• As explained in a previous sub-section under potential “Bridges”, anduranormism means “toward lasting patterns” which is a phrase also meaning “ever in the state or process of searching for universals.” Building this new philosophy is part of what this site is all about. We expect that this nascent philosophy will come out of the new approach to sciences, the systems sciences. These do not rely as much on reductionism (tho’ they are built on it) nor on linear cause and effect. They require considerable amounts of abstraction from the particulars of this physical (material) world. As a result they exist in the space between the past pure Secular and the emerging Sacred. One might say they form a bridge by their very nature. [86F/W’13]
  • We stated before that this new philosophy of Anduranormism, with or without belief in divinity, would be based on new systems view of the natural world. The only current problem is asking Which Systems Science might serve as the basis for Anduranormism? Rather than a consensus, there are many candidates. We especially like those that are also candidates for a general theory of systems (see Criteria for GTS’s elsewhere in the website and related websites). Some are based on the evidence of the natural sciences (so become the foundation for a more rigorous and detailed “science” of systems). This is one of the explicit goals of one of the projects of the Systems Science Working Group (hereafter SSWG) of the International Council on Systems Engineering (hereafter INCOSE). That project aims to integrate, unify, or synthesize existing results in the rather distinct domains of systems thinking, systems management, systems mathematics, and so-called systems science. [142Sm’14]
  • Discovering, defining and testing  the proposed tenets for Anduranormism is the Secular part of the effort. Evaluating whether or not those tenets lead to actions that bring us closer to the meaning of the universe and to helping others at all levels is the Sacred part of the effort. Comparing both to see if they have much in common or different is the basis for an attempt to bridge the described chasm. [87F/W’13]

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