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What Trumps Intelligence? SUNDAY open thread
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What Trumps Intelligence?
There’s been much talk of research into artificial intelligence (AI) being important to various nations for national security reasons. We’ve seen recent speculation about body doubles or even clones for some influential but elderly persons.
There has been discussion about the work of researchers here and abroad attempting to merge human and machine as the next step in our evolution. And some independent voices have been suggesting that those who desire power and dominion in our world are seeking methods for creating soulless humanoids that would be easier to control.
Let’s ask some questions about the appropriateness of the focus of these discussions. Are youth, embodiment and intelligence actually the keys to much of anything after all?
Let’s talk about I.Q. Around the same time as eugenics became a hot topic among the (godless) elite in academia (Salk, Stanford), the all -hallowed TESTING (Wolf!) of children to identify those with high I.Q. was pursued as the way towards the best future for humanity. In fact, this was the beginning of almost 50 years of forced sterilization or even institutionalizing of supposed low I.Q. women to prevent them from creating more “low I.Q.” children.
A sad and shameful blight on our history based on wrong thinking that did not prove out. Did you know that activism and papers written here in the USA at that time became the inspiration for Hitler’s eugenics programs?
However, you have likely seen for yourself that a very clever person who has not developed genuine strength of character is often merely a more successful predator and/or criminal.
Later research was published indicating that your I.Q. score has little or no correlation to success or fulfillment in real life. The willingness to apply oneself, develop skills and good character traits all come into play when looking at the basis for enjoying a good life.
Some researchers still think those with high I.Q. have better success in life, but admit they may struggle more with certain health issues.
May I propose that what actually trumps the #FAKE siren song of increasing our INTELLIGENCE will be elicited by discarding the FAILED materialistic model of reality pushed on us by #FAKE SCIENCE and returning to the world view of the mystics where reality is found in a living, energetic, conscious universe.
Returning to such a world view immediately remedies many of the evils of this present age–nearly effortlessly. If the universe itself and all that inhabits it are energetically and consciously interconnected, then everything matters, everything is to be given a voice, some consideration, a say in the process in which we find ourselves.
Canticle of Brother Sun and Sister Moon by St. Francis of Assisi
Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord,
All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings.
To you alone, Most High, do they belong,
and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.
Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures,
especially Sir Brother Sun,
Who is the day through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour,
Of You Most High, he bears the likeness.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,
In the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air,
And fair and stormy, all weather’s moods,
by which You cherish all that You have made.
Praised be You my Lord through Sister Water,
So useful, humble, precious and pure.
Praised be You my Lord through Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night
and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.
Praised be You my Lord through our Sister,
Mother Earth who sustains and governs us,
producing varied fruits
with colored flowers and herbs.
Praise be You my Lord
through those who grant pardon for love of You
and bear sickness and trial.
Blessed are those who endure in peace,
By You Most High, they will be crowned.
Praised be You, my Lord through Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape.
Woe to those who die in mortal sin!
Blessed are they She finds doing Your Will.
No second death can do them harm.
Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks,
And serve Him with great humility.
With a holy awe silencing our drives to mold the world into that which would please ourselves the most, we begin to allow the more subtle essences of Creation to guide us.
We do not abuse others, using them for our pleasure with a total disregard for the consequences such soul-stealing acts initiate within and around all that is touched by the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical darkness we are empowering.
We become more thoughtful when we encounter ethical questions about killing babies in the womb, snowflake babies, IVF, human cloning, baby farms, sexual abuse of babies and children, the use of embryonic stem cells in vaccines, the use of aborted baby tissue in cosmetics, the suggestion of outright cannabalism as a solution for “climate change.”
If all of Creation is an interconnected, conscious and living Unity, we cannot respond as Cain and say, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” as that implies we have the power to “divorce” ourselves from the greater totality of existence. To vainly attempt to create our own mini-universe where we happily exclude all that we personally reject about reality.
Not even satan has succeeded in fully escaping the winsome pull of the beauty and sheer goodness of Heaven’s essence which are embedded holographically into the very smallest quarks in Creation and it has driven him mad. We become fools if we imagine we have the power to do so ourselves.