As the prime survival trait of the human species, social constructs present capabilities not attainable through any other means. A social construct is a concept that only exists if two or more people agree it exists (it’s only an idea if held by a single person). You can’t hold a social construct in your hand, or point to it with your finger. It can only be described as a mental concept. That said, social constructionism is one of the prime reasons humans have advanced so far, despite a litany of physical limitations. Continue reading
Category Archives: Universal Rights
Cosmic Level of Sociality
Of the many levels of sociality, the top position stands at the cosmic level. However, this level is reserved for species who have demonstrated all lower levels with consistency.
For an individual to care for their person is one level: this is level-one, a required disposition of any species in having a sense of self-preservation.
Level-2 includes an individual’s family: care for siblings and offspring. Evidence of this in nature is abundant, as any species defending a nest or a burrow would easily confirm.
Level-three aims at one’s community: a sense of empathy for those who are part of a local group or tribe. This level is where interesting things are found: teamwork, social order, and where community values are built.
Universal Rights and Healthcare
As with any species of advanced sociality, self preservation is a required trait for any species’ continued survival. This basic trait responsible for the continued existence of a species takes many shapes — relative to the needs of said species.
This author previously alluded to an upcoming article concerning self preservation — not healthcare. However, many key points overlap between these two — more critical in concept for the latter. That said, more on self preservation will be covered after this article. Continue reading
Universal Rights & Sustainable Social Governance
The entropic style of adaptation for any species of sociality is intrinsic to said species as continually adapting to the environment supporting its very existence. Without this fundamental connection, no organism could survive in its own environment without an ability to adapt to even the slightest change in the environment.
It is the environment that shapes the abilities and functions of all species dwelling within. Likewise, the composition of any environment is defined by all things contributing to said environment. No separation could be implied, for the existence of a plant is as critical a component of an environment as any animal species within the same environment — all are players. Continue reading
Upcoming articles will come under two titles: Universal Rights and Sustainable Governance, and Universal Rights and Self Preservation. Continue reading
Open Letter to Neil deGrasse Tyson: SETI as you like it?
Should we be looking for intentional EM signals?
The SETI program represents an unquenchable desire we humans have in learning more about who we are within the grand scheme of things. However, the fundamental arguments supporting the search for stray signals as an indicator of cosmic life are counterintuitive. To go one step further and redefine this need as a search for intentional EM signals is a galactic blunder. Continue reading
Universal Rights & Unsustainable Social Function
A social entity is an organization as functioning in response to the pressures from a social construct. These include organizations who manufacture products or offer services — public or private — their existence or function can be non-essential to a species of sociality.
If a social entity fails to function sustainably, it is without the universal right to continue said unsustainable function. For an unsustainable social entity to receive continued support from a social construct — defines said social construct as unsustainable — inherently detrimental to the capabilities of a species of sociality. Continue reading
Evolved Sociality: Viability of Modern Social Constructs
Any species exhibiting sociality is the result of a species adapting to an environment laden with challenges — naturally solved by evolved sociality. Sociality does not develop in response to nothing, magically beneficial to a species’ function in a given environment. Sociality is proof of sustainable function, for without it, no species could survive an environment fraught with challenges — specifically solved by sociality. No less is this function needed to survive, than for a herd of elephants forming a protective circle around their young at the sight of predators. Continue reading
Species of Sociality: Sustainable Genetic Morality
Is morality a conscious skill, or an inherent trait of sentience? To sight differences draws questions over noble discipline verses a natural instinct. What would define morality as noble, and why revere it with such social admiration? Questions such as these relegate this topic to a subjective concept — philosophically musing and possibly untenable as biological law in humanity. To understand how morality is seen as a biological law, sociality must be addressed. Continue reading
Universal Rights & Free Speech — a Scientific Process.
Speech is a Universal Right. Without speech, individuals of a society could not communicate with each another. Communication is a fundamental function of a species exhibiting sociality. Without communication, the sole supporting behaviour of sociality simply wouldn’t exist — not unlike an electric grid, or telephone network (without wires, the grid or network cannot exist). Logically, for any species to exhibit sociality is directly qualified as a sustainable function — as a response to the environment that shaped the genetic evolution of said species. Continue reading
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