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In memory of Kris Roose

interactive website for P2P people

and other creative psychosocial thinkers
using an integrative approach for
psychological, social and cosmological sciences


Along Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Julian Huxley and the other neo-Darwinists, the cosmic evolution, from the Big Bang up to now, presents nine levels of complexity, which can be grouped into three stages: the lithosphere (levels 1 to 5, the "dead" matter, -strings, quarks, particles, atoms, molecules- organised by elementary physical laws), the biosphere (levels 6 to 8, the "living" matter, -eobionts, protozoa, metazoa- organised by genetic codes and active by reflexes), and the noosphere (level 9, the "thinking" matter, -human society- organized by the software of the human brain and active by creative intelligence).


This website aims to become a think-tank for people who want to implement the Noosphere, i.e. to reflect creatively about a better future for humanity by gathering insight into its profound mechanisms. Their scientific tool is the integration technique which allows to yield plausibility out of apparently divergent theories.

The splendid Wikipedia site limits itself to facts of the past and some of the present, excluding all not yet generally accepted concepts. The scientific world tends to limit the qualification of "plausible" to theories that can be calculated and reproduced in the laboratory, de facto excluding innovative psychosocial theories and reliable thoughts about the next stage of human evolution (Teilhard called this the Noosphere). Hence we strongly need a website where plausible and useful ideas about perhaps the most important of all questions -man's happiness in a better future- can be collected, elaborated and shared by the general public and by stimulating creative thinkers.


The technique of integration is very well suited to serve as a scientific method for applications where it is (still) impossible to calculate or to experiment. It doesn't yield proofs, but enhances the plausibility of hypotheses to levels comparable with the physical scientific method. Classical philosophers and scientists used this method intuitively. The technique was reintroduced by Hegel with his thesis / antithesis / synthesis theory, and is consciously used by postmodern thinkers from Whitehead to Wilber.

The technique of integration or integrative communication is the most essential interaction and thinking procedure between Peer-to-Peer forms of cooperation (p2p), where the rapprochement of individual contributions is considered as largely superior to the traditional method of proof, refutation and choice. This procedure led to applications as Linux, Wikipedia, etc.

At the same time, the integrative method appears to be the best tool to construct a website on such topics.


The texts of this website are logically grouped into

A.  general knowledge: 0 generalities on this site, 1 phenomenology, 2 logic, 3 the brain
B. the individual: 4 the mind in general, 5 pathological mind, 6 optimal mind
C. groups and society: 7 sociology in general, 8 history and suboptimal functioning, 9 optimal groups


Visitors are invited to add new pages to this site, and to improve existing ones. Apart from the topic, there is only one (relative) condition: an integrative style should, where possible, be used.

Visitors wanting to collaborate may simply blog their comments, suggestions and proposed texts.


Overview of all Texts

This is an overview of all text pages in this Noosphere Network Site. This classification is not only useful for quick retrieval, but constitutes an essential tool for integrative thinking. The texts on this site will develop along an Integrative Style. This marks an essential difference with traditional discussion forums.

a. FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCES: Things in general / Thinking about things / Thinking devices
b. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE INDIVIDUAL: General / Sub-optimal / Optimal human functioning
c. GROUP PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY: General / Sub-optimal / Optimal social functioning


1. Things in General : Phenomenology, General Systems Theory, the Evolution of the Universe, God

The General Systems Theory:
The Functioning Levels Model
Supernaturalism vs. Enriched Naturalism
The Evolution of Natural Systems:
Evolution: Introduction  / Facts / Tendencies / Future
Biology and Religion
From Competition to Cooperation
Beyond the Evolving Universe
The No-Design Hypothesis
God, Universe and Consciousness
The Sense of Life and Existence
Life after Death
The Evolution of the Organizing Subsystem:
Consciousness / Evolution of Consciousness
The Global Mind Hypothesis / Teilhard's View on Creation
The Noosphere concept
From  Matter to Mind
The Mechanisms of Evolution
Attraction and the Cosmic Process
Teleology Mechanisms
Other Approaches
Teilhard's discovery of Homo Pekinensis
Evaluating some aspects of Teilhard's vision from a postmodern standpoint
The Christian Inspiration of Teilhard's Works
Three areas of mystery in Teilhard's vision
Teilhard's Vision on the Universe
Teilhard and Eugenics
The Temenos Model (concise)
The Temenos Model (extended)
Wilber: comments on the Four Quadrants Model
Michel Bauwens's Integral Bibliography
An Invitation to the Integral Community to really become Integral
David Bohm: an introduction
2. Thinking about things: Logic, thinking, intelligence, integration as a scientific method
A simple manual for Integration
The integrative editing style
The Procedure of Conceptual Integration
Building an Integrative Website
Inductive/Integrative Logics

Integration as a Scientific Method

3. Thinking devices : The brain, neurology, computer science, Internet
Neurogenesis  (link)
A brief history of the Internet

4. How does man function : General psychology 
5. Sub-optimal human functioning : Psychopathology, psychiatry 
6.Optimal human functioning : Eupsychics, ethics, psychotherapy

The universal constructive attitude
Integrative Spirituality
The Essence of Art
The Optimal Way of Human Functioning


7. How do groups function : General aspects of group psychology, sociology 

The Functioning Levels Model
8. Sub-optimal functioning as group : Sociopathology, theories of conflict, psycho-cultural history, actual political problems, Integral Politics 
The Blood Brotherhood: a Jungian approach to the psychology of the terrorist
Minimal Responsibility
An IP-Grammar
An Intregral Bibliography
American Neo-Imperialism
The Website of Integral Politics
9. Optimal functioning as group : The ideal relationship, synergy, synergetic groups, the Noosphere 
Towards a Noospheric Society
The Tertiary Culture
The t-Group Concept
The Peer to Peer Paradigm