6. The combination of memory and intuition in the role of conciousness – 2020

A brief description of Duplication Theory (DT) first commenced in 1977 during two years away from office life, in search for a possible explanation of part of the mind’s operation. (1200 words)

The brain is composed of complex networks of interconnected neurons, dendrites, synapses, axons and it is not known how these operate to comprise thought, vision and cognition. DT assumes that electrochemical currents involved create interference patterns which form holographic images which are projected in 3 dimensions from the brain. Some of these are experienced as vision (sight) via the retinas, memory and thought in different degrees of detail and intelligibility, but being led by the visual sense. 

Pattern and order are no more than repetition of similar intervals in space which can be perceived out of former randomness. Once a structure thus created becomes established, then form manifests itself where there was formerly nothing but disorder and chaos.

A singularity state is defined as a circumstance to which close approaches may be made but never be achieved. Examples of such states are light speed, infinity, and absolute zero of temperature, the Planck dimensions of minimum time and space which cannot be achieved. By observation it is clearly apparent that whenever a new singularity state is ascertained, the laws of nature and physics have to be amended to accommodate the new behaviour patterns that result.

Two structures can never be exactly identical due to the Uncertainty principle which shows that two particles with mass can never occupy exactly the same space at the same time, in other words perfect penetrability, in line with Heisenberg’s Uncertainty principle.  It is impossible for an observer to be certain of the precise location of any small particle in motion because it takes time for light to travel from a particle to an observer. A familiar and equivalent example of an approach to near perfect penetrability of two particles is the fusion of two hydrogen molecules to convert to one of helium, resulting in the conversion of a small amount of their combined original mass being converted into EM radiation.

The contention of DT is that an equivalent process results when close approaches are made to perfect duplication of similar structures at different times and/or at different locations. In other words, a resonance effect starts to manifest with the ability to duplicate or correlate such similar actions through both time and space. The conversion of the mass of a later structure identical to an earlier one never occurs since the particles of both systems are in constant motion and the minimum energy principle will instead bring about a continuing sequence of the earlier actions instead.

If two separate but very similar systems of particles are considered, each in similar states of random motion, then although they will never be identical, as each approached perfect randomness, they would start to make close approaches to perfect duplicates of each other. Such perfect duplication would be a singularity state which ex hypothesi would tend to bring about side effects not currently familiar or easily explicable. One result would be that if a specific ordered structure is suddenly inserted into one random system, then another system at a distance, similar to almost quantum levels would tend to duplicate or resonate with that other structure. This is because it is not possible to have two such identical structures, but which they will attempt to achieve do in order to satisfy the minimum energy principle.

It is posited that this is why the Eastern sages and mystics spent a major part of their lives attempting to empty their conscious minds of thought and intention in order to ensure the neurons, dendrites and other networks of the brain fire as closely as possible to perfect random motion. It is certainly evident from observation that a mind under hypnotic trance has capabilities very different from those possessed in usual everyday waking state.  Thus, it is possible that once a stream of recollection of past events is instigated via a molecular stimulus, acting as an initial prompt, this would provide long term memory flow with no need for physical storage other than the initial prompting stimulus. The latter described as engrams, are with little doubt similar to DNA molecules being capable of huge storage capacity, which once invoked would instigate everyday working memory. This would be in a series of curtailed such sequences to remind the proponent of what had occurred in the past similar circumstances and how they might best be dealt with in the near future, enhancing future survival.

As a result, it is postulated that intuition works best when the mind is firing randomly with little intent or purpose in mind. It is then more likely to be able more able to duplicate accurately circumstances as they occur in nature and the external world, that had been perhaps the subject of an earlier unsuccessful attempt to resolve a connected problem  on which much time had been spent fruitlessly sorting out almost innumerable combinations and permutations of possible alternatives. From this it is possible to reach a definition of sorts for consciousness, although it is also not difficult to conclude that once the operation of intuition is grasped, the hard, or indeed any problem of consciousness, will tend to fall away.

The mechanism of intuition depends on the ability of a system to run randomly to near quantum levels of perfection.  From my study over the last for years of quantum entanglement, and experimental evidence demonstrating instant correlation of similar events not mediated by light speed, I understand from Bell’s Inequality theorem, that randomness is an essential component in the commission of any such experimental work. It would appear to be no coincidence that one of the essential requirements for the operation of DT in the operation of memory and intuition is a system involving perfect randomness. This would be an effect of quantum entanglement over time, which has been shown to be experimentally possible: Eli Megedish et al. Physics review lett (2013).

Duplication theory can be defined very briefly as follows: “Equal intervals in one location– similar structures- tend to duplicate themselves through all time at one location. Equal intervals in time– similar actions- tend to duplicate themselves through all locations at that one time.”  Note that if the words time and space are reversed, but otherwise repeated in the two parts of the definition, a new corollary definition of transfer of information/action across space via EM radiation becomes apparent. Such a rationale is very similar to that proposed by physicist David Bohm as a non local effect, and he combined his proposals with those of neuro scientist Karl Pribram on their holonomic brainy theorem, surprisingly similar in a number of ways to DT. This alternative version of the way in which EM radiation is transmitted is part of DT’s modus operandi, but it would complicate this brief summary paper to dwell on this aspect further. Ditto a possible application of Feynman and Wheeler’s Absorber theory is also relevant to DT but not detailed here.

Nick Greaves