This essay is about psychology. In part 1 we discuss detached ego conscious thinking and unconscious attached feeling. We argue that when looking into phenomena (e.g. a conflict) one should firstly focus on conscious reasoning and only look into unconscious motivations when the focus on consciousness fails. Towards the end of part 1 we touch on the point that hard thinking is not easy and therefore it is not surprising that much unconsciousness exists. We use the example of the difficulty of physics. Therefore we move on (in part 2) to discuss how one who is not a physicist might consciously approach the subject matter of the origins of the universe. Thus part 2 is concerned with demonstrating thinking as opposed to theorizing about it.
[...] But the purpose of this essay, is not to write a physics paper but to illustrate the advantage of hard thinking in freeing one's mind in giving the mind clarity and a greater understanding. One can never satisfy everyone when doing this. Moreover, satisfying everyone is not Joe's motivation here. Joe's motivation is satisfying his own mind. Conclusion Science is an attachment to the thought process and one who is attached to the thought process gets a buzz out of it. [...]
[...] Kuhn wrote The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) and in that text he sets out an account of normal scientific practice and occasional scientific revolutions. Kuhn argues that radical theory change in natural science is the exception as opposed to the norm. In explaining Kuhn's theories, Fulford et al point out that for Kuhn, scientists usually work not on critical testing of current theories but in the gradual extension and application of them through ‘puzzle solving'. Kuhn calls such activity ‘normal science' and the taken-for-granted background of theory the dominant ‘paradigm.'1 Nevertheless paradigm shifts do occur as is clear from the history of natural science. [...]
[...] The point that one is at on this DVD Universe is not where everyone is at and it is all contained in more of a circular fashion as opposed to a linear fashion. From a Gods-eye view one could see the history of the world being played out in one go all of space and time on the DVD Universe which would easily include all of human history. It would include everything. Look to your left and see action from the year 1000. [...]
[...] I am not saying that humans act sequentially--first consciously and then unconsciously--but that the EXPLANATION of their actions should proceed in this way. When is someone thinking clearly? (i.e. enacting consciousness) . and when is someone not thinking clearly? (i.e. unconscious) Someone is thinking clearly when they enact differentiated (detached) ego consciousness. Someone is unconscious when they attach to an external object and fail to differentiate themselves from it. They are therefore at the mercy of the outer object and are prone to dissociation/loss of soul. [...]
[...] I suppose that point is conventional Jungianism given that Jung/Jungians emphasize the persona (mask) alot.1 I suppose that the way out of living a life of persona is to live a life where one is more real and I also suppose that that would require a lot of hard thinking . and is therefore far from easy . or perhaps I just speak for myself on that last point. Perhaps the more you know (or think you know) the easier it is to live in conscious reality and engage with people on that level. [...]
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