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CATEGORY: FQXi Essay Contest - Spring, 2017 [back]
TOPIC: A Simple Model For Integrating Quantum And Relativistic Physics with application to the evolution of consciousness by Theodore St. John [refresh]

Author Theodore St. John wrote on Jan. 12, 2018 @ 19:47 GMT
Essay Abstract

If you want to make a cake, you have to know more than just the fundamental ingredients. There’s also a fundamental process involved that has to be followed. Fundamentally, what makes a cell a cell is more than the physical parts. If you reduce a living cell too much, you destroy the process and fundamentally change what you were trying to understand. You have to include the life process in your explanation. Physics is the study of motion and motion is a process that makes a particle a particle. Reducing motion to 3-dimensional space and 1-dimensional time is a fine tool for Newtonian analysis, and it is still the model in relativistic physics (although they are mixed together as space-time), but quantum physics treats a particle as a whole that contains space and time as vibrations (frequency). This essay presents a geometric model of the quantum particle projected onto a background of motion and reveals the mathematical relations between the two perspectives. The secret ingredient is the way in which “past” time is displayed as the inverse of future time rather than the negative as is done on a linear time scale in other models. The result is a new perspective of physical reality as a process that involves an expanding wave function that effectively “reaches out” into the non-moving field of binary light-dark surroundings (vibrations) and collapses information into its own center. This information, stored in DNA molecules, might be what evolves from data cognition through knowledge (re-cognition) to higher levels of consciousness.

Author Bio

Theodore St. John is a retired U. S. Naval officer who served for thirty years, first as a Nuclear Submariner and then as a Radiation Health officer in research facilities, as Science Advisor at the Naval Dosimetry Center, at naval hospitals in Radiology and as a Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology. Currently, he volunteers as an Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at the Louisiana Accelerator Center (University of Louisiana at Lafayette). He holds a dual BS in physics and electrical engineering, an MS in Physics and a Ph. D. in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering (specialized in Medical Physics).

sridattadev kancharla wrote on Jan. 14, 2018 @ 16:22 GMT
Dear St. John,

I enjoyed reading your wonderful article and totally concur with your perspective. I also welcome you to read Consciousness is fundamental Geometry Of Dimensions and hope that you enjoy it too.

We are all just one consciousness enjoying itself from different perspectives.

Love,

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Author Theodore St. John replied on Jan. 27, 2018 @ 23:59 GMT
Thank you for reading and commenting on my essay. I appreciate your kind words and will read yours as well.

Ted

Joe Fisher wrote on Jan. 17, 2018 @ 21:54 GMT
Dear Dr Theodore St. John,

You wrote: “Is Fundamental the same as irreducible?”

I have concluded from my deep research that Nature must have devised the only permanent real structure of the Universe obtainable for the real Universe existed for millions of years before man and his finite complex informational systems ever appeared on earth. The real physical Universe consists 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.

Joe Fisher, ORCID ID 0000-0003-3988-8687. Unaffiliated

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Author Theodore St. John replied on Jan. 28, 2018 @ 00:05 GMT
Joe,

Thank you for reading my essay and posting a reply. I'm not sure I understand what you mean, or if it refers to my essay, but you seem passionate about it and I appreciate it.

Ted

Gene H Barbee wrote on Jan. 25, 2018 @ 23:15 GMT
Theodore,

I read your essay a few days ago and have been working on some of your ideas. I am also interested in DNA coordination. Literature says that neurotransmitters and hormones coordinate cells but I think you are suggesting that something more fundamental is occurring. It is clear to me that the visual cortex constructs an internal image of the information it receives. You...

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Author Theodore St. John replied on Jan. 27, 2018 @ 23:56 GMT
Gene,

Thank you very much for your comments. I just wanted to reply briefly to let you know that I appreciate the post and intend to reply, but I have been preoccupied with a major project away from home and want to wait until I can give it the attention it deserves. I expect to be home in a few days.

Ted

Author Theodore St. John replied on Jan. 30, 2018 @ 20:52 GMT
Gene,

I hadn’t read about DNA coordination until you mentioned it, so I looked it up and it appears to me that yes, something more fundamental is occurring. If DNA replication and recombination is controlled, as you mentioned by neurotransmitters and hormones, then it must be a very complicated process. But in order to maintain genome stability and thus avoid mutation and disease it has...

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Christophe Tournayre wrote on Jan. 28, 2018 @ 21:58 GMT
Hi Theodore, I enjoyed how you start your essay, looking at the process rather than its irreducible components. I am more in “state of unknown” when it comes to your last chapter. The reason is that personally I am unable to define what “consciousness” is. I do not have a background in this field and I did not read books on this subject. Do you see it as information processing? Your input is welcome. Kind regards, Christophe

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Author Theodore St. John replied on Jan. 30, 2018 @ 23:24 GMT
Christophe,

Thank you very much for reading and commenting on my essay. The dictionary defines consciousness as “1) the state of being awake and aware of one's surroundings and 2) the awareness or perception of something by a person.” I think people tend to use the word “consciousness” and “awareness” interchangeably, but for my purposes, I’d say that the word...

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Jan. 29, 2018 @ 21:41 GMT
Hi Theodore St. John

Sir, you have wonderfully integrated from Newtonian Physics to consciousness…“ The result is a new perspective of physical reality as a process that involves an expanding wave function that effectively “reaches out” into the non-moving field of binary light-dark surroundings (vibrations) and collapses information into its own center. This information, stored in...

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Author Theodore St. John replied on Jan. 30, 2018 @ 00:47 GMT
Hello SNP,

Wow! I am amazed at your list of foundational points. Just glancing at them I can see that we are very much in agreement on many points. I just returned home from a trip that had me preoccupied for 2 weeks and have some catching up to do, but I will definitely read and comment on your essay and your post.

Ted

Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta replied on Feb. 1, 2018 @ 09:51 GMT
Dear Theodore St. John,

Thank you for the nice support.

CMB is starlight , Galaxy light etc… No bigbang generated microwave radiation. These Noble prizes are more of political nature

I am working on No Black hole collision paper also…

What are other points you are having still doubts , lets have some discussion

Best Regards

=snp

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Joe Fisher wrote on Jan. 31, 2018 @ 16:16 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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Branko L Zivlak wrote on Jan. 31, 2018 @ 22:37 GMT
Dear St. John,

I found your clear and honest post, on the space Mr. S.N.P. Gupta.

I generally agree with Mr. Gupta and with you too. But we are not politicians to agree and send compliments to each other. I came to these attitudes by binding the relations of the great physicists (Newton, Planck, Einstein ...) with simple mathematics, which is partially shown in the essay. Just one example: CMB temperature 2.7 is not a relic of the Big Bang, it is the geometric mean of all temperatures in the universe (shown by the formula).

You are right about motion and time and space time too. They are not fundamental.

I also noticed that contemporary physics deals too much with particles and other irrelevant phenomena. It was not so, through the history of science.

Good essay, congratulations.

Regards,

Branko

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta replied on Feb. 1, 2018 @ 09:52 GMT
Thank you Branko....

Regards

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Author Theodore St. John replied on Feb. 1, 2018 @ 19:28 GMT
Branko,

Ted

Eckard Blumschein wrote on Feb. 1, 2018 @ 05:31 GMT
Dear Medical Physicist,

Does common sense fit well to your idea "“past” time is displayed as the inverse of future time"?

In contrast to Branko Zivlak, I consider Gupta incorrect. I would appreciate if someone could reveal where my essay is incorrect too.

Incidentally, I am still convinced that the so called cochlear amplifier doesn't amplify an already existing v. Békésian traveling wave but the activity comes from spontaneous movements of the OHCs. Ren admitted that this is a possibility. However the established ideas and persons remain uncorrected. See Ren's paper in nature communications.

Curious,

Eckard Blumschein

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta replied on Feb. 1, 2018 @ 09:57 GMT
Dear Eckard

If you have any doubts that some thing is incorrect in Dynamic Universe Model, lets discuss, They can be conceptual, Theoretical, Mathematical, logical, or any other..... Dont hesitate...

Best Regards

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Author Theodore St. John replied on Feb. 2, 2018 @ 16:33 GMT
Eckard,

Does common sense fit well to my idea of "“past” time displayed as the inverse of future time"? Good question and thank you for asking. My short answer of course is yes, (if by “common sense” you mean “good sense” and not “common opinion”) for the purpose of the STM (space-time-motion) model.

What does not make good sense is the idea of negative time. From...

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Eckard Blumschein replied on Mar. 24, 2018 @ 09:28 GMT
Ted,

Admittedly, my understanding of the cochlear amplifier is not based on my own experiments. I merely tried to collect and combine arguments by numerous experts of physiology and related disciplines including Pujol in France, Martin Braun in Sweden, Andrew Bell in Australia, Steven Greenberg in USA, Geoffrey Manley in Germany, Sohmer in Israel, Azzi in Italy, Patterson in th UK, ...

I also dealt with the main proponents of v. Békésy's Nobel prize winning model, including Lighthill, Lesnevich, Szekely, and Jont Allen. When I met Jont at NATO advanced study institute in Il Ciocco, he admitted that no model fits all data, and he was shocked that foveas are a problem for the TW model.

In all, I am pretty sure that the TW model in untenable.

Must I always trust in the correctness of decisions of the Nobel prize committee? I don't exclude the possibility that they were correct when they didn't trust in Einstein's relativity.

Eckard

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Avtar Singh wrote on Feb. 5, 2018 @ 16:33 GMT
Dear Ted:

I read your paper and it appears that your ideas are similar but mathematics is different and needs further development to a detailed cosmological model that could then be compared against actual empirical data of the universe observations. Such data validation is necessary to determine its accuracy and consistency.

On a quick note, S=Ct and not S=C*C*t as his will distort all measured data.

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Author Theodore St. John replied on Feb. 6, 2018 @ 13:20 GMT
Avtar,

Thank you for your reply and comments. But I think you missed an important point in my essay. You said: “S=Ct and not S=C*C*t as his will distort all measured data.” But as I tried to explain, upper case S is what I used to represent spherical 3-D space so

$S = s^2 = x^2 + y^2 + z^2$
.

And upper case T represents time, which is simply a scale of motion, so it must be treated the same as space, i.e. with a component corresponding to motion in each spatial dimension. So

$T = t^2 = (tx)^2 + (ty)^2 + (tz)^2$

where tx means time as measured in the x direction, etc. Thus

$s = c*t => s^2 = c^2* t^2$

=>
$S=Tc^2$

The important point is that In this form, the equation
$S=Tc^2$
means that space and time are equivalent, in exactly the same way that
$E = mc^2$
means that mass and energy are equivalent. They are equivalent because they are two different ways of representing the same phenomenon. They are simply different scales for the same process. My equation suggests that time T, is transformed into units of space (actual physical quantities) just as mass is converted into energy. The term
$c^2$
is simply the factor that relates the units of measurement.

Thanks,

Ted

Steve Dufourny wrote on Feb. 16, 2018 @ 19:03 GMT
Hello Mr St John,

I liked it, it is logic I work about my theory of spherisation with quant and cosm 3D sphères Inside the universal sphere.Well generalised all this , congratulations, they turn so they are :)

best regards from belgium

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Author Theodore St. John replied on Feb. 17, 2018 @ 21:54 GMT
Thank you very much. I hope you gave me a good rating :)

Steve Dufourny replied on Feb. 20, 2018 @ 12:17 GMT
You are welcome, yes I have given a good rating :) best regards

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Steven Andresen wrote on Feb. 23, 2018 @ 13:48 GMT
Dear Theodore

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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