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Athene’s Theory

Of Everything
CHAPTER 1
GOD IS IN THE NEURONS

The human brain is a network of approximately one hundred billion


neurons. Different experiences create different neural connections which
bring about different emotions. And depending on which neurons get
stimulated, certain connections become stronger and more efficient,
while others may become weaker. This is what’s called neuroplasticity.

Someone who trains to be a musician will create stronger neural


connections that link the two hemispheres of the brain in order to be
musically creative. Virtually any sort of talent or skill can be created
through training.

Rüdiger Gamm, who was a self-admitted ‘hopeless student’, used to fail at


basic math and went on to train his abilities and became a famous ‘human
calculator’, capable of performing extremely complex mathematics.

Rationality and emotional resilience work the same way. These are neural
connections that can be strengthened. Whatever you are doing you are
doing at any time, you are physically modifying your brain to become
better at it. Since this is a foundational mechanism of the brain, being self-
aware can greatly enrich our life experience.

Part 1: Social Neuroscience

Specific neurons and neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine, trigger a


defensive state when we feel that our thoughts have to be protected from
the influence of others. If we are then confronted with differences in
opinion, the chemicals that are released in the brain are the same ones
that try to ensure our survival in dangerous situations. In this defensive
state, the more primitive part of the brain interferes with rational thinking
and the limbic system can knock out most of our working memory,
physically causing ‘narrow-mindedness’.

We see this in the politics of fear, in the strategy of poker players or


simply when someone is stubborn in a discussion. No matter how valuable
an idea is, the brain has trouble processing it when it is in such a state. On
a neural level, it reacts as if we’re being threatened, even if this threat
comes from harmless opinions or facts that we may otherwise find helpful
and could rationally agree with.

But when we express ourselves and our views are appreciated, these
‘defense chemicals’ decrease in the brain and dopamine
neurotransmission activates the reward neurons, making us feel
empowered and increasing our self-esteem. Our beliefs have a profound
impact on our body chemistry, this is why placebos can be so effective.

Self-esteem or self-belief is closely link to the neurotransmitter serotonin.


When the lack of it takes on severe proportions, it often leads to
depression, self-destructive behavior or even suicide. Social validation
increases the levels of dopamine and serotonin in the brain and allows us
to let go of emotional fixations and become self-aware more easily.

Part 2: Mirror Neurons & Consciousness

Social psychology often looks at the basic human need to fit in and calls
this the ‘normative social influence’. When we grow up, our moral and
ethical compass is almost entirely forged by our environment, so our
actions are often a result of the validation we get, from society.

But new developments in neuroscience are giving us a better


understanding of culture and identity.

Recent neurological research has confirmed the existence of empathetic


mirror neurons. When we experience an emotion or perform an
action, specific neurons fire. But when we observe someone else
performing this action or when we imagine it, many of the same neurons
will fire again, as if we were performing the action ourselves.

These empathy neurons connect us to other people, allowing us to feel


what others feel. And since these neurons respond to our imagination, we
can experience emotional feedback from them as if it came from someone
else. This system is what allows us to self-reflect.

“The mirror neuron does not know the difference between it


and others ...and is the reason why we are so dependent of
social validation and why we want to fit in” - V. S.
Ramachandran
We are in a constant duality between how we see ourselves and how
others see us. This can result in confusion in terms of identity and self-
esteem. And brain scans show that we experience these negative
emotions even before we are aware of them.

But when we are self-aware, we can alter misplaced emotions because we


control the thoughts that cause them. This is a neurochemical
consequence of how memories become labeled when retrieved and how
they are restored through protein synthesis.

Self-observing profoundly changes the way our brain works. It activates


the self-regulating neo-cortical regions, which gives us an incredible
amount of control over our feelings. Every time we do this, our rationality
and emotional resilience are strengthened.

When we’re not being self-aware, most of our thoughts and actions are
impulsive and the idea that we are randomly reacting and not making
conscious choices is instinctively frustrating. The brain resolves this by
creating explanations for our behavior and physically rewriting it into our
memories through memory reconsolidation, making us believe that we
were in control of our actions.

This is also called backward rationalization, and it can leave most of our
negative emotions unresolved and ready to be triggered at any time. They
become a constant fuel to our confusion as our brain will keep trying to
justify why we behaved irrationally.

All this complex and almost schizophrenic subconscious behavior is the


result of a vastly parallel distributed system in our brain.

“There is no specific center of consciousness, the appearance of


a unity is, in fact, each of these separate circuits being enabled
and being expressed at one particular moment in time” - Joseph
E. LeDoux

Our experiences are constantly changing our neural connections,


physically altering the parallel system that is our consciousness. Direct
modifications to this can have surreal consequences that bring into
question what and where consciousness really is.
“If your left cerebral hemisphere were to be disconnected
to the right, as is the case in split-brain patients, you
would normally still be able to talk and think from the left
hemisphere, while your right hemisphere would have very
limited cognitive capacities. Your left brain will not miss
the right part, even though this profoundly changes your
perception. One consequence of this is that you can no
longer describe the right half of someone’s face. But you’ll
never mention it, you’ll never see it as a problem or
realize that something has changed” - Joseph E. LeDoux

“Since this affects more than just your perception of the


real world and also applies to your mental images, it is not
just a sensory problem, but a fundamental change in your
consciousness” - V. S. Ramachandra

Part 3: God Is In The Neurons

Each neuron has a voltage which can change when ions flow in or out of
the cell. Once a neuron’s voltage has reached a certain level, it will fire an
electrical signal to other cells, which will repeat the process. When many
neurons fire at the same time, we can measure these changes in the form
of a wave. Brainwaves underpin almost everything going on in our minds,
including memory, attention and even intelligence. As they oscillate at
different frequencies, they get classified in bands, such as alpha, theta and
gamma. Each are associated with different tasks. Brainwaves allow brain
cells to tune in to the frequency corresponding to their particular task,
while ignoring irrelevant signals, similar to how a radio hones in on
different waves to pick up radio stations.

“The transfer of information between neurons becomes optimal


when their activity is synchronized. This is the same reason why
we experience cognitive dissonance, the frustration caused by
simultaneously holding two contradictory ideas” - Karl
Deisseroth

Will is merely the drive to reduce dissonance between each of our active
neural circuits. Evolution can be seen as the same process, where nature
tries to adapt, or ‘resonate’ with its environment. By doing so, it evolved
to a point where it became self-aware and began to ponder its own
existence. When a person faces the paradox of wanting purpose while
thinking that human existence is meaningless, cognitive dissonance
occurs.

Throughout history, this has led many to reach for spiritual and religious
guidance, challenging science, as it failed to give answers to existential
questions, such as: “Why or what am I?”

Part 4: I am Athene

The left cerebral hemisphere is largely responsible for creating a coherent


belief system, in order to maintain a sense of continuity towards our lives.
New experiences get folded into the pre-existing belief system. When they
don’t fit, they are simply denied. Counter-balancing this is the right
cerebral hemisphere, which has the opposite tendency. Whereas the left
hemisphere tries to preserve the model, the right hemisphere is
constantly challenging the status quo. When the discrepant anomalies
become too large, the right hemisphere forces a revision in our world
view.

However, when our beliefs are too strong, the right hemisphere may not
succeed in overriding our denial. This can create a profound confusion
when mirroring others. When the neural connections that physically
define our belief system are not strongly developed or active, then our
consciousness, the unity of all the separate active circuits at that moment,
may consist mainly of activity related to our mirror neurons. Just as when
we experience hunger, our consciousness consists mostly of other neural
interactions for consuming food.

This is not the result of some core ‘self’ giving commands to different
cerebral areas. All the different parts of the brain become active and
inactive and interact without a core. Just as the pixels on a screen can
express themselves as a recognizable image when in unity, the
convergence of neural interaction expresses itself as consciousness.

At every moment, we are, in fact, a different image. A different entity


when mirroring, when hungry, when reading this document. Every second,
we become different persons as we go through different states.
When we use our mirror neurons to look at ourselves, we may construct
the idea of identity. But if we do this with our scientific understandings,
we see something completely different.

The neural synergies that produce our oscillating consciousness go far


beyond our own neurons. We are equally the result of cerebral
hemispheres interacting electrochemically, as we are of the senses
connecting our neurons to other neurons in our environment. Nothing is
external. This is not a hypothetical philosophy, it is the basic property of
mirror neurons, which allow us to understand ourselves through others.
Seeing this neural activity as your own, while excluding the environment,
would be a misconception.

Our superorganismal features are also reflected in evolution, where our


survival as primates relied on our collective abilities.

“Over time, the neocortical regions evolved to permit the


modulation of primitive instincts and the overriding of
hedonistic impulses for the benefit of the group” - John
Cacioppo

Our selfish genes have come to promote reciprocal social behaviors in


superorganismal structures, effectively discarding the notion of ‘survival of
the fittest’.

The brain’s neural activity resonates most coherently when there is no


dissonance between these advanced new cerebral regions and the older
more primitive ones. What we traditionally call ‘selfish tendencies’ is only
a narrow interpretation of what self-serving behavior entails, wherein
human characteristics are perceived through the flawed paradigm of
identity... instead of through a scientific view on what we are: a
momentary expression of an ever-changing unity with no center.

The psychological consequences of this as an objective belief system allow


self-awareness without attachment to the imagined self, causing dramatic
increases in mental clarity, social conscience, self-regulation and what’s
often described as ‘being in the moment’.

The common cultural belief has mostly been that we need a narrative, a
diachronic view on our life, to establish moral values. But with our current
understandings of the empathic and social nature of the brain, we now
know that a purely scientific view, with no attachment to our identity or
‘story’, yields a far more accurate, meaningful and ethical paradigm than
our anecdotal values.

This is logical, since our traditional tendency to define as imaginary


individualistic constants neurally wires and designs the brain towards
dysfunctional cognitive processes, such as compulsive labeling and the
psychological need to impose expectations.

Practical labeling underpins all forms of interactions in our daily lives. But
by psychologically labeling the self as internal and the environment as
external, we constrain our own neurochemical processes and experience a
deluded disconnection.

Growth and its evolutionary side-effects, such as happiness and


fulfillment, are stimulated when we are not being labeled in our
interactions. We may have many different views and disagree with one
another in practical terms, but interactions that nevertheless accept us for
who we are, without judgment, are neuropsychological catalysts that wire
the human brain to acknowledge others and accept rationally verified
belief systems without dissonance.

Stimulating this type of neural activity and interaction alleviates the need
for distraction or entertainment, and creates cycles of constructive
behavior in our environment. Sociologists have established that
phenomena such as obesity and smoking, emotions and ideas, spread and
ripple through society in much the same way that electric signals of
neurons are transferred when their activity is synchronized.

We are a global network of neurochemical reactions. And the self-


amplifying cycle of acceptance and acknowledgment, sustained by the
daily choices of our interactions, is the chain-reaction that will ultimately
define our collective ability to overcome imagined differences and look at
life in the grand scheme of things.
CHAPTER 2
THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS

Over the past century, many groundbreaking discoveries have led to


scientific paradigm shifts in our understanding of the world.

Einstein’s theory of relativity revealed how time and space are the same
fabric, while Niels Bohr’s research helped us understand the building
blocks of matter through quantum physics, a realm that only exists as “an
abstract physical description”. Afterwards, Louis De Broglie discovered
that all matter, and not just photons or electrons, has a quantized
wave/particle-duality. These breakthroughs have led to new schools of
thought about the nature of reality and have inspired popular
metaphysical and pseudoscientific theories, such as the human mind
being able to command the universe through positive thinking. However
attractive, these theories have no verifiable evidence and can slow down
scientific progress.

Einstein’s laws of special and general relativity are applied in modern day
technologies, such as GPS satellites, where the accuracy of calculations
would drift more than 7 miles per day if consequences such as time
dilation would not be taken into account. Time dilation is best illustrated
by how moving clocks run slower. Other implications of relativity are:
length contraction, meaning that objects in motion decrease in length &
the relativity of simultaneity, it is impossible to say, in an absolute sense,
whether two events occur at the same time when they are separated in
space.

Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. This means that if a bar
of ten light-seconds long would be pushed forward, it would take ten
seconds before the action can take place on the other side. Without this
time interval of ten seconds, the bar does not exist in its entirety. This is
not due to our limitations as observers, but due to an inherent
consequence of relativity, where time and space are interconnected and
cannot exist without each other.

Quantum physics provides a mathematical description of much of the


wave/particle-duality and interactions of energy and matter. It departs
from classical physics, primarily at the atomic and sub-atomic scales. The
mathematical formulations are abstract and the implications are often
non-intuitive.

A quantum is the minimum unit of any physical entity involved in an


interaction. The elementary particles are the basic building blocks of the
universe. They are the particles which all other particles are made of.
While, in classical physics, we can always split things into smaller bits, for
quanta this is impossible. As a result, the quantum world presents many
unique phenomena that cannot be explained through classical laws, such
as quantum entanglement, the photoelectric effect, Compton scattering
and many more.

There are many exotic interpretations of our quantized world. The most
widely accepted among physicists include the Copenhagen interpretation
and the many-worlds interpretation. Current trends show substantial
competition from alternative interpretations, such as the holographic
universe.

Part 1: De Broglie’s Equations

While both quantum physics and Einstein’s laws of relativity are essential
to our scientific understandings of the universe, there are many unsolved
scientific problems and, thus far, no unifying theory. Some of the current
questions are:

- Why is there more observable matter than anti-matter in the universe?


- What is the nature of the arrow of time?
- What is the origin of mass?

One of the most important keys to finding the answer to these problems
are De Broglie’s equations, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in
physics.
This formula shows how all matter has a wave/particle-duality, meaning
that there are moments in which it behaves as a wave and others where it
behaves as a particle. The formula combines Einstein’s famous E=mc²
equation with the quantized nature of energy. Experimental evidence
includes the interference pattern of C60 fullerene molecules in a double-
slit experiment.

The fact that our consciousness itself seems to be made up out of


quantized particles has been the subject of many mystical theories. And
while the relation between quantum mechanics and consciousness is
unlikely to be as magical as recent esoteric movies and literature claim,
there is nevertheless a profound implication.

As De Broglie’s equations apply to all matter, we can fundamentally


establish that C equals hf, where C stands for consciousness, h for the
constant of Planck and f for frequency.

C is responsible for what we experience as the now, a quantized or


minimum unit of an interaction. The sum of all moments C up until the
current moment is what shapes our concept of life. This is not a
philosophical or theoretical statement but an inherent consequence of all
matter and energy being quantized. The formula shows how life and death
are abstract constructions of C.

Another consequence of De Broglie’s equations is that the rate at which


matter or energy fluctuates and acts like a wave or a particle is relative to
the frequency of the frame of reference. Increases in the frequency due to
velocity are relative to others and bring about phenomena such as time
dilation. The underlying reason is the unaffected experience of time
relative to the reference frame where space and time are properties of
quanta and not the other way around.

Part 2: Anti-matter & Unperturbed Time

Large Hadron Collider, Switzerland

Antiparticles are created everywhere in the universe where high-energy


particle collisions take place. This process is artificially simulated in particle
accelerators. When matter is created, anti-matter is created
simultaneously, hence why the lack of anti-matter in the universe is one of
the biggest unsolved questions in physics to date.

When we trap antiparticles through electromagnetic fields, we can study


their properties. The quantum state of particles and antiparticles can be
interchanged by applying the charge conjugation (C), parity (P), and time
reversal (T) operators. If a physicist whose body was made of anti-matter,
would do experiments in a laboratory also made of anti-matter, using
chemicals and substances made of antiparticles, he would find almost
exactly the same results as his matter counterpart. But when they would
merge, immense energy would be released proportional to their mass.

Very recently, Fermilab discovered how quanta such as mesons are


switching 3 trillion times per second from matter to anti-matter. When we
study the universe from a quantized frame of reference C, we have to take
into account all experimental evidence that applies to quanta. This
includes how matter and anti-matter are created simultaneously in
particle accelerators and how mesons switch back and forth between one
and the other.

This has significant consequences when applied to C. From a quantum


perspective, every instance of C has an anti-C. This explains the missing
symmetry or anti-matter in the universe and is closely related to the
arbitrary choice of emitter and absorber in the Wheeler-Feynman Time-
Symmetric theory.

The unperturbed time t in the uncertainty principle is the required time or


cycle for quanta to exist. Similar as observed in mesons, our personal
experience of time or interval of the current moment reaches its threshold
when C is canceled out by anti-C. C’s interpretation of this single self-
annihilating moment is framed within an abstract arrow of time.

If we want to define interaction and look at the basic properties of the


wave/particle-duality of quanta, all interactions would consist of
interference and resonance. But since this isn’t enough to explain the
fundamental forces, we’re required to use different models. This includes
the standard model which mediates the dynamics of the known subatomic
particles through force-carriers and Einstein’s general relativity which
describes macroscopic phenomena such as the orbits of planets which
follow a curvature or ellipse in space and helix in space-time.

But Einstein’s model of space-time doesn’t hold up on quantum levels and


the standard model needs additional force-carriers to explain the origin of
mass. Without success, a unification of both models or theory of
everything has been subject of much research.

Part 3: Theory of Everything

Quantum mechanics is merely mathematical descriptions and their


practical implications are often counter-intuitive. Classical concepts such
as length, time, mass and energy can also be approached with similar
descriptions. By building on De Broglie’s equations, we can substitute
these concepts with abstract vectors. This is a probability oriented
approach towards the basic and already existing concepts in physics that
allows us to unify quantum mechanics with Einstein’s relativity.
a) Quanta & Continuity

De Broglie’s equations show how all reference frames are quantized,


including all matter and energy. Particle accelerators have demonstrated
that matter and anti-matter are always created simultaneously. The
paradox of how reality can emerge from abstract building blocks that
annihilate each other can be explained by using these quanta as the frame
of reference.

In a simplified analogy: we need to look at things through the eyes of a


photon.

The reference frame is always a quantum and defines how space-time is


quantized, when it ‘increases’ or ‘decreases’, space-time ‘increases’ or
‘decreases’ as well. This is reflected in quantum mechanics as the
mathematical description of the probability amplitude of the wave
function or Einstein’s relativity as time dilation and length contraction.

For a quantized frame of reference, mass and energy can only be defined
as abstract probabilities or, if we want to be more concrete and establish
a mathematical framework, as vectors which can only exist when we
assume an arrow of time. They can be derived as resonance and
interference with the reference frame, which defines the minimum unit of
space-time constant c, equivalent to the constant of Planck in quantum
mechanics.

Experiments show how conversion of matter into energy through its anti-
matter brings about gamma rays with the exact opposite momentum.
What seems to be a conversion, is the ratio between opposite vectors
interpreted as distance and time, matter and anti-matter, mass and
energy or interference and resonance within the abstract arrow of time of
C.

The sum of opposite vectors is always zero, this is the reason for the
symmetry or conservation laws in physics or why, at the speed of c, time
and space are zero due to length contraction and time dilation. A
consequence is the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, which states that
certain pairs of physical properties, such as position and momentum
cannot be known simultaneously to high precision.
In a sense, a single particle is its own field.

This does not explain our sense of continuity, where C cancels itself out
within its own required interval. But when these vectors are exponentially
amplified or accelerated relative to and within the abstract arrow of time,
the underlying mathematical algorithms, also describing the fundamental
forces, can bring about a consistent reality and have abstract building
blocks.

This is why the harmonic motion equations are used in many fields of
physics involving periodic phenomena, such as quantum mechanics and
electrodynamics or why Einstein’s equivalence principle, used to derive
the model of space-time, states that there is no difference between
gravity and acceleration. Because gravity is only a force when interpreted
relative to an oscillating frame of reference. This can be illustrated with a
logarithmic spiral curve being reduced to a helix curve by the reference
frame, making objects spin and move in orbits.

Visually simplified, two amplified or growing apples will be interpreted to


attract each other when observed by an amplified reference frame, as the
size seems unaffected.

The opposite occurs with interference. In a simplified analogy, the


increase or decrease in the size of objects as we get closer or further
away, is determined by the shift in vectors of the reference frame, similar
to how a radio hones in on different waves to pick up radio stations. This
also applies to the influence of gravity.

In essence, independently of any reference frame, there are no


fundamental forces. All interactions within our abstract continuity can be
mathematically derived through interference and resonance, as long as
the ever changing and fluctuating minimum unit or quantum, being the
frame of reference, is taken into account.

Experimental evidence includes the unseen effect in the standard model,


where we can see the force-effect but not the actual force-carriers.

b) Quantum Superposition
The consistent continuity in reality does not require quanta to have any
specific sequence in time. A quantum is not subject to any notion of space
or time and can occupy all of its possible quantum states simultaneously.
This is called quantum superposition and has been demonstrated in
experiments such as the double slit experiment or quantum teleportation,
where every electron in the universe for example could be the exact same
one.

The only requirement for an abstract arrow of time and consistent


continuity or reality is the algorithm describing the pattern or abstract
sequence of vectors. Since this continuity brings about our ability to be
self-aware it inherently makes us subject to its mathematical
consequences: the fundamental laws of physics.

Interaction is merely an interpretation of what is essentially an abstract


pattern. This is why quantum mechanics can only provide mathematical
descriptions, since it can only describe patterns within infinite
probabilities. When a probability is expressed as C, the information
necessary to describe the current moment or probability amplitude of C is
also what embodies the arrow of time. The nature of the arrow of time is
one of the biggest unsolved problems in physics and has been responsible
for many new popular interpretations.

The holographic principle for example, a property of quantum gravity and


string theories, theorizes how the entire universe can be seen as an
information structure of only two dimensions.

c) Time

We traditionally associate the notion of an arrow of time with the


sequence of events that we experience through the arrangement of short-
term and long-term memories. We can only have memories about the
past and not about the future and we’ve always assumed that this reflects
the flow of time. Scientists only began to question this logic when
discoveries in quantum mechanics demonstrated that some phenomena
are not bound by our notion of time and that our concept of it is nothing
more than our perception of the change in observable values. This is also
reflected in time dilation and length contraction, which are part of the
reason why Einstein established that time and space are the same fabric.
In an absolute sense, the notion of time does not differ from the notion of
distance. Seconds are equal to light-seconds but cancel each other out. To
clarify: With distance and time being each other’s opposites, the passing
of time can be interpreted as the distance that the hands of a clock travel
as they move in a direction that is opposite to time. As they move forward
in distance, they effectively travel backwards in what we would call time.

This is also why any single separate minimum unit of experience is always
instantly annihilated within a timeless now. This understanding sets the
record straight between wave function collapse and quantum
decoherence.

Concepts such as life and death are mere intellectual constructs. And any
speculative spiritual ideas of an afterlife that takes place in a realm where
the rigid mathematical underpinnings of this reality come to an end are
equally fabricated.

An important cosmological consequence is that the Big Bang theory,


where the universe is traced back to one point by looking at the past, is a
misconception. The traditional assumption of space-time, where space is
three-dimensional and time plays the role of a fourth dimension is
inaccurate. If we would want to study the origin of the universe we would
actually have to look ‘forward’, since C’s time vector direction is opposite
to the arrow of distance, from which we perceive an expanding universe.
Although this temporal mapping of the universe will only yield abstract
concepts with no relation to its quantum underpinnings.

Experimental evidence includes the accelerating expanding universe,


following what is known to be an inverse or time-reversed black hole
metric, as well as the many problems related to the Big Bang theory such
as the horizon problem.

d) Neurological Implications

These derivations could bring up questions about free will, since


awareness seems to only take place after the action within our perception
of time. Most neurological investigations that have shed light on this
question show that action is indeed taken before becoming conscious of
it. But a deterministic point of view is based on an erroneous concept of
time, as is illustrated by the mathematical probability descriptions in
quantum mechanics.

These understandings will be relevant for future neurological research,


since they show how any neural circuit is a vector with direction,
underpinning cognitive dissonance and interference or resonance within
C. The ability to understand and alter these directions, acquired through
billions of years of evolution, confirms how important our belief systems
are in expanding our awareness and how they affect our working memory,
which is responsible for the extent to which we can make connections and
for the neural processes that create meaning. It also explains how artificial
awareness will require a network of independent processors instead of a
linear sequence of complex algorithms.

e) A Limited Interpretation

Athene’s grand unification is one solution that unifies quantum physics


and Einstein’s theory of relativity. While it answers many problems in
physics such as the ones listed here, it is my limited interpretation of his
first months of scientific research. Whatever the outcome, it is clear that
we have entered an era where science is open to everyone. And if we can
preserve unfiltered access to a neutral Internet, we can test the validity of
our ideas, we can enhance our imagination by making new correlations,
and we can be part of the evolution of our understandings of the universe
and of the mind.

EPILOGUE

In quantum mechanics we have learned to approach reality differently and


see everything as probabilities instead of certainties. In a mathematical
sense, anything is possible. As well as in science as in our daily lives, the
extent to which we can calculate or figure out probabilities is determined
by our intellectual capability to recognize patterns. The less biased we are,
the clearer we can identify these patterns and base our actions on
reasonable probabilities. Since it’s in the very nature of our brain’s left
hemisphere to deny ideas that do not fit into our current paradigm, the
more attached we are to a belief system, the less able we are to make
conscious choices for ourselves. But by observing this process, we expand
our awareness and enhance our free will.
It is said that wisdom comes with age, but with openness and skepticism,
the key principles of the scientific method, we don’t need decades of trial
and error to sort out which of our convictions may be improbable. The
question is not whether our beliefs are right or wrong, but whether or not
being emotionally attached to them is more or less likely going to benefit
us. There is no such thing as a free choice while being emotionally
attached to a belief system. The moment we are self-aware enough to
realize this, we can truly work together to figure out the real odds of what
will benefit us the most.

“The evolution of quantum mechanics has been one of


unprecedented skeptical scrutiny towards our classical scientific
paradigms. The self-awareness and willingness to revise our
hypotheses, which are constantly challenged in science and
humanity, will determine the extent to which we gain deeper
understandings into the mind and the universe”.

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