Project is Macroknow's intellectual analogue of the Genome Project. It is to
soul what the Genome Project is to living
matter. The project's domains include philosophy, political economy,
and law. It also includes religion and theology --
Mosaic-Solomonic, Hindu-Vedic, Taoistic, Buddhist, Confucian,
Christian, Gnostic, and Islamic.
inspiration for the Macrogenome Project is Leibniz's
insight into the nature of the soul as genetic seed
map the entire intellectual genetic structure
of the dominant philosophies and worldviews
that shape our world.
identify, scrutinize, and compare the ideas, concepts,
notions, and thought species and subspecies that make
up the dominant philosophies that underlie current
policies and legislation. To identify common
discover, characterize, and categorize the codes, structures,
lineages, and variants of the thought species; and to
correlate these with origins, intents, and effects.
locate, characterize, and catalogue defects in logic and
intellection; and to correlate, cross-link, and cross-reference the
defects with associated political disorder, social diseases, and
economic conflicts and destruction.
build taxonomic, structure, and modeling databases for grounding
philosophies. And to develop analytical tools and
expert systems to model, simulate, and predict the
outcomes of policies from their genomic structure and
associated probabilistic confidences.
issue timely political, economic, and financial alerts
and advisories to political, business, and community
the worldviews that benefit humankind, especially philosophies that promote and secure authentic freedom and
wealth for all.
Macrogenome Project is an ongoing Macroknow project. The project will
generate several open Internet resources.
General findings and conclusions will be available to people with
access to the Internet free of charge. For a sample Macroknow Education Resource, see http://www.macroknow.com/books.
technologies, databases, and expert systems will be
commercialized. For Macroknow Services, see
ON THE NATURE OF THE SOUL
inspiration for the Macrogenome Project™ is Leibniz's
deep insight into the nature of the soul as genetic seed
"A body is an
aggregation of substances . . . Each of these substances contains in its nature the law
of the continuous progression of its own workings
and all that has happened to it and all that
will happen to it."1a*
"Today . . . when it
has been learned through careful investigations made in
plant, insect, and animal life, that the organic bodies
of nature are never the product of chaos or
putrefaction, but always come from seeds in
which there was without doubt some preformation,
it has been decided that not only is the organic body
already present before conception, but also that a soul,
in a word, the animal itself, is also in this body . . .
" . . .
which is to happen to anyone is already virtually
included in his nature or concept, as all the
properties are contained in the definition of a circle .
. . "1c*
" . . .
already includes the
idea which is comprised in any
" . . . [T]he
individual concept of each person includes once for all everything
which can ever happen to him . . . "1e*
* Emphasis added. Italics
in the original.
on Metaphysics. Correspondence with Arnauld. Monadology.
Introduction by Paul Janet. Translated by George
Montgomery. Lasalle, IL: Open Court Publishing Company,
Relating to the Metaphysics,
Leibniz to Arnauld, Venice, March 23, 1690, at
Monadology, at 268.
on Metaphysics, XIII, at 20.
on Metaphysics, XXIX, at 48.
Relating to the Metaphysics, I Leibniz to Count Ernst
von Hessen-Rheinfels, 1/11 Feb., 1686, at 69.