On Purpose


Wanting to write more about human purpose (which is such a major theme of this blog that it’s part of its tagline) I realized that it might be helpful to explore the concept of purpose, to unpack it a bit. In doing this, I found that not only does it help clarify certain things but it also uncovers some interesting implications, some of which I’ll try to touch upon.  Dictionary.com defines purpose as “1. the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.; 2.an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal.” So, having a purpose that…

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New Models of the World Needed

Essentially, this is the raison d’etre for the Unfolding Human, its foundation stone.  Over the last 200 years, science has made tremendous advances in our ability to understand physical reality & biological processes. These advances also serve to illuminate our histories, the histories of human, life and cosmos. But we lag behind in updating our overall models of the world, our meta-models. By models of the world, I mean overall frameworks of thought that guide our goals and actions. Unfolding Human is something of an exploration, a sketchpad of ideas…

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