A Physicist's View of Matter and Mind by Chandre Dharma-wardana

By Chandre Dharma-wardana

It is a hugely interdisciplinary e-book straddling physics and complicated structures equivalent to dwelling organisms. The presentation is from the viewpoint of physics, in a way available to these drawn to clinical wisdom built-in inside its socio-cultural and philosophical backgrounds. key parts of human realizing, particularly physics and wakeful complicated structures, are provided in uncomplicated language. An non-compulsory technical presentation can be given in parallel the place it truly is wanted.

Readership: common viewers with curiosity in physics and intricate structures biology in addition to technology teachers.

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Since gravity also obeys Newton’s inverse square law of force, 1/r 2 , gravity has an infinite range. It becomes weaker and weaker, but ever so slowly. , the dice), one would like to understand how to obtain a ‘unified’ view of all these fundamental forces. In Fig. 4 the universe is assumed to begin in some unknown manner, from a very hot, dense, initial state (‘metastable vacuum’). This leads to an exponentially expanding inflation phase. , the first 10−35 sec) is driven by ideas from the quantum Theory (QT).

General Relativity becomes increasingly inapplicable at the short lengths associated with the singularity. In fact, here we are thinking of lengths perhaps as small as what is known as the Planck length which is about 10−35 meters. Thus the initial universe must be discussed using some theory other than GR. However, the cosmology that developed in the middle of the 20th century, in the hands of Gamow and others [14], predicts the big bang using the physics of general relativity. , where the author names (Ralph Alpher, Hans Bethe, George Gamow) are arranged to sound like the first letters of the Greek alphabet ( ,  ,  ), they showed how the relative abundances of elements found in stars, as determined by spectroscopy, could be used to deduce the physical conditions which existed in the early universe.

Some modern evolutionary biologists have also attempted to invoke love, altruism and also selfishness as evolutionary results that confer adaptive advantages on those organisms or genes having such traits [170]. David Haig in his article entitled The social Gene [94], and Dawkins (selfish gene, Sec. 4) have in fact used words borrowed from human characteristics to describe the behaviour of genes. Bryce Dewitt, a well known cosmologist suggested [57] that the historical emergence of early Christianity was derived by its message of love.

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