We spoke before about relationships across our complex boundaries resulting in a kind of individual awareness or consciousness. This philosophical investigation grew out of my interpretation of published research involving an expanding droplet interface between two fluids [see The Experiment https://wordpress.com/page/theunionofopposites.com/130]. And we’ve spoken about relationships—even primitive ones—across boundaries that are products of at least two perspectives (http://water.usgs.gov/edu/meniscus.html).
Now let’s look at what this meniscus of changing mated perspectives (across a relationship boundary) does as the universe “expands.” (I put “expands” in quotes because all I’m speaking about is a set of solutions that point at expansion. These sets of solution analogs predicted by the Energy or Navier-Stokes Equation might explain the apparent expansion of the universal boundary (evidenced by the astronomical red or Doppler shift of star spectra)).
In collapsing Gary Zukav’s “quantum wave,” I only feel comfortable in looking at math analogs, based on either exact or statistical solutions, and what they might suggest.
So as not to get too much into the math, let’s think of these expanding, complex relationship boundaries that may result as any number of pulsations of awareness. These progressions need potential pathways that further complexities of the brain and the robustness of its functioning.
When we speak of a succession of boundary states and structures, we are first looking at possible pathways in growth and/or maintenance. It has been my belief, pertaining to perspective, that the more potential perspectives a system can attain in its functioning, the greater the duration of that system—the longer and/or larger number of attainable pathways for consciousness to occur.
The existence of a process that we call ENTROPY suggests:
The natural entropy of a design (and its functioning) seems to run down with time. That means as babies, we start the world with a finite mass of neurons in our brains. This mass of neurons has the greatest potential diversity based on genetics and embryology when it is new. But, as children age, potential pathways going forward become self-limiting. [This is like putting puzzle pieces together. There can only be one option for the last piece. In writing a rhyming poem that tells a story, the poet is limited in the kinds of words or phrases with which to end their poem.]
This self-limiting process, reducing the number of potential mutual perspectives (like a meniscus across the expanding boundary) can be a result of choices a system, or individual, makes in following a path. [Easier at first and harder at last].
Some individuals, that acquire poor methods of choosing pathways early, limit the number of perspectives they can use in solving life problems. A few of them to such an extreme extent that they end with only two options: off themselves or off everyone else. This, I believe, is true for both individuals and groups of individuals.
However, even if individuals make good decisions about the paths they follow, the pathways open to them are limited. In order to travel available paths, entropy forces the number of potential pathways to zero (what we call entropy death: see analog in the pathways in crystal growth, for example of a sugar solution as the sugar is pulled out of solution into a final crystal form (similar to the puzzle and poetry analogs)).
To see direct evidence of a primitive pathway and how it can be enfolded and unfolded within an Implicate Order (What David Bohm calls my What is Behind What Is) [from the WIBWI/The Implicit Order (see David Bohm’s ink drop experiment (enfolding/unfolding)]:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Implicate_and_explicate_order#Ink_droplet_analogy
In summary, the process of entropy, the running down of a system that we’re describing, occurs because pathways are “chosen.” Choosing a path, manifesting a form, uses up available energy to progress (in our virtually expanding universe). Each of a system’s pathways builds on less available energy than the former.
Early on, the length and number of these pathways are influenced by our genetics, embryology, and upbringing and then, later, they’re filtered out by the choices individuals make. The general overarching process of entropy indicates that all systems run down by the loss of available energy to do anything, or to follow any path.
[Next: We’ll see how easy it is for an expanding droplet of water-based inner fluid , coated by a oil-based fluid to naturally divide as observed in the laboratory. See THE EXPERIMENT under MENU for the different natural configurations of an unstable expanding droplet. (The video of this event will soon be posted)]
[SOON: We’ll look at the self-organization of pathways in a closed system—a living cell that eventually acquires a nucleus and membrane—the ability to divide, grow, and function—each cell changing, limiting itself to follow its own pathways.]