How We Came to
'Democracy -The Best Form of Government'
Why It Isn't -and Where It's Going

an observation, here, completely defined and bounded by science

Appendix: Natural Rights and Freedoms
and Constraint by Dirigiste Heurism

Link to Human Nature and Continuing Human Existence

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1 - 'Democracy is an artifact of (thus-far) intellectual development' -a fact of biological and anthropological sciences.
2 - Genetic imperative drives the life-form to 'live as long as possible as a life-form' -human in particular here -a same such fact.
3 - Science (and mathematics), therefore, is ineluctably 'stuck' as the only agency of such doing -destined therein.
4 - All 'government and economics', then, will inevitably come to be reconstituted about science-and-mathematics toward that heuristic end -Democracy included.
Shouldn't we be looking at this for what it means to the future of democracy?(*3)

'Believers' generally believe that 'Democracy is the best form of government' because -for the most part, everyone sees his own and life about him generally 'improving' along with the 'freedom' to do whatever he thinks 'best for himself and his loved ones' toward that same end -those at the top most certainly, and those at the 'bottom of the pile' too. -But if 'democracy is an artifact of intellectual development', then its 'bestness' too, is merely artifactual belief, so how did this situation come about?

Our 'natural rights and freedoms', it turns out, are the 'natural rights and freedoms' of our 'warm-blooded cerebrating vertebrate' evolutionary origins -prohominids included. Thus given varying degrees of natural congregationality more or less genetically intrinsic a species, we see that all such vertebrates are more or less 'naturally free to be and do' what it is their 'taxonomic wont to be and do' -'natural rights and freedoms' of a sort (below) -subject, in general, to some kind of pecking order. Democracy, then, reflects the influence and consequences of eventually evolving, uniquely human deliberative capability in the thus-far evolution of successively still higher-order, congregationally more complex relationships and operations -'knowledge' and 'technological and organizational advances' -'economic growth' and 'government' therein.

-There is, in other words, a certain and limited 'naturalness' to 'natural rights and freedoms' -and therefore to its thus-far 'inherent democracy' too.

(*2) Notable in this scenario, however, is that except for eventual human influence, the environments of such vertebrates reflect a certain 'dynamic stability' during their various evolutions and diasporations into their econiche/environments -natural selection, and geological and other natural processes withstanding.
Man, however, has advanced in intellectual such way as to 'technologically improve lifestyle and quality of life beyond mere warm-blooded origins' -but not yet enough to see such 'improvement' under (natural) Democracy, 'the (naturally) best form of government', as at the profound expense of [such] dynamic sustainability and continuing quality of life.
-And given the 'substantive immateriality' of democracy then, there is no reason to believe either that it is 'the best form of government' or that it will not evolve into something 'better'.

Same Material -Differently Stated

1 - In a very basic sense, all vertebrates -and humans so far, live more or less 'existential' lives: The individual is 'born in ignorance', and is then generally cared-for -within some group of others like itself, into some kind of relatively adult independence and reproductive association parlaying the same whole process forward in time again. There is no 'government', so to speak; there is only (a) 'the democracy of each individual doing the best it can for itself' within its taxonomic configuration-space and (b) 'the pecking order intrinsic of sexual reproduction' underlying warm-blooded vertebrate evolution in general.

2 - There are typically three successive and overlapping inhabitational stages attaching 'a new organism surviving into an econiche' - diasporative: 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 of classical econiche biologies'-
(-from The Unemployability Conjecture)
-stable, that is -typically, without much corruption(*2) of that 'dynamic stability of classical, econiche biologies'.

3 - Deliberative capability is a uniquely human property which generally operates to 'successively higher-order registration of and deliberable response to successively higher-order relationals of the configuration-space' -the physiological residence of which we call 'knowledge'.
[-knowledge, the nature of which is an evolving assemblage of experiences -but the integrity of which is a function of the dimensionality of its assimilated relationals and its non-ambiguities as a whole.]
Necessarily then, the evolution of knowledge began with relationals most closely related to man's origins as a 'warm-blooded, merely cerebrating vertebrate'. And for the greater part of man's existence so far then, life has continued to be fundamentally 'existential' in nature -etiological 'naturalness of democracy' prevailing in the absence of countervail of any kind -absence of unsustainability in particular. Pecking order accordingly intact then, 'democracy' continues to be 'the best form of government' for greater humanity because greater humanity has yet to experience and learn from the unsustainable consequences of saturation -only a matter of time, in other words, before man discovers that democracy is not only not the best form of government for man, but is, in fact, ineluctably to vestigialize under knowledge inevitably growing and evolving toward that end.
June 1, 2009; last updated June 9, 2010
San Pedro CA

*3 -
"Leaving Congress, Physicist Bill Foster Calls for Reinforcements
A month after losing his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, physicist-turned-lawmaker Bill Foster has a parting message for his fellow scientists: Replace me in Congress. And he's eager to help them do it."

-Geneticist J. Craig Venter -60 Minutes -November 22, 2010
"We don't have too many choices now. We are a society that is one hundred percent dependent on science. We're going to go up in our population in the next 40 years; we can't deal with the population we have without destroying our environment."


'Natural Rights and Freedoms'
and Constraint by Dirigiste Heurism

Democracy in Action!
Voter: I don't want other people making decisions for me!
DH: But what if you don't know anything about it?
Voter: But I have something to say about it!
DH: But what if you don't know anything about it?
Voter: I don't care! I have something to say about it!
When not sleeping or being driven by hunger or sex, warm-blooded vertebrates typically exhibit an ' idle-mind state' during which they are more or less observing and perhaps 'assimilating' various phenomena in the world about them. And "the 'idle-mind state' [then] is the state of potential occupation 'out' of which deliberative capability operates in the generation of 'knowledge'. ... The 'idle-mind state' in this respect, goes unappreciated for the fact of its transiency -that it is occupied immediately by anything from 'physiologically internal' to whatever situation circumstance happens to present -'naturally, deliberately and/or serendipitously' ..."
(-from Kernel Properties of The Hominid Organism

1 - Without 'natural rights and freedoms' of some kind -the idle-mind state? -there is no 'through-which genetic imperative can drive the life-form to live as long as possible as a life-form' -solely and wholly a matter of deliberative capability and the heuristics of advancing science.

2 - So determined then-
"This very important characterization clearly tags one's 'right to individuality' with 'freedom from affect by others' [i.e. I am not yours to manipulate] only as long as that 'expression' does not violate that nature of basic human life-form existence" [Item 1].
(-from Evolving Society's Issues and Variables)

3 - And 'the arts', then -like mathematics, are integral to the evolution of knowledge -as, for example-
"'the flights into phenomenology unknown' of either Kristoff Penderecki (De Natura Sonoris) or Kurt Godel (Godel's Proof)".
(-from Kernel Properties of The Hominid Organism(*8)

4 - And the question then is not of one's 'right to doodle' -or dawdle, for that matter, but of how his 'self-indulgence' meets genetic imperative; thus, further still and determined solely by dirigiste heurism, we also have the principle that No one is arbitrarily anyone else's to do with as he chooses.

[The reader is cautioned to understand the implications of dirigiste heurism before leaping to conclusions.]