Sunday, October 30, 2016
Opening the Doors of Perception pour atteindre a la verite
Pour atteindre a la verite, il faut une foix dans sa vie
se defaire de toute les opinions que l'on a recues et
reconstruire de nouveau, et des le fondement, tous les
systemes de ses connaisances.
Early in my sojourn with formal academia I found myself butting heads with Rene Descartes over the deductive assumption underlying his fundamental assertion: "Cogito Ergo Sum". Nonetheless, I have continued to respect his lasting impact on the evolving modern world view. The rough translation of his quote above is: "To arrive at what is ultimately the truth, for once in your life you have to get rid of all the opinions you have heretofore amassed, and reconstruct anew, from the foundation, all the systems of your knowledge." One characteristic of a healthy mind is that it appreciates that nothing is ever settled; all assumptions need to be questioned, again and again, with the ultimate aim to ferret out the elusive truth of all things. Wonder and awe should perennially refresh our outlook on the world.
The cosmological Big Bang Theory has always been suspect to me, despite an overwhelming strong consensus in the general scientific community that it explains the origin of our universe. Science seems anemic in its explanation of how a manifestly diverse universe with the kind of order that we experience in our everyday lives could emerge from a singular enormous explosion some 15 billion years ago. The world just doesn't seem to be what one would expect to remain from an incredible fireball of billions of degrees. It does not seem likely that the organization of galaxies and solar systems could occur without the influence of some ordering principle, yet science straight out rejects any implication of purpose or intelligent design as unscientific. It seems, however, that by officially limiting its inquiry to exclude indications of purpose, it has capped any continued search for the truth, deviating strongly from the likes of Descartes, Newton, Kepler, Einstein, and many other innovative scientific pioneers.
Theories of modern cosmology and physics are built around the observation that essentially everything looks the same no matter which way you look out into the universe. This has certainly simplified mathematical explanation, but are there other models to describe the overall structure and behavior of the universe at large??? While the Big Bang has increasingly been viewed as settled science or proven as fact, one must not forget that it is still no more than theory based on assumptions. Data are increasingly accumulating, however, that point to a finding that the Big Bang may not hold true as the Unified Field Theory is now applied. Not only is cosmological science heading for a re-set, but a real revolution is astir that may go far beyond a mere paradigm shift, possibly even leading to a redefinition of what science is all about.
It now appears that the cosmos may be more like a meatball on a toothpick than the ever-expanding result of a primal explosion. A Central Axis of an unfathomably large super-galactic scale now appears to be the center of the universe as well as the organizing principle behind it. As a whole, the universe may be a spinning vortex generated by the Central Axis which acts as a fundamental space-time organizer. A polarized axis from the beginning would offer a credible explanation as to why the universe has turned out to be so ordered, leading us to conclude that nothing is independent, but everything is connected and synchronized. A theory of this sort not only overturns the Big Bang assumptions, but may knock out the underpinnings of both the general and special theories of relativity and the unified field theory. Einstein's theories have yet to be invalidated, but there is now reason to question relativity theory as the fundamental theory of space-time.
What this new core discovery points toward is that there was structure in the universe from the very beginning, drawing into question the philosophy of randomness and a universe without purpose. Our instincts want us to find an explanation for why the universe is not pointless in regard to the evolution of life, consciousness, and intelligence. Opening the doors of perception to let in the light of wonder and awe is leading scientists to imagine worlds anew right before our very eyes.
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