Appendix - On Secular Humanism and 'How Deliberative Capability Works'(*e)
A Recap: The Etiology of thus-far 'Existentialism'
2 - The evolution of 'medium-of-exchange' money is a direct consequence of 'physically human limitations' and our successively evolved capabilities regarding 'the creation of goods and services and the advantages of bankable (repository) trading between commodities' -and further still then, of 'doing the least work necessary'.
3 - 'Wealth' then, has had 'keeping itself good' inherent by extending 'pecking-order-based physical power' -a commodity itself, into intellectual power to 'keep it so' -government therein, and governmental power and stability for the continuing evolution and exchange of goods and services, and essentially personal wealth.
4 - Under thus-far 'natural diasporation' then (unless 'otherwise directed'), as long as 'cheap natural resources and proliferating labor' obtain, people will continue to try to amass wealth for pecking-order-based expression' -'economic growth' therein.
5 - Unless otherwise accommodated then, the stability of 'government keeping money good by (such) economic growth' -ALL GOVERNMENT THUS-FAR, depends critically upon the 'absolute continuity of cheap natural resources (example) and proliferating labor' (discussion).
'Variously Unaddressable' Initial Problems
1 - Operating out of Ignorance and Aristocracy (institutionalized pecking order)
2 - 'I Have A Right To Live Too!'
5 - 'Dead Weight' Unemployment and Unemployability
Kernel Principles of Dirigiste Heurism - A Platform
... if all the various principals of a discussion cannot wrap their hands entirely about 'solely unambiguous material of discussion' -even to the inclusion of statistical qualification if so necessary, it may be that there is absolutely no substance whatsoever in whatever conclusions they come to.
(-from The Matter of Forensic Integrity)
[Noam Chomski, Antonio Damasio, Daniel Dennett, Jared Diamond, Jane Goodall, George Lakoff, Steven Pinker, E.O. Wilson, for example (the list does not end), are all 'close', but all fall short by being relatively unaware, to one degree or another, of
what roles they play in the 'momentum of continuing, institutionalized and pecking-order-based government/economy aristocracy'. Scientists are well aware of the ambiguities and the incongruities in
politics and in the supposed ethics underlying them-
Following below is a set of 'beginning principles' that this writer holds 'inevitable of government by dirigiste heurism'. They are set down here as something most scientists might easily agree to if they were 'more
properly' educated beyond the specialization of their professions -to 'the evolutionary process (biology) and anthropology attaching the organism':
1 - General and Human Evolutionary Process
There are three successive and typically overlapping inhabitational 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 of classical, econiche biologies'.
(-from The Unemployability Conjecture)
In various modes of autonomy and 'aristocracies of government/economy' then,
a - 'The nature and course of human evolution and progression' so far has been largely that of 'a pecking-order-based, warm-blooded vertebrate diasporating into an econiche new to it';
b - We are in various diasporative and saturative stages of corrupting various resource/environments beyond what they can support of us (Japan, Singapore, Darfur-Sudan et cetera).
c - We are variously in the process of 'discovering how various past modes of our intellectual growth and interaction with the resource/environment have had successively pejorative impacts upon our continuing existence'.
2 - Primary Human Evolutionary Forces
"... All organisms have a genetic imperative, and genetic imperative commits the organism to 'survive as an organism -as long as possible'.
... Human existence (so far) is fundamentally dependent on solar system mechanics.
... Human deliberative capability commits the organism (then) [example(*b)] to 'optimize that geological time-frame survival'."
(-from The 'Black Box' Nature and Course of Human Existence)
[Unless otherwise qualified or used, this use/definition of 'optimize' (and optimization) is generic hereafter.]
-thus 'the sooner and better optimization reduces population, the sooner and better sustainable resource use (definition) develops out of previous and existing use (discussion) and the sooner and better the 'husbanding' of undiasporated resource/environment to the 'benefit' of posterity.
3 - The Vestigialization of Noumenalisms in General
[The 'knowledgeable' reader will understand that 'dirigiste heurism' is NOT an 'ism' in what is otherwise the 'noumenalism' sense in these writings; it is, rather and simply, a matter of language (etymology) and 'circumstantial suffix'.]
Beliefs in religion or 'noumenalisms' of any kind -'natural rights and freedoms' (more below) and some one or other 'proper morality or ethics', for example, are 'operational artifacts circumstantial of human intellectual evolution
out of ignorance' -logically apart of physical phenomenology, in that respect, and destined to be superceded by the dirigiste heurism (DH hereafter) of human existence inherent of genetic imperative and deliberative capability. -Noumenalisms are, therefore, only circumstantially compatible with that DH (if at all) and are still to be generally avoided except
as 'heuristically expeditious'.
4 - The Vestigialization of Pecking Order
Our first form of 'government' derived naturally from our primitive, essentially mechanical, 'warm-blooded, cerebrating vertebrate' pecking order. Hominid evolution, however -'viability and quality of life' therein, is driven in addition and heuristically, by the assimilation and advancement of knowledge (aristocratization) in continuing supersuccession of the inefficiency of 'mere pecking order' -'the vestigialization of pecking order' therein. Peculiarly related to this is the matter of 'saving face' and 'not wanting to be wrong' -'No one likes to eat shit'; the fact remains however, that this aspect of pecking order is therein too, vestigialized.
5 - Human Requirements
b - Underlying any aspect of endeavor or pursuit regarding some 'thing human' then is (should be) the primary criterion of the validity of that endeavor or pursuit -that 'thing human', with respect to that
optimization. 'Value' and 'noumenalisms' as bases for any 'production, distribution and consumption of goods and services, in other words, are fundamentally
incompatible with (optimizing) 'best husbanding of the resource/environment towards best well-being and viability of the organism-whole'.
[The arts are an inherent and important element of human requirements in that however difficult their relationals may be to discuss as 'often encumbranced by esoteric bull-shit', they should, nevertheless -'merit existing', be seen as piquing the audience or spectator, reader, whatever, to higher-order relationals cogitation or sensations than he might be used to -a 'heuristic venture' of sorts into eventually perhaps potential use -'Things we've never thought about', 'What if's et cetera -Krystof Penderecki's 'Threnody for Hiroshima', for example -expanding, in effect, the potentiality of one's viability -serialism: (symphonic music), 'theater of the absurd', 'magical realism' (film), expressionism (painting), bauhaus (architecture), modern dance, 'confessional' poetry, science fiction -'dada' thruout -and furthering of the sciences in general:
The more the deliberating mind discovers about the relationals of its configurations space, the more it is 'piqued' to discover still higher-order relationals.
6 - Subspeciation, Institutionalization, 'Station' and Hierarchy
We are subspeciated by facts of rate-limitation(*z) and relational depth of 'knowledge', culture, 'belonging', government, economy, 'quality of life', both ownership and being owned -'faculties' (example), habits, physical limitations, 'preferences' and 'Botox' too. The deeper one's 'subspeciation', consequently, the greater his inability and ineptitude at cooperation -except as otherwise manipulated (education et cetera) -especially with the system under attrition. -Because rate-limitation constrains operational capability under deliberative, furthermore, subspeciation is both inevitable and successive.
(-abbreviated from Gross Demographic Changes Attaching Sustainable Resource Use ...)
-and by its very nature then, we also observe that subspeciation cannot exist without institutionalization of some kind.
Every 'intended-meritable' association of humans is based upon some kind of cooperation thru which, eventually, some 'system' of hierarchic and cross-linked, complex associations further expedites 'mankinds intrinsic investment of the configuration space'. As surely as the organism has certain base-domain requirements then, each 'station' has some base-domain requirements peculiar to it be they those of cheese-makers, scientists, or aboriginal hunters, or of managerial, legislative, judicial, administrative or other such bodies -family membership and 'studentship' included. -Each station, furthermore, typically has some 'figure-of-worth' relating it to some higher-order, more encompassing situation, and a second figure-of-worth identifying how the individual serves that station [discussion].
(-from The Base-Domain of Human Requirements -more below.)
The humanly physical and intellectual constitution of the hierarchy de_facto inherent of government/economy operation then, is likewise composed of such 'subspeciated' elements -and must, therefore, be likewise dynamic and totally subject
to same such qualification and manipulation(*8) -and if their various institutionalizations have a difficult time getting along with each other, isn't why they can't get along
with each other a problem for a more knowledgeable, still higher-order agency?
7 - 'Natural Rights And Freedoms'
Because of 'neonate ignorance' and 'deliberative capability', the life-form is, in addition to being fundamentally and intrinsically cognitional, also likewise and (often) ignorantly volitional in nature; there are, therefore, dispositions, intellectualizations and operations which are more or less 'intrinsically unique to the individual' (capabilities thereto perhaps included) regardless of his 'DH-intellectualized relationship to best well-being and viability of the organism-whole'; there are, therefore -and limitedly, 'natural rights and freedoms of a sort inherent therein and consequent of primary human evolutionary forces(*1), thus:
8 - Analysis and Heuristics - Government Policy and Operation
'Optimizing geological time-frame (then), best well-being and viability of the life-form on the planet' (ineluctable) is a purely scientific undertaking inside that planet/laboratory. 'Government policy' is an experiment, consequently , and government/economy operation then, is the running of that 'experiment' (example) -that endeavor-whole, dirigiste heurism.
The whole is, in fact, a single, heuristically evolving system -hierarchic and cross-linked, of variously functional individuals and stations of
individuals, and the 'base-domain of human requirements' then, is a system of base-domains (corporeal and facultative) in which requirements for each individual and each station depend upon both his resource/environment and its functional
role in that system of next-level stations and government/economies -and their roles, in turn, in that 'aristocratizing' whole.
(-from The Base-Domain of Human Requirements -and more below.)
More or less 'ideally' then, everyone should be receptive to being 'manipulated, manipulable and manipulating' -heuristic process thruout, system engineering- to 'optimizing best well-being and viability of the
life-form-whole in its configuration space'. Thus, 'There is no right, no wrong, no "knowing what's best to do" or "the way things should be"'; there is only the 'black box' heuristic process
of that 'best well-being and viability' driven by genetic imperative and deliberative capability -operations research(*2) in the broadest sense possible.
1 - Regarding 'least population' then, the fact of 'a world democracy of autonomous peoples and nations' makes it possible only for various individual nations to control their own populations and not those of other autonomies
except posssibly thru 'various pressures of economics or national viability' (war in extremis) -which means then that population control policy is -at least initially, 'the business' of primarily individual nations.
2 - As to 'least resource/environment corruption' in addition then, there is no easy way to determine and more or less control how what such corruption of intranational or international importance depends upon use which ranges from 'the corruptive excesses of relatively few, wealthy individuals, peoples and nations' down to 'ekeing out an existence by a successively greater number of successively poorer individuals, peoples and nations' (see 'sustainable resource use') -which means then that anti-corruption policy too, is 'at least initially the business of primarily individual nations'.
3 - Thus, overall, because it is 'a world democracy of ignorantly autonomous peoples and nations', and because of the nature of dirigiste heurism, it is only those 'autonomous' nations that
are 'governmentally and economically sound enough' and 'scientifically knowledgeable enough' that are most likely to 'succeed' at at least initial undertaking of such policy -federations of such perhaps included -some few European nations -Sweden
in particular? -the E.U. at large? -in America, Canada and the U.S.(?) perhaps?. -Nor can this come about except by the reconstitution of government to 'capabilty of imposing heuristically corrective measures' -government by hard (and soft)
scientists committed to (a) the principles above, and an 'attritioning' of (b) population growth (size therein) and (c) (economic growth) -'the production, distribution and consumption of goods and
services' -'best well-being and viability of the organism-whole' with 'validity of goods and services' (discussion) determined in turn by base-domain human
[utility n. pl. -ties 1. The condition or quality of being useful; usefulness: I have always doubted the utility of these conferences on disarmament (Winston Churchill). 2. A useful article or device. 3. A public service, such as gas,
electricity, water, or transportation. -adj. Of the lowest U.S. Government grade of meat. [ME utilite < OFr. < Lat. utilitas < utilis, useful < uti, to use.
(-from The American Heritage Dictionary)
Following next is a set of such 'devolved' statements which -accordingly and because they overlap, do not 'direct' government/economy by any ease or difficulty of implemention so much as identify a 'spine' of progressive statements ordered for
their importance as 'intellectual residents underlying system engineering' (DH) -the material-
First posted: June 17, 2005; Last revised: March 19, 2012
'How Deliberative Capability Works' (et cetera)
1 - Is there such a thing as 'The Nature and Course of Human Evolution' that can be abstracted out of science today?
2 - Does that 'nature and course' suggest some 'merit' in understanding and pursuing it? -and if so, what is that 'potential merit'?
3 - Is there some 'best' way of advancing that knowledge and 'inevitablility' given the fact that (however circumstantially) ours is 'a world democracy of ignorantly autonomous individuals, peoples and nations'?