Science and Consciousness by Robert Tabor
Cosmic Mysteries Explored
Diverse lines of scientific and other factual evidence is presented to advance the argument that various features of the cosmos including life forms and humans had not developed through a series of innumerable random accidents, but rather must have been shaped during several billion years of evolution by a natural cosmic matrix forming preferred structures. In addition to other evidence, reference is made to the ubiquitous spiritual characteristics of humans illustrated by many attributes which are impossible to rationalize as products only of random mutations coupled with biological evolution. One piece of evidence, among others discussed, refers to the ubiquitous development of the humanities in Eastern and Western cultures as well as equivalents in isolated primitive ones, proffering no adaptive advantage, argues it must have resulted from an essential quality of nature.
New ways of interpreting scientific descriptions are made questioning the widely held paradigm among scientists which views randomness as the exclusive structuring principle in nature. In Science and Consciousness, diverse lines of scientific and other factual evidence are presented to advance the argument that various features of the cosmos including life forms and humans had not developed through a series of innumerable random accidents, but rather must have been shaped during several billion years of evolution by a natural cosmic matrix to form preferred structures. Reference is made to the ubiquitous spiritual characteristics of humans, illustrated by many attributes, which are difficult to rationalize as products only of biological evolution. It is offered that the natural development of the humanities in Eastern and Western cultures as well as its equivalent in isolated primitive ones, proffering no adaptive advantage, suggests it to result from an essential quality of nature.
A possible mechanism for the Big Bang is proposed where it is viewed as a reordering of nature rather than a formation from nothingness. Reference is made to an entropy mystery where evolutionary flow appears as a spontaneous process over time when entropy should increase. However, life forms are increasingly complex, or ordered, and indicate a decrease in entropy. Evidence for answering the question of whether consciousness is a product or must be part of the cause is examined. Discussed is the fact that development of the human mind cannot be rationalized on the basis of adaptation alone. After Homo sapiens emerged from the "wild" and settled into sophisticated urban centers, adaptation seemed no longer an operative process. Advancement of the mind, cognition and consciousness would seem to be only able to proceed further by some other mechanism than adaptation such as some kind of genotypic progression or self organization of genes or chromosomes themselves.
Other evidence pointing to a cosmic matrix or "sub space" structure is that of the perceptions of such concepts as dark "matter", dark "energy", and 'bizarre" aspects of quantum mechanics and many examples of what had been tentatively termed "self organization" to form universal structures such as atoms.
About the Author: Robert Tabor earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Case Western Reserve University. His background as a research scientist formed the basis for his exploration into philosophy and metaphysics to develop new insights based on his observations and unique perspectives Contact Information: Rtablink@aol.com
Publisher: Book Surge Publishing (Amazon, Inc), ISBN-13: 9781439222379, 80 Pages, Price $ 9.98 - 15.00.
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