Archive for year 2012

Accepting Responsibility For Our Own Actions… Is the Problem!


In nature, transforming space trumps time-based cause-effect constructivism

We are a culture [we of the globally dominating Western culture] that believes in ‘guilt’ and ‘innocence’ and ‘blame’ and ‘forgiveness’.  That is, we are a culture that assumes that human development and behaviour derives fully and solely from the interior of each human understood as a ‘thing-in-itself’, an ‘absurdity’ yet the cornerstone of our cultural belief system.

We believe that science and rationality, rather than being tools of convenience, are addressing ‘reality’, the real world of our experience, which is a major error, as philosophers such as Mach, Nietzsche and Poincaré have elaborated on, not that they have ever had the attention of the ‘social mainstream’.   We are stuck in a mental box that we seem unable to escape from, and Mach has put a name to it; it is called ‘three dimensional space’. (more…)

What is ‘Science’? What is ‘Language’?


Reality is something other than a language game called 'Science'


Science is an internally consistent system that does a good job of explaining ‘appearances’; i.e. ‘what things do’.  What it does not do a good job of, is in giving us an understanding of how the world we live is transforming, and how our ‘what things do’ oriented science relates to the transforming of our living space.

At the end of the nineteenth century there was a wave of scientific applications that we loosed on ourselves.  We knew a lot about how to ‘construct them’ but we didn’t know how their use would transform our landscape and our lives.  That’s because science deals in ‘what things do’ as if these things are ‘things-in-themselves’. (more…)

Resurrecting Reality


tranquil image of a continually transforming space; fixed operating theatre for human dynamics?

All my philosophical investigations have led me back to ‘the mathematics of belief’; to the type of ‘reason’ and ‘logic’ we use to ‘make sense’ of our experiencing of the world, and in the case of Western civilization, to ‘bury reality’ beneath it. (more…)

‘Transformation’ – Where ‘production’ and ‘destruction’ are ‘conjugates’



'Production' is a concept that ignores its own conjugate, 'destruction'

Would you want to know the source of major dysfunction in the world? … even if it challenged the foundational assumptions/beliefs of your culture? (more…)

Reality-Check: A Quiz for the Metaphysically Inquisitive



Human population growth over the past twelve millennia


Answering the following questions may give some insights on how solid is your grasp of reality. (more…)

Civilization: The Hijacking of Sentience by Reason



Where the periphery-to-centre orchestrating influence predominates over centre-to-periphery asserting drive


As Ralph Waldo Emerson says in ‘The Method of Nature’, “The tool [of reason] has run away with the workman.”

And as Friedrich Nietzsche says in ‘Twilight of the Idols’;

“Reason” is the cause of our falsification of the testimony of the senses. Insofar as the senses show becoming, passing away, and change, they do not lie. But Heraclitus will remain eternally right with his assertion that being is an empty fiction. The “apparent” world is the only one: the “true” world is merely added by a lie.” (more…)

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