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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.} ========================================================== %MERITS RESPECT HONOR SUPPORT STRUCTURE PATTERNS+030105 %BEHAVIOR THOUGHT ANALYSIS COMMUNICATION EQUATIONS+030105 %THINGS ORDERS NATURAL LAWS CAUSES CONSEQUENCES SIN+030105 %DISCIPLINE CONFORM STANDARDS SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH+030105 %ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP TENSION IMAGINATION DEVIL+030105 %TEMPTATION AUTHENTICITY DOMINATION INTEGRITY TRUE 030105 Much of what merits respect, honor and support depends critically upon highly structured patterns of behavior which put "things" in order. Many human achievements depend upon high levels of discipline in which human behaviors must conform-to-standards regarding how "things" are done and how they are put into "order" according to standard orders. This is certainly the case in scientific research and in the application of the findings of scientific research by applied-scientists in engineering work. It is also the case in many other areas of scholarship. There is, however, a tension between meeting/fulfilling the above kinds of standards --- and promoting imagination, creativity and authenticity on the part of the people who are seeking to fulfill (conform to) the above kinds of standards. Who has the power to do both at the same time? "The Domination System" seeks to promote conformity. Lovers seek to demonstrate authenticity, creativity, spontaneity, honesty, etc. --- in spite of "The Powers That Be" in support of "The Domination System" which creates contexts within which it is risky for lovers to think and act "outside the boxes" which are created by people who are narrowly focused only upon: order, orders, and the promotion of conformity to "good" standards. Scientific research and advancements depend essentially upon: 1. The discernment of new possibilities, 2. The formulation of new hypotheses, 3. The generation of new relationships, 4. Honest examinations of new relationships, 5. Free and open discussions of the above, 6. Clarifications of assumptions/attitudes, 7. Publications of all of the above. When "The Powers That Be" support "The Domination System" in protecting "The Domination System" which promotes conformity, traditions, formalities, etc. --- the natural consequences is the inhibition of the above seven essentials for the advancement of scientific research. Overt and covert dictatorial systems of governance inhibit creativity, experimentation, and honesty about the results of experimentation in human relationships, governance, and cooperation. Such systems inhibit: 1. Non-conventional forms of intimacy. 2. Non-conformity on the part of artists/musicians. 3. Non-traditional forms of families. 4. Changing the rules which define morality. 5. Crossing boundaries of race, class, religion. 6. Thinking outside of standard boxes/paradigms. 7. Threatening the bad orders which are in place. Communities which fail to deal with the above tensions are unlikely to be creative in dealing with changes in their environments and communities; and so unable to maintain both personal and communal integrities --- as environmental changes inevitably do occur over long periods of time. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================