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Philosophy / Are we living in a Brave New World?
« on: May 27, 2007, 06:29:43 AM »
If you get the reference from the title, you'll know i'm referring to the work of Aldous Huxley and his book "Brave New World".

In the book he describes a society that thinks it is happy; because it has accomplished great things with science and globalisation... sound familiar?  Do you ever look around and question why we work a rigid 9 hour day and have weekends to recover so we can go back to work and do it all again?  And have you noticed that we are living in "the Century of Self" - where it's all about oneself - not so much about the family or tribe?

I'm not happy with the way things are - i've never been - and even in my happiest times there are feelings of unease, like there is something not quite right....

I think we are living in a completely unnatural society, and the only way to happiness in this society is distraction from it.

I often wonder if the Australian Aboriginals or African Masai even had a word in there language for "holiday" or "employment" - to them, the very idea must seem foolish....  So what can I do?  A lot actually - and I can start by asking questions, lots of them.  This website is one big question, asking "is there a better way to live our lives?"

I'm open to discussion  ;)

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Check out the following excerpt from a book published by "The United States Public Health Service" in 1918.  I'll add more pages shortly...

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General Discussion / New Geico Caveman Commercial
« on: May 21, 2007, 01:42:10 AM »
Check out this video, it's incredibly popular in the USA.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVVSmnnqfvc[/youtube]

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Philosophy / Good Documentaries
« on: May 21, 2007, 01:26:56 AM »
Here is a list of some documentaries to look out for:

  • BBC - Walking with Caveman
  • BBC - The ascent of man (an old series but a good one)
  • Ray Mears -Extreme Survival
  • Survivorman
  • Man Vs Wild
  • The Century of Self

I'll add more as I think of them, got any suggestions?

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Food & Diet / Questions & Answers about the Caveman Diet
« on: May 21, 2007, 01:23:52 AM »
I'm getting a lot of questions abut the Caveman Diet, so i'm going to clarify and expand upon the Food section of the website.

Feel free to post your questions here on the forum.  Suggestions are welcome too :P

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General Discussion / Caveman of Bondi can stay
« on: May 21, 2007, 01:13:00 AM »
Interesting story in the Daily Telegraph today...

By Andrew Chesterton
May 21, 2007 12:00

Update - here's a link to a video: http://media.smh.com.au/?rid=26464&sy=smh

BONDI'S controversial caveman will become a permanent fixture on the beach's cliff face after Waverley Council backflipped on a decision to kick him out.
Jhyim "two hats" Mhiyles – who has lived on the cliff below the Bondi to Bronte walk for more than five years – was issued an eight day deadline to pack up and get out in March.
But he has now been granted permanent reprieve by the council, provided he abides by some new house rules.

The site's new landlord Waverley Mayor George Newhouse said provided Mr Mhiyles obeyed the rules he could call the cliffs – and their multi-million-dollar views – home.
"Ultimately we became increasingly concerned about Mr Mhiyles safety because of the expansion of his camp . . . his proximity to the cliff face and the problems with fires and gas cylinders," Mr Newhouse said.
"Some related hygiene issues have also become more difficult to manage.
"But if he continues to live on public land, Mr Mhiyles must abide by some house rules."

The new rules for Mr Mhiyles are no open fires, no explosives or combustible material, no disposing of human waste in public places and he must keep the area tidy and discreet.
Mr Newhouse warned that if the rules were broken, Mr Mhiyles could be kicked off the cliff face forever.
The news of Mr Mhiyles reprieve pleased locals, who consider the aspiring poet an unusual tourist attraction.

"I think he's a like a permanent sculpture by the sea," a resident said.

Reprieve ... homeless Bondi resident Jhyim Mhiyles will not be forced to
leave his cliff face squat if he follows new council requirements. / The Daily Telegraph

Original article is here http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,21763863-5006009,00.html

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Add some photos! / Various pics from Matt Emery
« on: May 20, 2007, 02:46:55 AM »
Sort of Cavemanish stuff going on here - we were in the bush, and basically doing the "The Hunter Gatherer" program.
I carried a log for about a kilometre though the bush just for fun, what a great workout.  Also pictured is my friend Matt Burroughs, we climbed a couple of mountains carrying our mountain bikes on our shoulders - going back down the mountain was heaps of fun  :D

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Fitness & Exercise / Welcome!
« on: May 17, 2007, 09:24:22 PM »
The caveman may of stayed incredibly fit by hunting and gathering food and supplies, but in modern society we need to simulate such activites, due to the sedantry lifestyle we have chosen to pursue.

So how do we get motivated to exercise when our survival doesn't depend upon it? Let us explore that.

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