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TWTS – The Universe as a Snowflake Among Infinite Snowflakes

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I share a bit of elegant writing about multiple universes from Charles Seife’s book Decoding the Universe, and then offer some commentary and new ways of thinking about it all.

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TWTS – Episode  23. The Universe as a Snowflake Among Infinite Snowflakes

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Universal Weave - Pascal's Categories

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Links referenced in episode:

Links:

Charles Seife’s books

Maths is Fun Pascal’s Triangle page

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TWTS – Consciousness is Contraction

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What really matters?

If the two processes of the universe are contraction and expansion, and all smaller “things” that make up the universe are different combinations of infinitesimal instances of the contraction and expansion states, then we can describe all of the things we speak of in these terms of contraction (0) and expansion (1).  In this case, I’m also going to suggest that the term “consciousness” can be described as expanded external reality being contracted into a more material state within an internal somethingorother (like our brains, or even a molecule).  In other words, all individual things that take in energy (information) from outside themselves and turn that energy into matter are “conscious” in some way.  And the more complex and multi-dimensional the representation gets, the more consciousness the thing has.  Human brains, of course, are pretty complex.  But is there something beyond this complexity?  Is a whole planet able to be conscious, if it is turning energy into matter in some way?

“I’m not a genius, I’m just a tremendous bundle of experience.” ~Buckminster Fuller

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode  22. – Conscious is Contraction

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Links referenced in episode:

Links:

Consciousness Development Pattern

(Similar) dimensions of consciousness (PDF download)

Radiolab’s podcast episode on consciousness

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TWTS – Biological Fourier Transform Peak Experiences!

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What matters?

Our more “metaphorical” and poetic language turns out to be an excellent clue as to the more scientific processes of what’s going on unconsciously with our more complex and interesting experiences as living beings in this universe. For example, the idea of “peak experiences” may well be a quite literal expression of how smaller, weirder waves of sensory inputs or communication outputs are overlapping in a way that produces an exponentially stronger and more powerful and more pointed wave in the story that is our life, in the same way that an expanded rainbow of colored light combines together to create an intense, focused burst of pure white light.

Sometimes, just sometimes, in our path through the universe, our bodies and minds come upon some collection of smaller, seemingly insignificant, or at least fairly mundane, elements of delight that are brought together in a way that overlaps their energy/information waves such that they produce an exceptionally overwhelming surge of power inside us.

I’m curious about how our more two dimensional science can bring it’s more quantified and detailed understanding of this process with philosophy’s (religion’s) more three dimensional illustrations of the big ideas of humanity, to help us better clarify how we might learn to explain and create more of our flow states so that we can help all of living beings, individually and as a whole, consciously find a whole lot more intense height and delightful breadth.

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode 21. – Biological Fourier Transform Peak Experiences!

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Particles are the peaks of the waves!  This is Einstein's E=MC2...

Links referenced in episode:

Links:

Consciousness Development Pattern

Flow States: Csikszentmihalyi TED Talk

Rise of Superman – Book by Steven Kotler

(My review of the Rise of Superman on Reddit)

First ever picture of light as particles and waves at the same time

Rapalje’s Dunmore Girls

Science explains how music can give humans the equivalent of an orgasmic experience

And Reddit’s discussion of how music can give humans the equivalent of an orgasmic experience

Celtic spirals!

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TWTS – What You Look For Is What You See Is What You Get

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All intelligent beings are pattern seekers, and since all possible combinations of patterns seem to be tried by the laws of nature, whatever pattern we decide to look for in our reality we will be able to find more often than we would if we weren’t looking to find it! That’s not just because all possible patterns are tried in reality, but also because patterns are fractal, and so if we start looking for a simple pattern, we’ll start recognizing it in all sorts of other patterns, both simple and complex, as we move our focus closer or further away.

So… consider what would you like to see more of in your life, then start consciously seeking it out, using the most appropriate measuring tools and tactics to find such a thing, and you’ll likely find more of it, naturally.

(For more about why it’s likely that all possible patterns get tried, see the previous two podcast episodes on Entropy, Randomness, Evolution, Free Will, Determinism, and What Life is All About (Pascal’s Triangle))

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode 20. – What You Look For Is What You See Is What You Get

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This is what happens when Google’s Deep Dream process looks at my honey and my feet and the wedding sand sculpture I made! (Click on the image to open a larger version.)

Links referenced in episode:

Links:
Google’s Deep Dream Introduction

Google’s Deep Dream on Reddit

Pauli Exclusion Principle – XKCD version (explained)

Speaking Up – Elevate Your Conversation Worksheet podcast

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TWTS – Entropy, Randomness, Evolution, Free Will, Determinism, and What Life is All About (Pascal’s Triangle) Part 2

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Even more not purely random discussion of randomness and all that, and how it relates to the big questions of how the universe works, or at least might work. This second part covers how entropy and evolution are the same basic process, which is, probably, an ever expanding, ever complexifying fractal collection of things that continually divide and recombine into novel and more diverse individuals of all manner. Also, I point out why dinosaurs are from the past!

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode 19. Entropy, Randomness, Evolution, Free Will, Determinism, and What Life is All About (Pascal’s Triangle) Part 2

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How about some images for your consideration?

Pascal's Tapestry

Pascals Wave Growth

Universal Weave - Pascal's Categories

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Links referenced in episode:

Maths is Fun Quincunx page

Maths is Fun Pascal’s Triangle page

Possible Universal Categories

“Everybody has a secret world inside of them.” ~ Neil Gaiman xkcd comic

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TWTS – Entropy, Randomness, Evolution, Free Will, Determinism, and What Life is All About (Pascal’s Triangle) Part 1

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A not purely random discussion of randomness and all that, and how it relates to the big questions of how the universe works, or at least might work. This first part includes another intro to Pascal’s triangle, a bit about entropy, and how both free will and determinism co-exist in reality.

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode 18. Entropy, Randomness, Evolution, Free Will, Determinism, and What Life is All About (Pascal’s Triangle) Part 1

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How about some images for your consideration?

Pascal's Tapestry

Pascals Wave Growth

Universal Weave - Pascal's Categories

(Click on the last two images to open larger versions in a new window.)

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Links referenced in episode:

Maths is Fun Quincunx page

Maths is Fun Pascal’s Triangle page

Possible Universal Categories

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

My other website: http://www.thewiseturtle.com

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You can subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application (including iTunes) by putting the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/ – into the “subscribe to podcast” link field (under the file menu in my iTunes).

A little help would be a lot of help! I’ve created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever). Or, if you want to toss me a little bitcoinage, this, apparently, is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

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TWTS – The Word

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A Sunday Physics Sermon, perhaps. Or a meditation on what an etch-a-sketch can teach us about humanity and what God/Nature is telling us about life. When we listen, deeply, to what the universe is saying, on so many fractal levels, we hear something that is so very, very pure…

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode 17. The Word

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Links referenced in episode:

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