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Re: Leftists against progressivism
« on: September 13, 2020, 12:14:33 am »
OLD CONTENT contd.

The following article is worth a read:
www.exactlywhatistime.com/psychology-of-time/time-perception/


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Time perception refers to a person’s subjective experience of the passage of time, or the perceived duration of events, which can differ significantly between different individuals and/or in different circumstances. Although physical time appears to be more or less objective, psychological time is subjective and potentially malleable, exemplified by common phrases like “time flies when you are having fun” and “a watched pot never boils”. This malleability is made particularly apparent by the various temporal illusions we experience.

As a field of study within psychology and neuroscience, time perception came of age in the late 19th Century with the studies of the relationship between perceived and measured time by one of the founders of modern experimental psychology, Gustav Theodor Fechner.

We do not so much perceive time itself, but changes in or the passage of time, or what might be described as “events in time”. In particular, we are aware of the temporal relations between events, and we perceive events as being either simultaneous or successive. We also have a perception of the sequence or order of these events.

Our sense of time seems to have originated as a product of human evolution, and it is not a purely automatic or innate process, but a complex activity that we develop and actively learn as we grow. Humans are, as far as we know, the only animals to be consciously aware of the passage of time and our own impermanence and mortality, and to have a consciousness of the past that is anything more than pure instinct and behavioural conditioning.

So if time is subjective, this must be why non-Aryans see history as endless progress, since to them time would go by fast, as each subsequent historical event is merely another blip on the radar. For Aryans, who are against the notion of progress, time would go by slower, as historical events would be viewed with more introspection.

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Humans are, as far as we know, the only animals to be consciously aware of the passage of time and our own impermanence and mortality, and to have a consciousness of the past that is anything more than pure instinct and behavioural conditioning.

Who writes this ****? Oh, a Westerner.

"this must be why non-Aryans see history as endless progress, since to them time would go by fast, as each subsequent historical event is merely another blip on the radar. For Aryans, who are against the notion of progress, time would go by slower, as historical events would be viewed with more introspection."

Progress was not the worldview in ancient times even among non-Aryans, but was a post-Renaissance (Western, of course) idea:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress

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The concept of progress was introduced in the early 19th-century social theories, especially social evolution as described by Auguste Comte and Herbert Spencer. It was present in the Enlightenment's philosophies of history.
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From the 18th century through late 20th century, the history of science, especially of the physical and biological sciences, was often presented as a progressive accumulation of knowledge, in which true theories replaced false beliefs.[8]
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The scientific advances of the 16th and 17th centuries provided a basis for Francis Bacon's book the New Atlantis. In the 17th century, Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle described progress with respect to arts and the sciences, saying that each age has the advantage of not having to rediscover what was accomplished in preceding ages.

Many Aryan individuals also embraced the idea of progress once they were introduced to it. They simply strove for progress in the direction of nobility. It is nobility that defines Aryans. An Aryan believer in progress and an Aryan non-believer in progress will agree in practice (at least more than the Aryan believer in progress would agree with the non-Aryan believer in progress, or more than the Aryan non-believer in progress with the non-Aryan non-believer in progress) regarding what the world should be like; the only difference is that the former will believe what they both want never existed in the past, whereas the latter will believe that it once did.

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Scarborough's rhetoric in this video summarizes everything wrong with leftists being progressives:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cxoPGkp71o

You cannot praise machines and then complain about a virus likely produced by machines (genetic engineering etc.) and certainly spread rapidly around the world by machines (aircraft etc.), or for that matter about Trump whose election victory was made possible by machines (social media etc.).