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March 23, 2017

CATEGORY: Wandering Towards a Goal Essay Contest (2016-2017) [back]
TOPIC: The Cosmic Odyssey of Matter by Edward Kneller [refresh]
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Author Edward Kneller wrote on Feb. 27, 2017 @ 17:15 GMT
Essay Abstract

The cosmic odyssey of matter describes a literal spatial journey that started with the big bang and continues through to the current state of the observed universe. Throughout this extended odyssey, particles of matter have wandered, gathered, and then connected, thereby assembling new formations of matter. This wander-gather-assemble (WGA) pattern broadly repeats across four stages in the universe’s timeline: the big bang, stars, biospheres, and social organizations. The essential step in the WGA process is the assembly of precise formations of matter (PFMs), defined here as formations having precise configurations and precisely connected components. Over 13.8 billion years the systematic WGA process has assembled a progression of PFMs, from protons and neutrons, to chemical elements and compounds—and on Earth—organisms and social organizations. Thus, this essay identifies a basic property of ordinary matter (precision), and a long-term process (assembling), which together establish a fundamental relationship between the first particles to emerge from the big bang, the evolution of living organisms, and the emergence of the modern human world. In doing so, this essay attempts to provide additional context to humanity’s place in the cosmos.

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Branko L Zivlak wrote on Feb. 27, 2017 @ 23:02 GMT
Dear Mr. Kneller

Big Bang theory is completely wrong. Try to understand my equation (17). There is a proton associated with the mathematical constant exp (2pi), which means it has always existed, exists and will exist.

Best regards,

Branko Zivlak

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Feb. 28, 2017 @ 05:36 GMT
Dear 27F Kneller,

Thank you for the nice essay on “ Cosmology "

Your starting sentences and other observations are excellent, “The cosmic odyssey of matter describes a literal spatial journey that started with the big bang and continues through to the current state of the observed universe. Throughout this extended odyssey, particles of matter have wandered, gathered, and then...

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Joe Fisher wrote on Mar. 1, 2017 @ 16:39 GMT
Dear Mr. Kneller,

Please excuse me for I have no intention of disparaging in any way any part of your essay.

I merely wish to point out that “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate.

Only nature could produce a reality so simple, a single cell amoeba could deal with it.

The real Universe must consist only of one unified visible infinite physical surface occurring in one infinite dimension, that am always illuminated by infinite non-surface light.

A more detailed explanation of natural reality can be found in my essay, SCORE ONE FOR SIMPLICITY. I do hope that you will read my essay and perhaps comment on its merit.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Mark Pharoah wrote on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 21:36 GMT
Hi Edward,

You left a message on my essay page. I thought I had already read and commented on yours, but apparently not. I will endeavour to reread your essay and give some feedback.

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Willy K wrote on Mar. 12, 2017 @ 06:15 GMT
Hi Kneller

It was really heartening to read your account on WGA and PFM, especially since the stages described include social groups of ant colonies and humans. Coincidentally, my essay also mentions these two social groups, except that my essay focuses entirely on them and tends to ignores almost everything else. But even so, I think you cover more territory on ants than I did, since I never considered the possibility of their colonies coming together to form a larger multi-colony, which you address.

I thought I might have covered the area of human social groups slightly better since my essay dealt with them for the most part, but even there you cover territory that I did not address. For instance, I spent most of my essay modeling the working of the Constitutional nation state in depth, but you manage to address the domain of cities and the larger HSC in a broad fashion, both areas which I skipped. That’s an impressive range of coverage in your essay.

On the whole, we have similar instincts, but differ on our areas of emphasis. All the best for the competition!

Regards, Willy

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Author Edward Kneller replied on Mar. 15, 2017 @ 04:10 GMT
Willy,

Thanks for your comments. We definitely had some overlap. Though you covered the human structures in much more detail. I have left additional comments on your essay page.

Regards, Ed




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