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CATEGORY: It From Bit or Bit From It? Essay Contest (2013) [back]
TOPIC: Your Perspective of Reality by Marty Reep [refresh]
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Author Marty Reep wrote on Jul. 3, 2013 @ 12:06 GMT
Essay Abstract

To individuals, the universe – their world – is only what they see, know, or take notice of. The rest of it is irrelevant to them in that moment. Albeit, the rest of the whole must exist in order to give structure and nature to “their world”, but for all intents and purposes, it doesn’t exist. In those instances, the individuals create their universe from their perspective. What is encompassed in their view determines their world. Some people base reality on the tangible seen and keep their feet firmly planted in the present now. Others see beyond the immediate and boldly walk from conscious dimension to the subconscious, crossing the thresholds of other realms. For the bold, dwelling in other planes of reality is as easy as dwelling in the present now. It simply involves opening the mind and allowing transfer of vista.

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Marty Reep is an author and educator. Growing up on a dairy farm in North Carolina, he learned about the expansiveness of the universe within the beauty of nature. ...And although his mind continues to allow him to see the planes of reality beyond the here and now, he is well aware there is a present moment.

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Peter Jackson wrote on Jul. 3, 2013 @ 17:07 GMT
Marty,

Great and concise essay. I wish my own kids educators thought more like you. I tell them that stuff and they think I'm on some other planet! (they're probably right).

I think a lot of theoreticians should start from that kind of thinking too. I've talked a lot about; "opening the mind and allowing transfer of vista." but it seems entirely lost on they who hold the reigns of what we're supposed to think.

I take that approach a long way into fundamental physics in my essay. I hope you manage to read and understand it and look forward to your comments.

Well done for an important fresh angle, well described. I'm sorting scoring after more reading and will certainly return.

Best of luck.

Peter

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James Lee Hoover wrote on Jul. 3, 2013 @ 20:17 GMT
Marty,

If given the time and the wits to evaluate over 120 more entries, I have a month to try. My seemingly whimsical title, “It’s good to be the king,” is serious about our subject.

Jim

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Hoang cao Hai wrote on Jul. 4, 2013 @ 04:49 GMT
Dear Marty

The main problem is the view in the evaluation to information of each of us, and the matter of the fact is always and forever only be one: it is the Truth.

I take very seriously the Philosophy - just like you.

And to change the atmosphere "abstract" of the competition and to demonstrate for the real preeminent possibility of the Absolute theory as well as to clarify...

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Jul. 4, 2013 @ 16:02 GMT
Dear Marty,

Thank you for nice essay presented here. You say" Albeit, the rest of the whole must exist in order to give structure and nature to “their world”, but for all intents and purposes, it doesn’t exist" Well.

Every body forms a picture of the world thro' their senses. When he dies, this picture is erased. If one do not communicate to other human, The picture of his...

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Manuel S Morales wrote on Jul. 4, 2013 @ 17:48 GMT
Marty,

You ask some deep and insightful questions in your essay. When you talked about having an open mind and how you mind works I found it interesting to see I am not the only one to think in this way. So what is absolute and how can we tell the difference? I would appreciate your thoughts on this.

In my essay I address the question of 'how' do we obtain knowledge (it from bit). The empirical evidence obtained by conducting a 12 year experiment I believe you and your students will find eye opening. I hope you will take the time to review my essay. If you have any questions please feel free to let me know.

Thank you for sharing your viewpoint.

Manuel

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Vladimir F. Tamari wrote on Jul. 14, 2013 @ 00:48 GMT
Dear Marty

I enjoyed your succinct and coherent description of what you call the "edge-of-reality". As a visual artist who grew up in a small town I too had a strong sense of the realness of the physical universe, even as the mind steps in to consider the deeper meanings beyond the facade.

Physicists mess with this sense of reality at their own (and our) risk - starting with Einstein's ingenious but eventually unhelpful distortion of space and time, to the modern stalwarts travel ling 10 dimensions of String theory and of the Multiverse. We can all use some of the good sense of your Mr. Ridgetop the cat who now joins Schrodinger's cat in the annals of feline physicists' mascots.

With best wishes

Vladimir

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Vladimir F. Tamari wrote on Jul. 21, 2013 @ 03:35 GMT
Oh, and Marty I have read and rated your essay and about 50 others. If you have not read, or did not rate my essay The Cloud of Unknowing please consider doing so. With best wishes.

Vladimir

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Antony Ryan wrote on Jul. 25, 2013 @ 04:11 GMT
Hi Marty,

Nicely written essay and very interesting. I think you are right that information and reality work both ways. I think concise essays are better as the writer knows what they are saying clearly and all readers appreciate the point.

Please take a look at my essay if you get time, as I too concluded Bit and It are equally fundamental and also worked around observation.

Best wishes,

Antony

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Vladimir Rogozhin wrote on Jul. 29, 2013 @ 19:54 GMT
Dear Marty,

I take great care and pleasure read your "Philosophical Discourse." You put the deep questions and give clear and distinct answers in the spirit of Descartes:

«So where do you stand?

Where in the gridlines of the universe do you place or find yourself?

From which plane do you view the world:

• The tangible?

• The data-driven?

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john stephan selye wrote on Aug. 2, 2013 @ 01:51 GMT
Having read so many insightful essays, I am probably not the only one to find that my views have crystallized, and that I can now move forward with growing confidence. I cannot exactly say who in the course of the competition was most inspiring - probably it was the continuous back and forth between so many of us. In this case, we should all be grateful to each other.

If I may, I'd like to...

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Kai Olaf Henkel wrote on Aug. 4, 2013 @ 13:28 GMT
Dear Marty,

nice Essay. Well the visible and the invisible universe are connecting, but is the invisible world realy invisible or maybe it is a pert of our visible world. You did a grear question.

Congratulation

Kai

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sridattadev kancharla wrote on Aug. 7, 2013 @ 01:32 GMT
Dear Marty,

Please see the universal mathematical truth of zero = I = infinity. Theory of everything is that there is absolutely nothing but I. Universe is iSphere.

LOVE,

Sridattadev.

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Cristinel Stoica wrote on Aug. 7, 2013 @ 07:43 GMT
Hi, votes are vanishing again.

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Paul Borrill wrote on Aug. 7, 2013 @ 21:38 GMT
Dear Marty,

I have now finished reviewing all 180 essays for the contest and appreciate your contribution to this competition.

I have been thoroughly impressed at the breadth, depth and quality of the ideas represented in this contest. In true academic spirit, if you have not yet reviewed my essay, I invite you to do so and leave your comments.

You can find the latest version of my essay here:

http://fqxi.org/data/forum-attachments/Borrill-TimeOne-
V1.1a.pdf

(sorry if the fqxi web site splits this url up, I haven’t figured out a way to not make it do that).

May the best essays win!

Kind regards,

Paul Borrill

paul at borrill dot com

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