Nick_A wrote: ↑Fri May 18, 2018 4:00 am
Actually, I think you'll find many extraordinary concepts and thought experiments around - there are some thorny physics and biology problems to which many fine minds are looking around for lateral approaches, a circuit breaker.
Trouble is, Nick, when you behave in a formulaic and highly immature manner on the forum for years and then speak about the "higher mind", the logical conclusion is that you are fooling yourself. Why would a higher mind not imbue you with maturity, goodwill and the wisdom to choose your battles and conduct them wisely?
Your trouble is that you are so caught up in denial with the word God that you ignore what the human organism on earth actually is and why there is a separation between our higher and lower parts.
You still haven't answered why you don't display the kinds of qualities one might expect from a higher mind.
Humans have an extra layer of consciousness, obviously. We can somewhat shape our responses, as opposed to just responding like other species. The reason why we have this capacity is the same as why any organism has attributes with strong survival value - life is compelled to try to escape obliteration and suffering by any means possible.
Nick_A wrote:As has been proven, these ideas are hated and people have been killed in the past for introducing them. I’m Mr. wonderful when I’m working but to acquire anything worthwhile from philosophy requires honesty which is repulsive to a society which has been conditioned by imagination to accept the absurdity of the human condition and become closed over time in favor of the distractions offered by AI
As stated more times than I can remember, your problems on forums have precious little to do with the ideas promoted and everything to do with your significant lack levels of respect, empathy, courtesy or consideration of others on forums.
If you expressed your ideas in a moderate manner, the issues you complain about would reduce dramatically, but it would not gain the same attention. This is all about attention - marketing of yourself as some kind of leader - with your ideas just a conduit for said attention.
Nick_A wrote:You seem to believe that distractions and fantasy over time will serve the human need for meaning offered by the reality of our source which we can become aware of through higher mind.. I believe that distractions will lead to increased materialism and commercialism and denial of this source. Built on a false foundation the result for society will be the same as with any narcotic: a crash back to reality. I don’t want to be around for the crash
The crash is coming from overpopulation, climate change and resource depletion. You will probably be around for it. That's nature for you. Not even "divine" or "wretched" humanity is immune from natural forces.
Humanity was built on the backs of dinosaurs and trilobites, so I expect that whatever builds from humanity will be truly extraordinary. Not perfect - nothing is - but remarkable beyond our ken. There will be, as always, winners and losers along the way. Many beautiful things will be lost forever, just as most species that ever existed are now extinct, their unique qualities seemingly lost forever.