Of the many levels of sociality, the top position stands at the cosmic level. However, this level is reserved for species who have demonstrated all lower levels with consistency.
For an individual to care for their person is one level: this is the zero-level, a required disposition of any species in having a sense of self-preservation.
Level-2 includes an individual’s family: care for siblings and offspring. Evidence of this in nature is abundant, as any species defending a nest or a burrow would easily confirm.
Level-three aims at one’s community: a sense of empathy for those who are part of a local group or tribe. This level is where interesting things are found: teamwork, social order, and where community values are built.
This hypothesis is conceptual, and not a ratified scientific theory.
The video segment (shown below) covers Aspect’s 1985 experiment demonstrating how entanglement can be seen — as an entangled state affecting two particles instantaneously:
In this video, Bell states (at that time) he cannot use entanglement as a form of communications. With respect to individual sets of entangled particles/photons as being determined by causality, this is true. However, as a stream of entangled particles independent of causality (being only local) — that’s entirely different. Continue reading
Should we be looking for intentional EM signals?
The SETI program represents an unquenchable desire we humans have in learning more about who we are within the grand scheme of things. However, the fundamental arguments supporting the search for stray signals as an indicator of cosmic life are counterintuitive. To go one step further and redefine this need as a search for intentional EM signals is a galactic blunder. Continue reading
Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with those in unique positions within our global society. Of said context, I would offer this: If you have an intelligent question worthy of asking such people, then do so without reservation — with clarity. However, only do so if the answer is not already available elsewhere — else that one question might be the last opportunity you have in receiving an answer worthy of their time.
Our world is filled with complex issues and challenges out of reach by many, and it’s our questions that drives the ideas in solving these issues. To that, what would be some of the more provocative questions worthy of consideration by minds far more experienced than ours? Continue reading
Open letter to SETI:
There are those at the SETI program who wish to send signals out into space — hoping a reply will make it easier for us to discover life in the universe. I’ve addressed this concept before, however, there are those who fear such an act would invite unwanted visitors from a civilization far more advanced than our own. So the question remains: should we be concerned about distant civilizations looking to Earth with ideas on our natural resources? Continue reading