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commented on Nov. 24, 2013
WHAT ARE WE…..REALLY?
By Jim Centi
There is a lot of talk about paradigm shifts on this website. The premise seems to be that if the dominant materialistic paradigm were to be converted into a more pragmatic worldview, humanity will experience a paradigm shift and all will be well in the land of lollypops.
In the spirit of scientific method, let us gather a few relevant facts and form a hypothesis. At this point, no assumption should be made that the true nature of humanity is known.
It is known that consciousness is not isolated units contained in individual brains. It is known that consciousness is nonlocal and also known that consciousness is the fundamental characteristic of what has been viewed as the top of the evolutionary ladder.
It seems pretty clear that the fundamental nature of whatever humanity is nonlocal. This adds the characteristic of multidimensionality to concepts of the human self.
In his ground breaking work “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”, Thomas Kuhn describes a paradigm shift as being compared to a sudden transport to another planet. Kuhn is not known as being prone to exaggeration, so what conclusion can be draw from the analysis of facts that is responsive to the profundity of Kuhn’s statement?
After abandoning preconceived notions relative to the nature of paradigm shifts and a bit of introspection, it should be apparent that one conclusion which may be drawn is that what has been categorized as “human being” is really a multidimensional entity that is becoming aware of its multidimensionality.
Some may take the position that this is an oversimplification of a deeply complex philosophical matter. In defense of such an accusation, I admit to being a fan of Thoreau who said “Our lives are frittered away by detail…...simplify…....simplify.”
I welcome the opportunity to read more sophisticated versions of this material and also welcome being made aware of flaws in this analysis that will provide the opportunity to climb the ladder of mental evolution.
The above was channeled from something that disparages our concepts of what we are. It is possible that something may have been lost in the translation of the communication into the amusement park of conceptual thought.