Who Do We Become? We reach out to the stars with radio waves, to form relationships with complex beings like ourselves, hoping other outer-space entities will have solutions to our problems. We expect that to change, to be successful, requires a complex set of behaviors, but let’s look at the facts. Following are closed-space models, chemical …
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WHAT’S THE STATIC?
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?
FOR OUR SPECIFIC EXPERIMENT–SEE “THE EXPERIMENT” UNDER MENU IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE HOME PAGE. Place a droplet of water on a surface and it will bunch up, take on the shape of a half sphere. That’s because water molecules are cohesive, partly meaning they have high surface tension in air. The water …
Embracing The Other Within Us
Many of us look out at the universe and think, Wow, it’s so vast, so big. Upon seeing the vastness of outer space, immediately we say, “It makes me feel so small.” Why do so many of us resonate with that sentiment?
Analogs: What We Can Know
Analogs: What We Can Know What is the essence of what we can know? That is a vastly different question than What is Behind What is? Studying the applied math we use to solve scientific problems, we learn the extent of that language, what we are capable of understanding. The energy equation and its solutions, …
Is there an objective reality? See definition of relational philosophy on the Relationship Page under Menu item, The Experiment. Link to Relationship Page: https://wordpress.com/page/theunionofopposites.com/132
The Expanding Universe
In “How Long? How Far?” we began to wonder about the different ways we see space and time, and how those aspects of the observable universe come into being.
If the observable universe was in the thin expanding rubber surface of a balloon (as opposed to the boundary of our two-dimensional expanding droplet) then as the distance from its center increases, the distance between it’s galaxies would increase.
The radius or distance from the center, as in our droplet experiment, might represent time (complexity or entropic state) and the surface area of the balloon might represent space. What we discover as duration increases (air is blown into the balloon) the ability for the galaxies to interact with one another decreases. Energy density between galaxies decreases, so in order to maintain more complex systems (which require greater durations of sampling to survive) new languages using lower forms of energy must evolve.
An example of new languages among primitive information exchanges might be the difference in energy density between the language transfer of physical chemistry (subatomic particles), chemistry (molecular bonding), and organic chemistry (the much smaller van de Waal forces (energy/information exchanges) between macromolecules).
This brings up the problem of virtual verses real. Is our universe virtual or real? When a new language is born of a lower potential for information transfer in the observable universe, are the virtual symbolism and the original manifested components (what we call the real) connected?
Are our thoughts connected to what we consider real? Is the word “Love” connected to the feeling?
This wonderment leads to the comparison of the ideas of “virtual” with “real” and then the pursuit of any connection between the two.