Appendix 1 - The Inevitable Transcendency of Science(*k).
Appendix 2 - The Circumstantial Superfluity of Mankind(*l)
There are any number of 'ideas resolving the human condition' -all of which fail, however, out of unresolvable differences in at least knowledge, belief and language. Argued here, in repudiation of such political, religious or other differences, is that an only one proper way of addressing the problem is by understanding it as that (solar-system configuration space) of a transient life-form -of deliberative capability. Developing this idea, this essay answers the question 'What is some best way of optimizing human existence on earth?' by identifying human existence as that of a 'black-box situation' (table -*m) -which, in fact, man is already in some process of 'optimizing' -but poorly so, thus as he 'bumbles' towards earth's carrying capacity -eventually 'appreciating the consequences of his intellectual and resource/environment corruptions' as he goes, he is also 'forced naturally to learn from his mistakes and perhaps try to suspend corruption' -often 'too late'.
Following below are four very short sections-
Definition and Intrinsic Operational Inevitability
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'Contents' is always 'current state of operating machine' -the current state of human-being -'the human phenomenon and things human' -'the human condition'. It includes, therefore, all things identifiable as purely physical and their purely physical dynamics (cell life up), but also all mental or intellectual processes and dispositions of any kind which in addition to science and mathematics might even most remotely affect system operation: religion, politics, ethnicity, idiomatics(*b) et cetera. 'Contents', therefore, is 'the current state of mankind's inevitable aristocratization in geological time-frame', thus it identifies a mental and physical integration of mankind superceding a pecking-order-based, primitive individuality of menkinds pseudo-intellectually subspeciated and physically factionalized by those above noumenalisms(*c). There is, in other words, a continuing evolution in which 'outputs' becomes successively more 'knowledgeable' and organism-whole integral with respect to 'the nature and course of the organism-whole' -propagating therefore, successively fewer 'disparately compatible, peculiarly-individual inputs' back into it -especially pecking-order-based.
Operational Factors and Mechanics
1 - There are typically three successive, inhabitation stages attaching a 'new organism surviving into an econiche' -diasporative: that of the new organism proliferating into some 'essentially new' econiche-whole dynamic;
saturative: the organism overpopulating what the econiche can support of it, and -organism population receding, consequently- stable: manifesting 'the dynamic stability(*f) of classical, econiche biologies'.
2 - The 'momently basic' mathematics of any existing life-form which depends ultimately on solar radiation is the decay function y=e(exp(-t)). Evolutionary process then(*e) -subordinate that, accounts for 'local
noise' by life-forms and econiches evolving and 'jiggling' into dynamic stability -one species not unusually superceding another in the process.
[With the involvement of deliberative capability excepted, evolutionary process is fundamentally mechanistic. The evolution of 'an organism of deliberative capability' however (mankind), is that of an organism potentially capable of
intruding upon and manipulating such 'fundamentally mechanistic, evolutionary process' -herein then, human kind capable of influencing or affecting virtually all life processes into an affect of its own geological time-frame -thus altho
deliberative capability cannot do away with classical evolutionary process (1, above) it now does 'supercede' it -gene modification, for example, and even human genetic imperative itself -ergo suicide(*g).]
3 - Mankind is still 'diasporating out of warm-blooded, cerebrating vertebrate origins'. 'In the absence of better knowledge or countering impetus' therefore, human 'requirements' are driven more by the pecking order, ethnicity and
noumenalisms inherent that stage than by 'the black-box operations inevitable of an H cogitans dynamically stabilizing into his econiche'(*h).
4 - The political-whole then, is 'a world democracy of autonomous peoples and nations' (Evolution, Autonomy and Aristocratization) which, like their 'ignorant', constituent individuals, argue that 'They know what's best for themselves and their environments and how they should relate to other autonomies with respect to that'.
[Few people (so far) understand that 'human affairs and decisions regarding them' are, in this framework, matters of (a) fact and statisticality, (b) 'unanticipatable eventualities' and (c) 'the circumstantial absence of better
knowledge' -NOT 'matters of opinion' which typically lack any such considerations, thus it is a fact of 'lifestyle and the quality of life' (thus-far civilization) that 'the higher one's pecking order', the more dependent he is upon a substructure of
political and economic lessers to maintain that 'lifestyle and quality of life' that, in the long run, mankind will not be able to maintain (-see Gross Demographic Changes Attaching Sustainable Resource Use).]
5 - Of both discovered and undiscovered natural resources playing some role in human existence there are those, non-biomass, that only monotonically diminish in availability, and those, biomass, over the related 'inevitable
decay' of which (2, above) man is capable of exercising varying degrees of manipulation -manipulation that comes however, only at some corresponding depletion of other biomass and non-biomass resources critical to geological
time-frame -'best well-being and viability of the organism-whole' in that.
6 - 'The nature and course of human evolution and progression' continues (so far) to be determined within 'a democracy of ignorantly autonomous peoples and nations' (4, above). Economics thruout then -'the production,
distribution and consumption of goods and services', is that of 'a warm-blooded, cerebrating vertebrate (primitive hominid -3,above) diasporating its way into classical econiche dynamic stability -without particularly knowledgeable
concern, that is, for resource/environment use in the determination of that nature and course'.
(Recapped from above -*q)
[*j - re 'extinguished'-]
8 - 'Best knowledgeable use of the resource/environment' therefore (-geological time-frame optimization), is eventually, ultimately and inevitably to be determined (a) only by heuristics, (b) only within the configuration space and
(c) only as a function of how well black-box mechanization is manifest -ergo (from above) the importance of initialization,
-"'steady-state' stabilizing the system to zero population growth and an attrition of related general economics and use of the resource/environment to Base-Domain Human Requirements (itself
heuristically evolving) of that population".
[Circumstantially 'highest on the food-chain' (and in 'the absence of better knowledge or countering impetus'), mankind has come to have extincted various organisms 'the once discoverable merits of which are now forever lost to him'. Still-diasporating
and pecking-order-based, furthermore -'dynamic stability' still to come, there is some probability of continuing such loss -the fact of which (this situation) also identifies 'some probability that anyone understanding such loss also understands
its antithesis': (that) 'minimizing resource/environment corruption' intrinsically 'increases the discoverability of merits in uncorrupted resource/environment' -geological time-frame optimization therein.]
What this means is that that single life-form will evolve in a general process that integrates the mental dispositions and practical capabilities of ALL peoples and nations -and their individuals, toward that end -aristocratization an
intrinsically organism-whole evolutionary process of 'successively science-based natural selection' -peoples and nations reconstituting and 'melding' toward that end. As to implications then, we have the following conditions to meet-
Heuristic Policy and Directives
(link to Heuristic Government and Economic Policy)
First posted: November 27, 2002 Last revised: June 8, 2008
Most people reject the idea of science as 'the inevitable arbiter of human differences' because scientists themselves seem to be -are in general, afflicted by virtually any and every failing of 'the common man' -and accountably so in that thruout
the world so far the scientist is heir to (a) the neonate ignorance of all mankind and (b) an environment (mental and physical) of at least some ignorance in science and at least some 'primitively pecking-order-based structure' -'no better than
anyone else' in that sense. 'The inevitable transcendency of science' however, is another matter. As surely as 'deliberative capability is a machine that goes by itself', so too does natural selection advantage science (and the scientist) in the
evolution and progression of the whole -superceding and vestigializing, in that respect, the 'intellectual' ambiguities and inconsistencies inherent the evolution of 'knowledge' out of neonate ignorance and pecking order by (successively) more
formally logical constructions (-stem cell research eventually superceding the 'human-being' of fetuses, for example, regardless of 'god-based' government). -It is, simply and ineluctably, a matter (mankind surviving that long :-) of 'operational
consequence of fact' (mathematics implicit) eventually but inevitably superceding 'operational consequence of less than fact' (below).
The life of the scientist today may be 'tainted' much as that of the common man -religion, ethnicity, politics, the political mechanics of his profession and making money for 'pecking-order-based expression' in particular, but he tends, in general and
out of knowledge, to respect the inherency of 'the scientist furthering science above all else' -compromising, even, then, 'pecking-order-based expression' in that respect. -Where, further, this does not 'obtain', it is 'the nature of the advancing
scientist' to see to it that it does (example) -genetic imperative and natural selection driving the whole:
Much as early modern man may have been responsible for the extinction of various organism species of perhaps 'once potential' interest to man today (the mammoth and european bison for example), he could not have 'deliberated' any such use to continuing
mankind; his then numbers and 'operational rationale', consequently, cannot be 'faulted' in this sense -mortality high, his was a scrabble, sustenance-related life of 'trying to stay alive'. Late Stone Age Man, on the other hand, saw the
pecking-order-based expression with which he related to his 'warm-blooded cerebrating vertebrate peers' institutionalizing into (beginning) civilization -a certain intellectualization reflecting, in effect, a profound escalation in the reliability of
sustenance and corresponding offspring survival -and a more or less deliberated (if ignorant) extinction of the moa (beginning 700 yrs ago) and Steller's sea cow (for example) that might now be of such interest. What this means is that man has come to
proliferate (however circumstantially) in a way that has yet to develop any common understanding of 'solar system mechanics and geological time-frame optimization', thus there is a population of unsupportable lifestyle-and-quality that exists today
without respect to 'best well-being and viability of the organism-whole' -most of humanity, 'solely in service of its superfluous self'.
[Some idea of the complexity suggested by the above is identified in The Circumstantial Complexity of Today's 'Thus-far Pecking-Order-Based, Diasporation Economics' -in complete antithesis of (mantra) "The economy has
to grow" currently popular in the US: