Whats Wrong With This Picture?
Pretense and Theory
Some firmly believe as an act of religious faith that the paranormal does not exist. The setting of rules for the possible as a bulwark that is constituted by a defensive psychology more so than a demonstrable reality is one of the ironic hallmarks of uncertainty. Gregory Bateson once opined that how our species thinks and how nature operates are two entirely different affairs. Depending on which physicist's calculations you prefer, we live in strings bubbles or a hologram whose source is unknown. Perhaps I should call this series of posts, "Back To Basics"
In the battle between the empirical science community and the paranormal community can one be be a conscientious objector? Each side claims victory lacking a conclusive argument while neither side realizes that in this game, one hand is washing the other in a cooperative movement in competition to pin the tail on the donkey while the donkey is missing in action.
No Middle Ground
One could say both affirmed para-normalists and skeptics largely make up stuff as they go along within the long view of history whose attics are filled to capacity with straw dogs and red herrings. Looking back while ruminating on where the journey takes us is a relationship that defies rationality as well as probability in terms of our intents, motivations and more importantly, any outcome swayed by these factors, as subject to change as the weather. Perhaps I should re-title this post as the memoirs of an agnostic. Can one be skeptical of the scientific community in the same breath as applying this to the paranormal community?
We ourselves have defined self awareness without knowing what it is.
"Wait a minute..that's not supposed to happen" is the result. Circle the wagons.
That Nasty Unpredictability
Again some things are obvious while others are not. Most chose to look away in order to dream themselves into a comfortable platform of observation free from contradiction which seems to be another hallmark of our species.
A Matter of Taste
Of course Zombies as a literary and theatrical metaphor are extremely in vogue as I write this as a parable of our species devouring itself differentiated by zombie intelligence versus sentience and then there is Ouspensky in the background making the statement man is a machine of a much more global process. Some suggest we are energetic food, a cuisine for the appetite of planetary evolution created as a self harvesting crop. The crop in particular being rotated in geological history.