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      How Self-Organizing System Networks Make The World--
                       And That Changes Everything!


 

A New Science of 'How Things Happen'
A New Cultural Worldview
A New Reality for Art and Myth

Recent science tells a surprising new  story of 'how things actually happen.' Much of the order of the world is created by feedback-driven networks in self-organizing systems. From ecosystems to economies, cells to corporations, these networks are self-determining agents which we cannot control. They arise from a type of simultaneous interactivity similar to that in human brains. This basis of human intelligence is now found to be present in the feedback networks

of both natural and human social systems. That is a radically new reality that compells us toward our 'next worldview.'

We must now re-conceive both society and Nature as complexes of self-ordering, self-directing system networks--not predictable 'machinery.' This shift has profound implications for all aspects of culture.

     Our ignorance about self-organizing networks leads to actions that disable their self-sustaining operations. It promotes social inequality, economic instability, political dysfunction, violent conflicts, ecological devastation, and climate disruption. A network-based worldview reveals that neither society nor Nature function in the ways we assume. To understand what we now know requires fundamental cultural change

The new science shows how the symbolism of Art and Mythology represent aspects of reality 'invisible' to our left-brain attention -- by posing metaphors that activate our right-brain awareness. Symbolism now has a scientific basis as an essential way of knowing 'how the world actually works.'  We can now use symbolism to better understand the implications of the new systems science.

A New, Secular Spirituality

Humans are not the only 'intentional actors' shaping society, history, or the biosphere. Evidence for self-organizing networks reveals a self-animating principle in Nature that constitues a secular concept of spiritual agency 'at work in the world.' This naturalistic 'spiritual 'worldview arises from science. It does not require religious belief or doctrine.

Neuroscience now reveals how our two brain hemispheres 'see' the world in dramatically different ways -- as integrated wholes through the right, and as separated, sequenced parts through the left. These 'two minds' in our one brain are 'two ways of mind-ing' phenomena. Together, they allow us to perceive the 'two ways things happen' now detailed by complex systems science: as predictably causal events (through the left), and, as the unpredictably emergent interdependencies that result in self-organizing systems (through the right). But -- our modern worldview is so left-hemisphere biased we have suppressed our right-hemisphere modality and become delusional about 'how the world actually works.'

New Science of Our 'Two Minds'

Enter Here. Begin to think and feel anew.

-- The biosphere, thus civilization, are in a metacrisis

-- Recent complex systems science reveals why

-- Human systems have crippled the self-sustaining agency of natural ones

-- Our control-obsessed, mechanistic modern worldview has failed catastrophically

-- But, we are so immersed in that mentality we cannot think differently

-- Our very survival requires a radically changed worldview

-- This unexpected science shows us how to configure that Next Worldview

-- It even provides a scientific basis for a factually mystical culture of sacred spirituality to guide us

-- The neuroscience of our two brain hemispheres is crucial to promoting this Next Worldview

What will the "Culture of Climate Chaos" be?

 

If we are to face reality--both in terms of 'how the world actually works' and how biospheric and climate systems are collapsing--we will have to radically re-think how we think about it. Our current economies and life styles will be drastically altered regardless of what we do now. The question is: how will we conduct our selves in the coming chaos?  Will we fight each other for control over remaining resources? Or will we act in service to what remains of Nature's self-creating, self-adapting networks?

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