Ideas have only circumstantial relevance

It is easy when looking at NOR (Non-Objective Reality) to assume the value of conventional intellectual thinking is being negated.   But this is false and would be ridiculous in any case; we humans would never have evolved abstract thought and the objective view of realty had such things not been advantageous.

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Human engineering

Human engineering has very conspicuously achieved a lot.   From expansive bridges and undersea tunnels to space stations and complex urban environments, copious evidence testifies we know what we are doing.   No doubt our ancestors would have viewed the modern smartphone as nothing short of magic.

However, achievements are less startling in the arena of organic life.   Here we have engineered little or nothing from scratch; instead, we try to fix what we perceive as problems.   Illness, injury, aging and even death and genetics have been addressed, but results are patchy at best.   For example, many drugs only treat one problem whilst creating many others euphemistically termed side effects.

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