posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 12:35 PM
You guys are right in saying there might not be any inner nature at all... But there has to be some fundamental level behind our perceptions- whether
it be the objects as things in themselves as Kant preferred to think, or if it is some mysterious unmanifested force Schopenhauer calls Will, has yet
to be determined.
But our sense organs work as converters of frequencies, and our brain has been found to function in the same way a hologram functions, with fourier
transforms and all. This seems to imply to me at least that what is behind those perceptions and representations are actually a soup of interference
patterns, energy forces, etc.
Holography is a manifestation of interference patterns. A hologram is really a bunch of non-local interference patterns recorded on a piece of
holographic film. When a laser is shone through the film, a 3D image forms. Now, holography has many interesting properties. One of these properties
is that no matter how many times you cut the holographic film up into pieces, each piece will contain the entire image of the whole. Each part
contains the whole - This idea is actually found in many religions. Almost all eastern religions, and even western. For example, even in Christianity
we find in the New Testament "The Kingdom of God is within you" and we find in both the Old and New Testaments "Ye are all little gods within the
great God". Both of these examples imply the holographic recursiveness / fractal nature, or the "each part contains the whole" principle. We also
happen to find this holographic principle in nature, specifically in mathematics - called phi, or the golden ratio. This number = 1.618033989... which
is also the ratio of the whole to the larger as the larger is to the smaller, has many unique properties in itself, and is found all over nature and
all over the universe, even still to this day making appearances in modern physics, and has been known since the days of Ancient Greece through its
contributions to aesthetics. It also can be represented as 1+1/1+1/1+1/1+1/1+1/1+1.... and so on to infinity, demonstrating the holographic property
Going back to philosophy, we see this holographic universe in Schopenhauer's Will, the Indian non-dualistic system, Vedanta's Brahman, Spinoza's
Substance,Hegel's Highest Form of Spirit, Carl Jung's Collective Unconsciousness, the idea of God, and many others.
There IS scientific support for these ideas:
(David Bohm, Karl Pribram, Modern Scientific Research)
1) David Bohm's Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
In case you are not familiar with interpretations of quantum mechanics, they are just different philosophies of what is really going on down there,
different ontological approaches to QM. David Bohm's Interpretation makes the same predictions as the other interpretations, however the mathematical
formalism of Bohm's theory is harder to work with, so by the principle of Occam's razor, more physicists naturally gravitate towards the Copenhagen
interpretation. In addition, Bohm's theory would suggest that Quantum Mechanics is incomplete, and there is still work to be done.
However, ontologically David Bohm's theory is clear and also very interesting. Basically, the universe is a giant hologram, with an implicate order
and an explicate order. The implicate order is the realm of the sub-quantum, and it is called the quantum potential (analogous to the vector potential
of classical mechanics). The explicate order is our 3D reality. These two orders are constantly enfolding and unfolding into and out of each other,
which explains such phenomena as an electron popping in and out of existence, entanglement, and the close-to-infinite amount of energy in a small
region of space. So in analogy to a hologram, the implicate order, which can be thought of as our noumenal world, would be the non-local interference
patterns on the holographic plate, and our phenomenal world would be the 3D holographic image.