Belief – A Constructive and Destructive Reasoning Instinct

Judging the import of environments is reasoning’s foremost concern, and this effort evinces constancies due to the rigidifying of cognitive approach despite transient and diversifying contexts of cultural development with their accumulating complexities.  We desire progress, an improved future, and occasionally attain some of our enlightened ideals, but also demand continuities in our ways of life, thinking and modes of believing, stimulated by childhood conditioning, ingrained as dispositions, and assumed … Continue reading Belief – A Constructive and Destructive Reasoning Instinct

The Role of Reasoning in Prejudice

In modern times, some consider prejudice irrational, a cognitive flaw that emerges from excessive emotion impinging upon reason, and though it is true that most experiencing has an emotional dimension, prejudice intersects with the very roots of thought.  Three main factors constitute recalcitrance in reasoning: constraints of working memory, reliance on presumption, and social standards for perspective-taking. Human perception is a powerful apparatus, processing a … Continue reading The Role of Reasoning in Prejudice

Qualitative Intrastructural Reasoning

As was described, we have intuitions about the physical world that can be clarified with reference to objects: there are types of objects or object classes, wholes and parts, mutually exclusive positions, object interactions, persistences of structural integrity, larger objects forcing smaller ones to move, and substances conceived as in a state of perpetual stability or a state of perpetual motion.  We … Continue reading Qualitative Intrastructural Reasoning

Quantitative Intrastructural Reasoning

Quantified models have also gone through differentiation, incorporated new paradigms in what are considered the hard sciences, and been coopted into applications that transform them in step with demands of practice, but have the distinction of being more verifiable and in some cases incontrovertible up to this point, capable of attaining status as natural law, which is still nearly impossible … Continue reading Quantitative Intrastructural Reasoning

Quantum Biology

Quantum mechanics has not only enabled postulation of new causes for biological processes that have been inexplicable any other way, but its mathematical precision provides the platform for ingenious experiments putting the imagery of its models to the test.  Most biochemistry within living cells occurs too rapidly to be accounted for with Newtonian concepts of force transfer by … Continue reading Quantum Biology

Qualitative Inferential Reasoning

Over the course of human history, intrastructural reasoning has blended with language for the sake of coordinating social groups around complex concepts of causality and related practices.  Perceptions and conceptualizings of structure, dimension and duration enabling humans to define the world participated in molding phonetics such that, although language did not wholly change form in reply, being still a sequential cadence … Continue reading Qualitative Inferential Reasoning

Quantitative Inferential Reasoning

Number intuition is evident throughout the animal kingdom, with most organisms seeming to count, demonstrated by their movements, vocalizations, and additional sounds.  Animals have a sense of proportion, for their sound production swells, recedes or otherwise modulates with continuity that signifies the integrating of relativities: pressure, volume, speed and the like.  Human conceptualizations and grammatical constructions also proportion, consisting of hybrid structures … Continue reading Quantitative Inferential Reasoning

The Conjoined Evolution of Conception, Language and Sociality

a. The functional arbitrariness of language-influenced thought Despite a vast variety of circumstances in which humans apply reasoning, the basics are the same, an intrastructural connectivity provisional of extrapolative and interpolative inferencing, mapped onto the causality observed and inspected as we perceive and conceive.  Psychical blending of the unconscious with perceptual, conceptual and inferential association as well as intentionality, reflection and … Continue reading The Conjoined Evolution of Conception, Language and Sociality

The Crisis of the Individual in Contemporary Civilization

During the Medieval period, Europe commenced small-scale education in the liberal arts, which expanded into cathedral schools and eventually a continent-wide system of universities, cultivating many brilliant talents.  This movement towards a culture of intellectuality informed by academia came to full fruition in the 18th century when scholars orchestrated a promotion of reason as the … Continue reading The Crisis of the Individual in Contemporary Civilization

The Anatomy of a Wave, Acceleration Density, and a Theoretical Synthesis

Three of the fundamental equations of quantum physics are:  E=mc2, w=P/mv, and E=Pf, where E=energy, m=mass, c=the velocity of light, w=wavelength, f=frequency, v=velocity, and P=Planck’s constant (Smolin, Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution). If the first two equations are solved for mass then equated, with substitution and canceling such that the absolute minimum of variables remain, the simplest … Continue reading The Anatomy of a Wave, Acceleration Density, and a Theoretical Synthesis