The phenomenal world-A human sees a green leaf. A cat sees a grey leaf. Thus the phenomenal world of experience is a function of the genetic system of a particular biological species. It is impermanent according to advaita vedanta adherents or advaitins , since it changes from one species to another.
Advaitins ascribe to the "universal conscious principle" underlying it all. To my mind the first thing that comes with the word "universal" in the light of present day theories in the realm of scientific investigation are "entangled energy fields", which vibrate to give rise to particles, which interact to give rise to higher orders of emergence.
The word "conscious" implies in normal terms "aware". How can energy fields be aware. Awareness arises from emergence.
The word "chit" of sanskrit has been "translated" to consciousness/awareness. "Chit"means &…
Energy efficient propagation of information. Higher order structures have evolved for greater energy efficiency. Structure has developed to be more organized for energy efficient propgation of information. The more organized the structure, the higher it is in the hierarchical organization, the greater the energy efficient propagation of information.
I have written the following blog post and pinned it so that cancer researchers who may come across this blog post can get ideas about why cancer occurs, how to think about cellular states in tumor formation and how they relate to the driver mutations and the tumor microenvironment. Hope it is useful.
The risk of developing cancer increases with age. The probabilities of errors in replication resulting in cancer causing mutation occur because of the second law of thermodynamics . Error in DNA replication implies lack of precision/accuracy in replication and an increase in randomness. This is exactly what the second law of thermodynamics predicts- an increase in entropy i.e randomness of the universe. With age the human dies, loss of physical organization of the human body occurs, matter gets converted to energy, and energy is returned back to the universe.
So for treatment of cancer local entropy has to be decreased to regain back organization/precision accuracy. This means drugs …