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I believe we can eventually greatly comprehend how the world works if we only “Dare to Understand.” From a 6th century BCE Ionian Enlightenment success predicting when a solar eclipse would occur—increasingly people have found natural and rational causes for observed events. Progress has come with appreciating cause and effect, solving problems by breaking complicated wholes into smaller parts, forming concepts and using them in frameworks, testing hypotheses and learning from feedback —all in building/refining an extraordinarily useful structure for explaining, predicting, creating.

More Information About This Worldview Theme--note this table is under construction, last update: September 2023

a diamond WV Theme...

...individual <---> knowledge

the theme is paired with:  #7B Magic to make Choice #7 in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:        is this theme new to version 4?--YES

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Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Causality Scientific Law  empirical evidence
great chain of being  Ionian Enlightenment conceptual framework 
chaos theory  logical reasoning  reason

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#4 Spreading Disinformation / Tactical Deception #5B Vitalism #8B   Belief in a Personal God #9A   Religious Fundamentalism 
#9B  In God's Hands: Apocalypticism #12A Polytheism, Animism, Pagan   #14A  Salvation & Moralistic God  #25  Evil is Out There
#201B Positive Expectations      

More to Explore --Worldview Theme #6A: Orderly & Explicable

Will Scientists Ever Find a Theory of Everything? by Sarah Scoles (post on Scientific American August 19 2023)
Neuroscience--Conscious Thinking (report on latest research from The Economist July 1 2023)
Science and Philosophy—time vs. the machine (article from The Economist April 9 2022
An Alternate Holographic Universe May Lead Us Into a Black Hole (from CNET March 2022)
Symmetries Reveal Clues About the Holographic Universe (Quanta magazine early 2022 article)
The Constitution of Knowledge by Jonathan Rausch (book review from September 4 2021 from The Economist)
“Do We Have a Quantum Entangled Brain?”  by Olivier Loose  (lengthy report, posted on   Feb 8 2021)
"The quantum brain: What a laser can tell us about the relationship between entangled photons and neurons"  (U of Michigan press release Aug 12 2020)
Combating Fake News--Lie Detector (article in The Economist Oct 26 2019)
How do you stay grounded in reality? answer by Erica Bradley (Oct 23 2017 post on Quora)
"Are Your Self-Beliefs Grounded in Reality or Fantasy?" by Bobby Hoffman  (article on Psychology Today Dec 2 2016)
“The Creative Personality: Imagination and Grounded Reality” by Douglas Eby (March 2011 post on Psych Central)

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows