Column ￼ ￼ SECONDSIGHT 30 - 26 Jul 2012
You and Me
By Carlos Cuellar Brown
From an I to a WE culture, we will have to see far beyond our comfort zones, we will have to reach understanding outside our boundaries of individuality.The law of upward causation promotes complexity and basically states that complex organisms will develop from simpler forms. Our bodies are a complex community of 50 trillion cells. Every single cell in our bodies is a self-contained identity, with an intelligence, DNA and life of its own.Take a cell out of a living organism, say some healthy bacteria from our saliva and cultivate it in a petri dish, this cell will likely be independent, survive and possibly duplicate exponentially. So we have evolved out of single cells into these incredible complex organisms capable of amazing sense- experience and performance. At some moment in the evolution of life on this planet, unicellular creatures decided to promote reciprocal behavior so they could increase their inner and outer membranes.To accomplish such emergent behavior they had to cooperate and form larger structures.This way the perception of reality was broadened.The larger surface area gave the new organisms different forms in which to detect environmental signals. This innovation allowed for a fuller experience of the world. Like the pivotal moment when eukaryotes developed elaborate, interconnected membrane-bound compartments.Through these accomplishments, measurements of reality increased, on and on. The mechanistic model of grids and square parts fails to interpret this evolutionary mystery…….