Epiphany: You can only see the human mind and The Meaning of Life by its Shadow!
Dawkins, Hoffman and Pross (1) have exhaustingly examined the fundamental evidence of molecular biology with even nanotechnology. You won’t find it in the atoms or molecules, not even with the technology of nanotechnology.Look at Stephen Hawkings. His brain is the prisoner of a barely functioning physical body. On a much smaller scale, it has occurred to me, that my physical capabilities limit me to only explorations of the mind
I. am astounded that an old man who’s body is predictably undergoing entropy, spending all day in a chair, is raping with minds in dozens of countries around the world in almost real time!
My point is that the “meaning of life” exist not in the molecules or the physical body BUT in spite of it!
The music I make is “in between the notes”. You will not find them with a microscope, not even with nanotechnology.
The mind and the meaning of Life can only be seen by its shadow that consists primarily in the arts and platonic love!
A parting question: Consider this: the greatest scientists who share Dawkin’s and Hoffman’s solely mechanistic, random-chaos view of the origin of life, have manifested in their encyclopedic study and meticulous manuscript authoring, an enormous motivative force driving their work. This power (subjective) is not subject to an objective evaluation. Is not this the inexplicable subjective force of life which science can not explain (but some deny)?
Addy Pross’ conclusion serves to give us sound attitude: “each is part of a nuclear family, which, in turn, is part of an extended family, which is part of a local community, which is part of larger groups of the human organization. The survival of the commonwealth requires far more than the individual. Reproductively speaking, individuals are incomplete. Biologically speaking, our individuality is non-existent.” That’s why a new pregnancy catches our attention. That powerful and compulsive news resonates with our fundamental selves.
“Just as importantly, we are also emotionally incomplete. Various psychological elements also connect us to the network. We obsessively need to be with others. We think of ourselves as individuals, but we are just components of a system.” [Our “lifeboat” is not just many individuals, but an ever-expanding living network.] “The irrepressible force of life leaves no stone unturned in seeking ways to extend the invaluable larger life [of which we are the stewards]. We obsessively need to be with others. We think we are separate, but we are one. We think of ourselves as individuals, but we are just components of a network.”(13) Life has a purpose; the purpose is the process; the process is the product. 30
Charles Clanton Rogers September 12, 2015, Thank you for “Flying Zebra” If you Like this, consider hitting my reblog button or Share on FB