ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

World Views or Paradigms

Updated on January 29, 2015

Tolerance and Cooperation

The Urban dictionary defines a paradigm as a set of ideas or ways to live and view the world . (1)

I have selected eight different paradigms or world views to describe what I think is going on in the world today and in the past. I was stimulated by a speech from Daniel Sheehan at a conference he spoke at.

I personally like the idea of promoting tolerance and cooperation between people that have different view points, or world views.

I get excited when I hear about the project called the Worldview Project by the Romero Institute (2) that is working to publish a comprehensive examination of eight different worldviews. Their purpose is to help us to cooperate even if we have differing world views. I like that.

Picture of world views
Picture of world views | Source

8 World Views according to the Romero Institute

Here are the eight world views or paradigms as I understand them from Daniel’s speech.

The first paradigm or world view is the primitive, shamanic, or native and aboriginal people world view. In this world view, there is no such thing as good or bad so the people in this world view or paradigm need a war lord or chieftain to tell them what is right.

The second world view is the fundamentalist world view where everything is either good or bad; Black or White. This dialectic viewpoint does not allow for discussion of loyal opposition or differing cultural values. We find this in some of our politicians.

The third world view is where each person is responsible for themselves and with free will can oppose an uncertain purposelessness or hostile environment of the world.

The fourth world view is the scientific positive or classical world view where science is the answer and nothing else matters. Things are as they are in this world view and cannot be changed.

The fifth world view is the platonic or idealistic world view. In this world view there is no spiritual values, only physical and provable values but they exist for the betterment of mankind.

The sixth world view is the quantum physics world view which since 1923 has taught us we are all indeed one and everything is one. This world view is still stuck on validating things in the physical world as we did in world view five, but we realize we are part of the situation. Not like people stuck in the fourth or fifth world view.

The seventh world view has a source for our oneness. The source is the eternal infinite consciousness that is undifferentiated and exterior to the physical cosmos. Many people think we are moving into this world view today (2015).

In the eighth paradigm or world view we know we have contact with other extraterrestrial beings and they help us understand the flow of it all. Anyone like Whitley Strieber(3), or others that have been taken up in spaceships and now look at these beings as helping us, may have this world view or live in this paradigm.

Are Aliens Real?

Jeff Neff's Mother Ship
Jeff Neff's Mother Ship

Very Interesting...

I personally find all of this interesting. It helps us talk about different ideas when we look at different groups of people. The problem for me is when we divide people into these groups we are not trying to help each other, unless we can accept people for who they are and for how they think. Do you know anyone stuck in any one of these world views?



(3) Solving the Communion Enigma: by Whitley Strieber (Author)


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)