Psychology

Science, Democracy and wishful inventions.

Recently I heard a video on the You Tube where Professor Michio Kaku says as kids we are all born scientists. He shocked me. He says as kids all kids are born scientists. They are curious and society kills the curiosity.

I say this is a very good thing (he is saying) that society kills curiosity .. at every level of (y)our growth.

You are a kid, it kills your curiosity. It doesn’t want kids to learn the right things. Adult people wanna be feeling comfortable with the kids, they don’t want the kid to question. How dare we question .. slap pow pow spank’m.

Adult people are not comfortable when another adult disagrees or poses a question to his ways. They get irritated they get angry. Thats what society is.

Science is different from society. Science is based on the very inherent ideals that you question everything including the most sacrosanct of your knowledge, achieved so far.

Pockets of insecurity.

Insecurity often breeds a resistance against change.

When the ethics we live our lives by and ask others around us, to live by, allows us to contravene changes as unnecessary, not in our interest, or not of our own calling, we are vehement and critical of such changes.

If our feelings are hard formed and prejudiced, we often come out as righteous. Truth is, we are self-righteous, may be even that passes our scrutiny.

A training in reasoning or a drumming of social reasoning, are just swift, when it comes to counter another persons views but they are not enough and sticking to that, will not lead us, in any progressive dimension, for our own existence.

So why not be a little prepared to change, a little every other day. Just a little every day. Some people change every instant or at the least that’s the implication of some of their thinking.

It’s either a proven or a trodden path, when we pray every evening to our Bhagawan or residential deity and every Tuesday it may happen to us all, to visit the Lord and offer him coconut, in our age-old Indianic tradition. But little it occurs to us to transform our daily attitude, let alone the principles or the basis on which we live our lives.

Almost all of us think that it’s a tough call.

It is.

The parallax of the scientific mind !

The question that a scientific mind often experiences, is one, which is complexly intertwined, with the way we understand the world around us. These questions emanate from curiosity.

To initiate an exposition with that in mind, we can look into, how we grow our notions about the immediately connected world, eg, the notions of the world, that our previous generation, passes to us, which they inherited by their own experience.

We learn about, how to play a particular game, or a sports, how to speak, how to make sense and how to interact with one another.

That preparatory way, to learn the basics, of our living, is a must for any kid, in a moderately advanced society. That takes several years of a child’s life and modifies him, her, to an educated child or an adult.

Once s(he) has reached that phase, s(he) truly learns to appreciate the further complicacy and complexities, in the world that s(he) lives in. The complicacy might reflect his, her, primary mode of learning, via a multitude of relationship methods, that s(he) forms, based on his or her own persona. The complexities might reflect, the underlying truth of the Universe.

His or her, secondary mode of learning, are what we may ascribe, to an universal education system, his or her school, his or her play ground, his or her friends, the media; TV, internet, the new age mantras and tantras and so on.