1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 RELATIVISM & HUMAN REALITY / MATERIAL REALITY

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Stan referred me to this 18 minute TED talk by a young girl attacking USA’s trending adaptation of “relativism”, which she argues is logically inconsistent and dangerous. I have recently proposed a significant distinction between Material Reality (MR) and Human Reality (HR) which sheds a different light on “relativism”.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Relativism should not give license to “anything goes”. Because two entities are “independent” doesn’t imply that they are “equal” in some dimensions.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Since I can’t find the doc/url where I explicate the MR/HR distinction, I will attempt to summarize it here. This is the 5th time I searched for this key doc; I can’t imagine where I developed the distinction. I refer to the distinction in many docs. Today has been a crazy day.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 MR is what we call “objective”, as studied by physics, chemistry, and biology (including the bodies and brains of humans). Contrary to accepted knowledge, the foundation of MR is the archive of all scientific reports. Reports can be read again, and by many. The material reality associated with each report cannot be re-accessed. The “evidence” for MR lies in a pattern of convergence in the many reports. MR has advanced very significantly over the past few centuries. Currently MR has specialized into an exponential growth of esoteric MR research projects, reported in The Internet.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 HR also has its foundation the accessible reports by and about humans (excluding scientific reports on human biology). These reports never converge on TRUTHS and there is no solid EVIDENCE for claims in any HR report. The meanings of terms in any report are associated with other reports, as does the context for any report. This is the case for all reports. Even “Holy Books” require interpretation. Persons living in the same culture will share the same features of their “wrlds” and can communicate.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 The sciences of human behavior (psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc.) have discovered many empirical patterns, some challenging the myth of the normal human, but are ignored. Our knowledge of HR is actually very primitive compared with our knowledge of MR. There are valid reasons for this. We are now able to close this gap, once we transcend our false ideology about “human nature”.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Laws in MR need not apply in HR. The conflict related by the girl in the video is not a conflict in HR. “Laws” for HR have yet to be discovered.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 Every human experiences only some patterns of activity in their brains, most brain activity is unconscious, but which does contribute to their “wrlds”.  Each human lives in their private “wrld”, but believe it is a “world” common to all. Our “wrlds” justify our personal behavior – for everyone. There are no objectively bad persons. We all act consistent with our wrlds; although our wrlds often are not as we wish. Most persons can differentiate between “objective” and “subjective”, although many claim “subjective” is “objective”.

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 Donald Trump is unique in that believes he is in direct access to objective reality; Trumps’s wrld is the world. Trump supporters probably believe nearly the same. We should not expect The Donald to do what he is incapable of doing. Trump’s wrld contains demons/democrats which he morally must destroy. I have empathy for Trump, who never intended to become POTUS – A gift from Putin.

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 Take time and watch FOX news. Note that FOX format mirrors the format of CNN and MSNBC. The wrld of FOX is an alternative to the wrld of CNN. Both wrlds are “real” to their members. Both wrlds can justify their “reality” in reports – some created for this purpose. An example is the Trump investigation of the initial FBI investigation of Russian interference, which will “find” it politically motivated to stop Trump. Each wrld[i] see’s the other as FAKE.

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 We view the wrld of Trump as fake, but our consensual wrld is also fake, but in a more subtle way. We hide the imperialism of the USA, and whitewash the many negatives in our history.

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 How wrlds develop will be a challenge for the nu humanity, as well as the “nature” of wrlds. I speculate the wrlds are more montages of different wrlds. There is no core “self” to discover and develop (other than our DNA).


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