¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Tom Greco recently sent be a brief video by Peter Turchin on Predicting History. This is an excellent, brief survey by a renowned expert on our fundamental human challenge: COMPREHENDING OURSELVES.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Turchin and all other students of human systems incorrectly assume they know the basic nature of the fundamental components of social & societal systems: the individual human person. What if “we”aren’t as we assume, and have assumed for millennia?
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 In their analysis, the human population in assumed to have many traits, each with a statistical distribution (e.g., IQ, diverse psych test distributions, with means & standard deviations, etc.). Various “rules” of behavior (personal, inter-personal, and group) were observed and codified. These were the “game pieces” whose interactivity resulted in the wide variety of human dramas over millennia. These individual differences (human diversity) were virtually ignored in human system organization and dynamics. What if our cognitive diversity is vastly greater than believed, and ignoring this vast diversity ensures our eventual extinction.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Most of the limiting features of humans are already well researched, but none are thought of when we think about human PEOPLE. “WHY”, is a challenging puzzle, to be explored in a future semfield.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 I am exploring an alternative model for the new functional human person. We are a trinity, of three components. In addition to the biological BODY/MIND with memories and behaviors, we must add our personal SEMFIELD and our personal SETTING.