Our notions of what is physically ‘real’ have long been based on the idea that the real is what is immediately apprehended, that is the local or observable, the physically tangible, though there has always been an alternative philosophical notion that the ‘real’ is some kind of ontological structure beyond immediate apprehension, and so inaccessible through physics. However, quantum mechanics, with its intrinsic nonlocal correlations, has seemingly left us with a dilemma by showing that fundamental physical theories cannot be both real and local. Reality cannot be reconstructed as a deterministic projection from physical observations. Many people think that the problem lies with quantum mechanics, but, in fact, it is more likely to be a result of unrealistic expectations. We have assumed that fundamental physics ought to be compatible with normal (macroscopic) experience. If, however, we go beyond our current high-level physical theories to the basic elements from which they are constructed, we see that a pattern emerges that gives us a very different and much more coherent understanding of what is meant by physical ‘reality’. Read More
“The time will inevitably come when mechanistic and atomic thinking will be put out of the minds of all people of wisdom, and instead dynamics and chemistry will come to be seen in all phenomena. When that happens, the divinity of living Nature will unfold before our eyes all the more clearly.” Johann von Goethe,… Read More
VICE Published on Feb 13, 2018 The global economy is in crisis. The exponential exhaustion of natural resources, declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality, forces us to rethink our economic models. Where do we go from here? In this feature-length documentary, social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin lays out a road map… Read More
Quantum Gravity Research Published on Mar 4, 2017 What if the very fabric of space and time isn’t made of one-dimensional strings or energy as we think of it, but instead was simply a code or a language made from a geometric projection? Quantum Gravity Research is a Los Angeles based team of mathematicians and… Read More
The concept of resilience has become popular in international development circles in recent years, but it is only one of many factors in a larger, integrated, empirical understanding of systemic health and development emerging from the study of energy-flow networks. This article explores how the Energy Network Sciences (ENS) can provide a robust theoretical foundation and effective quantitative measures for resilience and other characteristics that undergird systemic health and development in socio-economic networks. Einstein once said that “theory makes measurement possible.” We believe ENS can provide a more effective theory of economic health, which will open the door to surprisingly precise measures. Our goal is to outline the basic reasoning behind both theory and measures.
Reproduced from: http://www.itcprague2017.org/speakers/ervin-laszlo Good-Bye to Matter The history of Western thought is largely the history of materialism. With few exceptions, mainly confined to idealist philosophers and a handful of phyicists, the belief that matter is the fundamental reality has prevailed. This belief is now transcended and will soon be abandoned. Belief in matter as the stuff… Read More
Reproduced from: http://www.univie.ac.at/aoc/asc/Periodica/X_2_3_1981.pdf IN THIS ISSUE: Foreword by the Special-Issues Editor, Klaus Krippendorff Autopoiesis Today, Milan Zeleny Autopoiesis: The Organization of Living Systems, Its Characterization and a Model, F.G. Varela, H.R. Maturana and A. Uribe The Organization of the Living: A Theory of the Living Organization, Humberto R. Maturana Self-Organization of Living Systems: A Formal Model… Read More
Published on Feb 16, 2011 The theme of the TEDxTucson December 2011 event was “Innovating Our Green Economy. In his talk “The Failure Of Success”, Dr. George Land gives us a brief history of human innovation and talks about the importance of creativity. George Land is an author, speaker, consultant, and general systems scientist with… Read More
Published on May 7, 2017 Professor Lietaer is one of the architects of the euro. At Bitcoin Wednesday on 3 May 2017, Bernard Lietaer gave this fascinating presentation about money and sustainability and where blockchain technology, Ethereum, smart contracts and cryptocurrencies might fit. Adapted from: https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/sustainability-design-currency/ Here are the slides from his presentation: https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Bernard-Lietaer-Money-and-Sustainability-BitcoinWednesday-3-May-2017.pdf Bernard Lietaer Bitcoin… Read More
Published on Mar 29, 2017 Cellular Biologist, Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D, reveals the connection between Quantum Theory and feelings.