I am very interested in an interdisciplinary and collaborative education. I think that the principles of cross-discipline collectivism are necessary to continue our growth as a race.
Collaboration and cross-discipline knowledge sharing are essential practices. The sum of human knowledge, as well as the size of many human endeavors, is greater than an individual can effectively pursue. Traditional philosophical systems, including Taoism, as well as modern scientific theories, such as quantum mechanics, are continually reminding us that we are interconnected on many levels.
Countless subsets of information and expertise exist within an empirical scaffolding. By bridging lexical and perceptual incongruities we can facilitate discourse on conceptual planes that transcend specialization. An example of this process is the convergence of specialized knowledge from fields including biology, meteorology, economics, and others that formed, and are forming, our understanding of Chaotic dynamics.
Our minds are especially adept at finding patterns and readily explore relationships between seemingly distinct processes and events. This natural tendency and attribute of the human mind, our ability to discern patterns in complex phenomena, is a powerful tool. Harnessing this ability has led to many innovations and insights into the inner workings of nature. For example, Pythagoras was, purportedly, able mathematically describe musical notes by exploring musical intervals and the relationship between mass of vibrating bodies.
As our collective consciousness emerges and evolves we build upon observations and descriptions of our surroundings, select successful descriptions for further exploration, and experience sudden paradigm shifts as new minds view the world through differentiated lenses. Einstein enhanced classical mechanics by standing on the shoulders of Galileo and others to reveal a new paradigm, General Relativity.
In summary, we are highly interdependent. Our collective and collaborative efforts far exceed our individual potential. Evergreen State College is where I would like to explore the world.