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Emergence And The Quest For Extraterrestrial Understanding

Is the underlying phenomena that drive UFOlogy an emergent phenomenon? Is it created from singular parts with an illusion of a whole? Is it only real when looked at from a certain perspective? Is something in our common human experience now exerting new experiences and phenomena?

Is the source of all those fantastical UFO sightings off world vehicular constructions of a type unknown. Or is it more ephemeral, more ethereal, and all too human of a thing? Must consciousness be considered? What does that even mean?

We are in dark territory surrounded by black water on this one.

To describe an emergent phenomenon, we must assume that emergent phenomena exist objectively, which in the case of UFOlogy is a foregone conclusion. Mathematics and the logic that flows from it are key. When we say that a phenomenon is emergent, what we really mean (without knowing it) is that a phenomenon is emergent within some perceptual modality or experience. Without perception, a map or scope of some set of information is simply another set of information. Nothing ’emerges’, there is only data compression. No labeling scheme requires that we resort to extra-mathematical ’emergent’ properties just because such properties seem to accomplish labeling so efficiently in hindsight.

When we run a query on a database and return a row of data, we would not consider the sum of that data to be a macrostate which has emerged from microstates. To ’emerge’ we would need to invoke some kind of phenomenal sensory quality, such as a visual graph. Even then, it would only seem emergent if the graph appeared automatically like a chemical precipitate from the data. In reality what allows us to see an image based on data in a computer is not any software or math, it is not a computation at all, but rather a physical transduction from semiconductor to optical physics to neurochemistry to phenomenology. We can see, for instance, how a bunch of ball bearings would have the emergent phenomena similar to a lubricant, but no matter what scale monochrome pixels are viewed at, no color would emerge. The brain as a whole is on a different scale than neurons or ion channels, but no scale is any more logically likely to precipitate a feeling or flavor than any other.

For this reason, Emergence should not be considered an objective feature to be described by mathematics or logic, but rather it is an aesthetic feature which is grounded in awareness. Emergence is not coupled to some disembodied parameter called ‘scope’, instead, it is the direct presentation of the scoping qualities of consciousness which gives the impression of emergence. It may be more of a ‘divergence’ than an Emergence, as our senses may serve to filter out experiential phenomena subtractively as much as they construct sensations from physical microstates. Macrostates are no less real than microstates, and both are emergent ‘scopes’ within consciousness.

We Are Forever Disjointed. The map is not the territory.

Count Alfred Korzybski used this Structural Differential (image) to drive home his point that the map of a territory is not the territory. His book: Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics drove the point home with a vengeance. At an early age, his book introduced me to the semantic confusion that results when abstractions are confused with their associated physical objects.

Mathematical models of phenomena never replicate all of the features of the physical manifestation of the phenomena. Models select a subset of the observables of the phenomena and approximate their quantitative relationships. Endless arguments could be avoided except for confusion about the reality of these abstractions.

Phenomena itself is directly unreachable because whatever the phenomenon is, we can only access it by what it does. This includes observations, sounds, and even mathematical models. But the conglomerate of these expressions, both physical and symbolic, results in something we can circle and point to, that we can name and refer to, and then call upon to remember and think about.

All evidence is an expression. All expression is potential evidence.

To be less abstract:

We see something because it does what it needs to be seen. It emits or reflects photons.

We hear something because it does what it needs to be heard. It shakes and generates sound waves.

We feel something because it does what it needs to be felt. It carries weight.

And similarly,

We model something because it behaves in ways that can be mathematically modeled. It carries logical consistency.
Phenomena are the expressions of evidence with mathematical expressions being no exception.

The best we can do is rank expressions by their abstractness and their distances from their source. Math is more abstract than direct observation. But there is always a distance. Hence, they are equated, if for the only reason that they never meet. From molecules to atoms to quarks to strings, every time we overcome this distance, we have discovered something else. What’s more, different realities exist at every scale.

Discovering new worlds in pursuit of the core of our own is a feat, but then what does that make our reality? What does that make the conglomerate of all phenomena? An expression. It’s all one giant expression, and there is no is, there is only does.

Instead of using the term explaining phenomena, let’s exchange that with the term modeling phenomena. Because mathematics in itself doesn’t explain anything. It is language.

Mathematics is the most fundamental variety of truth. It comes before scientific truth (discovered empirically), before social truth (the facts about how we behave to each other and what myths we choose to believe), and way ahead of political truth (as in “The great leader is always correct.”). And here’s a shocking was to think about this. The statement “1 + 2 = 3” is true whether or not there is a God, and also true whether or not there are humans to think about it.

This is important to note. Mathematics is a language. But there are some fundamental differences between it and other non-mathematical languages. The most important one is the near lack of any ambiguity. Language often has words, phrases, etc. that can have many meanings in many different languages and those meanings are contextual.

The question is: How much of a message do I need to understand the message’s contents with no ambiguity?

In normal human languages, this could be a very long message to extract an exact meaning (longer than the message itself) and by increasing the complexity through increasing the length of the message (over-describe something) it can build in even more ambiguity (it is often not even possible to check to see if you got a meaning right). This concept can be illustrated with the current wave of dank-deconstructionist-ironic memes going around.

Mathematics is also a very compact language.

Because of the lack of ambiguity and compactness, mathematics is amazing to model all kinds of phenomena.

Even better, when dealing with the physical world, a model can be made where the error of collecting the data to create the model is observed and passed along to the model. This is very important in any science. A scientific fact is one where the observation (data) is assumed to have an error instead of just assuming something is right or wrong (which is what humans naturally do; seeing is believing). In other words: The burden of truth lies on the data collected and can be statistically measured. However, if someone tells someone else a statement, the burden of truth often lies with a person choosing to believe indirect observations “at face value”.

I humbly think that if the world had a better grasp on this, we could avoid many conflicts. Beliefs are fluid, they aren’t absolute in truthfulness. They can fall on a degree of truth, but humans often don’t see it that way. Belief is often not open to rational criticism nor is it updated to incorporate new observations. But scientific facts and mathematical models are known to improve as new observations are made, and that is the whole point. Finding a better model.

We will eventually find a reasonably accurate yet eternally incomplete model of what we call “UFO’s”. We will someday have the clarity of unambiguity in UFOlogy. It will take time. Frankly, I do not believe humans have even remotely come close to understanding what they seek. Let alone know how to ask the right questions to create a valid line of inquiry. We are just the dominant primate life on this planet. We dream of adequateness and worthiness of the delusions we tell ourselves. The Universe has no obligation to make sense to you.

Whether they come from inner space or outer space may not ultimately matter. The source of this phenomena will undoubtedly be more bizarre and unsettling than we can currently imagine. As the fleeting spark of humanity slowly evolves, the search and quest for truth may be our ultimate reward.

PEACE

Formal UFO Disclosure – The Big D coming soon?

Transparency is a buzz word being thrown around without much reality, yet we can speak our feelings and thoughts openly, right? Do we? Usually not, for fear of something. What?

Truth telling begins with an individual effort, an example that invites others to do the same. We haven’t been able to do that, yet. If we do that, then we can create an opening for others to do so. If we aren’t, then we cannot hope for others to do so.

ufo disclosure

What about beginning with the notion that there are no malevolent beings from elsewhere? If there were, we’d be living differently. We have a tremendous amount of freedom, yet there are some humans that are inhumane. Just like the excuses many religious folk use… the devil made me do it. No, it was a choice you made. Evil aliens are influencing our world? No, it is our choice to allow the conditions to exist.

There really does come a time that we must stand for something. Let’s stand for Truth! Now, what does that really mean? Even though we are taught that within the silence is the voice of being, how often to we go there to really listen? Even thought we know that consciousness is replete with harmony, how often do we strive to be examples of it?

Initial attempts at open contact and a willingness to share technology were met with deceit and reverse engineering for military purposes. If someone is going to show you who they are by such activity, believe them. In the game of life, you get one chance. If you have the keys given to you and screw it up, why should you have another?

We really don’t take things seriously here, except to carve out our own little niches and protect our secrets so we can have a nice life. We believe there is an omnipotent all-loving universe yet we act completely the opposite. Giorgio Piacenza is right, it is all about consciousness. What does that mean, though? Can it be studied empirically? Doubtful, yet it is replete with numbers, patterns and symbols.

Authority and conviction can be felt at the deepest levels of our being, in our gut. This is the center of indigenous consciousness, the intuition or connectedness we can feel with everything. Emerson once wrote, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” The question is, “Why lie?”

‘Are we ready for a formal Big D?’ We can’t handle a little d yet, imho.

Reigns of Alien Communication

I commonly encounter a prevalent viewpoint in UFOlogy that disturbs me a little. This viewpoint is based wholly on our limitations and anthropomorphic expectations. A lot of people have a very narrow view of how truly alien communication must be. It is not going to be in any language we know or have known in the past. It will be a very high strange event. It will not be understood or even possibly recognized as communication at the start. It is going to be something completely unexpected. Our brains would not be equipped natively for the task. Good thing for our brain’s ability of neural plasticity.

For an understanding of our language and this applies to theirs too they would need to understand many diverse aspects of our cultures. To be able to infer correctly they would have to understand us on a level that they could not ever attain. They are not from Earth. They would not share the same collective history as we all do as being Earthicans. Even sharing all this commonality we on Earth have extreme difficulty understanding each other’s languages. How many languages do you speak? The only reason that we ever had a chance of understanding ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics is that the Rosetta Stone was discovered. Otherwise, we would never know what they said with any certainty. Language is a highly specialized thing for like creatures. True alien intelligence is not going to be anything like ours. How could it ever possibly be? It could and should not be inferred that they understand us intrinsically. When these hypothetical aliens try to communicate it is not going to be understood first off.

Our modern scientific understanding of the Universe is woefully incomplete. It is forever an incomplete vision. We are the limiting factor in this understanding of the real. Whatever that ultimately means?

Let’s be laser-like in our perception. There are regions of the Universe that are billions of years older than our local group of stars and galaxies. Even with our current low state of knowledge and technology, we know that planet formation appears to be the rule as opposed to the exception in the Cosmos. It appears to be an observable fact in our collective knowledge. We see planets all over where we look when we look with the right technological eyes.

It truly is no real leap in logic or expectation that very old, very advanced alien life exists. Possibly many such Galactic winners exist out there in the vast unknown. It only takes one of these winners to survive the insurmountable odds and survive till the pinnacle of their evolution. So advanced, so real in absolute probability. A headstart of a few billion years would be enough time for them to advance to what we would perceive as Gods. That is a very incorrect assumption. God by our very narrow view of one, but not in the real sense of the word.

These aliens were not given this ability they attained it through immense unfathomable effort. They earned it, it was not granted by an infinite regress of cosmic tortoises.

If a species of life somewhere in the Cosmos has evolved to its ultimate conclusion, I know what we can expect. Expect the completely unexpected in every sense of the word. An intelligence that is the absolute, at least from our low neural density perspective. The pinnacle of intellect with commensurate form and function. These sufficiently advanced intelligence’s will be the ultimate in the expression of “knowledge makes reality”. By either some mechanical assist (of some kind) or by force of will and consciousness they would appear as gods to us single planet humans. Such sublime intelligence from our reference frame will and would transcend space and time. They were perhaps like us but has now become more. Some religions are belief systems call creatures like them “Transcended”. They were perhaps like us but has now become more. It correctly should be referred to as “Attained”. The other word has spirituality overtones which are incorrect in basic assumptions.

This advanced species of life has overcome all dimensional considerations of space and time. They would know the beginning and the end of everything. Their consciousness collective or otherwise would span the Universe in zero time. Our paltry 4-dimensions would not be a problem since they would understand the Universe at all points in time. Their expression of thought would envelop each and every living thing within their focus and attention. From our limited perception, it would seem like a mirror image iteration of Carl Jung’s “Collective Unconscious” idea. He was incorrect in scope and function, “Universal Consciousness” is more apt of a name when you consider how an active alien intelligence could influence and direct this new form of consciousness.

A new emergent form of synesthesia is what would be required.

This Universal mind would have no needs or wants. It is everything yet nothing. Neurons but not. It would be ethereal and is the fabric of the Universe at the same time.

Science can examine the phenomena of the Universe but there is always a distance. You can never know a phenomenon you can only know how it expresses itself. That distance that abstraction is the fire in which they burn. The mind of the Universe will never be measured by any instrumentation or machine of even our distant technological advancements. No machine (or construction) will ever do it. Only sufficiently advanced consciousnesses could ever do that. Through consciousness is the only way, the only method of communication and recognition. This cosmic fabric of the Intelligensia or Illuminati will appear as near omnipotence but not in direct influence. Since they are pure thought (for a certain point of view) at least in their communication we and all intelligence in the Universe should and will be able to perceive this prime mover. A sufficient amount of complex neurology is required to perceive them accurately.

The human race would be just developing the sufficient brain power to emerge into the dark and light unknown. Few humans at the start would have this perception and ability to perceive this ubiquitous intelligence. This understanding is an attainment, not a gift. It would take immense effort and pain to attain true communication. The pain would be caused by having to interpret this high-powered intelligence. We do not understand the truly unknown. Lessons must be learned by your brain, these may seem traumatic in the process. The ultimate “thinking outside the box”. They would use what you know and modify it to teach you their aspects of communication. This would be scary and disturbing due to the steep and alien learning curve. They would show you lesson after lesson of focus until you understand their cognitive processes.

These lessons could be likened to the 14th-century epic poem “Dante’s Inferno“. Dante passes through the gate of Hell, which bears an inscription ending with the famous phrase “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate“, translated as “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. All hope is not lost just buried deep in translation.

Since this whole process of communication is an attainment and not a gift, the steps of understanding take effort and personal dedication. As this would be a process that takes energy not magic, many people will fail to recognize the intelligence let alone pass the focusing tuning trials. These trials are referred to as trials due to the effort involved. This effort comes at a cost This cost comes in the form of effort and the discomfort of new discovery.

This ancient intelligence that permeates throughout our existence at once is the epitome of peace. They want or need nothing from our planet or us other than to establish a meaningful relationship. They only want to experience our level of reality in which we burn. Since our concept of dimensionality is based on their ever-present influence. This influence is correctly interpreted as through our most human of words … love. Love is just a word, our word but it is the only one that fits the situation best through our crude linguistics.

They have no motives at all, they just are. They care about us because we are them. We are an expression of the Universe trying to understand itself. They span the Universe in thought. We can think for example of being on Mars, Pluto, or across the galaxy. All we would need is accurate information to have an accurate imagination (conscious thought). This intelligence knows every particle position of every elemental particle in the Universe at any given time. Give them a few billion years to hone their mental mojo along with their technology and all can be known at any given time. It would be similar to our primitive idea of “remote viewing” just light years ahead of our primitive understanding.

This intelligence is not a deity. Just a different expression of life, just one from our perception which is high strange in nature.

The intelligence did not create the Universe any more than we did. We are all one. Since the only communication that can span the Universe(s) is thought, they can not manipulate matter directly. They need hands and feet for that kind of material influence. This is where we come in. Our planet is super rare in the Universe. Earth has millions of species of life trundling across our dirty surfaces. We are a cosmic Eden. This makes us of high interest and consideration to the Universal intelligence. Life, all life is precious. All life matters. All life has their own particular perception. each life forms consciousness is similar to what is thought of as a dimension. These dimensions are all valuable. Every living creatures dimension matters. Something can be learned from it and explored for the benefit of all. This is the same drive to save and value all life.

It is important to understand a very important distinction between this intelligence. It is not all powerful. It can not influence matter in our 4 dimensions. It is pure thought, pure energy. It is similar to the idea of radio waves moving a hammer. It can not due to the fact that it is electromagnetic is energy not matter.

This intelligence would not be like the fictitious “Q” from Star Trek. No snapping fingers here. The intelligence needs minds to influence matter. That infers that we and the other attained civilizations are its eyes and ears in our planetary collective (group). They are energy at least in their communication. Our immature idea of what a god is wrong. No magic, no matter manipulation. All influence is mental from the intelligence. This is the only way it actually could be when you really think about it and realize that any other line of thought is just anthropomorphic nonsense. Not our fault this easily made mistake. We are bombarded with fantasy, science fiction, and religion. All have an effect of spreading disinformation in their own way.

The concept of “Oneness” is a good one to explore. This intelligence is singular in expression and intention. That is to unite all living creatures in the Universe under harmony and peace. Imagine what that would mean. It means that Earth has friends all over the Universe. Friends that realize that all expressions of life anywhere are precious and in need of actualization. Friends may already be here. The few beacons of light that have attained are what was referred to as Angels and Demons. Whatever that might mean? Reflections, paradox bounces. Beauty or ugliness is in the mind of the beholder.

This is not something that should be feared. The awareness focusing would be difficult. It has to be. Since their influence is in the thought realm and not directly in our 4D reality, many will fail to be able to recognize this influence. This is not a personal failing on their part just that their neurology cannot comprehend it. No more their fault that a person being born blind to the visible spectrum is in regards to sight.

The number of emergent people would be very low in comparison to the population as a whole. Our human brains are just becoming able to comprehend this highly pervasive intelligence. Many people would have an inkling but no real understanding. Understanding is a spectrum as everything else is. The spectrum would span the gamut from fully actualized to no awareness at all. This might account for what we see when we examine world history.

These people that attained a level of awareness have existed and would exist now. I suspect our neurology has only been sufficiently complex enough for awareness and comprehension since we evolved into modern hominids. Maybe longer but I would doubt it.

This situation is the ultimate “win-win-win” scenario. You, I, and Everyone win. Imagine the world where everyone is friends. Everyone has a vested interest in everyone else. No nation states that divide us into “us and them”. Imagine a planet lead by our best and brightest minds who care for all.

Peace.