Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Georgia Guidestones

What should be easily recognizable as the goals of humanity if space invaders ever actually do land and find a decayed Earth long since vacated of any human civilization, is only insulted and thwarted by those stumbling over each other for more power and more institution:

THE MESSAGE OF THE GEORGIA GUIDESTONES
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
10.Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.

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What's almost as interesting as the mystery of the display itself, is the reaction by religious leaders (click on link and scroll down to "reaction" in the Wiki page). Humanity could learn a thing or two by following these new ten commandments.

2 comments:

Brian Barker said...

I see that point 3 of the Georgia Guidestones is "unite humanity with a living new language"

Unfortunately there is no mention of Esperanto which indeed is a living new language.

Can I ask your readers to have a look at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8837438938991452670

Otherwise http://www.lernu.net ?

FJ said...

Sure Brian - published. Keep in mind these were built in 1980, though I'm unfamiliar with the history of Esperanto.