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Devolution of Imagination

  1. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    I think we are currently evolving towards a devolution of the imagination. We are evolving towards logic, science, and devolving imagination and philosophy when it was imagination and philosophy that founded science.

    What do you think?

    1. goldenpath profile image82
      goldenpathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree.  It's when the two work together that progress is made.  However, this progress should uplift and benefit the people both inside and out.  This is where it lacks, and this is where the devolution you speak of kicks in.

      1. marinealways24 profile image61
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think we are evolving into scientific robots incapable of thinking different from what books tell us to think.

        1. goldenpath profile image82
          goldenpathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          In many ways I agree.  We are told to accept scientific findings as fact when history repeatedly tells us that science continually evolves and old text books are being rewritten debunking old schools of scientific thought.  We must be more open minded than that, and as you put it, more imaginative and tolerant of the world around us.

          I recently read a scientific article that somewhere they super-heated molecules several times beyond that of the center of the sun.  I am not a science major, but I don't know how this was done.  Anyhow, what fascinated me was that they said the molecules behaved in ways that defied the very principles of physics that are commonly regarded as fact.  One can go in so many directions with this.  It opens the door that "maybe" there are dimensions out there.  "Maybe" there is a God.  "Maybe" there are many Gods and worlds.  "Maybe" there are trains of thought and understanding that make our civilization look puny and archaic.  This simple scientific experiment plated the thought of, "maybe".

        2. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
          Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Which book did you read that in?

    2. Rayalternately profile image60
      Rayalternatelyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think we are evolving into logical, scientific beings at all. There's no better argument against that supposition than reading through these forums, forums that are awash with anything but logic or science. And no, that wasn't a put down! big_smile

      1. EFPotter profile image59
        EFPotterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Can't argue with that. The internet in general is a good example of how people aren't logical or scientific.

      2. marinealways24 profile image61
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ray, I agree, but many think they are using logic and science from what they have read.

      3. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Rayal:
        I have to respectfully disagree with you! I think your comment is an obvious, well deserved "putdown."
        I think you are being much too respectfull...:-)
        Don't be shy when you are expressing "truth."...:-)

      4. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        well said.

    3. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Marine:
      I don't think that the majority of humanity could define either: imagination or philosophy.
      They couldn't care less.
      They are trying to survive and have not been introduced to formal "education."

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      LegendaryHeroposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think we're are losing our imagination. Lots of jobs need it, especially professions like engineering. The engineering design process absolutely requires it.

    5. Cly Walsh profile image60
      Cly Walshposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Imagination and philosophy play a key role in many aspects of our lives, including the scientific endeavour. Neither are going anywhere nor are they threatened in any way by progress, that's absurd.

      How can we be losing philosophy in favour of science? You can't remove one from the other.

      Philosophy is branched many different ways. Without it you wouldn't have for eg. scepticism, idealism, rationalism or empiricism. How on earth can philosophy be separated from science?

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    You can't make me let go of my imagination!!! big_smile hi guys just dropping in to say hey wink

    1. goldenpath profile image82
      goldenpathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, sis!  I keep forgetting to say it, but I love the picture.  You look happy and it's good to see a friendly smile. smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        aaa thanks goldenpath...one of the few pictures I had professionally done while working as a teacher smile sad Miss getting my picture taken with the kids and then by myself...

        1. goldenpath profile image82
          goldenpathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No offense intended, but I really like this one better than the one before.

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol three people have told me that today
            what? too scary?

            1. mega1 profile image80
              mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              brooooaaaah ahahahha!  (evil laugh)  and as for devolution?  is it non-linear?  because then, well, that's ok, then!  alrighty!
              next question?

              1. goldenpath profile image82
                goldenpathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Crap, girl!  I just got done responding to Crazdwriter and saw your picture.  It was almost painful.  If I did that I'd never hear the end of it.  smile

            2. goldenpath profile image82
              goldenpathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              At the risk of offending you, yes.  It's interesting the first impressions we get of people is not the words but the picture they put up.  Your picture came across as someone who wanted to come throught the screen and beat me up.  I held that perception until this picture.  It was quite refreshing but was a reminder to me of how we are all too quick to judge.

              My picture makes me look fat, but it's me and who I am.

  3. writer923 profile image60
    writer923posted 7 years ago

    someone please look at my hubs! thank you!

  4. Pandoras Box profile image81
    Pandoras Boxposted 7 years ago

    What makes you think so Marine?

 
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