To say that the universe is an interesting place is an understatement and almost not worth saying, but it must be said if only as a reminder that there are other things going on besides war, disease and inflation. Like why after nearly seventy years has there not been a return trip to the moon? … Continue reading Quantum Mechanics isn’t Weird and Neither are UFOs (But that’s not to say they aren’t real)
All theories aim for beauty, parsimony and elegance assuming of course that the universe is constructed in such a way. Although at times it may not seem like it, evidence consistently shows a tendency toward novelty and some kind of gradual progress in many domains at once. This progress is much like evolution but on … Continue reading Theory of Everything as the Ultimate Art, or The Ultimate Art as a Theory of Everything
Dualities are ubiquitous in nature, but that doesn’t mean that they are what they seem, otherwise physicists wouldn’t be looking for a unified theory. Perhaps the most enduring dualities are the mind/body; particle/ wave; space/ time; materialist/ idealist, but there are many more, for instance; as above, so below; energy and matter; macrocosm and the microcosm; subjectivity and objectivity, but perhaps the most important is position and momentum, otherwise known as the Uncertainty Principle, or the ‘measurement problem’.
Meaning is a state of consciousness and consciousness is what gives life and thus matter=energy (the stuff that keeps us alive), meaning. There is no upper limit to how much consciousness a physical system can have, or the number of entangled particles within that system (limited only by the number of particles). Therefore it is conceivable that the entire universe is entangled in a conscious system “only the inanimate universe and living bodies are observers” (Kastrup 109:2019).
The importance of Meaning and Purpose in one’s relationship to Place To illustrate the points to follow, it will be useful to consider the mythological symbols and analogies used by mystics and indigenous cultures to rationalize and explain the peculiarity of the world and its creation: A snake with its tail in its mouth, turtle … Continue reading Northwestern: Theory of Place