Philosophy and Science for the Third Millennium
Caught in the Event Horizon
An Essay Christopher Bek
SummaryCaught in the Event Horizon blazes a trail from the big bang through black holes, metaphysical monads, and freewill and determinismfinally arriving at the inescapable conclusion that the ball is either in or its out.
Monads are the real atoms of nature.—Gottfried Leibniz
Commonsense is nothing more than the collection of prejudices acquired by the age of eighteen.
I believe that to a mind of sufficient intellectual power, the whole of mathematics would seem to be utterly trivial—as trivial as the statement that a four-footed animal is an animal.
Men have called me mad, but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence—whether much that is glorious—whether all that is profound—does not spring from disease of thought—from moods of minds exalted at the expense of general intellect.
—Edgar Allan Poe
The matrix is a system. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see—businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters—the very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so innered, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.
The Bernoulli Form elucidates the notion of Platonic Forms in describing how a motley crew of Forms—including Delphi, forecasting, integration, utility, optimization, efficiency and complementary—come together to form The Bernoulli Model.
The Method of Moments elucidates the notion of Platonic Forms in describing how a motley crew of Forms—including Delphi, forecasting, integration, utility, optimization, efficiency and complementary—come together to form The Bernoulli Model.
The Efficient Frontier examines the notions of God, option theory, portfolio theory, faith, reason and Arab math—finally arriving at the inescapable conclusion that all roads of sound decisionmaking lead to the efficient frontier.
The Unpardonable Sin charges all honourables and doctors in Canada with heresy, child abuse and the unpardonable sin that Christ spoke of—which is the deliberate refusal to follow the light when seen.
The Uncertainty Principle contrasts Einstein with Heisenberg, relativity with quantum theory, behavioralism with existentialism, certainty with uncertainty and philosophy with science—finally arriving at the inescapable Platonic conclusion that the true philosopher is always striving after Being and will not rest with those multitudinous phenomena whose existence are appearance only.
Twenty-Eight is a Perfect Number argues that the Canadian Government is systematically violating its citizens and—in that I am the unchallenged Canadian Sovereign and have formally requested intervention from the United States Government—the Canadian people now have the means and legal right to remove the Canadian Government.
A Formal Patient congratulates Alberta Health and Wellness for insisting on the accountability of due process in declaring individuals to be formal patients—and argues that I am being considered a formal patient as the result of an absence of due process elsewhere in Canada—and that I should not be considered a formal patient but that I should be declared disabled on account of being outside the cave of behaviorism.
Singularity identifies the trigger of the looming paradigm shift from the three-dimensionally conscioused Everyman to the four-dimensionally conscioused Superman as the 1935 Schrödinger's Cat though problem—which proves that consciousness is real.
The Great Cosmic Accounting Blunder compares the two physical fixedpoints in the universe—lightspeed and Planck’s constant—and argues that we have been guilty of double counting up until now and that in fact there is but one fixedpoint—which, as it turns out, is the boundary of the universe.
The Unified Field Theory counts down the Euclidean hits from five to one in categorically nailing the vast majority of this little thing I like to call cosmic pi. At this point in spacetime I would like to pay special tribute to my excellent wingman Albert Einstein (1879–1955).
Closing the Liars Loophole identifies the malignant cancer within the healthcare system and society as the outwardly focusing behavioral psychological model, which denies the existence of consciousness—while the inwardly focusing existential model makes consciousness and the soul primordially important.
black hole is a theoretical, singularistic phenomena characterized by an
extremely dense celestial body producing gravitational fields so strong that
nothing including light is able to escape.
A singularity is characterized by a breakdown or boundary of
spacetime. Other examples of
singularities include the big bang and one divided by zero.
The concept of the black hole was developed in 1916 by Karl
Schwarzschild (1873-1916) based on Einstein’s general relativity.
Black holes produce spherical boundaries known as event horizons
representing the point of no return for escaping bodies.
Bodies inside the event horizon become lunchmeat while bodies outside
the event horizon are free and clear. Bodies
at the event horizon are caught in a kind of interstellar purgatory such
that they are neither pulled in nor are they free—like being perpetually
chased by the cops—never being captured but never able to lose them
Eureka! The big bang is the currently accepted scientific theory explaining the beginning of the universe some sixteen billion years ago. The theory was developed in 1948 by George Gamow (1904-68) also based on general relativity. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) foreshadowed the big bang theory a hundred years before Gamow in his 1848 poem Eureka!—The universe begins when God creates a primordial particle out of nothing. From it matter irradiates spherically in all directions in an inexpressibly great yet limited number of unimaginably yet not infinitely minute atoms. Also in Eureka! Poe wrote—The universe of stars has always been considered as coincident with the universe proper. It has been always assumed either directly or indirectly—at least since the dawn of intelligible astronomy—that, were it possible for us to attain any given point in space, we should still find on all sides of us an interminable succession of stars. This was the untenable idea of Pascal when making perhaps the most successful attempt ever made at periphrasing the conception for which we struggle in the word universe. According to Pascal “The universe is a sphere in which the centre is everywhere and the boundary is nowhere.” But although this intended definition is in fact no definition of the universe of stars, we may accept it as a definition of the universe proper—that is to say, of the universe of space. And while we find it impossible to fancy an end to space, we have no difficult in picturing any one of an infinity of beginnings.
Curved Spacetime. General or nonlinear relativity in 1915
upgraded Einstein’s special or linear relativity from 1905 and
introduced the notion of curved spacetime—thereby laying the foundation
for the theorization of black holes and the big bang.
While Galileo (1564-1642) treated gravity and inertia as
mathematically equivalent, Einstein found the key to general relativity by
identifying the two as actually equivalent—thus also verifying the
identity of mathematical equivalence with actual equivalence.
Einstein established the identity of gravity and inertia by proving
the surface of a sphere and a circle are mathematically equivalent.
Imagine a sphere sitting atop a flat surface representing the
universe proper. By drawing a
line from the north pole through every point on the equator and below, a
circle is created on the flat surface.
Then by doubling the area of the circle we can see that the sphere
and circle are mathematically equivalent.
Now consider replacing the sphere with Pascal’s sphere and the
circle with the inverted Pascal’s sphere so that the boundary is
everywhere and the centre is nowhere. We know the thing which defines our universe is that our
dimensionality has no meaning outside our universe—indicating that our
universe of stars occupies no more than a point in the universe proper. And since every point in our universe is both at the centre
and the boundary in the universe proper, we can say that Pascal’s sphere
and the inverted Pascal’s sphere are mathematically equivalent and thus
Minds. Blaise Pascal (1623-62) was a French philosopher,
mathematician and physicist who, along with his contemporaries Descartes,
Newton, Berkeley, Spinoza and Leibniz from the century of genius, is
considered one of the greatest minds in Western history.
While Galileo, Copernicus and Kepler set the table for Descartes in
ending the dark ages, all of the great minds built on the foundation laid by
Descartes. Newton brought the
scientific revolution of the seventeenth century to a head by establishing
the principals of science that have since dominated Western thought.
He invented calculus, established the heterogeneity of light and the
laws of gravity. Berkeley
foreshadowed relativity by rejecting Newton’s notions of absolute space
and time—and also foreshadowed the notion of consciousness inherent in
quantum theory by insisting that nothing is real except our minds. Spinoza was a Dutch rationalist philosopher who rejected
freewill and advocated the view that God and the universe are one in the
same—and that God is an uncaused substance.
The mature work of Leibniz is represented by his monadology from
which calculus—the mathematics of motion—arose coincidentally with
Newton’s version. And while
Spinoza argued for one substance in the universe, Descartes said two and
Leibniz argued for many different universal substances.
Against Spinoza, Descartes and Leibniz contended for the doctrine of
freewill. Freewill is the view
that humans have total freedom of choice while determinism opposes freewill
and contends that every event occurs necessarily.
Elemental Conceptual Picture. Einstein’s early work always began with an elemental conceptual picture. Chief among his early works were The Photoelectric Effect, which asserts that light exists as both particles and waves—and Special Relativity, which encapsulates Newtonian physics into Maxwellian wave mechanics thereby accounting for the dilation of spacetime. According to relativity, the length of a body begins to dilate once in motion. Traveling at 87 percent of lightspeed, the length of the body dilates by half—while the length of a body traveling at lightspeed dilates to zero. In that photons by definition travel at lightspeed, we can see that photons exist at the boundary of spacetime. Furthermore, it can only be that there is one photon for the simple reason that there is only enough spacetime for one—which is arguably coincident with God or Eve from the story of Creation and is also the flashpoint of the big bang. Since the photon is at the boundary of spacetime, we see the big bang is occurring as we speak and the boundary of spacetime is the medium that supports waves of both light and matter. Creation then begins when the photon splits into matter and antimatter or electrons and positrons (a positron is an electron traveling backwards in time). By recognizing electrons as coincident with consciousness, we see that conscious is the perceptual apparatus by which we comprehend reality and the essence of reality is fundamentally different than our conscious perception of it.
Connecting the Dots. Leibniz’s monadology represent a metaphysical system of great beauty and surprising simplicity that characterizes the universe as populated by an inexpressibly great number of unimaginably minute atoms called monads or electrons. Each monad is a self-contained immaterial spiritual entities which resemble other monads in their ways of perception. Monads with the least perceptive abilities represents matter and plant life while those with the clearest perceptions take on the forms of consciousness and self-awareness—with the highest monad representing God the photon. According to Leibniz, monads are not subject to the laws of cause and effect, but move with pre-arranged harmony. By equating the highest monad with God and recognizing that the big bang as continually occurring, we see that the photon represents the repository of universal knowledge. As we sit in a movie theatre watching a movie, the essence of the movie is the physical film and not that which is projected on the screen. Sir James Jeans described the universe as four-dimensional relativistic soap bubbles, while John Wheeler described it as quantum foam. The theory of one recognizes the two as same equivalent film—meaning there is no difference between looking through a telescope and looking through a microscope. We see that the film represents the wave-supporting boundary of the universe. The unified field theory recognizes consciousness as the inertial effects experienced by the monads passing through the film. Descartes’ assertion of two substances is represented by the monads and the film. Spinoza reasonably assumed there was only one substances in that all monads are integrally connected—and Leibniz reasonably assumed a multitude of substances in that all monads are different.
Conclusion. Under behaviorism, the bogus doctrine that denies consciousness, individual actions are deterministic for the reason that they must follow the baseless authority of the superego. Under existentialism, the authentic doctrine that individuals have total freedom and total responsibility, actions are paradoxically both free and determined. An individual whose mind was so great as to be as great as God would be able to make perfect decisions and would thus have no choice of action and would therefore be deterministic and without freewill. To the degree that our minds are less than God is the same degree as which we have freewill in making the best possible choices. To the degree that we subscribe to authority other than God is the same degree as which we are caught in the event horizon.