75 – The New Paradigm (Part I) …

Organized Religions, stubbornly ignoring the common primal ancestry of human nature – our collective instincts to bond, to seek pleasure, to consume living things in order to survive – continue to promote their dogma of Division without regards for the intolerance and hostility it incites; and Science, stubbornly ignoring the common spiritual ancestry of human nature – our inherent need to understand what is greater than us, to comprehend the intangible yet defining forces that bound and steer our lives – continue to promote the limiting dogma that Life, Nature, the Universe itself, can only be understood by reducing them to measurable quantities, while the immeasurable – the reach of the mind, our sense of wonder, the self-determined direction of Nature towards complexity and order – does not seem to merit the quest of scientific endeavor.

These dogmatic forces, battling for supremacy to control human perception, hinder our understanding of the primal forces that although constricting the body, give the mind unlimited boundaries and immeasurable power.

It is thus uncanny to see how the physical sciences, already possessing a catalog of theories that incontestably prove the common properties that link all naturally evolving systems in Nature, bizarrely concur with organized religion to keep the human intellect enslaved by dogma.

According to current scientific theories, as naturally evolving systems like molecules, cells, trees, solar systems, galaxies, we are:

Congregations of interconnected components bonded together into a cohesive whole (Bell’s Theorem).

Systems of fluctuating mass and energy contents innately tending to attain relative states of optimum equilibrium (Relativity).

Synthesis of complementary properties manifested as particle-like in our individuality and wave-like in the evolutionary movement of a species and universal-like in our conformity to the common blueprint we share with everything in Nature (Complementarity).

Relatively pre-determined configurations of existence unfolding amid the uncertainty and probabilities of constantly changing environments (Uncertainty & Probability).

Dynamic bundles of energy completely dependent on energy sources for survival, but disturbances in the sources challenge our development and may demand/incite our transformation (Dissipative Structures).

Self-contained, self-generating, self-perpetuating systems with the capacity to regulate our own components while preserving a fundamental structural configuration (Autopoietic Systems).

Open, learning systems with a degree of freedom in adaptation and the capacity to manipulate and be manipulated by the movement of Evolution, yet ultimately determined by internal and external environments (Evolution).

Self-governing organization of components bound together through the reiteration of a common blueprint, a master plan that maps with a degree of flexibility our self-organization, self-generation, adaptation, self-regulation, preservation, and our constant transformation in our progression towards complexity (Mandelbrot Set).

Catalysts for transformation (Quantum Field Theory).


And so, as a molecule, a cell, a tree, a solar system, a galaxy, the Universe itself, we are the synthesis of complementary properties manifested as an utterly unique individual and the wave-like developmental patterns of the species and universal-like in my compliance with a common blueprint. we are assemblies of interconnected components organized into a cohesive whole. We are, at our most fundamental level, fluctuating contents of energy and mass innately tending to equilibrium. We are self-bounded, self-generating, self-perpetuating manifestations of existence with the capacity to regulate our own components while preserving the integrity of a fundamental configuration. We are completely dependent for survival on the relative stability of energy sources, and a disturbance in the sources challenges our development and may demand not only behavioral but physical transformation. We are open, learning systems with a relative degree of freedom in adaptation and the capacity to manipulate and be manipulated by the movement of Evolution, yet ultimately determined by our internal and external environments.  We are self-governing systems bound together through the reiteration of a common blueprint – a master plan – that maps with a degree of flexibility our process of self-organization, self-generation, adaptation, self-regulation, preservation, and transformation towards complexity. We are a catalyst for transformation.


The purpose of Religion is to promote Understanding, Tolerance, Love. The purpose of Science is to promote Openness, Learning, Vision. Yet misled by entrenched dogma, they betray their true purpose, which I believe is to find a vision for Humanity – a new paradigm – based on the principle that we are intimately linked to the unbroken movement steering the progression of Nature toward complexity, a progression that has come to endow us – each and all of us – with a mind capable not only to conceptualize the Universe, but, reflecting upon itself, see the Connection – the undeniable Link.

Revised July 2019

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