Preferred Perception

to create reality is life's purpose – lessons from Nowheim

Name the Color, Blind the Eye

A good scientist almost has to have two personalities. He has to think logically, be meticulous and focused. He cannot make claims he cannot prove. At least, he shouldn’t. He should be able to explain and prove his thesis within the logical framework of today’s science, or else he’ll be called a quack. That describes one personality. The second would have to be able to think outside the box and ignore the ridicule and resistance of the scientific community. As Alvin Toffler said: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can’t read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” It is generally not considered scientific to build a thesis on anything other than agreed upon theories we like to call laws of nature. Alvin Toffler would probably respond to this: “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is the illusion of knowledge.” But this time Stephen Hawking said it.

Formulate laws of nature (name the color), confine your imagination to established boundaries of thinking (blind the eye). That is not to say that we should abandon what we have learned and assembled in a complicated structure of scientific principles. It has served us well and brought us ever faster progress. I don’t know if our laws of nature are objective laws, or if we could have tapped into a completely different set of laws and existence. That thought is very hard to even consider. Maybe the second personality of our fictional scientist could entertain it. Another thought that is even harder for most people to consider is the possibility that we didn’t only formulate the laws but created them. In this model, the second personality could have come up with an idea which the first could have accepted and built the whole system of laws on.

Consciousness used to be something for theologians and philosophers, something that couldn’t be measured and that didn’t obey our physical laws of nature. It was too vague and didn’t match anything on the color chart of science until some second personalities quietly added a few colors.

Genes used to determine our health and fate until a new color was added called epigenetics. Now, it is ok to explore and research. The eye has been opened to a new color.

The next major addition to the chart is biocentrism. It adds a shade to the color quantum theory and expands our view on our reality.

I find this comparison with colors intriguing. Kudos to the second personalities of scientists who constantly add colors for the first personalities to explore.

 

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