“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
–Alfred North Whitehead

Lecture by Prof. Brian Swimme – “Another Step Forward: Navigating a Seamless Universe”

Cosmologist Brian Swimme will be presenting at the PCC Forum at CIIS in San Francisco, CA this Friday, April 27th at 6:30pm in room 565. The lecture is free and open to the public.






One response to “Lecture by Prof. Brian Swimme – “Another Step Forward: Navigating a Seamless Universe””

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    This lecture by Professor Brian Swimme takes seriously the concern expressed by the molecular biologist Sir C P Snow, during his 1959 Rede Lecture at Cambridge University. Snow argued that
    the 20th Century understanding of the second law of thermodynamics was creating a widening gulf between modern science and the ethos of the Classical Greek Humanities. He advocated that the construction of a bridge between the sciences and the arts was necessary to prevent the collapse of civilisation. This ethos can be considered to belong to the Platonic Science for Ethical Ends. The Pythagorean introduction of the properties of light to the resonating effect of the Greek Music of the Spheres upon atomic movement within the human metabolism, influenced the mathematics of Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa during the 15th Century. His work inspired research into the properties of an electromagnetic Ethic sought for during the 18th and 19th Centuries by scholars such as Kant,
    Humboldt, Oersted and Schelling. During the 20th Century, Montessori, de Chardin, the Nobel Laureate Szent-Gyorgyi, and Snow all stressed the need to modify the accepted fixed reasoning concerning the universal functioning of the second law of thermodynamics.

    Einstein referred to the second law as the Premier law of all science. His colleague, Sir Arthur Eddington called it the Supreme metaphysical law of the entire universe. This religious persuasion explains why the discovery last century, of Sir Isaac Newton’s unpublished papers, which held the conviction that the mechanical description of the universe needed to be completed by a more natural profound philosophy, were condemned by influential people as being an insane criminal heresy, causing a cancellation of a multi million pound research program designed to investigate for new negentropic technologies. Newton had based his conviction upon the physics of particle movement, which also upheld the Science for ethical ends. This concept was compatible with Schelling’s modification to Kant’s search for an electromagnetic ethic. Kant did not hold movement to be an a priori property of space-time reality.

    With the aid of various independent scientists our Science-Art Research Centre of Australia agreed with the proposal that the sought for ethical technology belonged to the feminine electromagnetic properties of the liquid crystal construction of the membrane of the ovum, which morphed the electromagnetic motor driving the sperm, into a centriole. The subsequent field, then energises the first bone created in the embryo, the sphenoid bone, to instruct the electromagnetic functioning of consciousness, as explained in the book Interference, written by our colleague Dr Richard Merrick at the University of Texas. The new chemistry, is now referred to as Platonic Fullerene Chemistry. This is because the mathematics derived by Buckminster Fuller for the construction of his synergistic universe, in defiance of the now obsolete understanding of the second law, was derived directly from Plato’s spiritual (holographic) optical engineering principles. This is explained by Harvard University’s Novatis Professor, Amy Robertson in her on line book The Fuller Explanation.

    Fuller, in his book Utopia or Oblivion considered it probable that artists would help to construct C P Snow’s bridge to unite science with the arts. After some two thousand years of trying to derive an optimum political science from the writings of the Platonic tradition of Greek philosophy, rigorous sustainable examples of Aristotle’s attempt to derive a science to guide ennobling government does not seem to have emerged. However, nanotechnology can observe rigorous quantum biological functioning within the molecule of emotion, discovered in 1972 by Dr Candace Pert, now being associated with the newly emerging Platonic Fullerene Chemistry. Kant’s art-appreciation theory, aesthetics, can be now linked to quantum biology to explain Schelling and Oersted’s electromagnetic ethic through the process of quantum entanglement with quantum mechanics.

    Over a several hundred years the deliberate fusing of ethics into the original format of Anaxagoras’ Nous, altered it from a non-living symmetrical mathematical expression to one of a dynamical electromagnetic fractal expression, extending its evolutionary life-logic to infinity in contradiction to last century’s understanding of entropic logic. The Centre’s published prediction, made in China in 2001, that the protein enfolding within DNA demonstrated this Golden Mean geometrical dance of life (Fuller’s sub-atomic Jitterbug) became recognised as a major thermodynamic mathematical discovery last year by two Chinese scientists. Szent-Georgyi’s insistence that consciousness evolved by an interaction with entropic energy suggested that the change in the mathematical structure of the Nous was an act of observer participancy. The Centre located 3-D ChromaDepth glasses, constructed upon asymmetrical electromagnetic optical properties, in order to view the computer images within the book The Beauty of Fractals-Images of Complex Dynamical Systems. As predicted, the images depicted holographic-like images similar to those of the abstracts paintings by its artists. In the chapter entitled Freedom, Science,and Aesthetics, Professor Gert Eilenberger wrote, “That is part of the excitement surrounding these pictures: they demonstrate that out of research an inner connection, a bridge, can be made between rational scientific insight and emotional aesthetic appeal; these two modes of cognition of the human species are beginning to concur in their estimation of what constitutes nature”. That bridge is in fact the one that Snow and Fuller wrote about, providing a more astute neurological basis than the excitement surrounding the images.

    In Australia a few years ago, the Centre realised that it was unlikely to obtain further international peer reviewed recognition than that which the IEEE SPIE Milestone Series provided in 1990, when its Music of the Spheres life energy mathematics was selected for reprinting for the discovery of new laws governing optimum biological growth and development through space-time. It was decided to gain an alternative methodology to publish its theories. By Googling Platonic Fullerene Chemistry, several hundred search results come up. All of them originate from the Centre’s Ezinearticles Diamond Status copyright authorship. By reading the online original articles, a general understanding of the attempt to reunite the culture of the arts with modern science can be examined.

    The Centre developed a Humanities Science-Art Social Cradle strategy to try and assist the more sophisticated and rigorous research work of the Florentine New Measurement of Humanity Project, directed by the quantum chemists Paolo Manzelli and Massimo Pregnolato, awarded the 2010 Giorgi Napolitano Medal on behalf of the Republic of Italy, for their discoveries in quantum biology. This resulted in the current publishing of the book The 21st Century Renaissance.

    The book has been endorsed by a UNESCO Chair for World Peace, a UN node of their Millennium Futures Research & Development initiative and the Electrical Engineer who directed the construction of the Telefunken Communications System in Europe. A chapter by a Dr of International Law is included in which Kant, Schelling, Oested and Humboldlt’s ethical considerations have been summarised for an introduction for UNESCO and UN to include relevant policies for the betterment of the global human condition.

    Professor Brian Swimme’s objectives may well gather considerable momentum through the Humanities, if associated colleagues, familiar with the urgency of Sir C P Snow’s warning about the acceleration of entropic chaos through an obsolete obsessive understanding of the second law, saw fit to review this book accordingly.

    Professor Robert Pope.

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