Monday, October 05, 2009

Fathers of the Lie Part II

Our thinking. Our philosophies of life. These are things we take for granted most of the time. "That's just the way it is," we say, and we step out confidently upon that premise.

But what extensive research and clinical study from Brazil is showing us is that we would do well to investigate a little deeper. Our thinking, it turns out, is not always our own.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Fathers of the Lie Part II.

Last time on our program, Cesar Soós and I began our discussion about the leading thinkers who have had such an impact on our human civilization. And how their mistakes have led us collectively to the mess our modern society finds itself in today. We talked about Aristotle's monumental error of placing the senses as the determiner of knowledge.

"Nothing comes to the mind which doesn't pass first through the senses," he asserted, thereby enshrining sensory, positivistic science as the lord of the domain.

Aristotle's ideas were resisted for a few centuries, particularly by Augustine, who leaned more towards Plato's universality, and Anselm. But Aquinas, the great medieval theologian, brought Aristotle back to the forefront, and the battle was on. Francis Bacon, Descartes, Comte followed, and science changed from considering more metaphysical explanations for the origin of things to seeing all phenomena only in terms of their physical characteristics. Left in the wake as well were the moral or theological tenets of science, which thus became strictly materialistic. The Big Bang, the search for the particles that cause gravity or even intelligence and creativity, the destruction of material nature to get energy - all are consequences of this academic difference of opinion.

Right away, we see that philosophy and theology have dramatically influenced science, which does not come solely from experimentation at all, as scientists would have us believe.

Dr. Norberto Keppe's Analytical Trilogy is a more advanced science because it accepts the important discoveries and truths from philosophy and theology in its scientific postulates. Dr. Keppe was telling a group of us recently that Analytical Trilogy is a science that accepts and integrates what's true from all fields. And this is possible because of two things: Keppe's establishing of a true metaphysics on which to base an analysis of anything, and Keppe's clarification of what's going on in the human psyche, which causes us to misinterpret reality and put many inverted ideas into our theories.

This is no small thing, and difficult to explain in entirety, so I encourage you to read Keppe's work to get a fuller view. Our portal at trilogia.ws will lead you in some interesting directions, and of course, I'm always available to steer you in the right direction at rich@richjonesvoice.com.

On our last program, we showed how Freud and Darwin made crucial errors that have led society and science in the wrong direction totally. Today, I continue my fascinating discussion with Cesar Soós ... part 2 of Fathers of the Lie.

Click here to listen to this episode.

1 comments:

jaqtc said...

When listening to people and trying to hear what it is they have to say, becomes difficult when all I hear are negavtive comments about anyone. Do not tell me what they did wrong, tell me what may work better, with reference to what has been done.
Remembering that one is only working with the knowledge one has at any given time... would be a benefit to those who would criticize the thinkers of the past.
This, perhaps, would lead one to thank those brave enough to voice those opinions, in order that the current "thinkers" could have a "jumping off" point to a new view.