Pantheism as thought experiment
Pantheism happens as thought experiment. The experiment is designed to solve the problem not so much of emergence but of de-mergence. The basic assumption proposed is that emergence happens from ONE rather than from TWO-to-n.
If emergence happens from ONE then autonomy is necessarily assumed. Hence (the) ONE is conceived as a reactive automaton. And each emergent, happening of necessity as an identical, therefore equal but of necessity differential copy of the ONE, likewise operates as automaton.
© 2020 by Victor Langheld
Pantheism happens as thought experiment.1 The experiment is designed to solve the problem2 not so much of emergence but of de-mergence.3,4 The basic assumption proposed is that emergence5,6 happens from ONE7 rather than from TWO-to-n.8
If emergence9 happens from ONE then autonomy is necessarily assumed. Hence (the) ONE is conceived as a reactive10 automaton. And each emergent, happening of necessity as an identical, therefore equal but of necessity differential copy of the ONE, likewise operates11 as automaton.
© 2020 by Victor Langheld
1. If the brain, in which all thoughts happen, is conceived as a navigation system (i.e. as a BIO-NAV), then a thought experiment is equivalent to plotting a map or path as an escape (to salvation) route out of a painful situation or state. Before a path is taken (i.e. applied, i.e. materialised) it must first be plotted, thought or designed, to wit, ‘I think therefore I can become.’ In pantheism plotting an escape route (i.e. a self- escape within a SELF) is autonomous. In henotheism the escapee gets external (or transcendent) help.
2. The problem is the pain or discomfort that self-signals loss of survival capacity, meaning decay towards increased entropy. If there’s no pain signal then there’s no problem and no self-escape plan.
3. For de-mergence read: decay, death, extinction, reversion to increased entropy, all of which signal loss of survival capacity.
4. Systems are forced to self-change, i.e. to adapt if and when threatened (highlighted by the varieties of pain, discomfort or dissatisfaction, resulting from incompleteness) with extinction.
5. Popularly referred to as life, the world, the universe and so on.
6. Since the ONE is discrete, autonomous emergence from ONE is also discrete, i.e. a copy of the ONE is quantised because ONE is quantised.
7. Elsewhere referred to as ‘basic unity.’ This is the monist (or pantheist) experiment.
8. This is the dualist (or henotheist, if the second is selected) experiment. N seconds (i.e. henotheists) emerge from the ONE, i.e. Pan).
9. Popularly referred to as ‘creation.’ In the pantheist thought experiment creation/emergence necessarily happens as self-creation or self-emergence. In the henotheist (and n henotheists emerge) thought experiment creation (hence escape via completion/perfection procedures) happens as pro-creation.
10. The ONE reacts to turbulence (so Buddha, Kapila, the Big Bang Theory et al) happening as random or aligned momentum-cum-energy. Two responses, i.e. escape routes to turbulence, i.e. to internal randomness/heat/disorder and so on emerge. Buddhists reduce turbulence to nil, i.e. to maximum entropy. Achievement is self-rewarded with the calm of nirvana. Theists align turbulence to maximum negentropy, i.e. they reorganise internal heat (i.e. random momentum/energy) to external work (i.e. mass). Achievement is self or other rewarded with happiness, joy and so on. In short, the Buddhist throws out the baby to get clean bathwater, i.e. he simply eliminates (or ignores) the problem. The henotheist grows the baby into a complete human, i.e. she solves the problem.
11. i.e. proceeds.