Seven Measures of Society
2007 Simon Revere Mouer III, all rights reserved

 


1.  A sense of God
God is defined as the collective social consciousness of a social organism.

The stronger the sense of belonging and identity of each individual to the collective social consciousness, the more powerful and focused the social organism can act.

2.  A sense of religion Religion is defined as the collective social conscience of a social organism.

The stronger the collective sense of morality the obligation imposed on individuals and cells comprising the social organism, to choose the collective welfare over the welfare of the individual or cell, the more resilient is the social organism to internal and external stress and damage

3.  A sense of science Science defined as the system and tools for the gathering of facts and uncovering of truth for the social organism.

The higher the purity and the more devoted the internal mechanisms are to the search for fact and truth , the more able the social organism will be to see and correct weaknesses within, and exploit advantages over its rivals and adversaries.

4.  A sense of philosophy Philosophy defined as the creation of predictive algorithms and models of behavior to achieve a physical and social result.

The more representative the models and algorithms are of reality, the more effective the social organism will be in achieving its missions, objectives, and goals. 

5.  A sense of governance Governance is defined as the rules and mechanisms employed to enforce internal consistency and internal coherence within the social mechanism

The better that the rules and practices of government resolve internal conflicts, and identify and remove disruptive elements within, the more able is the social organism to respond to, and prevail over, external threats.

6.  A sense of history History is defined as that which has already occurred.

The better a society understands the past, the better it is able to predict the future.

7.  A sense of future Future is defined as that which is yet to occur.

The more that individuals and groups comprising a social organism believe their coordinated and aligned efforts contribute to and enhance their collective chances for survival, continuance-in-kind, and prosperity, the more willing they will be to sacrifice themselves for the good of all, when necessary.