¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 NOTE: Levels, a one dimensional system of organization is crude, human created, and shouldn’t be projected on external reality. Yet, it can be a valuable tool for human discourse, given the limitations of human cognitive competency.
An other significant set of dimensions relate to the cognitive diversity of participant persons. This includes setting, age, education, upbringing, stages of cognition (e.g., Spiral Dynamics), mental imagery styles, IQ (and related “measures”). The cognitive diversity of humans is analogous to the diversity of mammals; just as there is no “average” mammal, there is no cognitively average human!
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 TERRIFIED: As I searched the web for urls I was familiar with, I discovered many of them non existent. Also, many of my bookmarks to key urls no longer exist. Example, once I had many urls comparing the competing interpretations of Spiral Dynamics by Beck vs Cowan. Now all I can find are Beck’s work: Cowan is now deceased and he is mentioned, but his perspective is now absent. I have noticed this for months, as Google searches don’t lead to familiar choices (some I can locate, many not). WHAT IS HAPPENING?
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 This is a spontaneous, rough sketch for a model: Levels of Discourse. It was motivated by recent dialog about “surface” and underlying “essence” or “substance”. These are not models/levels of experience or mental organization (as in the levels of Spiral Dynamics); but of the content-type of discourse (from my personal analysis). Fiction, video and art are not included in this crude analysis.
MODEL: Levels of Discourse
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Most everyone operates at more than one level. Sometimes they will maintain at one level for long periods of discourse. At other times they may move fluidly between levels. Every person has a highest level (at the moment) and often is unable to comprehend higher levels; although they my observe others discoursing in ways they can’t comprehend. They may respect this discourse (often if it related to God or sacred texts), especially when young and they aspire to achieve higher levels. However, even at the highest levels there can be resistance to accept that their level isn’t the highest.
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(1) NOISE & FILM SCUM
Tweets, comments to blogs, many blog posts, most emails, jabber and chatter.
This level discourse could accompany and be quite relevant to discourse at higher levels.
It can also be the only and primary level for many.
The “content” at this level may include “emotional signals”, and be quite meaningful. This included the lyrics of many popular songs.
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(2) SURFACE REPORTING, mostly about Events or Happenings
most TV, radio, newspaper, magazine news and reports; many journal articles of scientific research (high quality surface) and scholarship
curators of relevant urls & blog sites
TAI The Arlington Institute
Only What We Can lynne desilvajohnson
Commons Abundance Network Helene Finidori
OEN OpEdNews Robert Kall
Brasscheck TV archives
CLG NEWS LegItGov
========== “right” or “propaganda”
One Political Plaza Forum for both right and left personal statements
The Greanville Post Pro- Russian perspective
InfoWars Alex Jones
Lou Dobbs Tonight TV
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Learning Change Giorgio Bertini
P2P Foundation Michel Bauwens
Union of Intelligible Associations https://www.laetusinpraesens.org/ Anthony Judge
The Evolution Institute Joe Brewer
The Millenium Project Jerome Glenn
Spiral Dynamics Clare Graves, Don Beck, Chris Cowan , Ken Wilber
Systems Science Alexander Laszlo
Conversations That Mind and Matter John Kellden
Social System Dynamics John Ringland
Blog of Collective Intelligence George Por
The Co-Intelligence Network Tom Atlee
Nuet’s Nodes Laurence J. Victor