Natural Order - Realities
The primary realities are objective and subjective.
Living in one and imagining in the other can result in innovation.
Living in both can be disastrous for humans relations and
even human existence. Problems with relationships based on objective reality can be identified and resolved. Relationships based on subjective reality are tenuous at best.
Objective reality is that which can be experienced
auditory, tactile, taste and olfactory sense organs. Objective reality
can be logically related and explicitly distinguished. In objective
reality we can agree on the properties of something and give it a name.
For example, an inanimate object is a writing or drawing implement or
instrument. In the English world, we agree to call it a
"pencil" if it deposits graphite or lead on the writing/drawing
surface, and distinguish it from another writing or drawing implement
or instrument by the name of "pen," because deposits a liquid on the
writing/drawing surface. We can further distinguish the pencil as wood
with various and colors or mechanical with various shapes, colors and
mechanisms. We can distinguish pens as fountain, ball or felt
tip. These are distinct from a painting instrument, called a
"brush." We similarly distinguish animate things into plants
and animals, and animals into primates and humans, and humans in to
male and female of various races, sizes, shapes and hair and eye color.
Objective reality can be abstracted and communicated with little loss
in accuracy if carefully done. If rushed, the accuracy of a complex
description can degrade with each translation by a different
human, because of perceptive biases based on patterns of
experience. Still we can agree that a brown cylindrical thing that
branches into green appendages is a tree, that A is A and not B,
and that one plus one is two.
The human brain is a pattern-matching engine. That is why it
can process so much objective reality so quickly. It is optimized for
visual processing. When vision is lost, tactile substitutes
are still described in visual terms, because their patterns are still
processed by the visual
That's why the brain can instantly distinguish distant faces and
emotions in poor lighting conditions, and equate a scene of multiple
objects with the need for a flight, fight or kill for food response.
That skill was essential to survival. It is also likely why
dark-skinned people are feared more than light-skinned people, because
in low light conditions there is insufficient contrast on a dark face
to distinguish emotion that would be obvious as a threatening
expression on a light-skinned person.
A set of pattern responses developers as a result of correlating a
sequence of patterns as cause and effect. This becomes the if-then-else
logical sequence process of the brain. Patterns that resulted in a good
effect are sought. Patterns that resulted in a bad effect are avoided.
A conflict arises when conflicting pattern responses compete as with
the good pattern response of eating a cookie and the bad pattern
response of being punished for doing so before dinner.
These pattern responses change only after repeated counter examples are
experienced. Children taught to fear crossing streets in traffic will
reinforce that pattern response with bad experiences or mitigate it
with good experiences. One can lead to phobia. The other can
lead to confidence.
Children taught to fear people of an appearance, language or behavior
different from them will become and remain bigots of one kind or
another until repeated experiences replace the childhood pattern with
an adult pattern that nullifies the bigotry. Once a parent is proven
wrong by experience, other parental dictates are questioned. The
disjoint beliefs may remain covert to avoid the unhappy pattern
response of argument, shunning, expulsion, disownership, stoning, etc.,
or the parent may be shown the counter examples, and made less fearful
by adding a new pattern to compete with a past personal (objective
The first pattern response of a female to a male is usually that of a
daughter to her father, and the second to her older brother. The
daughter then applies that incomplete set of pattern responses to male
associates and potential mates, validating, nullifying or altering that
pattern response, or adding new ones. The same is true of males and
their pattern responses to their mothers and older sisters. These early
male-female pattern response strongly bias new male-female pattern
responses. They can discourage or adversely affect a new personal
relationship, or fail
to discourage a detrimental or dangerous personal relationship.
To avoid such problems, one must recognize a pattern response for what
it is, and understand its origin, such as sex or sexuality. That done, one can distinguish a new pattern
from an old one, and respond appropriately, or alter their response to
the old pattern.
Subjective reality is that which is imagined. It
is unique to each individual. It cannot be shown to anyone. It can only
be implicitly described and inaccurately repeated.
Subjective reality can be a fantasy or wish based on objective
reality that can be made real as in innovation or new behavior or
relationship in objective reality. Thusly a dream may become a reality
if acted upon in the objective world. Such imaginings are limited to
the physics of this universe.
Subjective reality can be partly based in objective reality when an
unusual natural phenomenon is experienced for which there is no
explanation, and rather than tolerate it as an unknown, it is instead
attributed to an incorrect natural cause as in believing flies
spontaneously arise from waste because the process of mating, egg,
larva and fly went unnoticed. Someone died, and it rained, so
killing people will bring rain. Sorry, but correlation is not
Subjective reality can also be a fantasy or wish with no basis in
objective reality. This is the realm of superstition and the
supernatural in which lightning, thunder, earthquakes, storms and
pestilence are attributed to gods, and people are ruled by spirits and
daemons. People wish their loved
ones were sill alive, so they image an afterlife or next life, and see
ghosts. People wish for a father figure to provide
sustenance, shelter and security, so they invent a fatherly god.
People wish for a loving, nurturing mother figure, and according
attribute an imaginary being.
Left alone this self-delusion would diminish, and be replaced
with objective reality as memories faded, feelings mollified and
difficulties abated. Sadly, these delusions are manipulated
by some people to achieve power over and extract wealth from the
believers in such subjective reality. These parasites give
names to the afterlife and gods, and repeat them often. They
weave both into into stories easily remembered and repeated. They
gather similarly indoctrinated people together to see each other and
thereby reinforce their
belief, and make their subjective reality appear real. Thusly religion
The parasites establish criteria for the afterlife and distinguish
behavior that appeases or angers the gods. Doing the good works of the
church or otherwise donating labor and assets to the church is good.
Sex is bad, so that energy can be channeled into the church.
Believers conduct their lives according to religious dictates
with little or no basis in objective reality. Thusly, the
bodies of those with weak or susceptible minds are enslaved.
Sadly, the enslaved indoctrinate their children in the same subjective
realty, enslaving them as well. Giordano Bruno is a classic example of the result. Thankfully, intelligence relates more often with atheism.