February 2003 Vol II Nr 1

Journal of Nonlocality and Remote Mental Interactions

February 2003 Vol II Nr 1




Toward a Physics of Consciousness: an Interview with Matti Pitkanen and Alex Kaivarainen

The New Explorers: Joseph McMoneagle on the Stargate Program, the Science Behind Remote Viewing and the Need for Coordinated Research

an interview by PJ Gaenir

Macrotemporal Quantum Coherence, Quantum Spin Glass Degeneracy and Number Theoretic Information Concept by Matti Pitkanen

Appendix: Two-Dimensional Illustrations Related to the Many-Sheeted Space-Time Concept

Abstract: The basic objection against quantum consciousness theories is that decoherence times for macroscopic quantum states are quite too short. This argument has been put in quantitative form by Max Tegmark [1]. These counter arguments are however problematic. First of all, the notions of quantum coherence and decoherence are problematic in standard physics framework since the non-determinism of the state function reduction is in conflict with the determinism of Schrodinger equation. The intuitive idea is however that one can estimate the decoherence times as essentially lifetimes of quantum states. Secondly, the estimates for decoherence times are based on standard physics, and it is quite possible that new physics is essential for understanding living matter.

Topological Geometrodynamics (TGD) inspired theory of consciousness leads to a first principle theory of state function reduction free of the logical paradoxes, allows precise definitions for the notions of quantum coherence and decoherence, and predicts a mechanism making the lifetimes of macroscopic bound states much longer than predicted by the standard physics. The basic distinction between TGD and standard physics is quantum spin glass degeneracy, which among other things implies that quantum bound states of, say, two molecules have enormous spin glass degeneracy absent in the free state. This in turn means that the system spends much longer time in bound states than in free states and this implies much longer decoherence time than expected otherwise. The almost degenerate spin glass states differ only by their classical gravitational energy so that gravitation is indeed important.

In the p-adic context one must modify Shannon's definition of entropy by replacing the ordinary logarithm based on p-adic norm. This definition gives rise to a real valued entropy in both real and p-adic contexts if entanglement coefficients are algebraic numbers. For non-algebraic entanglement standard Shannon formula and its p-adic variant must be used and gives rise to non-negative entropy. Unlike Shannon entropy, the p-adic entropies (one for each p) can be also negative so that the entanglement entropy defines a genuine information measure whose sign tells whether the system contains information or dis-information. For the p-adic entropies Negentropy Maximization Principle tends to preserve the quantum coherence. Thus the states with algebraic entanglement can be regarded as bound states, which are not at all fragile like the states with non-algebraic entanglement are. This leads to a purely number-theoretic characterization of life: life corresponds to islands of algebraic numbers in the seas of real and p-adic continua. A more restrictive definition would be based on rational entanglement and even rational entanglement probabilities. The new views about quantum coherence and information have testable implications at the level of fundamental physics, quantum computation, biology, and consciousness.

New Hierarchic Theory of Water and its Role in Biosystems. The Quantum Psi Problem

Alex Kaivarainen

Abstract: This paper contains a few interrelated parts. The short version of new quantum Hierarchic theory, general for solids and liquids, created by the author is presented. Condensed matter in this theory is considered as a system of 3D standing waves (collective excitations) of different nature: thermal de Broglie waves (waves B), IR photons, related to intermolecular oscillations and thermal phonons. Theory is verified by computer simulations on examples of pure water and ice, using special computer program, yielding about 300 parameters. Theory based idea of new optoacoustic device: Comprehensive Analyzer of Matter Properties (CAMP), its various configurations and applications are presented. The full version of this paper is located at http://arXiv.org/abs/physics/0102086. Good correlation between simulated parameters of water and proteins dynamic structure points to crucial role of water in biopolymers evolution. It is shown, that multi-fractional model of interfacial water structure, proposed by the author, could be responsible for some of morphogenetic field properties. Computer simulations point, that coherent water clusters could be in state of mesoscopic Bose condensation (mBC). The coherent IR radiation of such clusters is responsible for exchange interaction between distant microtubules of different neurons, as a part of elementary act of consciousness proposed. Unified model of Bivacuum, corpuscule-wave duality, electromagnetic and gravitational fields has been developed. In combination with above mentioned theories it is used for possible explanation of Quantum Psi phenomena, like mind-matter interaction, telepathy, etc. (see http://arXiv.org/abs/0207027 and http://arXiv.org/abs/physics/0103031). The articles, related to topics of this paper are on-line: http://arXiv.org/find/physics/1/au:+Kaivarainen_A/0/1/0/all/0/1

Entanglement and Decoherence Aspects in Remote Viewing: a Topological Geometrodynamics Approach

by Lian Sidorov

Appendix: Objections against the identification of quantum brain as standard quantum computer, by Matti Pitkanen

Abstract: Topological Geometrodynamics (Pitkanen) states that p-adic mathematics can be used to assign genuine information measures to material and cognitive structures and to describe information flow between them at a topological level modeling the fundamental control mechanisms of both inert and living systems. This article explores the implications of the TGD cosmology for remote mental interactions, showing how TGD can be seen as a more powerful generalization of quantum computation. A general mechanism for remote viewing is proposed, in an attempt to account for both ideal and erroneous functioning modes and to link these to a neurophysiological and metabolic picture. Finally, a number of experimental tests and practical applications are suggested, with a special emphasis on improving the accuracy and reliability of RV data.

Biosystems as conscious holograms

by Matti Pitkanen

Abstract: In a nutshell, the notion of conscious hologram follows from the topological field quantization. Classical fields and matter form a Feynman diagram like structure consisting of lines representing matter (say charged particles) and bosons (say photons). In quantum-classical correspondence, the matter lines are replaced by space-time sheets representing matter (elementary particles, atoms, molecules,...), and virtual bosons are replaced by topological light rays ("massless extremals", MEs). Also magnetic flux tubes and electret-like space-time sheets dual to them are an important part of the model, and together with MEs they serve as correlates for bound state quantum entanglement.

The internal lines of the Feynman diagram are analogous to wave guides. The classical fields and coherent light propagating along these waveguides interfere at the space-time sheets representing the vertices of the Feynman diagram identifiable as the "points" of the conscious hologram. The formation of the hologram corresponds to the self-organization induced by the leakage of supra currents to smaller (say atomic) space-time sheets. The leakage is induced by the high frequency MEs propagating along low frequency MEs serving as correlates for quantum entanglement. The 3-D stereovision associated with the ordinary hologram generalizes to a stereo consciousness resulting, when the mental images associated with different "points" of the conscious hologram fuse to a single mental image. Central nervous system can be regarded as a conscious hologram of this kind.

Peter Gariaev and his group have discovered a radiowave emission from DNA induced by laser light. This finding allows an explanation in terms of a many-sheeted laser action, and a rather detailed view about how the biosystem acts as a many-sheeted laser at a wide wave-length range emerges. The notion of conscious hologram is applied to remote mental interactions and various tests are discussed.

The Unity Theory of Evolution

by Stephen P. Smith, Claire C. Smith

Abstract. The unity theory of evolution is presented as a paradigm of global and cosmic learning, and it is contrasted with Darwin’s view based on reproductive competition and natural selection. Key assumptions are identified in each view, with the unity theory pointing to a deeper connection among all living things, and with survival-of-the-fittest pointing to a view based on random chance and innate separation. These assumptions are looked at deeply from a metaphysical perspective, and some surprising conclusions are discovered. Our acceptance of survival-of-the-fittest, perhaps even with complementary arguments from complexity theory, was premature as deeper issues have been left unresolved that question both the nature of time and random chance. A connection is made between the dynamics of information theory and metaphysical creativity, suggesting that subjective choice cannot logically be disentangled from the splitting of time symmetry, thus further suggesting that consciousness cannot be logically separated from the greater universe or from evolution itself. It is argued that the unity theory provides a more reasonable explanation of our shared observations. Therefore, the assumptions that underlie survival-of-the-fittest are relational and are reflective of a deeper mystery.

The End of Reduction

by Lynn Trainor