However improbable, we’d all like to believe that we can solve our problems. Live in a World of Peace and Love. Create a sustainable relationship with our Mother Earth. What we don’t seem to agree on is what that World would look like, and how to get there.
Rethinking proposes a way to move beyond this impasse. Premised on the idea that how we understand ourselves and the World, guides our relationships with One Another and our Planet. Informs our ethics and morality.
Science offers a descriptive reality based on evidence. Not originating from an individual’s or a group’s philosophical or theological tradition. Not influenced by the interests of some political imaginary. Not legitimized by a coercive authority. Rethinking suggests we consider what that evidence-based knowledge, alongside other areas of expertise and scholarship, has to say about us.
In Part One, Rethinking looks at the major obstacle preventing Science from helping us in this way — namely, the exclusion of Consciousness from the Material World. An assumption slowly being brought into question by scientists themselves, as carefully reasoned alternatives are being offered.
In Part Two, Rethinking touches on some of the more recent and generally agreed upon understandings that Science has reached. Particularly, regarding efforts to answer questions such as, What are we made of? Where did we come from? What are the successful pathways that enabled this?
Part Three outlines a Science-based solution. One that resonates deeply with the Worldview of many indigenous peoples. And harmonizes, rather than conflicts, with a major tenet of most Religions and Spiritual traditions — the centrality of Love. Concluding a note on the importance of Democracy.
Part Four draws these lines together. And offers a Plan of Action.