¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 I am beyond awe about our current knowledge about life. The holarchies from molecular biology, intra cellular “magic”, inter cellular engagement, tissues, organs & functional subsystems – on to organism-organism interaction, reproduction, multi-cellularity, genetics & epigenetics, care of young & old, families and clans – to ecologies & biomes. That list is far from complete.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 David, I fully agree with you that we can, by analogy, apply our knowledge about life as guidance in our human activity. Your work is an exemplar for this valuable enterprise, which must spread globally – integrating many insights and practices from other cultures and indigenous populations.
¶ 8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 I am not asking you to abandon your work with living systems. Indeed, with the expansion of relevant reality, your work in spreading your ideas may be more successful.
¶ 10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 For a while, I’ve been offering a speculative proposal for discussion, processing, and evaluation. No single document represents my proposal, and there is no single name for it.
¶ 11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 I propose that the emergence of humans within Gaia makes a creative break with all prior, known living systems. With humans there appear sems and semfields, where information (patterns for perception) are liberated from all prior need to be embedded in matter/energy systems (as is DNA). The text on this screen is a sem; many can perceive it, and give different interpretations.
¶ 13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 Semfields have been essential for the emergence of civilization and scientific knowledge. There were no sems in the universe until humans (or on other planets with life and a need for Gaia) to permit semfields.
¶ 14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 I have speculated that Gaia created humans with semfields so a future human society will learn to protect life on Gaia/Earth from future catastrophic disasters, as collisions with big rocks from space or super-volcanic eruptions (Earth has14). Life and human recovery from past disasters was positive. Future disasters will probably be negative, with no recovery.
¶ 17 Leave a comment on paragraph 17 0 We lack the DNA for constructive inter-tribal engagement, let alone to manage civilization. Only by creating special semfields and humans learning to use them properly, will there be “peace”. The US Constitution is a sem, in a semfield – unfortunately often misused. So are sacred texts.
¶ 24 Leave a comment on paragraph 24 0 Let me suggest that the interactivity of concern is the interaction of the living things within each place in the world. As such that is where we can learn greater sophistication in how we interact. I have proposed the dialog “How the Cook and the Gardener Saved the World” as a starting point.
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“In our narrative our hero, Pat the gardener, offers services to landowners converting old fashioned resource intensive lawns into thriving habitats that support themselves. Pat uses small and slow solutions that enable nature to do most of the work. This new fertility also produces food for Pat and the homeowner. It will not take many clients before Pat will have an abundance.
Pat shares this food with our other hero, Chris the cook. Chris prepares meals for customers with the food Pat produces. These two services, creating habitats and cooking meals, create a regular revenue flow that supports a new business we call CP Foods. As demand for these services grows CP Foods will provide a place for many people who struggle in the traditional market economy.
¶ 26 Leave a comment on paragraph 26 0 The conversion of lawn into habitat heals nature and pulls carbon from the atmosphere. The abundance of nature provides for people now living in poverty, creating new places where individuals can belong and have purpose . . . reducing the violence.”