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How to Use this Manual

This post is going to be published as a part of Worldview Owner’s Manual.  It is posted on my blog to invite you to cooperate in this project.                                           

This manual has two parts. In the short part one, we talk about general problems and pleasures of creating your personal worldview. Working on this project for the last two years we learned a lot and I will share with you insights and tricks. Part two consists of 13 chapters, one for each question.

When you want to work on the particular question, you go to this chapter and you find tons of support.  Every chapter has the similar organization.

First, I’ll quote a famous philosopher.  

Then, the pompous philosophical question is softened by the number of “subquestions”.

We were trying to figure out the relationship between the problem representing by the question with your decisions in the everyday life.

Working on the particular question will address specific worries, problems  or even psychological weaknesses- I will point that out.

I will also quote my favorite answer published on Philozophy.com. You will get a working version, maybe a story related to the question, rather than the abbreviated, condensed “end product”.

I will encourage you to study the question by reading “suggested readings” and links to the history of the particular question.

 

   Everybody has a Worldview, but our worldview is mostly implicit. If you, my reader, are like the most of us, humans, this set of personal principles and values lives inside of you in the form of memories, stories, fears, hopes or instincts. A mixed emotional bag, most of which you are even not aware of.  And yet, you function somewhat, you make decisions, choices, you make plans, you can even attach some reasons or explanations to them.

 

   The other part of my thesis is that if you work on building a personal, written down, Worldview, this work creates substantial benefits.

I strongly believe that this work would make you smarter, happier and more resilient in the crisis. Secondly, it would make you more productive, efficient and successful whatever are your projects.

But the third is the most important: it would make you better, I mean “gooder”, more compassionate, non-violent, tolerant and cooperative.

This claim is pretty risky and big isn’t it? I know but look, it is our only hope. The smartest people on the planet, the mystics, the intellectuals and wise men unanimously say that digging into the core of the human nature, brings good, levels boundaries and makes peace.

And it is what you and I embark on.  And not a second too early, I say….

 

I hope we are going to work on this project of the personal worldview together. Of course, I would like that this manual was exciting, captivating, and beautiful. But I am not a writer, and if I’d worry about that, I would never write this thing. I am a pediatrician and I care about children. Naturally, my concern is the most clear and emotional when I think about my own children and grandchildren and the children I know personally.

 

    There are lots of books about the Worldview, most of them, at least in English, about Christian Worldview. Nothing wrong with that. What is wrong is labeling, is boxing yourself in, is the desperate search for the name of your worldview, preferably with the “-ism” ending.

“Oh, it is who I am!” Noooo, you are you, critically and mystically thinking individual human of the 21st century.    The World is trying to define itself. We witness the paroxysms of the violence of the heroism, the faith, and nihilism. But all of that is nothing else but the sum of each human personal struggle. People define themselves by living their lives, and desperately trying to make sense of it. For millennia, some of them attempt to express this in literature, art, and music. For yourself, for your children and for my children, I am going to work with you on building a personal explicit worldview. Yours.

 

    The philosophers distilled the concept of ‘Worldview’ to several basic categories, represented by the infamous “Big Questions”. This is the worldview. It is how you see the World, your opinions, your attitude and your guts. In the innate, experiential form, or implicit form- it is in the everybody’s bones.

In modern times, as more and more people, are educated, reflective, even obsessed with mindfulness and examining your own mind, the explicit (written down) worldview has become more popular. The domain of philosophers, religious doctrines, and scientific theories has become the object of TED talks, self-improvement books and even party conversation.

In Philozophy.com we are trying to encourage and help an ordinary thinking person to work on his or hers worldview. We think that the answer, or as Vidal call it, ”position”, should be short enough to be easily digested and compared with others, but long enough to be meaningful and personal- yours. We arbitrarily decided on the wording of each question, but we included alternative wording or “sub-questions”.

These statements, if they feel yours and true, we believe, can be the very important signposts in your journey to living full and good life.

 

      In our site, we combined personal exploration, almost a “self-improvement” thing, with a game and a social experiment. You will be invited to answer 13 “big questions” with the very condensed answer – 250 characters max. As the philosophers grappled with the answers to these questions for millennia, so how can you or I add anything interesting?

Yes, we can. Every  decision we make is related to our “take on the life”, our attitude, our belief system. They are related to big questions, even you do not think that the way you talk to your friend depends on your opinion of “the nature of the mind” – question #6.

Or does it? How about “origins of evil and good” – #3 and 4, and of course:” how do you find the truth?” – #8.

You pack for vacation, throwing socks and underwear into the suitcase.  But somewhere in the back of your mind, it is the travel, unknown, beginning and ending, and even death – #11, the meaning of life – #9 – and how do you find happiness – #7.

Scrambled in the subconscious puzzle these questions are all there.

 

In books about worldviews, it is always reduced down to 6 to 10 questions, with different exact wording, but they are the same questions, “the buck stops there” questions.

Nobody can change them into “lighter, less philosophical”. They are the concentrated, distilled problems of the human mind and of our civilization.

Look at the questions and start with the one your heart resonate with. Write the answer with the idea that it should be changed and improved and refined many times.

It does not need to be the exact answer, the truth, the definition. This is for you, not for me.

On my hook, please hang your own coat… or hat, or umbrella.  Browse and score the answers of other people, they are all real people, like me and you — some try to be funny, some pompous, some academic or religious.  But they have this in common. They had the courage to answer these questions and share these answers with us.This the sign of courage, of the open mind, of course, but also of freedom. They will read and comment on yours if you’re lucky; otherwise, they will ignore them.

Compose your answer….and edit and edit and edit until when you look at it, you will be able to say: “yes, this is me”. I bet you will be surprised. I was.

 

Then if you have time, pick another one, browse, discuss, score. It is your own brave journey inside your brain and heart – maybe the last frontier.

 

  This text can be interesting in itself, but it is meant to work the best with your browsing and your activity on our website: philozophy.com. The name of the domain is catchy, but it might mislead you. This site not much of the philosophy, most philosophers are very ponderous and not practical. This site is the place where different worldviews live together, they mingle, the participants comment on them, borrow them from each other, discuss whatever they want.

So, this manual has four main separate goals:

  1. Invite you to go with your work to Philozophy.com, browse, express your opinions about others’ work, comment and discuss. .
  2. Assist you and lead you by the hand in this arduous task of creating your personal explicit, written-down worldview, distilled to a philosophical Haiku, 250 characters max.
  3. Encourage you to join others and publish your answers in this abbreviated form, allow others to benefit from your hard work, see what they say, respond to comments and most importantly keep editing your answers.  
  4. Build a social experiment. See if creating your worldview can be interactive. Explore the fears and inhibitions in the society. Can we learn something about us, can the participation be fun?

In case you skipped the “invitation for cooperation”, I will repeat:

Both Manual and the Philozophy.com are completely ideology-neutral. This is the place where different worldviews mingle, all are welcome, their only defense consists of the human values and benefits for humanity. But we have preferences; we are for individualism, for cooperation and for the freedom of expression. We are against mob mentality, mindlessness, and stupidity. We are against the fear of being yourself, against the fear of exploring and against the fear of individual thinking.

 

 

The benefits of the Explicit Worldview

Two new reasons to build the explicit worldview.

1.Rick Hanson quotes research suggesting that implicit memory is sad and explicit memory is happier, many psychotherapies rely on working on the implicit issues to move them into explicit- Jungian and Bowenian systems for sure.

The same thing with the worldviews- the implicit one is more fearful, the explicit more peaceful and mature.

2. The building an explicit worldview is the very primordial, old process. Every  communication, the sole reason of the existing of the nervous system, includes an element of understanding and passing this understanding in the more or less explicit form.

Since the invention of the nervous  system it is how the growth of complexity is done.

The content of the nervous system is the network of behaviors worth remembering . They  differ in the level of explicitness: from synaptic neural connections through the system of instinctual behaviors, then behaviors shared with other social animals, tribal rituals, human emotions, to the language, the text and global brain concept.

Work on your explicit worldview through the Philozophy.com where different worldviews mingle.

The implicit worldview and the explicit worldview

Explicit and implicit worldview,

The World is trying to define itself. We witness the paroxysms of the violence of the heroism , the faith and nihilism. But all of that is nothing else but the sum of each human personal struggle.
People define themselves by living their lives, and desperately trying to make sense of it.
For millennia some of them attempt to express this in literature, art and music.
The philosophers distilled that to several basic categories, represented by the infamous “Big Questions”.
This is the worldview.It is how you see the World, your opinions, your attitude and your guts. In the innate, experiential form, or implicit form- it is in the everybody’s bones.
In the modern times ,as more and more people, are educated, reflective, even obsessed with mindfulness and examining your own mind, the explicit (written down) worldview become more popular.
The domain of philosophers, religious doctrines and scientific theories become the object of the TED talks, self-improvement books or even party conversation.
In the Philozophy.com we are trying to encourage and help an ordinary thinking person to work on his or hers worldview. We think that the answer, or as Vidal call it-”position”, should be short enough to be easily digested and compared with others, but long enough to be meaningful and personal- yours. We arbitrarily decided on the wording of each question, but we included alternative wording or “sub-questions”.
These statements , if they feel yours and true, we believe, can be the very important signposts in your journey to live full and good life.
And if we put them together on the Philozophy.com – we’ll build a smarter planet.

End of Materialism on Philosophy Network

1.1.2014

The Evolution explains the origins and the function of the nervous system.

In the pre- NS world, the interplay between the environment and the organism determines the survival. With increased complexity of the organism, the repertoire of the adaptive reactions increased both in spatial and in the temporal realms.

In pre-NS world the changes of the environment and organisms adaptive reactions are random.

To relate these environment’s  changes to organism’s action you need the behavior.

The behavior includes the information about the environment’s changes (the niche) the ways to remember them , the organism’s action and the way to remember it. Intent/ reward system is also included very early. The evolutionary benefits of processing and of organizing these data, “ pushed”  the development of the nervous system.

So, as I understand this, the content of the organism’s nervous system are these information pieces or neural networks organised in systems  being actually behaviors. This is organism’s Universe with the intent/reward system unifying them into an agent, (in more complex organisms, it become “I” or consciousness).

These Universes overlap , as the experiences overlap, depending on the complexity and socialization  of the organism. This is so simple , especially comparing to the Quantum- everything world. Well, with the Human World it is slightly more complicated , as we are v.v. complex and v.v. hypersocial- so we created from those overlapping experiences  a “Nobody’s Universe”, we call real.

I do not believe such a thing exists.  Any animal’s Universe is perfectly real, and My Universe is real. Animal’s do not have any need to burden their nervous system with Nobody’s Universe, the evolutionary process would not allow for it, and I can’t think how the humans could have grown one.  Instead of Subjective vs Objective World, I have one, real My World, with some things more personal  , not overlapping  much, others- heavily overlapped.

Evolutionary Algorithm

I have been talking to Peter Brown about Beinhocker book “The Origins of Wealth” . They say “variation, amplification, selection”.

Amplification is first and only premise, variation and and selection are computer settings, in vivo they are the results of the evolution.

    Amplification means that you get more and more of the same thing.

“The same thing” concept clarification is absolutely crucial.

19th century England was all about “species” and “organisms”, and 20th century computer models followed.

The TEO (Toward Evolutionary Objectivity – this is my theory, you can read about it elsewhere ) drops this, it sounds slightly Buddhist, but the substrate of the evolution is a cluster of attributes which “amplify” together.

Additionally, and this is not Buddhist any more, this cluster or aggregate, or system is not “out there”, is not part of the “nature”. In our evolutionary process of understanding the world, our ancestors ( animals ) created these clusters In their perception brains, according to usefulness- so now we ( humans) named them- for example- “fish” or “finger” or “weather” or “anger”.

In TEO they are called behaviors. The behavior can have elaborate description, like what was the princesses’ dress made of and who was the taylor, or simple description, like “bacterium swims towards the sugar gradient”. Every behavior consists of its components- the simpler behaviors- down to the subatomic spin.

Now: Any cluster of behaviors which amplify /multiply, makes more of the same thing- is the subject of the evolution. It veel evolve!

In our universe ( our understanding)  the amplification means “in time”.

“In time” means, increase entropy, means it follows II law of thermodynamics.

Would the system be perfect it would amplify endlessly.

But not in our Universe. We are granular, energy-uneven .

Most simply- the cluster will cease to amplify together- fine- it dies- it breaks down- entropy is up with time, complexity’s down- more chaos.

But, against all odds- other systems will continue- then- not being perfect- one of the components will occur in two  versions. The one which amplifies better- will slow down the energy gradient- will be smarter, more complex- soon the other one is bye bye gone.

Of course, the greatest invention of the evolution is the system which keeps amplifying -nearly perfect- the nuclear acids’ code- leading to the organism.

So, the algorithm is simpler than I thought, just keep amplifying.

The variation and the selection are the results , are inevitable, not a part of the evolutionary algorithm, but needed to be programmed for the computer model to tick…

The amplification, to be evolutionary relevant, has to have a substrate which is able to continue the process of multiplication. The examples are : simple carbonic acid cycle, the crystals in the oversaturated solution. Girls Preparatory School.The substrate contains the information to continue the production of the more of the substrate.

But this is not enough.

The substrate has to contain the information how to make a new factory of the substrate. Or at least a part of it. Examples ? simple strain of the nucleic acids. Mating rituals in animals. Storytelling behavior in humans. Parenting.

Towards Evolutionary Reality- How to act.

Towards Evolutionary Reality (TER)- How to act.

The Summary.

1. We are the center of the Universe. We are all important and all-responsible for it.

2. We are interdependent and interrelated. The relationships: friendships and love are our only chance to survive.

3. It is up to us, to create happy and meaningful life.

4. We live inside our evolutionary system. The story is all that is. Our meaning and fun is to listen and understand it.

5.Practice mindfulness

6. Be tolerant to other worldviews

It should be so simple. But the brain tricks us all the time. Piotrus, my brother, after letting me talk for an hour about the evolution and perception and the fish, asked me

So, what? or “ translate your TEO principles into a blueprint for living or the meaning of life”.

Everybody knows what is the right thing to do, to feel, to think, to say.

But how?

How to stop eating and share, when eating feels so good?

How to send money to Africa , when you need new i-phone?

And how to smile to your wife, when she blames you unfairly?

 

Can evolutionary reality help?

Sure! easily…

 

1. We are the center of the Universe. Mankind is the most complex system ever created by the thermodynamics and the evolution, a showcase, the best of the best. No excuse for sceptics, we are not “an insignificant speck in the one backward , one of a trillions galaxies”. We are the most important , only chance, for all the people we care for… and for ourselves.

And yes, as I said, “the only chance”- because we are alone (every evolutionary system is). No help (or an apocalyptic excuse!) from demons, gods, dragons, ghosts or werewolves.

No mysteries, magical origins or elusives justifying uncertainties about us. We are well built by the evolution mechanism, and we are trying to get to know ourselves/Universe as much as we can. And we will know more and more of incredibly fantastic and horrible things about us.

2. The friendship and the love.

I said we are alone, but actually we are not. Also, the presence, existence and messing with us by the above mentioned demons, gods, etc would not affect our solitude.

So, we are alone as an evolutionary system, but within this system we are interdependent.

I am not sure whether there is a consensus regarding the origins and mechanism, but have this thing called empathy and altruism.

It seems something happened during early hominids period 5 to 2 million years ago. Some weird feedback loop: the complexity of breeding (seen already in bonobos in the crude form) increased intelligence. This increased intensity of childhood learning which was making social system even more complex. Our mirror neurons went bezerk: for one it pushed us into hypersocial dance, on the top of that they got mixed with consciousness related neural pathways and puff! we can see a little bit of ourselves in the bird with broken wing.

That is great news that we have other beings to be with. To me this is the greatest achievement of modernity ( and postmodernity?) : the beauty, the variety and the diversity of the relationships modern humans can create.

Jane Goodall, sure, but not only, take such a diverse elements as symphonies, gay marriage, FaceBook, DNA mapping, Big Mind Meditation, Little Mermaid- it is all about relationships!

And loving our pets, and Izrael problem, and “I the Vortex”, etc etc…

And I am not saying it is easy, but it is crucial: friendships and loves and co-workers and artists..We are one big, big family, really.

Going bravely across the kinship and society and nations and religions.

Going across cultures is almost like going across the times and perception systems. We have and we need more relationship with the whole future generation!

We need to realize how strong is our relationship with our parents teachers and the ancestors.

As we reach further and further in our capacity to relate and care, across physical and emotional dimensions, including time- the evolution teaches us about our origins. The evolution connect us to the animals in much harder way than” I missed my pretty kitty”. We see the world in the same way, or, in other words, the world is as animals see it. It is possible to develop the mirror neurons, compassion and reflective thinking ( the consciousness). But you can’t develop the dualism, can’t develop the double reality, Plato’s cave can’t be real. Why? Because , while you can upgrade the wiring of the brain, you can not mess with what’s already in  there. You can change an acuity of perception,

and the interpretation but the evolution can not change what is perceived (ontologically).

Like medieval dungeon and the modern correctional facility. They are both prisons, serving the same function. Or the shaman and the surgeon with computer guided laser- still doing the same thing.  And the same argument goes through the comparison of every tiny level of the evolutionary change- from seeing just purple to seeing purple and magenta. Still the same sunset. The only way for survival is to be able to repeat that improved action ( like better recognition of the ripe fruit- for the animal, millions years ago it felt like “more good eat”- for the researcher- it would manifest like “more retinal discrimination”)

The animal’ brain is full of behaviors. Learned and inherited behaviors, the behaviors of the animal itself and its ancestors and the ancestors’ ancestors. Evolutionary , nothing else is worth knowing, and if it is not worth -the animal doesn’t know it. We do not know it either.

So, what?

Well, we need to work on the behaviors, i.e. on relationships.

 

The Behavior – compassion and gratitude. one directed towards the future, other towards the past. Both types related and attached to the person. Me and you.

3. You are all important.

Other problem with the modernism is that the modern culture shows us as an insignificant one- of the 7 billions. The God says : you are my child, you are special, but we do not hear it. Whatever are the moral rules , I am so small, I am below the radar, I can do anything because actually I can not do anything which matters ( except for serial killing , which is not for everybody).

Not so according to TER. Not only we are the center of the Universe , but the only world there is ( is real for you) is your world. And for me is mine.

We share many elements so it looks( and it works like) like it is our world , but it is just practical simplification and a shortcut. You bring it to the existence by looking, perceiving, there is nothing behind you, you are all important to do good.

From the birth to death you create your world , you learn and you live it and you die -accordingly. So, there is nothing more important to know what you doing and why.

You, as an individual, not a part of a mob. You are responsible and you have to train your reflective and critical thinking to know inside and outside of you.

It is why the development of the personal and unique explicit worldview is so important.

 

4.TEO dispense with spirituality.

The spirituality is this wishy- washy term, the back door exit , “ we are too evolved to believe in the angels and devils, but the Universe is permeated with the divine , the oneness, the suchness…”

The mind is made by the evolution, and the details are coming in as we speak.

We are developing the language shared by evolutionary neuroscience and evolutionary philosophy.

The sooner we demystify mind’s elements and the building process (after saying bye to ego, soul, shadow and the likes) the sooner we stop barking at the wrong tree!

Our moral enemy is social materialism, not the atheism.

And the fundamentalists feel so holy, that the materialism is justified.

It looks to me that the church and synagogue and mosque going folks are the greediest, the most cruel and lazy bunch (the quintessence of materialism). Many of them are violent , intolerant , xenophobic, bigotic and self assured buffoons.

And the last but not the least:

No.5. The practice.

The task to understand , to deepen the wisdom takes work and mindfulness practice. We need to work with artists and musicians and philosophers and scientists and listen to the simple folks and to the ancient cultures.

We need to listen to the animals and to the forests. We need to walk the mountains and swim in oceans.

When we meditate we listen to ourselves, to our bodies and our memories from far, far away. Listen to the story, the story between me and you.

As I said , according to TER the only real world is your world. It makes subjective experience all important, it invites you to learn about yourself, be individual.

There is no “we” as opposed to “them”. Leave we to royal pluralis majestatis.

I have known a man-a buffoon- who loves to use “we”- it is not the pretty sight.

The beauty of learning about yourself is opening for the real relation with “you”.

Getting to know “me” through the meditative practice, beyond autobiography, beyond the judgment and the projects opens possibility to know in the same way- you.

And you and you and you. One by one. Beyond the time, to know past you’s and the present and future ones. To know your lover, your mom and dad, your child, the teacher, maybe God or Buddha.

This is the crux of the matter. This is our chance, for us humans to cooperate, be friends, love and maybe survive.

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6. All human actions and theories are just attempts to understand and we value them if they bring good to the humanity. The science will select itself from non science by more understanding and research.

We dismiss “turtles, all the way down” because it is blind alley concept. We question Big Bang theory because it doesn’t say” what was before”. If god (this or that) is unexplained – by definition- we say it is unscientific- again the argument of the blind alley.

Teo  tells us that the deepest structure/material the Universe is made of is our understanding.  My understanding built from the infancy and through eons of the evolution ,shows the Universe like… well, the normal, beautiful world. And I am trying to understand that it is also the content of the mind of each of us, shared to the degree. It consists of the units of behaviors evolutionary beneficial, inherited or preserved otherwise.

This means that “blind alley concept”  extends to all laws and all thinking.

Is it a relativism “all the way down?”

Yes and no.

We need to be humble ( yes) and practical :it is better to built on the rock than on the sand, even if we know that there is lava underneath both of them(no).

We need to try to understand how we understand the World rather than try to understand how the World really is, because it’s how it really is.

Worldview Game Evolved Nov 2012

Worldview Internet Game evolved. I obtained the Provisional Patent , so for 1 year now it has “patent pending” status. I am talking ( with the help of my daughter Sophia) to developers. At this moment you can still put your answers as comments here, also, more convenient, you can ask me for the invitation and I would share with you my Google doc spreadsheet where all answers are browsable, and you can put your answers there.

The rules and the content are the same, there is no “V numbers”- we need to figure out the way to tag the autorship of the answer if it “travels”.

The  new invitation letter emphasises the personal and societal benefits rather than simply “fun”…. oh well, the people do not like it as much as I expected.

The scoring -proposed- includes comments and answer’s length.

My answers

My answers:V13, Tom Voychehovski

I.The stuff changes (sic!) as our language/metaphors and the understanding expands. A mixture of physics, matemathics, probability and the mind?

II.   Its nature, the neurons, their connections, their biochemistry is the same as the rest of the world. We use it to create our experience.

III.  When we’d understand better the concept of Time, the concept of beginning will become less paradoxical. Something like the space between birth and death?

IV.  Miraculously we’ll understand our unity, stop fighting, stop overpopulating, stop wasting resources. We’ll see the Love as the thing between me and you. Then we’ll build better world- piece of cake.

V. Evolution explains how live organisms including humans have become so complex. The evolutionary algorythm includes the evolution of the functions and content of our brain,i.e. our experience.

VI. Hunter-gatherers invented and genetically encoded altruism. Drive to survive evolved into drive to understand. The wisdom (understanding) translates socially into good, true and beautiful.

VII.Animal survival behaviors is natural and sexual selection are parts of nature. Laziness/ignorance (i.e. lack of understanding)  manifest as greed and fear.

VIII. Free will is an attribute of the mind, developed evolutionary for the ethical system to function. My actions matter, so do yours.

IX. Meaning of life is individual and depends on the worldview. For me it is to practice to be able to be happy, be curious and do good.

X. Truth is relative,  “what works”, and the civilisation dependent. It follows evolution and survival, therefore appears to be objective/scientific.

XI.With effort and intention of love, curiosity and gratitude, the results exceed expectations. It is transient, subjective, trainable.

XII. There isn’t any. Intelligence is created, defined and working within evolution on Earth, our evolution. Except for The Little Prince.

XIII.  I plan to train how to know that I am ready and how to happily (for me and for the others) disconnect subjectivity from objectivity.

XIV.I made this list so I think it’s perfect. But… you guys have at it!

Gra swiatopogladowa

Gra swiatyopogladowa.  W przyszlosci  ta strona bedzie miala  mozliwosci przegladania odpowiedzi, i liczenia punktow , wtedy to bedzie gra “the smartest human of the week” Na razie  mozna sie bawic za darmo, umiescic odpowiedzi w “leave a comment”  (max 140 , minimum70  liter), wybrac numer V( stara nazwa gry-Veritas), jedna linijka na imie albo cos podobnego. Pytan jeszcze nie przetlumaczylem na polski, sa one zaadoptowane z artykulu Dr.Vidala “Metaphilosophical criteria for the worldviews comparison”.

V14, The Worldview of My Brother Piotrus in Polish. He is my brother and he is famous so he is not bound by any rules.

I. Są tylko dwie możliwe odpowiedzi – zrobiony z czegoś, (materia, energia) albo z niczego. Pierwsza odpowiedź jest bez sensu – bo jak wyobrazić sobie, że owo “pierwsze coś” nie było już światem? Druga odpowiedź jest już z konieczności metafizyczna – bo jeśli zrobiony z niczego, to jakim prawem? Więc jest Ktoś, kto rozkazuje niebytowi, aby ten stał się Bytem. Przecież takie rozwiązanie nie może być przyjęte przez wszystkich, bo wymaga wiary w Kogoś, kto daje niebytowi takie prawo. Elegancko jest odpowiedzieć, nie wiem, nie będę wiedział, a kto twierdzi, że wie, chyba nie jest dżentelmenem.

II. Umysł jest niematerialną świadomością materialnego, ewolucyjnie ukształtowanego, fizjologicznie warunkowanego mózgu. Świadomość jednak jest “niematerialna” tylko dla siebie, bowiem objawiać może swoje istnienie innym świadomościom tylko za pośrednictwem materii. Widziałem ostatnio film zawierający liczne relacje ludzi, którzy zachowali świadomość “po śmierci klinicznej” i powrócili. Ich dość do siebie podobne relacje nie zaprzeczają temu, co napisałem o “naturze umysłu”.

III. To wynika z odpowiedzi na pytanie I. Świat mógł się zacząć przypadkiem – skąd jednak to “coś,” co zostało poddane przypadkowości? Nie było już światem? A może świat powstał “na rozkaz, z niczego”? Nie można tak mówić, bo wierzący w materię ateiści obrażą się, gdy będą musieli stawić czoła nienaukowej hipotezie o “Kimś, kto rozkazał”. Elegancko jest odpowiedzieć, nie wiem, nie będę wiedział, a kto twierdzi, że wie, chyba nie jest dżentelmenem.

IV Istnieją dwa sposoby istnienia gatunków zwierząt – ewolucyjne bytowanie, które kończy się, gdy środowisko już nie zapewnia możliwości żerowania i rozrodu. Wtedy gatunek ginie. Drugi sposób to rozwój – jak dotąd tylko człowiek mógł tego próbować. Ten sposób – inicjując postęp technologiczny gwarantuje gatunkowi homo sapiens możliwość zagłady nawet w sytuacji, gdy środowisko będzie jeszcze zapewniało możliwości żerowania i rozrodu. Z drugiej strony rozwój technologiczny mógłby doprowadzić do trwania Ludzkości w jakiś nowy sposób, nawet gdy środowisko już nie będzie zapewniało możliwości żerowania i rozrodu.

V Ewolucja jest związana z fenomenem życia, ukształtowała wszystkie istniejące gatunki, razem z gatunkiem Homo Sapiens. Nie da się jednak udowodnić, że człowieka wytworzyła tylko ewolucja, nic więcej. A pisanie o ewolucji materii nieożywionej jest poszerzaniem definicji ewolucji poza granice nauki w stronę science-fiction. Ale nikomu nie można zabronić, aby takie rzeczy pisał.

VI. Dobroć jest wartością społeczną i wartością duchową. Ukształtowała się niewątpliwie z udziałem ewolucji – biorąc początek z instynktownych postaw opiekuńczych związanych z macierzyństwem. Wielki – a niedoceniony- udział w tej ewolucji mają mechanizmy inercji – trwanie działań, gdy ustają fizjologicznie czy środowiskowo warunkowane przyczyny. Już nie pada, a ja z parasolem.. Inercja leży u podstaw działania mechanizmów ekstrapolacji – chcę, aby dla mnie ludzie byli dobrzy, więc jestem dobry. Nie da się jednak

udowodnić, że ludzką dobroć, a także kulturową akceptację dobroci, wytworzyła tylko ewolucja, nic więcej.

VII. Zło społecznie jest uważane za zagrożenie dla jednostek i wspólnot, jest jednocześnie tajemnicą duchową. Nie jest zło jednolitą mocą czy strukturą, wszystko co rodzi zagrożenie, cierpienie, co grozi zniszczeniem wartości bywa uznane za zło. Jednocześnie trwają kulturowo ukształtowane mechanizmy relatywizacji zła. Każda z religii na swój sposób klasyfikuje zło i próbuje ograniczyć krzywdy, jakie wyrządzają źli. Złem jest nie tylko działanie na czyjąś szkodę dla własnych korzyści, złem jest szerzenie zamętu, atmosfery, w której nie wiadomo, co jest złe a co dobre. Praktyka ludzkiego zła ukształtowała się niewątpliwie z udziałem ewolucji – biorąc początek z walki o udział w żerowaniu, walki samców o samice, walki o dostęp do wodopojów czy pastwisk. Podobnie jak z dobrem, wielki – a niedoceniony- udział

w tej ewolucji mają mechanizmy inercji – trwanie działań, gdy ustają fizjologicznie czy środowiskowo warunkowane przyczyny. Już nie zagraża mi nic od Niemców, ale wolę stół w knajpie, gdzie bliżej do Francuzów i Słowaków. Inercja leży u podstaw działania mechanizmów ekstrapolacji – niechęci do obcych, do dziwnych.

VIII. Polityczna poprawność każe nam ukryć to, co czujemy. Ci, co czynią dobro, chętniej przyznają istnienie wolnej woli, bo chcą mieć duchową gratyfikację – sami siebie pochwalić za wybór trudnegodobra, postaw prospołecznych czy charytatywnych. Szubrawcy z lubością krzywdzący ludzi, zakłamani egoiści, łatwo usprawiedliwiający się lenie i kłamcy będą mówili raczej, że wolnej woli nie ma. Czynią, bo muszą, nic w tym ich winy. Wydaje się, że z wolną wolą i deterministyczną przyczynowością jest jak podwójną, falową i korpuskularną naturą światła. Daje się udowodnić jedno i drugie, determinizm bliższy jest “wiedzy o człowieku”, bo politolodzy, socjolodzy, psychologowie mogą udawać, że wiedzą więcej niż wiedzą. Dla kapłanów, polityków i twórców kultury ważniejszy jest człowiek rozporządzający sobą “ten, co sam jest początkiem swoich czynów.”

IX Życie jest darem. Jeśli sądzimy, że nie darem, a przypadkowym znaleziskiem, możemy się łatwo pogodzić z myślą, że zgubimy coś, co znaleźliśmy i na razie używamy. Jeśli sądzimy, że ten wspaniały dar otrzymaliśmy od Kogoś Dobrego, łatwiej nam wierzyć, że nie zażąda się od nas zwrotu, że dostaliśmy to na zawsze.

X. Prawda pochodzi zewsząd – z życiowego doświadczenia, z nauki, z mediów, z internetu, z rozmów z przyjaciółmi, z religijnego objawienia. Życie nauczyło mnie, że prawdę ja sam mieszam ze złudzeniami, z urojeniami, a liczni fałszerze wtykają mi różnego rodzaju nieprawdę. Patrzę więc, czy coś, co wydaje mi się prawdą, rodzi dobro czy zło, nadzieję czy krzywdę. Nie zamartwiam się pomyłkami, bo wszyscy ich doświadczają.

XI. Nie wiem. Przeważnie źródłem szczęścia jest zdrowie i spokój w rodzinie, zachwyt urodą świata, życzliwość przyjaciół, piękno dzieł sztuki. Za tym wszystkim wyczuwam Najlepszego Boga.

XII. Międzyplanetarna inteligencja? Jestem otwarty na propozycje, ale Oni jednak powinni zrobić pierwszy krok, na razie zajmują mnie inteligentne osoby z mojej Planety, mam za mało czasu na kontakty z nimi.

XIII. Moje życie po życiu z zaufaniem powierzam Najlepszemu Bogu. Martwię się, że będzie sporo sprzątania, za dużo papieru zapisałem.

Swiatopoglad profesora fizyki, z Radomia, kolegi Piotr W. Dziekuje. V16.

I. W około 10% ze znanych form materii. Resztę my, fizycy, zbadamy, jeśli starczy czasu.
II. Procesy fizyko – chemiczne.
III. Ze zderzenia dwóch BRAN (M-theory), które są palcami Boga. Nie wiadomo tylko, kto i po co stworzył Boga.
IV. To samo, co z dinozaurami.
V. Całkowicie akceptuję.
VI. Zachowania pozwalające przetrwać gatunkowi, wynikające z ewolucji.
VII. Chęć uszczęśliwienia bliźnich na nasz, jedynie słuszny sposób.
VIII. To są skutki Zasady Nieoznaczoności Heisenberga.
IX. Taki, jaki mu nadamy.
X. Eksperymentalnie.
XI. Unikając nieszczęścia.
XII. Oczywiście, że jest.
XIII. Będzie pogrzeb, a potem stypa.

Worldviews- The game, play now

This game will evolve into “The smartest human of the week”. But we are starting now at, so to speak “garage” level.

This blog has no capacity for browsing, scoring, chat-rooming and site -navigating  frills.

Please:

1. Pick up your V number which is not taken- check the comments below.

2. describe yourself in 1 line ( name or else)

3. Answer 13 questions describing your worldview – in maximum 140 characters- or twitter size.  Mark them with your number .

Here are the questions. Copy them and Paste in the “Leave a reply” ( They ask you to give name and email . This is embarrassing  but they try to sort out the spam). Write your answers after each question. Click “post comment”.  Put them on the fridge and use every day. This your explicit Worldview.

I .What is the Universe made of?
II.What is the nature of mind?
III.How did the Universe begin?
IV.What is going to happen to the humankind?
V.What is the role of the evolution in your worldview?
VI.What is the origin and the nature of goodness in the world?
VII.What is the origin and the nature of evil in the world?
VIII.Is there free will and can one make a difference?
IX.What is the meaning of life?
X.How do you find the truth?
XI.How do you find happiness?
XII.What about the extraterrestial intelligence?

XIII. What will happen after you die?

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