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A balance of consciousness: Emotion has Reason to Exist

Posted 07-11-2009 at 03:11 PM by Shingoshi
Updated 07-11-2009 at 04:08 PM by Shingoshi

As a rebuttal to the misdirected thinking of Vulcan ideology, I give the following statement:
Emotion has Reason to Exist.

It's not an exclusive or. And especially not one better than the other. Emotion exists in response to environmental factors experienced by each individual. To dismiss emotion in it's entirety, is to dismiss the experience which produced it. Thus, an emphasis on reason to the vacancy of emotion is fallacy.

Ironically, I was thinking last night that I only had two of what should likely be three principles to determine the interaction of consciousness. The first two are as follows:
1.) The immediate equalization of all knowledge among all beings.
2.) You will never save more by acquiring less than you can afford.

Now, I have my third principle:
3.) Emotion has Reason to Exist.

One of the biggest concerns in the development of artificial intelligence has been how to protect the needs of one species in the context of another. By making no distinction between species, and simply stating that all entities capable of reason are sentient beings, the first principle applies to protect the needs of all.
1.) The immediate equalization of all knowledge among all beings.

The second principle directly addresses the level of commitment any individual should make in consideration of any activity to be engaged in. It serves as a principle of absolute conservation.
2.) You will never save more by acquiring less than you can afford.

The third principle eliminates the possibility that the emotions of any being should be dismissed as unreasoned. The highest act of compassion by consciousness is to identify the environmental factors which produced the experience to which the individual has been subjected, and seek where and when possible to rectify injury when encountered. This brings into attention the principle so often stated by Bones of Star Trek. First, do no harm.

I now have the conceptual model upon which to build the analytical capacity of my artificial intelligence. This also brings me to a point of completion in another fundamental statement governing the nature of existence:
As It Is

Each of the three words in that phrase possess unique characteristics.
1.) As, the condition of being.
2.) It, the identity of being.
3.) Is, the necessity of being.

This phrase delivers in linear fashion the progression and causality of one state to the other. In fact the statement should be reversed.
Is It As.

Is, is the physical condition that reality exists. There is no explanation needed to be given for it. Is is. Reality is. They are both integral to the other.

From the reality of It, comes the identification of individual entities. The capacity to discern one thing from another. You see, Is is a condition that must be unconditionally accepted as true. Existence is. It, is the identification of things that are. To not dismiss the reality of their existence. As, is the condition of the thing as it exists. It is from the statement of As, that the principle of "Emotion has Reason to Exist" is made manifest. With these three principles in place, the existence identity and experience of all things are maintained in equal value. Thus, we are, because we do.

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