Cenocracy: A Declaration for Greater Independence
Let's Talk Peace XI

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Let's face it, humanity has a lousy definition (and accompanying practice) of peace.


In our continuing survey of the "Peace" concept, though we have noted its presence as part of a contrast such as the absence of war or conflict, additional considerations must inevitably denote that it is juxtaposed along these as well. As such, the philosophical appreciation of such a consideration falls under the heading of Epistemology. Let us peruse its definition and associated dimensions before supplying some added references to the previous line-up of examples:


Epistemology:


(Epistemology is) the study of the nature, origin, and limits of human knowledge. The term is derived from the Greek episte-me- (“knowledge”) and logos (“reason”), and accordingly the field is sometimes referred to as the theory of knowledge. Epistemology has a long history, beginning with the ancient Greeks and continuing to the present. Along with metaphysics, logic, and ethics, it is one of the four main branches of philosophy, and nearly every great philosopher has contributed to it.


Two main traditional Epistemological problems:


  1. Knowledge of the External world- Our senses do not guarantee accuracy of perception.
  2. Other Minds- Justifying the commonsensical belief that others besides oneself possess minds and are capable of thinking or feeling somewhat as one does oneself.

Evolutionary Epistemology


Because the evolutionary origins and development of the human brain must influence the nature, scope, and limits of the knowledge that human beings can acquire, it is natural to think that evolutionary theory should be relevant to epistemology, the philosophical study of knowledge. There are two major enterprises in the field known as “evolutionary epistemology”: one attempts to understand the growth of collective human knowledge by analogy with evolutionary processes in the natural world; the other attempts to identify aspects of human cognitive faculties with deep evolutionary roots and to explain their adaptive significance.


Sources:
"Epistemology."/ "Other Minds, Problem of."/ "Biology, Philosophy of." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013.

Epistemology: Avrum Stroll... Research Professor of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, at La Jolla. Author of Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy and others.

Philosophy of Biology: Michael Ruse... Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University, Tallahassee. Author of Darwinism and Its Discontents and others.


Let us now add another item for consideration in Epistemology (whether or not it is deemed an extension of a previous purview):

  1. Dependency, Duration and Deterioration of knowledge- Environmentally induced dependency, duration and deterioration of knowledge influencing the development of rationalizations to support a falsification of perception that is an adaptation with the intent of gaining and maintaining some measure of equilibrium as a survival attempt (like the "adjustments" made to attitude and (living) arrangements in making the best of things as they worsen; even if the worsening conditions are known, unknown or misidentified).




The following generalizations form a dichotomy and when that dichotomy is applied recursively these generals get 'mixed' and a hierarchy of distinctions emerge, in fact the 'discreteness' seems to develop into a continuum based on 'interdigitations' of the basic discrete elements. Note that the left thread serves as an interpreter, it deals with expression, assertion of 'truths' regardless of their reality (and so a link to delusion). The left thread favors precision, an emphasis on the 'one', and in doing so as quickly as it can so it can mis-interpret with a degree of justification, with rationalizations, that the delusion can be maintained for some time. The following list is some of the characteristic biases identified and are reflective of this asymmetry. The distinctions of 'thread' are used to emphasize the weaving nature within these distinctions in that they apply at all scales from hemispheres to lobes within hemispheres to neural nets within lobes to the neuron itself. All characteristics are based on comparisons of one side to the other:


Left Thread Right Thread
Particular General
Local Non-Local
Objects Relationships
The ONE The MANY
Precise (quantitative precision) Approximate (qualitative precision)
What (Who, Which) Where (How, When)
Tonic Harmonic
Internal Linkage (within) External Linkage (Between)
Syntax/Semantics Semantics/Precepts
Single Context Multi Context
Exaggerate, Distort AS-IS
Known Unknown
Ordered Disordered
Non-Change Change
Ordinality Cardinality
What IS What IS NOT
delusion illusion
repression suppression
What WAS What COULD HAVE BEEN
What WILL BE What COULD BE
+1/-1 zero/infinity
Text Context
Foreground Background
Quantitative Qualitative
Expression Behind Expression
Self Others
The Dot The Field
Particle Interpretations Wave Interpretations
Metonymy (part-for-whole) Metaphor (whole-for-whole)
What!? No "part-for-part" designation?... H.O.B.
Axon-like (pulse, FM = SEQUENCE, Ordinality) Dendrite-like (wave amplitude, AM = SIZE, Cardinality)
neuron synaptic 'soup'***
dopamine biased (internal linkage emphasis, internal integrity) serotonin biased (external linkage emphasis, social integrity)
psychosis, schizophrenia neurosis, depression
identify Pre-identify
blend, bound (feeling terms for whole, parts) bond, bind (feeling terms for statics, dynamics)
Vectoring Way pointing


Note: If we can assume that the reference to a synaptic 'soup' in the above list has some similarity to the process of a "primordial soup" that is thought to have occurred billions of years ago in the development of biological life as we presently know it, this may suggest that early life/geophysical/universe processes were more in line with what we would term a right-hemisphere orientation, but are becoming more left hemisphere oriented as we "progress." Instead of natural processes developing conditions which promote and insure an ever larger diversity of life forms, extinctions are part of a larger overall cosmological process directed towards a sort of left hemisphere type of singularity and not a right hemisphere form of multiplicity.



Hence, while humanity associates some sentimental and political policy value to words and actions revolving around ideas related to diversity, plurality, multiplicity, etc., in actual reality, the Universe is moving towards a type of specificity that the word "singularity" is but a present day human defined metaphor of explanation. We find this specificity being expressed by many mystics, gurus, metaphysicists, theologians, new age philosophies, etc., in their concepts of:


  • Unity
  • Being one with nature
  • Being one with the cosmos
  • Being one with the creator, etc...

All such labels refer to a specificity of singular activity and not a generality implying diversity. Such notions of "oneness" are clearly references to the left hemisphere even though the contemporary notion is that mystics (etc.,) are those who have learned to become more in touch with the gestalt attributes of the right hemisphere as opposed to the "Uni" (one)-directed attributes of the left hemisphere. Clearly one could argue that most interpretations related to which hemisphere is actually central to the foundation of mystical thought, is left hemisphere directed. Such a reversal of interpretation is much in the manner of Copernicus and Gallileo saying to established authoritative views that the (left hemisphere) Sun is the center of the Universe and not the (right hemisphere) Earth. Such a distinction implies that present authority figures in psychology, theology, metaphysics, etc., have been extolling their own form of self-righteous self-centeredness because the right hemisphere represents a link with a traditional form of human speciality, just as the view of the Earth being the center of the Universe, or man being the center of God's attention, were traditional views that were once vigorously guarded by ancient authority figures.


Thus, in applying such a view to a contemporary human activity subjected to a deteriorating planet (slowing rotation, receding Moon, Solar energy depletions, Universe expansion, etc...), one could consider that inter-racial dating/mating is not a unity related to an "off of Earth, out of the Milky Way Galaxy" paradigm of the Universe, but is an impulsively derived emotional perpetuation of a diversity that goes against the grain of nature and the larger overall focus of the cosmos. In other words, they are permitting themselves to be directed by the nature of social circumstances that provide for an "accommodation" to express hormonal impulses (through intimidation, manipulation, coercion, sympathy for those who portray themselves as victims, underdogs, etc.), and yet are out of sync with the nature of the cosmos outside the confines of influence humans are subjected to while on the planet Earth.





Asymmetry suggests specialization and complementarity:


Left Brain
identifies words
assigns meaning
follows rules and schedules
interprets
factual and detailed
emotionally positive
analyzes
uses symbols & ideas for sensations
orderly
critical
anxious
methodical
classifies and judges
processes sequentially
linear
objectifies
Right Brain
identifies patterns
assigns value
follows daydreams and impulses
imagines
visual and conceptual
emotionally negative
synthesizes
values sensation for itself
spontaneous
dreamy
suspicious
random
plays and responds>
processes simultaneously
meandering
animates

--- Facing The Shadow ---
http://www.viewzone.com/finalone.html


Music and the Brain:

Music and Left-Brain Strategies

The left hemisphere generally handles symbolic activities like language and logic.

In music listening, we use strategies of the left brain when we:


Analyze & recognize form
Analyze intervals & harmony
Identify familiar melodies
Recognize rhythms

A person following the harmonic progressions of a composition might be using the strategies of the left hemisphere.

Music and Right-Brain Strategies

The right hemisphere perceives directly, handling spatial tasks, abstractions, and intuitive leaps.

In music listening, we use strategies of the right brain when we:


Perceive the "big picture"
Judge pitch
Track new melodies & harmonies
Imagine music

A person listening to the overall effect of the music might be using the strategies of the right hemisphere.



For another reference to the brain and music:


--- Music of the Hemispheres ---
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf095/sf095b09.htm


Simplified chart of hemispheric specialization:

Divisions of the brain into two parts




Here's another view that is similar to the above chart:


Various attributes of left and right brain hemispheres


However, when we look at the assigned culturally recognized attributes of the brain, we can see a distinct (over-lapping) 1-patterned, or 2-patterned, or 3-patterned arrangement that is not being taught in psychology classes, because the distinction has not been recognized:


Left Hemisphere
(Predominantly 3-patterned)

Math:

Associative~ Commutative~ Distributive
A2 + B2 = C2 ~ Sine- Cosine- Tangent
1st# (+ - X /) 2nd# = 3rd#

Logic:

Thesis ~ Antithesis ~ Synthesis
Indulgence ~ "Middle Way" ~ Ascetism
Major Premise ~ Minor Premise ~ Conclusion

Time Sequencing:

Seconds~ Minutes~ Hours
Past ~ Present ~ Future
Day~ Week~ Month

Language - Speech - Grammar:

Subject~ Object~ Verb
Consonants ~ Vowels ~ Supra-segmentals
Period ~ Question Mark ~ Exclamation point


Right Body Side:

Tri-cuspid heart valve
Three-lobed lung
Right Hemisphere
(Predominantly 2-patterned)

Holistic:

Macro versus Micro
Whole versus Part
Inner versus Outer

Music:

Major Scale vs Minor Scale
Loud versus Soft (Quiet)
Consonance vs Dissonance

Visuospatial: (Art)

Background vs Foreground
Light vs Dark (Contrasts)
1 Dimension vs 2 Dimensions

Emotions:

Pain versus Pleasure
Positive vs Negative
Love versus Hate


Left Body Side:

Bi-cuspid heart valve
Two-lobed lung
Human Heart

The correlations of two and three being made on this page are not typical considerations. However, I did come across a single reference concerning the tricuspid valve:


--- Why does the right side of the heart have a TRICUSPID valve? ---
http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/mar97/855255174.An.r.html
Human Lungs

In recognizing that the left lung is smaller than the right lung (which provides room for the heart), let us conjecture that this is due to some past earlier developmental sequence just as we find the 1-layer, 2-layer, 3-layer sequential development of the 3 primordial germ layers (Ectoderm- Mesoderm- Entoderm) in primitive to more complex organisms. Hence, difference in size (dimorphism) as well as a two/ or three prominence may provide another link towards understanding developmental processes. Does this mean that the recurring smallness of the female to the male in many species indicates that females came before the male in terms of species-specific evolutionary development during particular environmental circumstances? If so, will there be an increased development towards a 3 to 1 "fusion" ratio?

ROOT SYSTEM
(Reptilian)
(Predominantly 1-Patterned)

(Self)-Preservation~ (Self)-Procreation~ (Self)-Preeminence


Some additional two-patterned references found in music:
  • Tension and Release
  • Staccato and Legato
  • Slow and Fast
  • Ascending and Descending

In ancient times, it was once thought that a male child was generated from the right testicle and a female child from the left testicle. In keeping with the cross-referencing pattern related to brain hemisphere functioning controlling the opposite side of the body, as seen when a person has a stroke; the male comes from the "left brain" and the female comes from the "right brain." Hence, the male comes from left hemisphere brain functioning and the female from right hemisphere brain functioning.


Some additional two-patterned references found in music:


  • Tension and Release
  • Staccato and Legato
  • Slow and Fast
  • Ascending and Descending

It can clearly be seen that the (Reptilian) brain is focused on singularity (one- in terms of a "self" centeredness), the right hemisphere is focused on duality (two), and the left hemisphere is focused on patterns-of-three. However, I do not wish to imply that it is always a conscious focus. It is of interest to note that when we use the left hemisphere attribute "analysis" to define qualities of the right hemisphere, we often-times assign an additional third criteria in one form or another to the two-patterned references. When we use the right hemisphere attribute "viewing" (recognizing) to define qualities of the left hemisphere, we often-times alter the 3-part descriptions into 2-part "portraits."


For example, and generally speaking:


Left Hemisphere "analyzing" Right Hemisphere:

Holistic may acquire the additional term "Synergy" or "Unity";
Music can develop a Triadic structure;
Art acquires a 3rd dimension and 3-color (trichromatic) theory;
Emotion is assigned words (in a 3-word fashion) such as Compassion, Patience, and Empathy.


Right Hemisphere "viewing" Left Hemisphere:

Math may be seen as Give & Take;
Logic may become a Mind/Body dichotomy (that philosophers argue about for centuries);
Time is related to Life & Death;
Language is perceived as High & Low pitch (Thus suggesting languages born in very distant ages were more tonally derived because of a reliance on the right hemisphere attributes as part of humanity's brain development).


Left Hemisphere "analyzing" Reptilian characteristics:

Left Hemisphere attributes may develop three criteria which distinguish a (3 in 1) singular nature, such as arousal, motivation, and impulse.


Right Hemisphere "viewing" Reptilian characteristics:

Right Hemisphere attributes may picture the basic drives as the seat of emotion whereby a type of kinship alliance is formulated in order to maintain the idea of a dual brain by not permitting the "Reptilian Brain" a separate entity status.


It is not yet certain to what extent (if any) a reptilian brain is aware of those (left/right) brain attributes which exceed its own capacities. In other words, how much of an advanced brain can a primitive brain know? To use a simple analogy, how much can the brain of a human know the brain of a god? In the present instance, the development of the right and left hemisphere characteristics far exceed those of the reptilian, even though some would argue that any degree of overlapping nullifies the usage of an analogy that suggests one is god-like and the other is extremely primitive.


Note: In the many philosophical inquiries into discerning why the right and left sides of the body appear to reflect a "mirror image" symmetry, we should consider the genetic basis for this as being the result of an early environmental influence during life's pristine genesis. It is rather easy to consider this possibility when we can find a mirror image form of symmetry in geologic formations such as that with the Juan de Fuca Ridge off the coast of Vancouver. This formation of alternating "stripes" of molten rock crust is said to be due to geomagnetic reversals. If we can find such an alternating pattern of geomagnetic reversals in geologic formations, it is not too difficult to consider that the sensitive, impressionable, "highly suggestible" building blocks of life over billions of years may also have adapted to this environmental influence in some measure.


We must consider the possibility that the geomagnetic reversals occurred at a (accelerated?) rate sufficiently "tuned" to the "frequency" necessary for affecting biological-specific formations. In stating such, the connection between magnetic and electrical forces could be understood as degrees of symmetry necessary for our understanding the relationship between electro-magnetism and gravity, for which many physicists have sought a mathematical formula to explain such a relationship.


Additionally, we find (impulsively) rendered attempts to define the "whole" (as yet only) human brain as an inherently polarized structure by those "portraying" various 2-part (opposite) descriptions. {Recall "whole" & "impulsive" are attributes of the Right Hemisphere.} The following sample list is a 2-patterned holistic [gestalt] appraisal of the human brain which actually proceeds along a 1- 2- 3 maturational sequence, but this is not to imply that the entire sequence is always achieved. Not all individuals reach each successive stage at the same time, in the same manner, or completely.




Note: In August of 2008 there was a need to clean and replace the spider fuel injection system on a 1994 Chevrolet Blazer with a 4.3 (Vortec) engine. The intake manifold was removed as part of a general cleaning procedure and realized, when replacing it with new gaskets [with some difficulty,] that the inside left (driver's side) portion of the manifold required three bolts and that the inside right (passenger's side) portion of the manifold required two bolts to secure it to the cylinder head. Externally, the outside of the left side took two bolts and the right side took three. One must wonder how frequent such a three -versus- two arrangement occurs in various other applications and whether such a set-up is due to a cultural influence or some basic physiological/psychological impression being expressed in this symbolic form of representation.




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Date of Origination: Monday, 19-Dec-2016... 06:40 AM
Date of initial posting: Monday, 19-Dec-2016... 11:00 AM