Friday, 18 January 2013

3. Principles and values for an ethical and happier science and technology.

While searching for a new energy model for a viable and sustainable humanity, and planetary life, the inspiring social and psychological principles and values are not unimportant. We are in search for really ETHICAL SOCIAL SCIENCE. 

So I take a list of such relevant values, for some blogs that I am a follower, that I find appropriate for a eally ethical scientific research.  

Here are 7 principles and  21 liberating values, that,  as it seems to me, help us proceed to the right direction from the point we are now in our present state of the earthly civilization.
In past states of humanity and in future  states of humanity (e.g. after 1 or 3 centuries), the best 21 values might be entirely different sometimes seemingly opposite!

 A concise in wording review-list of the 21 values is the next. 

V1: For the individual and the nature:

The principle of the right for a free and prosperous life

 1) No other individual or group has the right  to determine how the individual will think and feel about himself (herself) without his (her) consent, other than the individual itself.An individual human being , at a final deeper analysis, belongs neither to family, nor to community, nor to church, nor to state, nor to society. A human individual is not property. This does not mean that each individual must put an emphasis to his (her) self, above and in damage to others, the society, and the world. Individuals achieve the maximum of the mutual benefit and coordination of their intelligence, when they work for the benefit of the totality of humanity and the planet. (And even better for the benefit of the totality of congruent and of similar principles and values other civilizations in the galaxies).

2) The survival of the individual and the survival of planetary nature are in a win-win interplay. The civilization is to refrain from exercising violence and indirect destruction upon nature, instead is to conduct  eco-sustainable practices. Animal rights are respected and sentient animals are honoured. The adopted energy model is of CO2-clean, ubiquitous and cheap renewable energy. 

3) As human beings we have the right of  responsible freedom of self-determination and we seek to become truly self-confident and free to  be responsible as much as possible for  our self, without being coerced to accept some higher institutional authority, or allow private groups to disorient  degrade and jeopardise the quality and true values of private and public life. The  quest for freedom of will goes deeper and deeper. Individuals have basic bill of rights respected by other individuals, authorities and communities, that include the right of survival food, drink, cloths, shelter, health care, freedom of expression and basic education. 

The more the human individuals and society evolves, the less the usual power structures (even as above) are needed. The more the human consciousness evolves, the more the hierarchical power structures in the society, (either in enterprises, or public state services.) are realized and perceived as abuse to the human consciousness, and abandoned and substituted with other non-hierarchical interplay. Almost, as in the ideal republic of Kalipolis of the ancient Greek Plato. The more evolved individuals and society we become the more we shift from the pattern of win-lose (controlling)  or lose-win (being controlled) to the pattern of win-win (what mutually we seek), and lose-lose (what mutually we try to avoid).Win-lose (or pray-predator, or domination) modes, lead to waves of self-destruction. Win-win modes (or cooperation modes) lead to stable and permanent happiness.

V2:  For the sexual life  , and the  family:

The principle of sexual happiness

4) Sexual life is a significant part of human happiness, and is respected and encouraged in its private different forms, as long as in its turn respects community and social life. 

5) The choices of the details of sexual practice, and the modes of  couples life, like agreed monogamy, agreed polygamy etc are entirely the responsibility of the involved individuals and are not  forced by religions, society or other groupsThe erotic life is liberated from fear, feelings of guilt, humiliation, superstitions,  lies, pretence and deception.

6) Family is encouraged as long as there is parental and social possibility of decent survival. The children growing up is protected. 

V3:For the community experience and society:

The principle of ethical social life

7) The main ethical values in a community are spiritual freedom, economic freedom and moral freedom. Also truth,  trust, mutual support,  responsible participation, and a similar  experience of life of shared values

8) The basic principles of what democracy means, as a win-win interplay of the individual and the collective, are respected and the details of how it is conducted are re-decided according the size of the communities. 

V4: For human relations , love,  emotional life  and happiness:

The principle of love

9) The keys for a non-violent and happy life in intimate  relations are  truth, and respect of any explicit agreements for the time interval agreed,  plus love free from, lies, fear, humiliation, guilt,  pretence, hypocricy, and violence.

10) The diamond rule: 
--- Do not do upon others what you do not want they do upon you and they do not want to do upon them, after making sure that this does not damage the society as a whole.
--- Do upon others what they want to do upon them, and you want they do upon you, after making sure that this does not damage the society as a whole.

11)  Emotional life, is very important for most of the people, and cultivation of higher virtues like hope, faith, enthusiasm, loyalty, optimism, fairness , sympathy, kindness, cheerfulness, humour,  altruism  etc. is a primary orientation

V5: For economics, communication, creativity, and reputation:

The principle of creative human being

12) Each one receives according to its needs and constributes according to its abilities. Wealth must be acquired by the application of (scientific) power from humans to the nature and matter (progressive economics), not from humans to humans (regressive economics).
The more the truth, trust, fairness and responsibility are developed the less the use of money is necessary. Although society is evolving through cycles of  decrease of economic differences and centralization and  of  increase of economic differences and decentralization, the long term perspective is the decrease of the economic differences. Money was means of facilitated relative fairness, and now it has become means of crypto-piracy , power abuse,  manipulation of the democracy, and social mass destruction of values and quality of life through artificial financial Darwinism. The more evolved individuals and society we become, the more we shift from the pattern of win-lose (controlling)  or lose-win (being controlled) to the pattern of win-win (what mutually we seek), and lose-lose (what mutually we try to avoid).Win-lose (or pray-predator, or domination) modes, lead to waves of self-destruction. Win-win modes (or cooperation modes) lead to stable and permanent happiness.

13)  Creativity is to be respected and desired both in the life of the individual and in collective community  activities. Creativity is  one of the most significant expressions of our spirituality.Creativity may act as norm and discipline in daily life, may cure alienation and facilitates individuation.

14) The individual's creativity or collective creativity is parallel to  the natures creativity (growth of life, birth of children etc), and is the response of the human spirit to the nature's creativityCreativity may be regressive or progressive. Creativity, if progressive, it  is to be compatible with healing the nature, the society and the individual. 

15) Through creativity  there is the opportunity to seek for excellence, pioneering peak performance, and through communication find  esteem and reputation in the community and beyond.  Communication is both a right and a virtue. Individuals are to be treated with courtesy and respect by everyone else; If they are treated  discourteously or disrespectfully , it is a reflection on the others not on the individual as long as he (she) does not accept their treatment of him (her) as right.

V6:For intellectual life, education, arts, sciences and controlling our fate:

The principle of happy intellectual life

16) Basic education is a right that every body has from the moment of his birth. Through on going life-long  education we acquire  skills, practical expertise and information about the worldThrough on going life-long self-education we are uncovering our own talents, and are lead to self-improvement, and spiritual inspiration. With a living education we have  an opportunity for honouring the self,  and others, for loving, for better  relations, of  accessing the unlimited collective intelligence, for spiritual inspiration and for disciplined practice.

17) Through education, intellectual life becomes possible, and with it, scientific research and power. Thus we may control more and more our fate and become happier.  Scientific practice may be regressive or progressive.  If progressive, it  is to be compatible with healing the nature, the society and the individual. The quest  for knowing and controlling  physical reality leads to deeper and deeper levels of it. 
Scientific technology must be  

17.1) free from deception for other people, 
17.2)  free from the will to apply it for the good of few only, instead of all, 
17.3) free from any crypto-piracy to open democracy and its principles
17.4) free from any tyrannical dependence to any alien civilization.

V7:For spirituality and the cosmos:

The principle of a free will, eternally improving, spiritual human being

18) Ultimately human beings are , spiritual beings.   We may think of breathing as a metaphor for the spiritual interplay.Life would not be  worth living without self  inner analysis and perpetual  improvement. Inner-attention, inner-listening, cultivation of visions, meditation, or  praying, self-knowledge, cultivation of positive mental and emotional attitudes etc, are primary goals.Science seeks to produce effects with the horizontal causality within the material density-reality. But as spiritual human beings we  have also miraculous abilities of producing effects through vertical-causality (spiritual intention) among the different material densities-realities and levels of consiousness . To become balanced spiritual human beings we have to balance those two different ways of producing effects.

19) The paths to spirituality, religions and the search for the sacred and non-sacred are many. We value freedhom of religion. 

20) Attending the world with a more true knowledge is changing ourselves for the better. We value the research of the origins of humanity, civilization and different life-forms. The values of interplay between different communities and societies apply as well for different planetary civilizations of the galaxy. 

21) The critical and important decisions about the road that the individual and the civilizations is headed in economics, technology  power, and galactic affiliations, cannot be taken outside the individual, outside transparent social developments, and outside transparent democratic politics, in a secrete way, by private groups , enterprises and power secrete state-based groups, more powerful than the governments and democracy.

A timely sequence of the evolution process of creative changing or creating  the self based on the choice of new values, is as follows

The private space:

1) The Wandering:
Where we come from, why, our purpose and gathering our "tools".

2) Initiation:
Preparing our own path, each one different and hopefully centering.

3) Honoring:
Understanding the Source of our creation. Recognizing the sacred in oneself.

4) Stating Intention: Realizing and acknowledging ones true purpose to create Self.

5.1) Surrender : Letting go of control to allow vulnerability. To learn what is already known.

5.2) Embrace our own hidden-self :
Walking into the unknown parts of Self. Being and becoming the Void.

6) Lighting the Flame in the Heart: Connecting to Self and finding meaningful, honest, ritual.

The public space:

7) Transformation: Climbing the ladder of self-responsibility, to hold a vision of Being in One-ness, Being the vision that alters all perception.

8) Becoming Human: Empathy and compassion toward all. Being in truly responsible relationships.

9) Walking The Path: Integrating all of life's experiences. Being a teacher by Being.

10) Service: Discarding the illusion of separateness. Total approach to life in humility and joy.

11) Believing in , honoring, and service to the deeper Existence:
Giving value and practice to the Existence is the creation of Self.

The new self is created at four (4) levels   in our existence.

1) At first by introducing new life-long goals and intentions, and new global metaphors for the world.
2) Second by functioning with new thoughts, and feelings.
3) Third by conducting new activities.
4) And forth by resulting in to new possessions, or bodily habits, as responsible interaction at subtle and coarse material levels.

The passage from the one level to the next and the overall coordination is though the virtue of congruence.

Probably one of the most difficult parts in creating self, is when this self is part of the evolution of the collective consciousness  a whole civilization, in which case tuning to it, and being appreciated and honoured is the most difficult part. 

In a less developed stage of civilization, the individuals fulfill themselves by having.
In a little more development stage of civilization, the individuals fulfill themselves by doing.
In an more advanced development stage of civilization, the individuals fulfill themselves by thinking and feeling. 
In a even more advanced development stage of civilization, the individuals fulfill themselves by being.

The ego of a personality seems to be the agent that decides and separates what we consider as self and what we consider consciousness and non-self.

The levels, be, think, do, have, define correspondingly among different human beings, not only different levels selves, but also different level of egos
The lower type of ego is linked with what we have and what we have not  (usually private property) and the physical body.
The bit less lower type of ego, is linked with what we do , our actions and what we  do not do.
A higher type of ego, is linked with what we think and write or produce  in creative work, and what not.
And an even higher type of ego , is linked with what we consider spiritual self, life-long intention  and what not.