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Developing A Universal Religion[edit]

Developing A Universal Religion
Preface
Part 1
Thinking and Moral Problems
Introduction to Part One
Thinking
The Brain
The Mind
First- And Second-Level Thinking
First-Level Thinking—Awareness
Second-Level Thinking—Association
Third-Level Thinking And Language
Language And Uniqueness
Thinking And The Universe
Thinking And Intelligence
Summary
Solving Problems
Mathematical Problems
Scientific Problems
Problem Environments
Moral Problems
Summary
Making Decisions
Practical Decisions
Moral Decisions
Summary
Conclusion to Part One
Consciousness And Conscience
Purpose And Meaning
Part 2
Religions and Their Source
Introduction to Part Two
Religions' Origins
Assumptions
Ancient Assumptions
Life After Death
The Existence Of Gods
Beliefs
Leaders
Summary
Revelations And Conversions
Memory Linking
Constructs
Reformations, Conversions And Revelations
Reformations
Conversions
Revelations
The Source Of Revelations
Summary
Present Day Religions
Some Major Religions
Christianity
Islam
Hinduism
Buddhism
Judaism
Atheists And Non-Believers
Common Features
Summary
Conclusion to Part Two
Rationality In Science And Religion
Creativity, Free Will, And A Revelation
Part 3
Purpose
Introduction to Part Three
The Universe
What We See In The Sky
The Expanding Universe
What Happened After The Big Bang
The Life Of A Typical Star
The Earth
What Started It All?
Summary
Life
Possible Origins Of Life On Earth
Development Of Life On Earth
Evolution
The Probability That Life Exists Elsewhere
Intelligent Life
Summary
Looking For A Purpose
Can We Adopt The Universe's Purpose?
Can We Use Life's Purpose?
Learning And Purpose
What Purpose Can We Use?
Summary
Life And Exploiting
The Behaviour Of Living Things
Energy And Life
Life's Beginning
Exploiting
Complexity, Intelligence And Evolution
Summary
Conclusion to Part Three
Gödel’s Theorem, General Systems Theory, and The Conservation Laws
Origin Theory Modifications
Part 4
Development
Introduction to Part Four
Why Bother?
Why Develop A Universal Purpose?
Why Choose Life's Possible Endpoint?
Why Do Anything?
Summary
Possible Applications
World Problems
Exploitive Excesses
Globalization
Genetics
Summary
Determining Moral Behaviours
The Facts Of Life
Behaviours Rewarded By Life
Behaviours That Enhance Life
Determining Moral Behaviour
Killing
Personal Freedom
Genetic Manipulation
Summary
A Universal Religion
Characteristics Of A Universal Religion
Developing A Universal Religion
Summary
Conclusion to Part Four
Multi-year Targets