David Bohm and Emergent Knowledge

The Chrysalis

So far in our inquiry into David Bohm’s masterwork, Wholeness and the Implicate Order, Bohm has been eager for us to understand what he means by “wholeness” by contrasting this with its manifestly contrary state “fragmentation”. Bohm has not yet introduced in the book his understanding of “implicate order” within this foundational reality of wholeness or one-ness (which is where matters will become very interesting indeed).

Let us, then, first become very clear about the meaning of “Undivided Wholeness in Flowing Movement” (also called “the holomovement”) before we turn to the issue of the implicate order within this Universal Flux.

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I Know I’m an Oil Slave

Oil Slave

Oil – petroleum – an oily flammable … liquid that may vary from almost colorless to black, occurs in many places in the upper strata of the earth, is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons with small amounts of other substances and is prepared for use as gasoline … or other products by various refining processes (for the purposes of this essay, i use the word – oil – to refer to all fossil fuels, petrochemicals, and the thousands of petroleum products that run our world – plastics, asphalt, fertilizers, pesticides, synthetic fiber, etc.)

Slave – one that is completely subservient to a dominating influence

I know i’m an oil slave because before sunrise i roll outta bed into “100% man made material” house shoes from the global mega market down the street. I stagger across the plastic tile floor to the plastic coffeemaker on the plastic counter for my genetically…

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