Wednesday, July 04, 2012

A Boson for every universe; but what about a "free Will agent"?

So, the boson postulated by Peter Higgs seems to exist, and may well have been the cinder that sparked the Big Bang.

The boson is said to be the particle that enables all the familiar macro charged and neutral particles of modern physics to have rest mass (usually).

A  different boson would generate a different universe with different physical constants. 

Appropriately structured, fundamental forces and energy give rise to matter and the physical world. Then elementary matter builds the chemical world, which in turn, when conditions are permissive, builds a biological world. And a biological world can then generate consciousness, and beings with fre will. 

Although entropy would demand that living things eventually age and die (and therefore must reproduce), it’s not clear that consciousness, or an agent of free will, can ever disappear.  Maybe it can re-emerge in another universe.  The point of biological systems is to slow down entropy, eventually by developing accountable sentience and intelligence. 

Some of this sounds a bit like Rosicrucianism, with which I experimented in the 1970s.

It’s appropriate that the currently strongest character in the soap “Days of our Lives” is named “Will”.  It was Peter Parker who said, “With great power comes great responsibility”.  But how about humility and compassion? 

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