Lessons on Causality

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Re: Lessons on Causality

Postby Magnus Anderson » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:17 am

He's not wrong. He's just an annoying nitpicker. Instead of trying to understand the gist of the post he obsesses over irrelevant details. He's a Grammar Nazi. He keeps repeating that "the devil is in the details" ignoring that the devil is also in the big picture.

But he is wrong when he says that randomness is ignorance. And so are you.
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Re: Lessons on Causality

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:34 am

When the human mind, or any intelligent organism, encounters enormous complexity, as is the nature of existence, then the brain must limit its sense-data according to its methods of cognition, to reduce (infinite) data down to knowable forms. This is how all nervous systems work, the function of sensory organs and brains. Ignorance is the result of these cognitive limitations. It is a natural reaction, a reflex, a compulsion.

A human mind cannot "know everything", and so must limit data input. The thing is, humans generally, are not aware of their own ignorance and perceptual blind spots. Similar to how everybody has blind-spots in their vision range, or how the human brain cognizes two visual images (one from each eye) into one model, of Consciousness.

People don't examine themselves, their knowledge, their own consciousness. Thus self-consciousness is rare, in humanity, in life, and is symbolic of higher intelligences.
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Re: Lessons on Causality

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:44 am

In fact, owing to Causality, humanity now has a long history of records and discoveries, culminating into a collective knowledge. Intelligent individuals of the past, scientists and revolutionaries, all contributed to that collective knowledge by adding relevant observations and lessons about causality. This causes that. And that causes something else. Because much of that knowledge is tried, tested, and true, humans today don't need to relearn everything. Instead they trust the pile of knowledge, Dogma. They accept the general theses and theories. In turn, human knowledge has become specialized. So instead of discovering general causes of existence, contemporary intellectuals now focus on very small, minute causes, nano-technologies and micro-biology. Yet in the larger sense, there is aeronautics, astronomy, rocket science, and many new forms of physics.

I would label 'Science' as this collection of causality, of stored knowledge, all pooled together.

Science is the Study of Causality.
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Re: Lessons on Causality

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:47 am

Humanity is unique with causality, symbolic of a highly evolved intellect, compared to all other (lesser) animals and organisms on earth. While it's true that animals do have basic cognitive functions, with limited means of learning, and therefore understanding causes.... their minds are rather unsophisticated. Furthermore, lesser animals do not have the benefit of language, literacy, and thus lack expanded memorization. Humans can catalogue information, data, and knowledge, collecting it over time. Hence this is the basis for human knowledge in general, a collection that expands centuries and millenniums. The 'old' wisdom is preserved, passed on to today's Philosophers and Free Thinkers.

Compare an idea of Causality between a human to an animal. If an animal correctly intuited why and how an action occurs, predicting it, then they would memorize it to the best of their ability. Hunters and predatory animals predict the movements and directions of their prey, for example. Thus the higher intellect, the better the predictions. These cognitive abilities lead to survival and thriving. But the memories of an animal cannot be directly passed from parent to offspring, except genetically. Thus animals mostly rely on instincts, and what limited information can be passed genetically. Rather than textually, linguistically, a larger volume of (all human) knowledge can be immediately passed from human parent to child.

This gives humans exponential advantage over base animals. And higher intelligent humans, exponential advantage over lower intelligent humans.


All of this correlates directly to Causality by understanding of any and every (scientific) subject, or general topic. The causes of some function were discovered, tracked, and 'known' hundreds of years ago. Thus humans today don't need to "keep reinventing the wheel" with every new generation.
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