Archive for November, 2020

256 – We are Immersed in the Universe, and the Universe is Immersed in Us …

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

It is incontestable that

comparable to the way every one of our cells is immersed in the creation of our self-organizing, self-generating, self-regulating, adaptable, self-perpetuating, self-transforming body and our body is immersed in the creation of each self-organizing, self-generating, self-regulating, adaptable, self-perpetuating, self-transforming cell

so, each one of us is immersed in the creation of our self-organizing, self-generating, self-regulating, adaptable, self-perpetuating, self-transforming Universe and our Universe is immersed in the creation of the self-organizing, self-generating, self-regulating, adaptable, self-perpetuating, self-transforming of each one of us.

As we are immersed in our Universe, our Universe is immersed in us.

 

Revised June 2022   

 

255 – As Everything in Nature, We are Pure Potential amid Uncertainty and Probability …

Sunday, November 1st, 2020

There is nothing that empirically proves how profoundly interconnected we are with everything in Nature more than verified scientific theories, and the Uncertainty Principle and Probability Theory do that for me.

The concepts of uncertainty and probability are powerful and inescapable elements of Existence. They were introduced in mathematical form as the Uncertainty Principle by the German physicist Werner Heisenberg and the Probability Theory by Gerolamo Cardano, Pierre de Fermat, and Blaise Pascal in the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Uncertainty Principle asserts a fundamental limit to the precision with which the values for certain physical quantities, like the position and momentum of a particle, can be predicted. The Probability Theory establishes the odds of how likely an event is to occur.[1] In more familiar terms, the theories assert the fundamental limit in Nature to predict the probable occurrence of an event but not its outcome with precision. This applies to everything in our Universe. For example, as we can predict that the Andromeda and the Milky Way galaxies are going to collide in about four and a half billion years, we can also predict the time we are going to leave the house for work/school tomorrow morning, but although the probability of those events can be predicted, their precise outcome can never be certain.

Unfolding into complexity amid the uncertainty of an infinite set of probabilities, Existence is but a potentiality, an uncertain probability that can manifest into one out of myriad probable configurations. Which one of those configurations becomes a reality can never be predicted with absolute certainty, only the likelihood of its occurrence. Amid the uncertainty of an infinite set of probabilities, we are pure potential.

A combination of 1 – the progressive movement of Evolution, 2 – the uncertainty and probability of chance events, and 3 – the role of the individual as a seminal force, is what ultimately determines which potentiality is manifested.

Probability establishes the odds for the occurrence, or not, of a future event, “crunching data from the past and using it as a torch to peer into the future … Pascal’s Probability theory gave us the possibility of seeing the world in terms of the rich range of consequences.” [2]

One of the certainties of Existence is the uncertainty of what is going to happen next. Whether we refer to the end result of an event in the unfolding of an atom, a cell, a galaxy, or a human being, we may make an estimated guess, but can never predict the outcome with certainty, only the probability of its occurrence.

The Uncertainty Principle and the Probability Theory prove how interconnected we are with everything in Nature. Once we accept this truth about ourselves, we will be more rational and understanding in our relationship with the world that gives us the right to exist.

 

[1] The concepts of the Theories are from Wikipedia

[2] Excerpts from Discovering the Odds by John F. Ross, Smithsonian

Revised May 2022   

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