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The Optimal Way of Man

From Anthony Marr Blog


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by Anthony Marr


It is 2010 AD, and the world is on the brink of global disaster. Homo Sapiens has lost its way and is on a war path to destroy the planet, life on Earth, and therefore itself.


We need to know the optimal WAY OF MAN in order to save the planet, life on Earth, and ourselves.



War, conflict and destruction have been integral parts of human history. But out of war has come peace, out of conflict has come harmony, and out of destruction will come the construction of a brave new world. Let’s beginning with the Trojan War in 1185 BC, and see where it leads us:


World map – 500 BC
white – uninhabited
yellow – hunter-gatherers
magenta – nomadic pastoralists
green – simple farming societies
amber – complex farming societies or chiefdoms
blue – states societies
brown – empires

1130 BC – dawning of the Iron Age,
1120 BC – magnetic compass invented by the Chinese,
1100 BC – alphabetic script developed by the Phoenicians,
1000 BC – gun powder invented by the Chinese,
750-700 BC – Homer wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey,
776 BC – the Olympic Games started in Greece,
753 BC – the founding of Rome,
725 BC – Sparta conquered Messenia,
650 BC – earliest writing in the Americas by the Olmec culture,
621 BC – Draco established Draconian laws over Athens,
600 BC – Anaximander theorized that humans rose from other species,
559 BC – Cyrus the Great formed the Persian Empire,
532 BC – Pythagoras started his school in Croton, Greece,
490 BC – 11,000 Athenians defeated 100,000 Persians at Marathon,
480 BC – the “300 Spartans” against King Xerxes of Persia,
480 BC – the Second Persian War, where Xerxes destroyed Athens,
479 BC – Greek naval victory over Persians at Salamis,
470 BC – 110,000 Greeks defeated 300,000 Persians at Plataea, with 257,000 Persian casualties and only 159 Greek casualties…


During this time period, half a world away, China was undergoing its Spring-and-Autumn period, where internal warfare waged for some three centuries. During the Chou (Zhou) Dynasty (1027-256 BC), the kingdom of Chou gave rise to over 35 supposedly subservient feudal states, which eventually became so powerful that not only did they began warring amongst each other, some even openly challenged the authority of Chou. Thus arose the Warring States period, where the warring states, through alliances and conquests became reduced to 7 major powers (Chai, Chaw, Yeen, Hon, Dsew, Ngai, Chin). These powers escalated the wars to epic proportions, destroyed Chou in 256 BC, and each other, until finally, in the year 221 BC, Chin (Qin) conquered every other state with its iron-clad army (see terra cotta statues), and became the First Empire of China.


Some time during this period, two great Chinese philosophers came to the fore – Lao Tsu (604-? BC) and Confucius (551-479 BC), who were contemporaries in the latter half of the 6th Century BC. But they diverged significantly in their philosophies.


The philosophy was Confucius was anthropocentric, which placed humans on the upper echelons of all things, and the king, said to be the Son of Heaven, sat on the pinnacle of the human hierarchy. Confucius traveled – on foot, on horse back and by carriage – among the warring states, preaching peace and harmony among the states, under the supreme authority of Chou. But given the wartime mentality of the day, his words were by-and-large unheeded, and his efforts by and large in vain.


After his travels, he established his Confucian school of philosophy, which taught three thousand pupils under one roof.


In contrast, Lao Tzu’s philosophy was naturalistic, which placed humanity into the fabric of nature as an integral part of it, rather than being above and apart from it.


Instead of conquering nature, he taught harmonizing with nature, harmony within nature, and going with the natural flow of all things. He invented the term “The Tao” – “The Way of the Cosmos” – about which, in his magnum opus The Tao Teh Ching, he wrote:


“The Way of Man accords to the Way of the Earth;
the Way of the Earth accords to the Way of the Sky;
the Way of the Sky accords to the Way of the Cosmos – The Tao;
and the Tao simply is, according to its own Nature.”

Thus, if Man understands Nature, he would understand the Tao, then the Way of the Sky, then the Way of the Earth, and then the optimal Way of Man.


Unfortunately, the Tao Teh Ching began with the saying: “The Tao that can be conceived and spoken is not the true and eternal Tao.” Thus, the subsequent generations of Taoists suspended all inquiry, and maintained a certain silence, pretending that they knew it. And thus, the great philosophy of Taoism has degenerated, through the ages, into a house of sorcery. But Lao Tzu’s deeper wisdom has remained.


Ma Seeu-Sung was born in China (1944 AD) in the great Age of Science. Science is the study of Nature, based upon the understanding from which the Tao – the Way of the Cosmos – then the Way of the Sky, then the Way of the Earth, and then, the optimal Way of Man, can be conceived, and spoken.


In 1979, the westernized Anthony Marr, a man of science with a physics degree, camped out solo in East Africa in search of purpose and destiny. He returned to his new homeland Canada with a new science-and-logic-based philosophical system known as the OMNISCIENTIFIC COSMOLOGY, a cosmological system based not only on the physical sciences as per the conventional cosmologies, but the biological and social sciences as well, on the premise that life and civilization are as much of integral parts of the Cosmos as the moon and the stars.


In 2003 AD, he published the OMNISCIENTIFIC COSMOLOGY in the form of a book titled OMNI-SCIENCE and the Human Destiny (available at Amazon,and in 2009, he published his videos titled The MEANING OF LIFE according to Anthony Marr.

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11-minute version

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Anthony Marr has a degree in physics and is the author of Omni-Science and the Human Destiny (2003). In 1995, he cleaned up North American Chinatowns of endangered species medicine. In 1996, he led “the highest-profile anti-trophy-hunting campaign in Canada” (Globe and Mail). From 1997-1999, he worked in three tiger reserves in India. In 1999, he founded Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE). In 2004 and 2005, he conducted operations in Japan against whaling and dolphin slaughter. Since 2003, he had completed 5 Compassion for Animals Road Expeditions (CARE tours), on the Canadian seal massacre, whaling, urban deer culling and bow-hunting. In 2008, he launched his current 3-year Global Emergency Operation (GEO) focusing on mass extinction due to global warming, and published his second book Homo Sapiens, HEAL YOUR EARTH!

Anthony Marr, founder and president, Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)

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