Ecolutionism and the Noosphere
An Agnostic Theists investigation of ‘philosophy’ for Scientific sceptics
This is a laypersons introduction to a scientific paper that’s to be written investigating philosophy and the universe in an attempt to craft a belief system for sceptics to ponder in the quest for knowledge of the workings of the universe.
The author contends that a Belief system is helpful to aid:
- Mindfulness (it reduces unnecessary future worries if you have helpful belief systems)
- Purpose (Faith in success is a powerful motivator)
- Accountability (it assists living every moment of life fully aligned to your moral compass)
- Belonging (it assists you find your tribe from whom you can gain energy, encouragement and inspiration)
- Maintaining a healthy perspective with Ego
Agnostic Theism is belief without knowledge. It’s a philosophical view that encompasses both theism and agnosticism. An agnostic theist believes in the existence of a god or gods, but regards the basis of this proposition as unknown or inherently unknowable.
Philosophy -(from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, reality, values, reason, mind. It’s a theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behaviour.
Sceptics: is generally any questioning attitude or doubt towards one or more items of putative knowledge or belief. It’s a common sense and positive approach that allows us to enjoy our position in the world without the blinkers of fear or ignorance, but with a positive and informed attitude that comes from true critical thinking. Scientific Sceptics seek the evidence. The Ancient Greeks had a Sceptic Academy of which Carneades was a thought leader
Noosphere: is the "sphere of human thought" being derived from the Greek νους ("nous") meaning "mind" in the style of "atmosphere" and "biosphere". In the original theory of Teilhard de Chardin as well as Vladimir Vernadsky, the noosphere is the third in a succession of phases of development of the Earth, after the geosphere (inanimate matter) and the biosphere (biological life). Just as the emergence of life fundamentally transformed the geosphere, the emergence of human cognition fundamentally transforms the biosphere
Ecolutionism: is a theory that the world functions at its various levels from life to families to communities to societies belief system to make sense of the way planet earth functions. Belief systems and understanding can be powerful sources of faith and strength to help people discover their purpose and happiness. It’s a theory a
The noosphere is emerging all around us, becoming more evident via internet, web and mobile communities, which are ubiquitous, ie, everywhere all at once! The noosphere's emergence is transforming everything it comes into contact with. In this sense there is the idea of some universal energy field -- singularity -- from which all this connectivity and unity is emerging very rapidly. The noosphere can be thought of as a layer of the collective and connective mind(s) coalescing into one. Connective intelligence, collective intelligence, and corrective intelligence all unite through interaction in this emergent infinite field.
There have been periods of humanity when great advances were made in very short periods of time and during these periods of time great advances of science were made. A time when Polymaths (people of wide learning) were abundant:
- The High Renaissance (1495-1525) with Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo
- The Age of Enlightment (1715-1789) with Adam Smith, Hume, Beccaria,Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, Diderot, Rousseau, Voltaire,
Interestingly during these times of intense human intellectual energy often inventions were made simultaneously, like Priestly and Lavoisiers discovery of Oxygen
During these periods of great progress a significant impact was the societal environment.The world was ready for a change and rebirth. The way it happened is that cooperative Ecosystems were formed where the patrons and the polymaths lived in a microcosm of co-operation. An ecosystem where ideas and energy were widely exchanged and shared, It was the diversity of these ecosystems and the resonance of the endeavours that resonated with the laws of nature.
Ecosystems in Nature
When most people think of ecosystems, they think of Rainforests or Marine Ecosystems where a diverse network of interdependent organisms and their environment co-exist and thrive through the synergies of their interdependence and the flow of energy.
Take a forest as an example. The sun provides the energy that plants then use to photosynthesise as a food source so microbes, fungi, insects, and animals can all interact with one another and flourish during their cycles of life. Even when they die the energy and nutrients from that life cycle is returned to the ecosystem to help future generations of organisms flourish.
As the environment and ecosystem grow over time, the species within have the opportunity to adapt, make choices and evolve into their better selves or perish and be returned as energy.
The magic of a flourishing ecosystem requires diversity, interdependence of the organisms, energy flows, favourable environmental conditions and of course the environment or house (eco) that they coexist within.
Ecosystems can both be incredibly healthy and resilient if they have evolved to level of strength, but they can also be fragile and in particular damaged by interventions whether intruders or from within the ecosystem, regardless of whether with good or bad intent if they do not understand the complexity and importance of the interconnected relationships.
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