Exploring the Social Imagination

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Darwin's Evolution ~ Isn't it just in our Social Imagination???

I have blogged about Darwin in the past. As a sociologist, I stand still on the idea that whatever we think comes from the social imagination which is the exchange of information. There is nothing else as in how social reality works and the truths we imagine it to be. As a sociologist, I also like to imagine that we operate as a program and we have a Creator. Why? Because if we are talking about observable evidence (Darwian terms) then we have such evidence. We were created in the image of our Creator and we mimic His creativity by creating programs that behave the way we program them to be in relationship. We are constantly engaged in creating things and the computer is the best example of our relationship with the Creator with His Creation. 

As with the aim of AI programs, we have been given free will as in able to freely select data and apply it. The data we select from comes from basic programme which is able to build on interaction with other such programs and an embedded inner default mode, an internal code/command telling us what we are and who made us ~ 'Creation' with a 'Creator'.

The problem with Darwin is that he exists only in the flesh. Therefore, if we were to truly follow Darwin's theory,then we would have to accept that all of what we think we see and want to do stems from the flesh and it alone cannot imagine anything else. Thus it understands reality as random information coming in bit data information put together in our higher animal mind as images which we agree upon as having meaning but purely for self gratification and survival; used by every man/woman who seeks to train their desires and urges to gain the most from them and to control others. 

In accepting that, we should suppose that any man or woman would/should seek their desires first because this follows Darwin's evolution. Even if they were to share or 'be nice' to someone else for a period of time it would only be satisfy their own desires...to take advantage of what that other person or group could offer, and visa versa. This means that whatever we do, is for our own good. 

We could suppose that what is criminalized is only that which keeps anyone 'the other' from fulfilling his/her own 'evolution'; effectively, criminalizing behavior is done by people who also seek their own good as in best interests and by having 'laws' we restrain the natural field of evolution which would in fact not be fair according to Darwin "survival of the fittest", actually coined by Herbert Spencer a Sociologist and follower of Darwin. 

The point being, without God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, Man is just 'flesh' an animal with higher neural capabilities; which makes him/her more dangerous than any other animal. You may be wondering if I am saying that the social imagination is a way of describing that ...Darwin's Evolution?  Yes and No.  Yes, because by not acknowledging the Creator, we live in the flesh and not in the Holy Spirit. In that sense, we are just a higher animal form which socially imagines it is evolving. No, because given we are a creation created by the Creator and in His image, we are not nor ever were evolving from animals. Animals we may have become. Since the Fall, we lost our glorified body and entered into the flesh.  

Now, what we can observe is that all our social imagination can do is imagine the flesh doing this or that, going here or there and running from death; anything else seems beyond our social imagination doesn't it. Which says to me that we are not evolving in our social imagination; unless we are able to imagine more than just the flesh, imagine outside of the flesh ~ that's what creationism is about. Then maybe we are evolving in our social imagination.

*For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools.They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator (Ro. 1:20-26).

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