Inherent human nature as the foundation and driver of society, culture and science
Question from the Internet:
“What is the relationship between science, technology, and society to the lives of human beings and what is its importance?”
The relationship and connection between science, technology and society are the human beings that live in society.
Everything we do and develop originates from our human nature, consciousness, and how we see the world. And since we all live in different societies, all the forms of governance, social structures, economy, culture and science are based on human relationships and how individual beings relate to and interact with each other.
Without understanding basic human nature and in what way we instinctively relate to others, we will never understand why society or culture developed as they did, why we have certain different ideologies and systems in human society and why all of them fail time and time again. We also need to understand our inherent nature and perception in order to see why sciences stopped developing, as if reaching a wall they cannot penetrate.
Our inherent human nature is 100% egocentric, subjective and individualistic. Knowingly or unknowingly, we all make calculations only for our own sake at any given conditions.
Human beings are born without Nature’s instinctive sense of belonging to the system, without Nature’s instinctive mutual responsibility, and no healthy part of Nature would take anything beyond natural necessities and available resources in order not to harm the general balance and homeostasis of the system.
While this is very difficult to observe in Nature as a general system, we can readily observe and learn these basic Natural principles if we examine our own biological body as a model for closed, integrated and interdependent living systems.
As long as we do not feel belonging to each other and to Nature as cells of the same body, we “naturally” make selfish and excessive calculations for ourselves, and we try to survive and succeed at the expense of others and Nature.
This is why society, culture and everything we ever created is based on this ruthlessly competitive, exploitative and individualistic human mindset. And as long as we examine and research Nature with our inherently individualistic, egocentric, and subjective perceptions of reality, we cannot penetrate and understand an integral system like Nature. So our sciences are simply scratching the surface and making wild guesses about the system and its cause-and-effect processes.
Humans being born different from Nature is not our fault; natural evolution created us like that. This has an evolutionary purpose.
On the one hand, we are seemingly independent of Nature with an “outsider”, egocentric, subjective viewpoint. On the other hand, we have a unique human intellect that is capable of critical self-assessment and initiating self-change. We have the ability to recognize that with our instinctive behaviour, we are incompatible with Nature, and as a result, we are harmful to the system and to ourselves.
Thus we have the conscious and proactive ability to start a purposeful and methodical process that leads to our adaptation to Nature and mutual integration with it. This process starts with the integration of individual humans and nations integrating among themselves while each preserving their unique individual characters and abilities.
This will transform human society into a Nature-like global human society where each unique individual and nation will find their most optimal, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing role and function. In this system, everybody will become equally important regardless of their role or function since, in a fully integrated and interdependent living system, each and every part and their mutual contribution is crucial.
This is a process that is dictated and obligated by Nature’s laws. Thus only when we study and understand ourselves, the “operating software” we are born with, and what changes and adaptations Nature’s laws demand from us can we understand what happened to humans before, today and what future we need to build.