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CATEGORY: FQXi Essay Contest - Spring, 2017 [back]
TOPIC: THE STRANGENESS OF FUNDAMENTAL by BASILEIOS GRISPOS [refresh]
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Author BASILEIOS GRISPOS wrote on Jan. 11, 2018 @ 21:07 GMT
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The evolutionary process of the Material World leads to more complexity and diversification. In order to understand and study better our environment, we humans have segregated the various evolutionary processes, according to certain emergent properties or qualities, which characterize them. These processes are classified in hierarchical levels of complexity. In the process of evolution from one level to the next, some physical quantities disappeared or became hindered and new ones emerged from the properties of the previous ones. A new level of complexity with new behavior and properties arises from the level below. We argue that Fundamental may be defined as something that binds and maintains indissoluble a specific group in the course, of the congruent evolutionary process.

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Vladimir Rogozhin wrote on Jan. 13, 2018 @ 10:43 GMT
Dear Basileios,

Very interesting and profound essay, important conclusions for "grasping" the primordial generating structure of the Universum, which "permeates" all levels of its organization.

Yours faithfully,

Vladimir

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Author BASILEIOS GRISPOS replied on Jan. 14, 2018 @ 12:41 GMT
Dear Vladimir

Thank you very much for your comment.I am impressed you have included in few words the whole meaning of my essay, which I am afraid it was not so obvious.I should have put as a conclusion something like your comment. Anyway, thank very much again to have pointed it out.

Yours faithfully

Vasilis

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Jan. 27, 2018 @ 01:30 GMT
Hi BASILEIOS GRISPOS

“A new level of complexity with new behavior and properties arises from the level below. We argue that Fundamental may be defined as something that binds and maintains indissoluble a specific group in the course, of the congruent evolutionary process.” Wonderfully STRANGE! dear BASILEIOS GRISPOS… There is a striking resemblance in thinking with with the essay of...

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Joe Fisher wrote on Jan. 30, 2018 @ 20:25 GMT
Dear Fellow Essayists

This will be my final plea for fair treatment.,

FQXI is clearly seeking to find out if there is a fundamental REALITY.

Reliable evidence exists that proves that the surface of the earth was formed millions of years before man and his utterly complex finite informational systems ever appeared on that surface. It logically follows that Nature must have permanently devised the only single physical construct of earth allowable.

All objects, be they solid, liquid, or vaporous have always had a visible surface. This is because the real Universe must consist only of one single unified VISIBLE infinite surface occurring eternally in one single infinite dimension that am always illuminated mostly by finite non-surface light.

Only the truth can set you free.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Peter Jackson wrote on Feb. 22, 2018 @ 14:13 GMT
Basileios,

Fewer than I'd have expected have discussed your well chosen 'layered' generating structure hypotheses, which I think is central and agree with (& touched on last year). Well done. Shame so few have read & scored it. Uplift coming.

If you'd like to see QM weirdness resolved do read mine.

Very best

Peter

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Author BASILEIOS GRISPOS replied on Feb. 23, 2018 @ 08:53 GMT
Dear Peter

Thank you very much for your nice remarks about my essay.I think the layered generating structure hypothesis , as you named it, is a fundamental issue and unfortunately it is totally absent among the scientific community. I wonder if there are some papers about this subject.

I am going to read yours and post some comments soon..

Best regards

Basil

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Steven Andresen wrote on Feb. 23, 2018 @ 14:01 GMT
Dear Basileios

If you are looking for another essay to read and rate in the final days of the contest, will you consider mine please?

A couple of days in and semblance of my essay taking form, however the house bound inactivity was wearing me. I had just the remedy, so took off for a solo sail across the bay. In the lea of cove, I had underestimated the open water wind strengths. My...

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