On Friday, April 19, 2013 4:26:02 AM UTC-4, Alberto G.Corona wrote:
> Have you discussed about this? It seems that it is in your line of though:
I don't think that I've talked about biocentricity here but I am familiar
Hadn't heard of the Participatory Antrhopic Principle before, but Wheeler's
theories have come up several times as seeming similar to my own.
Where both of them overlap is in the assumption that inorganic matter does
not represent a participatory experience, which I think is true locally but
not absolutely. From our frame of reference, inorganic matter exists in
frame of reference that is both so large and slow and so small and fast, in
which the aesthetic divide between choice and chance is so indiscernible,
that indeed it has no significance to our own experience. It cannot matter
to us what matter feels, only what it does.
So yes, without this understanding about perceptual relativity and how
aesthetic qualites are bled out in unfamiliar or distant frames of
experience, then I could see where it would make sense to elevate biology
and participation above the assumed inertness of the background universe,
but it is unnecessary when we recognize that foreground-background
relations themselves can only emerge from sense, not from nonsense motors.
Wheeler's intuition about participation is on the right track, but without
the assumption of nonsense motors, there is no need for a primordial
unconscious multiverse. Unconsciousness is an idea within biology. The
anthropic part is really the fact that biological organisms are presented
with this false idea in order to make their own experience seem more
significant. Life is defined in large part by the aesthetic of the dread of
its absence. It isn't a false idea locally, but from an absolute
perspective, there can be no absence of experience - participatory
experience is all that can ever be.
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