PROLOGUE from Dr. NORTON MOISE
We speak of Man, evolved in nature
with keen senses and emotion:
thus the power of observation
and the freedom of locomotion.
Eden: peaceful, but still penal;
Man is not trapped by abstraction.
He is driven by the adrenal,
the gland that drives us all to action.
Brains evolved for nomenclature,
He organized, imagination
led him towards a legislature.
But now the problem of controls,
deceit, confusion, and frustration
grew from conflicts between goals
of group and family, self and nation.
The adrenal's no magician,
it still cannot recognize
messages about cognition
that intend to civilize.
We seek the means for living well;
for us to find the just solutions
we must know in parallel
both ourselves and institutions.
We cannot quickly change our ways;
we must refashion what we've built
To fit our nature, without guilt,
then live in peace for all our days!
5 June 87
JONATHAN VOS POST
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