In contrast to the looming silence of Stonehenge, the Georgia Guisdestones speak with a very definite voice. Each of the eight faces of the monument carry a message in the form of ten precepts, or guidelines. Conceived by the megalith’s mysterious creator, R.C. Christian, these guidelines seem to speak to how man can rebuild civilization in a post-apocalyptic future, or how to avoid finding ourselves in one.

Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature

Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity

Unite humanity with a living new language

Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason

Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts

Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court

Avoid petty laws and useless officials

Balance personal rights with social duties

Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite

Be not a cancer on the earth –Leave room for nature –Leave room for nature