by Nasheem Boofamat
[PLEASE Note that if you are by the luck of the draw and direction of your life-story a rationalist and agnostic or atheist, then you may enjoy very much the sincerely ethical & reasonable sagacities of Mr Barefoot Bum at: http://barefootbum.blogspot.com/ — BW]
THE Anthropic cosmological ideas of physicist John Barrow and company open yet another door of possibility to the Sufi-student — namely that we are “it.”
I’VE Often thought that the religious dogmas, virtually all of which grow from individual works of poetry (!) and, as watered down by behaviorist clergy and other early psychologists for the horde, are what would be to us early efforts at what we call “now” science fiction.
OF Course since there is an objective perception that semantically the term science, by definition, cannot contain any more of reality than, say, the term religion, I of course prefer to say future fiction.
AT Any rate, from another viewpoint then, all of these gods, goddesses and self-reliant atheisms, all have at least these two things in common:
ALL Are about ourselves in one way or another — and all, just like ourselves, tend to function best by ruling out alternative reality-versions.
[THUS The general tendency which is our ethical challenge everywhere and the common curse, to stridency and shrill yelps and squeaks of outrage! — BW]
THIS Last judgemental function is probably mainly about necessary limits on cortical function, and it is obviously adaptive so that enough human organisms avoid starving to death in raptures and, thus, grow up to copulate and reproduce.
NEVERTHELESS, Since the perception by the physical (on all levels) of the physical depends on the physical, I expect that “at any instant” the whole range across the board of perceptions of what is true “all at once” simultaneously (!) must attain a validity that can only be strengthened and enhanced by any and every statement of meaning about any perception that one cars to tack on. Crudely put, “it all adds up:”
ALL Exists in the same physical field. This is the necessary axiom — else one cannot with semantic value in cases assert (“any” — smirk!) statements about “all.”
THERE Now, do you perceive a little bit more at least, of how narratives about truth — and, indeed, EVERYTHING ELSE! — simply go on and on? And how — this makes me at least very happy — nothing admits of final resolution within the passing time — or talk?
RATIO Meum ratio est, as they say….
[Emmett R Smith
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[6 June 2007]