Why there is not much we can really understand?

Thesis 1.

Things and events are as simple at their lowest level of interdependence.

Explanation 1.

Things and events exist on the backdrop/background only; in the relation to backdrop. The simplicity of a thing or an event does not lie in the thing/event itself, but in a relation to a backdrop. Backdrop consists of all other things/events but the one that is measured. Thing or an event cannot choose to what part of backdrop should it be measured. It is by definition measured to whole backdrop.

Thesis 2.

Complexity of even the simplest thing or event is so vast, that no rational entity can recognize/understand it.

Conclusion 1.

Rationality cannot understand (recognize) even simplest things and events.

Question 1.

How come than that living rational entities like humans can survive? One can survive only if both its’ identity and its’ environment (backdrop) is recognized. Even if something is not rational and has no self-awareness it has to differentiate itself from environment. This differentiation is one of necessary proofs of life.

Thesis 3.

All living creatures de facto differentiate their identity from the backdrop thus de facto “understand” both self-identity and things and events in environment.

Question 2.

How come then that living creatures de facto “understand” things and events even though complexity behind things and events cannot be understood in principle?

Thesis 4.

Larger part of human response system to environment is not rational as evolved in each individual in the form of learned algorithms, but is genetically hardwired in advance for each individual and for all of them.

Already known thesis 5.

Hardwired heredity is evolutionary transmitted by genes while rational response system is evolved by memes.

Explanation 2.

That memes evolve rational response system (and at the same time that rational response system evolves memes) does not mean that memes are only rational or about rationality. Memes are like irrational numbers. They exist as irrational only because there is rationality that is able to conceive them.

Thesis 6

Vast complexity of each thing and of each event can only be “understood” through micro adjustments of living creatures over vast periods of time.

Conclusion 2.

What Buddhism name as “oneness” is nothing but acceptance of unity of hardwired non-rational (subconscious, limbic) “understanding” of complexity, and rational understanding of things and events. We thus understand environment (complexity) as much as we do not rationally understand it.

Thesis 7.

Hardwired (genetic) “understanding” is vastly larger in size, influence, robustness and fidelity than rational, memetic.

Thesis 8.

Human management systems rest completely on memetic management as much as management systems pertain only to western culture. Eastern cultures do not manage. They let it go as explained in brandlife.

Explanation 3.

Contemporary “Eastern” management systems of China, India and so forth rely on Western management ideology. They strive to find a link to their own heritage. It seems that quantum logic might help both to find this link while Western management ideology as much as Eastern rest on pre-Renaissance concepts.

Methodological conclusion 3.

Contemporary quantum science is closer to Thomas Aquinas and Buddha than to Newton.

Climatic Conclusion 4.

This also proves that even if humans cause climate change, such change cannot be managed rationally. Limbic systems and all other hardwired systems cannot be managed by any single living entity, but can only be managed (passive expression obligatory!) by evolution.


Andrej Drapal