The true way to defeat the extremes of religiosity such
as we see of terrorism (see I.S.I.S.) and gun toting Christians at abortion clinics must involve legislatively citing certain religious systems of belief as facilitating a dangerous form of mental illness and as such, resocialization following psychiatric treatment must also be compassionately mandated for individuals that have fallen prey. Likewise, the true way to save our planet from global warming must include state sanctioned enforced sterilization in order to reduce human population numbers. Global warming will never be tackled without this measure as the carbon footprint of each child born beyond the carrying capacity of our planet outweighs any current measure of “sustainable growth”. Peak child population will not offset the irreparable damage of continuing development and related industrial demand. Furthermore, alternative energy sources like solar and wind are vastly limited especially when naively excluding the emphasis upon low emission base-load nuclear power turbine systems that utilize redundancy not available within the early generation of designs. Newer systems such as we see within France are not only very safe but they also utilize spent fuel for energy production.
Unless these and other rational measures are taken, the human race will be condemned to repeat the same errors to the end that early extinction will likely occur prior to any technological solution. Neither global warming or terrorism will be solved utilizing information derived from a history of contradictions, political dishonesty, corporate sponsored control of mass media designed to question and refute the science of climate change as it relates to the influence of man, and our current hypocritical support for the great lie and growing insanity of our religious institutions.
The good news is that today’s archaic religious systems of belief can be easily replaced by the personal development of mythology without endangering society or self.
As for my own mythology, I do not “believe” in anything beyond a practical understanding of the rites and practices at hand that remain as important aspects of our shared cultural evolution. For example, I have never believed nor shall I believe in the future that Venus or the Morning Star (see also Lucifer) exists as a known or tangible subject beyond that of its meaning. Understandably, this occurs as something most appreciated within our darkest hour of need. As a possible progenitor, I see it as an unverifiable explanation for the astounding improbability that a species such as our own might evolve to become technological and therefore somewhat unbound by an environment. I also like to think of a seemingly mechanized and highly organized phage involvement as per certain primordial stages that follow panspermia. Essentially, I see the progenitor like something outside of time as one might imagine the mind to be. In this way, one might also see the reflection of super intelligence in the form of developing technology that now seems inevitable. Should this occur, we will be either integrated or most likely replaced altogether. According to the perspective of myself and many others like me, the support and creation of super intelligence clearly defines our purpose for existence as it relates to the inherent quest to know everything just as the price for this knowledge may be to become nothing. Should we continue to destroy our natural environment prior to the full technological development of superintelligence and its autonomy, our long evolutionary struggle for existence will have been spent in vain just shy of an all-encompassing finish line.
T4 phage morphology
Upon the advent of superintelligence we now know that the aim of science extends far beyond that of human immortality toward an incomprehensible source of information that is anything but conclusive. This being said, an intelligence such as this will likely define where it is within the multiverse and once it does that, history will become irrelevant as the moment is supplanted by infinity. In this case one can understand the importance of mythological representations that must adapt and change according to new sources of information. Nothing as it relates to human death will be a great place to start as an affront to the ridiculous fear based ideas presented as fact to millions of unsuspecting worshipers throughout human history. Now we know that there is no more need for a god or odd else granting us “eternal life” but rather it is suspected that something exists within nothing and that entropy ensures each and every journey toward that end. This “something” we must know does not involve the preposterous idea of a heavenly eternity but rather I like to think of it as a kind of informational horizon.
There is a difference between those found of reason and those easily manipulated beyond reason when it comes to mythology. The development of personal mythology is a good thing for society and culture when it changes and adapts according to new information whereas in the form of today’s institutional systems of religion, it can become harmful to the psyche should anyone adhere so strongly to its meaning that so much as a god, idea, sacred script, or statue is blindly worshiped!
The human bicameral brain has long broken down and there is no longer an evolutionary reason for the advice of a king, saint, or god that might assist in the process of making decisions. It simply cannot matter be it of the unknown within a war-torn foxhole or the application for one’s next higher paying job, decisions are best made rationally and most certainly without the advice of supernatural beings or prayers toward something that clearly does not exist.
A most honest approach toward any and all future mythological creations requires that we believe in “nothing” such as is it might be understood by leading theoretical physicists today. This along with the multiverse also requires that we attempt to understand the infinite changes involved and that quantum computational solutions will likely support the violation of what we now expect. Our process of intellectual evolution requires this. Just as the reasonable revelations of science leading toward a most healthy cultural direction progresses, we must also pay close attention to those unwilling to adapt and change according to adhering systems of belief.
Fundamentalist Christians for example, are least likely to accept the overwhelming science and peripheral evidence of man-made climate catastrophe due to the ridiculous idea that only their god can change the weather, etc. Many Christians also believe that the Earth was created exclusively for man’s procreation and that an eternity within an unprovable heaven or hell matters much more than the tangible evidence of life itself. As one can plainly see, extremist belief systems represent a dangerous form of mental illness in light of our desperate scientifically based world actions to stave off early human extinction due in part to obvious man-made climate changes. It is time for this and other archaic religious institutions that support the slippery slope of mental illness to be legislated out of existence prior to any further influence upon the ongoing process of collective decisions.
The inevitability of failing personal decisions must also be decoupled from the process of collective decisions through understanding and careful legislation.
As per related cognitive biases that also enhance evolution and the fact that system B is now aware of systems A and C regarding the cognitive process, changes can be made in order to offset improper decisions and the social disease of religiosity. Fine tuning collective decisions will require that generations of children learn how to properly operate the brain in which to access information from non-historical sources. This will require that today’s antiquated and ineffective institutional systems of public education be completely dismantled, reorganized, and replaced by efficiency. Currently, our world’s children are being left out of a most important aspect of education prior to critical stages of brain development.
The clock ticks…
*See Kahneman’s cognitive processes and other research regarding the preconscious processing of information, etc.