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Norm's thesis emerging from his comprehensive and wide spectrum search for the role of values in science has given him both a history and experience with science of physics, information theory, logic, metaphysics and philosophy as well as mathematics and axiology that give him a perspective grounding from which he can leap, make quantum leaps into the unknown and feel at home – he shares here knowledge of this shifting reality from materialism to organism.
Skye brings her empirical experience of using the emerging insights in coaching, healing, learning, of meeting with people up close and personal. In this interchange, new world- views emerge out of the uniqueness of this intersection, healing and becoming true to ones own nature becomes more fully realized. Skye tells her story of life with Norm and their learning and loving together on this journey of discovery.
|Words from Norm Hirst|
I have been an independent scholar studying living process and values for over 50 years with a Bachelor of Science from MIT and advanced studies at Yale with Alan Anderson and Fred Fitch and Charles Hartshorne on panentheism at University of Texas at Austin, as well as working on a 10 year study at The Linguistics Research Laboratory at University of Texas at Austin of information theory to determine the likelihood of it ever leading to artificial intelligence - conclusion was no - without a profound paradigm change of information theory. Conventional ideas as to information were wrong. The paradigm change has not occurred to this day. And it was in working the Robert S. Hartman, philosopher who discovered in the 50's the existence of a value hierarchy in life - that I concluded that values would only function in a living process and that we needed to extend our notions of reality to include a living universe - not be confined to the little segment of physics.
See the Robert S. Hartman Institute - www.hartmaninstitute.org
Also see my paper published 2008 on Towards a Science of Life as Creative Organism in Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy CLICK HERE