We propose to apply a rigorous scientific approach to solving the problem under discussion, which, it seems to us, is the most significant for all mankind. How can this thesis be explained to all participants in the discussion, in order to proceed to its competent resolution?
To do this, we propose to apply the latest scientific results, which, to date, are beginning to receive international recognition. Here we are talking about the concept of the substrate approach, which is based on the ideas of achieving a systemic effect. Unfortunately, this theory is poorly understood by contemporaries, since it is developed at the level of philosophical knowledge and is accepted by readers as something exotic, divorced from life. To overcome this contradiction we will try in a popular form, unobtrusively explaining to readers some key points of this theory.
So, we are talking about the possibility of applying high science in solving the burning question of the existence of life on Earth.
The first concept of our "training course" is proposed to use the highly scientific term "abstraction". If you take any reference book on this issue, you will get a hard to understand definition that abstraction is a way of thinking in solving any problems, which is always based on highlighting the main thing. But at the same time questions arise:
1. What is the main thing and how to identify it?
2. How to classify the main thing in a complex problem?
3. How to identify the most important to solve our problem?
For interested readers, we can give a detailed answer to these questions in relation to solving the problem of preventing nuclear war. The fact is that the author managed to solve the described problem by developing a new scientific direction, which is called the substrate approach. For those who are deeply interested in this issue, we advise you to type in the Internet search engine the words "substrate approach, management optimization". To identify any major in the substrate approach, a special epistemological scheme has been developed (see the Internet search engine). Gnoseology is the science of knowledge. Thus, it turns out that the problem of identifying the main thing is always connected with the solution of questions of knowledge and understanding of certain informational contexts, classes of tasks, similar problems, etc. The epistemological scheme makes a kind of revolution in the theory of knowledge. For example, instead of the obscure abstraction, it introduces as many as five hierarchical ones, i.e. subordinate levels of analysis of the problem. Moreover, the movement on these levels of abstraction is carried out not at random, but strictly according to a certain algorithm, which consists in the fact that we first consider the problem as if at the household level, i.e. at the level of practice and only then we formulate the most important problem - to get a systemic effect, to connect the elements of the object under consideration so that, unexpectedly for us and for everyone around, this system has new properties. It’s just here that it turns out that the main global problem is not how to make a bomb extremely powerful, but how to stop the arms race once and for all and put our leaders in such a framework so that they don’t accidentally or by reason of mental illness pressed this ill-fated nuclear button.
A detailed algorithm for solving this problem was obtained by the author in the form of a computer model. The only, as it seems to the author, major disadvantage of this approach is the need to possess the participants of such a simulation with some special knowledge and a special way of thinking, which is called substrate reflection.
But we will discuss this in the next article of our series.