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TOPIC: Wisdom is to know by Madonna-Megara Morgana-Helena Holloway [refresh]
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Author Madonna-Megara Morgana-Helena Holloway wrote on Jan. 9, 2020 @ 22:03 GMT
Essay Abstract

In the words of Rene Descartes “If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” If you cannot do this then read no further. For as Socrates stated, “The only true wisdom is to know that you know nothing.” The question then becomes not Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability whose main objectives is to prove that science is correct and that there is no answer, there is no theory of everything as stated by the late Stephen Hawking who once proclaimed that String Theory may be able to unify the various forces although later he became disillusioned thinking that there may be no Theory of Everything; but what is wrong, what are we leaving out, why can’t we see it? Is it possible that mainstream science cannot pull all of the pieces together into a cohesive theory because they are missing something? The question is not what is the answer; the question is what’s the question?

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NOE comes from the ancient text including the Vedas as translated by Dr DK Matai. President Xi Jinping references NOE Theory in his book ‘The Governance of China II’. Madonna-Megara Holloway (MMH) is a registered professional engineer with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Queens University, Canada. She is the coordinator of the Nature of Everything Theory (NOE) https://www.noe-theory.com, and is currently a PhD candidate at Cambridge University.

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Peter Jackson wrote on Jan. 13, 2020 @ 20:47 GMT
Hi Madonna-Megara.

First read this year and I feel you hit most of the salient points well. I tend to speed-read then review before scoring after reading a good number (so may comment again). It did seem very heavy on quotes, so lighter on your own analysis. I don't mind that (though some judges might!) and the quotes were certainly important and on topic.

I'd never come across Newtons words about 'substance' or maybe did when young and skipped over or forgot it. That's as Hermann Minkowski's "everywhere there is substance." I recently published a collaboration paper on that and the key; 'action at a distance' from which my own essay is being drawn. (advise if you'd like a link).

My one criticism perhaps was that it felt a little 'bitty', but you did follow through a common theme, maybe more than I gleaned at first read. Also I've already found that 'unifying' so many aspects in an essay format makes 'flow' very difficult.

Last point. You seem to 'accept' QM with few doubts. I hope I may point you to my last years essay, agreeing with Bell that; "..the founding fathers were wrong" on a key assumption, and identifying one allowing a classic derivation (verified by code & Plot in Trails essay). I hope you may have time to read and discuss that also, but of course wasted on those who can't 'question everything'!

Well done for a pleasant, informative and very relevant first read.

Peter

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Author Madonna-Megara Morgana-Helena Holloway replied on Jan. 14, 2020 @ 18:10 GMT
Thank you, Peter, when targeting the audience, the specification was broad - essentially high school seniors to Ph D - with the added constraint of the page and character count. There was so much to say. The books of NOE are 2000 pages combined with 450 citations. To satisfy the more advanced reader I used links. I have attached two of the files; the first (PURE CONSCIOUSNESS) comes directly...

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Author Madonna-Megara Morgana-Helena Holloway wrote on Jan. 14, 2020 @ 18:18 GMT
Sorry Peter - files are too big to attach. If you wish to dig deeper you may find the content at the links provided in the essay.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326719333_Pur
e_Consciousness_Non-Duality_Matter_Multiplicity_of_Forms_Ill
usion_and_Light_An_Excerpt_from_the_Secret_Doctrine_Volume_I
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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335587487_THE_NATU
RE_OF_EVERYTHING_ON_QUANTUM_ENERGY_IPR_AND_THE_ANCIENT_TEXT

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ttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/316897267_The_Unific
ation_of_Quantum_Mechanics_General_Relativity_and_Consciousn
ess_-_An_Excerpt_from_The_Secret_Doctrine_Volume_IV_The_Natu
re_of_Everything [accessed Jan 08 2020]

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John R. Cox wrote on Jan. 16, 2020 @ 21:13 GMT
MMH,

Is there anything surprising that Xi Jinping would find validation of historic sociological acceptance of absolute rule in Chinese culture, in a philosophy which invokes an all encompassing 'wholeness' of 'everything'? The peculiar hallmark of localized 'Western' culture, is that inherent skepticism that we can not absolutely know anything for certain. That the theory of knowledge recognizes that we must start somewhere and can only choose to accept as axiomatic, some generalized subjective assumption. jrc

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Author Madonna-Megara Morgana-Helena Holloway replied on Jan. 20, 2020 @ 17:43 GMT
Good morning John - did you know that President Xi, Jinping has a degree in chemical engineering and an LLD in law - equivalent to Ph D. As you said the western educational system accepts only axiomatic knowledge - coming from the West. However, the East countries are more willing to review alternatives. NOE belongs to the latter however I have tied it to the former and referenced the work of a plethora of scientists.

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Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Jan. 19, 2020 @ 23:28 GMT
Dear Madonna-Megara Morgan-Helen Holloway, I support your idea of ​​a fractal universe. In nature, there are no rectangular bricks from which you can build a continuous space without holes. These holes arise and they fill up, as Descartes believed, instantly, well, and we must assume that they fill up at the speed of light. Well, as for the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, I believe that it must be turned into the certainty principle of the points of space, which, according to Descartes, is matter.

        I invite you to discuss some aspects of the neo-Cartesian generalization of modern physics, which I set out in my essay: “The transformation of uncertainty into certainty. The relationship of the Lorentz factor with the probability density of states. And more from a new Cartesian generalization of modern physics. by Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich

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Author Madonna-Megara Morgana-Helena Holloway wrote on Jan. 20, 2020 @ 17:58 GMT
Quantised Black Holes and Fractional Spacetime

Why bother with Quantum Black Holes? Does the Universe have a Fractal structure? Where do the dualities and linkages lie between the micro- and the macro- Universe? Two recent important discoveries of physics -- the confirmation that neutrinos have non-zero mass, and the confirmation that the universe is ever-expanding, perhaps at an...

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