Dear Dr. Svenja Flaßpöhler,
(Editor-in-Chief of Philosophie Magazin)
At the "Philosophical regulars' table on the sensitisation of society" (on 12 December 2021, on TV-3Sat) you said at the end that you would have liked to be more sensitive to the things you cannot yet understand. I see a way in which I might be able to help you with that.
The whole discussion around this table, as well as all other discussions on similar topics, always assume that our society is a "collection" of individuals. The young children are outside the discussion anyway, and the young people only so far as "material" that is still to be "shaped" by the adults. In this situation, awareness and resilience are also seen as a property of thinking people; we just have to think of how we could acquire a new personal property. The sum of these individual qualities is then supposed to "improve" society. But there is "a fat worm" in this approach. And it is much deeper than one might think.
We only see and understand our society as well as our understanding of the entire universe around us. Sounds exaggerated? But it isn't. Why? Because it is precisely from this understanding that our view of human beings individually and their societies in general emerges. Materialistic science (based on traditional 20th century physics) can no longer contribute anything new or sensible to this understanding.
We must switch from this physics to a universal philosophy. This philosophy is based on a unified science that gives us a much different, more comprehensive picture of human beings and their societies.
The entire universe is quantised. This means nothing more, but also nothing less, that all natural processes, thinking and feeling included, are always connected with a portioned (just - quantised) energy transfer. The matter-mind quanta that make up all objects in the universe (including humans, ants, viruses, planets and stars) belong to a spectrum of all possible quanta.
The middle of this spectrum is the level of membranes, the universal boundary between the quanta of the inanimate world and the quanta of living organisms. The quanta of the inanimate world, the quarks, atomic nuclei, atoms and molecules have already been described quite well in traditional physics. With the quanta of living organisms, however, we are still far from a full description (and full understanding).
And this is the point for which I would like (or even have to) sensitise you, dear Mrs. Flaßpöhler. Today's science (neurology and brain research included) still follows the traditional path, on which only the tissue quanta and nerve quanta could be well researched and understood. The two higher levels of the entire spectrum of all possible quanta are still to be discovered. However, traditional physics cannot help with this in any way.
The brain quanta are a still completely unrecognised level of the energetic activities in our minds. The brain quanta do not need (and therefore have) any organic boundaries, no membranes, because they are already shielded in our heads from the inanimate world. Today's brain researchers have never heard of them, that's why they don't search for them. They try to understand what they can observe with their "image-producing" devices on the basis of nerve quanta (neurons and other brain cells). They cannot succeed. I would say they have to do some major rethinking to understand thinking.
But now it gets even thicker. The highest level of the spectrum of matter-mind quanta is formed by the super brain quanta. This is a class of energetic quanta that has been completely unknown until now, but has been broadly present in many living (but only larger) organisms for millions of years (in the great dinosaurs and mammals of yesteryear and today). The average size of a superbrain quantum is about 50 cm. Such quanta do not fit (or only fit individually) in our own heads. However, our super brain quanta are abundant in our "innards". We actually know this quite well, and have known it since childhood. This is because only these large quanta (and not even the brain quanta) are "responsible" for our feelings. There is no point in looking for any centres for feelings in our heads. After the enormous cosmic catastrophe around the year -4720 (which lasted a total of about 4000 years), the bodies (and the heads) of the people who survived this catastrophe shrank to such an extent that our feelings only survived in the form of our "gut feelings".
But now back to the topic of sensitisation. We live today (2021) in the seventh Evolutionary Civilisation of our genus (and species) Homo sapiens Sapiens. I call it our First Global Civilisation. We humans are just starting to grow again. So are our heads. That's why we are starting to notice our feelings again. We're becoming more sensitive. And also more charming. It is a natural process. But we should not overestimate it. Just as individuals grow up, we as a species gradually become more mature, wiser and more sensitive. I hope so. And I hope that Universal Philosophy can explain these processes to us much better, deeper, and simpler than all the other "fairy tales for adults".
With kind regards,
Dr. Peter Jakubowski