Belief systems are a particular way of seeing the world. They influence the way we think, act and many of the decisions we make. In the past, the tribe or religion one was born into dictated one’s belief systems. Now, if you live in the western world, whether you are religious or not, the primary definer of your belief system is scientific theory.

It is helpful to examine our belief systems in order to better understand our actions and motivations. Here are four different scientific theories which are currently operational in 21st century American culture.

*The following terms coined by the author:
Machergy: like a machine, machine energy.
Mattergy: matter is energy moving at different speeds. It is all energy.
Spinergy: spontaneous emergence teeming with spinning energy.

The four scientists listed above are:
Isaac Newton: 1643-1727, English Mathematician, astronomer and natural philosopher.
Albert Einstein: Germany 1879-1955 Princeton, NJ. Theoretical Physicist.
Ilya Prigogine: Moscow 1917-2003  Belgium. Physical Chemist.
Mae-Wan Ho: Hong Kong 1941-2016 England. Biochemist and Biophysicist.

Now that you are familiar with the four basic theories, let’s explore a variety of subjects through each one. As you read through them, see if any of these theories feel particularly familiar to you, or if any of them sound new or different. Perhaps there are some you would like to have more integrated into your life. Is it time for a change in belief systems?

 

Conclusion

What do you believe? Who is right? Does any one of these theories have to be right? Can they all be simultaneously accurate? Physicist David Bohm points out that theories are merely “ever-changing insights.” We must continue to explore our ever-changing insights and realize that is all they are. They are not a description of reality as it is, they are merely different ways of looking at the world. These four theories could be applied to any number of subjects, such as education, oil, climate change, to expose further insights. It is a great practice to begin.

Remember: How you look is what you see.

© Theresa C. Dintino

 

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