As with civilization’s previous paradigms-animism, polytheism, monotheism, and scientific materialism-holism must provide acceptable answers to the three perennial questions prior to becoming civilization’s official basal paradigm:
1. How did we get here?
2. Why are we here?
3. Now that we’re here, how do we make the best of it?
We are now speeding toward our third transit of the balance point between the spiritual realm and the material realm. What lies before us when we arrive will be defined by our choice between two alternative paths. We may choose to stay in the same familiar world of dueling dualities, wherein religious fundamentalists and reductionistic scientists continue to polarize the public. This path will obviously continue to take us toward the same destination we are heading to now-imminent extinction.