Society & Cosmology
Humans, Life, The Universe & Everything …
A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. (Albert Einstein, 1954)
History abundantly shows that people’s views of the universe are bound up with their views of themselves and of their society. The debate in cosmology has implications far beyond the realm of science, for it is a question of how truth is known. How these questions are answered will shape not only the history of science, but the history of humanity. (Eric Lerner, 1992)
Today, another scientific revolution is beginning, one that may change our view of the cosmos as radically as the last. And today it again seems likely that the effects of this revolution, both social and scientific, will be profound. If the universe is truly infinite in time and space, then the implications go well beyond cosmology to our view of nature, to religion, philosophy and society as a whole. (Eric Lerner, 1991)
All things are woven together and the common bond is sacred, and scarcely one thing is foreign to another, for they have been arranged together in their places and together make the same ordered Universe. For there is one Universe out of all, one God through all, one substance and one law, one common Reason of all intelligent creatures and one Truth.
Frequently consider the connection of all things in the universe.
We should not say ‘I am an Athenian’ or ‘I am a Roman’ but ‘I am a citizen of the Universe.
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations)
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
“When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter. … Physical objects are not in space, but these objects are spatially extended. In this way the concept ’empty space’ loses its meaning. … The particle can only appear as a limited region in space in which the field strength or the energy density are particularly high. … The free, unhampered exchange of ideas and scientific conclusions is necessary for the sound development of science, as it is in all spheres of cultural life. … We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle; for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute in comparison with the mass of the lukewarm and the misguided. …
Humanity is going to need a substantially new way of thinking if it is to survive!” (Albert Einstein)
On Life, the Universe and Everything
A Brief Summary of Cosmology, Infinite Space and Human Morality
it may seem a bit odd thinking that you are actually spatially extended structures of space that extend across the observable universe – the discrete and separate body is an illusion of our incomplete senses. But it is certainly true, an ancient mystical belief that is now clearly confirmed by modern physics.
Thus a correct understanding of the Cosmos is a correct understanding of ourselves. We must simply gaze at the stars and consider how we can see them to realize that we must be connected to them – that we are a part of those stars, just as those stars are a part of us!
‘All is One and Interconnected’ is an ancient wisdom that is at the foundation of both metaphysics and philosophy. For thousands of years, philosophers and mystics have known that One thing must exist that is common to and connects the Many things within the Universe. As Leibniz profoundly says;
Reality cannot be found except in One single source, because of the interconnection of all things with one another.
Significantly, the ancient philosophers did not actually know how the universe was a dynamic unity, what matter was, how the One Thing / Brahman caused and connected the many things. The Metaphysics of Space and the Wave Structure of Matter shows that we can understand Reality and the interconnection of all things from a foundation of science and reason rather than mysticism and intuition.
What am I? A part of the infinite. It is indeed in these words that the whole problem lies. .. True religion is that relationship, in accordance with reason and knowledge, which man establishes with the infinite world around him, and which binds his life to that infinity and guides his actions .. and leads to the practical rules of the law: do to others as you would have them do unto you. (Tolstoy, 1882)
The idea of the individual being connected to the cosmos is expressed in the Latin root of the word religion, religare (to bind strongly). Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and ancient Greek Stoicism are religious philosophies which emphasise self control, contentment and living a simple virtuous life in harmony with Nature. As Zeno, founder of Stoicism expressed;
All things are parts of one single system, which is called Nature; the individual life is good when it is in harmony with Nature.
The Wave Structure of Matter in Space shows that Matter, Space and the Universe are one. Matter, existing as Spherical Wave Motions of Space which determine the size of our finite spherical observable Universe within infinite eternal Space.
This explains how Matter interacts with all other Matter in the Universe, and thus provides the logical foundations for the fundamental morality of all major Religions, ‘Do unto Others as you would have done unto thy Self.’
Once we correctly understand the true conception of self as universe then we realise that this morality is necessarily true – for the other is a part of the self.
Currently the world suffers great conflicts, not only between people, but also with the destruction of Nature. This reflects the dominant scientific view that matter is a separate, discrete particle (which does not explain how matter interacts with all other matter in the universe). This particle conception of matter has prevented us from understanding our true connection to the universe and the resulting moral behaviours which this would then determine.
The following quote from David Bohm is profound important;
The notion that all these fragments is separately existent is evidently an illusion, and this illusion cannot do other than lead to endless conflict and confusion. Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today. Thus, as is now well known, this way of life has brought about pollution, destruction of the balance of nature, over-population, world-wide economic and political disorder and the creation of an overall environment that is neither physically nor mentally healthy for most of the people who live in it. Individually there has developed a widespread feeling of helplessness and despair, in the face of what seems to be an overwhelming mass of disparate social forces, going beyond the control and even the comprehension of the human beings who are caught up in it. (David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order, 1980)
Perhaps we are romantics, but it is our hope that in the future Humanity will live by the truth, with greater harmony between different people, their religions and cultures, and to life in all its complex beauty. We hope you read on the Wave Structure of Matter and consider your connection to the cosmos when you look up at our most beautiful cosmos, that starry night sky.
Our world is in great trouble due to human behaviour founded on myths and customs that are causing the destruction of Nature and climate change. We can now deduce the most simple science theory of reality – the wave structure of matter in space. By understanding how we and everything around us are interconnected in Space we can then deduce solutions to the fundamental problems of human knowledge in physics, philosophy, metaphysics, theology, education, health, evolution and ecology, politics and society.
This is the profound new way of thinking that Einstein realised, that we exist as spatially extended structures of the universe – the discrete and separate body an illusion. This simply confirms the intuitions of the ancient philosophers and mystics.
Given the current censorship in physics / philosophy of science journals (based on the standard model of particle physics / big bang cosmology) the internet is the best hope for getting new knowledge known to the world. But that depends on you, the people who care about science and society, realise the importance of truth and reality.