Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The nature of thought
The nature that is of ordinary, mechanical thought, --- is binary. It's purpose is NOT to investigate reality, not to convey anything remotely covered by the adjective 'truth.' Binary means everything is compared, everything is one of two things. This dualism is inappropriately used to define anything except the external world. Reality is complex in a way which must be seen and cannot be conveyed accurately with so-called rational thought. Mechanical rational thinking is a useful tool, of course, and mechanical thought has served man well from an evolutionary perspective--- it is the tool of humanity's progress-- because this binary function does well the thought required to imagine the external world in a new way, and by this ability to picture changes in the physical world around us, most of what we call progress has been achieved.