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Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Current Schizophrenia Infecting Our Body Politic

 It all boils down to a lack of understanding of the potential of the human mind to solve problems in its capacity to act lovingly as a mirror of ongoing creation. If you will dear reader, permit me to explain.

Many common people in these United States smell a rat when it comes to the neo-Malthusian agenda behind the pseudoscience of climate change. While it is true as the nose on your face that pollution stinks, we need to not throw the baby out with the rather smelly bathwater. We can chew gum and walk at the same time for we are Americans, no? 

So, we being called upon to solve a problem that we require new resources to improve, not sustain, but improve our material standard of living for an increasing population base, we developed the science to create those new resources. But we dropped the ball by allowing the financial controllers to loot our nation's industrial potential. 

Who to blame? We need no scapegoats. The blame lies within... 

If you are with me so far, consider the mission of biophysics research is necessarily forced by its very subject matter to oppose neoMalthusian premises. It cannot help it even when it must conform to crass mechanistic assumptions. If we are going to save lives, rather than prevent "overpopulation," then we must discover how to do that. In essence, this is no different than creating new resources previously unknown to humanity. 

So, when we go looking for enemies rather than looking to solve problems, like the problem of a pandemic outbreak of a mutating and previously unknown corona virus, we are driven mad. It won't be the first time and hopefully not the last...

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Unknown

 When the Earth is engulfed by the Sun

And Andromeda collides with the Milky Way,

Where will you be, oh progeny?

What is your domain to roam?

What lifespan, what your power be?

And communicate how?

Across what universe at length?

What questions and quests do urge you on now?

And all but forgotten antiquity

Like some artifact quaint-- 

I sit and contemplate

Here, alone.

And now like some infant 

Glimpses the unfathomable unknown.




Saturday, July 03, 2021

A Partial Universal Principle Discovery

 In the mathematical analytic system developed to make possible the calculation of relative motion we have the invention of the partial differential. This is a spin off of the Leibnizian quest for the true infinity of the differential (as I have previously cited the history of this in the context of the ibn Sina, et.al. principle of the Necessary Existent, also known as a concrete universal.) Which is to say that if one could instantaneously account for all contending conditions and kinds of force impinging upon matter there would be derived a concrete universal quantum for the progress of its relative motion.

Kepler's quest for a universal ordering principle for the orderings of planetary motions was based upon placing one's purview outside the mere point in space being acted upon. His imagination took the standpoint of vicariously experiencing of the ongoing process of creation. Thus it was only in that regard that he specified the necessity of formulating the differential or derivative calculus for every portion of planetary motion. 

Now this higher framework is precisely where Leibniz adduced his truly revolutionary breakthrough by advancing a concrete universal derived from the series of probabilities developed as a sort of game theory of expansion of sums by Blaise Pascal, et al. 

So today, I was profoundly impressed to learn of an elegant hypothesis for an ordering of planetary compositions by William McDonough of the University of Maryland: magnetism. Thus it is an analogue to the principle of partial differential. That is, if we hold all other possible variables conditioned with respect to the magnetism of the star system of the partial magnetic property of that system we have the basis of a universal ordering of the cores of its planets. Wonderfully beautiful and lawful. I am certain that Kepler himself would be quite pleased!


Fig. 4

From: Terrestrial planet compositions controlled by accretion disk magnetic field


Density of the rocky solar system bodies. Uncompressed and solid densities are shown for terrestrial planets and chondrites (gray), respectively. Bulk planetary densities are shown for asteroids (blue). For 1 Ceres, its bulk density is a lower limit of its solid density, given its high ice abundance and porosity. The red line shows a fit curve for the planets (ρ=4100r−0.21). Data sources: density of planetary bodies are from Russell et al. (2012); Park et al. (2019); Sierks et al. (2011); Consolmagno et al. (2006); Macke et al. (2010); Macke et al. (2011); Britt and Consolmagno (2003); Lewis (1972); Stacey (2005); heliocentric distances of chondrite parent bodies are from Desch et al. (2018)

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Some Thoughts on Issues Arising from Leibniz' Monadology

 One of the principles of Leibniz' great Monadology is the proposition that lower or simple monads have no "windows through which anything could come in or go out."  However they do possess confused perceptions of what is near to them:

7. Further, there is no way of explaining how a Monad can be altered in quality or internally changed by any other created thing; since it is impossible to change the place of anything in it or to conceive in it any internal motion which could be produced, directed, increased or diminished therein, although all this is possible in the case of compounds, in which there are changes among the parts. The Monads have no windows, through which anything could come in or go out. Accidents cannot separate themselves from substances nor go about outside of them, as the ‘sensible species’ of the Scholastics used to do. Thus neither substance nor accident can come into a Monad from outside.

Now our representations of cells is that "things," i.e. proteins, do come in and go out continuously via the cellular surface gates. And indeed that there are protein enzymatic engines of ATP supplying internal energy to all cells. So in Leibniz' Monadology the study of these changes would have to place cells and their proteins including those signaling molecules Intergrins that permit cellular communication as mere ephemera that come into and out of being, constantly being reduced and recreated as constituents of "cellular automata."

61. And compounds are in this respect analogous with [symbolisent avec] simple substances. For all is a plenum (and thus all matter is connected together) and in the plenum every motion has an effect upon distant bodies in proportion to their distance, so that each body not only is affected by those which are in contact with it and in some way feels the effect of everything that happens to them, but also is mediately affected by bodies adjoining those with which it itself is in immediate contact. Wherefore it follows that this inter-communication of things extends to any distance, however great. And consequently every body feels the effect of all that takes place in the universe, so that he who sees all might read in each what is happening everywhere, and even what has happened or shall happen, observing in the present that which is far off as well in time as in place: σύµπνοια πάντα [sympnoia panta], as Hippocrates said. But a soul can read in itself only that which is there represented distinctly; it cannot all at once unroll everything that is enfolded in it, for its complexity is infinite.

62. Thus, although each created Monad represents the whole universe, it represents more distinctly the body which specially pertains to it, and of which it is the entelechy; and as this body expresses the whole universe through the connexion of all matter in the plenum, the soul also represents the whole universe in representing this body, which belongs to it in a special way.

And yet that which separates a simple lower monad absolutely from human monads is our unique ability to mirror the necessary existence of the ongoing potential of universal perfection.

   29. But it is the knowledge of necessary and eternal truths that distinguishes us from the mere animals and gives us Reason and the sciences, raising us to the knowledge of ourselves and of God. And it is this in us that is called the rational soul or mind.

So as I have looked to Riemannian surface biophysical models in the past with the "poles" of branchpoints being proteins, it must be kept in mind that these are not lower living Monads but mere chemical compound constituents that come into and out of being. And therein lies the research of the division of the living from the non living. This particular connection is the most necessary aspect of progress in biophysics. For exploring these interconnected protein functions will make all advances of biophysics quest to extend our life and "health-spans" possible, in the analogous manner in which exploring the energetics of elemental constituents of matter will propel our species into space colonization.

Further, it is the division of non-monadic elements into groupings of Vernadsky's domains of inorganic, organic and noetic and their potential interactions that should inform the metatheoretical design for scientific research. For instance, in the domain of the noetic must be included the philosophic purpose for setting research agendas. is it a requirement that we by necessity must increase the secular healthy lifespan of humanity? How is this to be achieved per capital and overall? Does the defense of society against inevitable impacts from meteors and comets figure in? 

Moreover, it is the historical quality of hypothesis that mediates future deployment of noetic resources. In this regard, these hypotheses "live" beyond their attachment to being produced by an historical person. Among these higher hypotheses, Plato's demonstration of the universality of geometrical knowledge triggered a proven truth about the necessary changes of governance for the survival of society. That is, the breakdown of the irrational barriers to advancement and perfection of knowledge imposed by arbitrary rule by oligarchical families maintained by usurious financial interests of pantheons of pagan cults.  

 



Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Nuclear Terror and the Illusion of Democracy

 Embedded in our collective psyches are a host of mostly unexamined truisms about the manner of "successful" functioning in the affairs of the present day. The illusion of individual freedom of choice is perhaps the among the hardest to navigate around. 

We live in a bubble of "information" provided to us by a would be elite game masters. This provides a type of security blanket to hold up this grand illusion. What is really taking place on the world stage these days is quite the opposite of freedom. While the U.S. has been deindustrialized per the dictates of the "free market," how has the purchasing power to use the cheap labor of our offshored industrial capacity been enforced? By military supremacy, a.k.a. nuclear war blackmail. 

However, it now appears that the geopolitical chessboard will be shortly toppled. In a world based upon appeals to the principle of reason, we will forego such imaginary nonsense and instead cooperate to pull humanity away from the brink of immolation. The pathway to do so is quite astonishingly clear and consistent. 

We could institute a complete revamping of global monetary affairs ordered to produce nearly illimitable opportunities for advancement beneficial to the future of our species. For instance cooperation in defeating disease, development of nuclear fusion, rebuilding and creating new cities, fresh water projects, and space colonization. Or we can persist in the falsehoods that we have been trained to subconsciously regurgitate that are leading nowhere but our own thereby well deserved, inevitable destruction.


 

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Dark Matter, Dark Energy and the Riemann Prime Distribution Conjecture

 Number as a physically generated causal principle is limited by a process akin but not commensurate with the expansion of the metricality of substance. 

This previous sentence may be taken as a deictic product of the poetic imagination. As such, it is not embeddable in any formal system of logical analysis.  

The condition of ironic boundedness is forever without proof, yet seemingly a potentially well ordered power capable of expansion and therefore of a type of proof. 

That proof is a living Monad and as such may not be resolved just as the Universal Principle may never be rectified as a fleeting word in the here and now. It is an impossible linguistic proposition.

Therefore, the substance of what is currently referred to as dark matter and dark energy is the poetic paradox of the unproven distribution of prime number generation as a tensor of unknown metrical curvature. Q.E. D.


Ingenuity on Sol 39
Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Social Movements Are Ephemera

 If one puts the stamp of the infinite on one's work what happens after death? Alexander revolutionized warfare and yet his conquered dominions went by the wayside. Charlemagne? Likewise.

Simon Magus used parlor tricks to ensnare the faithful. We see the like, again and again, still today. There is many a slip twixt the intention and the reality. 

We imagine perfection of forms that may never apply to reality. Is it the same with imagination of imperfections? Let us take the issue of the future to attempt to answer that question.

Will there yet be an adulthood of humanity? Perhaps such would be reckoning with the unbound internal freedom of childlike wonderment that is lost for what is passed off as "growing up?"

For what meaning will the zeroes on the ledger of your monetary worth hold after your mortal coil has gone? Perhaps they can be encoded and kept a quantum secret in the cloud as a DNA algorithm? What would Hecuba's tears or her drachmas mean to you then? 

The temple of liberty? Is it built upon the sacred property of the commonwealth or something merely ephemeral? Like the shadows cast upon the wall of the big screen TV? 

Social movements are ephemera. However, what is enduring is worth standing and fighting for. The future choice among alternative realities. That decision outlasts us all. The human mind is demonstrably unique and not subject to the mere passions of arbitrary change. There is no unveiled secret that can be kept hidden from the intention to create a future suitable for it.  


Peter's conflict with Simon Magus by Avanzino Nucci, 1620. Simon is on the right, wearing black.

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