Adding to Critical Thinking

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May 26, 2020

In a previous post, we defined moral as a quality that produces happiness for now and for as long as possible, for the self and for as many entities as possible.

The problem is that the Negative Force (the force that is tasked to create reality) is designed to limit and compress things. This limitation is seen in the ego in actively-conscious entities*.

*It is actually strongest in non-living (non-actively-conscious) entities. For example, a knife that is used to stab a person will not feel any guilt in being the cause of the person’s suffering, because it is unable to express feelings by design.

This ego is the feeling of the self and manifests as ‘I’ or ‘me’. Too much Negative Force will lead to a strong ego which values only ‘me, me, me’, instead of other entities. In this state, there is no critical analysis of one’s feelings – an egotistic person just does what he does without anaylzing his feelings behind it.

Ideally, this critical feeling should be done by the heart as a sixth or intuitional sense. The problem is that heart is commonly overpowered by the other five senses:

  • sight
  • touch
  • hearing
  • smell
  • taste

These send their data to the brain which can receive five data streams for every one feeling stream from the heart.

The Traditional Solution to Increase Critical Feeling

Traditionally, the feeling was increased to overcome the five senses through the imposition of moral philosophy. This was then deployed by two groups:

  1. The government, monarch, or emperor through traditions or policies
  2. Religion through religious laws and scriptures

Golden ages were times when these were succesfully done:

  • Pax Romana was brought about by Roman Legalism and Stoicism
  • The prosperity of the Song and Ming dynasties were from the imposition of Confucianism and Neo-confucianism respectively
  • Japan’s rise was due to the imposition of a Japanese version of Confucianism by the Tokugawa and Meiji Restoration
  • The British Empire from the Glorious Revolution and their philosophy of enlightened liberalism from John Locke

These golden ages result in wealth which then bombards the five senses, leading to tde decline of the morals that created the wealth:

  • Pax Romana was destroyed by imperial instability
  • The Song were destroyed by the Mongols just as the Ming were destroyed by the Qing
  • Japan was defeated in World War II
  • The British Empire was challenged and weakened by the Americans who enshrined a shallow kind of materialist liberalism

Our Solution: Let Artificial Intelligence Support and Encourage Both Critical Thinking and Feeling

Nowadays, critical thinking is encouraged by data science wherein the data analyst must use different techniques to make sense of huge amounts of data.

These techniques can also be applied onto the constant barrage of feelings that we get in order to make sense of them and unify them with the feelings of society as the public interest. This requires a classification of feelings, just as logic has a classification of truths and fallacies as red herring, false dilemma, non-sequitir, Occam’s razor, etc.

An example of feeling-classification is the categorization of anger as:

  • anger from disappointment
  • anger from offense
  • anger from frustration
  • anger from betrayal
  • and so on

These then drill down onto the causes of disappointment, offense, frustration, betrayal, etc. This will then make people aware whether some people have too-high expecations, excessive sentimentality, intemperance, or too much attachment, in order to prevent the probabiltiy of anger.