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               IDENTIFICATION  (identifying words with reality) AS A FORM OF NON-ADAPTIVE REACTION TO LANGUAGE

                                 or 'SEMANTIC REACTION': THE 'REACTIVE MIND'

 

The effects of personality and identification interfere with the full functioning of the transpersonal dimension. Identification with personality and personal dramas hinders optimal growth.

 

elementalistic language...

correct use of language... 'functional language'of self-expression... 

                                              grammatical form more important than word meanings...

incorrect use of language...

              identification as incorrect use of language...   as a mental process...   as rigid form of adaptation...

meaning of words depends on their context... (changing the context changes the meaning)...

language and democracy...

Implications for education... identification with conditioned learning hinders growth of personality

Dependent for survival on creative intelligence and intelligent behavior, the human species is able to control its own environment.

Respect for the potential intelligence of the human organism and for children as they mature results in the capacity of proper evaluation, adjustment and decision making on personal, social and political levels.

Elementalistic language structure Survival of the human species depends on the long period of spiritual growth in infancy and childhood... The young organism of the human species learns from the older individuals in the society. During infancy and childhood the wrong things can be learned but they are learned nevertheless...

 In the functioning of the brain the mental process of 'identification' engages the 'thalamus' and subcortical layers of the brain without correct stimulation of the cortex... the reversed natural order. This leads to improper evaluation and un-sanity or 'insanity'. In this way use of the language is incorrect... involvng 'false-to-facts' doctrines and the subsequent orientation by verbal definition or 'intension' and thus verbiage takes precedence over facts. as a result of intensional training by parents and teachers who are unaware of the heavy neurological consequences of the methods they use in educating children. Their complacent 'know-it-all' attitudes have a pernicious influence on the developing mind and mentality of the child who is unable to deal with fears and anxieties. As a result the individual is unable to formulate the proper evaluations necessary for predictability and sanity. They make incorrect evaluations of situations in the personal realm as well as in the social and political realms. The individual is unable to evaluate intelligently and must resort to the ineffective trial and error methods which lead to conflict and misunderstandings.

The misuse of language results in 'semantic blockages' which lead to improper evaluations and undesirable semantic reactions and prevents curiosity, creativity, and generosity... retards the development of sane human relations and prevents general sanity.

Older generations force their systems of semantics on the young by way of their educational and linguistic structure and habits. If the younger generations cannot accept the older semantic system in the light of their own experiences, then revolutions and social wars result. ..

Incorrect use of language...'Identification' is spread through language by people such as politicians who control the symbolism in the society... insults and innuendoes are used to control and manipulate peoples' semantic reactions in the interest of power and greed.

Identity is defined as 'absolute sameness in all respects' and the 'all' is not possible. A definition of any word must invariably leave out many relations attributable to it and the word remains a symbol devised only to represent objective reality. The structure of the collection of symbols which constitute a language becomes merely a representation of the world, analagous to a map of a given territory, and different languages can vary with respect to their accuracy in depicting the 'real' structure of the world being represented.

'Identification' is a fallacious mental process of ascribing objective existence to words... identifying the word with the object. Identification is a primitive process of semantics based on the belief in the magic of words... identifying symbols and words with actualities ('symptom' of the immature mind) and make incorrect evaluations of situations on the personal as well as social and political levels. As a mental process, identification is a rigid form of adaptation but does not necessarily have survival value.... identification is invariably 'false-to-facts' and so produces non-survival semantic reactions and therefore must be considered pathological. The infantile stage of human development is characterized by the identification of facts with preconceived creeds, dogmas and judgements... Facts are made to 'fit' beliefs... the terminology is elementalistic... elementalistic terminology involves dichotomizing i.e. verbal splitting of concepts which are in fact composite or wholistic, such as mind-body, emotion-intellect, space-time and so on.. splitting structural characteristics of the language which we have inherited constitutes an inaccurate representation of reality and the reality of human nature. ...many forms of 'mental illness' are characterized by erroneous and inappropriate standards of evaluation of the social environment, and the methods of psychotherapy have demonstrated that by eliminating the process of identification and thus changing those standards, some forms of mental illness can be relieved of symptoms of maladjustment and general sanity can be restored... the elimination of identification is a necessary prerequistie to a formulation of a theory of general semantics and sanity...the premise for the scientific era... the 'adult' stage of civilization.

The human organism and human nature perceived wholistically within a multi-dimensional framework includes physical, genetic, political, cultural, familial, historical, social, psychological and semantic dimensions of the environment. The intelligent scientific approach to solving human problems. and human civilizations... humans matter more than machines or symbols - words. Words can be dangerous if their meanings are not clear. The danger arises from the attempt to hide ignorance behind vague words with vague meanings... convey a general feeling for what we mean not being sufficiently precise so that the errors in our reasoning are not detected...use of words which have too many meanings such as 'democracy'... us of words which arouse emotions such as calling a third world nation 'backward' ... words should be defined in order to engage in meaningful discussion. Rhetoric and verbiage outside of a given context have no valid 'meaning'. Most terms in the dictionary ... multiordinal. The multiordinality of a term is a natural fact since meaning depends on context. The recognition of the multiordinality of terms is the fundamental mechanism of the full conditionality of human semantic reactions...and is fundamental for sanity...and consequently for our ability to solve our human problems. Change the context of a word and the brain must rethink the meaning. language as a factor which interferes with natural thinking processes. By influencing thought processes, language can be used to control peoples' thinking... influence thought Capitalists use words to control ...the 'American people'... 'education' to manipulate peoples' minds and especially the minds of the young. The elementalistic structure of the language is inherited through training ...an inaccurate representation of reality. The lack of proper education hinders development towards self-realization and restricts the individual's achievement of mature adulthood characteristic of the human being and of humanity... An individual or society unable to evaluate intelligently must resort to the ineffective trial and error methods which lead to conflict...

Language and democracy... democracy depends on non-elementalistic language structure  A human civilization living by the principles of democracy presupposes a sane 'intelligence' of the masses and a general feeling of cooperation rather than competition. A 'civilization' based on commercialism, greed and ignorance can be neither democratic nor even human. The elimination of identification is a necessry prerequistie to a formulation of a theory of general semantics and sanity, and constitutes the premise for the nonaristotelian scientific era, otherwise known as the 'adult' stage of civilization. Modern man is not able to adjust effectively to the complexities of modern life without a revision of the structure of the language so that it represents as accurately as possible the empirical structure of the world he lives in, as well as reflecting the structure of the nervous system and following the natural order of nervous impulses in the brain and thus of semantic reactions, from empirical facts to verbal definitions. terminology of the non-elemetalistic, wholistic perception .. within a multi-dimensional framework of the myriad relations to its physical, genetic, political, cultural, familial, historical, social, psychological and semantic environment. humans produce artificial conditions and can overpopulate... they must adjust to the resulting complex environment which is further complicated by the far-reaching effects of their ability to create symbols for things and ideas and then convey these in different languages.

 Our present commercial civilization, appealing to infantile gratification of the need to self-indulge provides an inadequate and improper semantic environment for children to develop into mature, intelligent, well-balanced, well-adjusted and socially responsible human beings and citizens of a true democracy - of democratically thinking citizens. Instead they want to be praised and refuse blame without realizing that a critical attitude insures a proper evaluation. They become self-satisfied, and complacent in their ignorance, unable to respect the needs of the young. Citizens of such a society assume that their institutions are superior and believe in the righeousness of their own conduct. On the national level, they standardize whatever they can, remain hostile to individualism and prefer to regulate life by legislation so that the degree of injustice increases and life becomes impossible without expensive lawyers. Unable to distinguish the essential from the unimportant, they depend on their intense likes and dislikes to make their often incorrect evaluations, and create further injustice. They are impelled to copy others in their prejudices, make weak judgements, become oversuggestive and easy to manipulate, have an exaggerated sensitivity and moodiness which makes it easy for those in control to gain or divert their attention. The overall result is a general disintegration of human relationships and generally poor educational standards. Children must struggle to grow up into mature adults with proper evaluation of themselves and their place in the insane society into which they are born.

 We need to educate our children with a view to their needs for adjustment to life in a democracy and therefore with respect for their potential intelligence. constructing a language with a new terminology... involving a new theory of meanings ...which takes into account the two premises 1. words are not the object ...'identification' is the mental process of ascribing objective existence to words, a process of semantics which characterized the pre-human and primitive stage of civilization in so far as they believed in the magic of words. 2. no object is in isolation... since identity is defined as 'absolute sameness in all respects' and the 'all' is not possible, then the process of identifying the word with the object becomes fallacious. A definition of any word must invariably leave out many relations attributable to it and the word remains a symbol which represent objective reality. The structure of the collection of symbols which constitute a language becomes merely a representation of the world, analagous to a map of a given territory, and different languages can vary with respect to their accuracy in depicting the 'real' structure of the world being represented. Discuss language as a factor which interfers with natural thinking processes. Importance of observation powers.

 A human civilization living by the principles of democracy presupposes a sane 'intelligence' of the masses and a general feeling of cooperation rather than competition.

A 'civilization' based on commercialism, greed and ignorance can be neither democratic nor even human. The elimination of identification is a necessry prerequistie to a formulation of a theory of general semantics and sanity, and constitutes the premise for the nonaristotelian scientific era, otherwise known as the 'adult' stage of civilization. Modern man is not able to adjust effectively to the complexities of modern life without a revision of the structure of the language so that it represents as accurately as possible the empirical structure of the world he lives in, as well as reflecting the structure of the nervous system and following the natural order of nervous impulses in the brain and thus of semantic reactions, from empirical facts to verbal definitions. terminology of the non-elemetalistic, wholistic perception .. within a multi-dimensional framework of the myriad relations to its physical, genetic, political, cultural, familial, historical, social, psychological and semantic environment. humans produce artificial conditions and can overpopulate... they must adjust to the resulting complex environment which is further complicated by the far-reaching effects of their ability to create symbols for things and ideas and then convey these in different languages. Our present commercial civilization, appealing to infantile gratification of the need to self-indulge provides an inadequate and improper semantic environment for children to develop into mature, intelligent, well-balanced, well-adjusted and socially responsible human beings and citizens of a true democracy - of democratically thinking citizens. Instead they want to be praised and refuse blame without realizing that a critical attitude insures a proper evaluation. They become self-satisfied, and complacent in their ignorance, unable to respect the needs of the young. Citizens of such a society assume that their institutions are superior and believe in the righeousness of their own conduct. On the national level, they standardize whatever they can, remain hostile to individualism and prefer to regulate life by legislation so that the degree of injustice increases and life becomes impossible without expensive lawyers. Unable to distinguish the essential from the unimportant, they depend on their intense likes and dislikes to make their often incorrect evaluations, and create further injustice. They are impelled to copy others in their prejudices, make weak judgements, become oversuggestive and easy to manipulate, have an exaggerated sensitivity and moodiness which makes it easy for those in control to gain or divert their attention. The overall result is a general disintegration of human relationships and generally poor educational standards. Children must struggle to grow up into mature adults with proper evaluation of themselves and their place in the insane society into which they are born. We need to educate our children with a view to their needs for adjustment to life in a democracy and therefore with respect for their potential intelligence. constructing a language with a new terminology... involving a new theory of meanings ...which takes into account the two premises 1. words are not the object ...'identification' is the mental process of ascribing objective existence to words, a process of semantics which characterized the pre-human and primitive stage of civilization in so far as they believed in the magic of words. 2. no object is in isolation... since identity is defined as 'absolute sameness in all respects' and the 'all' is not possible, then the process of identifying the word with the object becomes fallacious. A definition of any word must invariably leave out many relations attributable to it and the word remains a symbol which represent objective reality. The structure of the collection of symbols which constitute a language becomes merely a representation of the world, analagous to a map of a given territory, and different languages can vary with respect to their accuracy in depicting the 'real' structure of the world being represented. Discuss language as a factor which interfers with natural thinking processes. Importance of observation powers. Language as reflecting thought not as influencing thought. By influencing thought processes, language can be used to control peoples' thinking. Function of language is to reflect thinking... 'functional language'. Language reflects subconscious cognitive processes. Inportance of the subconscious in perception of 'reality'. Reality as truth. With the capacity for language, the human species creates an artificially complex 'reality'. In a continual effort to adapt to the artificial environment which he has created for himself and to create the resulting necessary changes, the human being has had to devise words to deal with the artificiality and the complexity of the environment which he has created. In efforts to understand his environment and to understand himself, terms are continually invented to communicate his perceptions of the reality which he creates for himself. Terms are continually invented to communicate his perceptions of the new reality which he creates for himself in efforts to understand it and to understand himself. The terms themselves result in the artifical fragmentation of the natural flow of human existence. The only animal species able to control his own environment, the human being has created an artificially complex environment. The elementalistic, splitting structural characteristics of language constitute an inaccurate representation of the human organism perceived wholistically within a multi-dimensional framework of the myriad relations to its physical, genetic, political, cultural, familial, historical, social, psychological and semantic environment. Modern man is not able to adjust effectively to the complexities of modern life without a revision of the structure of the language so that it represents as accurately as possible the empirical structure of the world he lives in, as well as reflecting the structure of the nervous system and following the natural order of nervous impulses in the brain and thus of semantic reactions, from empirical facts to verbal definituions. The study of language is concentrated on three main fields: 1. the origin of language - bound up with questions of religion and cosmogeny 2. the relation between language and reality - bound up with epistomology. 3. the structure of language - bound up with the field of linguistics... language reflects cognitive development. In thinking, grammatical form is more important than the meanings of the words. The formulation of a question is more important than the question itself. A question can be unanswerable not only because there is no answer but because the question itself is nonsensical. "If we had no language by means of which to convey our thoughts and store our knowledge, we would be little different from the lower animals" "If we had no language, we would have no misunderstandings." (3)

Terms such as 'science of ethics,' 'science of human nature,' and 'science of education' create a fragmented reality. From a wholistic perception of reality, the concepts of 'ethics', 'human nature' and 'education' are surface manifestations of an underlying pattern of human development. It is suggested that there is a pattern of structural phenomena which underlies the overt manifestations of human nature, human values and human education. This underlying pattern involves the biological striving for survival of the individual human organism and the survival of the human species. The underlying pattern ('Bateson's 'pattern which connects') which connects the 'science of human nature' with the 'science of ethics' and the 'science of education' is the natural development of human intelligence as 'social intelligence' for the survival of the individual human being and the survival of the human species. Social intelligence is a function of 'moral consciousness' or 'conscience'. Development of conscience is the concern of 'science of ethics', 'science of human nature' and 'science of education'... 'holistic education'

During infancy and childhood the wrong things can be learned but they are learned nevertheless... In the functioning of the brain the mental process of 'identification' engages the thalamus and subcortical layers of the brain without correct stimulation of the cortex... the reversed natural order. This leads to improper evaluation and un-sanity or 'insanity'. In this way use of the language is incorrect... involvng 'false-to-facts' doctrines and the subsequent orientation by verbal definition or 'intension' and thus verbiage takes precedence over facts. As a result of intensional training by parents and teachers who are unaware of the heavy neurological consequences of the methods they use in educating children. Their complacent 'know-it-all' attitudes have a pernicious influence on the developing mind and mentality of the child who is unable to deal with fears and anxieties. As a result the individual is unable to formulate the proper evaluations necessary for predictability and sanity. They make incorrect evaluations of situations in the personal realm as well as in the social and political realms. The individual is unable to evaluate intelligently and must resort to the ineffective trial and error methods which lead to conflict and misunderstandings. The misuse of language results in 'semantic blockages' which lead to improper evaluations and undesirable semantic reactions and prevents curiosity, creativity, and generosity... retards the development of sane human relations and prevents general sanity. Older generations force their systems of semantics on the young by way of their educational and linguistic structure and habits. If the younger generations cannot accept the older semantic system in the light of their own experiences, then revolutions and social wars result. ...'identification' spread through language by people such as politicians who control the symbolism in the society insults and innuendoes are used to control and manipulate peoples's semantic reactions in the interest of power and greed. 

Orientation is by 'intension' or verbal definition ...verbiage takes precedence over facts.

Correct use of language as reflecting thought... 'functional language'. Function of language is to reflect thinking... . Language reflects subconscious cognitive processes. Hence the Importance of the subconscious in perception of 'reality'. Reality as truth. With the capacity for language, the human species creates an artificially complex 'reality'. In a continual effort to adapt to the artificial environment which he has created for himself and to create the resulting necessary changes, the human being has had to devise words to deal with the artificiality and the complexity of the environment which he has created. In efforts to understand his environment and to understand himself, terms are continually invented to communicate his perceptions of the new reality which he creates for himself in efforts to understand it and to understand himself... 'human nature'. The terms themselves result in the artifical fragmentation of the natural flow of human existence. The only animal species able to control his own environment, the human being has created an artificially complex environment.

Since identity is defined as 'absolute sameness in all respects' and the 'all' is not possible, then the process of identifying the word with the object becomes fallacious. A definition of any word must invariably leave out many relations attributable to it and the word remains a symbol, devised to represent objective reality. The structure of the collection of symbols which constitute a language becomes merely a representation of the world, analagous to a map of a given territory, and different languages can vary with respect to their accuracy in depicting the 'real' structure of the world being represented.

 Identification of words with actualities ('symptom' of the immature mind) is a mental process which results in a rigid form of adaptation ... produces non-adaptive semantic reactions which do not necessarily have survival value.. and therefore must be considered pathological.

Many forms of 'mental illness' are characterized by erroneous and inappropriate standards of evaluation of the social environment.. the methods of psychotherapy have demonstrated that by eliminating the process of identification and thus changing those standards, some forms of mental illness can be relieved of symptoms of maladjustment and general sanity can be restored...

the elimination of identification is a necessary prerequistie to a formulation of a theory of general semantics and sanity... the premise for the scientific era... the 'adult' stage of civilization. Furthermore, whereas the terminology of the aristotelian system is elementalistic...nvolves verbal splitting of semantic reactions which are in fact composite, such as mind-body, emotion-intellect, space-time...  The elementalistic, splitting structural characteristics of the language which we have inherited constitute an inaccurate representation of the human organism perceived wholistically within a multi-dimensional framework of the myriad relations to its physical, genetic, political, cultural, familial, historical, social, psychological and semantic environment... and results in incorrect evaluations of situations on the personal as well as social and political levels.This leads to improper evaluation and un-sanity or 'insanity'. involvng 'false-to-facts' doctrines and the subsequent orientation by verbal definition or 'intension' and thus verbiage takes precedence over facts. As a result of intensional training by parents and teachers who are unaware of the heavy neurological consequences of the methods they use in educating children. Their complacent 'know-it-all' attitudes have a pernicious influence on the developing mind and mentality of the child who is unable to deal with fears and anxieties.

 Incorrect use of language as influencing thought. By influencing thought processes, language can be used to control peoples' thinking.

Identification as incorrect use of language...The misuse of language results in 'semantic blockages' which lead to improper evaluations and undesirable semantic reactions which prevents curiosity, creativity, and generosity... retards the development of sane human relations and prevents general sanity.

 As the incorrect use of language, the mental process of 'identification' involves 'false-to-facts' doctrines...and the subsequent orientation.... the functioning of the brain engages the thalamus and subcortical layers of the brain without correct stimulation of the cortex... the 'reversed natural order'. This leads to semantic blockages and improper evaluation, un-sanity and insanity and  non-survival... An individual or society unable to evaluate intelligently must resort to the ineffective trial and error methods which lead to conflict, misunderstandings, wars and revolutions... the construction and utilization of new killing machines is not the intelligent scientific approach to solving human problems. In a human civilization, humans matter more than machines or symbols - words. 

in the functioning of our nervous system a special harmful factor which retards the development of sane human relations and prevents general sanity. This harmful factor ...'identification' is spread like an infectious disease through language by parents, teachers and politicians who control the symbolism in the society... insults and innuendoes are used to control and manipulate peoples's semantic reactions in the interest of power and greed. Since identity is defined as 'absolute sameness in all respects' and the 'all' is not possible, then the process of identifying the word with the object is a fallacious one. A definition of any word must invariably leave out many relations attributable to it and the word remains a symbol, devised to represent objective reality. The structure of the collection of symbols which constitute a language becomes merely a representation of the world, analagous to a map of a given territory, and different languages can vary with respect to their accuracy in depicting the 'real' structure of the world being represented. Most people  identify symbols and words with actualities ('symptom' of the immature mind) and make incorrect evaluations of situations on the personal as well as social and political levels.

.many forms of so-called 'mental illness' are characterized by erroneous and inappropriate standards of evaluation of the social environment, and the methods of psychotherapy have demonstrated that by eliminating the process of identification and thus changing those standards, some forms of mental illness can be relieved of symptoms of maladjustment and general sanity can be restored...

 the human organism and human nature perceived wholistically within a multi-dimensional framework includes physical, genetic, political, cultural, familial, historical, social, psychological and semantic dimensions of the environment. The intelligent scientific approach to solving human problems. and human civilizations... humans matter more than machines or symbols - words.

 The elimination of identification is a necessry prerequistie to a formulation of a theory of general semantics and sanity, and constitutes the premise for the nonaristotelian scientific era, otherwise known as the 'adult' stage of civilization.

 terminology ..the revision of the verbal splitting of semantic reactions which are in fact composite, such as mind-body, emotion-intellect, space-time.

Dependent for survival on creative intelligence and intelligent behavior, the human species is able to control its own environment. Respect for the potential intelligence of the human organism and for children as they mature results in the capacity of proper evaluation, adjustment and decision making on personal, social and political levels.

depends on the long period of spiritual growth in infancy and childhood... The young organism of the human species learns from the older individuals in the society. Older generations force their systems of semantics on the young by way of their educational and linguistic structure and habits. If the younger generations cannot accept the older semantic system in the light of their own experiences, then revolutions and social wars result.

Identification as a mental process characteristic of animals..  Identification is an illusory and constrictive... fallacious... mental process which ascribes objective existence to the symbols of language... identifying the word with the object, identifying symbols and words with actualities. Identification is a primitive process of semantics which characterized the pre-human and primitive stage of civilization in so far as they believed in the magic of words. (The next stage, aristotelian or infantile period of human development is characterized by the identification of facts with preconceived creeds, dogmas and judgements).

As a result the individual is unable to formulate the proper evaluations necessary for predictability. They make incorrect evaluations of situations in the personal realm as well as in the social and political realms.

  Identification is a rigid form of adaptation characteristic of animals... but does not necessarily have survival value.... identification is invariably 'false-to-facts' and so produces non-survival semantic reactions and therefore must be considered pathological. The individual is unable to evaluate intelligently and must resort to the ineffective trial and error methods which lead to conflict and misunderstandings.

 Subconscious failings of personality counteract the emergence of the child's true nature and persist in the adult life...

 Identity is defined as 'absolute sameness in all respects' and the 'all' is not possible. A definition of any word must invariably leave out many relations attributable to it and the word remains a symbol devised only to represent objective reality. The structure of the collection of symbols which constitute a language becomes merely a representation of the world, analagous to a map of a given territory, and different languages can vary with respect to their accuracy in depicting the 'real' structure of the world being represented.

The infantile stage of human development is characterized by the identification of facts with preconceived creeds, dogmas and judgements... Facts are made to 'fit' beliefs... the terminology is elementalistic... elementalistic terminology involves dichotomizing i.e. verbal splitting of concepts which are in fact composite or wholistic, such as mind-body, emotion-intellect, space-time and so on.. splitting structural characteristics of the language which we have inherited constitutes an inaccurate representation of reality and the reality of human nature. ..

Meaning of words depends on context...Words can be dangerous if their meanings are not clear. The danger arises from the attempt to hide ignorance behind vague words with vague meanings... convey a general feeling for what we mean not being sufficiently precise so that the errors in our reasoning are not detected... use of words which have too many meanings such as 'democracy'... use of words which arouse emotions such as calling a third world nation 'backward' ... words should be defined in order to engage in meaningful discussion. Rhetoric and verbiage outside of a given context have no valid 'meaning'.

Most terms in the dictionary ... multiordinal. The multiordinality of a term is a natural fact since meaning depends on context. The recognition of the multiordinality of terms is the fundamental mechanism of the full conditionality of human semantic reactions...and is fundamental for sanity...and consequently for our ability to solve our human problems. Change the context of a word and the brain must rethink the meaning.

 language as a factor which interferes with natural thinking processes. By influencing thought processes, language can be used to control peoples' thinking... influence thought Capitalists use words to control ...the 'American people'... 'education' to manipulate peoples' minds and especially the minds of the young. The elementalistic structure of the language is inherited through training ...an inaccurate representation of reality. The lack of proper education hinders development towards self-realization and restricts the individual's achievement of mature adulthood characteristic of the human being and of humanity... An individual or society unable to evaluate intelligently must resort to the ineffective trial and error methods which lead to conflict...

 NON-ELEMENTALISTIC LANGUAGE STRUCTURE

 The elementalistic, splitting structural characteristics of language constitute an inaccurate representation of the human organism perceived wholistically within a multi-dimensional framework of the myriad relations to its physical, genetic, political, cultural, familial, historical, social, psychological and semantic environment. Modern man is not able to adjust effectively to the complexities of modern life without a revision of the structure of the language so that it represents as accurately as possible the empirical structure of the world he lives in, as well as reflecting the structure of the nervous system and following the natural order of nervous impulses in the brain and thus of semantic reactions, from empirical facts to verbal definituions.

 The study of language is concentrated on three main fields: 1. the origin of language - bound up with questions of religion and cosmogeny 2. the relation between language and reality - bound up with epistomology. 3. the structure of language - bound up with the field of linguistics... language reflects cognitive development.

In thinking, grammatical form is more important than the meanings of the words. The formulation of a question is more important than the question itself. A question can be unanswerable not only because there is no answer but because the question itself is nonsensical. "If we had no language by means of which to convey our thoughts and store our knowledge, we would be little different from the lower animals" "If we had no language, we would have no misunderstandings." (3) Terms such as 'science of ethics,' 'science of human nature,' and 'science of education' create a fragmented reality. From a wholistic perception of reality, the concepts of 'ethics', 'human nature' and 'education' are surface manifestations of an underlying pattern of human development. It is suggested that there is a pattern of structural phenomena which underlies the overt manifestations of human nature, human values and human education. This underlying pattern involves the biological striving for survival of the individual human organism and the survival of the human species. The underlying pattern ('Bateson's 'pattern which connects') which connects the 'science of human nature' with the 'science of ethics' and the 'science of education' is the natural development of human intelligence for the survival of the individual human being and the survival of the human species.

Dependent for survival on creative intelligence and intelligent behavior, the human species is able to control its own environment. Respect for the potential intelligence of the human organism and for children as they mature results in the capacity of proper evaluation, adjustment and decision making on personal, social and political levels.

 

 Survival of the human species depends on the long period of spiritual growth in infancy and childhood... The young organism of the human species learns from the older individuals in the society.

 Subconscious failings of personality counteract the emergence of the child's true nature and persist in the adult life.

Identity is defined as 'absolute sameness in all respects' and the 'all' is not possible. A definition of any word must invariably leave out many relations attributable to it and the word remains a symbol devised only to represent objective reality. The structure of the collection of symbols which constitute a language becomes merely a representation of the world, analagous to a map of a given territory, and different languages can vary with respect to their accuracy in depicting the 'real' structure of the world being represented. 'Identification' is a fallacious mental process of ascribing objective existence to words... identifying the word with the object. Identification is a primitive process of semantics based on the belief in the magic of words... identifying symbols and words with actualities ('symptom' of the immature mind) and make incorrect evaluations of situations on the personal as well as social and political levels. As a mental process, identification is a rigid form of adaptation but does not necessarily have survival value.... identification is invariably 'false-to-facts' and so produces non-survival semantic reactions and therefore must be considered pathological. The infantile stage of human development is characterized by the identification of facts with preconceived creeds, dogmas and judgements... Facts are made to 'fit' beliefs... the terminology is elementalistic... elementalistic terminology involves dichotomizing i.e. verbal splitting of concepts which are in fact composite or wholistic, such as mind-body, emotion-intellect, space-time and so on.. splitting structural characteristics of the language which we have inherited constitutes an inaccurate representation of reality and the reality of human nature. ...many forms of 'mental illness' are characterized by erroneous and inappropriate standards of evaluation of the social environment, and the methods of psychotherapy have demonstrated that by eliminating the process of identification and thus changing those standards, some forms of mental illness can be relieved of symptoms of maladjustment and general sanity can be restored... the elimination of identification is a necessary prerequistie to a formulation of a theory of general semantics and sanity...the premise for the scientific era... the 'adult' stage of civilization. the human organism and human nature perceived wholistically within a multi-dimensional framework includes physical, genetic, political, cultural, familial, historical, social, psychological and semantic dimensions of the environment. The intelligent scientific approach to solving human problems. and human civilizations... humans matter more than machines or symbols - words. Words can be dangerous if their meanings are not clear. The danger arises from the attempt to hide ignorance behind vague words with vague meanings... convey a general feeling for what we mean not being sufficiently precise so that the errors in our reasoning are not detected...use of words which have too many meanings such as 'democracy'... us of words which arouse emotions such as calling a third world nation 'backward' ... words should be defined in order to engage in meaningful discussion. Rhetoric and verbiage outside of a given context have no valid 'meaning'. Most terms in the dictionary ... multiordinal. The multiordinality of a term is a natural fact since meaning depends on context. The recognition of the multiordinality of terms is the fundamental mechanism of the full conditionality of human semantic reactions...and is fundamental for sanity...and consequently for our ability to solve our human problems. Change the context of a word and the brain must rethink the meaning. language as a factor which interferes with natural thinking processes. By influencing thought processes, language can be used to control peoples' thinking... influence thought Capitalists use words to control ...the 'American people'... 'education' to manipulate peoples' minds and especially the minds of the young. The elementalistic structure of the language is inherited through training ...an inaccurate representation of reality. The lack of proper education hinders development towards self-realization and restricts the individual's achievement of mature adulthood characteristic of the human being and of humanity... An individual or society unable to evaluate intelligently must resort to the ineffective trial and error methods which lead to conflict...

constructing a language with a new terminology... involving a new theory of meanings ...which takes into account the two premises 1. words are not the object ...'identification' is the mental process of ascribing objective existence to words, a process of semantics which characterized the pre-human and primitive stage of civilization in so far as they believed in the magic of words. 2. no object is in isolation... since identity is defined as 'absolute sameness in all respects' and the 'all' is not possible, then the process of identifying the word with the object becomes fallacious. A definition of any word must invariably leave out many relations attributable to it and the word remains a symbol which represent objective reality. The structure of the collection of symbols which constitute a language becomes merely a representation of the world, analagous to a map of a given territory, and different languages can vary with respect to their accuracy in depicting the 'real' structure of the world being represented. Beneficial manifestations of the human nervous system such as curiosity, creativity, and generosity are prevented from materializng if the misuse of language has resulted in semantic blockages which lead to improper evaluations and undesirable semantic reactions. DICHOToMOUS PERCEPTION elementalistic... verbal splitting of semantic reactions which are in fact composite, such as mind-body, emotion-intellect, space-time. The elementalistic, splitting structural characteristics of the language which we have inherited through training constitute an inaccurate representation of the world ... a multi-dimensional framework of the myriad relations to the physical, genetic, political, cultural, familial, historical, social, psychological and semantic environment. effective adjustment to the complexities of modern life requires a revision of the structure of the language so that it represents as accurately as possible the empirical structure of the world ... as well as reflecting the structure of the nervous system and following the natural order of brain functioning thus of semantic reactions, from observation - empirical facts - to reasoning ...verbal definitions. Orientation by 'intension' or verbal definition and thus verbiage takes precedence over facts. Older generations force their systems of semantics on the young by way of their educational and linguistic structure and habits. If the younger generations cannot accept the older semantic system in the light of their own experiences, then revolutions and social wars result. (Capitalists use words to control the 'American people'. They use 'education' to manipulate peoples' minds and especially the minds of the young).

An individual or society unable to evaluate intelligently must resort to the ineffective trial and error methods which lead to conflict,

The lack of proper education hinders development towards self-realization and restricts the individual's achievement of mature adulthood characteristic of the human being and of humanity... evaluations are distorted as the result of intensional training by parents, teachers and other adults... unaware of the heavy neurological consequences of the methods they use in educating children. Their complacent 'know-it-all' attitudes have a pernicious influence on the child's developing mind and mentality, unable to deal with fears and anxieties. As a result, the children become unable to formulate the proper evaluations necessary for sanity and predictability. Furthermore, the incorrect use of the language involvng 'false-to-facts' doctrines and the subsequent orientation by the reversed natural order, engages the thalamus and subcortical layers of the brain without correct stimulation of the cortex. In this way semantic blockages lead to improper evaluation, un-sanity and insanity and even to non-survival. misunderstandings, wars and revolutions. In a human civilization, humans matter more than machines or symbols humans produce artificial conditions and can overpopulate... they must adjust to the resulting complex environment which is further complicated by the far-reaching effects of their ability to create symbols for things and ideas and then convey these in different languages. Survival of the human species depends on the long period of spiritual growth in infancy and childhood... The young organism of the human species learns from the older individuals in the society. During that time the wrong things can be learned but they are learned nevertheless...as a result of intensional training by parents, teachers and other adults... who are unaware of the heavy neurological consequences of the methods they use in educating children. Language can be used to influence thought - discuss language as a factor which interferes with natural thinking processes. By influencing thought processes, language can be used to control peoples' thinking.

Words can be dangerous if their meanings are not clear. Three kinds of danger: l.The danger arises from the attempt to hide ignorance behind vague words with vague meanings. "In philosophical arguments vague words are extremely popular. This way we convey a general feeling for what we mean, but we do not become sufficiently precise so that the error in our reasoning could be detected. This of course is a dangerous practice." 2. There are words which have too many meanings ('democracy' for example) Words arouse emotions. Calling a Third World nation 'backward' or 'underdeveloped' arouses different emotions. In a philosophical discussion such words should be avoided, or at least defined in order to discourage emotional reactions. A separate language should be constructed for discussions in science and philosophy of science. ...study of general semantics suggests the necessity of ...insults and innuendoes are used to control and manipulate peoples's semantic reactions in the interest of power and greed. Discuss language as a factor which interfers with natural thinking processes. Importance of observation powers. Lanuage as reflecting though not as influencing thought. By influencing thought processes, language can be used to control peoples' thinking. Function of language is to reflect thinking. Language reflects subconscious cognitive processes. Inportance of the subconscious in perception of 'reality'. Reality as truth. The only animal species able to control his own environment, the human being has created an artificially complex environment. In a continual effort to adapt to the artificial environment which he has created for himself, the human has had to devise words to deal with the artificiality and the complexity of the environment which he has created for himself. Terms are continually invented to communicate his perceptions of the new reality which he creates for himself in efforts to understand it and to understand himself. With the capacity for language, the human species has created an artificially complex 'reality'. In a continual effort to adapt to the artificial environment and to create the resulting necessary changes, the human being has had to devise words to deal with the complexity of the environment which he has created. In efforts to understand his environment and to understand himself, terms are continually invented to communicate his perceptions of the reality which he creates for himself. The study of language is concentrated on three main fields: 1. the origin of language - bound up with questions of religion and cosmogeny 2. the relation between language and reality - bound up with epistomology. 3. the structure of language - bound up with the field of linguistics...language reflects cognitive development. In thinking, grammatical form is more important than the meanings of the words. The formulation of a question is more important than the question itself. A question can be unanswerable not only because there is no answer but because the question itself is nonsensical. Most people still identify symbols and words with actualities ('symptom' of the immature mind) and make incorrect evaluations of situations on the personal as well as social and political levels. In fact many forms of 'mental illness' are characterized by erroneous and inappropriate standards of evaluation of the social environment, and the methods of psychotherapy have demonstrated that by eliminating the process of identification and thus changing those standards, some forms of mental illness can be relieved of symptoms of maladjustment and general insanity can be relieved.

 "If we had no language by means of which to convey our thoughts and store our knowledge, we would be little different from the lower animals" "If we had no language, we would have no misunderstandings." (3) Dependent for survival on creative intelligence and intelligent behavior, the human species is able to control its own environment. With the capacity for language, the human species creates an artificially complex 'reality'. In a continual effort to adapt to the artificial environment and to create the resulting necessary changes, the human being has had to devise words to deal with the complexity of the environment which he has created. In efforts to understand his environment and to understand himself, terms are continually invented to communicate his perceptions of the reality which he creates for himself. The terms themselves result in the artifical fragmentation of the natural flow of human existence. Terms such as 'science of ethics,' 'science of human nature,' and 'science of education' create a fragmented reality. From a wholistic perception of reality, the concepts of 'ethics', 'human nature' and 'education' are surface manifestations of an underlying pattern of human development. It is suggested that there is a pattern of structural phenomena which underlies the overt manifestations of human nature, human values and human education. This underlying pattern involves the biological striving for survival of the individual human organism and the survival of the human species. The underlying pattern ('Bateson's 'pattern which connects') which connects the 'science of human nature' with the 'science of ethics' and the 'science of education' is the natural development of human intelligence for the survival of the individual human being and the survival of the human species.