Sunday, February 07, 2016
The laws of nature or natural law, which is it?
The difficulty seems to come from mixing non-material spiritualism with materialism, and also from assigning too much free-will to man. Difficulties also arise from the human creation of a non-material God who creates eternal laws or divine laws.
Godhood is in and of nature, and it is the laws of nature, not God, which activate the evolution of material life to supermaterial Godhood. Human reason is important but may or may not discern this reality. Nature is bigger than human reason.
So it is “the laws of nature” as understood over time by mankind which we should try to harmonize with, and “natural law” as defined in traditional religion only confuses our understanding.
The laws of nature include human nature. In every human culture ever studied, human nature included, among other things, kin-selection preferences, incest taboos, marriage, hierarchy, division of labor, gender differentiation, localism, and ethnocentrism, with group-selection as the primary unit of selection. If a culture proposes to not include these things, the culture does not last long and it will always return to these things. These things are mainly missing in communism, modern liberalism and post-modernism, and so these “isms” are mainly why the Western world is decadent and declining.
What is in harmony with the laws of nature and human nature? The science of evolution has developed from Darwin to E. O. Wilson and has in the process learned what real human nature is. Human nature remains kin-centered, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, with group-selection as the primary unit of selection. Politically this means that the most rational and just values, relating to real human nature and the laws of nature, lead to the separation of powers and states, and to an ethnopluralism protected by federalism.
The material Godhood which is left out of religion, traditional conservatism and Darwinism is the supermaterial Godhood which material life evolves toward in the natural world. The divine is a level of life we can evolve to become. Life endlessly evolves with no beginning and no end---who can really prove a beginning or an end, or a “motionless” mover? Our mission is to aid in the evolution of life toward real Godhood.
We can return full circle to nature and real human nature while retaining Godhood, conservatism, and enlightened science, with the philosophy of theological materialism.