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March 28, 2017

CATEGORY: Wandering Towards a Goal Essay Contest (2016-2017) [back]
TOPIC: Wu by George Bizadellis [refresh]
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Author George Bizadellis wrote on Mar. 14, 2017 @ 15:59 GMT
Essay Abstract

It was sometime within the last two million years that something unique and wondrous came into being. It was the chance convergence of a multitude of causal improbabilities, the contemplation of which brings one to the summit of the sublime. Awareness made a great leap forward from its starting point in the Phanerozoic Eon and became aware of itself. Thus, a power was unleashed unlike any other. It was the faculty of reason, a power that has the potential to harness all other cosmic forces. But as Nietzsche wrote, “Man is an unfinished animal”, and so, the true scope and full application of reason remain a mystery waiting to be solved by those who possess it.

Author Bio

George Bizadellis is a retired Vice President & CMO. He is also a CPA and has held positions in corporate finance and in public accounting. He has been an instructor of accounting and a subject matter expert on strategy, both at the university level.

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Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Mar. 15, 2017 @ 17:12 GMT
Dear, George Bizadellis

I inform all the participants that use the electronic translator, therefore, my essay is written badly. I participate in the contest to familiarize English-speaking scientists with New Cartesian Physic, the basis of which the principle of identity of space and matter. Combining space and matter into a single essence, the New Cartesian Physic is able to integrate modern physics into a single theory. Let FQXi will be the starting point of this Association.

Don't let the New Cartesian Physic disappear! Do not ask for himself, but for Descartes.

New Cartesian Physic has great potential in understanding the world. To show potential in this essay I risked give "The way of The materialist explanation of the paranormal and the supernatural" - Is the name of my essay.

Visit my essay and you will find something in it about New Cartesian Physic. After you give a post in my topic, I shall do the same.

Sincerely,

Dizhechko Boris

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Author George Bizadellis wrote on Mar. 17, 2017 @ 14:20 GMT
Boris, sorry it took a while to get back to you.

There’s no need to apologize for your English, especially when dealing with such technical philosophical issues that are in your essay. Your English is definitely better than my Russian, which is non-existent!

A Russian saying I’ve always loved is: “Izvestia nye Pravda, y Pravda nye Izvestia”

I found your essay very interesting. It contains a lot of significant information.

I will, however, have to read and reread it over a period of time to get a fuller understanding. It will be a wonderful learning experience, so I thank you.

I do agree with your approach to address physics in the context of philosophy.

Regards,

George



Joe Fisher replied on Mar. 17, 2017 @ 16:02 GMT
Dear George Bizadellis,

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 George Bizadellis replied on Mar. 17, 2017 @ 16:22 GMT
Joe, please don’t worry about disparagement.

I sincerely think that valid criticism makes a person smarter and better. (Of course, praise received is always the best!)

I will read your essay and post a comment for you by tomorrow.

Regards,

George



Author George Bizadellis replied on Mar. 18, 2017 @ 20:57 GMT
Joe, thank you for pointing me to your essay. I always enjoy perspectives that are different than mine.

Under the section ‘Law of Emotion’, a turn of phrase I really like, you state, “...all surface travels at the same speed…” Is this the same as saying all things travel through spacetime at the same speed, c?

Also, in Exodus, god identifies himself to Moses as ‘I am, that I am’. Is this the sense that you use the word ‘am’ instead of the word ‘is’?

Again, thanks for the different viewpoint.

Regards,

George




Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 17, 2017 @ 22:27 GMT
Nice essay Bizadellis,

Your ideas and thinking are excellent for eg…

‘1. Lamarckian evolution, that led from a non-living, non-conscious abiotic environment to the conceptual consciousness of human beings.

2. Wu is a Buddhist concept that can be interpreted as reconsider the scope of the inquiry or withdraw the question. It comes into play when the complexity and...

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Author George Bizadellis wrote on Mar. 18, 2017 @ 21:34 GMT
SNP Gupta, thank you for the kind words. Your essay is very interesting and fun to read. It’s one from which I can learn a lot.

I’ve only done a couple of readings of it and will need to really review it further. There’s a lot there!

Give me a couple of days and I will get back to you. I would love to discuss time with you.

Again, a great job!

Regards,

George




Willy K wrote on Mar. 27, 2017 @ 10:25 GMT
Hi George

There are a number of notable things about your essay which places it among the best I have seen in this contest. You bothered to look at the dictionary meaning of intelligence, and it gives the best definition I have seen till now! Your extensive treatment of ‘reason’ is quite exceptional. I wish I had thought about it as deeply as you have, since I too use the concept of reason as a crucial component of my essay. I like the distinction you draw between ‘conceptual awareness’ and the perceptual level below it. Like you, I too believe that this distinction might be crucial if we are to understand the functioning of reason.

Your discussion of time, mathematics and economics was just fantastic.

Since you are an admirer of Hayek, you might want to see how his work has been incorporated into the platform I developed in my essay. I agree on the ‘methodological individualism’ as an organizing paradigm of economics, although I couldn’t quite follow the reference to genetic-causal method of analysis.

Only quibble I have with your essay is that the concept of Wu did not really fit in with the essay. Perhaps it could have been developed a tad better. Nevertheless, I have no hesitation in rating your essay as one of the best I have come across.

Warm Regards, Willy

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Don Limuti wrote on Mar. 28, 2017 @ 00:58 GMT
Hello George,

Very good essay. Here are the highlights for me:

1. All societies dance, sing and create art. And laugh! (Will an advanced artificial intelligence be able to sing and dance and laugh?)

2. Lamarck is gaining on Darwin.

3. To quote Albert Einstein, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."

4. And most importantly: Mathematics is not goal-free. No human endeavor is goal-free.

If you like take a look at my entry. I concentrate on the phenomena of choice in a short dialog (koan).

Thanks for your fine essay. I rate it highly.

Don Limuti

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