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Peter Jackson: on 4/5/17 at 14:13pm UTC, wrote Mama, I enjoyed that read as a welcome break in a unique style. I also...

Patrick Tonin: on 3/29/17 at 10:53am UTC, wrote Dear Mama, Very good essay. When you started to mention the Advaita...

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CATEGORY: Wandering Towards a Goal Essay Contest (2016-2017) [back]
TOPIC: The Mind Beyond the Math by Mama V Promise [refresh]
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Author Mama V Promise wrote on Mar. 13, 2017 @ 22:44 GMT
Essay Abstract

If all is Mind, then mathematical laws could constitute some or all of the very foundation of the phenomenal world. Mathematical laws would then not be mindless at all, but would be the substratum of physical phenomena, expressing unmistakable intentionality in every fractal/holographic, chaotic instance of itself. First we’ll make a case for why all is Mind. Second, we’ll integrate ancient with recent inquiry. Third, we’ll consider what Mind is expressing so a retroductive proposition I call the Enselfification Principle, which has a certain mathematical contour to it. Last, we’ll briefly consider both personal and theoretical remedies for this condition.

Author Bio

Mama V Promise is an Inquiring Mind living in Santa Cruz, CA. In 2010 she wrote and self-published *The Deepest Dynamic: A Neurofractal Paradigm of Mind, Consciousness, the Human Brain, Evolution/Development, Gender Asymmetry, Gaia, and the Multiverse.* She has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, and works occasionally as a technical writer, substitute teacher and street performer.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Mar. 16, 2017 @ 15:45 GMT
Dear Mama V Promise,

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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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 17, 2017 @ 10:13 GMT
Nice essay Promise,

Your ideas and thinking are excellent for eg…

“1. Over the ages, scholars have tried to classify metaphysical models into spiritually monistic, materially monistic, or dualistic categories...these being mutually exclusive of each other.

2. The earliest formal philosophies were spiritually monistic, starting with Advaita Vedanta from India, whose...

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Michael Alexeevich Popov replied on Mar. 26, 2017 @ 12:02 GMT
Dear Mama,

Kant's synthetic a priori judgments ( theorems, axioms, lemma, physical numerical constants, etc ) or " mindless mathematical laws" are observer independent, nevertheless, they have transcendental idealistic existence. Following Kant, such sort of a priori judgments must be product of some MetaLife which existed always. Idealism is always Idealism, however, some details of its formulation are very important.

When physicists suggest the first particle of the Universe existence, they assume that there must exist special mathematical rules deduced from some metamathematical a priori theorem of some MetaLife. Thus, in any case materialism cannot be foundation for any physics. In 1930s K. Godel and E. Schrodinger expressed the same idea.

With the best wishes


Author of Kantian Answers essay.

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Patrick Tonin wrote on Mar. 29, 2017 @ 10:53 GMT
Dear Mama,

Very good essay. When you started to mention the Advaita Vedanta and idealist monisn, I knew I was going to enjoy reading your essay. I just don't understand why it is ranking so low in this contest.

Thank you for an inspiring read.



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Peter Jackson wrote on Apr. 5, 2017 @ 14:13 GMT

I enjoyed that read as a welcome break in a unique style. I also like your; 'Enselfification Principle' which seems to me to have links with 'homocentricity' which is a wholly subjective view of phenomena.

One thing I think needs correction, if only not to mislead readers, is your brief characterisation of the 'EPR Paradox' as;

"In 1935, Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen identified the phenomenon of quantum entanglement which suggested that particles that had been previously joined would continue to affect each other even after separating a great distance (that is, info traveled between them faster than the speed of light).

In fact the 'founding fathers' (in John Bells words) of QM, mainly Neils Bohr, proposed (or 'identified') the phenomena in the 1920's and Einstein (later with Podolsji & Rosen) objected strongly (big row at the Solvay conference in 1927!) calling it 'spooky' action at a distance. Subtle but quite important difference.

Most assume Einstein wrong but I show this year that Bohr 'missed' the 2nd momentum distribution on a spinning sphere, (he only employed up/down NOT the orthogonal 'curl') which allows QM to be derived classically and QM and SR to be unified. Shocking? Yes. Changing physics? Can that now be done then??

Thanks for the read. I see you only have 8 scores when I think 10 is needed to qualify. Another and suitable improvement to your total is coming.

Very best wishes.


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Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Apr. 7, 2017 @ 03:28 GMT
Dear Sirs!

Physics of Descartes, which existed prior to the physics of Newton returned as the New Cartesian Physic and promises to be a theory of everything. To tell you this good news I use spam.

New Cartesian Physic based on the identity of space and matter. It showed that the formula of mass-energy equivalence comes from the pressure of the Universe, the flow of force which on the corpuscle is equal to the product of Planck's constant to the speed of light.

New Cartesian Physic has great potential for understanding the world. To show it, I ventured to give "materialistic explanations of the paranormal and supernatural" is the title of my essay.

Visit my essay, you will find there the New Cartesian Physic and make a short entry: "I believe that space is a matter" I will answer you in return. Can put me 1.


Dizhechko Boris

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