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Project consciousness in, project consciousness out

Note: This was originally written in September 2009, shortly after the beginning of my first year of my PhD. I was sitting in a class session for a course titled, based mostly on tradition, “Biosynthesis of Macromolecules”, which in reality would be more accurately called “Advanced Molecular Biology”. It’s remarkable at all that I was actually in class. Yeah, I’m one of those. This writing may be interesting because it was one of the first times I tried to put my insights about reality into words. Apologies for any aspects that may seem esoteric. This writing is meant to be understood however you understand it. Keep that in mind, and have fun.

While being in Biosynthesis of Macromolecules, insights are abound, abound are insights, and all scientific reality begins to demonstrate itself to be lesser than it itself claims.

Eyes closed, and listening silently while focusing on a breath, the science becomes clear; not the content of the science, but, again, the science itself.

The order of the macrocosmos appears ostensibly to approach higher complexity somewhat counterintuitively given that observation of energy states dictates what should be decay rather than growth. Mass and energy are equivalent simply because mass and energy as entities do not exist. (Oh great, another daoist rant, but really maybe no yes?) By exist, it is meant that there is no individual mass, and there is no individual energy, and quantized states are based solely upon a sentient being’s attempt at experiencing the un-experienceable. Unexperience is a foundation of the modern age, and it is only appropriate that awareness seems to be increasing as the construct begins to collapse in on itself with, very paradoxically, the construct itself being the vector for its own collapse. Project consciousness in; project consciousness out.

(The term universe is meaningless, and all further mention of existence will be referred to as the multiverse. The universe implies a single entity. There is no independent existence, but instead a continuous plastic polymer better referred to as the multiverse: a conglomeration of all membranes of the universal projection.)

There exists no independent observer, but only one observer. The multiverse is its own observer. The multiverse itself exists because a multitude of perturbations from observation led to certain wavefunction collapses which preferred matter over anti-matter (or otherwise, as within the multiversal chain there are surely portions made up entirely of anti-matter or other forms of ‘exotic matter,’ any arbitrary designation will do), but again it is important to note all of this discussion is completely and entirely stuck on form. The multiverse itself is an illusion propagated by the multiverse observer, the universal vibration, the Aum, God, Brahman, Zoroaster, the Dao, ad nauseam. Form is abound because perturbation of the projected sentient beings that projected out: form! form! form! If form is projected out, then again, form is projected in and more form is abound until the multiverse is simply saturated with the illusion of form.

Form emerges and gains complexity (as opposed to the decay mentioned earlier) as a result of evolution. Evolution is the stream of perturbation resulting from the multiverse observing itself. The universal vibration oscillates on a wave (at a frequency) constructive to that of evolution, and evolution oscillates on a wave  (at a frequency) constructive to that of the universal vibration. (Listen to cicadas if you want to hear them). Understand that there is not a really good word for what is meant by frequency. Frequency refers to the constant perturbation resulting from the multiverse observing itself.

At any moment the vibration is constant, and unchanging, and it is not easy to understand something being both dynamic and static simultaneously (particle-wave duality hits the spot), and this is exactly the nature of it. To again sample Daoism: the duality is an illusion. Dynamic is constantly chasing static and static constantly chasing dynamic to bring about one single constant steady state, but it is not that the constant state is formed from the combination of dynamic and constant but instead that dynamic and constant are projected in and projected out due to the multiverse’s observation of itself.

Form and complexity emerge, driven by evolution which is on a wave (at a frequency) constructive to the universal vibration, but there are no individual time points. There is only a single moment that appears to change analogous to how the frequency represents a wavefunction, moving up and down ostensibly changing, but there is not really change, and there is no other moment. Complexity is abound because sentience projects complexity out, and therefore complexity is projected back in. Project consciousness in, project consciousness out, project consciousness in, project consciousness out.

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Wikipedia throws Britannica off of a Ziggurat

Oh Wikipedia, How I love Thee. Part I

Oh Wikipedia, how I love thee.

Though your hair may sometimes catch a snowflake of unverified information, and your eyes may sometimes catch a grain of original research from a 12 year old Japanese kid who learned English the day before, you really are a fantastic encyclopedia.

Growing up in the information age has really been a blessing for one with pretty insatiable curiosity, apologies for the cliche. I mean. I just really love looking shit up. And thanks to the fact that most people who even care to figure out how to edit Wikipedia are those who have at least a bit of moral fiber, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, is really a damn fine resource.

Everyone had that teacher who used to practically cry about how Wikipedia is not an appropriate reference because it is not a primary source. Well, first of all, no encyclopedia is a primary source. If your teacher had a creepy infatuation with the Encyclopedia Britannica, you know, one where all the pages in the Bo-Cu, Pe-Pu, and Va-Ziggurat book sections stuck together for some reason, and allowed you to use it as a source but not Wikipedia, they suffer from a condition we call Being a Fucking Moron (BFM, look it up: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Being_a_fucking_moron) (They also probably really like ancient Persia). If that is someone’s reason for not allowing use of Wikipedia, let them know that there is, in fact, a cure. Though, it is important to note that the treatment for someone suffering from BFM may require the use of some sort of device or mechanism that allows someone who doesn’t know shit to learn something. Actually, Wikipedia has a great article on Primary Sources and their usage (note: people suffering from BFM may collapse into an infinite loop if this specific treatment is attempted).

Right, so if you can’t use the articles on Wikipedia as a source for that term paper you started 59 minutes before class under the influence of a trifecta Adderall/Caffeine/Modafinil Rage (Disclaimer: Drug combination to be used only by those with more than two hearts) that kept you up all night procrastinating, vacuuming the cat and and shoveling a way out of your living room so that the mole people would stop eating all of your hot pockets, then what the hell is the point of Wikipedia existing? Well, all the reasonably good articles on our beloved Wikipedia will have loads and loads of sources. These will hopefully, and usually, be cited within the sentence pointing you directly to the respective reference at the bottom of the page. In 90% of cases these references will reflect the primary source or at least a source leading directly to the primary source that, for instance, allowed one noble Wikipedian to finally convince the community to stop putting that annoying [citation needed] tag after their favorite Helen Keller Speech after which this sweet gas station/convenience store took their name. In the other 10% of cases you’ll get super useful 404 pages that you can very easily tell were in a non-English language to start with, and thus it is very likely that little sliver of information about how Shamu was named after Genghis Khan’s sobriquet for his genitalia may be questionable (only a little bit). So if your teacher says you can’t use Wikipedia as a source for whatever reason, even if they are suffering from BFM (some cases are simply incurable), you can be the better and just use one of the references cited on the page you’re after.

I know you are just dying for the next edition of OW,HILT (pronounced “Ow, Hilt”, like what your TA would say after their head slammed into the back of your Wiki-sword). Next time, I’ll be talking about the joys of editing wikipedia and how I once got into an edit war with one of the creators of YouTube… and I was all like “HEY! What I am trying to contribute is just as valid as what you are trying t—…oh.”

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A sense of scale

The Multiverse is a pretty big place.

So large, in fact, that it has been said that every possible event, past or future, that ever could happen has or will occur in at least one universe within The Multiverse. Just take every choice you’ve thought of making and fill up a multiverse with them. That would represent your own personal bubble of cosmic possibilities. Now, take every independent entity that has ever and ever will exist and fill up all of those multiverses. That might just make up The Multiverse, capital letters and all. But, that’s assuming that such a place is only made up of all of the known possibilities any independent entity could have been aware of, or at least been ignorantly predisposed to. Unfortunately for our comprehension of such a place, it is more likely that The, capital lettered, Multiverse actually contains all of those personal bubbles in addition to every possibility that ever could have even possibly been possible. Yes, The Multiverse is a place that contains the remnants of every event that could have ever and will ever possibly happen whether or not it was even actively conceived of by an independent entity while going about in their own personal bubble of cosmic possibilities, which almost definitely although not only fills up what is called The Multiverse. The Multiverse is a really big place.

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Parallel multiverses and pocket universes Part II

The discussion on reality

(Aside: Part II follows from what I proposed in Part I. Part II was developed after being asked to elaborate on specific details mentioned in Part I. Part III will likely follow upon further investigations into explorations of reality using my own sentience as a tool.)

I define my idea of a parallel multiverse as a parallel collection of all possible universes. Of course, the first thing that came to my mind was, “Well, would that not just be a larger multiverse?” I then considered the possibility that while a single multiverse has within it all universes that include every possible outcome provided a specific framework, a multiverse parallel to that is one that has within it those universes but with an altered framework. Of course, we do not yet know for certain even between individual universes to what degree physical laws, the flow of time, the separation of dimensions and/or universes themselves, and so on may be conserved. Nevertheless, though the specifics are unknown, it is easy to envision a hypothetical multiverse parallel to the one we locally exist in where everything is essentially identical except for some variation such as a difference in the speed of light (c). In this model, all possible outcomes in one multiverse are conserved in the other but are manifest under the altered framework. Nevertheless, this is all just speculation.

Regarding my use of the word “Merge,” I admit this may have been a bit of poetic license. However, this idea originates from other possibilities I’ve considered. I do not visualize reality persisting as completely separate universes. I hypothesize that reality as perceived by the observer is actually an equilibrium between several universes that hold within them all possibilities that may actually manifest provided how the observer in a given moment may act.

Multiple dimensions are known to exist within pockets folded in on one another within a single universe. Perhaps, these dimensions allow the flow of information between the possible universes. Each observer has around them their own set of higher level (above 3D and 4D) pocket dimensions that permit the flow of information between universes. This leads to what I called the “equilibrium” of possible universes that brings forth what the observer, we, humanity, perceive as reality. Thus, while an observer may come to its end in a single universe, the sentience/consciousness/actions of that observer are shifted or merged into the adjacent universes that were in equilibrium with the dying universe. Such a model does seem to be in tune with how electrons have been found to “move” between atoms and molecules in spacetime/reality.

“How so, you insane molecular biologist-cum-wannabe theoretical physicist?!” Well…

Electrons are absolutely incredible and remarkably non-intuitive. They have been thought to potentially travel through time, although this is controversial. But, they are absolutely capable of “tunneling” through seemingly solid barriers simply because their so-called wavefunction permits them to occupy that space, in spite of the barrier. They seemingly pop in and out of existence. Thus, if they were actually just flowing through multiple universes in higher level dimensions, this may actually explain a lot about how they might be doing some of these, as Einstein put it, “Spooky” things.

…I know you are just dying to get to Part III. Worry not, friend. As long as I live, I will always be willing to throw out new propositions for the science of the philosophy of reality. I can’t wait.