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Humanoid Sapiens (3) – the complexity of reality

Plato once stated that the “opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance”. Everybody has her/his own opinion. Few opinions are the same, even when people “share” opinions. It is however extremely unlikely that reality is as diverse as human opinions. This makes me wonder why humans have so many different opinions about reality.

My answer is that reality is too complex for humans to understand. Reality equals perception. Human perception allows for zooming in on details, and zooming out to the Big Picture. Zooming out shows an increasing complexity in reality, which is beyond the capabilities of human thinking.

Our human mind has found a unique way to deal with the complexity of reality. It has created “filters” that “simplify” reality. These filters are also known as the 7 Belief systems (ie, Love, Money, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Science and the Truth). Without these filters, the complexity of reality can be overwhelming. With these filters, life and reality are bearable.

An Awakening is nothing more than losing filters – or belief systems – and realising the vastness of the complexity of reality and appreciating the beauty of its interconnectedness. Expressing an opinion becomes less and less worthwhile as reality cannot be caught in a “soundbite” – unlike beliefs. Silence indeed becomes the logical alternative. 

Another way of looking at the above is that Reality equals Chaos in our mind, as we cannot oversee its immense dimensions, its interconnectedness, and thus its complexity. Human thinking creates Order through the use of human beliefs, or the 7 Belief systems. Without this believed and perceived order, we might go slightly mad (see video below). 

Our human thinking has become the most divisive driver in human societies. The more we think, the more we become divided (eg, doubt, fear). The more we believe, the more we become divided (eg, Politics, Religion, Science). The more we know, the more we become divided (eg, Turkey abolishing Darwin’s evolution theory).

There is always a temporary solution for unity: creating Fear in human minds (my 2015 blog). The long-term solution is less beliefs and/or more understanding. This – again – points to a development in which humanoid sapiens will be the descendant of homo sapiens (see my recent blog 1, blog 2).

The Neanderthal existed for about 400,000+ years until about 40,000 years ago. Anatomically modern humans evolved from archaic humans about 200,000 years ago (Wiki). Behaviorally modern humans only exist since 40,000 to 50,000 years ago (Wiki). Is it possible that homo sapiens is already approaching the end of its life cycle? 

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC)

I’m Going Slightly Mad (1991) by Queen – artistslyricsvideoWiki-1Wiki-2


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