How Mental Genes Make the Human Mental Complex and Control Its Functioning: Transition From The Genetic Mind to the Intelligent Mind
Sadia Tariq, Raza Kazim, Iram Tauqir
This paper aims to explore in detail the formation and functioning of the many-layered contemporary human mind by mental genes and the complex and elaborate problems the human mind has created both within and outside of itself due to the logic of its genetic formation. The existing mind of an individual is essentially an unconsciously formed gene-based mental complex whose formation and functioning is largely controlled and dominated by a two-way connection between his mental genes and mental processes. Due to this, the mental autonomy he experiences is more of an illusion than reality. There seem to be two main varieties of mental templates or mental genes in human beings and numerous specific sub-types within each variety. One, which contain the template for lower order mental functions (habits, temperament, basic emotional positions, motivations and agendas, and self-centered intelligence) which we share with animals and other living things. The other which do not contain the template for a specific function but only the template for a higher order mental capability (say of complex reasoning and intellectual processing, and developed sensitivities) unique to human beings and which is concretized through a highly developed and on-going learning process. The existing gene-based mind of man is an evolved product of the dynamic and interconnected functioning of all the varieties and sub-varieties of mental genes and brain processes, in a many-sided interaction with the environment. In addition, in our view our mental processes and their experiences have a communication process in place with our mental genes (at the nonverbal and unaware level) and the capability to modify them. In fact, this communication process is probably the mechanics of mental evolution in general, in living things. The primary motivation behind our inquiry is to incrementally replace the existing unintelligent mental software and programme in our mental genes, with an intelligent process/system (for the formation of mental processes) not controlled by the genes but by our advanced intellectual and emotional processes. It is this transition within an individual, which will enable him to intelligently cope with and find long-term solutions to his problems.
human mind, mental gene, intelligence, genetic mental programme, human mental problem, evolutionary changes, mental experience, evolution, human history, unconscious mental processes, conscious mental processes, monitoring system, intelligent communicatio