Sex, Politics, and Religion
This is a about these important topics, which I have been told should never be mentioned in polite conversation. Alright, that advice does seem a bit dated, but many people are still told not to bring up these subjects around the dinner table.
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My parents advised me of something I have heard elsewhere: in polite conversation never mention sex, politics, or religion. Well, this web page is all about sex, politics and religion. By sex I do not mean simply the various forms of sexual activity, but sexual relationships including marriage. Thus said, I will just briefly mention that sex, politics and religion are all what I call Social Technology, a term I used on the Internet before anyone else did. But never mind that for now. Fundamentally I am in favour of sex and opposed to politics and religion. But that is a bit naive. Politics exists, and attempts to do away with it are themselves political. Religion exists and attempts to do away with it are themselves religious.
Sex exists too, but seems easier to get rid of, at least in the media. In the 1950s sex was just never mentioned or shown in any way on network television. Popular literature was almost as repressed.
When it comes to sex I often focus on the word “penetration”. On network TV today we see bullets penetrating people, something profoundly unnatural and quite shocking, but when do we ever see the most natural and essential act of all, the penetration of a penis into a vagina. Never. Not on network TV, hardly ever on cable channels even porn channels.
Penetration, penile peneteration. I am not saying it should be shown, though why not? I just want to know about the double standard. Why do we get to see bullets entering people, deadly penetration, on most channels a vast amount of the time.
Politics. Well, Kropotkin, for me, but he was naive about mutual aid. For people to work together they should be compatible, something not to be taken for granted. See my Find Compatible page about finding compatible people, places, education, jobs and things, on this site.
Religion. Well, in the Christian churches the words of St. Paul are accepted, and he emphasized the importance of not splitting the church into sects. I therefore insist that the church has not divided itself into sects, and all apparent divisions are fictions or political creations, having nothing to do with Christianity. This is not to advocate the church of Rome, of course. Other religions? I take the same view of them.
Copyright © 2009 Douglas Pardoe Wilson
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Please see these web pages:
The main Social Technology page.
Find Compatibles , the key page, with the real solution to all other problems explained
Technological Fantasies , a page about future technology
Social Tech a page about Social Technology, technology for social purposes. I think I was the first person to use this phrase on the Internet, quite a long time ago.
Roughly corresponding to these web pages are the following blogs :
Social Technology the main blog, hosted on this site, with posts imported from the following blogger.com blogs, which still exist and are useable.
Find Compatibles devoted to matching people with friends, lovers, jobs, places to live and so on, but doing so in ways that will actually work, using good math, good algorithms, good analysis.
Technological Fantasies devoted to future stuff, new ideas, things that might be invented or might happen, such as what is listed above and below.
Sex-Politics-Religion is a blog about these important topics, which I have been told should never be mentioned in polite conversation. Alright that advice does seem a bit dated, but many people are still told not to bring up these subjects around the dinner table.
I believe I was the first person on the Internet to use the phrase Social Technology — years before the Web existed.
Those were the good old days, when the number of people using the net exceeed the amount of content on it, so that it was easy to start a discussion about such an upopular topic. Now things are different. There are so many web pages that the chances of anyone finding this page are low, even with good search engines like Google. Oh, well.
By Social Technology I mean the technology for organizing and maintaining human society. The example I had most firmly in mind is the subject of Find Compatibles , what I consider to be the key page, the one with the real solution to all other problems explained.
As I explained on my early mailing lists and later webpages, I find that social technology has hardly improved at all over the years. We still use representative democracy, exactly the same as it was used in the 18th century. By contrast, horse and buggy transporation has been replaced by automobiles and airplanes, enormous changes.
In the picture below you will see some 18th century technology, such as the ox-plow in the middle of the picture. How things have changed since then in agricultural technology. But we still use chance encounters, engagements and marriages to organize our home life and the raising of children.
I claim that great advances in social technology are not only possible but inevitable. I have written three novels about this, one preposterously long, 5000 pages, another merely very very long, 1500 pages. The third is short enough at 340 pages to be published some day. Maybe. The topic is still not interesting to most people. I will excerpt small parts of these novels on the web sometime, maybe even post the raw text for the larger two.
This site includes many pages dating from 1997 to 2008 which are quite out of date. They are included here partly to show the development of these ideas and partly to cover things the newer pages do not. There will be broken links where these pages referenced external sites. I’ve tried to fix up or maiintain all internal links, but some will probably have been missed. One may wish to look at an earlier version of this page , rather longer, and at an overview of most parts of what can be called a bigger project.
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I have used a series of e-mail address over the years, each of which eventually became out of date because of a change of Internet services or became almost useless because of spam. Eventually I stuck with a Yahoo address, but my inbox still fills up with spam and their spam filter still removes messages I wanted to see. So I have switched to a new e-mail service. Web spiders should not be able to find it, since it is hidden in a jpeg picture. I have also made it difficult to reach me. The picture is not a clickable link. To send me e-mail you must want to do so badly enough to type this address in. That is a nuisance, for which I do apologize, but I just don’t want a lot of mail from people who do not care about what I have to say.
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