Sorin Tanasa

Galati, Romania

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Sorin Tanasa
Posted almost 4 years ago
If you could teach the world 1 valuable thing you learned, what would it be and why?
The only way to see the world with clarity is to open your mind to anything new and at then to apply a critical thinking to seive through the lies and misconceptions to find the treasures of truth. Once you do that you can say you are the master of your world of ideas, and not just a follower. Also, the greatest truth is the one you conquer yourself, never one that is simply given.
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Sorin Tanasa
Posted almost 4 years ago
Isn't it time to eliminate grades in education?
My country (Romania) has a complex gradig system (or has had, they keep changing so I don't know if it is still active). At one point we had a system grading primary school kidss with Insufficient, Sufficient, Good, Very good and Exceptional. I guess it is not very diferent from the american letter grading system, but it is a less formal way of telling you how well you did. Classes 5 through 12, and college included, have a 10 maximum grade in place. Doctorates are awarded again Excellent etc. (+/- Magna cum Laudae). What I mean is that, we need some kind of way oh knowing how good we are, so one form or another of judging performance through some kind of labels. Indeed much of the reason for that lies in basic industrial orientation of education, and the presure it puts on students to comply to standards. so in order to change this small aspect of education, the whole of education must be given another reason to exist than to promote conformity, such as educating people for their own good, and not the one of industry (education centered on the pupil, what he likes, what he is good at, and what he needs to grow in to the man/'woman he/'she can become). Optional classes for example (at first chosen by parents based on enclinations observed in their children, then as they grow of their own will). Then for example, if the teacher says the child learned all that he needed, and the pupil agrees, he would be allowed to simply graduate (no more grades). At the end of that class, the teacher would give a description of the way the student asimilated that information, which would help as a description of the pupil's proficiency (he would be described as average, good, exceptional, plus some descriptions of relevance). Hope you like my take on your question.
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Sorin Tanasa
Posted about 4 years ago
Where do you think consciousness comes from?
I didn't say animals have self conscience if you read carefully, I even said human children don't have human conscience up to about 7 years old when they start calling themselves "I". I clearelly marked the diference between animal and human conscience (read my previous post again). I too believe in reincarnation, but, there is only so much I can say in 2000 characters. I am trying to make all people understand that clear and concise observation of the human and animal nature can lead us to some insights in the world of conscience. Trancendental conscience can only be achieved by very few of us who are not bound by superstition, be it religious or scientific. And if reincarnation teaches us anything it is that people vary a lot in terms of spiritual evolution, because there is as many paths and choices as there are humans in the world. So when I speak in general terms I aim to explain my view with as many decently open minded people as my experience with people allows me to. So to sum up, my total view of conscience is as follows: inconscious (plants, animals, humans), environmental integration conscience (animals and humans), collective conscience (animals, humans), self consciousnes (humans), and transcendental conscience (flowing within all living things, including higher realm entities called Gods, Devas, angels, and ultimatelly GOD). Matter limits the manifestation of transcendental conscience, so as you delve in materialism higher perceptions become limited. As we free ourselves from high saturated fat, sugar and salt diets we become better persons, we have clearer heads and start enquiring about our higher purposes.
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Sorin Tanasa
Posted about 4 years ago
Where do you think consciousness comes from?
I might have been harsh, but I believe a discution gives better answers when it is limited to a more specific frame. It divides people less because of their diferent views, and unites them in finding out the truth rather than reinforce their subjective views. As for my take on the matter, I find it that there is a environment integration consciousness, a group consciousness common to societies (both human and animal, like ants for example) and a self conscience or self awareness (only in humans). The diference must be made because animals definitelly do have a form of conscience, since they interact with their invironment for one period (wake) and retreat from it in another (sleep). Plants, microorganisms, protozoa, nematodes, do not have a consciousness, leaving only organisms that have a central nervous system with consciousness. Children do not have a sense of self awareness until a certain age, hence in a sense are stuck at animal consciousness. If you know this, you can better find the answer to your question. So far the definition would be that consciousness in a broad sense is the ability of an organism with a central nervous system to integrate into it's environment based on instincts and personal experience (be it Pavlovian reflexes or a complex ideology of life). Self consciousness is a trait exclusive to humans, that gives it's holder a sense of being separate from it's environment and peers, a social microcosm if you like. With this evolution, also appeared the religious thought, not found explicitely in the animal kingdom. The religious thought can be considered a construct meant to reintegrate man into the universal frame ecosystems are based on, which gives every organism a place of it's own in the natural order. I call religion a superior ecosystemic integration system, as all it's forms encourage cooperation, and self conscience is not a biological function because animals lack it despite having consciousness, but a higher order spiritual trait.
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Posted about 4 years ago
If you woke up today and money ceased to exist, what is the first thing you would do? Why?
There is a project called Venus, by the Zeitgeist movement. Although not all their ideas might be popular, they do offer an utopian view of a post capitalist civilisation. Anyone curious about it could read their stuff and find out a response to the thread. The point is it is posible to live without money if property is disolved and everything is shared (cars, houses, TV's, etc.). No need to steal if you are not allowed to accumulate objects and privileges. No social disention because someone thinks others have more stuff than you. Equal distribution of base necesities and necesity driven production would eliminate waste created by competition. Work would be done acording to personal enclination and not financial pressure. Money drives most of our decisions these days, not allowing us to do what we were born to do, which is to live free. So the first thing I would do is apply for an institution where I would best be in a position to clean up after the money driven polution and social decay.
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Posted about 4 years ago
Where do you think consciousness comes from?
All this talk is usless if the subject is not defined. What is consciousness? The subject should be clearely stated in the post, or else it will only draw a large number of clashing ideas of consciousness, as I was proven when reading a lot of the replies. There is for example a diference between consciousness in theological/mystical views and the materialistical ones. If anyone is to come with a valid point, he/she should base their opinions on at least their own definitions and experiences with conscience, since this was the implied inquery of the thread.