What Is and What Will Be
This book integrates science with values and meaning by making the simplest possible assumption about the connection between physical structure and conscious experience. The implications extend to the foundations of mathematics and physics suggesting that Einstein's intuition near the end of his life was correct that continuous structures do not exist. The book argues that spiritual instincts have evolved to connect us with the creative aspects of biological evolution which are crucial to long term survival. If the evolution of consciousness is allowed to expand without limit, then whatever ecstatic wondrous experience any being ever experiences is the merest hint of a shadow of what can be and that will always be the case. This follows from Gdel's Incompleteness Theorem and the assumptions of this book.
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Structure and essence
10The uncertainty principle 7 11Quantum entanglement 7 12The real line and configuration space
Applying mathematics to consciousness
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