Mind Science

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[4] viXra:1208.0233 [pdf] replaced on 2012-08-29 15:26:47

The Second Project for the 21-th Century Student: Let us Try to Use Schrödinger's Hypothesis About the Role of Neg-Entropy for Life to Help in Solving the Problem of Hooliganism

Authors: Emanuel Gluskin
Comments: The formal target of the project is simple, but the statistical data to be obtained should be very important. The work is on a junction of biology, sociology and system theory. 10 pages, 2 Figures.

This is a second (after [1]) suggestion of a topic for a project for a student who wishes to look forward in the wide thematic (here a biological measuring) of modern electronics. The idea is motivated by brochure [2] by Erwin Schrödinger, connecting life with negative "entropy". Not having as pure a psychological background as in [1], but extending the idea of [2] the present work touches the psychology of personality in the sense of a collective societal influence. The point is to fight against hooliganism in its modern organized version expressed in the days of violence, via the correct understanding of the causes of this very serious social phenomenon, and, consequently, to develop a just attitude to the defined "hooligans". The project's target is to check the state of the brain activity of different humans when they are receiving the "typical" information from radio or TV, and to develop relevant recommendations for the editors of the news.
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[3] viXra:1208.0209 [pdf] submitted on 2012-08-22 04:08:56

A Possible Solution to the Hard Problem of Consciousness Using Multidimensional Approach

Authors: Alexander Egoyan
Comments: 10 Pages.

In this work a new solution to the hard problem of consciousness using multidimensional approach [1-3] is proposed. It is shown that our perceptions may be interpreted as elastic oscillations of a two dimensional membrane with closed topology embedded in our brains. According to the model our universe is also a three dimensional elastic membrane embedded into the higher dimensional space-time. The model allows us to create a unified world picture where physical and perceptual aspects of the reality are complementary. We can observe our 2d self-membranes through our perceptions, which are encoded in elastic oscillations of the elastic membrane. According to the theory, elastic membranes occupy energetically favorable positions around microtubules involved into Orch OR. Elastic membranes responsible for qualia interact with our brains and provide them with information about the character of incoming stimuli (pleasant or unpleasant), they squeeze to preserve quantum coherent states producing pleasant perceptions and stretch to avoid unpleasant ones.
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[2] viXra:1208.0074 [pdf] submitted on 2012-08-17 09:17:38

Will Theory of Everything Save Earth?

Authors: Janko Kokosar
Comments: 11 Pages. Science fiction story. Names in story are taken from science, but they are not or almost not connected with their thoughts and descriptions in story.

The story is a mix of futurology, science fiction, new technical ideas, science, science ideas of author, and philosophy. The style is similar as in the paper of Makela. On an example of crisis of overpopulated human species in future, it is described how to develop a theory of everything, how to give more sense to amateur science, and how reactions of professional science regarding amateur science are too much inexact. Some ideas in the story are predictions of the author or are supported by him, and some are only for the course of story or for setting of special situations for thought experiments. Names in story are taken from science, but they are not or almost not connected with their thoughts and descriptions in story. An exception is James Randi.
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[1] viXra:1208.0073 [pdf] submitted on 2012-08-17 10:33:28

The Evolution of Species and Societies Through Three-Level Selection

Authors: Dao Einsnewt
Comments: 134 Pages.

Natural selection is three-level selection in the chronological order of individual, relational (kin), and group selection. The principal bases for cooperation in individual, relational, and group selections are unconditional reciprocity with no pre-condition for individuals, beneficial relatedness derived from caring relation as the turning point deviated from reciprocity, and existential division of labor derived from handicapped individuals as the turning point deviated from relatedness, respectively. In group selection, all individuals are handicapped, and the existence of all individuals is dependent on existential division of labor that overcomes individual handicaps. Group fitness becomes much more important than individual fitness, including the fitness by reciprocity and relatedness. Only few insects (bees, wasps, termites and ants) and humans are in group selection, but they dominate the earth. Individual, relational, and group selections correspond to individualistic, collective, and harmonious social interactions and societies, respectively. Three-level selection is divided into three parts: (1) the three-branch way, (2) the development of the three-branch way, and (3) the Postmodern Period. (1) Three-level selection is based on the three-branch way consisting of the three basic human social lives (interactions): yin, yang, and harmony for feminine collective relation, masculine individualistic achievement, and harmonious cooperation, respectively, derived from neuroscience and psychology. The origin of the human social lives is explained by human evolution. The emergence of the harmonious social life and society occurred during human evolution, including ape evolution and hominid evolution. (2) In the Prehistoric Period, the harmonious social life was evolved to adapt to the small social group in the prehistoric hunter-gatherer society. In the Early Period starting from the Neolithic Revolution, the inevitable large civilized social group of the agricultural-nomad society destroyed the prehistoric harmonious small social group. As a result, the collective society and the individualistic society were formed separately. In the collective society, the state collective religion (Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Confucianism) dominated. In the individualistic society, the state individualism (Greek mythology and science) dominated. Later, the harmonious religions (Christianity, Buddhism, and Daoism) emerged. In the Modern Period, the modern mass printing and increased literacy led to communication and understanding among the three branches of human society for the modern three-branch society. (3) In the Postmodern Period, the postmodern economy is divided into individualistic (capitalistic), collective (socialistic), and adaptive (unified) economies. The postmodern unified political system is divided into the partisan unified political system where the political parties represent separately the collective and the individualistic societies and the nonpartisan unified political system where the state represents both societies. The balanced unified education system should follow human development from primarily collective education for childhood to primarily individualistic education for adulthood. In the postmodern religious system, the postmodern harmonious religion complementary to the collective and individualistic societies is the most suitable postmodern religion. Permanent world peace can be achieved by the balanced unified economic, political, educational, and religious systems.
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