Archive for June, 2010

9 – Bell’s Theorem and us.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

The significance of Bell’s Theorem on how we perceive ourselves and our world is its utter universality: Cohesiveness and relative stability in natural systems, all natural systems, are attained through the instantaneous and intimate interconnectedness of their component elements (see post #7).

Once we are able to accept the fact that human beings are natural systems made out of myriad intimately interconnected components, we will then be able to understand that in order for us to attain a certain sense of direction in space and time and a relative degree of freedom in how we adapt to our world, every one of our components – every atom, every molecule, every cell, every organ, every extremity – must be instantly and intimately linked not only with all the other components in our bodies, but also with us, the commanding component.

In other words, for us to walk to the store to buy something for dinner tonight, the atoms and cells in our right foot must be able to reach some kind of instantaneous agreement not only with the atoms and cells in our left foot, but also with us, the commanding entity in charge of the entire system.

And because most of our actions are instinctive and only a few are well thought-out and self-determined, it is this mostly untapped and unknown capacity to interconnect and unify the entire range of our components that endows us with the power … consciously or unconsciously, and for good or for bad … to affect the course of our own evolution.

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8 – The vision of our current economic paradigm is Human Progress through ‘Unlimited Growth’…

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The vision of our current economic paradigm is Human Progress through ‘Unlimited Growth’.

This concept is irrational and unsustainable. It is irrational because it goes against common sense: How can ‘unlimited growth’ be advocated in an environment of limited resources? And it is unsustainable because it is consuming and destroying the environment on which human life depends.

But although we are beginning to realize that this economic vision is destroying the same environment without which we cannot exist, it continues to dominate most of what we call our ‘civilized’ world: Corporations have become rapacious and insatiable monsters that pillage natural resources in the name of ‘Progress’ without an iota of concern for the consequences of their actions; governments have become the enablers of corporations, permitting their horrendous crimes to go unaccounted for; our universities have become for-profit corporations and have narrowed their curriculums to favor and perpetuate this destructive economic vision.

With a world overwhelmed by war and hate and poverty, it is inconceivable that the creativity and the ingenuity of the human mind continues to be indoctrinated into accepting and enabling this devastating vision, while insights like Bell’s Theorem (see post #7), which can further our knowledge of our relationship with the natural world from which we come into existence, are reserved exclusively for those few who understand the language of higher mathematics.

We are too smart to continue to stand still while we watch the destruction of our world in the name of ‘Progress’, especially when the natural sciences already hold some of the answers to a sustainable paradigm.

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