108 – If Scientific Ideology would give Wholeness a Chance …

Our current scientific ideology has turned dogmatic … like a religion … afraid of facing inquiry on its restricting scope, and lashing out, hard, at those who dare disagree with its intransigence.

Our scientific ideology is dogmatic because it limits our understanding of Nature by focusing only on Reduction and Isolation (building gigantic apparatus to isolate atomic particles believing that this is the way to understand our Universe, or thinking that the processes of Life can be reduced by isolating genes), while completely excluding Wholeness, afraid to face its unavoidable implication of an intimate, interdependent relationship between the Whole and its parts.

There is no denying the advances(?) made under our current scientific ideology … the DNA molecule has been decoded and genes are manipulated and exploited; more intrusive devices are invented to reach depleting and harder to extract resources; ever more destructive weapons are created with the power to wipe out Humanity many times over … but this ideology does not advance Knowledge of what we are; Knowledge of how a congregation of interdependent cells can incite the feeling of wonder; Knowledge of how every cell engendered by our bodies knows the color of our skin and the type of our blood; Knowledge of how we endow specialized cells with the information to re-create a whole new being; Knowledge of how, amid the constant birth and death of cells in our bodies, we remain fundamentally the same Self; Knowledge of how the Primordial Force of Nature, with its knack for Complexity and Order, has come to create the self-reflective mind.

It has taken us eons of evolutionary time to develop … as far as we know … the highest level of self-awareness in Nature. But dominated by an ideology that inhibits our understanding of the intimate, interdependent relationship of the whole with its parts, we are still pretty much ignorant about the relationship in which we, as a whole, encode every cell in our bodies with a blueprint (self-generate, self-organize, adapt, endure) that ensures our development into a cohesive yet supple whole; a relationship which is fundamentally the same as the one that encodes everything in Nature, including you and me, with the blueprint (self-generate, self-organize, adapt, endure) that ensures the development of the evolutionary Process that makes our Universe into a cohesive yet supple whole.

We are a self-generating organization of myriad components that, instinctively working together under a primal plan, creates in us what we experience as the phenomenon of the Mind. But we have no idea how or why.

Just imagine where Humanity could be if our current scientific ideology opens the floodgates to Wholeness, with its profound implication that what makes us whole is fundamentally the same as what makes our Universe whole.

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