It is not often that I come in contact with Creationists like Dr William Lane Craig and Dr.Zakir Naik. I’d absolutely love to meet them in person. However, the chances are we will usually come across the “believer”. The believer believes, and the Creationist will find reasons to rationalize his/her belief. I think “belief” is a good thing. Nonetheless, It’s very important to test our beliefs. Human beings are not rational. Our brains weren’t evolved to easily comprehend complex logical puzzles. We don’t learn by intellectualizing a process. Learning happens in stages, I’m particularly interested in the NLP(Nuero-Linguistic-Programming) model of the 4 stages of learning.
I sometimes refer to this stage as Blissful Ignorance. That is, you don’t know, that you don’t know!
At this stage you are now aware that you need to do something but you don’t yet know how to do it. You may have an insight into what you need to do but no confidence or the knowledge on how to achieve it. At this stage in the learning process it’s common for the individual to feel overwhelmed with the prospect of how much there is to learn. I think a good example of this stage is the first time you got in a car as the driver. There were so many things that you had to do in order to get the car to safely move from A to B, it was a bit of an overwhelming experience.
So at Step 3 you are now in a place where you know that you know how to do it. You’ve discovered what you need to do to solve your problems and now you know that it’s going to take an investment of your time and practice of the skills that you’ve acquired to create the change. Sometimes this stage is a little bit uncomfortable because you are doing things differently and are outside your comfort zone. Even though it may, at times, be a bit uncomfortable, it’s actually fun to stretch yourself to grow and develop because in doing so life becomes more meaningful
4. Unconscious Competence
This stage is where you have reached the point of mastering it. You know, you know to the point where you don’t even think about it. It’s just a natural process that you can without any real conscious awareness. The behaviour or skill has been installed at the unconscious level. Like driving a car. Think about how you drive a car now, you just get in and go. You don’t think about every single action you have to take to move the car from A to B. It’s a natural process, you don’t think about it. Yet you won’t know exactly the date and time that driving became unconsciously competent for you, it just sort of happened.
“Two percent of the people think; three percent of the people think they think; and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.” George Bernard Shaw
The question isn’t Whether or not you believe in creationism or the theory of evolution, but the question IS “How do you know ? What is your evidence ? Do you really THINK god created Adam and Eve and populated the earth, or are you just believing in it because your parents, religion and religious authorities said so ? When asked, would you consider the possibility that “you might be wrong” or would you look for reasons (from religious sources) to rationalize your belief ? Remember, human beings are not always rational. We would accept ANY explanation than NO explanation at all. We used to believe God Created the universe. We believed in fairies and witches. We condemn homosexuals. We stone people to death based on “faith“….Is it not the case that most of us are Unconsciously Incompetent ?