Category Archives: philosophy

Causal emergence, downward causation, and more…

The role of agency in causation is empirically obvious. When I move my hands and grab the coffee mug and drink the coffee the cause of these events is me (the agent). No one in his right mind can argue … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, science | Tagged ,

Few comments on the pratityasamutpada concept

“The word ‘interdependence’ is a translation of the Sanskrit pratityasamutpada, which means ‘to be by co-emergence’ and is usually translated as ‘dependent origination.’ The saying can be interpreted in two complementary ways. The first is ‘this arises because that is’, … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy | Tagged , , , , ,

Form

Terms associated with the concept of “form” contrast shape curvature variation structure binding confinement limitation boundary modification modulation pattern waveform frequency spectrum phase-space distribution function probability distribution function quantum wavefunction symmetry breaking Generalizations: Forms have boundaries Forms have dimensionality Forms … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy

Primordial qubit network perspective

If you read the recent articles [1][2][3][4] you will realize that more and more physicists are thinking of space-time and gravity as emergent phenomena. These days it is fashionable to think of the primordial fabric of the universe as a … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , ,

A profile of Roger Penrose by Philip Ball

I have mentioned several times in this blog that Roger Penrose is one of my three heroes in physics – others being Albert Einstein and Gerard ‘t Hooft. The UK magazine Prospect published a profile of Roger Penrose. I enjoyed this … Continue reading

Posted in mathematics, philosophy, physics | Tagged

EDGE 2017 question and 206 responses by invited contributors

The EDGE 2017 question: What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known? You can find the 206 responses by the invited contributors at the following address (the EDGE web site is a little slow, the initial load of this web … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics, science, society

John Hagelin’s “Restructuring Physics” article from 1989

Latest results from the proton decay experiment at the Super-K laboratory in Japan ruled-out the simplest GUT models seeking the unification of “strong nuclear”, “weak nuclear” and electromagnetic forces at high energies. Among the proposed GUT models, the one known as the “flipped SU(5)” … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics, science | Tagged , , , , ,

Guest Post by Raymond Bates on Panpsychism

Raymond Bates lives in the Philippines with his wife and two teenage children. He is the author of five books. “The Microvitic Atom“, “The Internal Being, Reincarnational and Intuitive Psychology“, “Macrogenesis, A New Paradigm in Consciousness“, “Biometaphysics, A theory of … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy

Few comments on Horgan’s bunk-bashing diatribe

Image credit John Horgan is an effective communicator. He has a provocative style. His writings always succeed in creating an emotional response. His books are fun to read because they are informative and controversial at the same time. He knows … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics | Tagged

Epistemic uncertainty

Image credit Definitions/origins of the terms ontic/ontological and epistemic/epistemological from Susanne Bobzien: ontic: is concerned with being (Greek ‘to on’, that which is) ontological: is concerned with the theory of being (Greek ‘logos’,among other things: theory) epistemic: is concerned with knowledge … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics | Tagged , ,

Counterfactual definiteness

Counterfactual (adjective) : expressing what has not happened but could, would, or might under differing conditions – British Dictionary Counterfactual (noun) : a conditional statement in which the first clause is a past tense subjunctive statement expressing something contrary to … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics | Tagged ,

Interesting karma between Einstein and Bohr

I had a new year’s resolution never to mention Einstein in my posts again. Never say never again! I have a new resolution. I will mention his name as part of physics exposition but I will no longer comment on … Continue reading

Posted in history, philosophy, physics | Tagged , , ,

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco passed away on Friday February 19, 2016 at the age of 84. He has been suffering from cancer. I am deeply saddened. He was a great intellectual. He has been a novelist, essayist, literary critic, philosopher, and semiotician. … Continue reading

Posted in linguistics, literature, philosophy | Tagged

Meta-theory

Image credit I have watched the film “Particle Fever” for the second time last night. There is a nice PBS article about this film. “Particle Fever” was produced by David Kaplan who is a theoretical physicist at Johns Hopkins University. … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics | Tagged ,

Orthogonality is harder to achieve as the number of explanatory factors increases

One of my favorite posts is “New Perspective on Unification” where I discuss the “horizontal” and “vertical” attributes.  Horizontal attributes are associated with collectivity and multiplicity. Vertical attributes are about individuality, individual histories and individual characteristics. In that post I also … Continue reading

Posted in mind, philosophy, science, spiritual philosophy | Tagged ,

Few Metaphysical Comments on Quantum Gravity

Physicists have been trying to unify the theories of gravity and quantum phenomena in a mathematical framework but this project has proved to be extremely difficult. The SEP article on Quantum Gravity says that “Such a theory is expected to be … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics | Tagged , ,

Few comments on the recent Multiverse debates

Image credit I have been reading comments in the media saying that Multiverse theories are motivated by religious (theistic) view points. I don’t understand this argument. In my opinion, the opposite is true. The current version of Multiverse theories are motivated … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics | Tagged , ,

On this day of Ananda Purnima wishing all scientists more intuition

Image credit While watching the full moon and remembering Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on this happy night of Ananda Purnima I was also reading John Horgan’s interview with legendary physicist Steven Weinberg who has been a vocal defender of atheism. After … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, science, society, spiritual philosophy | Tagged

Event Horizon of the Soul

Image credit In the Singularity article I suggested the following: The soul is a singularity and the mind is the event horizon of that singularity. In other posts I also suggested that Mind is a mechanism for causal expression. In various other posts, I made … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy | Tagged , ,

Soul Monism is NOT Solipsism

I have encountered the philosophical term solipsism in my readings few times and I have ignored it until now. I ignored the term because I did not think it was worth thinking about. Then, it occurred to me that some people … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy | Tagged ,

If there is mathematical reality then mind cannot be entirely physical

Peter Byrne from the Quanta Magazine interviewed David J. Gross* in May 2013. The title of the interview is “Waiting for the Revolution.” https://www.quantamagazine.org/20130524-waiting-for-the-revolution/ Peter Byrne’s last question in the interview was: “Is there an objective reality independent of human … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, mind, philosophy, physics | Tagged , ,

On multiple perspectives

I keep saying that science will provide infinite number of perspectives on Reality and there will never be a single unified theory of the universe. Why? Why multiple perspectives? Because science limits itself to the physical realm. It is impossible to … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, science | Tagged

Different types of synthesis

synthesis by physics duality synthesis by superposition of quantum states synthesis by complementary views synthesis by dialectics synthesis by TOE synthesis by multiple perspectives synthesis by common core Synthesis by physics duality The meaning of “duality” in physics is very … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy | Tagged ,

Is quantum state an attribute or dimension?

I think that a quantum state is a dimension. After measurement (wavefunction collapse) the eigenvalue (the specific value obtained by the measurement) is an attribute. I have a tutorial titled “What is dimension?” but I have not written much about the … Continue reading

Posted in mind, philosophy, physics, psychology, science | Tagged , , ,

Al-Biruni

image credit I feel so ashamed for not knowing much about al-Biruni – the polymath who lived in the 11’th century. His name was brought to my attention by a newspaper article announcing the establishment of a new private university … Continue reading

Posted in geometry, geophysics, history, inspiration, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics, Turkish | Tagged , , , ,

Are Brains Analogue or Digital?

Bartlesville High School formerly known as College High School Brain science is like particle physics. Progress in particle physics has been very slow because the experiments are very expensive and the technology is very difficult. It takes decades to design … Continue reading

Posted in history, mind, philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , ,

The 265’th birthday of Goethe

              Today (August 28, 2014) is Goethe’s 265’th birthday. He was a poet, writer, philosopher, scientist, and a statesmen. His ideas and words still resonate with us. When I was 10 years old, my … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, poetry, science, spirituality | Tagged

The Indiana Philosophy Ontology Project (InPho)

The InPhO analyzes over 37 million words of philosophical content from: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy PhilPapers HathiTrust/Google Books Collection The InPho makes it possible to search and navigate via relations among philosophical ideas scholars and works. The … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy | Tagged , , ,

Credence

I saw the word “credence” in a blog post by Sean Carroll.  He defines credence as “degree of belief.” Here’s an interesting quote from that blog post “Quantum probabilities are really credences — statements about the best degree of belief … Continue reading

Posted in mathematics, philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , , , ,

Episteme

Personification of Episteme in Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey. I was drawn to the word “episteme” while I was reading Sohail Inayatullah’s “Understanding Sarkar: The Indian Episteme Macrohistory and Transformative Knowledge.” Sohail Inayatullah has published extensively on macrohistory, futures studies and the … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy | Tagged , , ,

Why does everything rotate?

All astronomical objects rotate. Earth, Moon, Sun, Milky Way, other planets, other stars,  and other galaxies all rotate. Black holes rotate too. All elementary constituents of matter (fermions) and all force carrying quanta (gauge bosons) have intrinsic spin which cannot … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics | Tagged ,

A selection of resources on mathematics, physics and philosophy

In my previous post I mentioned the existence of a “collective mechanism” that pays attention to improvements/innovations in individual expressions. I try to do my part and bring the reader’s attention to excellent educational resources on math, physics and philosophy. I … Continue reading

Posted in mathematics, philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , , , ,

My Response to Hut-Alford-Tegmark

This is the 3rd installment of a 3 part series. The first two were: Piet Hut the Hero Physicist Hut-Alford-Tegmark Debate on Math, Matter and Mind In this piece I will comment on the Hut-Alford-Tegmark debate. For their debate Hut-Alford-Tegmark used a … Continue reading

Posted in mathematics, matter, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, physics, science | Tagged , , ,

Hut-Alford-Tegmark Debate on Math, Matter and Mind

This is a follow-up article on “Piet Hut the Hero Physicist” where I mentioned Hut’s interesting paper titled “On Math, Matter and Mind” [2]. I will provide an introduction to his paper here. You can read my comments on that … Continue reading

Posted in mathematics, matter, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, physics, science | Tagged , , , , ,

Few comments on measurement?

According to wordnetweb.princeton.edu the term “mental measurement” means “a generic term used to cover any application of measurement techniques to the quantification of mental functions” According to thefreedictionary the “physical measurement” is “Quantitative information on a physical condition, property, or … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, society | Tagged , , , ,

On liberation, union and identity

The concepts of liberation, union and identity are typically discussed in the context of social philosophy. This short piece is not really social commentary even though I make a point at the end. This is primarily a follow-up on the … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, society, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , ,

Dialectic is an attractive solution but…

Hegel’s concept of dialectic presents a very attractive solution to fundamental problems in philosophy. No wonder why so many philosophers, writers, and scientists were attracted to this concept for more than a century. I did not understand dialectics when I … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy | Tagged , , ,

What is an event?

image credit In an earlier post titled No space, no time, just events I reported that Kevin H. Knuth and Newshaw Bahrenyi  have published a paper titled A Derivation of Special Relativity from Causal Sets. In that paper they are essentially … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics | Tagged ,

Complementarity Principle of Quantum Mechanics

Niels Bohr regarded the “complementarity principle” as the most fundamental principle of Quantum Mechanics, He introduced the concept of “complementarity” in his Como Lecture in 1927. The formal presentation [1] was given in his book “Atomic theory and the description … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , , ,

Inference and Propensity

Dictionary definitions: Propensity: an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way. Inference: a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning. In the context of spiritual philosophy: propensity: a causal factor influencing an individual entity inference: … Continue reading

Posted in archetypes, biology, inspiration, inspiring metaphors, Intuitional Science, metaphysics, mind, mythology, philosophy, physics, psychology, science, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , , ,

Crazy thoughts on how ideas spread

An idea can spread and disappear quickly. The ideas that survive for thousands of years usually spread very slowly. It is not the rule but it is often the case. Historical Shiva lived 7000 years ago. Historical Tehuti lived 6000 … Continue reading

Posted in archetypes, metaphysics, mythology, philosophy, spiritual philosophy, spiritual practice, spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Miletus, Constantinople, Istanbul, New York

Most of my friends don’t know that I write. My family members know about my blog, of course, but they don’t read my writings. I am so thankful that I have few readers who are curious about the things I … Continue reading

Posted in history, philosophy, physics, society | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Cittanu

What is subtler than Higgs field? Is there anything subtler than space-time? In String/M theories they sometimes talk about branes. They talk about the bulk concept as well. There is no spelling mistake here. Yes, you have read it right. … Continue reading

Posted in mind, philosophy, physics, psychology, science, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , ,

David R. Hawkins on Causality

This is my fourth post in the “causality” series. The first three were: Difference between correlation and causation Phillip Gibbs on Temporal and Ontological Causality Kant, Hume, Reichenbach, Meister Eckhart and others on Causality I think that the following question … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , ,

Kant, Hume, Reichenbach, Meister Eckhart and others on Causality

This is my third post in the “causality” series. The first two were: Difference between correlation and causation Phillip Gibbs on Temporal and Ontological Causality Here’s some heavy articles weighing on the concept of causality Kant and Hume on Causality … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Phillip Gibbs on Temporal and Ontological Causality

This is my second post in the “causality” series. The first one was: Difference between correlation and causation Phillip Gibbs said that “after all nobody is going to cite this” but I appreciated his 2013 summary [1]. His comments on … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , ,

Theoretical Aspects of Ego

This is the 7th installment of my “ego” series. The first six were: Observing Ego Knowing ego No anger, no envy Selfishness Over-intellectualism Transparent Ego All six deal with the practical aspects of ego in the context of spiritual practice. … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, psychology, spiritual philosophy, spiritual practice, spirituality | Tagged , ,

David Chalmers on Panpsychism and Panprotopsychism

David Chalmers is my favorite philosopher. I mentioned him in 4 other posts: Academic Studies of Consciousness On the fascination with zombies On different definitions of Monism Narcissistic mystic against scientific materialism David Chalmers is an important thinker. I recommend … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy | Tagged , , , ,

Edge Organization’s Annual Questions and the Responses by the Leading Intellectuals

Edge.org is an online forum bringing together the intellectuals and scientists from different fields. I enjoy their annual questions and the responses by the leading intellectuals. Here’s the links to the responses. The year and the question is in the … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics, science, society

Electronic Edition of the Works of P.R.Sarkar (Shrii Shrii Anandamurti)

Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (May 21, 1921 – October 21, 1990), also known by his spiritual name Shrii Shrii Anandamurti was one of the highest expressions of Universal Teacher in human history. He was the founder of Ananda Marga. He was … Continue reading

Posted in history, inspiration, Intuitional Science, linguistics, literature, philosophy, poetry, psychology, science, society, spiritual philosophy, spiritual practice, spirituality, yoga | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

On the fascination with zombies

What is all this fascination with zombies? Just take a look at the list of zombie movies and the list of zombie novels. Even philosophical essays!   I blame David Chalmers for this 🙂 David Chalmers is one of my favorite … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, psychology, society | Tagged , , , , , ,

Cognitive Instability

There are very few sources on the web other than Sean Carroll’s blog that mentions the concept of cognitive instability. In his book “From Eternity to Here” and in his blog posts he credited David Albert for the origination of … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , ,

Zero is not Null

I am reading “Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story” by Jim Holt. This is one of the best books I have ever read. In his book Holt examines the fundamental question “Why is there something rather than … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy | Tagged , , , , , ,

Different kinds of connectivity

We are talking to each other or writing to each other or reading and “liking” each other’s blog. We are connected. Ours is not a physical connection. I would describe it as mind-to-mind connection. Soul-to-soul connection is the most mysterious. … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Mischievous smile

I remember my college days as the happiest days of my life. I suppose this is true for most people. In my case it is curious because those years between 1977 and 1981 were the most painful years for the … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , ,

No space, no time, just events

No space, no time, just events! This is not necessarily my view of the world but it sounds familiar. According to the ancient wisdom traditions there is an abstract world and the physical world is a just a shadow of … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , , ,

Three Worlds and Three Mysteries of Penrose

“Platonic-mathematical, physical, and mental – has its own kind of reality, and where each is (deeply and mysteriously) founded in the one that preceeds it (the worlds being taken cyclicly). I like to think that , in a sense, the … Continue reading

Posted in inspiring metaphors, Intuitional Science, mathematics, metaphysics, philosophy, poetry, spiritual philosophy | Tagged ,

QM wavefunction and its many interpretations

Mathematical formalism known as Quantum Mechanics (QM) describes the outcomes of measurements performed with elementary particles when they interact with each other or external fields. Measurement is the key concept in QM. Measurement is like taking a snapshot of the … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics, prediction, probability, science, tutorial

It is not just atoms and the void

Sean Carroll is a cosmologist, physicist and author. He is a talented communicator. He wrote excellent books. I enjoy reading his books and his blog where he declares “in truth, only atoms and the void.” I don’t know what he … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, spiritual philosophy

What is Intuition?

You must have noticed that articles with a title in the form of a question do not really provide answers. I am very conscious of this but I wrote few articles with titles in the form of a question anyway: … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, spiritual philosophy, spiritual practice, spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Difference between pseudoscience, metaphysics, spiritual philosophy and science

Science is good, metaphysics is good, spiritual philosophy is great but pseudoscience is bad. This is my position. If you ask scientists they would say “science is good, metaphysics is bad, and pseudoscience is very bad.” Scientists would not differentiate … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, science, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , , ,

Narcissistic Mystic against Scientific Materialism

Popular media is under the impression that physicists are becoming more open-minded about the mysteries of the universe and the dominance of the “scientific materialism” – most dogmatic form of materialism – is waning. My observation is quite the opposite. … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics, science, society | Tagged , , , , ,

Metaphysics is a misunderstood word

Image credit I noticed that people have very different notions of metaphysics. Even among the physicists the connotations of metaphysics vary widely. Let’s start with the literal meaning of metaphysics. The word meta usually means an abstraction from another concept … Continue reading

Posted in linguistics, metaphysics, philosophy, physics, spiritual philosophy, spiritual practice, spirituality, yoga | Tagged , , ,

Aham or Ego

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti explains Aham (Ego, “I do” consciousness, or second subjectivity) “Matter is the crudest manifestation of citta and citta is a metamorphosed form of Cosmic Consciousness. The two subtler manifestations of Cosmic Consciousness, the Mahattattva and Ahaḿtattva, are … Continue reading

Posted in Intuitional Science, metaphysics, philosophy, spiritual philosophy, yoga | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Anatolian School in the Philosophy of Science

There is an ancient tradition of Natural Philosophy in Anatolia. This tradition goes back 2600 years to Thales of Miletus (image on the left) and Anaximander of Miletus. In the 20′th century the ancient tradition transformed itself into Philosophy of … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics, science | Tagged , , , ,

Yalçın Koç the Philosopher Physicist

I took classes from Yalçın Koç when I attended Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. He looked and acted very differently from all the other professors. He cut a distinguished figure on campus with his athletic build and a long red beard reminiscent … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , , , ,

PhilSci Archive

The PhilSci Archive is an electronic archive for papers in Philosophy of Science. It serves a similar purpose as the arXiv which is much broader in scope. The PhilSci Archive is as important as the SEP (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). You … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics, science | Tagged , , , ,

Analysis and Synthesis

“Spiritual philosophy is synthetic and those who have chosen this path are proceeding with their sadhana of attaining oneness. Hence, experienced scientists on this path cannot even think of destroying the hard earned emerald glow of the experience of other … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Fun with Aphorisms

I love aphorisms. Ancient Greeks loved aphorisms too. My paternal ancestry is rooted in Anatolia and Greece. That may explain my fondness for aphorisms. I don’t create aphorisms intentionally but I was blessed with few over the years. I wanted … Continue reading

Posted in inspiring metaphors, metaphysics, philosophy, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Relative Truth is Objective

Image credit What is relative truth? Cosmos is the relative truth. The term “relative” refers to the derivative nature of the Cosmos. Is there an absolute truth? Yes, there is. Godhead (Absolute Being, Consciousness with capital “C”) is the absolute … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Mystery

The most powerful force in the universe is the attraction of a mystery. We fear the unknown but we are attracted to it.  The powerful attraction of the hidden truth is irresistible. We cannot accept the possibility of a random … Continue reading

Posted in Intuitional Science, metaphysics, philosophy, physics, science, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Internalizing ideas and theories

Apparently the subject of internalization is widely studied in academic psychology and sociology. I am not an expert in the academic aspects of internalization but I am cognizant of my own mental processes. I wanted to share some of my … Continue reading

Posted in archetypes, geometry, mathematics, metaphysics, mythology, philosophy, physics, probability, spiritual philosophy, spiritual practice, spirituality, yoga | Tagged , , , , ,

The seven mysteries of life according to Guy Murchie

Guy Murchie (1907-1997) wrote an inspiring book titled The Seven Mysteries of Life [1]. He completed this book in 17 years. It is one of my favorite books. I return to it periodically for inspiration. He was a school teacher, … Continue reading

Posted in books, history, philosophy, spiritual philosophy, spirituality | Tagged , , ,

Singularity

After reading John D. Barrow’s “The Book of Universes” I realized that I cannot avoid the subject of singularity any longer. Like infinity singularity is an intractable subject. Thinking too much on infinity or singularity will surely lead you to … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , , , , ,

On Different Definitions of Monism

I came across an article written by Michael Shermer in 2004. He is a well-known author and columnist for the Scientific American magazine. In that article he gives a definition for monism: “Dualists hold that body and soul are separate … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , ,

Primordial Generator

The primordial fabric of the universe has a fundamental invariance. The golden equation is the symbol of this fundamental invariance. The golden equation is telling us that if the primordial fabric is distorted it will be distorted in such a … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , , ,

Past is a particle, future is a wave

I am reading John D. Barrow’s book “the Book of Universes.” This is one of the best books I have read in recent years. This is a very readable book. There are human stories in it too. Cosmologists are very … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics, prediction, science | Tagged , , , , ,

Why 3?

One of my most popular articles is Triangle. Another one is Number Symbolism. In both articles I mention the significance of 3. It seems to me that people intuitively understand the importance of 3 and they want to learn more. … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , , , , ,

J.D. Salinger and Swami Vivekananda

Today, I was reading the news about L.A. Lauder’s 1 billion dollar gift to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in the form of an art collection. Buried in the news article was a tidbit of information that another … Continue reading

Posted in history, literature, philosophy, spiritual philosophy, spiritual practice, spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Why is uncertainty intrinsic in the Cosmos?

There is an intrinsic uncertainty in the physical universe as detailed by quantum mechanics. I think that this intrinsic uncertainty extends to the wider Cosmos (totality of physical, mental and spiritual universes). Why is uncertainty intrinsic? The root cause of … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , ,

Ontology of Energy

Time has come for a discussion of the ontology of energy. Let’s discuss it without academic pretense and dogmatism. I will start by mentioning the views of a well-known philosopher and a physicist I respect. Shrii Shrii Anandamurti’s views on … Continue reading

Posted in biology, metaphysics, philosophy, physics, science, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , ,

The Mystery of Memory

When I was a teenager I dreamed of inventing a device that would record our thoughts. Recording the memory portion of the thought was a big part of that invention. In those days technology was primitive. Now, there are a … Continue reading

Posted in biology, metaphysics, philosophy, science | Tagged , ,

New Perspective on Unification

Please read this as an outline of a research program. This is a rough sketch of what I want to write about in the future. Unification is not about nature Unification is not about nature. Nature is unified anyway. Unification … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics, science | Tagged , , , , ,

Unparticle

A recent article at “HuffPost Science” titled “Unparticle in Earth’s Mantle? Physicists Peer Inside Planet in Effort to Confirm New Particle” brought my attention to the subject of “unparticle.” The concept of “unparticle” was proposed by Harvard physicist Howard Giorgi … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , , , , ,

How Do I Know?

How do I know what I know? When I say space-time-matter emerged from the primordial fabric I get the usual question: “how do you know?” When I say ‘the primordial fabric is a formation within the Cosmic Mind’ the critical … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , , ,

Divine Time, Causal Time, Physical Time

Discussion of time will never end. We will never exhaust this subject. My short review today was inspired by a dear friend who has been thinking deeply on the subject of time and asking me difficult questions. I cannot answer … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics, science, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

More cryptic notes

In my previous post titled “Model of a Model,” I mentioned that I was going to write a post on the many interpretations of the quantum mechanical wavefunction. It turned out to be quite a project. It will be a … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , ,

Jadasphota

This is a follow-up on the previous posts titled New Perspective on the Quantum Mechanical Nature: Seeking Freedom Few Comments on Microscopic Black Holes where the ontological principles Consciousness cannot be confined for long Seeking freedom is one of the … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , , ,

New Perspective on the Quantum Mechanical Nature: Seeking Freedom

Consciousness escapes the confinement of its own doing in myriad ways. Such is the Cosmic Play! Consciousness seeks freedom and liberation from bondage.  Consciousness achieves liberation through life. Escape mechanisms are different expressions of life. Quantum mechanical nature is one … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , , ,

Textual Analysis and Psychological Dictionaries

It is becoming common these days for researchers to comb through and process large data sets such as tweets and other web based data. The purpose of such research is to determine the general mood of the society. Researchers are … Continue reading

Posted in literature, philosophy, prediction, science, society | Tagged , , , , ,

Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore

The philosopher physicist and the poet philosopher in 1930: their eyes speak volumes, certainly much more than the words they exchanged. Rabindranath Tagore received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. He was the first Asian Nobel Laurate. Albert Einstein … Continue reading

Posted in history, philosophy, physics, poetry | Tagged , , , , , ,

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP)

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) is prepared and maintained by the The Metaphysics Research Lab Center for the Study of Language and Information Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-4115 http://plato.stanford.edu/ Use the “Search the SEP” box on the top left Each … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy | Tagged , , ,

Meaning of Duality in Physics

The literal meaning of the word “dual” implies two but in philosophy “dual” usually means “not one.” In physics dual means equivalent. There are multiple descriptions of physical reality. These descriptions are not necessarily equivalent but if they are then … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Nonlinearity and Scale

In the natural processes the emergence of scale is an outcome of nonlinearity. At the cosmic level the emergence of scale is known as space. Therefore the space is the outcome of a fundamental nonlinearity in physical processes. The fundamental … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, physics | Tagged , , ,

Zero

Symbols for zero appeared in many cultures Before Common Era (BCE). The philosophical conception of zero, however, is usually attributed to the Indian philosophy. The evidence is in the Sanskrit language. The Sanskrit word “shunya” meaning “emptiness” or “void” was … Continue reading

Posted in history, mathematics, philosophy | Tagged , , ,

No Thermal Death for the Universe

In 2011 the Nobel Prize in physics was shared by Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant supernovae.” Prior to their research we knew … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics, science, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , ,

Infinity Express

Human mind is incapable of understanding infinity but we try with these concepts. Uncountable Innumerable Preclusive of numbers Eternal Never-ending Ever-lasting Ever-present Free of attributes Dimensionless Limitless Endless Formless Unbounded Unmanifested Immeasurable Not within the scope of measurement Beyond the … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy | Tagged ,

All particles are God particles

Ever since CERN announced the discovery of a new particle behaving like the theorized Higgs boson on July 4th 2012, the phrase “God particle” went viral on the internet. Everyone is talking about the “God particle.” Discovery of the Higgs … Continue reading

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, physics, society | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Metaphysics

Layers of the Mind (Kosha and Loka) Citta Conservation Law of Three Gunas Aspects of Rajoguna, Tamoguna, Sattvaguna A Fundamental Principle Origin of Life Number Symbolism Duality and Interaction A Commentary on “Vibration, Form and Colour” The Five Fundamental Factors (Bhutas)

Posted in metaphysics, philosophy, spiritual philosophy | Tagged

It is not just semantics

Words matter in Spiritual Philosophy Basis of existence is Consciousness; everything was created out of Consciousness. Materialists say that this is just semantics. Now replace the word “Consciousness” with “matter” Basis of existence is matter; everything was created out of … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, spiritual philosophy | Tagged , , , , , ,