Monday, December 21, 2015

Is empirical testing of string theory possible?

Conference at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich

String theory, the elegant and promising idea in theoretical physics is in a serous limbo. The experimental testing of ideas is considered an essential requirement in science. String theory is the science of the very small, which excludes the technical impossibility of empirical testing. String theory and other highly philosophical proposals became a hotly debated fundamental question in physics: physics theories with wildly speculative nature are reminiscent of pseudoscience. But are they pseudoscience? String theory's proponents are fully convinced by its beauty or logically compelling nature. Einstein probably would approve of such a mathematically elegant theory. As he said in 1933, “I hold it true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed.” However, such speculative ideas can easily spiral out of control into truly bizarre notions, such as the possibility of multiverses, or wormhole travel.

Surprisingly, several aspects of mental operation, such as semantics, obeys the laws of quantum mechanics. If the characteristics of string theory was true for the mind, then string theory could be easily tested. The hypothesis detailed in Eva Deli's book, The Science of Consciousness considers the mind a symmetric structure to material fermions, complete with a microdimensional space of string theory. All the phenomena of elementary particles thus plays out in the mental complexity formed by the neuronal connections of a biological system. Some of these phenomena includes quantum entanglement, the Pauli exclusion principle, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, emotional fluorescence, emotional hysteresis, and emotional fever. In quantum mechanics events are considered subspaces of a vector space. In quantum entanglement observation on one part of the system instantaneously affects the state in another part of the system, even if the respective systems are separated by space-like distances. In emotional fermions the same phenomenon transpires over conceptual distance, or over time. Entanglement entails a common wave function, which cannot be decomposed as separate subsystems. For example, in word association experiments entanglement activates associative target words simultaneously. The semantics of concept combinations can be modeled by quantum theory. The contextual nature of cognition leads to unintuitive word associations (analogue to ‘spooky action at a distance’ during entanglement), or conceptual resistance of ambiguous situations (such as the Necker cube).

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Karma, the long term consequences of behavior

Lotus, representing good Karma

According to Einstein, gravity is positive spatial curvature. The brain evolves in interaction with the physical world. For this reason the mental world forms an energy structure that is analogue and symmetric to material systems. This symmetry leads to an inherent understanding, which allows us to move without falling over, or run to catch a falling ball. In a previous post I argued that the mind forms relationships analogous to gravity. This way society, like the varying curvatures of a planet or star, is made up of different temporal curvature layers, which corresponds to altered sense of time. Within the inner, greater curvature layers a lack of time correspond to a constant search for survival (stress), whereas the outer layers provide the support of the wealth of time. Thus, emotional gravity is a positive curvature temporal field (the ego), because social existence requires a selfish mind. Without protecting our interests against the real or perceived needs of others, the pressure of advertisements, we would soon find ourselves on the street, begging for survival. Even-though, in hierarchic societies the rigid and impassable separation along class differences largely spares one from the consequences of unwise actions. It also makes advancement nearly impossible of those belonging to lower classes. In some countries such as India, even today, remnants of the cast system may artificially conserve people's social status throughout life. However, modern democratic societies are highly dynamic, which permits and even facilitates social mobility: the movement between different field curvature layers. Greater temporal curvature (shown toward the center of the concentric circles) is experienced as temporal shortage, or stress.

The temporal curvature layers of society

The material world cannot be insulated from gravity and gravity (as well as field curvature) increases toward the center of large objects, whereas gravitational forces are smaller in the micro-gravity environment of the space station. But just as matter cannot be insulated from gravity, the mind cannot be insulated from the effects of temporal gravity. The conservation of the temporal field leads to field effects, called karma, which accumulate over time. It is not possible to move to another city to erase the bad consequences of cheating, or other selfish actions. Cheating, corruption forms distrust and anxiety in the mind and initiates specific actions, which lead to adverse consequences. Over the long term the positive temporal curvature field encloses the mind by limiting available possibilities, exacerbates our difficulties and making life more difficult. Therefore large emotional gravity inhibits social mobility. For this reason, anxiety (the mental state of guilt and remorse) predisposes lower social status. Negative emotional reactions accumulate field strength, distrust, manifested as enhanced dependence on things and people and forms distrust. Distrust generally also characterizes the elderly; hence, older people are more conservative, less trustful and resist change.

How to create a successful and happy life? The first step is to strive toward emotional stability, because only a calm mind can make good decisions based on a realistic, non-partial view. Positive emotional states are the success generators of the mental universe. Success feeds on the trust of the world, which is a decency exhibited even when no one is looking. However, no matter how much inner stability we achieve, we must constantly engage with problems faced by society, our social environment. People who work toward the betterment of others and themselves maintain a youthful, active, and dynamic life into old age. Want to know more? Read my post 'The science of karma, a case study.'

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