Sunday, July 9, 2017
THE PRIMARY PRINCIPLES OF REALITY
THE PRIMARY PRINCIPLES OF REALITY:
THERE IS ONLY ONE REALITY, ALL THINGS ARE CONNECTED
AND CONSCIOUSNESS IS WHAT CONNECTS THEM
I have been working for most of my adult life, and perhaps much longer, on what may seem to be three unrelated projects:
1. Trying to convince mathematicians that my 1965 proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem is valid;
2. Trying to convince scientists that consciousness, not matter, is primary, and
3. Trying to understand the True Nature of Reality and how I relate to it.
Finally, after all these years, I have realized that these three things are not unrelated at all, but in fact, they are intimately and deeply related. In a flash, I saw the deep unity of mathematics and science within the Sacred Oneness of all things. This realization doesn’t mean that science and mathematics as we know them are wrong, -they are just incomplete. Understanding how they are connected is, for me, an important part of understanding how we, as conscious human beings, are connected to the Whole. For me, this was an enlightening step of self-realization: the realization that the individual self, is, in reality, a spark of the greater Self of Holistic Reality.
A Nobel-Prize-winning physicist who graciously agreed to review some of my mathematics once wrote: “You seem to regard maths as something like poetry, where you look for deep meaning in the explanations someone has given. But mathematics is not like that…”
While his comments about my 1965 proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem were insightful and helpful, this statement reveals a basic difference in our understanding of what mathematics actually is. The difference is understandable: For practical purposes, math is often considered to be nothing more than a man-made tool for solving quantitative problems. But that is done at the expense of dividing reality up into parts that are then erroneously believed to be unrelated. The point is that the underlying unity of mathematics and science has been hidden and nearly lost with the current practice of academic specialization, i.e., treating them as separate disciplines.
Just as mathematics, as the underlying logic of reality, is what connects the fractured disciplines of “the sciences”, Consciousness, as the underlying substrate of Reality, is what connects the fractured philosophical and religious beliefs of mankind.
Ed Close, July 9, 2017