The whole of this 'knowledge' may be viewed as effectively refining a more
primitive observation (itself 'knowledge', as follows) that 'the human
phenomenon and things human' is known to us as of two discrete types: (1) what
we transportably know (even to statistically qualified theorization) and
(2) what, NON-transportable, we MAY think we know. Thus what we transportably
know includes language-and-words that we can refine as necessary(*3) to make ALL the above transportable
-sub-item belief in god, for example, even though there are elements of
that 'phenomenon and things' (the 'nature' of god) that are not themselves
transportable. What this means is that we have in institutionalized
language-and-words, the facility for transporting any ASPECT of 'the human
phenomenon and things' including the identification of non-transportable
material even to speculation on 'the nature of human evolution and progression'
-itself a transportably qualifiable item.
[The existence of 'generic religion' or 'belief in religion' as items of conceptualization, for example, have an etiology fully accountable in institutionalized and transportable, human evolutionary process, but the ideational 'stuff' of religion (one or another) has been conjured into existence and is institutionalized, but not transportable. 'The phenomenologically certain supercession of religious material' then(*4), is yet to be 'experienced, learned-from and assimilated' (- see The System of Human Experience).
In April 1998, The Atlantic Monthly published EO Wilson's misnamed The Biological Basis of Morality where, contrary to
what the title suggests -a validation of 'moral principles', essay
substance is more properly that of The Biological Basis and Etiology of
Morality' -that is, preclusive of 'principles' (any) and their 'propriety'.
This 'subtlety' is of the greatest importance in that it identifies the
manifest preponderance (in human communication) of material fundamentally
lacking forensic integrity -dogged, interminably, with 'further
[The Appendix below lists 'material' classifications for each of these 'aspects' as developed in The Nature and Course of Human Evolution as The Basis of Economic Policy. The classifications, in turn -and the importance of the initiating source, are discussed in Roget's Thesaurus and 'The System of Human Experience'.]
(Further examples -1 of 2)
[This discussion is not explicit of physical materiality in that that is implicit by virtue of 'physical' specifiability (transportability), thus bibles, churches and preaching (occupation) are phenomenological material as are playing with toys and manufacturing them -all 'appurtenances' included.]
There is, lying obscurely inside the above, one last, important point still to be made. A major part of 'the human phenomenon and things human' as dynamically constituted today -society and civilization, goods and services; their production, distribution and consumption, and government of the whole- is based on 'the primitive pecking-order intrinsic our warm-blooded-vertebrate, congregational sexuality'; there is, in fact, no aspect of domestic, class, religious, political or other idealogical disagreement or warfare that is not directly traceable to that origin. The single and greatest factor regarding intellectual and physical reconstitution 'in the nature and course of human evolution' then -perhaps to some Homo cogitans, is the eventual and inevitable vestigialization of that conjurational material -pecking order, intrinsically- as influence in human affairs.
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*1 - The following definitions, transportability et cetera, are excerpted from The System of Human Experience which covers much of this introductory material.
system: a 'logical integrity' comprising -as 'discoverable', some particular set of real or abstract configuration space symbol/variables and the mechanics and rules relating them, and by extension, all vector/states and subs, and all assignable or potentially assignable properties, attributes and characteristics including such as derive from them insofar as they are, all of the above, 'transportable as phenomenology' (next).
phenomenology is that of 'system particulars' as above, and it is transportable only if it has a representational or symbolic mapping '1- to-1 consistent and unambiguous the mapper's knowledge', that is, without hermeneutics of any kind. Phenomenology may include for example -and at all levels of abstraction, such property/concepts as finiteness and infinity, serial-and-cross-hierarchization (in the broadest sense), state-table and 'machine that goes by itself' mechanisms, and most importantly- statisticality to qualify the probabilistic interrelationships of all elements of the system and its space with each other for intrinsic incompleteness of 'axioms'. -Phenomenology, in other words, is either transportable or it is not phenomenology.
*2 - Institutionalization 1: the quality or state of being or becoming institutionalized
institutionalize 1: to give the character of an institution to : make into or treat like an institution; esp: to incorporate into a system of organized and HIGHLY FORMALIZED BELIEF, PRACTICE OR ACCEPTANCE. (-from Webster's Third New International Dictionary -capitalization by psb)
-This 'systemization' is discussed more completely in The System of Human Experience and is not to be confused with Herbert Spencer's Social Darwinism.)
*3 - Godel's Proof and The Human Condition is a monograph on the three types of 'cerebrative substance' - phenomenon, noumenon and convolution of the two- that constitute, in effect, 'A System of Human Experience'. The essay, Roget's Thesaurus and 'The System of Human Experience', furthermore, argues the integrity of such a system by virtue of that thesaurus identifying 'an appropriately constructible systematics'.
As to 'what we transportably know and what, non-transportable, we may think we know'-
One knows that '2+2=4' by fact of its transportability, but one does NOT 'know what he did on the night of January 15' or that 'the Democrats (or Republicans) are responsible for the sorry state of ... (whatever)' - except, perhaps, by presenting phenomenologically-based evidence qualified to that end, accordingly, as 'circumstantial' and/or 'statistical'... (-from The Matter of Forensic Integrity)
*5 - regarding 'material inherent evolution out of ignorance'-
idiomatics (the): a body of generalized beliefs, thought processes and modes of confrontation and expression variously common to most peoples of the world, essentially 'what it is the nature of things to be' (especially men and women: 'You can't change human nature') or 'what they ought to be'. They include for example, the outer but universal interrelationships and expressions of 'nurturing (soft) womanhood', 'provident (strong) manhood' and the 'propriety of having children', of 'belonging' and the 'primacy of one's kind and ways' (-and their expressions of shame and insult -'saving face', machismo, 'gay pride', 'self esteem' etc), of practices in 'powers unknowable to us' and of various work and play criteria and ethics -'merit', 'worth', ownership et cetera. (-from Kernel Properties of The Hominid Organism.)
*6 - regarding 'ignorant explanation' and progression-
It is the 'statistically reliable usefulness of explanation attaching a perceived phenomenon' (eg conjuring 'spirit' in fire, and 'soul' to inhabit live bodies but not dead) that promotes progression -'knowledge, however erroneous in fine'- and it is progression in turn that operates to increase the integrity of 'knowledge'. Progression here means generally continuing evolutionary process reflecting natural-selection and pecking-order with or without apparent genetic mutation, but even as may be influenced or modified by 'heritage' of some kind -primitive tools and techniques onward into eventually civilizational advances thru technology and science. (-from The System of Human Experience)
The Characterization of 'Issues and Variables'