Richard Roose

Reader & Writer, retired
Spokane, WA, United States

About Richard

Bio

I was born in 1936 in Cincinnati, Ohio and currently reside in Spokane Washington USA.

I joined the Marine Corps when I was seventeen and served for six years, fortunately without needing to experience any combat.

I am a retired Computer Systems Consultant. I was active in the early Space Program and have my name sitting on the moon inside of Surveyor V, one of the first unmanned probes to land safely on the moon.

I designed and built one of the first pieces of telephone equipment to be allowed to connect through the Bell Telephone System, eventually leading to the Bell System losing its monopoly on telephone equipment.

I also designed the first Digital Calculator and Logic Analyzer in the early 70's. I built them in my garage for my own use and neglected to patent them, thus someone else got credit for the inventions.

I am a pilot but I am too old and sick to fly anymore.

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Computer Science

An idea worth spreading

I believe the purpose of human life is the Unconditional Love, Care, Nourshment and Education of all of Earth's children; and I believe this can be proven scientifically without any reference to any Deity. I believe almost all of humanity's problems stem from the abuse heaped on children by parents who are ignorant of the fact that they are abusing their children. I also believe the best way to solve most, if not all of humanity's problems is to teach children How to be Parents before they become parents.

I'm passionate about

Solving the problems humanity now faces and the Purpose of Human Life

Talk to me about

Why you agree or disagree with any hypothese I write about.

People don't know I'm good at

Philosophy

Comments & conversations

Ff2d46d52da5e7690d55244d84fbd411f3097c5f 50x50
Richard Roose
Posted over 3 years ago
A scientifically proveable Purpose to Human Life?
Hi Derek, Considering the amount of work I have put into my small book"http://thefifthrevolution.org, it was not the easy way out. Writing the book was the hardest thing I have ever attempted. You write as if you have taken the hard way, and already know the "Purpose of Life. If so please share it with the rest of us. If you do not know and you have an open mind, I suggest you read my book, It goes much deeper into the subject and, I believe, provides convincing proof that "Unconditional Love, Care, Nourishment and Education of human children are in fact the "Purpose of Human Life". I agree there are many paths to enlightenment and some lead to the impossible. However, it is a fact that humans are instinctively driven to have a purpose for everything they do, whether that purpose is stated, unstated, implied or ignored (as is usually the case). In the absents of any substantial evidence human are driven to invent a purpose. I propose that unless one is in direct contact with God, one can have have no better evidence of Life's purpose than anyone else. All Life's purposes from the beginning of humanity to the present have been "invented" purposes, invented by humans to fulfill the instinctual need for purpose that all humans have. Although I believe I have stumbled on to verifiable scientific evidence for the "Purpose of Life", if one were to try to invent a Purpose for human Life, it would be difficult to invent a better purpose that the Unconditional Love, Care, Nourishment and Education of Earth's children. Children, after all, are the only real future we have.
Ff2d46d52da5e7690d55244d84fbd411f3097c5f 50x50
Richard Roose
Posted over 3 years ago
The elimination of crime in the US by elimination of untracable "Cash" currency and going to an all-electronic financial system
Hi Richard, Yes counterfeiting is a crime. However, in the system I propose ALL cash and or barter transactions would be illegal and All cash would be eliminated in America. No state or any other organization would be allowed to print anything which could substitute for our present greenback system. All transitions would be made electronically and therefore traceable. New money would be issued by the treasury department just as it is now issued except it would not require printing, just electronic transfer to the Reserve Banks as it now happens. .You are right, crime, poverty, unsustainable development are a by-product of our existing monetary system and would be eliminated by adapting an all electronic monetary system. Once congress passes the Laws eliminating cash, people would have 30 days to deposit all of their cash in a bank account and receive an ID matching, copy proof debit card in return.. After the 30 period any remaining cash would become worthless. This would primarily affect illegal foreign criminals and funds deposited illegally in offshore accounts.
Ff2d46d52da5e7690d55244d84fbd411f3097c5f 50x50
Richard Roose
Posted over 3 years ago
Is there a realistic approach to provide a "comfortable" way of life to every human being on the word? Can the Earth support it?
Hi Richard, I am not sure what you mean. Do you mean that eliminating cash from society would not prevent most crime; or do you mean than eliminating crime is a bad idea? Money which does not circulate in the economy cannot be used to invest in job or technology producing enterprises. What you suggest is the current situation which must be changed if mankind is to solve the intractable problems we face.
Ff2d46d52da5e7690d55244d84fbd411f3097c5f 50x50
Richard Roose
Posted over 3 years ago
A scientifically proveable Purpose to Human Life?
Hi Kathy K,You are one very intelligent, well educated lady. But you have not convinced me of anything. However you have caused me to rethink my whole approach to this notion of reality and religion/spiritualism. The difference between the two is that reality (i.e. The Laws of Nature) can predict the future infallibly because they have been tested and shown to do so many times by many people. The Laws of Nature are the basis for our technology. Without our understanding of the Laws of Nature we would still be living in caves and savaging for our food. On the other hand religion/spiritualism (i.e. fantasy) has no predictive ability that has ever been exhibited and certainly not proved. It is like the movies of Superman, a nice, comfortable notion with a man with superpowers and then some. But Superman does not exist in the physical world we can experience, rather the notion of a super power, like God or a sprit only exist in our imagination. Because all of life is experienced through the electro/chemical actions and reactions of a huge computer we call the "brain"; and all experiences are processed through the same channels of the brain, it is sometimes difficult for humans to tell the difference between reality and fantasy. Then given that the fantasy is more exciting and comforting than dull old reality, many people choose to believe and live in a world based on their fantasy.I have come to believe that there is nothing much wrong with this so long as it makes you just, moral, happy and productive; and you do not try to force your fantasy on others who have different fantasies as in religious wars or preaching.There is much in religion and spiritualism which is wise in terms of living one's life, I just feel that it is wiser to base one's life on something tangible and proved. Building a life on fantasy is like trying to build a tall building on shifting sand of opinion rather than the bedrock of reality.
Ff2d46d52da5e7690d55244d84fbd411f3097c5f 50x50
Richard Roose
Posted over 3 years ago
Is there a realistic approach to provide a "comfortable" way of life to every human being on the word? Can the Earth support it?
I have two comments… 1. There is enough resources in this world to end poverty forever. The problem is that most of the wealth is concentrated in the hands of only a small percentage of the population. For instance, in the US, 25% of the population owns 87% of the wealth. This amounts to approximately 54 trillion dollars. Do the very wealthy need that much? The situation is far worse in other countries around the world. If this excess wealth were to be divided more equally, say 50% for the top 25% and the other 37% used to fund job creating and technology producing enterprises. We could accomplish this in this country, not by confiscating the wealth, but rather by forcing the wealthiest to invest in the kind of enterprises I mentioned above. We would simply be forcing the very rich to do what they should already be doing since in the long run it will be most beneficial to them. 2. We could do much toward alleviating our problems and poorness in this country by the elimination crime, which can be accomplished quite painlessly by simply eliminating traceless paper currency and going to an all-electronic system as the many Americans have already done. No criminal is going to take something that can be traced directly to him or her as any money transfer in an all-electronic would be traceable. Do you think any drug dealer is going to take plastic on the street corner in exchange for his drugs? Do you think that a street mugger would rip off a little old lady for a worthless piece (to him) of plastic? If you are worried about hackers and security, forget it. If the all-electronic monetary system were not as secure as humanly possible, the present world financial system would collapse tomorrow, as almost 100% of international money transfers are made electronically. The present cost of crime in America is approaching 1 trillion dollars a year. Can you imagine what half of that amount would accomplish toward improving our educational system?
Ff2d46d52da5e7690d55244d84fbd411f3097c5f 50x50
Richard Roose
Posted over 3 years ago
A scientifically proveable Purpose to Human Life?
You do not need to see a clock for it to tell the time of day. It keeps sitting there keeping time even if you put it in a drawer. Looking at the clock is YOUR intention and purpose of know the time of day as displayed there. Dick Roose The most important criteria for all human decisions is... "Is it good for children of Earth?" http://realityfound.org philosophy@realityfound.org
Ff2d46d52da5e7690d55244d84fbd411f3097c5f 50x50
Richard Roose
Posted over 3 years ago
A scientifically proveable Purpose to Human Life?
Hi Kathy, Why then do scientist universally accept as fact that matter and energy are in fact forms of the same thing? (i.e. Energy = Mass times (the speed of light times the speed of light.)) Each unit of mass can be concerted to 90,000,000,000 units of energy. -When you're experiencing unconditional love, you're experiencing God. - is a lovely and comforting notion and shows that you understand the meaning of unconditional love. This notion of unconditional love is probably one of the biggest reasons most people are religious in the first place. It is also an indication of the strength of the human instinct to desire to want and to give unconditional love. Unconditional love is more valuable and is more sought after than gold.
Ff2d46d52da5e7690d55244d84fbd411f3097c5f 50x50
Richard Roose
Posted over 3 years ago
A scientifically proveable Purpose to Human Life?
Hi Kathy, -Where do YOU think 'unconditional love' comes from?- Unconditional Love comes from the basic instinct all living organisms possess. That ultimate (otherwise there would be nothing) instinct is simple the basic instinct to survive and propagate. Parents, especially mothers are driven by this instinct to care and nurture their offspring to the very best they are capable, regardless of the shape that organism comes into being with. This capability is missing in some lower evolved organisms, but is fully achieved through the free will and intelligence we humans posse. This is why parents, again usually mothers, Unconditionally (i.e. despite any defects they may have) Love their children. -ethereal- While science in some fields propose that there may be other dimensions to the universe other that the 4 commonly accepted dimensions (i.e, “X” horizontal, “Y” vertical, “Z” depth and time), this proposal is usually given as support for the “String Theory” of everything. These proposals are in no way proved or accepted by the majority of science.In fact, dimensions other than the four generally known and accepted dimensions, are considered impossible according to our present understanding of the Laws of Nature. The Laws of Nature quite emphatically forbid any additional dimensions including spiritual. The reason for this is that for anything to exist it must me composed of either matter or energy which are different forms of the same thing. With out present understanding of the Laws of Nature and given the present state of our technology, science cannot probe or inspect any property without mass or energy. Therefore all notions of things spiritual fall into the same unknowable, unprovable morass of religion (i.e. fantasy). Science simply cannot find any evidence of a spirit in humans other than basic instinct.