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Human
Ethology
A study of the evolution of organic life - by Gerd Ney
2013
all available arsenals of nuclear warfare. Of course, these visible facts of extreme catastrophes could also relate to later
periods of equal impact, they are not marked with a time table, and this can not be excluded. An event like the Giant
Impact Theory – the collision of the young Earth with a planet and resulting in the creation of the Moon – is visible at a
later stage. Important for deciphering is the memorized origin: The first huge and largest catastrophe has been created
from ‘underneath’, the second here mentioned catastrophe (Giant Impact Theory) shows that it is an event from the
‘outside’.
Let us see the creation of patterns and their qualities with respect to colours. Sensors of cells are putting a very small scale
of electromagnetic waves over to our interpreting brain and we are translating these wavebands to be sensed as colours.
Colours are presenting motivations like energy, drive, trust and creativity, just to name some outstanding expressions of
life, which mirror the manner towards events.
One other subject are climates: prehistoric cells were able to differentiate if hotter climates are originated from positions of
the Sun or from volcanic eruptions inside the earth, from local fires and the danger of burning to death. And vice versa, it
applies for cooling down or flooding and drought periods.
Cells sense that their lack of food supply relates to worsened environmental conditions or to competitiveness with other
cells, from periodical shortages or from inability to digest the food offer.
There are big numbers of different memorized developments and the analysis is not complete yet, partly the experience
of analytical decoding is to be improved; partly the preparation of the figure work needs refinement.
All these events of a very far past have created elementary patterns in our senses, like memories, which reappear in the
shape of behavioural patterns still today and it is observable, that more often reactive or proactive behaviour is orientated
more on relating patterns than the factual events around us. It is like a far away sound of thunder at a disappearing
thunderstorm and we still look out for shelter.
This research is driven to identifying patterns as patterns are collective archaic experiences. In every second in our life
patterns are guiding and initiating every step in our life. Without them we would shrink lethargically. Most activities
are happening without our conscious knowledge like organic functions. Only a few patterns are accompanied by our
subconsciousness and fewer even by consciousness.
Patterns that are consciously applied are called reasoning, but again, those logical reasons change completely already
every next morning or after years. It is like we are moving in a foggy sphere and, really, we don’t know the steps forward
and equally looking back, everything disappears in the dust of biased opinion.
The number of patterns is countless, we are concentrating this research on main patterns, calling them elementary
patterns.
One elementary pattern is the setting up of individuation. Individuation is not connected to the mode of feeding or self
replicating. If we look at the crystal of a snowflake we have to admit it is clearly a picture of individuation, putting aside
any thoughts of spiritual contents or consciousness. It is made from matter and shaped by waves of radiation.
Individuation is an elementary pattern. It has been there before organic life came into being; it is a part of the wholeness
of the cosmos. It is immortal as not being dependent on the fate of organic life. But, ultimately it may be vulnerable in its
existence if the balance between matter and radiation changes completely and more so, if both disappear.
Individuation is the own entity and therefore limited by borders. If we accept this statement, then we can state, that
individuation is affected by radiatory influences, the specific matter and the ground of its settling place.
We are expressing individuation still today as vitality or survival instinct, and as ability to hibernate, even for few hours
only.
The term instinct is a popular word for automatic reaction. It was Professor Konrad Lorenz (1903 – 1989) who explored
only fifty years ago that instincts of animals are not rolling along coincidentally but following certain fixed stimuli, for
instance, like rituals of courting.
As this is an ‘automatic’ phenomena nobody asks further questions; however, even a comparatively simple ‘instinctive’
reaction of a person requests a very fine tuned and individualized sequence of decisions for billions of cells to do it right
and our mind is blurred about such small or larger processes; that something of more or less importance is happening is
mostly completely bypassed by the conscious mind.
Professor Lorenz recognized that set patterns are responsible for instinctive actions and are not reversible plots.
The question, what patterns are and where they are from, how they are distinguished from each other ? had only been
superficially covered in this writing. For us, it is important to note that patternised plots in different forms of organic life
are comparatively more fixed than for primates. This means the cells of intellectually higher developed animals are of