TER (towards evolutionary reality)- the concepts of time and explicitness
Many complicated concept are greatly simplified and demystified.
The Universe is still. It is such and such, mathematically pure and complete.
It is completely implicit, no communications, no axioms, conventions, paradigms.
As I am trying to understand it , I am doing it in the way my mind allows me to do it.
I am naming , making sense, categorising, communicating.
This creates my Universe, the only reality I can get.
I have been creating this and learning about this reality since birth.
Now, almost 70 year old, I believe that that process is common for all beings.
All beings who have nervous system, create their Universes with the a marked degree of explicitness.
It is possible to prove this by examining their nervous system and find some description of the reality or understanding.
As we would use our mind for this investigations, we’d find that even very primitive beings
would “use’ two categories very familiar for us.
1. good-bad category
2. Level of intensity category.
Both of them contain the concept of time in them:
1. “Good” means – live longer- means- bigger number of behaviors/ experiences/ choices/units of understanding/ chances to multiply between birth and death.
2. “Intensity” divides immediately into the energy concentration, distance( space) and time.
This will tell how many of these behaviors can be packed between birth and death.
So, so simple- this is the origin and nature of time in the intellicentrism. Without doing something, without understanding, making sense of something what is time good for.
Remember: there is no Nobody Universe!
Simple behaviors/experiences/units of understanding shift from implicit to explicit rapidly.
In one pocket you have 2 dollars and in other also 2. Your being 4 dollars worth is completely implicit. Then , ka-boom- you pulled them out – everybody sees 4 dollars, or you just say “ I have 4 dollars” or just 2+2= 4. or you scribble this on the blackboard- whatever you do – the shift to explicit is rapid and complete. The communication is full across very broad social spectrum. At least most humans , excluding the infants and imbecils, will get it. You feel kind of strange- implicit- then you think- I know , I am hungry!- more explicit, but except for you and your wife, nobody knows. Then you shout”I am hungry”, then you tweet it to the whole Universe, then additionally you gesture ‘ mangiare, mangiare”- more and more explicit. But the concept is more complex and communication less complete, less explicit. (see also “implicit and explicit worldviews”)
With the evolutionary march of complexity, the level of the explicity is very important. The animal’s expression of its life purpose is mostly implicit- it is the sum of its behaviors experienced by its parents, mates , offsprings and the rest of the social group. Very, very few of these behaviors have the characteristics of communication, even fewer , of the metaphor.
But still, the nervous system has the ability to mushroom complexity relatively easily by increase of explicity, that the other systems of the nature just have no chance. The development of the metaphor, then language, then the culture, then reflective thinking, is so energetically cheap that the rest of the all life systems(eyes, necks, crocodiles, birds and monkeys, civilizations, et caetera, et caetera ) practically stop evolving.
Also, most of the systems have clear evolutionary constrains:
the neck can be only so long – see giraffe’s dilemma,
the brain can be only so large- see pelvic dilemma,
the population can be only so large- see Malthus, or year 2050 dilemma.
But explicity? Can you see the limits of the depth of communication, closiness of relationships, or how much you understand or love? And all of these with the shift of the hierarchy of the few synapses and a smile.
on July 8, 2014