, etc... In other words, there are boundaries, there are limits, there are lines of demarcation which we may not, can not, or will not cross... as if such somehow defines a forbidden zone, like a primate peering through the foliage of a jungle habitat onto a Savannaha where danger supposedly lurks.
For the sake of discussion, we can refer to the identifiable limitation as a sort of conservation law which provides some measure of predictability of an eventual outcome, at least within a closed system such as the Earth (like so many societies and their governments represent)... that is if we know the different probabilities of outcome with respect to a full understanding of influencial variables. For example, some political theories such as Socialism and Communism (even though Karl Marx is said to have not made any distinction between the two), are though to be the end result of human social endeavours after we pass through Democracy. Whereas they are assumed to reflect some Utopian achievement like some religious perspectives imagining the possibility of a "Heaven on Earth", the advocates of such ideas do not include the rationale of a mathmatics which takes into consideration the ongoing incremental decay of the planet, solar system and galaxy, that has both subtle and overt influences on biology that must make adaptive changes in accordance therewith, which amount to "adjustable rationalizations" to maintain some semblance of an equilibrium in an effort to "make do" or "make the best of things" in the face of deteriorating circumstances.
Many people study game theory and number symbolism as but other types of games... as types of entertaning distractions and not with the intent of deducing underlying cognitive patterns in terms of a biological activity related to physiology and environmental influences. By understanding basic patterns of games and not themselves as a functional variable in human gaming exercises, they attempt to deduce patterns from which will arise a comprehension of a recurring "law" underpinning their appraisals of discovered commonalities that will then be used to "best" or "beat" another's formulations of the same criteria. In short, their research becomes a position in which they participate as a participator, though their opponent(s) may not even be aware that they are involved in a contest of intellectual activity within parameters set up by one or more others whose definitions are being used as a means to "game the system" of research by gathering an audience of supporters who accept certian conventions of explanation, types of examples used, alternative subject applications as analogical references, etc... Those who are used to arenas where most of the competition is focused on physical prowess, are little aware of the tactics used by those engaged in intellectual contests... where different types of uniforms are used just like those whose stage appearances in a wrestling match, music concert, courtroom, political arena, boardroom conferences, etc... Intellectuals have their own variety of sporting equipment in their respective fields of play. Numbers games can take on symbolism that numbers can be difficult at times to appreciate for those who are not practiced in the detection of such, while in more common instances, the presence of a number/quanity value is not too difficult for most to discern once the general idea is brought to mind.
Odd numbers = male
Even numbers = female
In mathematics, a perfect number is one that equals the sum of its divisors (excluding itself).
0 = nothing, empty, broke, death, omega, end, over...etc...
1 = single, unity, alone, merger, nation, club, god, serving, scoop of ice cream for a child, single-chambered (simple) eyes (most of the invertebrate phyla), single stomach (humans), single-chambered heart (29,000 species of the class Malacostraca (subphylum Crustacea, phylum Arthropoda), broad jump (track and field), single "leader/director" games: (hide-n-seek, Mother May I, chase/tag, dodge ball...), boomerang toss, Unionism, Solidarity, Nationalism, Imperialism, Monarchy, club, gang, unit, family, couple (as one), etc...
2 = duality, couple, dichotomy, pair, dipole, twins, binary, yin/yang, double fertilization (such as in angiosperms), diploid chromosomes, double fertilization, double time (military), duple time (classic poetic metre), opponent games: (tug-of-war, red rover-red rover, checkers, chess, billiards, tennis, badminton, truth or lie, truth or dare...), etc...
3 = triad, triple, trinity, triune, triangle, trinary, unity, trichotomy, triplets, male, triangulation, combo meal, small-medium-large, yin-unity-yang, spicules on some sponges (calcareous triradiate), three-chambered stomach (camels and chevrotains), three Germ layers (Endoderm- Mesoderm- Ectoderm), triploid chromosomes, triple-jump (Olympics), Triple Crown (Horse racing), Triple Alliance (Secret agreement between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy in May 1882), Cytoplasmic Membrane of Bacteria (Appears in electron micrographs as a triple-layered structure of lipids and proteins that completely surround the cytoplasm.), Typical plants where crop circles are found have triple chromosomes, Triple bond: (in chemistry, a covalent linkage in which two atoms share three pairs of electrons, as in the nitrogen molecule, N2, or acetylene, C2H2.), Triple point (physics: the unique temperature and pressure at which the solid, liquid and gas phases of a substance are all in equilibrium), Three-chambered heart: (Lungfishes and amphibians, were the first animals to acquire a three-chambered heart.), etc..
Here is an extended expression of one example:
The study of Pythagorean triples as well as the general theorem of Pythagoras leads to many unexpected byways in mathematics. A Pythagorean triple is formed by the measures of the sides of an integral right triangle—i.e., any set of three positive integers such that a2 + b2 = c2. If a, b, and c are relatively prime—i.e., if no two of them have a common factorâ€”the set is a primitive Pythagorean triple.
A formula for generating all primitive Pythagorean triples is:
in which p and q are relatively prime, p and q are neither both even nor both odd, and p > q. By choosing p and q appropriately, for example, primitive Pythagorean triples such as the following are obtained:
The only primitive triple that consists of consecutive integers is 3, 4, 5.
Certain characteristic properties are of interest:
It is also true that if n is any integer, then 2n + 1, 2n2 + 2n, and 2n2 + 2n + 1 form a Pythagorean triple.
Certain properties of Pythagorean triples were known to the ancient Greeksâ€”e.g., that the hypotenuse of a primitive triple is always an odd integer. It is now known that an odd integer R is the hypotenuse of such a triple if and only if every prime factor of R is of the form 4k + 1, where k is a positive integer.
Source: "Number Game." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013.
4 = quad, 2 X 2, square, elements, Nobel truths, humours, female, directions, four horseman of the Apocalypse, stars (art), spicules on some sponges (calcareous quadradiate), four-chambered stomach/two toes (ost ruminants), four-square (child's game), Four chambered heart: (The pulmonary circulation becomes totally separate in crocodilians, birds, and mammals (also dinosaurs?)— as opposed to lung fish and reptiles— when the ventricle is divided into two chambers, producing a four-chambered heart... but there is a bicuspid/tricuspid heart valve arrangement), As in all four-legged animals, the dinosaurian pelvis was a paired structure consisting of three separate bones on each side that attached to the sacrum of the backbone. The ilium was attached to the spine, and the pubis and ischium were below, forming a robust bony plate., etc...
Here's a more lengthy "four" example: ...They trace four "dimensions" in evolution -- four inheritance systems that play a role in evolution: genetic, epigenetic (or non-DNA cellular transmission of traits), behavioral, and symbolic (transmission through language and other forms of symbolic communication). Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History Author: Eva Jablonka, Marion J. Lamb
5 = basket ball team, fingers/toes, Platonic solids, pentagram, stars (badges), starfish arms, The tubular, five-lobed, funnel-shaped or flaring flowers of the phlox, or Jacob's ladder, family of plants; there are about 18 genera and some 385 species are gathered into clusters or heads. (They usually have three-chambered ovaries with styles topped by three narrow stigmas.), etc...
6> = six pack, half dozen, Captain Hicks, sextet, perfect number, stars (badges), starfish arms, etc...
7 = Big dipper, week, septenary, Menorah, seven teenage years, starfish arms, etc...
(In the Hippocratic tradition of medicine, 7 rules the illnesses of the body, with painful illnesses lasting 7, 14, or 21 days).
8 = eight ball (billiards), an auspicious number (in oriental settings):
The square of any odd number, less one, is always a multiple of 8 (for example, 9 - 1 = 8, 25 1 1 = 8 x 3, 49 - 1 = 8 x 6), a fact that can be proved mathematically.
In Buddhism 8 is a lucky number, possibly because of the eight petals of the lotus, a plant associated with luck in India and a favourite Buddhist symbol.
In China, just as the number 7 determines the life of a woman, 8 determines that of a man. A boy gets his milk teeth at eight months, loses them at eight years, reaches puberty at 2 x 8 = 16, and loses sexual virility at 8 Ã— 8 = 64. The I Ching, which describes a system of divination using yarrow stalks, involves 64 = 8 x 8 configurations.
(64 squares to a chess board and 64 amino acid table are other examples, though an 8 x 8 reference may not be made.)
9 = baseball team, 3-squared, etc...
In Anglo-Saxon cultures 9 crops up frequently. The early inhabitants of Wales used nine steps to measure distance in legal contexts; for example, a dog that has bitten someone can be killed if it is nine steps away from its owner's house, and nine people assaulting one constituted a genuine attack. In German law the ownership of land terminated after the ninth generation. Many folk sayings involve the number 9. A stitch in time saves nine. Cloud nine is the ultimate in happiness. A cat has nine lives. In Greek mythology the River Styx, across which souls were ferried to the underworld, is described as having nine twists.
10 = Pythagorean perfection/completeness, fingers, toes, base ten, (no ten dollar bills used by Walmart), Biblical Commandments, etc...
11 = (seldom heard as an explicit reference), Ocean's 11 (movie title), 11th hour (latest possible moment/last minute), etc...
Sandwiched between the two auspicious and important numbers 10 and 12, the number 11 generally has negative connotations. Bungus stated that 11 has no connection with the divine, and medieval theology refers to the â€œ11 heads of error.â€ Because at any time one of the 12 zodiacal signs is hidden behind the Sun, the number 11 is often associated with the zodiac. In the Babylonian creation myth Enuma Elish Tiamat, the god of chaos, is supported by 11 monsters. The ancient Roman equivalent of a police force comprised 11 men whose job was to hunt down criminals. Several sports involve teams with 11 members (American football, football [soccer], cricket).
12 = dozen, etc...
The number 12 is strongly associated with the heavensâ€”the 12 months, the 12 signs of the zodiac, and the 12 stations of the Moon and of the Sun. The ancients recognized 12 main northern stars and 12 main southern stars. There are 24 = 2 Ã— 12 hours in the day, of which 12 are daytime and the other 12 nighttime. The number 12 is the product of the sacred and the secular (3 Ã— 4); it is the sum of the numbers of life and good fortune (5 + 7). It thus incorporates many distinct virtues. In Christianity it is the number of Christ's disciples, and it occurs many other times in the Bibleâ€”for example, the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Several cultures have used numbers based on 12 (duodecimal); the 12 inches in a foot are one familiar relic of such a system.
13 = baker's dozen/long dozen, teeny bopper (1st year of being a teenager), etc...
Triskaidekaphobes believe 13 to be unlucky, especially when the 13th day of the month is a Friday, a fear that was reinforced by the explosion that almost wrecked the Apollo 13 lunar spacecraft in 1970. Skeptics note that it returned to Earth safely, unlike any other manned spacecraft that has exploded, making its crew some of the luckiest people on the planet. The fear of 13 may relate to Judas Iscariot's having been the 13th person to arrive at the Last Supper, but its negative undertones go back much earlier, probably because an extra 13th item spoils the auspicious 12. There are 13 lunar months in the year (with a small error), which led the Maya and the Hebrews to consider 13 as auspicious. In medieval theology 13 = 10 + 3 (Commandments plus Trinity), and therefore the number had some positive aspects.
14 = pay period (bi-weekly), etc...
The number 14 is an even number with attributes similar to those of 7. A period of 14 days is half of the Moon's 28-day cycle, so it takes 14 days (one fortnight, short for fourteen-night) for the Moon to wax from new to full or to wane from full to new. In ancient Egypt Osiris was cut into 14 parts. The number is important in Islam; the Arabic alphabet contains 14 Sun letters and 14 Moon letters. In medieval Germany 14 innocent beings gave legal protection to whomever they accompanied.
15 = obscure references, (how often is this value actually used as a culturally denoted prominence in conversation?), etc...
As the product of two sacred numbers (3 Ã— 5), 15 naturally has religious significance. In ancient Nineveh the goddess Ishtar was served by 15 priests, and the city had 15 gates. The 3 Ã— 3 magic square has 15 as its magic constant, and in Babylon this square was associated with Ishtar.
16 = sweet 16, etc...
Because 16 is the square of 4, it inherits favourable attributes. It was popular in ancient India; the Vedas talk of 16-fold incantations, and the Chinese-Indian goddess Pussa has 16 arms. The Rosicrucians believed that nature consisted of 16 elements.
17 = cicada cycle, 17-year locust, beginning transition into adulthood, etc...
In ancient times, in the region of Urartu, near Mount Ararat, the local deity was offered 17-fold sacrifices. The biblical Flood began on the 17th day of the second month and ended on the 17th day of the seventh month. Greek superstition holds the 17th day of the month to be the best day to cut wood to build a boat. Some followers of Sufism believe that the most sacred name of God has 17 letters. Mathematicians find 17 unusual because a regular 17-sided polygon can be constructed using the Euclidean tools of ruler and compass, a fact discovered by the German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss at the age of 19.
18 = legal adult in the eyes of the law, etc...
Because 18 is twice 9, it has some significance by association with 9. In Norse mythology Haldan has 18 sons and Odin knows 18 things. The number is sacred to the Sufi mystics known in the West as the Whirling Dervishes, and their custom was for a guest to bring gifts in multiples of 18. The Indian Mahabharata has 18 books, and the Jewish prayer shemone 'esre (Hebrew: â€œeighteenâ€) originally consisted of 18 blessings.
19 = individualized (in-group) cultural references, etc...
Eclipses of the Sun tend to recur in periods of 19 years. The Babylonians considered the 19th day of the month to be unlucky because it was 49 days from the beginning of the previous month (add 30), and, since 49 = 7 Ã— 7, it was a day of great portent for good or evil. In Islamic numerology 19 is the value of the word Wahid (Arabic: â€œOneâ€), an important name for God.
20 = significantly used money denomination in some cultural circles, etc...
The number 20 has little mystical significance, but it is historically interesting because the Mayan number system used base 20. When counting time the Maya replaced 20 x 20 = 400 by 20 x 18 = 360 to approximate the number of days in the year. Many old units of measurement involve 20 (a score)â€”for example, 20 shillings to the pound in predecimal British money.
21 = American (three-patterned) expression: free, white, and 21.
40 = various biblical references
60 = seconds, minutes, hours, etc...
100 = significant monetary denomination in some social circles, C-note, century, perfect score, perfect grade, peak perfection, success, etc...
Because our notational system for numbers is decimal (base 10), the number 100 takes on a significance that it would probably not possess if we employed other systems of notation. It is a round number and holds hints of perfection. The Western calendar is divided into the decade (10 years), century (100 years), and millennium (1,000 years), with the century as the most important unit. Thus, one refers to the 20th or 21st century as a way to establish a broad historical period. In the game of cricket, scoring 100 runs (a century) is a major feat for a batsman, but to be out at 99 is a significant failure. A half-century (50) is also a sign of good play, whereas falling short at 49 is undesirable. (If we had seven fingers and counted in base 7, we would write 49 as 100, so presumably 49 would be considered an excellent score in such a culture.) The dollar is divided into 100 cents, and many other currencies (pound sterling, euro) involve a similar subdivision of the main unit of currency. The Celsius temperature scale has 100 degrees as the boiling point of water. â€œA hundredâ€ often just means â€œa lotâ€; for example, the Roman centurion did not always command exactly 100 men.
By the same token, 101 often means â€œa lotâ€ too, but it is manifestly bigger than 100, and its lack of roundness makes it sound more precise, such as in the Disney-Company-produced 101 Dalmatians (1961).
144 = 12 dozen (gross)
300 = perfect score in bowling
360 = degrees of a circle
555 = number given to Hitler's membership into the Nazi party, though it is said he was actually the 55th member but the leadership wanted to give the impression that there were many members.
666 = number of the biblical beast or anti-Christ.
888 = number attributed to Jesus.
1000 = millennium, end time, time of change
etc... (Different cultures may reference higher number values in expressions that may be construed to mean "much" or many... and thus mean the third value with respect to brain pattern usage. Various other obscure references may exist and some no doubt have been lost to history because of the loss of a language and/or culture.)
Source for several of the references: "Number Symbolism." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013. (And other Britannica articles concerning the anatomical references.)
While some readers may be quick to dismiss the present thesis on the Peace/War (conflict) dichotomy when information from numerology is used, others will quickly assess that many so-called modern ideas are little more than new garments thrown onto the ancient mental frames of organization. Irrespective if you believe in the content related to one or another number does not dismiss the fact that ideas do in fact reference numerical values... sometimes explicitly, and at other times in more abstract or concealed ways. And though the above graph is a "thrown together" representation reflecting this writer's experiences, it is not meant as an absolute de facto illustration of global occurrences. Some cultures in different time periods or even the same time period as today, may focus on the usage of different number-related idea significations than does another culture. Nonetheless, the overall picture to be surveyed is that there exists a limitation and that such number-related idea references change over time. In other words, their is some measure of an identifiable fluctuation with some number values while others appear to be more stable by having a greater wide-spread appearance again and again; such as the values two and three.
In many instances a reference using the value of four is not used except in some historical passage. Assumed wide-spread cultural uses of a particular number-referencing orientation (such as fours or fives amongst Native American or other, ancient cultures) may not be as prevalent as some anthropological citations may suggest. We can't reference a dozen examples and then off-handedly conclude there are "many" in an attempt to be dismissive about the dominant usage of one or another cognitive pattern (aligned with a number value) simply because a person has a personal/emotional preference for a given number pattern. You can not permit one person's lack of scholarship interfere with your own analysis. Just because their listing of any number pattern is limited or extreme at the expense of other patterns to be catalogued, doesn't mean you have to be. If they want to label your analysis of cognitive patterns an excursion into irrelevant esoterica, let them do so... and make note of how often they engage in a particular pattern in so doing (such as a dichotomy in order to object to your tenacity that they have a jealousy of and want to distract you so that you won't be more knowledgable than they are and can't manipulate you for selfish reasons).
The Peace/War (conflict) definition is a pattern-of-two whether you label it a dichotomy, pair, oppositional model, duality, bifurcation, dipole, two-faced, or whatever. And this pattern appears to be a basic structure related to numerous ideas and behaviors, both in and out of the immediate human sphere of activity... such as binary stars, binary electrical behavior, amino acid pairing, molecular bonding. However, there are other patterns as well. Yet, there is a limited set of overall patterns, with many presumed larger associations representing a multiplication of smaller patterns. In other words, there is an identifiable limitation. Yet, it must be ascertained as to whether a given pattern is natural, outside of human ability to manufacture, or is due to a human contrived artificiality which can impose needless restrictions like the made-up rules of a game that finds fault with someone who does not follow the rules.
Hence, if the definition and application of the peace/war (conflict) is little more than a contrive game piece for a contrived set of rules, then we must either alter the game piece(s), change the rules, or get rid of the game which causes so many problems. The Peace/War (conflict) situation is like a never-ending game or a game that repeats itself... as its only form of sustainability. It's an illusion that perpetuates ridiculous social scenarios generation after generation after generation... like the usage of a falsified democracy being used by so many governments throughout the world such as the U.S., and is backed up by military units who claim their actions are directed towards establishing or ensuring a continuance of Democracy when they do not practice a Democracy themselves! Of all the irrational ignorance, like a mental illness humanity does not know how to cure itself of. The Peace/War (conflict) reality to which we are all exposed is an established ideology acting like a mental loop or obsession in much the manner as one is attached to an addiction or bogged down in a mud hole and interprets the swing between peace and war as a motion interpreted to suggest a vehicle is being rocked to and fro in an attempt to free it.
The peace/war situation is like a teeter-totter, a pendulum and so many other analogical references which could be made to it. It's a stupid, silly behavior brought on by a cognitive limitation due to a cyclical environment headed along a course of incremental decay which is dragging humanity along with it. As a result of being dragged along, humanity obliges the situation by making the best of a bad situation by creating adjustable rationalizations that permit it to cope with the deterioration by using excuses and acceptable beliefs which coincide with the eventual demise... instead of exerting itself to staging a fight for freedom from the planet's influences by removing itself to another place in the Universe.
Various beliefs found amongst business, government and religion provide adjustable models of rationalization so that one can be comforted at making a decision to accept what is described as "fate"... as "god's will"... as "there is nothing to be done about it"... as "a savior will come"... as "we were not meant to live forever"... and numerous other self-defeating orientations that may be alternatively described as patriotic sacrifice, in god's service, one's destiny, etc.... There are many, many, many people who are intelligent enough to talk themselves into a situation amounting to a suicide... (financial, physical, emotional, social, mental, physical, etc..; whether figuratively or manifestly)— particularly if they have been subjected to the type of nourishment their particular body requires due to its separate biological functioning, yet they don't use this intelligence to remove themselves from such a dead-end cycle of thought in order to create a type of thinking of greater value to the human species. Far too many engage in social acts that are acceptable forms of self-denial and self-punishment for a real or imagined wrong-doing, wrong-feeling, or wrong-thinking/imagining.
Far too many people can only discuss peace by using the traditional dichotomous model of peace/war (conflict). It is a model which they accept because they can not think in any other terms. If you suggest to use a three-pattern model and ask them to assign a perspective with such a framework in mind, they will either split their two words into multiple references thereof, or adopt new words that essentially permits themselves a position between the former definitions yet offers no new means of adopting a "middle ground" position for all of humanity that can be sustained indefinitely. It is like offering an ancient pyramid builder the blueprint for a skyscraper and all its present day accommodations and asking them to build it with their knowledge base... or vice versa, leaving behind numerous examples of pyramids and monuments and expect us to figure out how they did it. How do we get the mentality of those thinking within the restrictions of a linger past to adopt a new perspective which may essentially require a wide-spread modification of an entire culture with its many dimensions of inter-related belief systems?
How is it possible to get a nation, much less an entire species, to walk away from all that it has come to believe itself to be, to represent, and chart a course along an unknown trail to who knows what? Must living on Earth become so very bad that humanity is given no option? Must the myth of such a trek be begun and passed along multiple generations so that at some distant future age humanity is more psychologically prepared to "journey into the wilderness" like the Jews of ancient Biblical history... whereby the many different nations participating in the trek will be synonymous with the multiple ancient tribes?
The need for considering a move away from the planet Earth may be the only way to remove humanity from its current forms of mental "looping" in which the same mental patterns are used again and again, albeit with the words, symbols and application consistent with one's time period related to culture, language, biology etc... With respect to biology, because some people reject the notion of evolution but are receptive to the idea of adaptation, when the reference to biology is made, such a person should thus view it in the sense of humanity's adaptation to diseases and the changes wrought by a change in dietary regimes... whether this is viewed as a good thing or not.