Leibniz's Self and the Penrose Twistor Demon.: the necessity for a wave-collapsing, nonlocal Self in twistor theory
Therre is hot vs cold and there is dead, even impossible, information vs living thought, which is being. While Maxwell's Demon can separate hot from cold particles, here we introduce the concept of the Twistor Demon, which is necessary for transforming nonlocal and seemingly contradictory information into living or conscious thought. It is a living Self, and by perception alone, like Born's and Berkeley's power of perception, it can cause wave collapse, turning mere dead information into living thought. In the case at hand, and if I understand him properly, in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAWyex1GKRUIn Penrose in effect uses this Demon to explain twistors, in which case one might refer to it as the Penrose demon. That twistors have both linear and angular momentum allows them to rotate while moving along a linear path, which results in rotating the particles (such as photons) in flight along a given path. The difficulty appears to arise because twistors have spin (angular momentum) as well as conventional linear momentum, so that we have something somewhat similar to a Mobius strip. More specifically, in the above video Roger Penrose in effect demonstrates the role of Self (or perceiver)-- together with the nonlocality of thought -- in creating "nonhomologous" or conceptually impossible, quanta, such as twistors. Information written in the form of a Mobius strip is physically possible but conceptually impossible. The strip can be created by cutting a perfect band strip (of information) in two, twisting the band 180 degrees on one side of the cut, and rejoining it. To effect this, because the twistor wave function must be collapsed in order to convert it into a particle, one needs a) a Leibnizian perceiver to simultaneously convert the information in the band into thought, making it actual, together with b) the realization, through nonlocality, that the Mobius strip of such information creates an impossible, but living, thought. Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000] See my Leibniz site at http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.