General Science and Philosophy

1204 Submissions

[3] viXra:1204.0045 [pdf] submitted on 2012-04-12 21:49:32

Natural Operators, Social Operators and Symbolic Operators

Authors: Mark Burgin, Joseph E. Brenner
Comments: 45 Pages.

Operators, as both conceptual and physical entities, are found throughout the world as a common feature of human mind, nature and society. As a reflection, operators are the basic tool in physics, quantum chemistry and genetics, playing an important role in other sciences. Operators, and what they operate, their substrates, targets or operands, have a wide variety of forms, functions and properties. We systematize and study operators which range from the most abstract formal structures and symbols in mathematics and standard logic to real entities, human and non-human, and are responsible for effecting changes at both the individual and social level. The emphasis of this paper is on the analysis and characterization of relations between natural operators and operators in science. This allows us to explain the success of the operator approach in physics. By focusing on the nature and properties of operators in science and technology, we also acquire a possibility to achieve a more rigorous logical discussion of cognitive processes in the knowledge-centered information society. In this paper, we build an extensive classification of operators, demonstrate abundance of natural operators, explain how information operates in nature, analyze operators as a theoretical tool and describe to what extent a machine can be an operator. Studying self-operation, we explicate common features of several important phenomena, such as self-organization, self-regulation and self-management. Among our conclusions, we conjecture that the natural-social operator split provides a key criterion for determining what entities may be considered autonomous, morally responsible agents.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[2] viXra:1204.0039 [pdf] submitted on 2012-04-10 16:25:49

Universe from Nothing…Does Talking About Nothing Make Any Sense?

Authors: Leonardo Rubino
Comments: 4 Pages. English + Italian.

Often, and especially in the last days, there is who talks about a Universe which appears from “nothing”; but does talking about nothing make any sense? Moreover, is it possible to imagine a perfect nothing? We will see that it’s exactly in those questions that one can find the legitimation for the Universe and for the physical consistency of its existence.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1] viXra:1204.0001 [pdf] submitted on 2012-04-01 04:41:14

The Physical Universe as a Quantum Information Structure

Authors: Peter Kohut
Comments: 30 Pages.

The information essence of the Universe dominates over its physical aspect. Its dynamic hierarchic information structure is a manifestation of a divine Mind with its Idea (Intelligence), so the Universe is rational and comprehensible for us. Our individual consciousness as a part of universal consciousness of God deals with information carried by energy. Only consciousness can give the real sense to information coming to us from the objective world through energy supporters. Divine universal as well as our individual consciousness (subject) create the internal side of the Universe reflecting its external side (object) represented by structured quantum energy as a holder of divine information structure and architecture. Information encodes the creative power of consciousness. The physical Universe (non-living and living Nature) with its unbelievably rich information contents is a true food for our senses and our mind in the process of our conscious cognition and creativity.
Category: General Science and Philosophy