Yoga of Thinking

"Red Scarf" interview
Recorded January 13, 1983


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44-1* 3-05 Theory is way of communicating without language. Provides a procedure - makes a diagram - for understanding relationships. Relationships involve "space" in a fundamental way. Allows for the other aspects. Theory
Space
Relationships
The theory surprises me…
44-2 3-27 For experimental purposes, science assumes that things are objective. But this automatically excludes life. Life interferes with the Laws by using them to accomplish it's purpose. All life is based on this possibility - the Turn Science
Laws
Objectivity
Experimental process
The Turn
Science began with a way to formulate things
44-3* 4-55 Analysis gets in the way of understanding. It's not the final word. Theory emphasizes wholeness, while science does not. Central issue of process is to get to a goal, which is accomplished via stages. Analysis
Purpose
Process
Life
I think most of our trouble comes because we've gotten away from something that's perfectly natural.
44-4 3-58 The universe is for self-knowing. It can't know itself without a means. Each kingdom exists to develop the principles they represent. Atoms, molecules, plants, animals. Process of nature makes final step in man with our infinite goals. Kingdoms
Universe
Human evolution
When I tried to study process I got my major inspiration from nature.
44-5* 1-38 Defining a purpose. Purpose is self-renewing, which is the essence of life. Never achieves its goal. Purpose One difficulty that might come up with the theory…
44-6* 4-10 Belief in higher power is universal, but for modern man the thing that is greater than ourselves is Science. Science must not become dogma. Bacon - science should deal with secondary causes. But science is going beyond this to primary causes. We look to science for spiritual answers that it cannot provide. Belief
Science
Religion
Primary causes
One of the major characteristics of human beings is the belief in something greater than themselves.
44-7* 6-07 Theory allows science to contribute to spiritual teachings. Myths tell us truths but we can't translate them into modern terms. Virgin birth - symbol of first cause. Evolution must come from within. Life - and spiritual evolution - begin at the Turn. Photon is essentially a spiritual element. Theory can help understand spirituality and can get science closer to the truth. Science/Spirituality
Myth
Virgin Birth
The Turn
Photon
Lawrence LeShan and others have pointed out the similarities between mystics and modern science.
44-8 0-55 Scientific laws are not matter. Opposite matter is need. Opposite to law is curiosity. Uncertainty principle. Science
Aspects
Opposites
Uncertainty principle
There are other than physical aspects of totality.
45-2 2-58 Biology books always exclude the important questions: What is Life? What are we here for? Purpose of life is that which makes it want to evolve. Non-objectivity is part of the Theory. Important questions
Objectivity
Russian scientists always have an incantation to Marxist dialectic…
45-3 2-44 Helicopter instability required the introduction of stabilizer bar, which takes orients itself to the remote stars - the artificial horizon. North pole once worshiped as the throne of god - your ultimate reference. Helicopter
Instability
Orientation
God
In my work with helicopter models…
45-4* 5-49 Theory is an interpretation of science. Reading the message of science. Forces and space/time for example are more understandable in human terms than in scientific terms. Purpose in cosmology. Principle of identity of atoms and immune system. Interpreting science
Bacon
Forces
Space/Time
I think it's only fair to say the Theory is not exactly a scientific theory...


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