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Date Posted: 13:22:23 04/11/01 Wed
Okay, we are going on the assumption that our paradigm is dying here, according to your thoughts. I guess that Capra seemed to think so, right? That is why you say that it is dying, right? Has been dying for how long, hundreds of years? What is the paradigm, the overarching paradigm?
I guess it is the mechanistic Newtonian worldview, right? A sensate worldview lacking in spiritual concerns? Maybe that is why we have these religious right backlashes as evidenced in the Army of God. And why we have the lack of consideration for human life as evidenced in the school shootings and even the use of abortion as birth control.
So in the Western culture, we have been running on the sensate, industrialized, science and rational thought-driven paradigm. And the things we are talking about, all the little shifts, are then signs of this paradigm's decay, right?
I suppose these "negative" changes in mentality can be called paradigm shifts as well....a paradigm shift does not alway have to be positive, I suppose...
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