Friday, May 13, 2016
Synthesizing but not balancing the hierarchy of human drives
Are reason, science, nurture, and mind, more important than tradition, religion, intuition, and the material body in nature? I think tradition, religion, intuition, and the natural material body lead reason, science, nurture, and the mind.
We developed reason to enhance the natural drives, to refine the natural drives of survival and reproductive success, not to lead them, but also to refine the deeper drive of the activation of material life to evolve in the material world to supermaterial Godhood.
Rather than “balancing” these drives, it seems more illuminating to describe a hierarchy of drives. We do need all of the traits we evolved, but tradition, religion, intuition, and the material body are more important, and rate a bit higher, than reason, science, nurture, and the mind, which were developed to enhance or refine material evolution.
Too often we thinkers get lost in the weeds of the mind.