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A Physicist's View of Matter and Mind by Chandre Dharma-wardana

By Chandre Dharma-wardana

It is a hugely interdisciplinary booklet straddling physics and intricate platforms equivalent to dwelling organisms. The presentation is from the point of view of physics, in a way obtainable to these attracted to medical wisdom built-in inside of its socio-cultural and philosophical backgrounds. key components of human figuring out, specifically physics and wide awake complicated platforms, are provided in uncomplicated language. An not obligatory technical presentation is usually given in parallel the place it's wanted.

Readership: basic viewers with curiosity in physics and intricate platforms biology in addition to technological know-how lecturers.

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Nuclear energies are given in MeV (106 eV). The temperatures inside the sun are in this,  -ray regime. Nuclei are many orders of magnitude smaller than atoms. • The rest mass m0 of an ‘elementary particle’ corresponds to an energy m0 c2 , where c is the velocity of light. These energies range from MeV to hundreds of GeV and up. The CERN laboratory attempts to reach such high energies. , at least a hundred-billionbillion times smaller than a proton). The ‘Planck energy scale’ that prevailed in the earliest universe is believed to be ∼ 1019 GeV.

Ten such questions are mentioned in the Pali texts [138], while four more are in later Sanskrit texts. Hence perhaps fourteen questions were put to the Buddha. Having at first remained silent, the Buddha subsequently explained his position that there are unanswerable, futile questions which are irrelevant to his fundamentally pragmatic effort to diminish suffering in the world via a moral and psychological approach. The first two questions asked if the world is eternal, or not eternal, while the third and fourth asked if the world was spatially finite or not.

6)! Thus new notions, coming from information science and the theory of complex systems may provide scientifically sound alternatives to old metaphysical concepts, and also define the limits to our knowledge. , epistemic hunger, as well as theory-laden, or morality-laden approaches to understanding, We look at model construction in science, reductionism, holism, complexity, inductive knowledge, neural nets, falsifiability and scientific method. The existence of a hierarchy of energy and length scales is emphasized.

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