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.
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.
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".
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!
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."...:-)
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."
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.
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