minddancer - philosophy
Soul from the point of view of computer scientist
Analysis of ladder of beings
distinguishing of levels
indivisibility of beings
ladder of created beings
Analysis of powers of soul
beauty and intelligence
intellect measurement problem
algorithm of awareness
expansion of consciousness
hypothesis concerning Genesis
continuum of feelings
inner harmony of psychology
sensing the spirit of the person speaking
episteme of persons
model of human development
breakdown of concepts
crack of human nature
meaning of the word 'love'
promise of purity
projects of SI
christianity towards SI
conclusion from the existence of angels
history of the term "soul"
perspectives of SI
credo "Quicumque Salvus vult esse"
image of the Trinity in human nature
prayer before logging on to the internet
about salvation to non-believers
ad verbum, ad sensus, ad mentem
meditation, prayer of the heart, prayer of living faith
sanctifying grace, f. Żychliński, f. Pio
sanctifying grace, St. Joan of Arc
sanctifying grace, St. Faustina
autonomy of God
indivisibility of human nature
confession, St. Faustina
sex and morality
knowing God is only by analogy
Duns Scotus on the ladder of beings
meaning of the word "neutrum"
superstition of materialism and reism
soul is the form of the body
in tomism there is no duality
qualities of glorious body
strengthening the powers of the soul
grammar, dialectic, rhetoric
education for death
Michel Quoist "Between man and God"
St. Thomas Aquinas, prayer
For the first time I encountered with informatics in primary school.
During studies I became interested in artificial intelligence,
and I was looking unaided for the truth about man and God.
As a result of this search, I discovered
that only faith gives any answer to the question,
whether it is possible to build a general artificial intelligence.
I have included here a summary of responses to the question of artificial intelligence
which in my opinion are given by christian religion.
Outlined here, interpretations of ladder of beings, of powers of the soul,
of original sin, of the ground of paranormal pehnomena,
and anthropological vision, which I called 'christian holism',
they sometimes go beyond the teaching of the Church,
but they are thought by me in the spirit of obedience to this teaching,
my current state of knowledge does not oppose this teaching,
and in some of them I am not quite secluded.
If anything here is opposed to the teaching of the Church,
this happens without my intent and knowledge.
When I will closer get to know the relevant portion of the Church's teaching then I will correct my views.
I will do so, because I believe more to the team of people, than a single man.
I have often encountered a stunning fine-tuning of my intuition by someone else.
I do not own the truth if the truth is what I learned.
I touch issues in the field of philosophy, psychology and theology.
I did not study any of these areas, as like I studied computer science.
This is not a scientific work, because it is based on the hypothesis of faith.
Put simply: if Jesus rose from the dead, the views presented here may be true.
My additional criteria are: compliance with the experience of life,
logic, as far as possible reliance on recognized sources.
I try to express my intuitions by quotes from well known sources.
This work presents a model of man, written in the form of a series of formulas.
Plays in my life the role of a compass, map, reference point.
It is the realization of Thomistic philosophy, the most representative for Christianity.
Syntheticity and brevity are the result of the following facts:
- these thoughts are a synthesis of my more that ten years quest (...)
- they help me in spiritual warfare and working over myself
- the smaller the volume of the text, the less distortion in perception.
The text is organized thematically around the following concepts:
ladder of beings (body, soul, spirit), the powers of the soul (memory, intellect, will).
and is a description of the various aspects of them in the form of loose thoughts.
It is the application of the phenomenological method of thinking.
Motives with which I guided myself with respect to the chapter "Analysis of the ladder entities":
Reminder, and the development ladder beings St. Thomas Aquinas,
which is a synthesis of science and religion on the ground of metaphysics.
metaphysics is a branch of philosophy dealing with beings in general,
not just those that are possible to investigate by the senses and instruments.
For me, metaphysics is the study of the properties of the substance created by God.
Regarding to the chapter "Analysis of the powers of the soul":
From the tradition of the church I know this thought:
'Sin destroys in man the image of God, the grace is repairing it;
sin is like smoking of the mirror'.
I wanted to look for characteristics of this image
and I stuck on a morbid considering of cabbalistic trinity.
My mother showed me the analogy given by St. Catherine of Siena
which she may partly drew from St. Augustine.
The soul is the image of God. Virtues make her resemble God.
Examination of the powers of the soul as an image of the Holy Trinity
it is probably a virtue. For me it is faith, adoration, ...
Regarding to the chapter "Psychology":
Understanding of modern psychology,
finding christian approach to her,
that allows orientation and application in practice.
I also managed to experience that the psychology
aims to help people, improve their lives;
that good intention dominates in her .
Regarding to the chapter "Artificial Intelligence":
Outline the Christian position on this technology.
In popular publications on this subject, that I know by now,
an atheistic worldview dominates, usually tacitly accepted,
and yet artificial intelligence is not a bad thing
and its consideration is not incompatible with faith in God.
My philosophy is not to make me a man famous or rich.
It aims to make me a happy man in this and in the next life.
From the conversations on the discussion group I deduced that this is the most important goal of philosophy in general.
From the Bible I know God's wisdom gives the highest and most lasting happiness.
I experienced that obedience to God gives me the best happiness.
I was not always obedient to God. If I were, fewer people would suffer.
I experienced that the Eucharist gives me strength for the good life, and that without it I can not do.
Thus, according to the best of the current sources I know,
and according to my imperfect understanding, human nature is this :
Analysis of ladder of beings.
prof. Stefan Swieżawski "Tomasz re-read"
Bible for Windows
about. prof. Mieczyslaw Krąpiec OP "About anthropology integral" (mirror)
Polish Society of Thomas Aquinas
The ladder of beings by Thomas Aquinas:
singula, complexa, plants, animals, natural man, man in state of grace.
below I've included quotes from the Bible confirming the distinction of the ladder of beings
"Then the Lord God formed man of the dust of the earth
and he breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;
so that the man became a living soul." Gen 2: 7
"The man gave names to all cattle,
birds of the air, and to every beast of the field,
but has not found a help suitable for a man." Gen 2:20
"And I will bring upon the earth a flood to destroy all flesh under heaven
in which is the breath of life; everything that exists on the earth shall die," Gen 6:17
"All creatures in which there was the breath of life, came after a few Noah into the ark." Gen 7:15
"All beings, in which the nostrils was the breath of life,
all that lived on land, died." Gen 7:22
"In his hand - the breath of life and soul of every human being." Job 12:10
"I said to myself: Due to the sons of men is so.
God wants them to experience for them to know,
that they are but animals." Koh 3:18
"And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior." Luke 1: 46-47
"So it is written: He became the first man, Adam, a living soul,
the last Adam a reviving spirit. " 1 Corinthians 15:45
"Very God of peace sanctify you wholly,
your whole spirit, soul and body
be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. " 1 Thessalonians 5:23
"The author pointed out here that the man was not found among the animals a being equal to himself."
Millenium Bible, Issue 3, footnote to Gen 2:20
"These three terms mean the whole redeemed human being:
body, soul, supernatural life "
Millenium Bible, Issue 3, footnote 1 Thessalonians 5:23
"The Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit (Lord) -
1) the breath of God's creative word or creative power of God,
ruling over everything and animating everything;
2) the third Person of the Trinity;
3) the same "spirit" - whole supernatural gifts at Christian
4) the human soul
Millenium Bible, 3rd edition, Dictionary
distinguishing of levels
singula - complexa
Singula (single) are elementary particles and atoms,
complexa (complex) are chemicals and macroscopic bodies.
"Quantum theory generally does not allow for accurate prediction of the behavior
of the elementary particles, but allows accurate calculation of the chance (probability) on
specific behavior of them at the time of measurement. Therefore, sometimes it is said that
on the microworld probabilistic determinism applies. In this way modern physics
limits the possibility of using the idea of determinism in the microworld. The belief that
determinism seems to apply in macroworld, is primarily the result of
the law of large numbers (macroscopic bodies are made up of a vast number of
microparticles). Similarly, it is easier to predict the behavior of the crowd than the individual. "
prof. Zbigniew Jacyna-Onyszkiewicz "metacosmology"
information ~ 'maya' ~ material ~ substance ~ casual being
'maya' - the concept of Hinduism, mens an illusion, the veil of the visible world,
herein understood as referring only to the matter.
Defense of Berkeley ontology on the basis of theology:
the human soul is immortal, and the matter is destructible.
symbol '~' means relationship 'is similar by characteristics, related by essence'
complexa - plants
All living beings have the breath of life
Characteristic feature: body fluids; manifestation: 'aura' in the demonic clairvoyance
"Dead human bodies do not create so-called Kirlian effect, although they are still warm and you are free to measure
temperature within them, they do not produce 'aura' around them. Aura is characteristic
for living people, extends beyond the limit defined by the human skin. It is most distininct around
head, hands and along spine. It was achieved to photograph this phenomenon and then present
dynamically in the form of a color film. The colors are different in health and disease. Aura can be seen
by some seers, some of 'healers' and even some mentally ill (cases like
these were described in the psychiatric literature - they were treated mostly as a symptom of
mental illness). We still do not know why just those people can see the aura around human,
and most people do not see it. This is not certainly just the heat, because thermography consists
on something else. In addition, the aura disappears immediately after the death of the body,
and the dead body temperature adjustes to ambient temperature. Aura is also around animals and plants.
It is not out of the question that the luminous aura around the human body may be related to the energetical activity
of inner man. Currently, we are not able to determine the essence of this energy,
or where she comes from. This is a challenge for scientists - not limiting themselves to merely
the study of the material world, visible and measurable. "
doc. med. Stanisław Krzak "Joyful story about the inner man" /page not found for mirroring/
Film "Final Fantasy" is a nice illustration bioether
texts of ks. prof. Sedlak are also beautiful metaphor of this difference. bion
plants - animals
Animals and humans have a brain and a heart *, unlike plants.
Other criterion of division between animals and plants: animals are only heterotrophic.
*About their mutual influence on each other:
Kepner James "body in the process of psychotherapy Gestalt"**
Alexander Lowen "Love, Sex and the heart" and "Spirituality of the body"
Antoni Kępiński "Fear"
- Common element in theories shown: contraction / expansion
This observation is inspired by "Tips for educator and psychologist" 31.10.2000,
Education for the death, dr. Ireneusz Pyrzyk, 11: 23-15: 27
**Gestalt is adaptable in Christianity.
It is based on the fact that the psychological trauma leave traces in the body
manifested sometimes by psychosomatic disorders.
By appropriate physical activities you can refresh the memory of emotions, experiences.
Recognition of emotions allows to recover from them,
respondnd to them, explain them, sooth, heal, express ...
Physical actions can be any physical contact,
dance, exercise, poses, movements, alone or with someone ...
If with someone, it can not be sinful relationship.
By the word "sin" ***I understand "anyone's suffering."
***More precisely, sin is what God called sin.
I do not know more accurate definition of sin. Sin gives bad fruit.
It is a constitutive feature. The fruit is not always immediately apparent.
animal - natural human
Human nature includes, besides of animal body, also a soul with her powers *.
Animals do not have human memory, nor the intellect nor the will.
They are not able to cross the laws of nature, but man is. Gen 2:20
*The human soul in its present natural state is wounded by original sin,
and because of this can not function as by its nature would be able to (malfunctioning).
This is the reason, why you mistake a man in a state of mortal sin
with an animal, and it is the basis of the arguments for the non-existence of the soul.
primitive man !~ human body ~ biblical 'old man' ~ natural man
symbol '~' means relationship 'it is similar by characteristics, related by essence', phenomenological similarity [clusterization?]
symbol '!~' means relationship 'it is definitely something different, despite the many similarities', the phenomenological difference
natural human - human in state of grace
Man in a state of grace has the Holy Spirit,
which the natural man does not have (in a state of mortal sin).
Recognition of the state of grace: KKK 2005Dz 714
The state of grace is the normal state of man.
Since the aura is seen only in plants, animals and people, and invisible in inanimate matter,
and people have a soul, which plants or animals do not have, so there may be a third type of substance,
in addition to these two, which are distinguished by Thomas Aquinas in his words
"substance of spiritual nature is different than the substance of material nature."
Based on the Bible, I call this substance 'breath of life', or 'the substance of living nature'.
Intuitively I accept its existence, but it is for me hypothetical. vitalism, prof. Peter Lenartowicz SJ
Figure: ladder of beings and substances
Man has a body, within the body has a soul, within the soul has God. Sometimes does not. It is better for him to have it.
So I can summarize my understanding of human nature.
"Man shares thinking with angels, feelings with animals,
life with plants, existence with stones. "
st. Gregory the Great,
"For St. Thomas, who as a theologian interprets the texts of the New New Testament
(Especially what St. Paul says about the future glory that awaits us)
there is no doubt that the knowledge vested to the saved
is infinitely beyond our innate cognitive abilities.
This is what awaits us as real participants in the glory of God,
and what St. Paul describes by the words: "I'll know how I am understood" (1 Cor 13:12),
and it is so great that it demands a new spiritual power.
This new power, as if a new, third intellect
is called by St. Tomasz lumen gloriae - the light of glory.
This is not improvement of those, natural intellects,
but new spiritual-cognitive power."
Stefan Swieżawski, Thomas re-read
Since writing this text I learned new things.
Sermon on human nature: google drive
"I'm a ghost, I have a soul, I live in the body"
Gonz Schimura, Derek Gilbert, Brian Godava
Observers, nefilims - damnatio memoriae?
White spots of history:
Anthony Sutton, Matthias Rath, Dariusz Kwiecień, Witold Kieżun, Jerzy Jaśkowski, Antoni Zięba
Dariusz Oko, Grzegorz Braun, Aleksander Jabłonowski, Jacek Międlar, Stanisław Krajski
Inspired by these views, I wrote for a half year commentary and blog.
I deleted them because: I thought it was not worth the risk; they were inspired by apocrypha;
they were chaotic; I could not write anything I wanted.
New ideas for me and theological theories that I came up with at that time
I will present as fantasy.
People say things that are contradictory, confused, they hide their goals.
Using murky sources you need to filter.
The truth will still come to light on the final judgment, also the truth about me.
Recognition of your faults is a condition of forgiveness.
I want to build my life on Christ, I'm starting to do it 30 years too late.
Translation in progress...