Sunday, March 22, 2009

California Newt Eggs: Salamander, Genes, Evolutionary Biological Nihilism, Loving Bliss

Sweet Song and I went to troubleshoot connecting his computer to the Internet via a dial up modem at his friend's house in rural, northern California. On the way home we saw a common, brown California newt, about 8 inches long. I observed that salamanders have been procreating - passing on their genes - for millions of years. Sweet Song who speaks many 'languages,' but who is also quite religiously-minded in a New Age way, which, for him, is influenced by American interpretations of Hinduism emerging from the 1960s - profoundly so, in some ways - and wide-ranging reading, but who is also quite sexually aware, thinks about things much more in religious terms, which sometimes doesn't privilege sexuality, as a key process in life which dates all species back 3.5 billion years - than in evolutionary biological terms.

So, when we saw a newt yesterday, I observed that it's one of so many species that are millions of years old, - just passing its genes through time, kind of arbitrarily. And I sensed that Sweet Song, a good listener and conversant, was slightly more interested in his {'religious'} world view, than in this evolutionary biological observation.



In my own thinking, I've come to a kind of love-life, evolutionary biological nihilistic world view, at times, observing that sociocultural processes are arbitrary in so many ways relative to gene replication, in all species, but particularly for us homo sapiens, who use language so extraordinarily. Gene-replication is the only reason that we're here on this planet {logically, from an evolutionary biological perspective, for which there is so much evidence}, and because of gene-replication and language use, we can think about the wonders of life and ideas uniquely, among all other species, as far as we know.


In relation to a love-life, evolutionary biological nihilism (my own), I also think, then, why not richly explore eliciting the neurophysiology of loving bliss, when as and as we want it, naturally, if we can learn how? I find this exploration of loving bliss, neurophysiologically, richly facilitated in fascinating ways at Harbin Hot Springs.


I just returned home from the Harbin waters to beautiful Canyon ...

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