Terminating my last post 2. About the formation of consciousness and starting to write its following I have been confronted with what can only be described as a flash of enlightenment that opened up a new path in my mind which obliges me to think deeper about its implications. This is why I decided to postpone my weekly postings till I feel confident with my conclusions.
In short it looks like graphs 1 and 3 in my last post contain the possible explanation about the mechanism by which the principle of the complexification of life could eventually drive societies to disregard the systemic reality in which a species is merely a sub-system at the nth level (in other words complexification for its own sake). This disregard, in turn, breaks down the necessary synergy between the first and second principles of life which, in the last instance, is what ensures the reproduction of the species. By the same token this graph seems also to indicate the mechanism that possibly reconciles the 2nd principle of life that is complexification with the first principle of life which is conservation. If my initial feeling was proving to be right this would mean that change and conservation are reconcilable after all. This would then mean that we could finally come to understand how the following 2 sets of animating polarities:
This issue is big indeed and I don't want to hasten into a conclusion without the proper consideration.
I suppose you now understand why this posting interruption is a real necessity. To help me going through the implications of this new idea I have restarted painting more extensively this last week. Painting helps me meditating on new ideas and sometimes leads me on what are unexpected paths for abstract thinking. I forecast to be back, one of these next Fridays within the next month, with my regular weekly postings. In the meantime I wish you a fine year end.