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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %AVOID ADDRESS SPEAK TALK SILENCE QUIET ASSUME+940413 %PARADIGM ULTIMATE CONCERN WORSHIP IDOLATRY LOVE+940413 %SEPARATE ALIENS OBJECT MANIPULATE EVIL DIALOGUE+940413 %SCIENTISTS TECHNOCRATS OBJECTIVITY REFLEXIVITY 940413 When people seek to return from Objectivity to Love as the ground of being true to themselves and each other as essentially inter-connected people---those people who are essentially dis-connected from each other as isolated objective observers---are bound to seek to discredit in alienative ways any return from Objectivity to Love as absurd---without daring to speak to, or be in dialogue about, the assumptions which they are making, or address the evidence which is consistent with and/or inconsistent with the assumptions which are being made. People who are operating out of paradigms of fear, insecurity, defensiveness, manipulation and attempts to be in control---find it unthinkable to seek to be fully true to themselves and each other; and therefore find it unthinkable to assume that they might be essentially inter-connected people---rather than as essentially dis- connected collections of elementary objects functioning according to deterministic laws of objective processes. When people are operating out of essentially different paradigms---essentially different sets of ultimate assumptions and ultimate beliefs---it is difficult for them to recognize, acknowledge and/or talk about their contrasting sets of ultimate assumptions. Some of them are far more likely to ridicule each other while refusing to recognize, acknowledge and/or talk about each other's differing ultimate assumptions, beliefs and convictions. Often it is difficult for us to openly and honestly consider an alternative hypothesis which is based upon essentially different sets of ultimate assumptions and ultimate beliefs---and so we express our own narrow and limiting paradigm by asking only those questions which are consistent with the assumptions and ultimate beliefs upon which our own paradigm is based. We blind ourselves to the evidence in support of contrasting assumptions and ultimate beliefs---and claim that alternative liberating paradigms are unreasonable. In fact many alternative paradigms only appear unreasonable to us---because we blindly refuse to consider the assumptions and beliefs which would free us, return our ability to see and be in dialogue, and so return us from alienative objectivity to integrative Love as a working hypothesis. Thus scientists, technocrats and those who admire their ways, are often trapped in what appears to be unbiased objectivity, when they are actually blinded by an exclusive paradigm which prevents them from even considering alternative hypotheses. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================