Have we a curiosity deficit?


9 May 2016


Curiosity is finding historical knowledge
and realizing its importance today.

 Heraclitus. The Weeping Philosopher. Courtesy of Google free to use images.

The Weeping Philosopher.
Courtesy of Google free to use images.

Heraclitus’s excruciating dilemma, and sorrow, appears to have been that in the  language we use, he had found what was to him the Holy Grail. Would imagine that with his interest in language it provided him with insights of a new unity of human consciousness that could be available.
What was not available to Heraclitus was a world-wide audience, but presumably only an
élite section of the populace who could read at whatever level, thus limiting the human trait of “curiosity” to explore his philosophy. That exploration would eventually have concluded there were no dichotomies.
It was not the “unity of opposites” (to quote Heraclitus) that prescribed the Holy Grail but the “unity of primary terms”. Primary terms that had the potential to transform individual reality into a new form of consciousness thought, whose prescription was for the natural welfare of human consciousness.
His “Holy Grail” today would have the reciprocal effect of one using the binary principles
to search for some form of cognition, and apply the extending principle recognized to confirm the theory. This effect will translate to any language using the same terms, and in any educational environment can be productive.
The irrevocable elements of Space – Time – Energy – Matter are the foundation elements of everything that exists in the natural world.
Everything should be measured by the existing principal term, then we can deal with that level of certainty. Think historically of how little Archimedes et al had to deal with. Think of how far that measure of certainty has brought us, and how we depend on it.

Stephen Jay Gould Courtesy of Google "free to use images".

Stephen Jay Gould
Courtesy of Google “free to use images”.

I strongly reject any conceptual scheme that places our options on a line, and holds that the only alternative to a pair of extreme positions lies somewhere between them. More fruitful perspectives often require that we step off the line to a site outside the dichotomy.’ Stephen Jay Gould. ( Paleontologist. Evolutionary biologist.Historian of Science.)


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About Bridie.

Born in Govan Glasgow 1927. Those were the days.
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