DOI: 10.14704/nq.2016.14.1.890

Suppressed Intuitions, Large Number Coincidences, and a Mathematical Foundation for Life and Consciousness

Maurice Goodman


A brief examination of the natural sciences reveals that we are still under the influence of pre Copernican intuitions. These have only been suppresses and not supplanted. This is why we appeal to such things as large number coincidences in the hope that the mathematics, which unlike us does not suffer from naive beliefs, will lead us in the right direction. However, we need to be extremely careful as it is easy to create these coincidences and over interpret their significance. In the 1980’s work on these coincidences did lead to a mathematical formulism which seems to have relevance in our universe. This led to a suggested link between the biological cell, the weak force and the electron neutrino and suggests a new approach to consciousness studies that is gradually gaining ground. This mathematical formulism also suggests a new arrangement for the natural sciences which is more appropriate in a post Copernican world.


natural science; large number coincidences; biological cell; electron neutrino; weak force; consciousness

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