vol III Development:
Table of contents
Introduction: From our point of view, the Roman Catholic God is remote, eternal and unchanging. Here we identify the Universe with the dynamic, living God.
Chapter 1: Epistemology: For the practical purposes of survival, communications must be reliable. Epistemology is the discipline that tests the correspondence between messages and the situations they represent.
Chapter 2: Model: The creative step in science is to imagine a model that explains the data. Here we propse a model which fits both the traditional notion of God and the observed properties of ourselves and our world.
Chapter 3: Cybernetics: Living creatures survives, grow and reproduce by controlling themselves and their environment. Cybernetics is the science and communication and control. It shows us the possibilities and limitations of all processes, including life.
Chapter 4: Physics: Given the assumption that God and the Universe are one, physics is the study of God's body. Modern physics is built on quantum theory and relativity. Here we argue that these theories are consistent with the traditional Catholic God.
Chapter 5: Biology: We live, and our life has evolved on a physical foundation. We understand the enormous subtlety and complexity of life by using the theory developed so far to understand the recursive evolution life.
Chapter 6: Psychology: The evolution of our species and our environment has taken billions of years. The evolution of an individual human mind takes only a few decades. Each of us has experienced this development personally and seen it happening in others. This community of human experience is a foundation for the development of a global theology.
Chapter 7: Theology: Theology is talk about God. It is the traditional theory of everything. Theology links our personal, local understanding of the world to a vision of the whole which shows us where we fit in, and how we must act to survive in our divine milieu.
Chapter 8: Love: Love is the nexus between thought and action. The previous section on theology is the apogee of our thought. Now we turn, through love, to putting these thoughts into practice.
Chapter 9: Culture: Culture is the sum of all human communication protocols, things like spoken and written language, music, art, architecture, etc. The insights of religion are communicated through our society by culturally encoded networks.
Chapter 10: Politics: Politics arises because the resources for life are finite. Since everybody cannot have everything they want community choices are necessary, how to do things, what to consume and what to save.
Chapter 11: Religion: Religion is the comnent of culture that applies theology. Religion undertakes this task at the most general level, seeking to specify our place in the whole and so the ultimate meaning of our lives.
Chapter 12: Economics Our health and happiness are closely tied to physical wealth in the form of food, shelter, communications, health care, entertainment and so on. We maximize real freedom of choice by maximizing real wealth without compromising the world that sustains us.
Chapter 13: Design Wealth increases with productivity. Productivity, the wealth created per unit of human effort, is determined by the design of products and productive systems. Better design yields more human benefit with less human cost, less waste and less impact on the environment.
Chapter 14: Work: Work is the physical realization of a design to produce a new organ of life such as a washing machine, a treaty or a marriage. Work is concerned with every little detail that it necessary to make something happen.
Chapter 15: Experience: Our experience range from heavenly through mundane to hellish. Not only is experience the source of our faith and knowledge, but it also the consequence of our actions. In general, we work toward those experience that we like best.
(revised 7 August 2014)