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Bee-Hive- You're-In-Ism

Entymological analogical sociological perspective.
 
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It is common for people to sometimes draw analogies between the human world and those of other species. This is generally not scientific as even closely related animals in mammalia soon depart behaviourally under close scrutiny. Although, experimental testing on animals like rats continues to offer sometimes dubious, although often valuable parallels in some fields including medicine.

A likewise common analogy is the beehive, the super organism, of the bee when describing human society, and "busy as a bee" when describing individual behaviour. However, a closer proximal relation between bees and humans has not been suriously considered, because typically it would not be accurate or informative in any way whatsoever beyond derision of analogous behaviour as belonging to a 'lower' lifeform if there is any currency left in that structuralism.

However, there is in fact a good reason for the analogy after not much serious thought on the subject. Upon drawing two diagrams of the head of a bee, and the head of a human, and also an inlayed diagram of their respective societies in each, there is an important notion to be drawn between the two. This relates to the compound eye of the bee, and the intersubjective capacity of the human.

A bee, being concievably weak in mind, receives input from the multiple lenses of its eye, and presumably utilizes this special function instead of a mind to be able to think of more than one thing at once, and 'assembles' this into a worldview that I am want for understanding. Gendered humans on the other hand typically have two pretty good stereoscopic eyes that see a very decent image of the world which they can 'disassemble" and store as separate memories, and consider at their liesure, in a way I am still at want for understanding, but less so than the humble bumble bee.

In short, behaviourism is an accepted science that does not consider the mind, but typically how humans and animals respond to stimuli. Bee-hive-you're-in-ism departs from behaviourism in that it draws an analogy between the compound eye of the bee, and the human ability to consider multiple subjectivites. For instance the human social mind is composed of the various opinions and expectations etc of numerous others, as if looking through a compound eye consisting of each of those people's decapitated heads, surgically fused together at the brainstem by a twisted madman.

The twisted madman, serves as an example in this idea, as one who lacks that intersubjective compound eye as he has not considered the multivarious subjectivites of others that would constrain his behaviour. However once he connects this conglomeration of craniums to his own, he will soon feel shame and guilt for his abominable creation, and self loathing of his now hideous multiheaded form. Now capable of considering the 'bee- hive-you're-in' perspective, he will abandon his madhattery and adopt an adaptive atitude, an appropriate role and status as a functional member of society, considerate of the feelings and opinions of others, and even such an conformist esablishmentarian nitwit as to folllow and obey the Queen, no longer receiving antisocial behaviour ordinances for public urinations etcetera.

rcarty, Sep 27 2013


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normzone, Sep 27 2013
  

       No I've clearly outlined this new sociological perspective. Neologisms are not uncommon to sociology, and this a behavioural perspective that departs by considering intersubjectivity. Whereas behaviourism tends towards psychology, this new perspective is distinctly social, relating the subjectivities of the group to individual behaviour.   

       This idea features an all new hermeneutic for viewing the sensory and mental differences between insects and humans. Insects have a compound eye and no real mind, humans have two eyes, and THE mind. Insects use many eyes to have more 'content', and humans use brain to have more content.
rcarty, Sep 27 2013
  

       You had me at "etcetera"
Grogster, Sep 27 2013
  

       I call it The Bads. When you become aware of the horror of the human condition, a horror you have enough intellect to grasp, and thus must be hidden from you by your own brain. It is lurking there all the time, right around the next corner, always at the periphery of your minds eye. You don't want to know it because it takes away all meaning and comfort with it, but you do want to know it because it is the truth and there is beauty also. It is an experience that should never be forced on a person. A drug might do it, or training, but it would be an evil thing, true evil. You are not alone, but that does nothing to change The Bads.
WcW, Sep 27 2013
  


 

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