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Mathilda Spears

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If you have chance to perform a TED talk , what topic you will choose?

Everybody has precious viewpoints, if you are given the opportunity, what do you want to tell the world? My choice: what should we teach to the adopted children.

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  • Apr 24 2012: Scientific Method and Truth
    Most non-physicists wouldn't attempt to understand the 10 dimensions of string theory, and therefore understand even less what other aspects of physics are still unknown. But they are nevertheless there.

    What if the scientists responsible for the most expensive physics experiment yet (LHC) were actually to admit that its failure had shown their current physics paradigm to have no evidence to back it up?

    What if the cosmologists admitted that after years of searching they no longer expected to find the dark matter and dark energy required to support the big-bang hypothesis?

    What if the neurologists and those researching consciousness admitted that they now accepted a fundamental physical understanding of it and this meant that it could not arise from 3 dimensional matter?

    I am suggesting here that the current 3-dimensional-matter-only paradigm has several significant gaps, gaps that are not readily admitted by the scientists concerned and so not understood by the majority.


    What if a replacement physics paradigm showed some form of hierarchy to the structure of matter, a hierarchy which clearly necessitated an outside-of-time dimension and at the same time showed how Einstein's relativity had come about? This very same dimension was then also being used to allow consciousness to perform the way it does?

    I suggest that acceptance of these facts would require some form of humility. I'm hypothesising that were this situation to arise, those physicists concerned would be forced to give up the notion that the universe can be owned through the intellect and instead would be forced to accept that it was actually somebody else's. The physicists' ethos is that all phenomena are emergent from 3 dimensional matter and this fact must be implicitly accepted by all who wish to participate in the physics scene. The forces against such a change are psychological, financial, cultural and personal.

    I suggest that these forces are so strong that t

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