A Mind/Mathematics Dualistic Foundation of Physical Reality

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A Mind/Mathematics Dualistic Foundation of Physical Reality

by Sylvain Poirier

Quote:In a refined version of Wigner's interpretation of quantum physics, the Universe is[/font][/size] explained as a part of the mathematical world (a specific history inside Everett's many-worlds) that is distinguished by the event of being consciously perceived. Physics focuses on the mathematical side of this combination, that is a Platonic mathematical realm slightly less than infinite. Consciousness provides the substance of time and randomness, beyond their mathematical forms as 4th dimension and probability laws.

Quote:Consciousness can explore mathematics, but mathematics cannot describe consciousness.While mathematical reality is analytic (systems are divisible into parts, down to mute elements), consciousness is fundamentally synthetic (its divisions can only be approximations). Conscious events are subject to time order, which is their order of relative existence: an event A “coming before” an event B is an event that exists inside B (in memory, even if it may be hard to retrieve). In other words, past events exist but future events are not determined yet.
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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(2018-10-17, 05:36 AM)Sciborg_S_Patel Wrote: A Mind/Mathematics Dualistic Foundation of Physical Reality

by Sylvain Poirier
From the above linked paper: 
Quote: But if a large amount of quantitative data is measured, it can be analyzed in terms of its correlations, i.e. its global probability law, corresponding to a compression format (up to size-preserving conversion) : the compressed file expresses the contingent part of reality causing or explaining the file of observed data, while the compression format expresses the law (how things work ; but if its success breaks when the range of observations expands, the variations of the law become contingent data to add to the compressed file).

I am unable to comprehend the math linkage of a "global probability law" with Shannon/Chaitin  compression algorithms - as I don't speak advanced math.   However, my own generalize and simple view of this is rather the same.  I am making the linkage that a "global probability law" is the fundamental concept that underlies detectable meaning in information objects.

Very interesting paper, although equating The Matrix with God is a little new agey for me.  Thanks for the link Sci!!!!
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(2018-10-17, 03:46 PM)stephenw Wrote: From the above linked paper: 
I am unable to comprehend the math linkage of a "global probability law" with Shannon/Chaitin  compression algorithms - as I don't speak advanced math.   However, my own generalize and simple view of this is rather the same.  I am making the linkage that a "global probability law" is the fundamental concept that underlies detectable meaning in information objects.

Very interesting paper, although equating The Matrix with God is a little new agey for me.  Thanks for the link Sci!!!!

The author is an "anti spiritual Idealist" so I don't think he's trying to be New Agey per se. I think as an Idealist he is equating "God" with what Bernardo would call the Transpersonal Mind.
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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