We have seven sure intelligences according to Gardner. Mathematical, Spacial, Kinesthetic, Musical, Linguistic, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal. I'm an educator and so these intelligence's are taught to us as teachers to better educate our students.
SO, it is interesting we can find all those SKILLS in nature as well.
Our brain came from nature, so it is a reflection of nature. It should be able to give us clues into what nature is.
Our brains are wired to perceive random and non random processes. It is not that one side is creative and the other is logical. Both sides can be either. This is shown in recent studies. The difference is in how the side of the brain approaches the problems and perceives the world.
We also know nature is both random and non random. We can see in genetics and in mathematics, in biology, and in physics that nature has random aspects but also non-random aspects too. It seems things go from random to non-random.
Nature is also very mathematical! Is this a coincidence? Of course not. Our brains came from nature so of course our brain would be perceiving what nature is!
Let us look at the seven main intelligences.
Nature is mathematical. Our brains are wired for maths. Nature has space and dimension. Our brains are wired for spacial intelligence. Nature has sounds and our brains our wired for music/sound and patterns. Nature moves and our brains our wired Kinesthetically.
When we look at a particle spinning beautifully it has a kind of kinesthetic intelligence. When we see a dancer circle beautifully she exemplifies this same ability. Particles are also always moving. Movement is essential for nature to function.
When we look at how the universe is arranged we can sum it up mathematically and then we also have people who are mathematically gifted.
When we look at nature we see a universe of space and dimensions and everything around us occupies space and dimension and there are people who are very specially inclined and who can visualize spaces inside their mind perfectly.
When we look at nature we can hear sounds permeating from objects hitting each other or from the friction of something or spin of something and there are also people who are musically inclined to hear patterns of sounds well.
Is it any wonder that our human intelligence also posses these qualities?
What about linguistic, interpersonal and interpersonal qualities of nature?
We can see linguistics on a fundamental level in nature too when we look at the communication of bacteria or when we put a heartbeat next to another heartbeat and they conform to each other or how we have a quark and the majority of virtual particles that pop in are quarks (though some might be photons or gluons). There seems to be a communication on a fundamental level.
While humans use language, we can see all of nature has a basic form of communication from physics to genetics and chemistry.
We can see interpersonal skills in nature when we look at physics and particles having to interact with fields and when we look into genetics and see how the interactions have to interact with each other. Nature does have many inter-relationships on a fundamental level.
Humans have relationships with the outside world, and nature fundamentally has interactions with other parts of nature all the time.
Even with interpersonal skills we see in nature that genes duplicate themselves and even with virtual particles, because the majority of virtual particles pop in according to whatever is there -it seems it conforms-- there is a kind of duplication there as well.
While humans might have a good interaction with themselves, nature also fundamentally keeps a good relationship with itself by duplicating itself.
So, I just thought these correlations were interesting and wanted to share them.
It is also interesting that all animals have various intelligences and all these intelligences are reflections of what nature is as well, in my opinion.
As a Montessori teacher who had to study the brain development of people, also consider apes and primates, I also learned that everything is from the inside out. Our brains work this way too, and so as reflections of nature this makes perfect sense.
We are not blank slates born to be told externally what to be and what to do. We have internal senses which direct us into ourselves. Our environment nurtures this internal sense or destroys it. In Montessori, the child learns to be/have self-directed, self-taught, self-corrected, self-respect, self-reliance, self-education.
We see within our own minds, not the brains--not the structure, but what comes out of the structure of our brains, the immaterial aspect, a very real reflection of the way nature works as well.
I've also noticed that nature does 2 things all the time. Create and consume. Now, I would agree that the fundamental energy itself is neither created nor consumed, but this fundamental energy --however intentional or accidental-- does in fact create something and consume something all the time.
Consciousness does this too. The mind inside the brain likes to create and consume all the time as well. We are usually doing one or the other.
The next question is Memory. We see memory is our conscious minds, in the conscious minds of animals and even of bacteria. We find memory in cellular memory in the duplication of DNA/RNA. Do particles, electrons, and virtual particles possess a certain memory as well?
Does memory exist on a fundamental level? This is important because how are our experiences retained if a Spirit exists? Memory or experience, if retained, on a particle level would be a very interesting finding.
Further, when we reach the most fundamental form of energy that we are aware of today which are virtual particles, we find probability equations. Perhaps not actual space or time or a physical things, But a probability.
It is kind of like an idea in a mind. I have an idea and it has a probability of coming to fruition or not, of surviving or not. Perhaps when we say the Mind of God, it is a lot like the probability distribution of the virtual particle in some ways. I would say not in all ways, but in some ways.
Compassion, Bonobos and Religion:
However- does this mean religion has nothing to do with compassion?
In my view, I see nature as providing the tools to be compassionate, the ability to exhibit compassion...but I would not suggest that nature in itself nurtures this. Nature itself can be very brutal and in fact discourage this quality, though you may have the capacity for it.
Having the ability to be compassionate and acting compassionately are two different matters.
Religion on the other hand offers for many a sense of fellowship, song, music, companionship, hope, love, faith for even the impossible to occur in their lives, for emotional support, and sometimes financial support, for a listening ear and many times friends for life. All of these aspects help to foster a sense of care for your fellow man and to act in kindness or compassion. Most religions teach this from Buddhism, to Christianity, and even Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.
I tend to think that the practice of compassion helps to develop it more so in your own brain and then pass it along to others as well. This giving of compassion becomes contagious and helps to develop a world in which we live where more compassion is shown.
I also tend to think this act effects our genes and epigenetic directly and is also passed onto our children through our genes. So, when you are compassionate, you are changing your brain wiring but also your epigenetics which will effect your genes and will effect your future children directly.
What we do matters. How we act matter. Both have a direct impact on ourselves, others, and the world.
So, in this sense religion has played an important role and I have to wonder if religion did not exist at all if our sense of compassion would have developed to be the highest of all animals, or if we would have digressed to become even lesser than the Bonobos.