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The Elegant Consciousness

 

 

The Elegant Consciousness

 

Translated from Ancient language and Written by

Wee R. Omnis

 

 

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This book contains ancient, old, and new ideas. The book does not claim to present new thoughts, and the book is more a personal journal rather than a formal educational book.

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h1<. Does Proof exist?

Throughout the years of man’s existence in its incarnations (from the prehistoric man to the modern one), thinking and drawing conclusions were based initially, in the prehistory era, on conclusions that derived from his experience. For example, the creation of fire for heat, hunting for food, and caves as protection from the destructive nature phenomena. This behavior at the time was based on a system of logical connections intended solely for survival in the wild and to continue its descendants.

Furthermore, with the continuity of man’s development into the modern human, something very interesting began to happen that made him start thinking about different concepts that he got used to them, and thus, the man started to think differently from the other animals. This was created by the concept of believe. Only the mankind creates systems of arguments without any proof. For instance, a cat may fear from something that hurt him in the past (logical), but, he will not, as far as we know, imagine that someone is responsible on the motion of the sun. No animal known to us, other than man, produce a set of allegations without proofs, that’s faith.

From this, we can see that the main difference that separates the animals on earth from the humans is having a faith, a religion, which reflects on the uniqueness of the human thinking.

In eras of the Sumerian, Babylonians, ancient Egypt and ancient Greece, the concepts of faith and religion were intertwined in tandem with rigorous scientific concepts, such as calculating the constellations and their classification (logic), and use this calculation for predicting future (belief), the existence of engineering for the construction of temples to the gods and mysterious monumental buildings such as the pyramids.

One of the most developed nations in ancient times, that emphasizes this relationship between religion and science, is a nation that existed in the years 5500 BC to 2500 BC in southern Mesopotamia, which is the current southern Iraq. Culture of this nation characterized by unprecedented scientific breakthrough in the field of physics together with belief in the existence of occult powers ruled by gods and the existence of the spiritual world with good souls and bad. The development of writing has been used mostly for writing holy literature, laws, and economics. One example from many is the invention of the wheel which is attributed to this culture. Another example of the scientific breakthroughs of this nation is reflected in many monuments such as the city of Ur Ziggurat-Chaldeans (Ziggurat is a structure that resemble to a tower). As you can see the importance of this nation in human’s development can be both at the level of scientific and religious / mystical.

 

1. Modern science dates the prehistoric era to around 1-1.5 million years ago. Before humans started to write.

 

It is interesting to mention that the Sumerian state existed three thousand years (approximately) with the status of a state that controls the planet earth. In comparison, the Roman Empire took place less than five hundred years.

 

The development of proofs based on logical systems is associated to the ancient Greeks. One of the first philosophers engaged in science without the intervention of faith is the Philosopher-Mathematician Thales (624-546 BC) who was the foremost scholar of his time in the fields of Mathematics and Astronomy. In Mathematics, Thales derived his celebrated “Thales’ Theorem” which is related to Geometrical properties (engineering) of structures. In the field of Astronomy, one of his most famous discoveries was that the eclipse phenomenon is occurring by the moon which covers the sun.

Three hundred years later, Aristotle (384-322 BC) gave a precise formulation of the existence of arguments and proofs. He claimed that new argument should rely on rigorous previous Axioms. Aristotle laid the foundation stones for a theory that is both, logical and consistent. Going to the near past, to the period of the Industrial Revolution (18th century AD), we can see great scientific achievements that took place in this time. The belief system started to get weaker and many humans started to be secular people mostly in Europe. This period reflects a process of going backward to the prehistoric times in which no religion is taking place, this process is the ‘secularism’. It leads to a unique way of thinking in which conclusions were based only on logical and physical evidences. Science supposedly replaced God.

This viewpoint, of the abandonment of unsubstantiated claims exists even in our day, and therefore religious beliefs related to the existence of a Creator is deprived by many people in modern society.

 

In other words, from the perspective of modern man there is a significant difference between knowledge and belief, while knowledge is created by rigorous axioms and logics, belief is not well-defined in such a way.

In future paragraphs, we will see that the difference between the terms “faith” and “knowledge” does not exist at all, and this difference is formed only due to the subjective mind of the humans.

 

First, we define the concept of “proof”:

 

“Proof is a logical concept which expresses claims resulting conclusions that are based on assumptions, and can be quantified by mathematical connections”

 

From this definition only, we conclude that proof, without any exceptions, is based on number of assumptions.

Now, we’ll naturally ask, what is the meaning of Axioms? Axioms are something that we intuitively assume without any rigorous and consistent logical system.

 

You can see, then, that the concept of proof is based upon the element of faith. Therefore, one cannot separate proof and faith!

 

Now, we’ll argue some sort of a radical argument, radical in the sense that it is not consistent with your standard way of thinking. This argument will allow us to learn more on our reality and the existence of “I” and the concept of “I am” if it really exist or merely an illusion.

 

“All knowledge, logical-mathematical conclusions and physical experiments are equivalent to belief, faith and religion that exist or not”

 

 

From the above statement, we conclude that modern science which is based on assumptions, and even any possible thoughts among human beings are based on a system of beliefs and therefore it is equivalent to any faith and religion.

However, those who believe that modern science is the guiding light of humanity will say that unlike any other faith and religion, science does prove itself time after time by technology stems from scientific physical theories. But this is not quite true since science agrees that every theory relies on models that may be approximation of the real structure of nature. Therefore, even though scientific research creates novel technologies in its essence, science do not and cannot prove that any physical theory is one hundred percent true. We must rely on some assumptions.

 

In the same way one can think on the belief that if one see a black cat this could mean bad news, and indeed those who see a black cat next to them sometimes get bad news, and they might associate it to their meeting with the black cat. Thus, in their sense the following sentence is a law of nature:

"A black cat walks nearby" -> likely that something bad is going to happen"

 

There is no difference between this model of faith “superstition” and other models of modern physics, please see “quantum theory” in a later chapter. Quantum theory can be interpreted in different ways and each interpretation is no more than a faith.

 

Now, let us return to the concept of the proof in its logical-mathematical essence. Mathematically, the concept of proof is highly important since by proving novel results we approach to a better understanding about every structure that we examine under the assumption of a system of axioms.

An important mathematical concept which relates to the weakness of the concept of proof is the “Gödel’s incompleteness Theorems”.

Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) was a genius Austrian mathematician and logician. His main occupation was the field of logic. In his PhD thesis, in 1929, Gödel investigated Theorems that can be proved rigorously by strict axioms. He showed and proved the celebrated “Gödel’s completeness Theorem” which argue that if a Theorem in some system is true than it can be proved rigorously by the basic assumptions of the system.

 

In 1931, Gödel prove another two important Theorems which some say that they are highly important than his first completeness Theorem. These Theorems are dealing with lack of completeness, and they are called “Gödel’s incompleteness Theorems”.

Let us define now the Gödel’s incompleteness Theorems, not in their mathematical form, but as an abstract and clear concept.

 

The first Gödel’s incompleteness Theorem:

“There are some logical arguments which are unverifiable and cannot be disproved”

 

This sentence gives a third option to the question if a sentence is true or not. A sentence can be in the same time, not true and not-not true. This statement is true for some logical systems and, of course, not all of them. In some specific kind of logical systems there are sentences that are not true and not-not true. Therefore, in these systems logics create a new kind of variable which was unknown before.

 

The second Gödel’s incompleteness Theorem is little bit more complicated and requires some mathematical tools that not known to any standard reader.

The second Gödel’s incompleteness Theorem:

“In some logical and consistent systems with strict axioms, those systems cannot prove their consistency”

We can see, then, that even in logical rigorous systems that are sentences that cannot be proved or disproved.

Thus, in such systems some sentences cannot be classified as True/False arguments.

It is important to note that Gödel essentially proved that the logical system of Aristotle is not rigorous in every system, but only in systems in which every sentence can be classified to True or False.

 

 

~ The one that controls the position and time controls Everything.

 

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h1<. The Consciousness and its definition

 

 

Before we will give a definition to the concepts of consciousness and examined it, we will note that event if it has different interpretations the concept of consciousness describes the same term designed to understand the connection between mind and body. Awareness of an entity is defined as a property that acknowledge its own existence – recognition of self and environment of that entity. Modern science assumes that there are only materialistic properties of the human body and its consciousness is simply a system of signal processing performed by the brain which defines and classifies information (input) and act respectively (output). For instance, the existence of the self “I” is no more than a classification of the object “I”, i.e. the self-observation is not, at any circumstances, a metaphysical phenomenon. Furthermore, according to modern science the consciousness can be modified by materialistic objects, and thus, it can be destroyed. In contrast to this approach, the philosophical approach see the consciousness in different approach. There are different philosophical approaches to define the consciousness, for instance, “Cogito ergo sum” – I think, therefore I am. I believe in the following approach:

“Sive universo sunt, ergo sum” – If the universe, therefore I am.

 

It means that, whether the universe exist or not, I exist. My consciousness is part of the global consciousness of the universe. It is a part of it, and I’m only a single light of the prism.

Ancient religions and newer ones relate the concept of consciousness as a non-materialistic object which is contain in our souls. It means that consciousness and a physical body are separable objects.

 

With the coming of computers and complex systems that are “thinking”, the concept of consciousness was generalized to computers too, and not only a unique feature of humans and animals. Furthermore, many researchers investigate if, in the future, computers will have a self-consciousness, like ours, the humans. There are many tests to examine IQ among computers when the first and most famous of which is the test of the computer pioneer Alan Mathison Turing (1954-1912 J). In his test, called the “Turing test”, one should test the ability to recognize whether he interacts with human or with a computer.

The Buddhist approach gives a very interesting definition of the concept of consciousness. According to this approach our reality is a manifestation of your consciousness.

 

  • Reality is a pure consciousness without any materials, everything is spiritual, Everything is a global consciousness.

 

The importance of the consciousness is reflected in the following statement:

 

“All creation / artificial object made by humans were first created in the minds of humans”

 

The Meaning of this sentence is that any product that the human created, for example airplanes, towers, and even moving your eyes right now while reading the book, was first existed in your consciousness, thoughts, and only then the physical output is what we see and feel the physical world.

If so, does consciousness leads to reality? (Think about it, the answer is … yes!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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h1<. Mathematics VS Empirical Science

Mathematics compared to other areas of science is not based on the examination of all physical objects and empirical models. The mathematical objects are abstract and their definition comes from rigorous conclusions with constructive Theorems and proofs.

 

 

However, in other areas of science, such as physics, biology, chemistry, experiments are the only way to model a system. For example, the only way to validate general relativity is by examine gravitational objects and their interactions.

The following statement applies to all areas of science, except mathematics:

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The Elegant Consciousness

From the dawn of history, humans have wondered about fundamental questions that remain open. Questions such as: Is there a God? What are the differences between believing and knowing? Is there life after death? Bothered and still bothering people to this day. But, is there any satisfying answers to these questions, or these questions are, in fact, meaningless and therefore they do not have any correct answers? This book discusses on the importance of the answers to these questions from a unique and surprising perspective. Furthermore, the book examines the concepts of faith and knowledge as different sides of the same coin.

  • Author: Wee R. Omnis
  • Published: 2017-03-21 19:35:08
  • Words: 12840
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