The Conspiracy of the Monkey Mind

I’m working on a blog entry about happiness, but Paul Jones tweeted this article and I wanted to post it: The Conspiracy of the Monkey Mind.

For the devotees of the cult of rationalist materialism, this conspiracy of duality was most profoundly manifest in the concept of the ‘objective observer.’ With fanatic devotion to the dualistic principle that the observer is separate from the observed, they forcibly separated the concepts of human from nature, mind from matter, and science from spirit. Though this approach resulted in technoscience’s phenomenal capacity to rigorously manipulate the physical world, its accompanying worldview justified the dismissal or ignorance of uncomfortable or inexplicable causal connections that did not fit neatly into its proscribed framework.

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