- 1 A new Model of the Mind
- 2 Two Summaries
- 3 according to official modern science (not the RC Model)
- 4 A mind-change?
- 5 Dialogues
- 6 There's a dialogue in our FB group about this subject (click icon to go there)
- 7 RC Theory
direct mini-link >> http://bit.ly/TheRCModel
If you want to design anything involving carrots, or rabbits, or oak trees, you would first set out to understand as fully as you can how carrots, rabbits or oak trees 'work': what their nature is, what they need, what tends to go wrong with them when they get sick, etc.
So it makes sense to try to figure out how people 'work' if we are to design any systems that involve people, and people are involved in all of our designs.
this model is a real-life, very successful application of the permaculture principle of "learning from nature".
It asks (and answers!) profound questions about how on earth Nature could design something as (apparently) randomly defective (& randomly brilliant) as the human mind.
Implicit in our "learning from nature" principle, is the belief that if something seems to not work well (or take a lot of effort to work & display many 'problems') it is more likely to be that we haven't understood how it's supposed to work, than Nature having made some mistake, or produced some defective creation.
For example, in doing agriculture, we have traditionally treated soil as a thing to be mined, with many resulting struggles & problems that later created even bigger problems.
A simple change of model (how we understand soil, as a complex organism designed to self-regenerate, which affects all levels of Life on Earth, up to the global climate) made it possible to see the much larger picture brilliance that Nature had in fact evolved, and we had destroyed systematically in our ignorance.
A very similar thing is happening in our (mis)understanding of the human mind, as practically all models of the mind in existence today (echoed by all of popular culture) imply that "there is something wrong" with human nature (specifically with our minds), which has to be 'put right'. And what comes instinctively to us (as amply visible in all infants) has to be controlled & 'civilized away'.
This model is revolutionary in that it firmly states that there isn´t anything wrong with the human mind .. we simply took a very early 'wrong turn' in learning how to operate it to it´s full potential, and this early mistake was passed down the generations, with disastrous consequences (much like our culture's 'wrong turn' in stripping soil of its mulch, and pretending that it still function at its - nature-designed - optimum)
But each new generation is still born with all systems fully operational, we just have to re-learn to notice and use them correctly .. and at the very least help not dis-able them in our youngsters.
Yale law school professor Dan Kahan’s new research paper is called “Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government,” ...
... It turns out that in the public realm, a lack of information isn’t the real problem. The hurdle is how our minds work, no matter how smart we think we are. We want to believe we’re rational, but reason turns out to be the ex post facto way we rationalize what our emotions already want to believe.
When there’s a conflict between partisan beliefs and plain evidence, it’s the beliefs that win. The power of emotion over reason isn’t a bug in our human operating systems, it’s a feature.
A theory about how the mind and society works.
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