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245 – As Everything in Nature, We are a (body/system[e=mc2]) …

Monday, June 1st, 2020

There is nothing that empirically proves how profoundly interrelated we are with everything in Nature more than a verified scientific theory, and Albert Einstein’s Special Relativity does that for me.

In 1905, in his famous paper “Does The Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content,” Einstein’s great insight into the nature of our Universe came into life: “The mass of a body is a measure of its energy content.

To comprehend the essence of Einstein’s insight, we must consider:

1 – that mass and energy constitute the fundamental substance of evolving bodies, or systems, in our Universe.

2 – that the contents of the mass and the contents of the energy of a system are interchangeable and fluctuate as the system unfolds.

3 – that although the contents fluctuate, their equivalence remains in relative equilibrium, one content always a measure of the other.

4 – that whether by instinct or self-determination, for a system to sustain the contents of its fundamental substance in relative equilibrium as it changes and develops, it must exercise a degree of self-reflection.

As with every evolving system in Nature, the human body survives through a process in which it consumes energy from the environment, converts it into mass, and then in motion, action, creation, transformation releases the energy back into the environment. But the key to the continuity of this process is to keep it in equilibrium … one content a measure of the other … as we develop and adapt to changing environments. This process, although mostly instinctive, is not possible without a degree of self-reflection.

Without disregarding the mathematical prowess of the equation, the essence of Einstein’s insight rests not on the quantities of energy and mass in a body, but on the fact that self-reflection is innate in Nature. This is the true significance of the equal symbol in the equation.

Whether the body is that of an atom, a cell, a human being, a planetary system, a galaxy, the Universe itself, to be capable of sustaining the contents of its fundamental substance in relative equilibrium amid constant change, it must, whether by instinct or self-determination, reflect upon itself – measuring itself, finding balance within itself. Therefore, the equation is more precise as (body/system[e=mc2]), or simply (S[e=mc2]).

The mass of a body is a measure of its energy content.

Our intellect, if we let it, can comprehend the fact that we are embedded in a dimension that renders us infinitesimally small from the perspective of the universal dimensions and infinitely vast from the perspective of the atomic dimensions, that we are all evolving systems made up of evolving systems and parts of evolving systems, that we are all instances of the equation and therefore profoundly interrelated in our innate search for equilibrium.

The theory of Relativity proves how profoundly interrelated everything in Nature is, and we will be more rational and understanding in our relationship with each other and with Nature when we accept this about us.

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236 – A Cell, a Human Being, the Earth, the Galaxy …

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

At first look, it may be difficult to see a relationship between a cell, a human being, the Earth, the Milky Way other than we are all in the same Universe. We obviously have different structural organizations, exist in different magnitudes, and unfold according to the different environments in which we exist.

But without disregarding our differences, we are in fact more closely related than we may think. Cells, human beings, the Earth, the Milky Way, and everything else in Nature, come into existence imprinted with the characteristics of a universal blueprint that is not only the same in all of us but that maps the steps we all must follow to survive.

We all come into existence as components of a larger system that not only regulate us but that can be regulated, and as a congregation of smaller systems that not only regulate us but that can be regulated.

We all develop into a relatively pre-ordained yet supple form of existence through the counterbalance between the energy sources we consume and the energy sources we exert.

We are all created with the innate capacity to self-organize, self-generate, self-regulate, self-perpetuate, transform, while maintaining a fundamental configuration.

But of all these universal characteristics, it is our capacity for transformation that gives us the power to unfold into higher degrees of complexity and order.

And although imprinted with the same characteristics as everything else in Nature, we are one of those beautiful creatures in which Life has evolved the capacity to wonder about the wonder of itself?

Can we ever acknowledge this about us?

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184 – The Meaning, the Essence of E=mc2 …

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

From ancient times, poets, sages, philosophers, scientists, individual human beings, have pondered about the existence of a Higher Being. We try to understand this Being with beliefs, concepts, names, like Nature, God, Creator, Buddha, Allah, Shiva, the Tao, Life, Spirit, Energy, Universe, and so forth. But the truth is that we do not know with certainty what this Being is, how it emerged into existence, into Life. We have theories, hypotheses, assumptions, but we truly do not know. It is a mystery as profound as the mystery of Life itself. Yet discoveries in science show patterns in our Universe that give us insights into the nature of this Being: One of the patterns is manifested in the recurrence of equilibrium at microscopic and macroscopic levels in Nature.

At this point I must assert two facts that are self-evident to me: 1 – the Universe is the body of a living, intelligent, self-creating, organism and 2 – I am one of its myriad components.

But here is the conundrum:

Regardless of the size or level of complexity of a component, ongoing equilibrium between its elements is not possible without a degree of self-reflection – one element a measure of the other as the component unfolds.

But the deeper I peer into the composition and complexity of our Universe, the less I know about the reason for its existence, its capacity to self-create, the magnificence and ruthlessness of its progression. Yet a force propelling its existence beyond the natural boundaries that check its evolution is conspicuous. That force is self-reflection; Life reflecting upon its own unfolding.

My mind grows beyond the limits of my body, and I am set free to try to know what I am, to know why a Force born into me, etched into me, incites me to reach out, to overcome boundaries, to Know. And yet this Force is, must always be, a reflection of my limitations.

Like the Universe, I am the physical organization of trillions of components. Their combined mass turns into the force of a mind able to reflect upon its own emergence, yet this force reflects my limitations.

Self-reflective equilibrium is the essence of e=mc2 – the equivalence between what is, and what may be.

And because I am one of its components, Einstein’s insight into the nature of our Universe let me peek into the nature of something that is, and what it might be.

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183 – E=mc2 and Me …

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

I have never been good at mathematics. I didn’t even try when I was in school. Although I can understand the allure of numbers and equations, they always seemed not just beyond me but beyond the capacity to explain what is profoundly important to me: The emergence of conscious self-reflection in Life. Fortunately, I am good at seeing patterns and their logic, and so I was able to survive not only school but my tenure in the financial industry while sifting for meaning in mathematical theories.

My early realization of the fact that I am particularly bad at mathematics brought me to the conclusion that the only way to begin to understand what I am in the scheme of the Universe was by applying what we already know about the physical theories to my own body, to my own life, to my own experience; in other words, making myself an experimental tool.

My interest in Relativity started with Einstein’s ideas and their impact in the way we understand our Universe. The profundity of his insight fascinated me – a mind that, with a simple equation, E=mc2, encapsulated a fundamental property of Nature. And so, without previous education in these matters, I embarked on a quest to try to understand the meaning of the famous equation by applying it to me. Most books on the subject were prominently mathematical, full of charts and equations, but I persisted in finding the meaning of the equation between the lines. And guided mainly by his own description of the equation on the 1905 paper: “The mass of a body is a measure of its energy content,” I began to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

The mass of a body is a measure of its energy content. [1] How does this apply to my own body?

I know that my body is made out of atoms at the most basic level and that atoms are fundamentally condensations of mass and reservoirs of energy. Therefore, I am a condensation of mass and a reservoir of energy at the most basic level.

The mass of my body was easy to figure out: It is what has grown out of two cells into a 5.10” tall, 150 lb. organism; it is what I can touch, what I can weigh, what I can measure, what I can play with; it is what breathes and eats and moves and acts, it is what consumes and dissipates; it is what directs me to sit down or walk; it is what hurts and makes me uncomfortable when I am injured or get sick.

The energy was more elusive. What is that portion of me, the measure of which is equivalent to the content of my mass times the speed of Light squared?

I started comprehending what this immense amount of energy is when I realized that what I’ve learned to be immaterial – mind, thought, ingenuity, curiosity, focus, persistence, imagination – is physical energy, the energy that I can perceive and measure. I am not only the energy I metabolize and transform into physical acts like motion and action, I am also the physical energy I generate when I am thinking, imagining, focusing, calculating, learning; the physical energy of decisions with the power to change the course of my life, and decisions that can sometimes change the lives of others; I am the physical energy of a mind endowed with the power to impact my own development and, sometimes, the development of the world in which I exist.

For me, there is no clearer example of the power contained in a human mind as that of Einstein’s encapsulation of a universal property in e=mc2.

[1] Highlight mine

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155 – A Challenge …

Monday, August 1st, 2016

In previous posts I have written about a universal blueprint that connects every component in our Universe, including you and I, with a matrix of fundamental properties: become, self-organize, bond, self-generate, adapt, self-regulate, self-perpetuate, and transform with a degree of freedom to choose. This matrix ensures not only the survival of the components, but the continuity of a process that leads to increasing complexity and, ultimately, Self-awareness (you and I are evidence of this process). But although the fundamental level of our interconnectedness has been obvious for a long time to visionary scientists, philosophers, poets, we have not yet incorporated it into our perception of reality.

It is thus I feel compelled to continue writing about the universal blueprint because our incapacity to perceive how interconnected we are with each other and with the rest of Nature is tearing us apart; we are at war with the creative process that ensures our own survival, we are recklessly changing the chemical equilibrium of the earth’s environment – our source of life, we are killing each other.

To prove the extent of our interconnectedness, I will demonstrate how, without regard to race, belief system, sexual orientation, the properties of the universal blueprint render us all fundamentally the same.

Becoming: Becoming is not of our choice; we are engendered, without our consent, to become participants in the unfolding of an evolutionary process.

Self-organization: The organization of our bodies is not of our choice either; we inherit the blueprint of our species-compelled configuration.

Bonding: We bond in two complementary ways: One is internal, as we bond our components into a cohesive and functional body, and the other is external, as we bond with others and establish relationships.

Self-generation: As enormously complex as our components are, we generate them and make them functional, each one of them.

Adaptation: Whether instinctively or self-determinedly, we strive to adapt to the changes and demands of environments.

Self-regulation: We regulate our bodies by keeping the energy we consume and the energy we exert in relatively constant equilibrium as we grow and develop.

Self-perpetuation: Survival is our most primal urge, and in satisfying it we perpetuate not only our own survival, but the survival of our species and the survival of the unfolding process that engenders us.

Transformation: We are innately endowed with the capacity to transform and be transformed by the world in which we exist, and according to the significance of our actions – what we give or what we take, what we do or do not do – we may transcend into successive generations.

Identical in essence, we are deeply interconnected.

I challenge anybody to look inward into the beauty and unifying force of the universal blueprint within us and continue to disown its equalizing power.

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154 – On Holography …

Friday, July 15th, 2016

How holograms work: Laser light is much purer than ordinary light. In ordinary light, the waves are random, jumbled up, and run along like schoolchildren racing down a corridor when the bell rings for home time. But in a laser beam, the light waves are coherent; they all travel precisely in step, like soldiers marching on parade.

When a laser beam is split up in two to make a hologram, the light waves in each beam continue to travel in identical steps. But while one of the beams, the reference beam, is directed unencumbered onto a recording medium, the other, the object beam, is first directed at the object, and then redirected onto the recording medium. Since the object beam was disturbed by reflecting off the outer surface of the object when the two beams are recombined in the photographic plate, they intersect and interfere with each other, and the interference pattern they create is a virtual image of the object. That image is burned permanently by the beams into the photographic plate, and the hologram becomes a permanent record of what something looks like seen from any angle.

Since every point in the hologram catches light waves from every point in the object, wherever you look at the hologram you see exactly every point as if you had been looking at the real object, and as you move your head around, the holographic image appears to change just as the image of a real object changes. That is why holograms appear to be three-dimensional.

And this is really neat, if you break a hologram into tiny pieces, you can still see in any of the pieces the entire object: smash a glass hologram of a cup into bits and you can still see the entire cup in any of the bits! Each piece of a hologram contains a particular perspective of the image, but it includes the entire object. [1]

In the words of the Norwegian intellectual Jostein Gaarder in “Sophie’s World”: If a hologram “depicts a car, for example, and the hologram is fragmented, we will see a picture of the whole car even though we only have the part of the hologram that showed the bumper. This is because the whole subject is present in every tiny part. In a sense, our bodies are built up in the same way. If I loosen a skin cell from my finger, the nucleus will contain not only the characteristics of my skin; the same cell will also reveal what kind of eyes I have, the color of my hair, the number and type of my fingers, and so on. Every cell of the human body carries a blueprint of the way all the other cells are constructed. So, there is ‘something of everything’ in every single cell. The whole exists in each tiny part.” [2]

We are like a hologram. We imprint every cell we create in our bodies with exactly the same blueprint to develop an organism: self-organize, bond, self-generate, self-regulate, adapt, self-perpetuate, and transform with a degree of freedom to affect and be affected by environments.

Our Universe is like a hologram. It imprints every one of its components, including you and I, with a blueprint to develop with a degree of freedom to affect and be affected by our internal and external environments. “This is the blueprint of Creation: Every moment we create something eminently new and something eminently old.” [3] This is how, as you and I re-create ourselves upon the lessons of our primal inheritance, so our Universe re-creates itself. This kind of interrelatedness is about impossible for us to comprehend under a paradigm based on our separation from Nature. Yet, amazingly enough, over two thousand years ago, the Greek philosopher Anaxagoras [500-428 BC] already saw the interrelatedness of everything: “There is something of everything in everything”.

Because every one of us is imprinted with a universal blueprint, the whole magnificent mystery can be glimpsed at by understanding ourselves. Answers to the mystery of the Universe are contained within us.

Like the Universe, we are a universe.

[1] Abstracted from “How holograms work” at: And “When a piece is a whole” from

[2] Highlights mine

[3] Unknown

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151 – We are Citizens of the Universe

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

There is a growing number of people, especially among younger generations, beginning to see that we are not citizens of a Nation but citizens of the World.

This movement has been incited not only by the brutalities committed in the name of Nationalism, but by the disregard of Nations and multi-national corporations for the welfare of the disadvantaged.

With the degree of intelligence we have already acquired through our evolution, it is uncanny to witness a world that disregards the value of human life and oppresses the oppressed through warmongering, terror, cruelty, corruption, poverty.  Aldous Huxley’s words on our war ethos resonate today with intense poignancy: “One has this extraordinary and paradoxical spectacle of unprecedented skill and knowledge and devotion and work and money being poured out on projects which can lead not to life, liberty, and happiness, but only to misery, to servitude, and to death.” [1]

Although it is exciting to see movement towards the recognition of our citizenship of the World, I hope it leads to the recognition of our citizenship of the Universe – as we fundamentally are.

This is why it amazes me to no end to see how scientists, already possessing several physical theories that demonstrate our connection with our Universe, are unable to make the connection. They treat the theories they specialize in as if they have nothing to do with the others, thus overlooking the Universal Process that encompasses them all.

Everything in Nature is bound by and participates in a Universal Process, a Blueprint for development that, beginning upon becoming, proceeds into self-organization, bonding, self-generation, adaptation, self-regulation, self-perpetuation, transformation. Although manifesting in infinitely diverse ways, the universality of this Process is self-evident in all of Nature. Nothing can exist nor be functional without it.

 You are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have the right to be here. [2]

Trees, stars, human beings are congregations of interconnected components that intuitively bond together into cohesive, dynamic, pliable, and self-sufficient systems (Bell’s Theorem).

Trees, stars, human beings attain Permanence through a sustained equilibrium between energy consumed and energy generated (Relativity, Dissipative Structures).

Trees, stars, human beings self-contain, self-regulate, self-generate, and self-perpetuate while maintaining a given configuration (Autopoiesis).

Trees, stars, human beings are utterly unique in composition and common in the shared structure of a species and universal in the reiteration of a fundamental blueprint of development (Complementarity, Mandelbrot Set).

Trees, stars, human beings develop in accordance with an evolutionary process that endows them with a degree of freedom in adaptation (Evolution).

Trees, stars, human beings are catalysts for transformation (Quantum Field Theory).

When we look deeply, not into what separates us but what unites us, it is impossible not to see the connection: As the trees and the stars, we are all citizens of the Universe.


[1] Aldous Huxley: The Human Situation, Santa Barbara Lectures, 1959

[2] From “Desiderata” by Max Erhmann

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150 – Making Sense of (S[e=mc2]) …

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

It is challenging for the non-scientific, non-mathematical mind to comprehend the concept of Einstein’s E=mc2. In his own words, “The mass of a body is a measure of its energy content.” But it will be less challenging when instead of the mathematics, the ‘body’, the system, becomes the main focus of the equation.

The distances between the planets, the stars, and the galaxies in our Universe are vast. And so, to have a vague idea of what those distances are, let’s review some of the information we already have. Let us start with the picture below taken by the Cassini Spacecraft in 2013, which shows Earth from Saturn’s rings as a tiny spec of light (click on the image to enlarge it).





To simplify the distances between the Sun and the planets, astronomers use Astronomical Units. An Astronomical Unit, ‘au’ for short, is the average distance from Earth to the Sun at 150 million kilometers (93 million miles). And so, taking ‘au’s as measurement, the distance from Earth to Saturn is ten ‘au’s, and the distance from Earth to the Heliopause is 100 ‘au’s (see the chart below showing Voyager 1 crossing the Heliopause in 2014 after 36 years of travel), and the distance from Earth to the farthest edges of the Oort Cloud, the theoretical boundary of our Solar System, is ~100,000 ‘au’s. Keep in mind that our Sun is an average-sized star in the Milky Way galaxy, where some stars are a hundred times more massive and others just one-tenth of our Sun’s mass.





But because the astronomical distances beyond our Solar System are so much vaster, astronomers use light-years, which is the distance light travels in a year at 299,792 kilometers (186,000 miles) per second. And so, for instance, the distance from the Sun to the farthest edge of the Oort Cloud is 0.3 light-years, and the distance from our Sun to Alpha Centaury, our nearest star, is 4.3 light-years.

Now, if we can imagine putting together 1 – an estimated 200 to 400 billion stars, 2 – keep each star from its nearest neighbors at a distance proportionate to its mass, and 3 – embed all 200/400 billion stars in a sphere estimated to be ~180,000 light-years in diameter, we can then begin to fathom the magnitude of our galaxy, which is just one of an estimated 100 billion galaxies in our Universe.

Now, if we can imagine 1 – keeping each one of the 100 billion galaxies in our Universe separated from each other at a distance proportional to their mass, and 2 – embedding them all in an expanding bubble estimated to be 93 billion light-years in diameter, we can then begin to fathom not only the magnitude of our Universe but the expanses between its galaxies; the expanses we currently believe to be empty space and call “Dark Matter or Dark Energy.”

Now, if we consider 1 – the size of our Solar System, 2 – the fact that the Sun embodies 99.8% of the mass content of the entire system, while the planets, satellites, asteroids, comets, dust, etc., embody the remaining 0.2%, and 3 – that the rest of the Solar System, what we perceive as ‘empty’ space, is the energy content of the System – the pull and push, the centrifugal and centripetal forces, the electromagnetic fields – we can then begin to glimpse at the proportions in Einstein’s equation. The mass content of the Solar System (1.00 solar masses), times the speed of Light (299,792 km/186,000 ml) squared, is the measure of the energy content of the dynamic, self-regulating sphere with an estimated diameter of about 100,000 ‘au’s we call our Solar System (see picture below).







These figures, although subject to constant revisions as technology improves, are very difficult for the lay human mind to conceptualize. And yet they even get more difficult when we look at the other end of the spectrum, at the world of the atomic elements. Think, for instance, that there are an estimated 37.2 trillion cells in a human body, and that in an avarege human cell there are an estimated ~100 trillion atoms, and that each atom is a pocket of energy where to find the energy content we multiply its mass content by the speed of Light squared … think Hiroshima.

These are the proportions that e=mc2 establishes. Without regard to the size or configuration of a system, one content must be a measure of the other. This is the changing constant supporting the unfolding of manifold levels of complexity and order.

But then What or Who establishes these rules? What, Who perpetuates them while changing and being changed? What, Who operates the system in (S[e=mc2])?


[1] The distance of Saturn from Earth is currently 1,509 billion kilometers (0.93 billion miles) equivalent to 10.09 ‘au’s. Light takes 1 hour, 23 minutes and 55.8 seconds to travel from Saturn to Earth.

 Source of Pictures: Internet sites (earth-from-saturn-900Mmiles-cassini.jpg), (Voyager-1-Goes-Interstellar.jpg), (Kuiper-oort.jpg).

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148 – (System[e=mc2]) or simply (S[e=mc2]) …

Friday, April 15th, 2016

At the most fundamental level, evolving bodies or systems in our Universe (atoms, cells, human beings, solar systems, galaxies), are a substance of fluctuating yet equivalent mass and energy contents.

An evolving body grows and develops within a supportive environment through a process of assimilation, transformation, and dissipation of energy sources. In this process, energy is converted into mass and mass into energy while their contents remain in equilibrium. This is a primordial process subject to the rigors of the Universal Principle Einstein encompassed in E=mc2, an equation that demands that,  for a body to be functional, it must maintain its mass and energy contents in relative equilibrium. This is explicit in Einstein’s own explanation of his equation “The mass of a body is a measure of its energy content”. The role of the ‘body’ is to measure the contents and, in symbiosis with environments, maintain them in equilibrium. And when or if for any reason (environmental devastation, disease, age, catastrophic event), the body is rendered unable to abide by the Principle, it either restructures or perish.

Let me apply the rigors of the Universal Principle to a couple of familiar systems: The human body and the human species.

Engendered upon the union of ovum and sperm, we begin our development through a process of assimilation, transformation, and dissipation of energy sources, which are provided at first by the nutrients of the supportive environment of the womb, and then by the environment at large. From the moment the first two cells merge, and by actively abiding by the demands of the Universal Principle, our body takes over its own survival. It is so that, at every step of our development, from the duplication of the first cells to the actions of a mature, self-reflective being, we keep what we consume in relative equilibrium with what we exert. We must restructure if we fail to do so, or otherwise perish.

Our species has evolved within a supportive environment through a primordial process of assimilation, transformation, and dissipation of energy sources in which energy is converted into mass (population) and mass into energy (growth). Whether it is just a few of us or billions, and whether we do it by instinct or self-determination, we abide by the Universal Principle by collectively maintaining in relative equilibrium what we assimilate from the environment with what we dissipate back into it. If we are unable to sustain this equilibrium, we either restructure or perish altogether.

No evolving system we know of in Nature can exist for long without taking active participation in its own survival.

Therefore, whether the body is that of a molecule, a cell, a tree, a human being, a species, a planet, a galaxy, would it not be more accurate for the equation that quantifies the role of our bodies to be represented, instead of E=mc2, by the more factual (System[e=mc2]), or simply (S[e=mc2])?

*Einstein’s September 1905 paper. Highlight mine.

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145 – On Dimensions …

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

We tend to think of dimensions almost exclusively under the perspectives of physics and mathematics (two dimensions, three dimensions, ten dimensions). But there are other dimensions, like the dimensions of the atoms and the cells from which we are made, the dimensions of the earth’s environment in which we exist and evolve, and the dimensions of the stars and galaxies in which we are embedded.

A dimension, to me, is what is perceived as the ‘environment’ with which we not only interact but that determines our composition and configuration. But although all the dimensions in our Universe are intimately intertwined with each other, we are unable to perceive the connections without the assistance of scientific instruments. It is thus that the fact that they are all interconnected is imperceptible to us.

We live in a multi-scaled Universe – spheres within spheres within spheres – in which the components of the macroscopic dimensions (solar systems, galaxies) are interwoven with the components of the microscopic dimensions (atoms, molecules) through the sharing of a universal blueprint that, without regards to size or level of complexity, maps their development with a degree of freedom in adaptation.

The properties of this universal blueprint (self-organization, self-generation, bonding, self-regulation, adaptation, self-perpetuation, transformation), are reiterated throughout the entire Universe at increasing and decreasing scales in individual and in congregations of systems.

But although dimensions are interconnected, they can be imperceptible from each other. The dimension of the atomic particles is imperceptible from the human dimension, and the human dimension is imperceptible from the dimension of our solar system – just try as you may to find any hint of us in the picture of earth (arrow)* taken by the Cassini spacecraft from the rings of Saturn.



Similarly, the dimension of a neuron in our brains is as imperceptible from the dimension of the human being as our dimension is imperceptible from the dimension of a neuron. And yet, as we well know, they are intimately intertwined – neurons are catalysts for change in us, as we are catalysts for change in them. It is thus conscious self-awareness has brought perhaps something entirely new into the Universe.

The recurrent pattern of the universal blueprint emerges at all scales, intertwining the components of all the dimensions and creating symmetry across the entire Universe; a symmetry that, although we are not yet capable to perceive, enfolds the fact that a supple pre-determination with a degree of self-determination (a degree of choice) is universal yet relative to the dimension in which individual systems, as well as congregation of them, exist and evolve.

Besides the dimensions of physics and mathematics, there are many other dimensions which, in the words of Margaret Cavendish insightful poem below, may be imperceptible from each other yet intimately interwoven.

Of Many Worlds in This World by Margaret Cavendish:

Just like as in a nest of boxes round,/Degrees of sizes in each box are found:/So, in this world, may many others be/Thinner and less, and less still by degree:/Although they are not subject to our sense,/A world may be no bigger than two-pence./Nature is curious, and such works may shape,/Which our dull senses easily escape:/For creatures, small as atoms, may there be,/If every one a creature’s figure bear./If atoms four, a world can make, then see/What several worlds might in an ear-ring be:/For, millions of those atoms may be in/The head of one small, little, single pin./And if thus small, then ladies may well wear/A world of worlds, as pendents in each ear.


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