This could develop into something very interesting

In the lab of Jeremy  England,  Harvard,  since 2014, research is going on that could result in a new theory of evolution and of how ‘life’ started.

If you let sun shine on a clump of atoms they will organize in line  with their ability to absorb and dispatch energy….  This is a   crude way of describing the hypothesis being tested.

If confirmed, the consequences are that we finally get a definition of ‘life’ that could  not be resisted by anybody and Darwin’s Evolution will be a special case of the new story. Darwin’s Evolution sees natural selection work on variation in a population and Jeremy has ideas about how this variation was created in the first place; same concept powers the whole evolutionary happening.

The borders between in- and animate life will get blurred. We are all made of the same building stones,  you,  me and the rocks. But some combinations are more efficient energy dispersers and they march on and increase entropy faster.  Homo Sapiens is obviously at the fore front of this happening.

Of course,   life in the human domain will hardly be affected at all….  most Homo Sapiens will continue to act as if she is something important in Universe, unaware and unaffected by what is really going on in objective reality.  As before, however, out of all bright ideas  only those with close coherence with the quantum wave dictum will prosper.  Others,  like Trump as a powerful decision maker or Jesus as a still more powerful opinion creator or Rome as an eternal power or 1000s more ideas and achievements in the human domain will just be like a meteor in the night sky.

And the humans can stop blaming each other for destroying their own environment. Why? Because they were made for that and nothing else.   Entropy to the very end.

But while doing ….  we’ll have a lot of fun.

 

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MAN PROPOSES …..GOD DISPOSES

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—– Man proposes God disposes
(The following is an addition to my blog: Homo Sapiens (HS) Dec 6)
The proverb, above, is an excellent title for an essay on the HS situation. It notes that man has all sorts of ideas about what is happening and what he wants to happen, but that, ultimately, other forces decide. It does not matter if the HS is an Atheist or Christian, Buddhist or materialist …… Lästadian or Muslim. The author of the proverb did not know how right she was.
We only need to agree on the definition of the word: God.
Examples:
God = GOD OF CHRISTIANITY
The proverb was created in a religion think tank; For most Swedes of my generation no further elaborations are needed. But with improved levels of knowledge about what the Universe / Totality is, God loses its `sting` as HS takes over more and more of the chores. Long ago we sacrificed goats on the altar of God for the harvest to be plentiful. With HS’s increasing knowledge of objective reality the supernatural image of God is forced to give way to more reasonable explanations of the universe and how everything works. The belief /superstition bath, in which still many HS dwell is becoming colder.
God = BUDDHA
Buddhism is an attempt to place the totality inside the human being. Consciousness is the only reality, and the rest is an illusion. The proverb is probably not of interest for Buddhists?
God = HS ALGORITHM
AI and biotechnological conquests are taking over more and more of what was once exclusive God’s space. HS is already well on her way by establishing increasingly `God-liknande` skills. Few HS choose today to try to cure an appendicitis infection with prayers to any god; they have more confidence in the surgeon’s scalpel. The ability to diagnose diseases are improving every day with the help of huge AI systems. Soon, HS will prevent vehicle collisions, when all vehicles are registered in an AI system that can act when the risks increase. HS will be able to abolish the death and introduce eternal life of biological organisms. It is only a matter of time.
Within in a century or two AI systems are predicted to be generally more intelligent than HS and therefore she will likely be relegated to a secondary role on Earth and in the cosmos; if she even exists. Probably the Neanderthals faded away in a similar way due to HS more intelligent approach?
We already know (with high probability) that a human organism is a biochemical algorithm ruling a collection of particles in a way that can be explained in detail by the laws of physics, especially quantum physics. Everything else that exists in the Universe fall under the same explanation. Consider, for example, that everything in the universe is made up of the same three building blocks: protons, neutrons and electrons.
HS has her own domain bounded by her senses and information processing capacity.
Man is a unique composition of building blocks; many believe that man is the ultimate culmination of everything that can be created. S(he) has carved out a dominant position for herself and even managed to temporarily neutralize some of the forces of nature.
Her belief in supremacy has led to death and destruction to other organisms and entire species and destruction of their habitat: the extinction of other species, the destruction of nature incl. atmosphere and oceans to the point where HS own domain is threatened. This is a fact that questions if HS intelligence really is so superior.
HS worry about the day when general intelligence will be Si and not as now
C-based; specifically HS declared impossible that a computer could be conscious, have feelings. Few people are aware of and / or accept that she is controlled by an algorithm and act accordingly; she refuses to recognize that the human domain is a very narrow part of the universe that is defined by what HS can perceive and understand; and that it’s not a big part of the total.
Even large and powerful organizations act as if man had extensive powers and authority.
Example:
The so-called human rights (HR), who have their own annual celebration , is a typical manifestation of man’s faith in himself. The declaration is formulated as if there is only Homo sapiens in the Universe; man’s responsibility towards their environment incl. any other animal, is not even mentioned. Is not, after she has walked the earth in 100tusentals years, the fact that not all HS are covered by these so-called Human Rights, proof enough of the idea’s built-in contradiction? If it had been an innate human right, the UN would not have had to decide about it!
Declaration of HR was done before (1948) the modern algorithm-based explanation of man was widely known and accepted. The consequences are that HR, now, is clearly in opposition to the scientific definition of life, it exists only as inter-subjective reality in the HS domain. Because HR can not be available to all HS the movement / religionen` has little authority and should be renamed: the rights of a fortunate part of humanity. Better would be to redirect the activists energy to: man’s responsibility to its surrounding and himself.
We do not know much about how the HS algorithm is constructed but can observe that there are major differences between the organisms. Our knowledge of the universe and HS algorithm increases rapidly. We have not yet seen the final definition of `God`.
It would be needed a very different political, economic and management – systems on earth for an adaptation of the systems in the HS domain to algorithm-reality … .. and they can not even be discerned on the horizon? The outlook for the future of the HS is not very hopeful!
This does not mean that we who are living at the beginning of the 21st century should despair.
Example:
Accepting the HS algorithm could mean that disagreements and even wars, based on different religious interests be reduced.
Individual HS, who understand what it is could help the algorithm to give her a meaningful life through their information intake ..
And … .. one can not exclude at quantum physics have misunderstood ………The algorithm approach may be wrong…..
And here come those guys pretending that they KNOW that Earth and everything was CREATED less than 10 K years ago by a God with very humanlike properties… give me a break…..

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THE HOMO SAPIENS ALGORITHM AND CORRUPTION

Presently it is high scientific fashion to define ‘life’ as an Algorithm (A).

I haven’t yet seen any attempts to write out the A in  commonly used symbolic language; sciences do not know enough about how the brain works, is the excuse.

But Homo Sapiens (HS) Algorithm works in ways that  can be observed in a limited way i. e. limited by  her senses and  in  the Human Domain (HD). (This is  relevant  at least for those of us who assign a high Bayesian probability to the  believe that LIFE is ‘ …. a material system….’; Dyson’s LIFE definition (2006) gives  an enlightening view on the material algorithmic  theory, though)

We understand that there are big differences between As (or Organisms)  but we can not describe how and why. Only observations like stupid. clever, (dis) honest, fast, slow and many more are available and  limited to how A is functioning in the HD but tell nothing about the exact working of the A in the broader realm where life is described by laws of physics, especially quantum physics.

It is helpful to distinguish between activities of HS that exist in the ‘HD’  and those  wider workings of A that HS can not register with her senses. HS has often choices for her decisions and acting in the HD but A is active in a much wider domain and is also formulating the   choices in the HD which means that all these projects of HS are not a consequence of her so called free will. Those projects are also typically very short lived in the Universe perspective;  coming and going in kind of evolutionary fashion on a single HS  as well as Group level.

The HD can be seen as  kind of  ‘surface improvement’; sometimes very beautiful e.g. love and altruism and sometimes very ugly e.g. wars and despotism. But the surface lacquer  is very thin and comes off easily.

It is assumed that A is processing Information/Energy in a broad definition. It is also assumed that the A is closely Evolution – adapted; probably  the main structure of A’s working is causing the evolution(s) to happen? .

When we, say ‘greedy’ we may just observe the A working on her own survival (or the extension thereof for the  ‘higher level survival’ activities of those who do not have to fight hard for day to day survival). Note that greed is a human expression existing in the HD but hardly in the wider domain where the total functionality of the A is acting.

If  the above is correct, all fighting against corruption is doomed to be futile in the long run; it is just one of those projects of HS  in the HD that have a very temporary existence. Corruption can be temporarily made locally inactive by HS rulings. One such is the introduction of institutional transparency where all actions and decisions are open and available to scrutiny by  HS’s watchdogs. To be `exposed` to public scrutiny seems to be one reason why a  person will (temporarily) cease her corrupt practices; at least until a new more hidden way is found. Ultimately. however, on the time scale a snap wider than  HS’s domain, the workings of A will prevail, which means self-interest …. First!

Corruption will probably stay as long as HS exists?

The Homo Sapiens Algorithm and Corruption — 3rd try

Presently it is high scientific fashion to define ‘life’ as an Algorithm (A).

I haven’t yet seen any attempts to write out the A in  commonly used symbolic language; sciences do not know enough about how the brain works, is the excuse.

But Homo Sapiens (HS) Algorithm works in ways that  can be observed in a limited way i. e. limited by  her senses and  in  the Human Domain (HD). (This is  relevant  at least for those of us who assign a high Bayesian probability to the  believe that LIFE is ‘ …. a material system….’; Dyson’s LIFE definition (2006) gives  an enlightening view on the material algorithmic  theory, though)

We understand that there are big differences between As (or Organisms)  but we can not describe how and why. Only observations like stupid. clever, (dis) honest, fast, slow and many more are available and  limited to how A is functioning in the HD but tell nothing about the exact working of the A in the broader realm where life is described by laws of physics, especially quantum physics.

It is helpful to distinguish between activities of HS that exist in the ‘HD’  and those  wider workings of A that HS can not register with her senses. HS has often choices for her decisions and acting in the HD but A is active in a much wider domain and is also formulating the   choices in the HD which means that all these projects of HS are not a consequence of her so called free will. Those projects are also typically very short lived in the Universe perspective;  coming and going in kind of evolutionary fashion on a single HS  as well as Group level.

The HD can be seen as  kind of  ‘surface improvement’; sometimes very beautiful e.g. love and altruism and sometimes very ugly e.g. wars and despotism. But the surface lacquer  is very thin and comes off easily.

It is assumed that A is processing Information/Energy in a broad definition. It is also assumed that the A is closely Evolution – adapted; probably  the main structure of A’s working is causing the evolution(s) to happen? .

When we, say ‘greedy’ we may just observe the A working on her own survival (or the extension thereof for the  ‘higher level survival’ activities of those who do not have to fight hard for day to day survival). Note that greed is a human expression existing in the HD but hardly in the wider domain where the total functionality of the A is acting.

If  the above is correct, all fighting against corruption is doomed to be futile in the long run; it is just one of those projects of HS  in the HD that have a very temporary existence. Corruption can be temporarily made locally inactive by HS rulings. One such is the introduction of institutional transparency where all actions and decisions are open and available to scrutiny by  HS’s watchdogs. To be `exposed` to public scrutiny seems to be one reason why a  person will (temporarily) cease her corrupt practices; at least until a new more hidden way is found. Ultimately. however, on the time scale a snap wider than  HS’s domain, the workings of A will prevail, which means self-interest …. First!

Corruption will probably stay as long as HS exists?

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MÄNNISKAN SPÅR — GUD RÅR

(Nedanstående är en komplettering till min blog: Homo Sapiens (HS) Dec 6)

Ordspråket, ovan, är en utmärkt rubrik för en uppsats om HS situation. Den konstaterar att människan har allehanda idéer om vad som händer och vad hen vill ska hända, men att, i slutändan, helt andra krafter beslutar slutgiltigt. Det spelar ingen roll om en HS är ateist eller kristen, buddist eller materialist…… lästadian eller muslim. Författaren visste inte hur rätt hen har.

Vi behöver bara   enas om definitionen av ordet: Gud.

Exempe!

Gud = KRISTENDOMENS GUD

Ordspråket gjordes väl ursprungligen i någon religions tankesmedja; för de flesta svenskar i min generation behövs inga ytterligare utläggningar. Men med förbättrade kunskapsnivåer om vad Universum/Totaliteten verkligen är förlorar Gud sitt `sting` allteftersom HS tar över mer och mer av sysslorna. Det var längesen vi offrade getter på Guds altare för att skörden skulle bli riklig.   Med ökande kunskap hos HS tvingas den övernaturliga Gudsbilden   vika för mer rimliga förklaringar av Universum och hur allting fungerar. Vidskepelsebadet, som fortfarande mängder av HS lögar sig i, blir allt kallare.

Gud = BUDDHA

Buddhismen är väl ett försök att placera Totaliteten inom människan.   Medvetandet är den enda realiteten och resten är en illusion.   Ordspråket finns nog inte hos buddhisterna?

Gud = HS ALGORITM

AI och bioteknologiska erövringar tar över allt mer av vad `Gud` en gång hade ensamrätt på. HS är redan en bra bit på väg att etablera sig med alltmer `Guda-liknande` färdigheter. Få HS väljer i dag att försöka bota en blindtarmsinfektion med böner till någon gud; man har mer tillförsikt till kirurgens skalpell. Möjligheten att diagnosticera sjukdomar förbättras varje dag med hjälp av enorma AI system. Snart kommer HS att kunna omöjliggöra fordonskollisioner d v s när alla fordonen finns registrerade i ett AI system som kan handla när riskerna ökar. HS kommer att kunna avskaffa döden, introducera evigt liv för biologiska organismer. Det är bara en tidsfråga.

Redan inom ett sekel eller två förutses AI-system att vara generellt   intelligentare än människan och därmed kommer hon sannolikt att bli relegerad till en underordnad roll på jorden och i världsaltet; om hon ens finns kvar. Antagligen försvann bl a Neandethalarna på liknande sätt.

Redan nu vet vi (med stor sannolikhet) att en mänsklig organism är en biokemisk algoritm som styr och ställer med en samling partiklar, och kan förklaras i detalj av fysikens lagar, speciellt kvantfysikens. Allt annat som existerar i Universum faller under samma förklaring . Betänk t ex att ALLT i universum är gjort av samma tre byggstenar: protoner, neutroner och elektroner.

HS har en egen domän som begränsas av hennes sinnens registreringsförmåga och informationsbearbetningskapacitet

Människan är en unik sammansättning av byggstenarna; många tror att människan är den slutliga höjdpunkten   av allt som kan skapas. Hon har karvat ut en dominerande ställning för sig själv och t o m lyckats neutralisera vissa av naturkrafterna.

Hennes tro på sin överhöghet har lett till död och förintelse för andra organismer och hela arter och förstörelse deras habitat: utrotningen av andra arter, förstörelsen av natur inkl. atmosfären och oceanerna till den grad att HS egen domän är hotad.   Detta är ett faktum som ifrågasätter vad HS intelligens är så `överlägsen` .

HS oroar sig för dagen när generell intelligens kommer att vara Si- och inte som nu

C-baserad; speciellt omöjligförklarat: att en dator skulle kunna vara `medveten`, ha känslor.   Få människor känner till och/eller accepterar att hon styrs av en algoritm och agerar därefter;   hen vägrar att inse att den mänskliga domänen är en ytterst begränsa del av universum som är definierad av vad HS kan uppfatta och förstå; och det är inte mycket av det totala.

T o m stora och mäktiga organisationer agerar som om människan hade omfattande krafter och auktoritet.

Exempel:

De s k mänskliga rättigheterna (MR), som har egna årlig `helgdagar`, är en typisk yttring av människans tro på sig själv. Deklarationen är formulerad som om det bara finns Homo Sapiens i Universum; människans ansvar mot sin omgivning inkl. alla andra djur, nämns överhuvudtaget inte. Är inte, efter att hon har vandrat på jorden i 100tusentals år, det faktum att inte alla HS omfattas av dessa s k Mänskliga Rättigheter,   bevis nog för MR-idéns inbyggda motsägelse? Om det hade varit en medfödd mänsklig rättighet skulle FN inte ha behövt `besluta` om den!

Deklarationen av MR gjordes innan (1948) den moderna algoritm -baserade förklaringen av   människan var allmänt känd och accepterad. Konsekvenserna är att MR, numera, är klart i opposition till den vetenskapliga definitionen av liv.   MR är ett påhitt av HS; det existerar bara som intersubjektiv realitet i HS domän. Eftersom MR inte kan omfattas av ALLA HS har `rörelsen/religionen` föga auktoritet och borde döpas om till RÄTTIGHETER FÖR EN LYCKLIGT LOTTAD DEL AV MÄNSKLIGHETEN.   Bättre vore en omdirigering av aktivisternas energi till: MÄNNISKANS ANSVAR MOT SIN OMGIVNING OCH SIG SJÄLV.

Vi vet inte mycket om hur HS- algoritmen är konstruerad men kan observera att det finns stora skillnader mellan organismerna.   Våra kunskaper om Universum och HS algoritm ökar snabbt. Vi har nog inte än sett den sista definitionen av `Gud`.

Det i skulle behövas helt andra politiska, ekonomiska och management – system på jorden för en anpassningen av systemen i HS domän till algoritm-realiteten….. och dom kan inte ens anas på horisonten?   Utsikterna för HS framtid är inte särskilt hoppingivande!

Detta innebär ingalunda att vi som lever i början av det 21:a århundradet bör förtvivla.

Exempel:

Ett accepterande av HS-algoritmen kunde medföra att oenighet och t o m krig, baserade på olika religiösa intressen reduceras.

Enskilda HS, som förstår hur det ligger till kan `hjälpa` algoritmen att ge hen ett meningsfullt liv genom sitt informationsintag..

Och ….. man kan inte utesluta at kvantfysiken har missförstått………algoritmen kan kanske editeras……

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TO EXCITE APETITE FOR TWO IMPORTANT BOOKS

 

HOMO SAPIENS (HS)

From different view – points

 

  1. FOGGY…..LIMITED SIGHT

Christian fundamentalism   suggests that HS was created   recently (< 10 K years ago) and that she is the pinnacle of the Creation. God, as the Creator, exists in the background, somewhere, and exercises full control and decision rights over HS.   There are also Christian groups that do not share the Bible’s creation story by the letter, but a supernatural God is a very influential part of their daily existence.   Christians always have explanations to why God is letting things happen which are obviously totally against his principles of goodness e.g. when a very good person suffers immensely.

An honest   Bayesian look into these stories about HS can not produce a high probability of being   correct. I leave it to   pastors and priests to continue to peddle these stories and will not spill more  words on them here.

  1. A   SOMEWHAT   BETTER   VISIBILITY

HS and the chimps have a common heritage but parted ways about 7 M years ago. Natural Selection evolved them into very different creatures.

About 70 K years ago a mutation set HS on a very fast and unique path of evolution. Soon she had taken command of much of life on Earth and we could find her in almost every corner thereof. HS even neutralized parts of the biological Evolution. HS intelligence and ability to cooperate in big numbers, with the help of an efficient language, is the probable cause of her dominance.

HS organization got ever more efficient and now we have houses and cities, roads and air traffic , countries and governments and religions as prominent proof of her ability. Internet not to forget.

Earlier HS lost much of her freedom to shamans, village-bosses, Gods and religions,   kings and governments and capital owners. Less than 400 years ago the blood of Swedish farmers were wasted in wars on the European continent. Why? Ask the Swedish Kings. It was not in the interest of the Swedish farmers, that’s for sure.   Even the Christian Bishops have part-responsibility for the bad luck of the slaughtered HS.

The common HS had not much value apart as producer of food stuff and as a soldier.

But the increasing numbers of HS requested more food and more soldiers were also needed for the frequent wars and thesedevelopments contributed to increase the personal value of HS. HS regained her value, little by little.

Governments started to realize the value of HS as producer of food and as soldiers. This lead to improvements in hygiene, medical research and medicines and fight against the frequent epidemics;   also food got better. The Liberalism entered the picture.

Governments detected that HS with motivation through self-appreciation and more freedom was more efficient in production and as soldier. President Woodrof Wilson in USA was the one who said that the role of women in the 1st world war was crucial for the victory and was fighting for betterment of their terms and status in society.

Thus, HS was increasingly told about her value and Free Will and even today many (most?) HS believe that she has a Free Will. This makes it easier to influence HS w/o her noticing it.

( Sciences have searched very carefully for the ‘soul’ and an ‘I’ but came up empty handed i.e they did not find any entity that could exercise a Free Will! Free Will is obviously an illusion) However, it is important that HS, at the poll station, believes that she has a Free Will. This is one kind of manipulation contained even in the so called democratic system and may be one reason why this belief is ‘tolerated’.

Liberalism gave rights to vote for almost everyone and soon a glorious period of co-governing dawned on HS equipped with freedom and self-esteem, in her quest for happiness.

UN gave HS   ‘human rights’ as a global phenomenon i.e. HS  tried to give  herself a valuable  gift.  Humanism grew to the dignity of religion.  One HS = one vote. Rich or poor.

Right now many a power broker asks himself if it was wise to give HS so much power.

Examples: Trump was elected against his Party’s will.

Duterte grabbed power to clean up in corrupt drug – infested Philippines.

In Sweden the right wing SD Party could establish itself and continues to grow in front of aghast traditional politicians.

In many other places similar power shifts are underway and traditional power structures can not avoid being scrutinized by representatives for the mass-movement.

BUT …… HS period of glory seems to be short; she is already replacing herself with AI. In many areas AI is outperforming HS; HS is loosing ground very fast.

Harari suggests that increasing numbers of HS will not be able to find jobs during the 21st century as she is loosing economic and military value. Simultaneously the advances in biotechnology coupled with enormous information-technology-systems will enable a top level (those who can afford)   to perform much better than the average HS. New social levels will occur within HS domain. HS replacing herself is a possibility. When the horse carriage was out-competed by the cars we did not improve the horses; we replaced them.

This is what the latest religion — Dataism — has to offer, according to Harari.

It is up to everyone to speculate in what the future will look like. Only one thing is clear….. It will not look like today.

The story above deals with things that HS can be aware of through her senses and information-processing capacity, which constitutes a very small part of Totality/Universe. We can only see electro-magnetic radiation between 400 -700 nanometer (visible light) , which is a very small part of the total spectrum. This is a good illustration of the general situation for HS.

  1. CLEAR SIGHT

HS is a collection of algorithms (A) that can be explained by quantum physics; she is functioning according to the laws of physics. If enough computing capacity was available we could calculate everything that was and will be. A are self learning. Entrophy is the time vector. A steadily requests new information; if lacking, HS experiences boredom (in her domain)   and looses interest.

The above is a super-compressed way of illustrating how one and the same phenomenon   can be described in different ways, depending on in which domain you are: in the realm of objective realism or in HS domain. This is not a problem, however, as long as the different ways are not opposing each other.

But the description according to 1. is opposing – internally as well as externally – and would pass an honest Bayesian scrutiny with very low probability.

(A quite different aspect: is it possible to find a HS who is totally free of bias and would be able to do an honest Bayesian evaluation? Maybe we have to wait for AI to produce such an evaluator?)

 

( These are some of my thoughts after reading the latest books of Sean Carroll and Yuval Harari. Please, note that Freeman Dyson’s definition of life , 2006, ( Life is a material system …..) is similar to Harari’s Dataism. I have promoted his definition frequently in blogs lately)

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APTITRETARE FÖR DEN SOM INTE HAR LÄST TVÅ VIKTIGA BÖCKER

 

HOMO SAPIENS (HS)

Från olika utsiktspunkter

 

  1. BEGRÄNSADE SIKTFÖRHÅLLANDEN

Kristen fundamentalism ser människan (och hela Universum) som en nylig Skapelse; den hände   för mindre än   en dekad se`n . Människan är höjdpunkten i Skapelsen. Men det finns en Gud i bakgrunden … någonstans…..som Skapare och som har kontrollen och bestämmanderätten över allting….. alltid.   Men det finns kristna falanger som inte tar Bibeln lika bokstavligt och t o m tror att Evolutionläran är korrekt; men med en Supernaturlig Gud, som är en del av HS dagliga liv.

En ärlig och kritisk granskning av dessa beskrivningar av HS, med hjälp av Bayes metod, ger en mycket låg sannolikhet för att den kristna synen på HS. De hör hemma i den (intra-) subjektiva, snarare än i den objektiva realismens domän och jag ser ingen anledning att spilla mer ord på dem. Det är jobbet för predikanter, präster m fl att försöka sälja tron på det övernaturliga.

2. LITE BÄTTRE SIKT

HS och schimpanserna har ett gemensamt ursprung men deras vägar skildes för ca. 7 miljoner år se`n enligt det Naturliga Urvalets principer i olika riktningar. För ca. 70 T år sen skedde en mutation i den organism som var moderna HS föregångare. Den ledde till   att HS blev en mycket dominant art i jämförelse med allt annat liv och så småningom hade HS besatt varje hörn av Jorden. Vi underkuvade eller tog befälet över de flesta andra arterna och upphävde även den biologiska Evolutionens härjningar, i vissa avseenden. Kanske var det HS intelligens och förmåga att samverka i stora antal på grund av språket   som lade grunden till hennes dominans.

HS organisation blev alltmer `ordnad` och nu har vi hus och städer och vägar och flyglinjer och nationer och regeringar och religioner mm som prominenta   strukturer. Internet inte att förglömma!

I tidigare   faser förlorade den enskilda HS mycket av sin frihet och självbestämmande till shamaner, by-råd, och Gudar och religioner. kungar, regeringar och kapitalägare.

För bara ca 400 år sen spilldes t ex svenska bönders blod på slagfält i Europa. Varför? Fråga våra Kungar, som bestämde om detta. Biskoparna har även en hel del att svara upp mot. De var i varje fall inte i böndernas intresse.

De enskilda HS hade inte mycket värde utanför sin roll som producent av föda och som soldat.

HS värde ökade emellertid i takt med att antalen ökade och därmed behovet av föda; dessutom behövde krigen allt fler soldater. På det sättet började HS att få tillbaka en del värde.

Regeringar fann det allt viktigare att allt fler HS var friska och starka och kunde producera: föda mm och soldatstuff. Detta ledde till förbättringar av livsförutsättningarna, bättre hygien, bekämpning av sjukdomar och farsoter, bättre föda. Liberalismen/Humanismen gjorde sitt intåg.

Så småningom upptäckte man att bönder och soldater med självkänsla och viss frihet producerade bättre än förtryckta d:o. President Wodrow Wilson, USA, lär vara den som upptäckte att kvinnornas roll i förandet av 1:sta världskriget var så viktig att han förordade att ge även dem ökat `värde`, rösträtt mm.

HS matades med ide`erna om hennes Fria Vilja och många (de flesta?) tror fortfarande att hen har Fri Vilja att bestämma för sig själv. Vetenskaperna har letat länge och noga men har kommit upp med tomma händer när det gäller något `jag` eller `själ` som skulle kunna ha en egen Fri Vilja. Vad som händer i HS värld bestäms av den processing av tillgänglig information som den enskilda HS räkneapparat kan bearbeta i beslutsögonblicket. Detta innebär bl a att det är relativt lätt att styra HS beslut utan att hon märker det.

Snart hade Liberalismen gett rösträtt till stora och snabbt ökande skaror, och HS började en glansperiod avseende frihet och självbestämmande inom ramen för s k demokratiska styrelseformer.

HS gav sig själv `mänskliga rättigheter` som en viktig global formalitet. FN, 1948. Humanismen växte till dignitet av religion. En HS = en röst.

Just nu frågar sig många makthavare om det var så klokt att ge massorna så stor makt och självkänsla?

Exempel:

Trump valdes till President i USA MOT SITT PARTIs vilja!

SD fattade fot och ökar fortfarande till de svenska traditionella makthavarnas fasa.

Duterte fick makt att röja i det korrupta drogträsket i Filippinerna och många makthavare från tidigare maktstrukturer ligger illa till.

I många andra hörn av jorden pågår liknande `maktförskjutninger` där traditionella, insuttna strukturer får finna sig i att bli granskade i sömmarna på grund av `massornas`vilja.

Men HS intelligens ser ut att bli hennes fall; hon är på väg att ersätta sig själv med AI. Inom många genrer är AI redan överlägsen och HS förlorar besittningar i rasande fart.

Harari föreslår att utvecklingen kan leda till att massor av HS kommer att förlora sitt ekonomiska och militära värde och att vi snart kommer att se stora skaror av HS som inte kan hitta jobb. Samtidigt möjliggör den bioteknologiska utvecklingen, kopplad med enorma informationsbehandlings system — för en liten klick HS i `toppen` — att prestera mycket bättre än massorna och helt nya sociala strukturer kommer att uppstå inom HS domäner. Det kan även gå så långt att HS avskaffar sig själv, helt. När bilismen gjorde sitt intåg försökte vi inte förbättra hästarna; dom avskaffades. Detta är vad den senaste religionen: Dataismen (enligt Harari) har att erbjuda HS.

Fältet är fritt för var och en att spekulera i hur HS värld kommer att se ut om några dekader eller kanske ett sekel? Men en sak är klar…..den kommer inte att se ut som idag.

Ovanstående sätt att se på HS och hennes värld bygger på vad hennes sinnen kan uppfatta och informationsbehandlingsförmåga möjliggör; men det omfattar en mycket liten del av Totaliteten/Universum. VI ser t ex bara vad som händer mellan 400 och 700 nanometer i det elektromagnetiska området, vilket är en försvinnande liten del därav; detta är en bra illustration av den totala situationen. Kom ihåg att allt i Universum är gjort av samma tre byggstenar: protoner, neutroner och elektroner.

Därför kan HS värld beskrivas även som under 3 nedan.

3.KLAR SIKT

HS är en samling bio-kemiska algoritmer (A) som beskrivs av kvantfysiken; hon   fungerar enligt fysikens lagar. Om tillräcklig räkne-kapacitet vore förhanden kunde allt som har och kommer att hända att kunna kalkyleras. A är självlärande . Entropin är dess tidsvektor. A fortsätter inte att kalkylera samma gamla information om och om igen. Ny input är ständigt tillgänglig. Brist på färsk input kallar HS, i sin domän: ` långtråkigt`, och tappar snabbt intresset.

Ovanstående är ett superkomprimerat sätt att visa hur samma företeelse kan beskrivas på olika sätt   beroende på i vilken domän man befinner sig:   i den objektiva realismens värld eller i HS domän, som  är en mycket liten del därav…… och mestadels (intra-)subjektiv.  Ovanstående tre sätt att beskriva samma företeelse är oproblematisk så länge som beskrivningarna  inte är motsägande. Men beskrivningen enligt 1 ovan är motsägande i mycket och kräver   övernaturliga förklaringar och får därför — i en ärlig granskning — en mycket låg Bayesisk   sannolikhet  att vara sann.

(Är en `ärlig` Bayesisk utvärdering överhuvudtaget möjlig? Det kräver väl en HS fri från alla slags förutfattade meningar. Var finns hon?  Kanske blir det nödvändigt att vänta tills AI har producerat utvärderaren där alla förutfattade meningar kan suddas?)

(Fritt efter Sean Carroll och Yuval Harari. Observera att Freeman Dysons definition av liv, 2006, stämmer väl överens med Hararis dataism: Life is a material system …. . Denna definition har synts i flera av min bloggar de senaste åren. )

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ON HUMAN THANKFULNESS

Some people feel ‘favored’ and/or ‘thankful’ for waking up to another day. From where are such feelings coming? Others just feel ‘lucky’.
Looking at human existence on a most basic level, she is just a small part of a hugh Entropy happening that constitutes the whole Universe/Nature. A human organism (HO) , as anything else in Universe is made of the same 3 basic parts: protons, neutrons an electrons! Galaxies, Stars, Planets, Ecosystems, Biological organisms, of which Homo Sapiens is remarkable in many ways are all made of the same stuff.
A HO, as a part of this Totality, has no – one to thank for anything; no debts to pay back. The organism is just a value of the core theory’s wave function in a certain point. Scientific Research has produced knowledge that gives this kind of description high credence.

The description can be made differently in the domain where a HO is aware of some of the things going on:
There the HO’s availability and processing of Information will decide the single HO’s awareness of itself and its environment. This could be very different from organism to organism as the ability to process the information available is different from HO to HO.
Some HO’s processing produces a ‘God’ who is behind it all and, not only, created everything but also has his hand in what is happening now. Such a ‘belief’ is defining the environment and life’s conditions for those HOs.
However, some HO’s processing result in the recognition that ‘everything’ is a ‘material system’.
While the latter can go on with their’ lives’, concentrating on ‘doing the best’ out of the situation, the God – believers accept the self-inflicted limitations set by the dogma and rulebook that goes with the belief- system.
The amount of Bayesian analysis and reasoning that can be used by different HOs is decided by their ability and willingness to process ‘new’ information and, thus, their view on ‘reality’ will differ increasingly
with time. Some spend the whole life in the realm of their ‘Sunday-school’ – indoctrination; others , with the help of Bayesian reasoning, arrive at a worldview with a very low credence for that alternative. Those are the ones who use the steadily increasing knowledge about Nature though scientific work.
The above is kind of explanation for why there are people believing e.g. in ‘life after death’?
The God believers tie it onto their own back to carry out the duty of thankfulness to that illusive God/something whose existence outside a human brain is very difficult to pinpoint, but is, with the help of religions and priests, a reality for, probably, most human brains. Their ‘reality’ seems increasingly exotic by those who give new knowledge a try.
Reading (listening to) the 2016 book: The Big Picture by Sean Carroll, a couple of times, helped me to formulate this opinion.

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