January 29, 2018

Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein, Sri Aurobindo, and Habermas

Hi Paul,

What you have described is quite close to what Aurobindo says in this wonderful book "The Psychic Being", and something that I also think is the right picture. There are no demarcations at the level of consciousness. It is only access to memory that is divided, but that too with porous walls which tend to fall apart. What we call an individual is not a bundle of consciousness, but a bundle of memory. After death, the particular bundles of memory may get mixed together or may also split into more than one part and get reborn as separate individuals. Hence, the key to all these questions is to understand how memory exists outside the body-brain complex. Trying to develop theories for consciousness is not going to be very fruitful.

Kushal Shah, IISER Bhopal
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The likes of Descartes, Newton, Pascal, Faraday, and others were inspired by their Christian faith in a benign omnipotent lawmaker to find the laws that govern nature. Even Charles Darwin himself was inspired by his Christian faith to find the origin of species. - C.S. Morrison

Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action: From Discourse Ethics to Spiritual Transformations

AK Giri - Beyond Sociology, 2018 - Springer
39 days ago -  … This chapter discusses the contours of a critical moral sociology through a dialogue with Jürgen Habermas and Sri Aurobindo, and then strives to explore its limitations … Spiritual Foundations of Moral Consciousness: The Agenda of Sri Aurobindo …

Will to Live or No-Will to Live? The Points of Convergence of the Thoughts of Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein, and Aurobindo on Living a Meaningful Life

KC Pandey - Schopenhauer on Self, World and Morality, 2017 - Springer
21 days ago - Abstract This chapter addresses the issue of living a meaningful life from the perspectives of Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein, and Aurobindo. Schopenhauer's concept of will as “thing-in-itself” and Will as “the phenomenal appearance” has been seen from the


Z SIDDIQUI - rjelal.com
12 days ago - ABSTRACT Sri Aurobindo's poetic output is enormous. The span of his creative activity covers a period of over sixty years, and his poetic output runs to over three thousand pages. He tried his hands at a number of poetic forms, and almost always with


GK Jha - نﺎﺒﻌﺷ رﺎﺠﻧﺎﻨﻴﻏ, 2017‎ - irep.iium.edu.my
12 days ago -  … Most of these freedom fighters ie Bankimchandra Chatterjee, Bal gangadhar tilak, Swami Vivekanada, aurobindo ghose, Mahatma gandhi, Vinoba Bhave, who wrote extensively on 'Bhagavad gita'and their basic interpretation converged on ethical and moral basis for …

[PDF] Being and Becoming-Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara-Maya, Prakriti, Shakti

S Joshi - bipolarnatureofreality.co.in
30 days ago -  … Maya, Prakriti, Shakti Dr. Sunil Joshi ABSTRACT According to Sri Aurobindo, the powers and forces at work in the cosmic play of … the senses. Sri Aurobindo has entitled the Fourth Canto of the Book One in epic Savitri as 'Secret Knowledge' …

[BOOK] The Upanishads Demystified: Ethical values

VP Bhatia - 2017 - books.google.com
30 days ago -  … They are an amazing collection of writings, which have been aptly described by Sri Aurobindo as “the supreme work of the Indian mind.” It is here that we find all the fundamental teachings that are central to humanity at large and the Hinduism, in particular — the concepts …

[BOOK] The Intellectual Roots of India's Freedom Struggle (1893-1918)

P Mukherjee - 2017 - books.google.com
35 days ago -  … From Rammohun to Sri Aurobindo, passing through Marx and Tagore, the full set of ideological views has been analysed here. Unknown up to this day, the sustained focus in this volume on the outlook and the activities of these …

[PDF] The “The Life Divine''as it Begins: An essential understanding of the first chapter of Life Divine–“The Human Aspiration”

DA Banerjee - philarchive.org
60 days ago -  … It is a very famous quotation on Usha, the Dawn. Perhaps, through the quotation and symbol of Dawn, Shri Aurobindo wants us to get a subtle but a profound glimpse of the Dawn – The incoming of the Transcendental Light of the New Age …

[PDF] Building an Intuitive Mentality: The Neo-Vedantic Knowledge Project of Sri Aurobindo

D Banerji - 2017 - psychopathology.imedpub.com
64 days ago - Abstract Post-Enlightenment philosophy, which is largely creative of and dominates the modern consciousness, has defined humanism in terms of rationality and its control over the irrational. This has led to our technological age but has also spawned


A SINGH - rjelal.com
92 days ago - ABSTRACT Sri Aurobindo was the first Indian leader to advocate publically India'scomplete independence “PurnaSwaraj”. As a national prophet he has explored the nature of freedom very intensely and fervently. He has explained it as 'the longing to be free

[PDF] Physical Education by Sri Aurobindo

SK Mishra - EDU WORLD - aucbm.co.in
73 days ago - ABSTRACT On the subject of physical education, it must be mentioned that the physical is our base, and even the highest spiritual values are to be expressed through the life that is embodied here. Sariram adyam khalu dharmasadhanam, says the old Sanskrit

It's Dayanand versus Darwin

Daily Pioneer-1 hour ago
A close reading of Sri Aurobindo's tribute to Swami Dayanand would reveal that the monk was not an empiricist but a doctrinaire. “Here was one who did not infuse himself informally into the indeterminate soul of things, but stamped his figure indelibly as in bronze on men and things' (Bankim-Tilak-Dayanand P.42).

Towards a happier Republic

NYOOOZ-17 hours ago
However, as the great modern Yogi, Sri Aurobindo explained, of these three, the word 'fraternity' has a notch higher bearing. Fraternity could be the capstone that is the top vertex of the triangle formed by these three, powerful values. While the spirit of liberty and equality is equally valuable and precious, it has a certain ...

Essence of a city by the sea

The Tribune-27-Jan-2018
The Varadaraja Temple is a fine example of Chola architecture. You can watch the evening pageant in the temple of Manakula Vinayagar, which has 40 different forms of Lord Ganesha. Meditate in the silence of the samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in the Aurobindo Ashram — a haven of tranquility and spirituality.

Lights, shadows and secrets of the United States

The Sunday Guardian-27-Jan-2018
There is an oriental link in much of the American occult culture, at least in its higher reaches, partly inherited from organisations and figures connected to India, including the Theosophical Society, the Divine Life Society of Swami Yogananda, the Institute of Integral Studies inspired by Sri Aurobindo, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ...

Don't Foist Fear Onto Nationalism

Outlook India-25-Jan-2018
A biography of Sri Aurobindo says Dr Hedgewar went to Pondicherry to draw him back from spiritual pursuits into nationalist politics, to lead the freedom movement after Tilak's demise, as a worthy successor. Dr Hedgewar, Appaji Joshi and other RSS leaders were jailed in 1930 during the Salt Sayagraha—in response to ...

Subhas Chandra Bose: Support And Betrayal

This was the Bengali revolutionary organisation which had its roots in the philosophies of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo. Even when in later days they had the influence of the Russian revolution, they had kept their national identity and independence intact. After meeting Savarkar, Bose decided to move abroad, ...

The question of sincerity

The Arunachal Times-21-Jan-2018
As the Mother (spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo) had said, “Example is the most powerful instructor. Never demand from a child an effort of discipline that you do not make yourself. Calm, equanimity, order, method, absence of useless words, ought to be constantly practiced by the teacher if he wants to instil them into ...

Readers' comments: If chimps and monkeys had evolved into ...

The theory of evolution underscores various theories propounded implicitly by the Vedas and later philosophical texts that preach ongoing evolution in nature, including material elements. Sri Aurobindo has explained this process and in fact charted progress towards superhuman existence for man through his guidance.
Story image for Sri Aurobindo from The New Indian Express

Food for Thought... Invoking Aurobindo for Spiritual Sustenance in ...

The New Indian Express-20-Jan-2018
It was sometime in 1972 that the Paris-based Indian historian, linguist, scholar of Indian culture and of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy Prithwindra Mukherjee was invited by the Hebrew University to deliver a series of talks on Sri Aurobindo's Savitri. The year being Sri Aurobindo's centenary year, the Mother of Sri Aurobindo ...

Education Policy Needs an Indigenous Base

The New Indian Express-20-Jan-2018
Tagore's emphasis on power of ideas and imagination, love and respect for nature, and Sri Aurobindo's famous formulation: 'nothing can be taught' could revolutionise the process. Dr Radhakrishnan unequivocally accepts that education is mass right and not the privilege of few. However, he also cautions that “intellectual ...

Countering falsehood: In defence of Hegde

Daily Pioneer-18-Jan-2018
Even Sri Aurobindo pointed out, “Constitutions can only disguise facts, they cannot abrogate them: For whatever ideas the form of the Constitution may embody, its working is always that of the actually realised forces which can use it with effect. Most Governments either have now or have passed through a democratic form, ...

Adjust minor case of slip disc with this mountain pose

The New Indian Express-17-Jan-2018
Anshu Vyas Seetharaman is a yoga and fitness trainer at Sri Aurobindo Society, Bengaluru. (110 Gangadhara Chetty Road, Ulsoor) Email: bodysculpting.yogatherapy@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/bsytbangalore/ You can watch Anshu's Yoga videos on her You Tube channel- Anshu Vyas Yoga 365. Stay up to ...

Billionaire Baba

Millennium Post-17-Jan-2018
Sri Aurobindo's understanding of philosophy and Osho's philosophy of understanding oneself had their international followers in a spell of enlightenment and spiritual orgy. The presence of the grand ISKCON and Radha Swami temples across the globe bring people closer to devotion and spirituality in a world where ...

Transcendent Brahma

Odisha Diary-15-Jan-2018
If you looked beyond knowledge, so will you achieve knowledge? When Sri Aurobindo descended on this conclusion he thought of what is to be rejected is the obvious and visible. What one should aspire is for the internal struggle to streamline the inner processes of turmoil where nothing matters except your soul cleansing ...
To read & comment. My view Gandhi Aurobindo Vivekananda defined Indian nationalism from the Hindu perspective which the SC has almost endorsed. Inviting criticism. https://t.co/OD8dJG23dy

Read the whole damn thing sir. Aurobindo is being polite. He points out that the superficial meanings seek to support such conclusions but overall it has nothing to do with Arctic because it does not mean "literal night" and "literal dawn". You need to read this carefully.

Both Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo pointed out that the Indic knowledge systems, particularly Sankhya-Vedanta, have no problem with evolution. https://t.co/qn4qWaF6la

BJP has its own peculiar version of #secularism

Can a computer/robot have a soul? People love to just make stuff up on this question but it is real & it is serious.

The Psychology of Social Development
•  XVIII // Arya. 4. No 6 — January 1918.– pp.357-366
•  XL. The Fundamental Character of the Ignorance // Arya.– pp.321-331
•  XXXVIII. Samadhi // Arya.– pp.332-341

Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad https://t.co/YGoEhdLyp7

#Re Actor #SupriyaDevi's legacy was more than just being Uttam Kumar's heroine, writes @pghosh006 | https://t.co/LAs7xuntb6

[Chinese professor Xu Fancheng, an indologist and artist spent 27 years at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, teaching at the ashram school and translating the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother into Chinese.] https://t.co/mRfPY7hLmk

[Sri Aurobindo pays a rich tribute to aesthetic and critical acumen of Cousins who shared same synthetic approach as he did. Cousins’ significant critical work, New Ways in English Literature (1917) inspired Sri Aurobindo to write The Future Poetry (1953)] https://t.co/mUc1MSb1jS

Mother and Sri Aurobindo's plans and reasons for creating Auroville; a city which has both world wide and cosmic imp https://t.co/Acbm70nqYo

At 50, Auroville might not be the 'city of the future' as once envisaged ...

Nov 17, 2017 - Some 50 years ago, on a vast, barren plateau north of Pondicherry, a lone, young banyan tree stood guard. It seemed to be waiting for something. Then one day, someone hammered a nail into its trunk to hang up an advertisement. Lore has it that the banyan tree sent out an SOS — and it was received by ...

Why the golden jubilee of Auroville is momentous - DailyO

Dec 13, 2017 - Each of us had our own distinctive experience of the meaning of theAuroville experiment. The discussion began with Frederick, one of the senior-mostAuroville residents, narrating his own journey, which began nearly 60 years ago. Protests. Frederick, a German who had studied at Berkeley, first came to ...

The best of humanity on display at Auroville

The Hindu-19-Dec-2017
In three different venues in Auroville, beginning December 16, films on human unity have enthralled the audience. As part of the fifth edition of the Auroville's biennial film event, Auroville Film Festival (AVFF) will continue to screen films from Mexico, the United States, France and several other countries till December 23.

List of UHU Events
International Seminar for Educationists and ResearchersJan 26, 2018, 9:21 amJan 28, 2018, 9:21 am

January 12, 2018

Aristotle has committed a giant step backward

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Dear Kashyap, Rajendra and others,

Kashyap,  you said in previous email [The only remaining thing, which admittedly is not part of theory of evolution is  to understand  how inorganic inert molecules gave rise to life.]

I was wondering of any of you have heard of the 2013 paper in Icarus by Makukov and shCherbak on the genetic code.  "The Wow! signal in the terrestrial genetic code". They argue very convincingly that the genetic code has been artificially designed the way it is in order to encode a message!  They claim to have found a pattern of exactly balancing nucleon numbers (in the amino acids coded for) across each of the code's well-known symmetries that always constitutes a multiple of 37. And in one of them when you divide the three totals by 37 you get 9, 16 and 25 (the squares of the sides of the 3-4-5 right angled triangle - a shape that would be familiar to mathematicians all across the universe). They make a very strong case for this because they have examined all the other potential variations of the code that nature could have used and no such patterns were found.  Their conclusion is that the genetic code has been artificially created (due to its highly durable nature) to encode a message from an advanced alien intelligence! I did look to see if the date of publication was the first of April.  But in actual fact the work seems to be getting a lot of positive mainstream publicity.  I read about it in a mathematics book published by New Scientist magazine which is a reasonably good secular science publication in the UK.

Although,  the authors suggest the engineers were aliens,  the 37 times table has wonderful symmetries of its own but only in the decimal number system.  Are we really to believe those aliens guessed that intelligent life on this planet would evolve to use such a system?  Hence I am more inclined to believe that it was a theistic God like the universewide consciousness that my theory of consciousness appears to predict. Such a being could know the future because he could have subsequently directed evolution to produce ten fingered brainy creatures.  
If that is the case then your worry about how life got started goes away. The important thing to my mind though is that the existence of such a being does not in the least bit make natural selection wrong or even redundant. Life forms have to be adapted to their various niches in order to survive,  so such a creator would need to work gradually over many many generations,  each time allowing the sieve of natural selection to determine what changes worked best. The only difference would be that not all the mutations would necessarily be random.  Such a being could try out mutations that worked before or elsewhere. Due to this memory effect you'd get a sort of exponential increase in complexity over time, which I think is what we do see. Yet it does not in the least bit allow us to excuse ourselves from the need to identify the selection pressures that led to the designlike attributes of our consciousness.  Each small step towards these features must have benefitted our ancestors or it would not have been retained.

I'd be interested to hear from anyone else who has come across that paper.  I couldn't see anything wrong with the line of argument. But then I knew very little about the genetic code before reading that paper so am no expert. I have yet to find any article debunking their claims.

All the best, 

C.  S.  Morrison - Author of THE BLIND MINDMAKER: Explaining Consciousness without Magic or Misrepresentation.

Dear Jo,

You may be right.  I don't presume to be able to tell in this case. And I do wish the authors would be explicit about how many alternative symmetries they examined that didn't give exact balances (after all the probability of hitting a multiple of 37 is just 1out of 37 - but remember the claims to improbability concern the exact balances not the nature of the balanced numbers). I made a rough estimate based on the standard deviation of the varying side chain masses for just one of their exact balances (I worked out how many different pairs of totals similar divisions of the code would be likely to produce) and got a probability of roughly 0.1 percent.  They also say the Rumer's bisection  - the symmetry associated with their exact balances - is itself highly improbable (which makes it interesting that the perfect balances are found there). They also claim to have tried many other possibilities and found no such balances (though I wish they would demonstrate this in the paper).

As far as being interested in such things is concerned, for me (as no doubt for Leibniz) coincidences are what science is about.  I would not criticise Leibniz for wondering if there is a scientific reason for the fortunate position of the moon at a time when life-forms capable of studying the solar corona and testing General Relativity have evolved on earth.  At the other extreme one could argue (reminiscent of Hume) that the patterns we call laws of nature are themselves just sets of lucky coincidences (the infinite multiverse cosmologies come to mind). Consciousness is used in humans to encode mainly sensory information so its designlike perfection with regard to that task is interesting (likewise with avocet beaks).

I believe in explaining an observed phenomenon in the way that is as similar as possible to how the most similar successfully-explained thing is explained. If that happens to be as a random coincidence then so be it. The question for me is merely what that most similar explained phenomenon is.

If the authors can use their patterns to make reliable predictions about other aspects of the genetic code, then the whole thing will get a lot more serious.  This may of course never happen. However,  the possible benefits of such a discovery are so great that it is definitely worth the risk looking for them and following up such claims.  That is of course why billions of dollars is spent each year hunting for earthlike exoplanets. Earthlikeness may have nothing to do with life but it is the best guess we have of where to find it.  Likewise patterns in the genetic code may have nothing to do with nonhuman intelligence, but they are in my opinion a good place to look for it.

Best wishes, 

The dominant scientific paradigm is still unaware that metaphysics and theology can be approached, at east according to *some* hypotheses, with the scientific method/attitude (which is modesty, no claim of truth, no ontological commitment, clear refutable theories (it is work demanding).

It took many trucks, hoists and cranes to install at IBM their first 5 MegaBytes hard drive, and now, you can put million of these MG in your pockets. All applications are universal programmed Chips, so yes, the computers are physical implementations of Universal Machine, provably so if you accept the theses (proved equivalent) by Church, Kleene, Post, Turing, etc.

That is what the universal machine/number/word likes to do the most: to transform themselves, with respect to other probable universal number. The nesting can be related with dreams inside dreams, but the dreams obeys the law of numbers, and limit of numbers. From inside, the nesting is truly infinite.

  But in contrast to a math duplicator,  the cwb   can't just materialize an imaginary  oxygen molecule out of the idealied benevolent number reservoir, but in the actual internal analog structural coding we are running,  we have to scavenge for an actual extra molecules so we can carry out the ~reaction(s) to completetion so that we get the water molecules involved in the internal structural coding.  

Only because you take for granted, perhaps, the idea that the fundamental reality is physical. I do not.

The physical is fundamental, but it is only the Clothes of God. The physical is, or should, only be a tool used by God to say “hello” to Itsef.

It is not the fundamentally “real” thing, which has admittedly slightly more “trivial”: the arithmetical reaiity, and, at some point, even only the semi-computable arithmetical reality.

But the key to understand is that such a correspondence should itself never been taken for granted, and digital mechanism is a type of religion: it acts some faith. At some point any theology takes the risk of blasphemy, directly or when misunderstood. Here, the mathematics of self-reference can be helpful.

Mechanism is the idea that our bodies are (natural) machine, which means they works through finite local interaction at some description level.

Then, accepting the Church-Turing thesis, it becomes a theorem that all computations are implemented by all computers, including in elementary arithmetic. 

Machines are finite objects, but they can’t avoid growing up and developing themselves through many histories. Then you have to take into account that the machine’s first person perspective is infinitely distributed on infinitely many computations, and “observably” so below their substitution level (which suggests that the substitution level is the quantum level, which is mainly an isolation notion, than a scale).

But for me, nothing is conceivably wilder than the arithmetical reality, up to the point of trying to explain how the apparent orders can emerge from the many-dreams realised in arithmetic.

You might confuse the mathematical theories and the mathematical reality. Since Gödel, we have good reason (even theorem assuming mechanism) to believe that the arithmetical reality is quite transcendent. I look for an explanation of the origin of the physical laws, which does not put consciousness under the rug, as the average Aristotelian materialist do. 
Usually Mechanism is advocated by materialist, but I try to explain this does not work. Then it is easier to explain how numbers can dream, and how some dreams can develop into stable sharable physical realities, but with no need of ontological stuff.

You just miss Gödel’s astounding achievement of the arithmetization of metamathematics. You are not alone, despite tuns of book, this is largely ignored, but it changes a lot the possible metaphysics/theology available when assuming Mechanism. The 19th century did have a reductionist conception of machine. Since Gödel and Turing, we know that the universal machine are terrible unknown. I did not see why you said the sentence above, and I was suggesting you might use a reductionist conception of machines.

If you limit my supply of oxygen I will die relatively to you. From my first person perspective I will survive in the computations where you don’t do that, or in any other consistent history close (in some sense related to the logic of self-reference).

It is the frightening aspect of mechanism: we can’t die. But theoretical computer science (intensional number theory) suggests the existence of jumps, if not, like I say above, much more sophisticated bardo. To leave the cycle of death and rebirth is not easy.

I mean I keep my mind open to the idea that our physical universal might have life form based on different constituents and set of laws, and doubly so with mechanism, where we are at light years to get something like our three dimensional or 24 dimensional physical theories. But physics, as ontological science, is refuted, from the mechanist perspective. But physics has not been invented for doing metaphysics, so that is rather normal.

I insist that my hypothesis is that “I” am a mechanism. (That is I survive with a machine as a body). Then I can show that this entails that both consciousness and matter are not mechanism. This comes from the first person indeterminacy: the act that if we are digital machine we are duplicable (at some right level of description), and we are indeterminate on all the computations going through our current local relative state. You need to study the seven steps of the “Universal Dovetailer Argument”, like in the sane04 paper. We are randomly selected on all equivalent computations (in arithmetic). 

When I was a young student, the term “consciousness” was a taboo word. I think that in occident, science has started with Pythagorus (-500) (including the serious theology … and also already its misuses and abuses) and has stopped with Damascius (+ 500). We are just in the Middle-Age. The Enlightenment Period has recovered the scientific attitude in all domains, except the fundamental one: theology, and the human science. Theology needs to come back at the academy of science, where we practice modesty through refutable theories. 

I would say that the flaw comes from making the 1p into an epiphenomenon when not putting it straight away under the rug. I think that Aristotle has committed a giant step backward. He did not understand Plato, and took granted the ontology of a physical universe. That has led us to variate form of materialism, which might be flawed or not, but we have to test this, and the incompatibility between Mechanism and Materialism leads us to such tests (and at first sight it favour mechanism on materialism).

Kind regards,


It is the idea behind Gödel’s theorem, but once made mathematically precise it only shows that we cannot use reason to guarantie truth. We can only hope to be consistent and sound. It means that proof/belief should not be systematically associated with consistency and soundness. It is part of what I called machine’s metaphysics or theology. It is very important in machine theology, where invoking truth isa king to blasphemy. We have to stay modest. Intelligence is only the courage to try theories, and to admit we *might be* wrong.


Dear Kashyap/Roman:

Consciousness is fundamentally a universal not biological phenomenon. Any local model  of biologically brain-induced consciousness is bound to be incomplete and bound to fail the same way universally as the standard cosmology model failing to predict 96% (dark energy/dark matter) of the universe.

A fundamental model of consciousness must be built as a wholesome universe model wherein the dark energy/dark matter problems are fully resolved withot any inconsistencies and paradoxes.

The above is based on my personal experice with the Universal Relativity Model integratng the missing fundamental physics of spontaneous decay into a cosmology model depicting a wholesome continuum of matter/mind/consciousness. Such model is vindicated by empirical observations of the universe and it also provides testable and falsifiable predictions for future vindication.

A local brain-induced consciousness model is like the model of a well trying to depict the ocean or model of a cloud trying to depict the vast space of the universe. It is also like showing candle to the sun.

Best Regards

Dear Ram:
I agree with your statement: “…QM-nonlocality and FTL-IT are controversial and unclear."

The above inconsistencies and controversies are artefacts of the missing physics in current quantum theories that Einstein also pointed out. The following is a possible Special Relativity based explanation to resolve the dilemma:

Physical information constitutes non-zero mass-energy. Hence, a photon of light carrying and transferring information has a non-zero mass and cannot travel at the speed of light. Its V is very slightly less than C, but so close to C that difference from C is practically non-measurable or discernible via normal measurements. Hence, all information is transferred at V

There exist an uncountable number of zero-mass photons or Zero-point energy in V=C state of fully dilated space-time (eternal). However, this energy is unmeasurable as it exists in zero space-time state. We, human observers, and our senses or instruments can only perceive/measure non-zero mass photons carrying information from stars and galaxies completely missing on the zero point energy or photons.

Hence, your statement –“…. Since there is a transfer of physical information at v<=c, it is local at v=c as well. Physical information is transferred from sun to earth by light at v=c, but it takes time.” is in violation of special relativity as no information (non-zero mass can be physically transferred at V=C. We, human beings assume that sunlight photons have zero mass and V=C for practical purposes as we are unable to measure a velocity very very slightly less than but terriibly close to the speed of light. V=C assumption for sunlight photon is acceptable only as a FAPP (for all practical purposes) principle but theoretically (SR) incorrect. V>C (FTL-IT) is physical impossible since there is no space-time at or beyond V=C. Information can only exist and be transferred at V

A philosophical interpretation of V=C could be Cosmic Consciousness or eternal existence in the absolute Zero-point state that is purely kinetic, everywhere and all the time but unmeasurable in the implicate state (this is not far from common Brahma or God definition).

Best Regards

Established beliefs in science are as difficult to overcome as in religion. But one can always try. I am working on a paper below and send it to the group soon when ready:

“What is Fundamental” – Missing Physics of Anti-gravity
Avtar Singh, Sc. D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni
Center for Horizons Research, avsingh@alum.mit.edu

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 Jan 10, 2018

Dear Vinodji,

Experimentally you can run a beam of incident particles like electrons, photons or whatever onto a target consisting of particles you want to do experiment on such as atoms, molecules etc. Technically this is called scattering. Sometime two beams are made to run into each other. The outgoing particles will be entangled  to a certain extent. But more commonly, photons are passed  through crystals or even an ordinary plate called beam splitter to produce two beams which are entangled. Entanglement is produced by the usual quantum mechanical forces, expressed as Hamiltonian or Lagrangian.  These are spin dependent forces. The particles should be within range of interaction, not outside. This is different for each case.

The interesting thing is that what started as a mostly philosophical inquiry by Einstein about reality has become a big field of experimental physics! Entanglement is more common than we used to think. It may very well be  that particles run into each other naturally and get entangled. It is very likely that nature uses entanglement at many places. Stay tuned!

Best Regards.


Hi Roman,

Interesting question. I will look into it. Seems to me that not much work has been done in entanglement in brain and in general in fluid systems. But if by scattering photons and electrons (most likely bound in atoms) off each other, one can produce entangled pairs, these particles surely get entangled when they run into each other because of fluid motion in the body or electrodynamic movements. At any rate this may be worth looking into. I understand Penrose and Hameroff use entanglement and subsequent collapse of wave function to suggest consciousness experience. Perhaps in your model of hydronic ions , similar thing can happen.

It is very interesting to note that what started out as a mostly philosophical inquiry on reality by Einstein has become a big experimental field in physics! Now we know that entanglement is more common than we used to think. It is quite likely that nature is using this phenomenon for some purpose.

Best Regards.


Dear Vinod/Kasyap:
The observed photon correlation and entanglement are explained by SR via space-time dilation at V close to C. The two apparently miles apart photons experience dilated space to zero hence remain correlated and appear entangled acting as the ONE and same photon.

Please also see my previous post - Speed V is ALWAYS < C; Even Photon of light moves at V


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