In Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift introduced a theme to his book by calling his main character “Gulliver,” a corruption of the word “gullible.” Throughout his travels, Gulliver shows himself to be gullible, believing things he’s told to the exclusion of all logic. What is this gullibility that we speak of? What does the word mean? …
I’ve thought lots about a couple of problems I’m attempting to solve for myself here. The first is how to make my cosmologic theories more accessible. Okay, so, you caught me! Don’t call them “cosmologic theories.” Maybe call them my educated guesses. So I’ve decided that every other post will encompass my personal feelings based …
Many of us look out at the universe and think, Wow, it’s so vast, so big. Upon seeing the vastness of outer space, immediately we say, “It makes me feel so small.” Why do so many of us resonate with that sentiment?
Where does “evil”come from? How do we define it?
Is our POV the right one? What do we mean by right one?
How can we tell?
Vilification starts with the tiniest of steps and it is a natural process growing out of our unswerving beliefs in our own ideas, ideas that may not work because they only represent a part of the whole truth about the universe, the part-truth or “What Is.”
According to Krishnamurti’s way of thinking there is “What Is” or how we define or explain or generalize about what we sample out there and in here. And there is all that unexplained, undefined stuff lying just below the surface ( the implicit: “What Is Behind What Is”) What David Bohm calls The Implicit Order.
Because our POVs are limited to “What Is” or only part of the truth, we will never know if our speculations or predictions are the truth about the way things work unless we can agree to define what we mean by “something works.”
When and for how long will it work in time? Where and how far will it work in space?
Because our POVs, speculations, thoughts, and ideas are always part of the “What Is” and because of Uncertainty (the limitation of a single POV), we can never know the whole truth. We can never predict with 100% accuracy what will work.