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A New Meta Theory of Science

Mar 19, 2007 03:35 PM
by leonmaurer

For those interested in how science is changing it's views, that are 
consistent with the ABC fractally involved field theory of cosmogenesis, and coming 
closer and closer to theosophical truths, as predicted by HPB, the writings of 
theorist, Ervin Laszio is a good place to start.ászló;

Here are some excerpts:

Ervin Laszlo

Founder of the General Evolution Research Group and of The Club of  Budapest

In light of the current, revolutionary advances in the natural sciences  and
in the study of consciousness, the concepts of matter, life, and mind have 
undergone major changes. This paper outlines some basic aspects of these 
changes, taking in turn the emerging concept of matter, of life, and of 
human  mind
and consciousness.

!!! The concept of matter

The Western commonsense view has held that there are only two kinds of 
things that truly exist in the world: matter and space. Matter occupies 
space  and
moves about in it and it is the primary reality. Space is a backdrop or 
container. Without furnished by material bodies, it does not enjoy reality 
itself. This commonsense concept goes back to the Greek materialists; it was 
mainstay also of Newton's physics. It has been radically revised in 
relativistic universe (where space-time became an integrated four-dimensional
manifold), and also in Bohr's and Heisenberg's quantum world. Now it may
have to  be rethought again.

Advances in the new sciences suggest a further modification of this 
assumption about the nature of reality. In light of what scientists are  
beginning to
glimpse regarding the nature of the quantum vacuum, the energy sea  that
underlies all of space-time, it is no longer warranted to view matter as  
and space as secondary. It is to space or rather, to the cosmically  extended
"Dirac-sea" of the vacuum that we should grant primary reality. The  things 
know as matter (and that scientists know as mass, with its associated 
properties of inertia and gravitation) appear as the consequence of 
interactions  in
the depth of this universal field. In the emerging concept there is no 
"absolute matter," only an absolute matter-generating energy field.

!!! The concept of life

The subtle relationship between the material things we meet with in our 
experience and the energy field that underlies them in the depth of the 
also transforms our view of life. Interactions with the quantum vacuum may 
be limited to micro-particles: they may also involve macrocell entities,
such  as living systems. Life appears to be a manifestation of the constant 
subtle  interaction of the wave-packets classically known as "matter" with 
underlying vacuum field. These assumptions change our most fundamental
notions  of life. The living world is not the harsh domain of classical 
where  each struggles against all, with every species, every organism and 
gene  competing for advantage against every other. Organisms are not
skin-enclosed  selfish entities, and competition is never unfettered. Life 
as does the  universe itself, in a "sacred dance" with an underlying field.
This makes living  beings into elements in a vast network of intimate 
that embraces the  entire biosphere itself an interconnected element within 
wider connections  that reach into the cosmos.

!!! The concept of mind

In the on going co-evolution of matter with the vacuum's zero-point field, 
life emerges out of nonlife, and mind and consciousness emerge out of the
higher  domains of life. This evolutionary concept does not "reduce" reality 
to  nonliving matter (as materialism), or assimilate it to a nonmaterial
mind (as  idealism). Both are real but (unlike in dualism), neither is the
original  element in reality. Matter as well as mind evolved out of a common 
womb:  the energy-field of the quantum vacuum. The interaction of our mind 
consciousness with the quantum vacuum links us with other minds around us,
as  well as with the biosphere of the planet. It "opens" our mind to 
nature, and the universe. This openness has been known to mystics and 
sensitives, prophets and metaphysicians through the ages. But it has been  
denied by
modern scientists and by those who took modern science to be the only  way of
comprehending reality. Now, however, the recognition of openness is 
returning to the natural sciences. Traffic between our consciousness and the  
rest of
the world may be constant and flowing in both directions. Everything  that
goes on in our mind could leave its wave-traces in the quantum vacuum, and 
everything could be received by those who know how to "tune in" to the 
patterns that propagate there. This assumption is borne out by the empirical 
findings of psychiatrists such as Stanislav Grof. They confirm the insight 
Vaclav Havel: it is as if something like an antenna were picking up signals 
a transmitter that contains the experience of the entire human race.

!!! Societal implications

That people in all parts of the world search for a deeper awareness of  their
own subconscious mind may not be accidental: at this critical juncture of 
our sociocultural evolution it may be part of the survival dynamics of the 
species. A greater awareness that all that goes on in our mind is accessible
to  others, and that all that goes on in the mind of others is accessible to
us, would prompt us to develop greater empathy and solidarity with each
other. Such  felt relations are vital not only for our personal growth and
development; in  our interdependent and crisis-prone world, they are vital 
also for
our  collective survival and development.

Editor's note: For Hal Puthoff's 1987 paper o the ZPF see

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