As part of my previous post – “Quantum Mechanics vs. Consciousness”, some key questions were raised that could be important to a scientific understanding of spirituality. These questions are also the heart and soul of the current Cosmological Conundrum that includes paradoxes of quantum mechanics and its unexplained weirdness. Potential answers are provided based on Holistic Relativity (HR) theory.
The following questions are sincere and require some background knowledge of science to absorb the potential unexpected (out-of-the-box) answers based on Holistic Relativity (HR). These questions and answers involve integration of experience from the wisdom of the ages beyond the theory and experiment based approach of the mainstream science. I am providing the answers below with a well-realized risk of being mis-interpreted or pre-maturely judged to be inadequate since many of them may not be consistent with the current mainstream understanding and most of us are unable to clear our minds of the mainstream claims howsoever full of mysteries, unresolved paradoxes, inconsistencies, inaccuracies, unverifiable artifacts (muti-universes, multi-dimensions etc) not far from pseudo-science or metaphysics.
I humbly request to have patience and an open mind, and evaluate these answers free from the biases of the mainstream. Only then, one may be able to comprehend them and hopefully benefit spiritually as well.
Below are the answers as I best can answer from the Holistic Relativity perspective (For further details please refer to my book – The Hidden Factor):
Q1. What are the most fundamental entities that our Reality made is made of? Is it what you call Consciousness? If so is it quantized?
Mass/energy/space/time continuum is the fundamental entity of Reality. The various degrees of consciousness of the various observers see various specific quantized combinations of these four entities as their perceived relative realities/truths.
Q2. Is HR approach a background independent theory?
Is it fundamentally relational, spaceless and timeless. If so I am sure Newton, Einstein, Mach and Einstein will be proud in for the share of their victory.
HR is no different than the theory of relativity. HR equations are derivatives of the simplified specific and general relativity equations. HR maintains all mathematical features of relativity; hence all existing and new tests and observations to verify relativity equally apply to HR.
Q3. Is HR approach like the Loop Quantum Gravity approach take the Einstein’s general relativity as its vantage point to go down to integrate QM?….. My question is: Do you see a hope in Quantum loop gravity (Roger Penrose) approach which has a long way to go in it’s development..?
I am not intimately familiar with the detailed formulations of the Loop Quantum Gravity. All I can say it is not needed and redundant to explain the observed universe.
Further, I see no hope in quantum approach because of its fundamental fragmentation of the wholesome continuum of reality into isolated fragmented pieces – particles, strings etc. The sum of parts can never be the whole. A pile of fragmented bricks of Taj mahal is not Taj Mahal. A pile of all the physical constituents of human body is not a human being. Any evolution of fragmented reality is diverging by nature into greater and greater complexity due to an increase in entropy. Quantum reality by its very definition is “Discrete” and hence fragmented reality; so it will always be evolving with divergence with increasing chaos, complexity, and uncertainty without converging.
Q4. In HR, is entropy quantized also?
Each different state of relative mass/energy/space/time as perceived by various levels of consciousness of the observer has its own quantized entropy. However, for a fully conscious observer (the frame of reference V=C) representing the state of the zero-point energy, mass, space and time are fully dilated to zero dissolving all boundaries between matter, space, and time. With no boundaries and no mass/energy transfer across a boundary, there is no entropy increase. Such a state is fully isentropic zero entropy state of being of the universe as experienced by the fully conscious observer.
Q5. Does HR support a holographic universe (although speculative has strong indications)? String Theory is shown to naturally incorporate the holographic universe. A hypothetical Universe was shown mathematically to agree with string Theory.
No. Holograms are mere artifacts of the extrapolations of incomplete abstract mathematical constructs of fragmented realities. Just like an elephant is an illusory hologram to the blind touches of the blind observers, a holographic universe is an illusion of the peepholes of the incomplete theories (Quantum) of the fragmented pieces of reality.
Q6. Is Free-Will not illusory? An interesting question: Is Time Travel Possible in HR approach? If so how?
If there is any eternal reality or truth in the universe, that is free will or consciousness. The very existence of the universe and its natural laws are nothing but free will, they exist at their own without ant external cause. If there was no free will, there would be no universe, no scientists, and no science.
Time, as explained by relativity, is a relative reality in the frame of reference of matter alone. Similar to the relativity theory, HR explains the observations of the universe without any explicit consideration of an absolute time or clock in the wholesome universe. The mainstream science imposes or forces this constraint based upon its hypothetical extrapolation of the time measured in the matter domain to the entire universe, a big blunder that has no scientific basis. To date, no experiment has verified the existence of a universal time or clock that could specify a unique time –beginning, evolution, or ending for the whole universe.
Hence, time travel is only a relative reality or an illusion since there is no absolute time. Time travel in this material world seems to be a reality, and the very ego of us human beings tries to impose it on the universe and nature – an old habit not easy to get rid of.
“TIME as such is the most understood and misinterpreted and misapplied concept in the mainstream science.” A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME is the most unscientific characterization that a genuine scientist will never make, but (ironically) a mainstream scientist thrives upon.
Q7. How do you define the term ‘Consciousness’ and ‘spirituality’ in you approach?
I have already described consciousness in answers above.
Spirituality is the essence of the wisdom of the ages as experienced by and relayed by the great spiritual masters. In a nutshell, it is a complete dissolution of the ego or mind (mass) and merging into the One Wholesome zero-point energy – the consciousness. It is only experience-able but not measurable.
Q8. What is the Cosmology approach in HR? What scenario does it paint? Is it a) Classical Big Bang? b) Inflationary Cosmology c) Cyclical universe.
In HR cosmology, the universe is one single wholesome continuum of infinite number of specific mass/energy/ space/time states as perceived by various observers of varying degree of consciousness. As I explained earlier, there is one unique time in the wholesome continuum universe, hence it is eternal with no Big Bang beginning, inflation, evolution, cycling, or ending etc. The super luminous inflation is nothing but a desperate and incredible attempt of the mainstream cosmology to diffuse the Big ban singularity under the rug and forward a twisted, unverifiable, and relativity-violating concept to explain the uniformity of the observed microwave background radiation. HR eliminates the need for such a superstitious song and dance, which is no more than a pseudo-science in itself violating relativity.
Q9. Does HR resemble a scientific theory? Does it speculate on some possibilities that can be tested?
My book – The Hidden Factor includes comparison of HR predictions against several key observations of the universe. I recently submitted a paper to Physics Review showing good agreement with the recent supernova data exhibiting the accelerated expansion of the universe.
HR is more of a scientific theory than the String Theory, which has been now called by its very own originators – “NOT EVEN WRONG.” HR is more of a scientific theory than Quantum Mechanics (QM) because it provides mechanistic understanding of the paradoxes that have paralyzed QM to its core such as the Observer’s or Measurement Paradox, Multiple Universes, Multiple Dimensions, Quantum Gravity, Super luminous Inflation, Inconsistencies with relativity, Quantum Cosmology Observations, Myriad of Unknown or Unverifiable particles, Anti-matter that is nowhere to be found in a measurable stable state, Dark matter, Dark Energy or vacuum energy or cosmological constant, Big Ban singularity, etc etc. etc. – the list goes on.
As I explained earlier, HR is simply a straightforward application of the relativity theory and as such needs no additional verifications. It simply recognizes and integrates the previously excluded phenomenon of the spontaneous decay from the relativity theory. This phenomenon represents the missing physics, which has thrown the mainstream on a wild-geese chase of QM and its artifact paradoxes that are expected to keep diverging in time with no sign of convergence. Moreover, inclusion of the missing physics simply resolves the outstanding paradoxes of QM, relativity, and cosmology – what else one can ask from a theory?
The unfortunate deadlock in modern science/cosmology turns out to be a blessing in disguise for the practicing mainstream science/cosmology reaping billions of dollars of research funding in high energy physics. I am not holding my breath waiting for a change in the status quo of ignorance and madness; that would be fundamental conflict of interest for the mainstream science – who would be such a fool to cut the branch he/she is standing on?