Saturday, October 23, 2010

The synecdochal fallacy

Neither time nor consciousness can be grasped as concepts without the understanding that they are fields. They are commonly experienced by the mind as linear phenomena but this is a what we might call the synecdochal fallacy, taking the part for the whole. If you cut a slice off a higher dimension and view it in the context of your dimension, it will indeed be incomplete. (Incidentally, the whole of the incredibly ingenious film Synecdoche, New York can be interpreted from this perspective.) Thus time and consciousness, both being multidimensional realities, transcend causality, linearity, and all the limitations of the 4D spacetime dimensionality with which we are familiar. They are self-referential looping forces or presences, and are best seen as fields. They are zero-point fields in their pure state, but we usually encounter them in activated state (unless we are in meditation or some form of nonordinary awareness). This activated state is also a field but one which is scalarized by the self-referential activity of looping back on itself with informational reflux. Reality is inevitably a layer cake formed by embedded algorithmic data structures.

3 comments:

JBS said...

This
http://jbsmallcabinetshop.blogspot.com/2010/10/time-in-eternity-side-view-and-end-view.html

might illustrate, in simplistic form, what you're saying. It is difficult - impossible - to produce a good likeness of the exquisite thinness of the present as it slides along the temporal [dis]continuum, suspended as it 'is' there in the air of eternity....
The fallacy has time being infinite, linear.
Eternity is quite interesting.

Shadow Hunter said...

this doesn't make any sense. why complicate things, when there is always a simpler answer for everything.

Trice said...

Deep...great philosophy.