Archive for March, 2010

2 – What If Our Concept of Nature is a Fallacy?

Friday, March 26th, 2010

As Jeremy Rifkin wrote in “Algeny”: “The fact is, we human beings cannot live without some agreed-upon idea of what nature and life are all about. When we ponder what our own personal fate might be after the last breath of life is extracted, or when we try to imagine what existed before existence itself, we are likely to become paralyzed with doubt. Our concept of nature allows us to overcome these ultimate anxieties. It provides us with some of the answers, enough to get along. A concept of nature, then, is more than just an explanation of how living things interact with one another. It also serves as a reference point for deciphering the meaning of existence itself”.

But what about if our concept of Nature, the Paradigm under which we currently understand Reality, is a fallacy?

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1 – The Central Tenets of our current Paradigm are fallacies …

Friday, March 26th, 2010

The central tenets of the Paradigm under which we currently understand Reality are fallacies: Under ancient scientific and religious creeds we believe that we have been created by the personal intervention of ‘beings’ imagined by primitive man; we believe that under the mandate of these imagined beings we have the right to control, enslave, and even destroy Nature without taken an iota of responsibility for the consequences of our actions; we believe that the Universe is meaningless and machine-like and can only be understood by isolating its most fundamental atomic element; we  believe that we are superior than and separate from the natural world from which we grow into existence.

These fallacies embolden us to perpetuate the deadly belief in our absolute preeminence in the hierarchy of life; they are the reason why we perpetrate the most horrendous crimes while haughtily disregarding the fact that we are destroying the same environment that gives us life.

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