Monday, January 18, 2010

Natural Terrorism v Human Terrorism

Sorry if I offend naturalists with the term "natural terrorism".

But the facts which compose reality are not our own.

We can have our own version which we call opinion, but the actual facts are not personal, they are global and therefore belong to none of us personally, but to all of us collectively.

What brings this post up is the ongoing earthquake disaster in Haiti, the great earthquake & tsunami of 2004 in the Indian Ocean, and an email I received from some mystics about the word "eco-cosmology".

The gentleman who emailed me wondered why I did not mention the word "eco-cosmology" as being his creation since he brought it up in a chapter in a book he wrote some decades ago, where his primary focus was eco-philosophy, eco-theology, and the like.

I explained that this blog is "ecocosmology" not "eco-cosmology", then offered to let him write a post here, or I would write one about his blog, or whatever.

In the mean time I put a link to his blog on the blog list here, thinking that would be a compliment in the mean time.

For whatever reason he did not want a link to his site from this blog, and curtly severed the conversation.

One of the statements on his blog is "the cosmos is all light" or something toward a fuzzy feeling effect.

My take on this is that science offends some mystics, and some of the valid mysticism offends some scientists.

Nevertheless, I can't bother myself with the hurt feelings of others, but if they can prove or disprove some aspect of science or mysticism that is fine with me.

But hurt feelings or opinionated offence will not dissuade me from seeking the facts that are not mine personally, but belong to us all.

With that in mind, I advance the notion that terrorism is a natural phenomenon in this galaxy.

It wasn't all love and light that brought the tsunami disaster or the Haiti disaster was it?

It was natural terrorism.

People were killed, maimed, and destroyed.

People were terrified, which is pure natural terrorism.

When people do that to other people it is human terrorism.

All terrorism is "bad", but some of it is natural bad, some is human bad.

The tenets of Ecocosmology point out that the Sun, at some point, will become a terrorist, destroy every living thing on this planet, then destroy the planet itself.

You can call that light and get all warm and fuzzy with it if you want to, but I call it natural, cosmic terrorism.

If our solar and stellar science is correct stars support life for a span of time, but then they take it all back ... UNLESS ... we become cosmic adults.

This blog takes the position that we become cosmic adults via the developments of memetic evolution, not biological evolution.

We evolve our cosmic ability by working together toward developing competent technology for our collective good, rather than killing each other off, killing the ecosystem of this planet, thereby becoming unfit to survive in this cosmos.

The war on terrorism must be a cosmic effort against natural, cosmic terrorism as well as our human habit of depraved terrorism of various and sundry sorts.

The tenets of Ecocosmology point out that we can become fit, we can survive natural terrorism, if we first rid ourselves of human terrorism.

P.S. The photo at the top of this post is from Los Alamos National Laboratory reflecting, in part, the nature of our terror based technology today.

The military has control of the development of technology so we use primitive rocket science, mainly focused on delivering terror on this planet in the form of WMD.

The definition of "terror" is:

ter⋅ror –noun

1. intense, sharp, overmastering fear ...

2. an instance or cause of intense fear or anxiety; quality of causing terror ...

3. any period of frightful violence or bloodshed ...

4. violence or threats of violence used for intimidation or coercion; terrorism.

(Dictionary). The definition of "ism" is:

ism –noun

a distinctive doctrine, theory, system, or practice

(Dictionary). It would seem, then, that a natural action which causes terror fits the mold of this post because we are talking about a solar system wherein terror occurs.

Terror is a matter of degree of fear, it is extreme fear, and need not be caused by humans to have the effect of terrorism.

But either way, terror is not good so neither is terrorism, no matter what the source.


RDatta said...

The Free Dictionary Online:

ter·ror·ism (tr-rzm)
The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the INTENTION of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.

Dredd said...


ter·ror n. 1. Intense, overpowering fear ... 2. One that instills intense fear ... 3. The ability to instill intense fear ... 4. Violence committed or threatened by a group to intimidate or coerce a population, as for military or political purposes.

ism n. ... A distinctive doctrine, system, or theory

The solar system is a distinctive system that invokes terror in those species who have been in an earthquake, seen a meteor destroy species on earth, or suffered the terror of tornadoes.

The sun is central to the solar system, and it will, according to solar scientists, destroy all planets out to Mars in the future. There will be terror if we last that long to see it happen.

Put that together and you have terrorism not of the organic kind, but terrorism non-the-less.

Randy said...

We do face terrifying events which have their origin in the natural cosmos, but the greatest danger to the survival of our species at this time is our species.

If we can't face ourselves and pull together then we will not be able to face the terror that the cosmos will bring our way.