Transcribed by Paula Reinke
Edited by Paul Helfrich
Recorded in Toronto, Canada on August 03, 2003
Session starts at 8:25 PM.
KRIS: We wish you a pleasant evening.
PAUL: Hello, Kris. It’s a pleasure to meet you.
KRIS: We trust that you are comfortable, and there is gunpowder in your gun. (Paul and Mark laugh) You were previously speaking of social and cultural patterns[?], a phenomenon that is quite important for the evolution of your species in terms of value fulfillment. Without those periodic deconstruction and new construction of ideas, ideals, and philosophical goals, your species would peter out rather quickly having no other heights to reach. Thus occasionally you have individuals who put forth ideas, new or reworked insights into the social and cultural fabric of your civilizations. Some fall by the wayside, while others seem to take root, sometimes like weeds, and thus change the fabric of your understanding as a species. Continue reading