Wednesday, June 22, 2016

THE ILLUSION OF SPACE-TIME


TIME, CONSCIOUSNESS
AND REALITY
WHERE TO DRAW THE LINE BETWEEN THE REAL AND THE UNREAL
THE DIMENSIONALITY OF TIME
        EINSTEIN’S RELATIVITY RECOGNIZES TIME AS THE FOURTH DIMENSION IN THE 4-D DOMAIN OF SPACE-TIME. AS SUCH, TIME IS IRREVOCABLY BOUND TO THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF SPACE MATHEMATICALLY, SUCH THAT THE SPEED OF LIGHT IS ALWAYS THE SAME REGARDLESS OF THE MOTION OF THE OBSERVER RELATIVE TO THE LOCATION OF ANY GIVEN SPACE-TIME EVENT.
        THE MOST IMPORTANT RESULT OF THIS INVARIANT RELATIONSHIP IS THE FACT THAT SPACE-TIME, AND CONSEQUENTLY SPACE AND TIME HAVE NO EXISTENCE APART FROM MASS AND ENERGY. THUS EMPTY SPACE WITHOUT AN OBJECT, AND TIME WITHOUT AN EVENT, HAVE NO PLACE IN REALITY.
THIS RAISES AN IMPORTANT QUESTION: WHAT IS REAL AND WHAT IS NOT?

TIME IS AN ILLUSION – A. EINSTEIN
        TO UNDERSTAND WHY TIME, AS WE THINK OF IT, IS AN ILLUSION WE MUST CONSIDER TIME AS WHAT IT IS MATHEMATICALLY: IT IS THE FOURTH DIMENSION
        DIMENSIONAL DOMAINS HAVE A NUMBER OF INVARIANT FEATURES PROVED BY THE CALCULUS OF DISTINCTIONS. ONE OF THEM WAS MENTIONED IN THE FOURTH SLIDE OF MY THIRD PRSENTATION.
        TO UNDERSTAND WHY TIME, AS WE THINK OF IT, IS AN ILLUSION WE MUST CONSIDER TIME AS WHAT IT IS MATHEMATICALLY: IT IS THE FOURTH DIMENSION
        DIMENSIONAL DOMAINS HAVE A NUMBER OF INVARIANT FEATURES PROVED BY THE CALCULUS OF DISTINCTIONS.

WHAT ARE DIMENSIONS?
Dimensions are distinctions that are measureable in variables of extent.  All other types of distinctions are not dimensional. This gives us a mathematically precise definition of the term dimension.
An n-dimensional domain is a domain of with exactly n dimensions.
Every n-dimensional domain is contained within an n+1-dimensional domain.

E=mc2
and
the Second Dimension of Time
        EINSTEIN’S FAMOUS EQUATION IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST AN EXPRESSION OF THE MATHEMATICAL CONVERSION OF MATTER TO ENERGY
        E=mc2 ALSO EXPRESSES A DIMENSIONAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MASS, ENERGY, SPACE AND TIME
THE SPEED OF LIGHT, SYMBOLIZED BY LOWERCASE ‘c’, IS DEFINED AS THE DISTANCE TRAVELLED BY A PHOTON OF LIGHT DIVIDED BY THE LENGTH OF TIME IT TAKES IT TO TRAVEL THAT DISTANCE. MATHEMATICALLY: c = Δx/Δt
c = Δx/Δt → c2 = (Δx)2/(Δt)2
        KEEP IN MIND THAT A IN 3-D DOMAIN, DISTANCE SQUARED IS AN AREA. SIMILARILY, IN A 5-D DOMAIN, LINEAR TIME SQUARED IS AN AREA OF TIME
        ANOTHER DIMENSIONAL DOMAIN INVARIANCE PROVED BY THE CALCULUS OF DISTINCTIONS, IS THE FACT THAT, IN A QUANTIZED REALITY, A DISTINCTION IS ONLY ABLE TO HAVE  CONTENT IF IT HAS THREE OR MORE DIMENSIONS
        THEREFORE, AN EVENT OCCURRING IN TIME MUST OCCUPY THREE DIMENSIONS OF TIME TO BE A REAL EVENT
        FINALLY, THE EXISTENCE OF A THIRD DIMENSION OF TIME FULFILLS THE REQUIREMENT THAT EVERY N-DIMENSIONAL DOMAIN IS CONTAINED WITHIN AN N+1-DIMENSIONAL DOMAIN.

CONCLUSIONS:
THE REAL AND THE UNREAL
        TIME AND SPACE ARE UNREAL IN SO MUCH AS THEY HAVE NO EXISTENCE APART FROM EXTENDED MASS, ENERGY AND CONSCIOUSNESS. THEIR OBJECTIVITY IS AN ILLUSION CREATED BY THE INTERACTION OF THE REAL SUBSTANCES EXISTING IN THE STRUCTURES OF 9-D FINITE REALITY

        CONSCIOUS, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS REAL BECAUSE, AS PRIMARY ONSCIOUSNESS, IT CONTAINS THE 3-D STRUCTURES OF MASS, ENERGY AND EVENTS, AND IT IS NECESSARY FOR ANY MEANINGFUL ATOMIC STRUCCCTURE TO FORM, AND AS INDIVIDUALIZED CONSCIOUSNESS (US), IT CONTAINS FINITE 3-D TRUE UNITS OF THE THIRD FORM OF REALITY (GIMMEL).

        GIMMEL IS NEITHER MASS NOR ENERGY, AND IT CONVEYS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF CONSCIOUSNESS TO THE STRUCTURE OF SENTIENT LIFE FORMS.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

HAS A MAINSTREAM PHYSICIST SEEN THE LIGHT?


Theoretical physicist, Michio Kaku, famously said on national TV: “We are nothing more than debris flying away from a massive explosion 13.7 billion years ago.” He also said: “What is the universe? … nothing but cosmic music played out on vibrating strings and membranes.”
These are statements that leave no room for an intelligent creator. If there is an intelligent creator, and we are created in His image, then the universe is a logical system made up of real objects and real consciousness, with meaning and purpose, and we are not nothing more than debris, nothing but vibrating strings and membranes.
He is now saying that the universe was created by an intelligence! Has he suddenly changed his point of view? A science writer quotes him as saying;  


“To me it is clear that we exists in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.”
This is almost unheard of! Most mainstream scientists are so wedded to materialism that thay are blind even to the possibility of a proof that God exists. But, when I go back and listen to what he has said in Interviews and You Tubes in years past, he sounds like an agnostic, not an atheist. An agnostic does not pronounce arrogantly, as many scientists do, that ‘there is no god’, they simply say they have no proof that God exists. So Michio Kaku was open to the existence of an intelligent creator, he just needed proof. I will be looking into just what his proof is.

Friday, June 17, 2016

SURVIVAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS PART 2


WILL YOU SURVIVE THE PHYSICAL DEATH OF YOUR BODY?

The science of  TDVP says YES!

The proof lies in the very most basic aspect of reality: in the spinning of elementary particles.

What does the spinning of elementary particles have to do with the survival of your consciousness?

The natural tendency of finite systems of mass and energy to fly apart (the Second Law of Thermodynamics) is countered by the existence of the third form, gimmel, at the most basic level of reality, stabilizing protons and neutrons, the Hydrogen atom and other life-supporting elements. (See my posts on gimmel.)

The existence of non- physical gimmel, necessary for the stability of the spinning particles that make up the universe, brings logical structure, meaning and purpose to the universe. Gimmel is the simplest form of consciousness, bringing symmetry, structure and stability to a universe that otherwise would be chaotic and would fly apart and expand to infinity, if somehow it started to form. 

Mainstream science has it backward: Consciousness is not an abstract product of matter, consciousness in some form had to exist before any life-supporting elements could form.


Consciousness in individual bodies depends on gimmel and its multi-dimensional connection with primary consciousness which is the ground and source of all existential reality. When released from the physical body, by whatever means, your consciousness is released from the confinement of its limited physical senses. If sufficiently developed, it is free to establish communion with Primary Consciousness, or at least with some more highly developed form of consciousness.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

SURVIVAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS AFTER DEATH OF THE PHYSICAL BODY


SURVIVAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS AFTER DEATH OF THE PHYSICAL BODY

Dr. Alan Hugenot says: “The After Life is Real. I’ve Been There.”

And I agree. Not only that, there is ample proof of it. There is much more solid scientific proof for survival than there is for the big-bang, or the existence of a particle called the Higgs Boson! See the research of Dr. Ian Stevenson, University of Virginia.

You might say: ‘How can I know that something I have never experienced is real? Have you ever seen an electron? We know of the reality of a number of things we’ve never experienced while in a physical body. Consider the following:

MY OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCE IN THE GREAT PYRAMID
Just before I left the body in the Great Pyramid, I the felt the motion of my body through space, including the Earth rotating around its axis, the motion of the Earth around the Sun, and the motion of the Sun in our spiral Milky-Way galaxy. Suppose that at that moment, at about 4:00 pm, February 27, 2010, the motions aligned, I would have been moving at the astonishing speed of 550,000 miles per hour! That is, I would have been moving at more than half a million miles per hour. And of, course, so would have everyone else at that location at that time. At any rate, even if the three motions did not line up, we were moving at more than 483,000 miles per hour, the velocity of the Sun around the center of the galaxy.

We do not normally feel the effects of these motions. Why? It is because of the stability of the spinning elementary particles making up our bodies. They are spinning at a much greater speed than the sum of all the motions mentioned above! They are spinning at or near light speed, that’s nearly 186,280 miles per second. There are 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute, so 60x60x186,000 = 669,600,000 miles per hour, compared with a mere 550,000 miles per hour of bodily motion.


Thursday, June 9, 2016

THE PHYSICS OF CONSCIOUSNESS



WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS?
The goal of natural science from the beginning has been to explain everything. In modern times, this quest has been articulated as the search for a ‘theory of everything’ abbreviated as TOE. Einstein’s unsuccessful quest for a unified field theory, a theory combining all the physical forces in the universe in one consistent theory, has been interpreted by physicists since Einstein as a quest for a TOE, reflecting the belief that everything can be explained in terms of physical principles. For twenty years I have been saying to anyone who would listen that there can be no real TOE unless consciousness is included in the equations describing reality. See “Transcendental Physics”, page 208. I am not alone in this, others, like Peter Russell, Amit Goswami, Sir Roger Penrose, Stuart Hammeroff, and Vernon Neppe, to name a few, have been saying something similar. But mainstream science has not been able to define what consciousness is, let alone represent it in the equations of a TOE.

To understand why modern science has not been able to put consciousness into the equations describing the laws governing the physical world, and why modern science has found no way even to define consciousness in relation to physical reality, we must go to the roots of the axiomatic approach used in modern mathematics. We must go back nearly 2,600 years to a period of about 370 years in length, to the world of Pythagoras (582 -507 BC), Plato (428 -348 BC), Euclid (325 -265 BC), and Archimedes (287 -212 BC), and review the ideas of these ancient Greek natural philosophers, because they formalized the ideas that make up the foundations of the modern understanding of mathematics and geometry, because, as I will explain, consciousness, mathematics and geometry are intimately related.

The axiomatic approach, developed by the Greeks, starts with the definition of a set of self-evident facts (axioms) and then derives or deduces logical conclusions that must be true if the axioms are true. Pythagoras used the axiomatic/deductive method to prove his famous theorems. Plato regarded axioms as reflections of a ‘perfect’ reality of which matter and energy were only imperfect reflections.  Euclid formalized the axiomatic approach applied to geometry in his ‘Elements’ of Geometry. And Archimedes applied the axiomatic approach to practical problems, and became the first engineer and experimental scientist in the modern sense. The difference between Archimedes’ pragmatism and Plato’s idealism is roughly the same as the difference between the experimental and theoretical scientists today. I believe that we need both Platonic and Archimedean scientists, but in this discussion, I intend to show how the predominance of the Archimedean approach in modern science has led to a misunderstanding of what mathematics, geometry and consciousness actually are. And we must go back to Euclid to see where and how the thinking deviated from the path that leads to defining consciousness.

Using the axiomatic approach that emerged from the thinking of the three Greek philosophers, Pythagoras, Plato and Euclid, as pragmatically interpreted by Archimedes, early modern scientists, notably Descartes and Laplace, diverted scientific thought into the dualistic interpretation of reality that led to the reductionist materialistic philosophy of science prevalent today, reflected in the ‘Standard Model’ of physics. Reductionist materialism leads naturally to a belief in absolute determinism as reflected in Descartes and Laplace’s statements in the 1700’s to the effect that it would only take a few years for scientists to determine the initial conditions of the universe, after which the complete history and fate of the universe could be calculated using Newtonian mechanics. A more recent statement of belief in determinism is found in Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time’, 1988. He predicted a TOE by the year 2000. …Of course that didn’t happen, because, as I will explain, consciousness has been left out of the equations.

In the reductionist worldview of modern science, geometry and consciousness have one thing in common: they are both relegated to non-substantive roles in the universe, related only secondarily to the dynamics of matter and energy. In modern mainstream science, geometry is seen as the description of space-time, a passive backdrop to the dynamic interactions of matter and energy. And consciousness is seen as an emergent feature of matter and energy at certain, as yet, not well-defined levels of complexity. In this view, the geometric features of space-time are shaped by random variations of mass and energy throughout the universe; and consciousness is seen as an emergent, developing awareness, appearing only in organic life forms.

On the other hand, the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics, verified many times over by empirical data, suggest in different ways, that these conceptualizations of consciousness and geometry are flawed, and if not completely incorrect, at the very least, incomplete. Relativity, for example, reveals that the measurable features of physical reality depend upon the location and velocity of the observer relative to the objects of observation, and quantum mechanics tells us that the physical form exhibited by a quantum system depends upon choices made by a conscious observer. In both cases, the reality we can observe, measure or in any way experience is affected by the conscious observer. Based on these clues, is it possible that mainstream science has it backward? Could it be that instead of being secondary and emergent, mathematics, geometry and consciousness are actually fundamental aspects of existential reality?

The findings of TDVP support this idea, and Close and Neppe are not the only ones finding this. Books by Sir Roger Penrose and the research of Penrose and Hammeroff, Peter Russell, Amit Goswami, and a growing number of researchers support this view. What sets The Neppe-Close theory apart from the others is the fact that while others talk about the need to put consciousness into the equations of science, we have actually done it. As an important result of doing so, we have been able to explain things not explained in the current paradigm, things like why quarks combine in threes, the intrinsic spin of fermions, and other things that have puzzled scientists and mathematicians for half a century or more.

I have suggested that it is the Archimedean interpretation of the axiomatic method of Pythagoras, Plato and Euclid that has blinded mainstream scientists to the reality of consciousness, the reality of geometry and their intimate relationship. Let me explain this in a little more detail. Here are Euclid’s five axiomatic (self-evident) statements as translated from the Greek:

1. It is possible to draw a straight line from any point to another point.
2. It is possible to draw a finite straight line continuously in a straight line.
3. It is possible to draw a circle with any center and radius.
4. All right angles are equal to one another.
5. If a straight line drawn across two straight lines forms interior angles on the same side less than two right angles, the drawn lines will meet somewhere on the side on which the angles which are less than two right angles lie.


These axioms are a mixture of platonic and pragmatic interpretations of geometric features of reality. I said pragmatic, rather than Archimedean because when Euclid wrote his Elements, Archimedes hadn't been born yet. Archimedes focused on the pragmatic aspects of the Elements, as mainstream scientists have ever since. Let me explain how these statements are reflective of both Platonic ideals and practical application. The statements as written focus on the practicality of the physical representation of points, lines and angles using simple drawing instruments. The constructions presented in Euclid’s Elements are achievable using only compass, pencil and straightedge. The features of space that underlie these statements that are considered to be self-evident, can be seen more clearly if the statements are rewritten as follows:

1. A straight line is defined by the shortest distance between two points.
2. A finite straight line is continuous between any two points, and can be extended as far as we like.
3. Space is such that circles of any size can be constructed around any given point.
4. All right angles are equal to one another. (A right angle is defined as exactly one-fourth of a circle, and when super-imposed, all right angles are exactly congruent.)
5. If one straight line crossing two straight lines forms interior angles less than right angles on one side of the line, the two straight lines will meet at some distance away on that side of the crossing line. Visualizing this we could easily add that if the two angles are larger than right angles, the two lines will meet some distance away on the other side of the crossing line, and if the interior angles are both right angles, the two lines are parallel, and will never meet.


Note that in this idealized (Platonic) form of expression of Euclid’s axioms, points have no dimensional extent, lines are one-dimensional, with no thickness, and circles lie on a two-dimensional plane. In application, i.e. in practical construction with drawing instruments, however, they all have three dimensions, just as everything in the material world has. The representation of points, lines and angles may be a smudges of graphite on a sheet of paper or indentations drawn with a stick on a smooth area of sand. In either case, the representations are three dimensional. We can conceive of dimensionless points, and one-dimensional lines and two-dimensional plane surfaces, but in material representation, or as they relate to objects in the physical universe, they are three-dimensional. In fact, the elements of quantized existential reality are necessarily at least three dimensional.

This can be seen clearly as follows: A dimensionless point has no extent, therefore it cannot contain anything. A one-dimensional line contains an infinite number of dimensionless points, but has no thickness, so it also cannot have existential content. Similarly, a two-dimensional plane containing an infinite number of one-dimensional lines, and a doubly infinite number of dimensionless points, has no capacity for existential content. Only geometrical forms of three dimensions or more are capable of containing existential substance.

This disparity between idealized conceptualization within our minds, and the world ‘out there’ that we experience in a limited way through our senses, must be borne in mind when applying mathematical and geometrical concepts to any model of reality. This is the root of the confusion that causes scientists to think that there is one set of rules for the macro scale universe, another for the quantum scale, and that the two are incompatible. This is a confusion arising from the illusion that the internal and external worlds of our experience are separate worlds, and that the quantum realm, our everyday world, and the expanding cosmological universe are separate realities. They are not. There is only one reality. As Erwin Schrӧdinger said in his book ‘What is Life?’, “The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived.”
We need to be very clear about this because it is the cause of much confusion. A TOE is a model. It is a model based on mental concepts existing in someone’s imagination, stored in their brain. But the brain, concepts, and model represented by language and mathematical symbols, are all part of the same reality. The model, moreover, must not be mistaken for the reality. We would never mistake a map, however detailed, for the countryside it represents, and we must never mistake our models of reality, which are based on the incomplete information obtained through the senses and processed in the brain, for the reality we are trying to represent with them.

Classical physics provides a pretty good model of the part of reality experienced on the scale of the physical body and sense organs. This happens to be the midrange of reality. With the refinements of special and general relativity, the model provides a pretty good map of observable reality on the cosmic scale. And quantum mechanics provides a working model of reality indirectly detectable on the quantum scale. If the models don’t agree in the areas where they overlap, it doesn’t mean that reality operates by different rules at different scales, as scientists like to say it does, it means the models are wrong. Reality has no inconsistencies in it, the inconsistencies are in our models. However, it would be a mistake to say the models are completely wrong. They are not, they are only demonstrably wrong in the areas where they disagree. Like in the case of classical physics and relativity, it is probable that the models are incomplete in a way that makes them inaccurate beyond the scale in which they were conceptualized. The point here is that the so-called ‘Standard Model’ is actually a hodge-podge of models that fit together loosely and imperfectly, with conflicts and some holes that are not addressed at all. But this is not a bad thing. In fact, it is a good thing because it tells us that we need to go back and look at the axioms upon which these models were built, and the mathematical tools that were used to build them.

Returning to geometry and our representations of it, Platonic points, lines and angles have zero, one and two dimensions, respectively, but points, lines and angles as we experience them in reality, are all three dimensional. This tells us that if we want to understand what geometry is, we need to realign the axioms of Euclid and our mathematical tools with quantum reality. The realignment needed to construct a comprehensive model of reality goes beyond just recognizing that our experiences of geometrical realities are three dimensional, it requires realizing that each and every finite distinction that makes up our experience of reality is at least three dimensional. This is, in fact, the real, most important message of quantum physics. The substance of reality, measurable in units of mass and energy, is quantized, and our experience of it is always in multiples of quantum units.

Because of this, a complete overhaul of the current mathematical/logical system used to describe reality is needed. Newtonian calculus is a wonderful tool to describe motion in three dimensions of space, one dimension of time in mid-scale reality, however, it brings with it axiomatic assumptions that are invalid for describing quantum reality, and that actually causes conflicts between the Classical/Relativistic-scale model and the quantum-scale model. Newtonian calculus assumes that space and time, the measurable geometrical variables of reality are continuous, implying that they are infinitely divisible. This leads to results implying that substances (mass and energy) are also infinitely divisible, which is not true in a quantized reality.

Since the substance of reality is quantized, not only are points, lines and angles three dimensional, but any geometrical structure forming the boundaries of a distinction consisting of one or more quanta of the substances of reality must also be at least three dimensional. So the geometry of existential objects is necessarily existentially quantifiable. This means that the results of applications of Newtonian calculus at the quantum scale are inaccurate, and in some cases, existentially incorrect. Newtonian calculus works at the midscale because the quanta of reality are so infinitesimally small relative to midscale observations and measurements that the errors in calculated results are undetectable. But at the quantum scale, these errors are catastrophic.

To see how our understanding of geometry must change because of the discovery that reality is quantized, and how our mathematical system of logic must change, we must go back to Euclid’s axioms. To develop a mathematical system designed for application to quantized reality, we must define the mathematical elements of geometry in existential, not idealized terms. The concept of an existential point is the basic concept upon which the new geometrical mathematics must be built. An existential point in a quantized reality is a three- or more-dimensional minimal quantum volume, not an idealized dimensionless singularity.

I first conceived of, and began to develop the appropriate geometrical mathematics for application to quantized reality, the calculus of distinctions (CoD), in 1986. The basic logic of the CoD was published in my second book, “Infinite Continuity’ in 1990. The derivation and further development of the CoD into an effective dimensionometric mathematical system has been published more recently in “Reality Begins with Consciousness” (Neppe & Close, 2011, www.BrainVoyage.com) and a number of technical papers in professional journals. These derivations are beyond the scope of this discussion, but can be described here in general terms.

As a system of symbolic logic, the CoD has its roots in conventional Boolean algebra and George Spencer Brown’s calculus of indications (“Laws of Form”, George Allen and Unwin, London, 1969). However, the CoD is fundamentally different from these logical systems in three important ways: First, it incorporates axiomatic geometry (dimensionality) into its notation. Second, the basic unit of distinction is the existential three-dimensional quantum point. In traditional systems of symbolic logic and Brown’s Laws of Form calculus of indications, unitary existence is neither essential, nor necessary for application to problems of mathematics and logic, but existence is a requirement for the basic unit of a mathematical system of logic designed to apply to an existential quantized reality. Third, the basic existential quantitative unitary distinction of the CoD is derived from the empirical data of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), relating it solidly to the reality we experience through the physical senses.

The derivation of the basic existential quantitative unit of the CoD, which I call the Triadic Rotational Unit of Equivalence or TRUE quantum unit, from first principles of relativity and quantum mechanics, is beyond the scope of this post, but has also been published in the references cited above. TRUE units are derived through a method of normalization similar to the way Planck units are derived, but differ significantly from Planck units because Planck units are normalized to five universal constants, while TRUE units are normalized to the mass of the electron. It is important to note that TRUE units are derived from empirical data, and that the derivation and definition of the TRUE quantum equivalence unit from empirical data and the principles of relativity and quantum mechanics as the unitary quantum distinction of the Cod, allows us to avoid the inaccuracy and errors of the application of Newtonian calculus to quantum phenomena. It also allows us to start our CoD analysis at three dimensions, the point where conventional mathematics becomes very difficult and often intractable. The TRUE quantum unit also integrates relativity and quantum mechanics by providing unitary equivalence of mass, energy, space, and time as experienced by conscious observers drawing meaningful distinctions in the quantized images of reality delivered to their conscious awareness by the physical senses.

Clearly, proof of the equivalence of all of the existential parameters of measurement defining the minimum finite unit of distinction, the Triadic Rotational Unit of Equivalence, is crucial to this model; and just as clearly, that proof is very complex and subtle. It is also admittedly controversial, because it relies on defining the first existential distinction as the conscious distinction of self from other. But any trepidation we may have had regarding the validity of this approach, was dissipated by the fact that it allowed us to bring consciousness into the equations of science in a very real and meaningful way, which further resulted in a rational explanation of why the dynamically spinning structures we call electrons, protons, neutrons atoms and molecules are symmetrically stable, allowing them to exist long enough to support life as we know it.

The power of the CoD is yet to be fully realized. So far I have used it to streamline logical analyses, giving rise to proofs of several important scientific hypotheses and mathematical theorems, and the development of several new mathematical procedures, including Dimensional Extrapolation, the unitary projection from any n-dimensional domain into the n+1 dimensional domain, and derivation of the multi-dimensional quantum Diophantine Conveyance Equation. (A ‘Diophantine’ equation is simply an equation that is satisfied by integer solutions. It should be clear that with application to integer multiples of the TRUE unit, solutions of Diophantine equations are appropriate and necessary for use in models describing quantized reality.)

The Conveyance Equation expresses the logical structures of hyper-dimensional domains as they are conveyed mathematically into one- two- and three-dimensional domains. These logical structures include: the fundamental operations of integer arithmetic in the 1-D domain, the Pythagorean Theorem in the 2-D domain, and Fermat’s Last Theorem in the 3D domain. Application of these three specific subsets of the Conveyance Equation allows us to explain why quarks only occur in triadic combinations, and applications of these subsets of the Conveyance Equation using TRUE units, allow us to develop analyses of electrons, protons and neutrons explaining why they are stable, and explaining why certain stable natural elements, e.g., Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, etc. form organic life through which consciousness is manifested in the physical universe.

Application of the CoD and TRUE quantum unit analysis has also revealed the existence of a third form of the substance of existential quantum reality, besides mass and energy, that is necessary for there to be any stable structure in the physical universe. Dr. Neppe and I decided to call this third form ‘gimmel’ to distinguish it from mass, energy, space and time parameters. Gimmel is present in specific numbers of TRUE units just as mass and energy are, and the exact number of TRUE units of mass, energy and gimmel in each of the elementary particles making up the elements of the Periodic Table is directly determined from empirical data and well-established physical principles. It is important to note that gimmel has been and is instrumental in conveying logical structure into the 4D domain of space-time. We hypothesize that this logical structure is a form of consciousness conveyed from the transfinite and infinite domains of hyper-dimensionality into the 4D domain that we experience through the senses.


The most revolutionary finding of TDVP is the finding that the existence of the universe in any even semi-stable form depends upon the existence of gimmel before, during and after any origin event giving rise to the physical universe as it exists now.
 The undeniable interdependent existence of TRUE units of mass, energy and gimmel means that, while organic life is undoubtedly emerging from physical evolution, as current mainstream science contends, some form of gimmel, as the carrier of logic, meaning and consciousness has always existed, otherwise, nothing could exist because there would never have been anything from which it could evolve. The fact that the existence of gimmel is necessary for any long-term structural stability in the physical universe, and the fact that its presence in structures of matter and energy provides logical consistency and meaning not found in purely random processes, suggests that individualized consciousness, manifest in finite organic life forms, is orchestrated by gimmel to impact physical reality like points of light shining through the filter of the mass and energy of particles and waves and the transfinite domains of hyper-dimensionality, emanating from an infinite source beyond space-time.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

CLARIFICATION: THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE



CLARIFICATION: THE LOGIC OF THE CALCULUS OF DISTINCTIONS:
THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

Recently, some comments from Facebook friend William Treurniet have helped me to see how I might make the Calculus of Distinctions more understandable, at least in principle, to more people; and I want to share that with all who are interested.

I have presented the Calculus of Distinctions as a system of mathematical logic because I have used it as such to derive the TRUE quantum unit, Dimensional Extrapolation and the Conveyance Equations. It is a system of mathematical logic, but it is much more than that: The Calculus of Distinctions embodies the logic governing the elements that make up reality and are reflected in the conscious awareness of reality. That means that it is the formalization of the actual logic underlying reality. I have proved that it is that and not just an arbitrary system based on a priori assumptions. This proof is available, but in order to understand it, you should start by studying George Spencer Brown’s “Laws of Form”. Once you understand the nature of the calculus of indications, you are ready to tackle the rigorous derivation of the calculus of distinctions. Clearly, the proof of the primacy of the Calculus of Distinctions is beyond the scope of this blog, but I think you can gain a basic understanding of what the Calculus of Distinctions is if you think of it as the Logic of dealing with distinctions. With that in mind, consider the following:

Consciousness is the reality of awareness of the distinction of self from other. All distinctions of whatever kind, are forever related to, and derived from that primary distinction of self from other. Communication between conscious beings is certainly possible using only ordinal scales. That is, non-numerical, for example, small, medium or large, good, better, and best, etc. But that communication is limited to images and concepts common to both communicating entities. The success or failure of the communication is directly related to the degree to which the concepts and images in the consciousness of the communicating entities are identical, similar or dissimilar. All concepts and images in the consciousness of sentient beings are composed of distinctions. These distinctions may be distinctions of extent (geometric), content (algebraic), intent (with conscious meaning), or impact (quantitative).

Reality is not random or meaningless. All of the concepts and images perceived by conscious entities are built up of a variety of distinctions related to existential reality, and those distinctions, whether received as cardinal, ordinal, fractional, fractal, geometric, algebraic, holographic, or of any other kind, are meaningless unless related to each other and to the distinctions in the consciousness of the entities involved by the universal logic of existential distinctions. I call that logic the Calculus of Distinctions. If we were able to communicate telepathically, it might be done in one of several different ways that might not involve mathematics, but it will have to involve distinctions. Consider, for example,
communications with alien beings from a distant galaxy: The direct telepathic sharing of images may not require quantification unless the communicating entities actually interact in the 3S-1t, space-time domain. In that case, quantification becomes necessary because interaction without knowing the relative scale of mass/energy exchange could be dangerous and/or disastrous. For example, if the relative mass/energy scales of the interacting entities are vastly different, not knowing the quantitative difference in scale could result in one entity crushing or blowing away the other without meaning to do so. That would be a tragedy.


Conclusion: The Calculus of Distinctions, or the Logic of Distinctions, if you like, not mathematics, is the universal language.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

THE PARADIGM SHIFT TO CONSCIOUSNESS


A SUMMARY OF THE PARADIGM SHIFT TO CONSCIOUSNESS
With this post I have now published 212 dissertations on this site. They have been posted over the past 3 years and 8 months in an effort to make the results of the work of a lifetime of almost 80 years available to anyone who is interested. For many years I have believed that mainstream science has tragically wandered into the dead end of materialism, and I have also believed that it can be put back on the track to real discovery and positive progress by recognizing that the physical universe available to our senses is in fact, only a small part of reality. I also expected that when consciousness is properly included in the equations comprising the scientific model of reality, new horizons beyond belief would be opened. That expectation has been slowly realized over the past 30 years. The pace of important findings and discoveries has increased significantly over the last six plus years during which I have worked in collaboration with Dr. Vernon M. Neppe.

In this post, I will attempt to summarize what I consider to be the most important findings in a way that anyone can understand. I believe it is important that I do so, because right now is the time that the truth I have been privileged to help bring to light is more important than ever before. We stand right now at the most critical juncture in human history. We can choose to go beyond the limitations of mechanical animal existence with the development of human consciousness and achieve the real purpose of all existence, or we can become just another failed species. The choice is ours.
Why is this information so critical at this time? Because mainstream science, while wonderfully successful at improving our animal comforts, technical applications, and the ability to destroy ourselves, has failed us miserably by turning its back on the part of reality that is most important to our survival: the spiritual essence of being, of which physical existence is but a miniscule part. It is time for scientists to open their eyes to the vast reality that lies beyond the purely physical.

THE PURPOSE: SPIRITUAL PROGRESS
The most important development of human civilization, and consciousness in general, is real spiritual advancement. Physical and intellectual development can be supportive of spiritual advancement, but they are secondary to genuine spiritual progress which underlies and drives all positive change. Social, political and philosophical development have often run counter to real spiritual advancement because institutional behavior tends to magnify the weaknesses and negative traits of the individual. The larger the institution, even though it may be organized with good intent, the more it magnifies negative tendencies. We will allow things to happen in the name of country, organized religion, or even institutional science that we would never do as individuals.

MATHEMATICS AND CIVILIZATION
What I wish to illuminate here is the backbone of the logic of reality, reflected in certain aspects of the history of mathematics and the corresponding rise and fall of civilization on this planet. It is hidden in three threads running through the conscious minds of mathematicians, natural philosophers and scientists from the end of the last ice age, about 12,000 BC, to the time of the known ancient civilizations: the Sumerians (4000 – 1600 BC), the Minoans (3000 – 1400 BC), and the Ancient Egyptians (4000 -1200 BC), to the Greeks: Thales (624 – 527 BC), Pythagoras (569 – 495 BC), Plato (428 -348 BC), Aristotle (384 – 322 BC), Euclid (330 – 260 BC), Archimedes (287 – 212 BC), Eratosthenes (276 – 194 BC), Hipparchus (190 – 120 BC), Geminus (10 BC – 60 AD), Menelaus (70 – 130), Ptolemy (85 – 165), Diophantus (200 – 284 ), and Theron (335 – 405), to the Arabs and Persians: Al-Khwarizmi (780 – 850), Abu Kamil (850 – 930), Omar Khayyam (1048 – 1131), to the Western Europeans: Fibonacci (1170 – 1250), Levi ben Gerson (1288 – 1344), Nicholas Kryffs (1401 – 1464), Cardan (1501 – 1576), Fermat (1601 – 1665), Leibniz (1646 – 1716), Euler (1707 – 1783), Gauss (1777 – 1855), Georg Cantor (1845 – 1918), Max Planck (1858 – 1947), Hermann Minkowski (1804 – 1909), Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), Wolfgang Pauli (1900 – 1958), Kurt Gӧdel (1906 -1978), and G. Spencer Brown (1923 -  ). The gap from 1200 BC to 600 BC, between the end of the known ancient civilizations and the development of mathematics by the Greeks was bridged to some extent by Chinese, Hindu and Hebrew mathematics.

The idea that mathematics and civilization have advanced from virtually nothing to the current status during the past 3000 years is a fiction derived from the egoism of Western science, and it is a fiction not supported by fact. It is more likely that the viewpoint of Sri Yukteswar Giri (“The Holy Science”, written in 1894), derived from ancient Vedic texts, is true. Sri Yukteswar concludes that the development of consciousness, and consequently civilization, is cyclic, like everything else. There is ample evidence for this all over the planet. There are many megalithic structures dating from during, and even before the known ancient civilizations that we cannot duplicate today. The construction of many of them, like Gobeki Tepe in Turkey (dated about 10,000 BC), the Aswan obelisk (dated about 1500 BC) and Puma Punku in Peru (dated about 500 AD) required mathematics and engineering techniques unknown to mainstream science today.

MATHEMATICS REFLECTS THE LOGIC OF REALITY
The three threads of mathematics reflecting the logic of reality are the threads of geometry, algebra and number theory. How do these three aspects of mathematics reflect and describe the nature of reality? The images constructed in conscious minds depend upon the ability of conscious entities to recognize distinctions, - first the distinction of self from other, and then the recognition of finite distinctions (objects) within self and other. Distinctions consist of distinct shapes, with specific properties and meanings. Shapes, (geometric forms) are described using variables of extent, like height, width and depth. Distinct shapes may contain variable amounts of mass and energy, which may be described using variables of content. Distinctions existing in reality may also have other properties that impact the consciousness of the observer, or have meaning to the observer, like mechanical or organic motivation, that may be described in variables of impact or intent that are relative to the status of the observing entity.  Mathematics is the logical language describing the distinctions making up the structure and dynamics of reality in terms of the variables of extent, content and impact or intent.

WHAT IS A CALCULUS?
A calculus is a system of logical operations that permit calculation, where calculation is defined as the transformation of distinctions of one form into an equivalent distinction or distinctions of another form or forms. The operations that make up a calculus are the logical processes of the differentiation of variables, combination of shapes and integration of the properties of the distinctions to which the calculus applies. Every calculus has an arithmetic, an algebra and a scope of application. The details of calculi in general and the differential and integral calculus of Newton and Leibniz in particular, known for 300 years as ‘the calculus’ are beyond the scope of this post, but can be found in advanced mathematics texts. But it is relevant here to point out that the arithmetic of a calculus is based on quantitative distinction, enumeration and equivalence, and the operations that define the arithmetic are addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, which may be commutative and/or associative, depending on the properties of the group of distinctions to which it applies.

FINDING THE APPROPRIATE CALCULUS TO MODEL REALITY
As explained in previous posts, the calculus of Newton and Leibniz is only applicable in the mid-range scale of reality. It yields erroneous results at the extremely large scale of relative velocity and space-time, and it gives inaccurate, and sometimes wildly incorrect results at the extremely small scale of the quantum. The solution at the upper extremes of observation and measurement is not difficult. Accurate calculations and predictions are obtained by applying relativistic corrections. But the solution at the lower extreme is a bit more difficult. It requires a calculus of discrete variables. Some of the elements of such a calculus are already available to us in the works of some of the mathematicians and scientists listed above. They are specifically: Pythagoras, Euclid, Diophantus, Fermat, Planck, Minkowski, Einstein, Gӧdel, Pauli, and Brown. Adapting and expanding Brown’s Laws of Form, applying Gӧdel’s incompleteness Theorem, the multi-dimensional approach of Pauli and Minkowski, Einstein’s relativity, Planck’s quantization, the Pythagorean theorem, Euclid’s axiomatic approach, and Fermat’s Last theorem (see the Posts on putting consciousness into the equations), I derived the Calculus of Distinctions, Dimensional Extrapolation, the Conveyance Equation, and the TRUE quantum unit, as the most basic distinction of quantized reality. This approach completes the re-uniting of geometry, Diophantine algebra and number theory in a logical system capable of modeling reality. The result is the new mathematics of TDVP, the appropriate metaphysical basis for exploring the nature of reality.

SUMMARY OF THE SUMMARY
The Triadic Dimensional Vortical Paradigm (TDVP) has provided a comprehensive model resolving paradoxes, and answering numerous questions that have puzzled mainstream scientists for decades. See lists and details in previous posts. The mathematics of TDVP describes the quantized geology, algebra and numerical nature of reality in terms of a truly quantum unit, the Triadic Rotational Unit of Equivalence derived from Large Hadron Collider data, and the principles of relativity and quantum physics.


Application of TRUE analysis to quarks, electrons, protons and neutrons, and the natural elements of the Periodic Table, has revealed a reality of three spatial dimensions, three time-like dimensions, and three dimensions of consciousness embedded in an infinite substrate of intelligence. It has also revealed the necessity of a third non-material form of the essence of reality that must exist in the universe in order for the dynamically stable structures of the universe to exist. So now we know why the universe is so fine tuned for life. Finite manifestation of Cosmic Consciousness, in the form of gimmel, the third form of the essence of reality, had to exist before the first particle of the physical universe could form, and thus we have the answers to the most basic puzzles of all: Why there is something instead of nothing? Who are we, and what is the meaning of existence and the purpose of life? 

We are sparks of the Infinite, inhabiting finite vehicles in space-time in order to learn how to live and grow into our cosmic potential.