By Paul Woodward
Within the mechanistic worldview that shapes the way most of us view life, each human being and other living organism is seen as a discrete entity — a form that possesses and is animated by its own life.
Lives come into existence, go out of existence, and between times interact with each other, while all along retaining autonomy in varying degrees.
Human beings, as creatures whose powers have been extended and amplified through technology, supposedly possess the highest degree of autonomy, living lives steered by the exercise of our freewill.
Having become so full of ourselves we have mostly lost the sense of life forming a seamless whole. We fail to see that human being is a conceptual construct fabricated through a leap of imagination.
But this thing called life is unfathomably complex and the more we learn about it, the more we discover its interactive nature.
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