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The sound which is

Recall in the opening comments of Page-1 where the three fundamental types of sound were discussed.

Naturally Occurring Noise

Recall that the naturally occurring sounds of nature called noise were discussed. Recall that noise occurs as a natural consequence of nature interacting with nature at the inanimate level. Noise is the audio/visual symbol created to denote the physical existence of the sensually known existence of naturally occurring sound.

Noise is not what the physical existence of naturally occurring sound is; it is merely the audio/visual symbol created to denote that its physical existence does exist. It is for this reason that noise is called a word symbol.

Purposeful Animal Communication (including the human animal)

Also recall the discussion of purposefully created animal sound. The non-humans [the beasts] sensually know [automatically know] that the objects of nature do exist. They purposefully symbolize what they sensually know to exist by making specific sounds to denote the existence of its physical existence. Purposefully created animal sound (including some purposefully created human sound) is not called noise; it is called communication.

The purposefully created sounds of non-human animal communication [the beasts] cannot be called words. The reason for this is that their sounds lack a defined meaning or understood purpose. The sounds of beastly communication are only symbolic. Their sounds simply 'vocally' symbolize the automatically occurring sensually known existence of the physical existence of real objects; and their interrelationships.

Animal communication takes many forms. It symbolizes danger, anger, and a desire to mate. It symbolizes acceptance and submission. Do some humans communicate these kinds of things via 'simple' sound symbols? Yes, they do!

However, at the human-level of “beastly” communication, the sound symbols used to communicate what is sensually known to exist are called words. They are called words only because they include a definition. Words have a defined, conceptualized, true, accurate, verifiable, real meaning and purpose for their existence. Again: Beastly communication exists absent a defined meaning or purpose. In other words, humans have a defined and therein reasoned style of communication while beasts have only a sensually known and therein emotional style of communication.

The difference between reasoned human behavior and emotional animal reactions is enormous. It is the difference between purposeful understanding of the consequences prior to enacting the virtue required to bring beneficial consequences into reality and an automatic desire for immediate satisfaction of emotional needs. It is the difference between the reveal of intelligence and the reveal of emotion. It is the difference between living happily and living properly. It is the difference between explaining why and demanding obedience. It is the difference between human and beast—between reason and religion.

Meaningful Human Language

Also, recall the discussion of purposefully created human sound. Humans purposefully make specific types of sound to explain something they understand about the nature of nature, including the nature of happy human existence right here on earth. The sounds humans use to explain what is understood to be the case is not called communication, it is called language.

Whereas beasts (including some irrational humans—including nearly all religious humans) make sounds to symbolically communicate what they sensually know to be the case, rational humans use language to explain what they understand about the nature of human nature and that upon which its happy existence depends.

The difference between emotional 'beastly' style of human communication and the intelligent use of language is called understanding. Whereas beastly functioning humans base their conclusions on their instinctual emotional reactions to what they sensually know to exist, intelligent humans function based on what they understand about the nature of physical reality, necessarily including the nature of happy human reality.

Humans are a specific kind of animal. They not only act emotionally, in the sense that beasts act emotionally, but they also function intellectually. 'Human' does the existence of the intellectual animal. It is intelligence that separates animals into two groups; the beasts and the humans; i.e., the emotional and the rational.

Since human denotes the physical existence of the intellectual animal, then, it is called a word. Much like dog and horse are called words. But since its definition explains how the human animal is different from all other animals, then, it [the definition] is considered to be conceptual.

Under the idea visually symbolized as language, most of the terms used are conceptual. They are conceptual because they explain the abstract nature of ideas rather than, more simply, denoting the physical nature of objects.

Beastly 'communication' is reality vocally symbolized. Reality is vocally symbolized with emotional sounds. Human 'language' is reality idealized. Reality is idealized with reasoned sounds. Chair, Water, Time, Distance, and Space are examples of how reality has been idealized with reasoned sounds called words and concepts.

Since the non-human animals—the beasts—have not demonstrated the ability to idealize reality they; therefore, cannot be considered to possess an intellect. Their sound symbols cannot be called either words or concepts. This is because they do not have a defined reason for their existence. The best that can be said about beastly communication is that it 'emotionally' symbolizes the physical existence of [not the intellectual nature of] what the beasts 'sensually know' to exist.

Notice how the language of the people we have hired to run our government for us seems to be a very noisy kind of human sound. This is because they seem to have abdicated their human intellect to a lesser standard. They have abdicated their reasoned intelligence in favor of altruistic belief. In other words, they believe it is better to give favors than to create profit.

Our hired hands see themselves as our caregivers—our parent, our protectors, our Aunt Emma. This is not the job they were hired to do. They were hired to function as our legal agents (our fictitious persons) only in those instances where we are not available to so act. Their actions are strictly controlled by the contract we hold with them, which they have taken a public oath to uphold.

Most of them need to be fired. We have done a lousy job of interviewing and hiring the right kinds of people to run our government for us—the kinds of people who actually do have an intellect equal to ours and are not afraid to use it in our best interest.

But this blog isn’t about politics; it’s about finding a physically based, intellectually understandable, explanation for the purposeful creation of that sound which is visually symbolized as God, right here on earth.

As previously noted, like the beasts, humans have the ability to create specific kinds of sound symbols to denote the existence of that which they sensually know to exist.

However, unlike the beasts, humans have the added ability to create specific kinds of visual symbols to denote the existence of the sound symbols they had previously created. God is an example of a visual symbol the human mind has created to denote the existence of a previously created sound symbol.

1) Was the visual symbol 'God' created to denote something other than the vocally created sound symbol God? No, it wasn't!

2) Is the sound symbol 'God' something other than what the visual symbol 'God' was created to denote the vocalized existence of? No, it isn't!

3) Then the issue is not, “Does God exist?” nor is it, “What is God?” The issue is, “Why does God exist?”

God is fully and only an audio/visual symbol created by the human mind. It is properly said that it is the human mind that is responsible for bringing God into existence right here on earth.

But why?

What is God’s purpose? What is God’s meaning? What is God’s application in a real physical word? We bring God into the sensual range of others by uttering its sound symbol and/or scribing its visual symbol. When we audio/visually bring God into existence, it is God that others hear and/or see.

What do we tell others when they ask us to explain why we bring God into existence?
  • Do we create God because we need to denote the absolute nature of the physical existence of a real something? In other words: Is God a word?
  • Do we create God in response to a need to explain something about the abstract nature of human intelligence? In other words: Is God a concept?
  • Do we create God to denote the mystical nature of nothing at all? In other words: Is God audio/visual evidence of the unknown and unknowable existence of some kind of religious deity, supernatural power, supreme intellect, or magical spirit?
  • Do we create God simply as a noise uttered for no known reason or understandable purpose? In other words: Is God evidence of insanity?

To proceed any further we must define the terms we use in a very specific way. The requirement is that the terms we use from this point forward be defined in such a way that they will apply"
a) to every person who has ever lived,
b) to every person who now lives, and
c) to every person who will ever live at any time in the future.

Absent such a rigorous requirement, the conclusions we reach will not be able to withstand the pressure of their own absurdity. The absence of such a requirement will leave open the door of human emotion, opinion, whim, crying, prayer, pleading, begging, force, threat, demand, and all like such nonsense.

The universal nature of this requirement demands the development of a new philosophy. A philosophy based in the conceptual nature of human intelligence. A philosophy based on what is understood to be the case with regard to what we are, where we are living, and what these require of our physical and intellectual behavior prior to being able to consider ourselves to be a properly functioning human being.

Defining the terms of a philosophy in such a way will allow us to use them to explain the nature of human nature and that upon which its happy existence depends.

Such a philosophy has been developed. It is called: The Philosophy of Explanation

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