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Vera Nova

Director Research Analysis, NOVA Town Futuristic Development


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REVISING OUR HUMAN INTELLIGENCE ON A DIFFERENT SCALE. Can we augment our own perceptions and improve our mentality (not technology) ?

In this modern age of technology that allows any of us to communicate almost instantly worldwide we understand each other no better than millennia ago.
We do experience the laws of our own limitations in perceiving but commonly do not admit them. Can we augment our own perceptions and improve our mentality (not technology) for to exist within the natural world more intelligently?

Lets remember that no living creature can fly out of its own mind to observe the world "objectively", as it is.


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    Jul 30 2011: I so understand, Raj. Growing up as a city girl, I felt literally shaken every time when my feet touched some patches of grass in our old forgotten courtyard. When one is entering the forest (without playing some loud music) he feels the most powerful quiet excitement, that takes over one's whole mind and body. This is a direct interaction with a magnificent living nature's world.

    I have no doubts that we miss something crucial, physically and mentally. We are still unaware that we experience this grand emotional starvation in cities, that no artificial entertainment, phone calls, e-mails, concepts or second-hand knowledge can substitute. That is why one when works in his cubical office on a 20th floor, he commonly gets a pot of a living plant to put it somewhere near... not just for a decorating purpose.

    Werner Heisenberg was a grand philosopher, not just a great scientist. He was aware that no matter how confident we, humans/scientists, might be while gluing made-up names onto the descriptions of some observed events (such as lurky "quarks", "particles" or "waves"), nature is not at all what we see based on our limited perceptions. We shall not play with things we do not really understand, and we shall not so respect what we think we "know", but we need to learn to respect what we might Not really know.
    • Jul 30 2011: There is much "beauty" in nature and wonder that goes along with thinking about the world. This sense of wonder is something that's truly pure. I think we've become too convoluted in our way of thinking about nature. Too mathematical, too logical, too mechanical at times. I know I've done the same at times in my thinking.

      I like your allusion to Heisenberg. Even if we have a theory of nature as consistent as QM, we still will not understand nature fully because of our limitations, intellectually and perceptually. Scientists that say we understand everything today and are very passionate about giving a specific view in science an absoluteness are kind of being a bit naive. Every theory is probable to being falsified, it's an axiom of Science.

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