Archive for April, 2010

4 – As far as we know, we are one of the most incredible creations of Nature …

Friday, April 30th, 2010

As far as we know, we are one of the most incredible creations of Nature. But we are full of misconceptions, and our unrealistic perception of Reality overwhelms our common sense and chains us to destructive myths.

We cannot continue for long believing that we can destabilize the natural balance of the environment without having to face the consequences of our actions; we cannot continue ignoring the fact that we are temporary elements of a species completely dependent on a progressive yet relatively pre-determined evolutionary process; we cannot continue perceiving our world with archaic ideas that are hundreds or even thousands of years old.

We have no vision for our future, except growth.

The knowledge to incite a new revolution in thought … like those incited by Galilei and Darwin … has been in place for over a century now, but our timidity to question ancient and irrational ideologies extinguishes the best in us and throws millions to succumb under the ignominy of ignorance and hate.

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3 – The human brain evolves into greater levels of complexity…

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

The human brain evolves into greater levels of complexity and greater capacity to comprehend Reality through paradigm shifts.

A very clear paradigm shift in human history is the one that took place between our concept of nature before the Copernican/Galilean era – when we saw the sun coming up in the East and going down in the West and assumed that the earth was the center of the universe – and our concept of nature today when our brain has been re-configured to unquestionably accept the fact that it is the earth that rotates around the sun. But our current concept of nature, in addition to unsustainable economic demands and irrational religious ideologies, is still dominated by ancient and destructive fallacies (Bacon’s man’s mastery over nature, Descartes’ mind severance from the body, Newton’s mechanical and meaningless Universe, Darwin’s Evolution twisted into ‘might makes right’), and it is destroying us.

If we are to survive into the future, if we are to leave a decent world to our descendants, a shift in the way we understand our world is desperately needed. We need a concept of Reality based on the irrefutable fact that, although incredibly complex and conscious of our own self-awareness, we grow out of the environment into natural systems made out of atoms, just like the myriad natural systems with which we share our world.

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