Saturday, 28 June 2008

The implications of society's adherence to a rigid framework of rules.

It is prescribed that to maintain a healthy society, its members should follow a set of rules which take care of the relations between the individuals in the society. These rules come with different flavours, be that norms, coded ethics, regulations up to laws passed by governing bodies.

Over-reliance and strict adherence to the rules demand from the individuals to abide to a rule to the letter without questioning while at the same time authorities demand from the individual the deep knowledge of laws and legislation. Ignorance of the rules is not allowed.

One way or another individuals need to follow rules, but the rules themselves are only approximations of behaviour in the context of human interactions in the society framework. The complexity of human interactions insurmountable. The demands upon the human individual overbearing, an impossible task. As approximations they can only have a limited effect in solving problems presented to the individual in the course of his/her life. Their significance and impact is diminished. They become useless, void of content, empty vessels.

Rigid rules break easily. Reluctant individuals in begrudged compliance bringing strife in the communities, plenty of interpretations usually as many as the individuals involved, breed wretchedness in a society undermine the fiber of social structure. Rules being a poison to human interactions.

Rule interpretation? ...

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

The parallels of quantum phenomena and consciousness?

It is mentioned in Genesis of Eden paper on Fractal Neurodynamics and Chaos: Resolving the Mind-Brain Paradox Through Novel Biophysics, that

"Quanta possess a global internal model of their environment in the form of the wave function ....."

equating the wave part of the quantum particle duality, as it

"... its wave function extends throughout space-time, forming a global representation of its environment."

as the means to pass the connections emanating from the environment and therefore

" .... makes it possible in effect for each quantum to both be conscious of the universe through the extended wave function ..."

and the particle part of the quantum particle duality, what comes after an interaction as

"Subsequent absorption of the particle appears to collapse the wave function into only one of its superposition of possible states."


"... a quantum behaves like a particle in terms of its emission and absorption,..."

and when it does that

".... violate causality through uncertainty during reduction of the wave packet."

And these attributes can be extended to include, as it is mentioned

"These attributes, although somewhat different in nature from sensitivity and unpredictability, cap off the causality of chaotic physical systems at the microscopic level and have parallels to consciousness and free-will."

a human individual by virtue of the mind generated by the neural circuits, that makes it possible by its consciousness, in a manner equivalent to the wave part of a quantum particle, to be infinitely connected with its environment, producing a global internal model of their environment and by its particle part of the quantum particle duality, which it only comes to be when it is emitted or absorbed, namely in the interactions in its daily life routines, coming out of a superposition of states, capable even, in a manner equivalent to

"... violate causality through uncertainty during reduction of the wave packet. "

to violate the deterministic path prescribed by the overt physical world, against what a reasoned and rational approach prescribes. A rational approach be but of a limited perspective, imposing narrow limits in the fractal links consciousness is embedded in. Where in reality individual consciousness is fractally linked deeper into reality, and by the tenet of self-similarity of fractal linkage as it is mentioned

"... display conserved sets such as attractors and basins which are fractal in the sense that they are replicatively self-similar on descending microscopic scales.. "

display the quantum world's wave-particle duality.

The fractal links in their full expanse amassing to some sort of global consciousness, which its repercussions still to be thought of, giving clues of what it might bring about.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Understanding nature through the looking glass of chaos

Combining concepts and out of the myriad associations produce new ideas. A fascinating process which brings out unexpected outcomes. I was contemplating about our own planet earth, toying with the idea that planets and stars and all other heavenly bodies are attractors.

The idea started thinking along the lines of the constrained generating procedures the cgp's of John Holland, that lead to emergence. The constrained generating procedures comprised by the fundamental forces in nature which led to the emergence of all material things stars, planets included. The stable attractors of chaotic processes. Chaos becoming the way for spawning nature.

As thinking about objects like stars as being the products of chaotic processes runs against common sense, since the knowledge amassed puts their lifetimes into millions of years, how can this be reconciled with the idea we have that chaos is unpredictable, not regarding its murky nature. Phenomenally counterintuitive.

Certainly timescales are relevant and usually are understood using our limited lifetimes as a standard. Anything there is around us, no matter how we perceive its longevity, it is not but an ongoing process. Processes which are undergoing in chaotic fashion.

Chaos stirred and generated nature. Nature in all its glory is a product of chaos. Chaotic process are constantly undergoing, created and are creating attractors, in similar fashion, by virtue of universality, at all levels.

Could it be, that by applying the knowledge gained about chaos in well-studied fields, to be used to understand nature deeper?