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March 23, 2017

CATEGORY: Wandering Towards a Goal Essay Contest (2016-2017) [back]
TOPIC: Our Emergent Universe by Graham Walker Cookson [refresh]
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Author Graham Walker Cookson wrote on Mar. 1, 2017 @ 20:06 GMT
Essay Abstract

Abstract of Our Emergent Universe Essay: Wandering Towards a Goal How can mindless mathematical laws give rise to aims and intention? The foundational structure of reality appears to be in a realm of pure relationships. Mathematics is our language describing allowable relationships and their structural consequences. Our scientific models, formulating mathematical laws, have grown using a reductionist approach. These mathematical laws are derived from models making accurate predictions. Since we are too embedded within the process of emergence, we have not understood all the connections between objectified mathematical laws and our evolved ability to imagine. Closing this gap requires additional structure allowing the phenomenon of emergence to be rationally included. Is the physical universe and are the laws of nature only important components of some greater structure? My essay presents a new philosophical model for this structure. I call it Binary Reflective Field Theory. It forms the framework for our emergent universe. Graham W. Cookson ~ 2017

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Applicant’s CV Name: Graham W. Cookson, MA Born: February 22, 1949 Place: Detroit, Michigan Education: University: Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan (1967-1971) Subjects: Mathematics (Major), Physics (Minor) Honors: Student of Great Distinction (awarded to one student, 7/8 semesters) Graduate: Oakland University (1971-1973) Subject: Master’s Program in Mathematics Honors: Teaching Assistant on full salary and academic scholarship (1971 to 1973) Employment History: 1968 & 1969 – taught sailing and worked for White Boat Sales (commission sales), in Walled Lake, Michigan 1970-1971 – tutored mathematics for law entrance testing 1971-1972 – summer job building tractors and working at Meadowbrook Music Festival, Detroit 1971-1973 – teaching assistant (calculus) at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan 1973-1977 – employed at

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Branko L Zivlak wrote on Mar. 2, 2017 @ 21:05 GMT
Dear Mr. Cookson

I agree: The foundation of reality appears to be built on a realm of pure relationships.

Mathematics is our language describing allowable relationships and their structural consequences.

But: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts I will say The whole is more than all of its parts. This becouse if you say sum that meas that parts are of the same kinde as whole.

I agree: The whole is something else than the sum of its parts.

Yo conclude: Hence, the equation is Whole = sum of parts + information (working together).

existence in the physical universe. But information is also part of the Whole.

You say: However, the universe may not be infinite. I think that is only part of truth. What do you think about: Universe is eternal and endless due to the movement of its parts? But in one point of time, the mass and space of universe are finite.

I agree: The Physical Universe Being Quantifiable. For mass you can see at: Zivlak B, Stoiljkovich D, Relations Between Significant Masses Based on the Boscovich's Theory, http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dragoslav_Stoiljkovic/pu
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Best regards,

Branko Zivlak

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Joe Fisher wrote on Mar. 6, 2017 @ 17:17 GMT
Dear Graham Walker Cookson,

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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Author Graham Walker Cookson wrote on Mar. 6, 2017 @ 18:09 GMT
Wandering…

I am interested in the group phenomenon of this essay. If the essay’s question was not intriguing enough, I was focused on the potential treasure trove of 150 different views. I uploaded all essays for my personal reference library. I have only read ten of the essays, but plan to read them. Given the time constraint, I have no idea how the contest process can give proper attention to them all. My hat is off to you…whoever you are.

I find it interesting how many of the essays seem to pick a perspective embedded in the process they are trying to describe. (a problem of forest vs trees) Another observation, however not surprising, is the egocentric commitment the essays project. Reading the various blogs, flag a tendency to shoehorn their pet theories into some fairly ‘tight shoes’.

I do not expect to place with my essay. I am too outside the club. However, just being forced to articulate my theory makes me a winner. Thank you all for the fun, Graham



Gavin William Rowland replied on Mar. 11, 2017 @ 08:33 GMT
" just being forced to articulate my theory makes me a winner" - agreed Graham. it is nice that, by asking a question, FQXI can be a catalyst for us to extend or rework our ideas.

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 6, 2017 @ 23:33 GMT
Nice essay Cookson,

Your ideas and thinking are excellent…. “My ideas offer interesting and useful new interpretations for science. Since our common sense lacks true perspective, anomalies in logic result. This change in perspective is radical. My Binary Reflective Field Model challenges science’s assumption that we exist in a single platform called the physical universe. I will focus...

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Author Graham Walker Cookson wrote on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 01:44 GMT
Thank you Mr. Gupta,

Your comments were in the spirit of this essay contest. I have not read much about a Dynamic Universe Model however you observations will change that. My model, as I outlined it, was restricted by length and the essay question. Its creation was in response to my formal education in mathematics, physics and something extremely unusual. I needed a rational explanation for irrational observations. It is the conclusion of over fifty years of focus on one problem. Not to be too cryptic, but the body of my ideas is outside of the scope of this essay. I look forward to reading your essay, Graham




William B Goodwin wrote on Mar. 9, 2017 @ 13:22 GMT
Graham,

If your model does explain some of the problem areas in physics, as you claim, then many more people should be examining it.

William Goodwin

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Author Graham Walker Cookson wrote on Mar. 9, 2017 @ 16:14 GMT
William,

It is 'a needle in the haystack' problem getting ideas out and discussed. My hope was this forum would provide such a platform. Instead, it seems more like a beauty contest. I have many reasons to believe in my model that are outside of the question framed for this contest. Graham




Klee Irwin wrote on Mar. 17, 2017 @ 20:36 GMT
Interesting Essay: "If you combine this morphing field of relationships with the smallest unit of space, it becomes similar to a fixed and pixelated frame of a digital movie." After reading your essay, I would LOVE to get your thoughts on our new movie called What Is Reality on our Quantum Gravity Research youtube channel...after reading your essay you will most likely have some interesting thoughts on it. You will see why when you view it!

My essay I submitted to contest is The Code-Theoretic Axiom and I'd love a rating from you. I gave yours a 10.

Cheers,

Klee Irwin

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