(patience to start :-)
My name is Perry Bezanis. I am here with a brief explanation of the material in the paper, Human Nature and Continuing Human Existence, presented in June of 2007 at the ICAPE conference in Salt Lake City
and the AAAS conference in Boise, Idaho -scientists in general.
Redeveloped here is the conclusion of that paper -that it behooves us to accept the inevitability of government and economic policy determined more or less entirely by science and its related mathematics.
-The sooner we do so, the less posterity will 'begrudge' us, so to speak, for 'ignorantly not having done so'.
There is a great deal of concern regarding the state of man and his effect on the planet today. Fundamental to this is that there is a clear distinction between how the arbiters and stewards of society view what decisions have to be made -government and economic policy today, and how the 'hard sciences' view the effects and possible consequences of those decisions on the future of man on the planet.
The hard sciences -mathematics included, but the natural sciences in particular here, have evolved out of our ability to discover successively higher-order relationships in the nature of matter and its successively more complex forms. Among the things we have discovered, in this sense, is that we can also identify that same property -albeit in a more primitive form, with the feeding, breeding, self-maintaining, pecking-order and various social habits of vertebrate evolution in general -of ourselves included therefore.
This observation is peculiarly important in that it distinguishes us as organisms uniquely able to make and 'deliberate' such observations from, so to speak, all other vertebrates as 'unable to do so'. We can, then, also easily further this observation by identifying what we may call our 'uniquely open-ended deliberative capability' as opposed to the 'limitedly cerebrative capability' (at best) of all non-human vertebrates.
Consistent this then, we are able to 'account' for our existence in a logically integral way that we identify as evolutionary process. And we observe too, that we exist because we have discovered genetic imperative: 'an evolutionary property that operates to the mechanically continuing, reproductive existence of each and all life-forms as long as physically possible' -including mutation thereto, as necessary and possible. And we know too, then, that the ability to discover and deliberate successively higher-order relationships has operated to facilitate that existence thru successively higher-order operational structures.
'Government and economic policy', then, began evolving and institutionalizing out of 'cerebratively primitive, vertebrate habits' before all this became scientific knowledge. How we view and develop 'improvements' for ourselves then -so far, is inherently determined out of such cerebratively-based institutionalizations. Deliberative capability, however -science in time, has brought us to further observation that various 'improvements' made under those circumstances often have consequences of 'unexpectedly negative' influence on 'genetic imperative's living as long as possible' -improvements viewable, in hindsight, as 'inadvertently-made mistakes'.
And now we get to the bottom line of this paper-
Evolutionary process, we can now say, just 'happens' to have operated to 'the evolution of our peculiarly human deliberative capability and its subsequent discovery of genetic imperative' -'the life-form living as long as possible'. Genetic imperative, we can therefore also now say, brings deliberative capability to invariably and successively advancing its perpetuity -'vestigializing' what does not work toward that end -and discovering and imposing what does -'government and economic policy' determined, so to speak, only by 'science and its inherent heuristics' -dirigiste heurism therein.
There is no 'rubber' in this presentation; this is science today; these are the facts. The paper, Human Nature and Continuing Human Existence, details much of what has been presented here and develops, in addition, the evolutionary nature of government and economic policy determined primarily by science.
[October 25, 2007
San Pedro, California]