Consciousness: Continuous or Discontinuous? Before I discuss either aspect in depth, I want to explain why I would look at continuity as a basis for describing Consciousness. Again, I’d like to emphasize here that all we can do is DESCRIBE. A description is the story we tell about our sample data. And our sample data …
Relational Philosophy vs. Objectivism
Changing one’s POV to be relational rather than objective can illuminate questions about our universe in a new light, so we may begin to find answers to questions that were previously unanswerable.
When we look at a perfectly symmetrical droplet of water-based fluid expanding slowly into a fat-based fluid, we find that the momentum of the water, as it begins to push the “fat” out of the way, causes the interface between the fluids to go unstable and buckle into sine waves.
The bad news is that some studies show sunspot magnetic field strengths have been declining since 2000 and are already close to the minimum needed to sustain sunspots on the solar surface.
My philosophy is relational. IT grew out of my thought processes about my journal-published research involving a self-organizing expanding system, not unlike the expanding boundary of our universe. Much of the changes of a boundary’s shape/potential, due to energy/information crossing it, can be characterized using the full Energy Equation and statistical mechanics.
Okay, so, today I’ll begin to cover an idea that’s grown out of my pursuit of the origin of human consciousness. I’ve promised this further thought into my relational philosophy of consciousness, but have yet to deliver. For that, I apologize.
Identity—the unique point of view a person comes into the world with and lives throughout their lives with—becomes a major stumbling block in my understanding of where any sort of awareness goes after death.
Does the universe exist as interpreted by us or at some other level?
Once it was thought that our solar system revolved around the Earth.
Then Copernicus discovered that the Earth and other planets revolved around the Sun.
Now we know the entire solar system orbits about our Galaxy every 230 million years.
So it should be no surprise that there is a possibility that God (the top-down rules governing What Is Behind What Is) can exhibit the same paradigm shift—be compiled in explicit datasets as well as generalized into space, time, and mass.
How The Expanding Universe Might Be Like An Expanding Droplet
Like the boundary of a two-fluid expanding droplet (unsteady and unstable) our universe goes “into and out of focus” at regular intervals.
What’s The Static?
How might static (or a low amplitude signal) take part in the formation of our consciousness?
When we read, we concentrate on the words, rarely the spaces between them. But it is the spaces that allow us to consider each discrete series of letters (the information we need to transfer and receive).
What happens in these spaces that helps to group words into their discrete meanings?
What happens in the spaces between the mind’s images and its thoughts?