I figured I would contribute to the Question of Morality after getting into a heated debate with a group of theist friends of mine. And yes I did say "friends" to whom I am still very good friends with. I also derive this from several discussions that have taken place here on Newsvine to which I will use for this article. I figured this would best be based on Information theory to which has already been discussed in the following articles I had written; "Cosmological Reasons For GOD's Nonexistence", and "Information: The Material Physical Cause Of Causation". I am posting this article because I find religion trying and attempting to claim to be the foundation of morality, or claim that science can not address morality, or ethics. All this while they, of course meaning religious wright, display their hypocrisy of the very morality they claim there religion to be the foundation of. So I have broken this up into a 4 part article to make it easier to follow along, and to pick up where you might leave off should you not have the time to read it all, or to digest this very lengthy article. I hope you all enjoy this article and get some kind of insight into the question often used as a weapon by those who seek to exploit your vulnerabilities for the purpose of your indoctrination into their ideology, religion, or cult. I will later do an article on religious brainwashing and how it's done, but in the meantime, enjoy this article :)
To bring a bit of spirit to this before we begin, I would like to share with you a video that you can reflect on after, or before reading this article:
Understanding The basics of Information science:
Understanding why Information =/= energy:
So keeping with our understanding of Information science above, we can further that understanding to where Information and energy are as two sides of the same coin. This to which are both substance and value that gives us the foundations to a self-attaining purpose with meaning. But in order to understand why this is as such, you have got to have the knowledge if you are ever to find that deeper meaning of who we are, where we came from, what we are, or what makes us so amazingly unique from what seems like a cold process. A process that is yet a truly amazing process that shapes the very nature of our existence. It gives us love while it gives us the twinkling stars to which we beg to wonder about. A wonder that fuels our curiosity, to which in return, makes us ask questions in hopes of receiving an answer to satisfy our begging appetite to know. And that is to really know without the need for faith, fear, or ignorance. Thus I will attempt to provide you this knowledge the best I can, and in the simplest form I can in regards to morality, the evolution of, and how it relates to
So why is information considered =/= with energy? Well first we must reference some very important source material in order to provide a base knowledge as a source of inquiry to reflect upon. It's a curious question leaving us wanting to know more, wanting to understand no matter how simple or complicated that answer may be. If you truly want to know, you must make the effort to, and the effort to do so with an open mind not restricted by any sort of controlling dogma, or ideology. You must be willing to explore without fear, or face what you seemingly feared before. So open your mind and make an effort to rationalize a desire for actual substantiated truth we all can believe in. I thus hope here that I can provide you a road to such an amazing reality to which we are apart of, one we do not have to look away from and fear! And thus the very energy that makes us who we are, is also the very energy that gives us love, and moral fortitude. And below I shall try and lay that road out for you in hopes you may come to understand how amazing we all really are! So lets evaluate, and bring us to the bare fundamentals that have given rise to you and I, and our children:
After taking the time and hard earned effort to evaluate, read, and comprehend the source material provided above, we can now establish the 3 fundamentals that underpin the principles and nature of cause and effect, information, and energy. These same 3 laws, principles, or attributes also govern consciousness, morals, ethics, laws, emotions, and feelings, or any Complex Adaptive system with feedback. The very same principles that also underpin and shape our love for each other. So what are these?, and why are they so important and crucial to the main subject of morality and it's evolution at hand? Well, they are as follows:
These are not only the base of what underpins existence, they are seemingly the attributes to everything, and everything we know of is made of energy. It is thus considered under information theory that Energy =/= information as both substance and value as previously noted above. They are also what makes us so incredibly "AMAZING" as these are the fundamental properties, attributes, and likely laws to which are the cause of all causation. Information and energy are thus simply stated as "Cause" since there can only ever be a positive, negative, or neutral;
So How does this work in regards to morality, one of just many on the list above? How does this shape our lives and become the essence of our souls? Well if you would like to find out, and try to understand with the curiosity that drives the force of learning, you can achieve a self worth greater than any could attempt to take away from you. And this path to knowledge is not that of my own, but rather a path I choose to share with you, a path hard earned by the sheer brilliance of those of our time, and of those before us to which have given us the foundation of our self-education. And thus it is this path I am attempting to lead you through, the rational path, the path to individual freedom of free thought to which is not bound to hide, to look away, bound to obedience without question, or bound to the fear of even the most uncertain of uncertainties. Thus I will attempt to help us lift our selves up from our knees of ignorance, and give us something to build a future with to which we can empirically stand on with a rational comprehending mind un-sacrificed to that of ignorance.
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Understanding Moral Evolution: System of behavioral Adaptation:
Welcome to Part 3! To begin here, we will first start by going over the laws discussed in Part 2 to show morality and the moral adaptive systems relationship with information theory and energy to make this section a bit easier to intellectually digest. As you read this section you will find that morality like everything else requires a complex adaptive system with positive, negative, and neutral feedback in order for any such system to exist, evolve, or adapt in any culture, or social group be it in the animal kingdom apart from the human species, or in human nature itself. And as cold as that sounds, it's actually quite amazing since it brings forth all that which we find love in, warmth in, and a sense of security in. It's what gives us a means to further expand our very minds, and imagine wonders beyond the realm of possibility! And when we choose to use our minds, we can see the very simplicity of our nature. We are energy beings made of energy full of vigor and life to which the following properties of our nature allow us to have:
Energy has 3 properties:
Ethics, emotion, feelings, morals, and our love all have 3 properties:
So when we begin to ponder and reflect upon the very truth to who we are, we can take a moment to put it all into a deeper context by exploring the empirical reflection of it's truth by direct example. Below are the links to the previous eight writeup from other sources to which correlate with that of this article to which may help shed some deeper thoughts on this subject, all to which I found quite interesting to read myself:
Now I know the above has an incredible amount of information to digest, so I will try to simplify it all so we all can understand it without getting too deep in the philosophical relativity of our morality. So I figured it would be easier and better to understand this by looking at Morality in terms of mental addiction. Here a positive addiction is a beneficial habit--where the benefits outweigh the costs, and a negative addiction is a detrimental habit”where the benefits are not worth the negative financial, physical, spiritual and mental costs. A neutral addiction is a habit in which it is not clear if the organism, species, or ourselves benefits from the activity. None-the-less, even in biology behavioral neutrals, positives, and negatives are always present. So when you see someone asking how does evolution support morality, we can address it because evolution is a positive and negative behavior itself with feedback. We can address it because we can not only understand this, we can physically feel, express, and convey it to others around us! Energy exhibits these traits and dynamics unconsciously as seen in evolution to which doesn't think about morality, it simply just selects from positives and negatives based on pattern interaction with other patterns that influence or exert pressure on any given pattern or set of patterns to swing one way or another. However, those unconscious dynamics are at the very foundation and essence of our ability to consciously express or convey our morality. This is best understood under this section of information theory:
Hence, a species or an organism will either adapt in a positive, or go extinct in a negative if they fail to apply a positive adaptation or behavior. This includes social and cultural extinction, or an outcast of individuals, or groups not seen in conformity to the current moral norms. This is the concept of moral behavior, and the evolution of moral behaviors. We find this sort of thing in every day life.
Thus evolution is a prime example of neutral moral behavior to where it can swing from a positive or to a negative just like a neutral behavioral addiction can swing to a negative addiction, or to a positive addiction. This includes gray areas in between that can make such things vague, relative, or blurred. So our human brains normally evolve to satisfy the above into a positive and beneficial mental addiction that can equate to the source purpose of "morality" within the human species. It's a positive and negative flow, or balance to where one tends to usually be in a state of neutral addiction. A relative abstract perceptual and perpetual pendulum to which is apart of the system of order from chaos.In layman's terms:
Things either don't change and stay neutral, or they take a positive or negative route! There is no outside to these fundamental rules!. However, I would like to further touch on that subject in Part 4 below in regards to how Chaos theory and evolution works in human behavior.
How Chaos theory and evolution works in human behavior and the animal kingdom:
In order to do this, you must first understand Chaos theory. So I am going to kindly provide all of you with "The Secret Life of Chaos"! This series of videos will open you mind to how the world around you works, but also in how Chaos theory works in the evolution of moral behavior within the human species as well as in the rest of the animal kingdom! You can watch the entirety of The Secret Life of Chaos here:
Or you can explore Chaos theory and Cybernetics:
Management Cybernetics is the science of effective organization. Despite its name, Chaos Theory centers on self-organizing systems.
These are about systems that self-organize from chaos through the coupling of positive and negative feedback loops. The same processes that drive our own Consciousness, awareness, and behaviors. Without positive and negative feedback there can be no system to support consciousness or the system of Observation and perception of observation. We could have no language, understanding, or ability to even make a choice or decision without the basic 3 fundamental principles of information theory that so happens to be the same basic principle laws of nature and energy itself. So to directly demonstrate this, I am going to simply demonstrate how chaos theory and evolution works in human behavior by a direct example. It's a very good example that demonstrates the very essence of moral System of behavioral Adaptation. So let's take two questions asked of me by an inquiring mind about the nature of human equality, and how morality is latent in nature:
Question asked: Human equality?
Question asked: Morality latent in nature?
There are many animals that exhibit moral dynamics or behaviors. One of these behaviors is self-preservation that leads to behavioral adaptations within a species to which will benefit it for the survival of the species. Even other primates exhibit many traits of morality that we exhibit:
Killer Whales have been found to have social groups or even separation of social cultures in their behaviors:
-- CONCLUSION --
We are amazing, and we are the essence of self-attaining purpose from amazing processes that gives us our love as that of our own to share. Why is that so many fear that which they are? Why must religion seek to take our individualism and inject it with fear for a bid to our obedience? And where will the future of our human morality end up if we can not see the world around us with a rational mind curious in comprehending without the need for pure ignorance leading to the moral destruction of ourselves