[Paleopsych] scale invariance and Ur patterns

HowlBloom at aol.com HowlBloom at aol.com
Fri Oct 7 19:24:07 UTC 2005

If we could get Eshel on our panel at HBES, it would be terrific.  I  can go 
after him once you get at OK from HBES on moving forward.
Make scale-invariance the topic, and I suspect we'll pull some very, very  
interesting insights from Eshel.  Howard
ps in Bloomspeak, scale invariance is reflected in "Ur patterns", basic  
patterns that are parts of the "deep structure" of the cosmos and that show up  on 
level after level of emergence.  It's the persistence of these patterns  that 
makes it possible for humans to use poetry, religion, metaphor, and  math to 
model the world at levels from the microscopic to the galactic.   These Ur 
patterns can be captured in math, metaphor, and in metaphoric systems  like 
poetry, religion, and science.  Why?  Because like other forms of  emergence, 
symbolic systems used by humans carry those Ur patterns within  them.  Human 
symbolic systems share something in common with bacteria, food  plants, and the 
stars.  All are descendents of the basic patterns with  which the universe kicked 
itself into being.  All are children of the  big bang.  And it's the big 
bang's "genome", its underlying rules, its Ur  patterns that show up over and over 
again in stair-step after stair-step of  evolution.
The big bang's underlying rules are, in fact, the "deep structures" implied  
by Noam Chomsky's use of the term.  Howard
ps  I owe the use of the term "deep structures" to Pavel Kurakin, who  
demonstrated the relevance of Chomsky's phrase in our joint paper, “Conversation  
(dialog) model of quantum transitions”.
Howard Bloom
Author of The Lucifer Principle: A  Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of 
History and Global Brain: The Evolution  of Mass Mind From The Big Bang to the 
21st Century
Recent Visiting  Scholar-Graduate Psychology Department, New York University; 
Core Faculty  Member, The Graduate  Institute
Founder:  International Paleopsychology Project; founding board member: Epic 
of Evolution  Society; founding board member, The Darwin Project; founder: The 
Big Bang Tango  Media Lab; member: New York Academy of Sciences, American 
Association for the  Advancement of Science, American Psychological Society, 
Academy of Political  Science, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, International 
Society for Human  Ethology; advisory board member: Institute for 
Accelerating Change ; executive  editor -- New Paradigm book series.
For information on The International  Paleopsychology Project, see: 
for two chapters from  
The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History,  
see www.howardbloom.net/lucifer
For information on Global Brain: The  Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big 
Bang to the 21st Century, see  www.howardbloom.net

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