For over 4 hundred years, Western civilization has chosen science as its supply of truths and knowledge concerning the mysteries of life. Allegorically, we might image the knowledge of the universe as resembling a big mountain. We scale the mountain as we purchase information. Our drive to succeed in the highest of that mountain is fueled by the notion that with the information we might turn out to be ‘masters’ of our universe. Conjure the picture of the all-knowing guru seated atop the mountain.
Scientists are skilled seekers, forging the trail up the “mountain of data.” Their search takes them into the uncharted unknowns of the universe. With every scientific discovery, humanity features a greater foothold in scaling the mountain. Ascension is paved one scientific discovery at a time. Alongside its path, science sometimes encounters a fork within the street. Do they take the left flip or the appropriate? When confronted with this dilemma, the course chosen by science is decided by the consensus of scientists deciphering the acquired information, as they’re understood on the time.
Sometimes, scientists embark in a path that finally results in an obvious lifeless finish. When that occurs, we’re confronted with two decisions: Proceed to plod ahead with the hope that science will ultimately uncover a approach across the obstacle, or return to the fork and rethink the alternate path. Sadly, the extra science invests in a specific path, the harder it’s for science to let go of beliefs that maintain it on that path. As historian Arnold Toynbee steered, the cultural–which incorporates the scientific–mainstream inevitably cling to fastened concepts and inflexible patterns within the face of imposing challenges. And but from amongst their ranks come up artistic minorities that resolve the threatening challenges with extra viable responses.
Artistic minorities are lively brokers that rework previous, outdated philosophical ‘truths’ into new, life-sustaining cultural beliefs.
From Reductionism to Holism
The trail that science is presently navigating has inadvertently introduced us to our present second of worldwide disaster. Because the trendy scientific revolution, beginning with the publication of Copernicus’s remark in 1543, science has perceived the universe as a bodily machine working on the mechanical rules later outlined by Newton. Within the Newtonian worldview, the universe is outlined by its materials actuality and its operation understood by way of reductionism–the method of taking matter aside and learning its bits and items. Information of the universe’s elements and their interplay would permit science to foretell and management nature. This notion of management is contained inside determinism–the assumption that with information of one thing’s elements, we will predict its conduct.
The reductionist strategy to understanding the character of the universe has offered worthwhile information, enabling us to fly to the moon, transplant synthetic hearts, and skim the genetic code. Nevertheless, making use of this science to world issues has hastened our obvious demise. It’s a easy incontrovertible fact that society can’t maintain itself by persevering with to stick to its present worldview. So modern analysis is questioning elementary assumptions lengthy held as dogma by typical science.
In distinction to standard reductionism, the brand new noetic science is predicated upon holism, the assumption that an understanding of nature and the human expertise requires that we transcend the elements to see the entire.
Materialism and reductionism engender the concept people are disconnected from, and above, nature. The noetic imaginative and prescient emphasizes that life is derived from the mixing and coordination of each the bodily and the immaterial elements of the universe. The decision of our international disaster requires the mixing of reductionist and holistic views. This revisioning of typical science is seeding artistic minorities who will rescue us from extinction.
Over the centuries, the accrued information of scientists has been assembled right into a hierarchical development resembling a multi-tiered constructing. Every degree of the constructing is constructed upon the scientific basis offered by the supporting decrease ranges. Every flooring of the constructing is distinguished as a scientific subspecialty. The inspiration for the ‘Science’ constructing is math. Upon math is assembled the constructing’s second degree, physics. Constructed upon physics is chemistry, the constructing’s third degree. Chemistry serves because the platform for the fourth tier, biology. Constructed upon biology is the constructing’s fifth and present prime flooring, psychology.
First Flooring: A Basis of Fractals and Chaos
Elementary to this new noetic curriculum is the inspiration provided by math. Mathematical legal guidelines are absolute, sure, and indeniable. For hundreds of years these legal guidelines have been used to isolate and divide the universe into separate measurable elements. Future science shall be constructed upon rising new math that emphasizes the disciplines of fractal geometry and chaos concept.
Fractals are a contemporary model of geometry, formally outlined in 1983 by IBM scientist Benoit Mandelbrot. They’re truly easy arithmetic based mostly upon an equation involving addition and multiplication, by which the result’s entered again into the unique equation and solved once more. Repetition of the equation inherently offers for a geometry expressing self-similar objects that seem at larger or decrease ranges of the equation’s magnitude. Group at any degree of nature, like nested Russian dolls, displays a self-similar sample to group discovered at greater or decrease ranges of actuality. For instance, the construction and conduct of a human cell is self-similar to the construction and conduct of a human, which in flip is self-similar to the construction and conduct of humanity. Briefly, “As above, so under.” Fractal geometry emphasizes that the observable bodily universe is derived from the mixing and interconnectivity of all of its elements.
Fairly than endorsing a Darwinian evolution based mostly upon random mutations and a wrestle for survival, fractal geometry reveals that the biosphere is a structured cooperative enterprise comprised of all dwelling organisms. As an alternative of invoking competitors as a way of survival, the brand new view of nature is one pushed by cooperation amongst species dwelling in concord with their bodily setting. We should personal that each human being counts, for every is a member of a single organism. Once we struggle, we’re warring towards ourselves.
By way of mathematical equations, fractal geometry derives buildings resembling these of the pure world, comparable to mountains, clouds, crops, and animals. The dynamics of these fractal buildings are instantly influenced by chaos principle, the maths that’s involved with nature by which small modifications might trigger sudden last results. Chaos principle defines the processes by which the flap of a butterfly’s wing in Asia might affect the formation of a twister in Oklahoma. When chaos principle is mixed with fractal geometry, the maths additional predicts the behavioral dynamics noticed in our bodily actuality, from climate patterns to human physiology, from social patterns to market costs on the inventory change.
Second Flooring: Power Physics
A century in the past, a gaggle of artistic minorities launched a radical new view of how the universe works. Albert Einstein, Max Planck, and Werner Heisenberg, amongst others, formulated new theories in regards to the underlying mechanics of the universe. Their work on quantum mechanics revealed that the universe shouldn’t be an meeting of bodily elements as advised by Newtonian physics however is derived from a holistic entanglement of immaterial power waves. Quantum mechanics shockingly reveals that there isn’t a true ‘physicality’ within the universe; atoms are manufactured from targeted vortices of power–miniature tornados which might be continuously popping into and out of existence. Atoms as power fields work together with the complete spectrum of invisible power fields that comprise the universe, intimately entangled with each other and the sector by which they’re immersed.
A elementary conclusion of the brand new physics additionally acknowledges that the “observer creates the truth.” As observers, we’re personally concerned with the creation of our personal actuality! Physicists are being pressured to confess that the universe is a ‘psychological’ development. Pioneering physicist Sir James Denims wrote:
The stream of data is heading towards a nonmechanical actuality; the universe begins to look extra like a terrific thought than like an ideal machine. Thoughts not seems to be an unintentional intruder into the realm of matter… we ought somewhat to hail it because the creator and governor of the realm of matter. – R. C. Henry, ‘The Psychological Universe’ Nature 436:29, 2005
Though quantum mechanics was acknowledged eighty years in the past as the most effective scientific description of the mechanisms creating our universe, most scientists rigidly cling to the prevailing matter-oriented worldview just because it ‘appears’ to make higher sense out of our existence. To grapple with the contradictions, nearly all of physicists have chosen a simple means out: they prohibit quantum principle’s validity to the subatomic world. Famend theoretical physicist David Deutsch wrote:
Regardless of the unequalled empirical success of quantum concept, the very suggestion that it might be actually true as an outline of nature continues to be greeted with cynicism, incomprehension, and even anger. – T. Folger, ‘Quantum Shmantum’ Uncover 22:37-43, 2001
Nevertheless, quantum legal guidelines should maintain at each degree of actuality. We will not afford to disregard that reality. We should study that our beliefs, perceptions, and attitudes concerning the world create the world. Just lately, Johns Hopkins physicist professor R. C. Henry instructed that we “recover from it” and settle for the inarguable conclusion:
The universe is immaterial-mental and religious. – R. C. Henry, ‘The Psychological Universe’
Third Flooring: Vibrational Chemistry
Whereas typical chemistry has targeted on the atomic parts as miniature Newtonian photo voltaic methods composed of strong electrons, protons, and neutrons, vibrational chemistry, based mostly upon quantum mechanics, emphasizes that atoms are manufactured from spinning immaterial power vortices, corresponding to quarks. The brand new chemistry is worried with the position of vibration in creating molecular bonds and driving molecular interactions. Power fields, akin to these derived from cell telephones or from ideas, work together with and affect chemical reactions.
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