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The Nine Pillars of History, an Anthropological Review of History, Five Religions Sexuality and Modern Economics, All as a Guide

for Peace. The theme for the 2012 AAAs annual meeting is for thinking about boarder crossings across time, space, embodied differences, language and culture. Anthropology is indeed the collaborative platform for humanity and should proudly shoulder that assignment. My book The Nine Pillars of History (NPH) required me to study material from or attend the academic departments in medicine, history, anthropology, religion, feminism and finally economics. I found that these six branches of academia exchange very little knowledge among them despite that they all touched on mans basic needs for survival and security. Some across boundary communication efforts are indeed needed. Maybe the NPH can show the way and is the subject for our panel discussion. The NPH are defined as nine needs as pertinent for tribal life as for modern life. Each of the NPH are interdependent and eternal and besides so desirable that cost of each one cannot be controlled except by market competition similarly to competing bids within a modern tax base. The NPH are a group necessary for life 1) Food, Water, Air, Energy and partly those necessary for a prosperous and happy human society 2) Dwelling, 3) Cleanliness, 4) Art, 5) Communication, 6) Community support, 7) Religion, 8) Access to medical care, 9) Trade The need for sex is also an important human need but this need is much older and different from the social needs of society. The sexual need we have together with anything living and is derived from the generic imprint in any dividing cell. Sexual needs had to be modified by the morality of the Golden Rule in order for a human society to survive. Five Religions are analyzed from the standpoint of the NPH and the Golden Rule.

The NPH divides the 200,000 years of social history into three time periods: 190,000 for tribal time and handheld food transport, 10,000 for agricultural times and animal transport and finally with the 186 years of industrial times (since the first railroad) for machine driven food transport. The female role in each of these time periods is fundamentally different. The female was an equal partner to the male during the tribal times and supplied the tribe with 70% of its calorie need. The female temporarily lost her personal identity during the agricultural times. The female has finally slowly regained her female, personal identity in industrial time. Panel discussions: Gunnar Sevelius MD: Medical Director: Author of The Nine Pillars of History (NPH): Anthropological Review of NPH James Fox PhD: Associate Professor Department of Anthropology at Stanford University: Philology and NPH Edward Ericson, PhD: Professor, UC San Francisco: Economical review of NPH Robert Clark, PhD: Sen. Research Scholar, East Asian Religions and Cultures, Stanford University: Religious Review of NPH Wes Alles, PhD: Sen. Research Scholar, Medical Department. Stanford U: Holistic Review of NPH