Archive for July, 2021

272 – UNIVERSAL MATRIX …

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

The Universal Matrix, consisting of a set of fundamental properties and a blueprint for development, is the supple code from which evolving systems in our Universe – atoms, cells, species, you and me, galaxies, the Universe itself –  originate, develop, and take form.

The chart below lists some of the fundamental properties and the scientific theories from which they ensue. [1] These fundamental properties are intrinsic and non-negotiable, in other words, they are indelible.

(Reiteration: repetition, duplication, reflection, copy, embodiment) * (Propagation: spread, promote, diffuse, make copies)

The chart below lists the elements of a Universal Blueprint that guides the development of evolving systems in our Universe. These elements are intrinsic and negotiable. In other words, they are what give evolving systems the freedom to transform and be transformed by environments.

 

 

 

 

Our Universe, and everything it encompasses evolves in accordance with a process in which a Universal Matrix that binds yet gives freedom is reiterated on every component, and every component reiterates it on their own components, and those components on their own components, and so forth ad infinitum. This ongoing sequence of duplication and propagation renders all evolving systems in our Universe, including you and me, reiterations and reiterators of a Universal Matrix that endows us all with a degree of freedom to transform ourselves and our world.

This is how our solar system has evolved from a cloud of dust and ice into a vessel for the manifestation of Life into myriad forms; this is how you and I have evolved from our simian ancestry to become aware of our own awareness; this is how Life looks at itself and wonders.

[1] The properties of the Universal Matrix have been derived from my non-scientific understanding of scientific theories. For example, Interconnectedness is, to me, the fundamental property of Bell’s Theorem, or Self-reflective Equilibrium is the fundamental property of Relativity. The elements of the Universal Blueprint have been derived from my understanding of evolutionary processes in Nature, for instance, how evolving systems self-organize and adapt with a degree of freedom in adaptation.

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271 – Have you ever thought … ?

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Have you ever thought about the process in which two cells, an ovum and a sperm, each from a different body, became You? How did you, then a zygote,[i] know how to follow a process that unfolding for eons of time initiated your own self-generation … one cell into two, two into four, four into eight, and so forth … and got going the development of your existence?

Have you ever thought about the level of organization and planning that was already embodied in those pioneering cells? How did they determine the distinctiveness of you … the color of your eyes, the pigment of your skin, the type of your blood … and how was this information reiterated in every new cell, and how specialized cells were created to focus on the organization of your skeleton, your heart, your reproductive system, and a nervous system with a level of self-awareness that allows you to interact with the world without having to be aware of the shaping, the regulating, the replacing processes going on all the time within you.

Have you ever thought about the primordial forces that made you develop a male or a female reproductive system? How did you, when that critical decision was made, recognized the call of a species that tends to equilibrium between the sexes (the sex ratio of most species that produce offspring through sexual reproduction, notwithstanding events that decimate or slow its growth, is approximately 1:1 between males and females).

Have you ever thought about the fathomless process of self-organization going on right now inside your body so you can be You? Have you ever thought about how the pre-meditated process of organizing and giving you life is done almost entirely without a hint from you? Have you ever thought about asking Who, if it is not you, is doing the organizing?

Have you ever thought …?

[i] A zygote is a eukaryotic cell formed by a fertilization event between two gametes (reproductive cells). The zygote’s genome is a combination of the DNA in each gamete and contains all of the genetic information necessary to form a new individual. In multicellular organisms, the zygote is the earliest developmental stage. Wikipedia

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