Monday, June 30, 2014

Emotional interactions are governed by the Pauli Exclusion Principle

Seventeenth-century representation of consciousness

The Pauli exclusion principle states that matter particles cannot occupy the same quantum state. This fundamental principle, therefore, regulates the distance between particles, such as two electrons. Over large scales, it leads to resistance to compression. Surprisingly, animal behavior is also regulated by the principle. In ecosystems and society, the Pauli exclusion principle regulates behavior over time.

As electrons cannot occupy the same quantum state, emotional animals do not tolerate emotional (conceptual) closeness. By adjusting emotional distance, the principle gives a structure of society or ecosystem. It generates differences in attitude and behavior, we notice the negative in each other, and we criticize too often. It causes us to avoid eye contact in the elevator, and in mammals and birds, it leads to territorial needs. Although it has no effect in everyday life; in big cities, millions of people get along without significant disturbance, in emotionally close situations the opposing attitude becomes dominant. Even very young children attempt to separate from people closest to them, by profusely using the word, 'no.' Over time, loving partners and families actually tend to become more distant, and distant people, if spending time together, grow closer emotionally. When we sense an increasing emotional distance, we intuitively move closer in an attempt to maintain the emotional distance.

Emotionally stable people tend to be satisfied and happy. Their mental calm makes them flexible and accepting toward others. The Pauli exclusion principle is less prevalent (muted), as love gives the trust to be open to the other point of view. Without the feeling of love, we are critical; new information feels contradictory in one way or another. Aggravation magnifies the Pauli exclusion principle (the critical tendency) However, it extinguishes with increasing conceptual distance, which makes it is easy to be friendly to strangers and tell secrets on the internet. This is the reason, fans are attracted to celebrities, politicians, and saints.

In oppressive class systems, a rigid code of behavior tightly regulated interaction among people. The resulting substantial emotional distance kept conflicts at bay. In hierarchical societies, immense emotional distance maintained the stability by the of the class system. Over time, the emotional distance decreases and allows social cohesion and trust. The social distance and equality have an inverse relationship. With decreasing social distance, equality increases. 

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  1. Vous ne pouvez pas percevoir les qualia d'une autre personne, donc vous ne pouvez rien dire de ce qu'elle éprouve, mais seulement l'imaginer. Donc vous ne pouvez pas sérieusement prétendre qu'une loi physique comme le principe de Pauli s-applique à nos états mentaux.
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