Thursday, 4 July 2013
Plato’s ideal Platonic Reality within an artist theory on the physics of ‘time’ as a physical process.
The Ancient Greeks took a totally different approach to mathematics their mathematics was not based on equations, but on geometry. It was the mathematics of physical shapes and they used diagrams to represent their ideas, they had a visual approach to mathematics.
Plato believed in an ideal Platonic Reality that is accessible to the mathematically trained human mind.
His view was that the laws of mathematics are true, like the laws of nature. Mathematicians just discovered them, but they are pre-existing. Plato believed that our physical world is a dim refection of some perfect ideal reality.
In the theory explained in the video above this ideal Platonic reality is continuously coming in existence at the quantum level of the atoms as a process of spherical symmetry forming and breaking. This process of continuous energy exchange is not a process over a period of time rather it provides the formal basis for time as an emergent property
This theory is quite easy to understand because like the mathematics of Ancient Greece the mathematics represents geometry that can be expressed in diagrams. The only difference is that it is an interactive dynamic geometry that is continuously coming into existence.
This dynamic geometry is formed by the spontaneous absorption and emission of light. The wave-particle duality of light forms an interactive process that we see and feel as ‘time’ with the future continuously coming into existence light photon by light photon.
Only when the light waves come in contact with matter (electrons) do they collapse into photons forming a photon electron coupling. The electron is the most spherical object in the Universe and it is this spherical symmetry that represents Plato’s ideal Platonic Reality in this theory.
This spherical symmetry forms the low entropy or high organization for the increase in entropy or disorganization that we have in the Second Law of Thermodynamics with the flow of time!
In this theory quantum physics represents the physics of ‘time’ as a physical process each quantum state is a state in ‘time’ as the future unfolds. Quantum uncertainty is the same uncertainty we have with any future event!
Light always take the path of least time and distance and people have ask the question: how can the light have known which path was the least time and distance.
In this theory the answer is that space and time are coming into existence by this process of light photon energy exchange. The present moment has to be able to create the future and this is happening as the smallest scale of space and time.
The future cannot be predetermined by mathematics because human mathematics is based on the geometry of this process therefore at the heart of mathematics we find uncertainty in the form of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle ∆×∆p×≥h/4π and Kurt Gödel incompleteness theorem.