The following is an un-edited pre-release document.

The Subject of the human mind


By Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The following is presented as a Weekly Report of the LPAC Scientific Research Team for the date of May 1, 20113.

On May 1, 2013, my associates Liona Fan-Chiang and Megan Beets, presented a pair of complementary theses, which I had supplemented with some concluding summary remarks which were chiefly responsive to the set of theses: “A Question of Urgency: What is The Essence of Man in The Universe?” The presentation is made by those two and with the added, closing comment by me. Essentially, we ran out of the pre-allotted time, such that my own assigned, closing comment was foreshortened, and my response to Megan Beets contribution left without added response.

The following remarks are a reflection of the effect of a reliance on the conventional, but crude reliance on basing the report of mankind’s experience within the solar system according to sense-perceptional terms of reference. The relatively worst feature of that convention, is that it adopts, implicitly, the assumption that sense perception, as such, provides a direct and original basis in fact for human knowledge. They, that experience itself, are not “the original feet,” but, rather, merely footprints left by the passing process. It is the wholeness of the relevant process of changes, itself, rather than collections of presumed facts in evidence, on which our opinion must simply rely.

For example:

The existence of our known human species, is, apparently, presently confined somewhere within the bounds of an approximately two-odd billions years of the Solar System’s estimated existence. More precisely, human creativity is, apparently, presently bounded within, approximately, each of four sets of human, non-linear generations per century. The question remains, nonetheless, whether mankind is, or is not the highest rank of existence of a species comparable to our own.

What is certain, on this or similar accounts, is that all living types of species are each and all evolving either evolving toward relatively higher functional states of formal qualities of existence, or are decadent, and ultimately failed types. Such systemically decadent human types, are typified by the patterns of development, or exhibit lack of development leading toward a terminally decadent state, as this is illustrated by the case of the decadence inherent in the common tendency of the succession of the Roman empire and its derivatives such as the inherently degenerate type represented as the common trait of the Byzantine, Venetian, New Venetian (e.g., “Dutch”), and the (“neo-Dutch”) British-imperial systems.

Thus, mankind’s reach of development which brings our species into efficient reign over Mars, but not also also human habitation of Mars, would represent an active approach toward mankind’s virtual reign throughout the Solar system. qualitative evolutionary development in that sense, is to be considered as a manifest expression of qualitatively upward, systemic development of the qualitative existence of the human species. That over which we are enabled to reign, is an expression of a systemic “us.”