Y-Bias and Angularity - How Pure Information Builds the Universe
The universe started from nothing - a singularity - say our most eminent physicists: it came into being with a big bang. But a number of dissidents has been challenging the inconsistencies and the ad-hoc nature of this explanation. They do not subscribe to that story of our origins which reads like a fairy tale yet is part of the 'standard model' of physics.
David Yurth and Donald Ayres, for instance, say the universe is built on pure information. Packets or 'ensembles' of information or 'charge' interact and - depending on how they meet and mix - sub-atomic scale organization starts to appear. There is a self-organizing quality to the process and so, step by step, matter comes into being and eventually forms agglomerates that populate the cosmos as stellar systems and galaxies. All the while, the information that started it all, permeates the material creation at all levels.
In their monograph Y-Bias and Angularity: The Dynamics of Self-Organizing Criticality - From Zero Point to Infinity, Yurth and Ayres take us through matter's levels of organization from the immaterial to ever more visible and ever more strongly interacting forms, to where we are today - a universe full of stars, where life can do what it does best - gather experience after experience.
Here is the abstract of Yurth and Ayres' paper, and a link to the full paper for those interested in getting deeper into their model of how the universe comes into being:
Y-Bias and Angularity:©
The Dynamics of Self-Organizing Criticality
From the Zero Point to Infinity
by David G. Yurth and Donald Ayres
Nova Institute of Technology
Holladay, Utah August 20, 2005
The quest of modern physics has been to develop a model which correctly describes the role and dynamics of the interactions by which Nature works. In order for the model which describes these interactions to be robust, it must not only accommodate phenomena which are known to occur, but must also accommodate all rigorously documented phenomena, predict phenomena which are as yet undiscovered, and allow for the inclusion of all rigorously observed, impeccably documented, carefully reported data derived from all sources. To be adequate, any universally applicable physical model must also accommodate the contemporaneous interaction between Descartes' 'physical stuff' and 'spirit stuff' with equal cogency.
The current model fails to rise to this standard. It is based on a number of fundamentally flawed, incomplete and arbitrarily imposed assumptions. In the 35 years since the Standard Model was improved by the Copenhagen School, the reductionist methodology which typifies scientific research has run up hard against the most daunting of all Nature's mysteries. Experimental results provided by the most powerful microscopes, largest telescopes, fastest linear accelerators and other advanced devices, demonstrate that there is an underlying order in the cosmos which has not yet been understood. The shortcomings of the Standard Model are ameliorated by the application of the rules of Self-Organizing Criticality in complex, open systems as integrated with the dynamics described as Y-Bias and Angularity.
Concept: Y-Bias/Angularity & Self-Organizing Criticality (SOC):
The authors provide a simple, elegant model of scalar interactions, which accommodates phenomena not heretofore accommodated, by describing how the fundamental processes of Y-Bias Interactions and optimal concomitant Angularity combine to operationalize the autopoietic processes found in Self-Organizing Criticality [SOC] as described by Bak et al. These dynamics combine to produce the space-time continuum described by Minkowski as 4-space [L4], defined in terms of time, matter, energy and Local-Linear/Non-Local, Non-Linear [L2/N2L2] field effects.
Intrinsic to the process of unraveling this fundamental mystery is the authors' attempt to define three essential and heretofore inadequately defined components of the SOC process: (1) mass, (2) magnetism, and (3) gravitational field effects. In addition, the authors integrate the 'undulating waveform' attributes defined in Whittaker's famous 1903 formulation with Mandelbrot's fractal geometries and the Fibonacci Series to provide a model of organizational dynamics which resolves the cosmological issues defined as:
• The Antimatter Problem
• The Galaxy Formation Problem
• The Isotrophy Problem
• The Flatness Problem
Finally, the authors provide a scalar roadmap which describes how matter, energy, time and all other field effects arise from the Physical Vacuum via the Zero Point to constitute L4 at ten distinct scales of quantum complexity. The schema posited here accommodates the concomitant role and dynamics of dissipative structures [Prigogine, Stengers et al] and self-organizing criticality [Bak et al] at each of the ten scales and, further, illustrates how matter, energy, time and field effects are generated as increasingly complex products of the Y-Bias interactions between charge ensembles occurring at the finest scales. Digital images of archetypal shapes and forms occurring at the Third through Tenth scales illustrate how Y-Bias interactions combine to produce the effects found in all SOC systems throughout the cosmos. The interactions attributed to the first three scales are described in conceptual and mathematical terms, supported by examples of the behaviors and attributes associated with SOC evolution at the finest scales.
For a more extensive introduction see this page on the Pureenergysystems site.
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My question after reading the paper was: What exactly is it that links the world of pure spirit with the world of matter? How does the information, the idea, take form in such a highly tangible way? What is the property that is a common denominator between the most tenuous levels of information being transmitted and 'imprinted' in the universe and all the resulting forms of matter, from the first sub-atomic particles to atoms, molecules, the DNA and on to stellar systems?
To me, it seems that spin and harmony must link the world of spirit, idea and information with the world of matter and physical existence.
Everything in this material universe seems to exhibit the characteristics of chirality, of spin, of vortex, somewhere in its structure. This is true of massive structures, such as galaxies and stellar systems, but it also shows in the pattern of growth of plants and animals. Spin or, as I called in an earlier article, vortex, definitely seems to play an important role in all physical manifestations, from electromagnetic phenomena to sub-atomic particles, from the beautiful patterns in certain life forms to the spirals of our DNA.
Another, more recent work Seeing Past The Edge, wher David Yurth explains how the physical stuff and Consciousness work, how they are inextricably coupled, and why it is inescapably clear that Consciousness is not the product of increasingly sophisticated complexity in the organization of matter.
Yurth explains how consciousness and physical matter couple to produce a universe that is eternal, evolving from the inside out, according to the rules of Self-organizing Criticality.
You can find a copy (a download) of Seeing Past The Edge on this page
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