They have and are producing thousands of tons of the most toxic substances on the planet, with no way to dispose of them. They have built and are still building nuclear plants and various facilities, which once contaminated, must be protected from all living things for thousands of years. If some plague were to eliminate the human race, there would be no one to guard nuclear contaminated sites. The storage facilities would eventually leak and possibly migrate into many facets of the various water sheds the world over. Any and
all the wild life that might wander into vicinity of these contaminated sites
could be poisoned causing untold nuclear sickness and suffering, death
and possibly genetic mutations. Therefore it could be said that while these scientists may have high degrees of intelligence, they do not necessarily have high degrees of Consciousness, which in this case might be a simple awareness of the negative possibilities in the long run, from energy sources perhaps very beneficial in the short.
Levels of Consciousness can be said to equate to varying perspectives from which reality is viewed as
Interpretive Context. Interpretive Context means the way reality is
perceived based upon the individual's personal associations which affect
and may determine the individual's perceptions of the world. Interpretive Contexts can be such things as class, religion or politics, and may determine the level of intelligence. An example of a class Interpretive Context might be wherein the individual perceives reality based upon the class they have been conditioned such as lower or upper class. The lower class person may
interpret reality in terms of the absence of personal power and responsibility and thus will not become educated in these facets, and may be limited in the knowledge of the feelings and mechanisms of social influence and importance. Upper class persons may have power and the responsibility that goes with it, and thus may possess a consciousness of social and political mechanisms by which societies are governed and an accordant degree of intellect. Religious Interpretive Context might be one in which the individual defines reality in terms of God. For instance the person may prefer to associate only with those persons that possess what is considered as the proper attributes of Godliness and thus be unaware and limited in terms of the perspectives of others, and the consequent greater levels of intellect and consciousness.
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