"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Protein Dynamics and the Riemannian Surface Function

Bernhard Riemann's vision of a multiply connected (via branchpoints) surface function is nowhere more apropos than in the so called proteome. For what we are continuously viewing time and again is that proteins themselves exhibit the characteristic of living singularities that are connected as branchpoints to a particular sheaf of a functional surface upon which they interact with a manifold of other proteins in a well ordered fashion, if the organism is healthy.

Likewise, that same protein may interact at times upon a totally distinct surface with other groups of proteins to perform another biological function. Thus assorted biophysical functional spaces are multiply connected in one overarching organismal composition.

Riemann's amazingly prescient method is yet to be adopted for biophysical research, yet it is certain that the sheer weight of evidence will eventually militate in its favor.

Rendition of multiply connected Riemann surface with branchpoint

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Aging of Proteins and Subsumed Hierarchies of Monads

Recent research on the life cycle of proteins has some remarkable implications that reinforce the power of the epistemological method of Nicholas of Cusa and his heir, Gottfried Leibniz. This brings the issue of the human species' potential for immortality out of the realm of mere assertion.

Biological substance at the simplest level of proteins itself exhibits a highly controlled life and death cycle that is necessary for elementary organisms to survive. Thus the very necessity of the individual organism in a subsuming life and death cycle for its larger species nature to survive. This sort of movement from lower to higher life forms is not merely a sort of abstract classification that the purveyors of "information theory" mischaracterize as "Platonic" abstraction. Rather it is a physical certainty.

Further, it is undeniable that the uniquely distinguishing mark of humanity that sets it apart from all other known life forms is our ability to conquer and surpass the limits of the merely biological. All other species come and go, completely unable to determine their survival by changing the functioning of their fixed nature. (Only hysterical ideologues that truly hate humanity can deny this.)

The conception of this grand and universal hierarchical composition must become the foundation of all that deserves the name of science and art.

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