Note that the natural definition of Truth and reality that arises from a
evolutionarily-informed theory of biology psichology and sociology
(sociobiology) is very simple: True and existent is whatever that make
individuals and groups to be successful. Men and women "exist in reality"
as objects of perception because these objects and their behaviours have a
big importance for our survival, so we have specialized circuits for
perceiving and thinking about them. The more circuits for processing
something, the more true and "existent in reality" is.
My social capital psychology theory postulates that we have a way to
assess, in advance, how good the consequences of an idea are for us and for
our group. This instinctive evaluation determines if an idea is good and
therefore, if it is true(given the above). This evaluation of an idea
depend o its intrinsic explanatory power, but also in how this idea make
our group strong and coordinated in relation with others. This applies to
any kind of idea: scientific, religious or whatever.
Both factors, explanatory power and social capital potential may collide,
but by far the social capital component is the most important in human
life. We do not spent much time discussing about the spin of the electron,
because the explanatory power is easy to assess. But we make wars when
there is a collision of ideas with social capital implied like "all men are
equal under the law, the individual has the right to seek happiness for
himself" and "another world of equality and happiness is possible if we
remove the social obstacles for human development"
Good and Truth is the same in many phylosophical systems.
A group and its associated beliefs works as an insurance company. In
essence the rational risk analysis of a client before signing a contract
with an insurance company is similar to the evaluation of the beliefs of a
group although in this case it is unconscious and produces sentiments of
conversion, goodness and truthfulness.
2012/9/12 Alberto G. Corona <agocor...@gmail.com>
> There is no difference at all between religious mitifications and other
> mitifucatuons . See form, example the paper about Darwin that I posted.
> religion is a label that appears when the mith is old enough it has enough
> believers and the object of mitification is far away in time.
> People are reluctant to admit that they have unfounded beliefs. Specially
> if they have been educated in the belief that any belief is bad and into
> the belied that they have no beliefs. But to have a commong ground of
> beliefs is a prerequisite for individual and social life. I think that my
> theory of social capital, mytopoesis and belief and the assimilaion of good
> and truth is sound in evolutuionary terms, and provides a factual/operation
> definition of Truth in the world of the mind, which is the only world
> accesible to us.
> 2012/9/11 Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com>
>> On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM, Alberto G. Corona <agocor...@gmail.com>
>> > every statement about whatever, included "reality" is made with mental
>> > concepts . The definition of truth, reality , factual, religion,
>> depend on
>> > axioms or unproved statements. I presented a computational-evolutionary,
>> > falsable, exposition of what religion is: a part of a wider class of
>> > phenomenons of "reality construction" and I demonstrated IHMO that no
>> man is
>> > free from it.
>> Aspects of religious belief such as mythopoesis, do occur in other
>> facets of life, such as politics and even science. But what is unique
>> about religion is that its proponents make factual statements which
>> they proudly profess to believe in the absence of any supporting
>> evidence, while disallowing such reasoning for bizarre beliefs
>> different to their own without any apparent awareness of the
>> Stathis Papaioannou
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