III. Ecosmos: A Revolutionary Fertile, Habitable, Solar-Bioplanet Incubator Lifescape
1. Quantum Cosmology Theoretic Unity
Pecker, Jean-Claude. Understanding the Heavens. Berlin: Springer, 2001. A comprehensive history of cosmology by an astrophysicist who notes that the Renaissance macrocosm-microcosm analogy would lately be represented by the pervasive fractal character of the galactic universe.
Penrose, Roger. The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe. New York: Knopf, 2004. A thousand page treatise and lifework summation by the renowned British mathematician and physicist. While a major contribution to quantum cosmology, it persists in a search for a fundamental Theory of Everything. Penrose finally muses this may not be the road to reality, indeed there may not be such a path. At least I add within this reductive approach. For example, a website www.physicscentral.com cites a “Theory of Everything – Everything Alive” to express a universality of biological scaling.
Perlmutter, Saul. Supernovae, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Universe. Physics Today. April, 2003. A survey of recent research findings, seen as “a community effort,” which attain a symbolic, mathematical and literate representation of the immense, dynamic cosmos.
Using very distant supernovae as standard candles, one can trace the history of cosmic expansion and try to find out what’s currently speeding it up. (53)
Philcox, Oliver and Salvatore Torquato. The Disordered Heterogeneous Universe: Galaxy Distribution across Length Scales. arXiv.2007.00519. Reviewed in ExoUniverse Studies, this entry is a good example of current quantum - cosmology frontiers. See also in this regard Beyond the Stardard Model Cocktail by Yann Gouttenoire at 2207.01633 for fantastic abilities for infinite quantifications that peoples seem to innately possess.
www.aip.org/pacs/index. . An extensive catolog by American Institute of Physics which contains hundreds of subfield entries. The main classes are cited below. One might then have these issues. Although philosophy is noted in passing in ‘00,’ there seems no sense that a greater creation is being studied, albeit not their charge. Yet one wonders if we have a situation akin to 1900 when the Newtonian model was secure except for some black-body radiation. In the scheme, Life does not enter until Section 87: Biological and Medical Physics, with ‘Complex systems,’ ‘Systems obeying scaling laws,’ relegated to deep within Section 89: Other Areas of Applied and Interdisciplinary Physics. Such ubiquitous phenomena will not be found in the mega Colliders yet they imply a radically different universe.
PACS Category 00: General PACS Category 10: The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields PACS Category 20: Nuclear Physics PACS Category 30: Atomic and Molecular Physics PACS Category 40: Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics PACS Category 50: Physics of Gases, Plasmas, and Electric Discharges PACS Category 60: Condensed Matter: Structure, Mechanical and Thermal Properties PACS Category 70: Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic, and Optical Properties PACS Category 80: Interdisciplinary Physics and Related Areas of Science and Technology PACS Category 90: Geophysics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics
Poulin, Vivian, et al. Early Dark Energy can Resolve the Hubble Tension. arXiv:1811.04083. We cite this entry by Johns Hopkins University astrophysicists including Marc Kamionkowski as an example of the incredible abilities of worldwide research teams with instant shared contact to seemingly quantify any depth and reach of any universal phenomena. In perspective, we peoples seem to be carrying out an intended task, as yet unawares, of cosmic self-realization and individuation. See also Cosmological Constraints from the Hubble Diagram of Quasars at High Redshifts by G. Risaliti and E. Lusso in Nature Astronomy (3/272, 2019) and Have Dark Forces Been Messing with the Cosmos? by Dennis Overbye in the N. Y. Times (February 25, 2019).
Pourhasan, Razieh, et al. Out of the White Hole: A Holographic Origin for the Big Bang. Journal of Cosmological and Astroparticle Physics. 04/005, 2014. With Niayesh Afshordi and Robert Mann, Perimeter Institute researchers wonder about this first instant, singular event from which a universe capable of achieving, via humankind, its own self-witness and realization initially arose. A popular article about this work by the authors is The Black Hole at the Beginning of Time in Scientific American for August, 2014.
While most of the singularities of General Relativity are expected to be safely hidden behind event horizons by the cosmic censorship conjecture, we happen to live in the causal future of the classical big bang singularity, whose resolution constitutes the active field of early universe cosmology. Could the big bang be also hidden behind a causal horizon, making us immune to the decadent impacts of a naked singularity? We describe a braneworld description of cosmology with both 4d induced and 5d bulk gravity (otherwise known as Dvali-Gabadadze-Porati, or DGP model), which exhibits this feature: The universe emerges as a spherical 3-brane out of the formation of a 5d Schwarzschild black hole. (Abstract)
Prescod-Weinstein, Chanda. Enter the Axion. American Scientist. May-June, 2021. The author is a University of New Hampshire professor of physics and of women’s gender studies. The accessible, illustrated article is the most comprehensive I have seen all about this evanescent particle which theoretically appears to be involved with cold dark matter. See also ‘Axion’ Particle Solves Three Mysteries of the Universe in Science Daily for March 10, 2021, and search herein for Matthew Kleban.
Primack, Joel. Precision Cosmology. New Astronomy Reviews. 49/2, 2005. A summary update as astronomical theories and models become increasingly confirmed.
Pylkkanen, Paavo. Mind, Matter, and the Implicate Order. Berlin: Springer, 2007. Jim Baggott has written that if David Bohm had preceded Niels Bohr in the 20th century, physics could have just as easily taken a Bohmian mold. A philosopher at the University of Skovde, Sweden here argues that Bohm’s independent “implicate order” from which arises “explicate” material reality can resolve many current problems of quantum theory. Akin to prior versions such as Leibniz’s harmonious monads, this adoption would affirm an “undivided wholeness of the universe” whereof each parcel enfolds this one source, thus solving the nonlocality issue. While rife with abstract terms, the work once more entertains a perennial sense of doubleness, whose “holomovement” toward collective consciousness, one may add, could be translated as genotype and phenotype.
Reiss, Adam and Mario Livio. The Puzzle of Dark Energy. Scientific American. March, 2016. Adam Reiss, Johns Hopkins University, shared a 2011 Nobel Prize for the discovery of an increasingly accelerating universe. Mario Livio was a founding astrophysicist for the Hubble Space Telescope, and a popular science author. The article surveys the leading edge of cosmological conjecture as it tries to comprehend an apparent fantastic multiverse just being realized by theory and experiment. With regard to the title, three options, cited belowc are Cosmological Constant, Quintessence, and No Dark Energy. But the presence of our collaborative human sapiensphere which is able to explore and fathom such reaches is never considered or factored in, we are along for the ride. The most quintessential energy, mind, being, and becoming, if we might think to ask, could be an intended humanVerse significance to achieve such a self-discovery.
Cosmological Constant If the vacuum of empty space has an inherent energy, it may push the universe to expand. Quintessence If dark energy comes from a field that fills the cosmos, its strength could change over time. No Dark Energy Dark energy may not exist at all, and the acceleration the universe’s expansion may instead indicate that gravity operates differently than we think on extremely large scales. (41)
Rickles, Dean, et al, eds.
The Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravity.
Oxford: Oxford University Press,
Philosophical physicists discuss what if anything is real. From the time of Newton and Leibniz, is space-time composed of monadic things, or do interrelations possess equal primacy. Are phenomena ‘background dependent,’ as string theory would have it, or is a preferred ‘background independence’ the case. Lee Smolin, John Stachel, and colleagues advance a ‘relational’ phase of quantum physics that converges on an obvious complementarity of part and field, node and link.
There is a common core to the views expressed in these papers, which can be characterized as the stance that relational structures are of equal or more fundamental ontological status that objects. (Preface) A ‘stronger’ form of structuralism might urge a more radical reconceptualization of objects, such that they come to be understood as mere ‘nodes’ or ’intersections’ in the structure. More generally, objects might be understood as being secondary to the structure; the relations are then to be regarded as having ontological primacy over the objects. Alternatively, one might eschew talk of ’primacy’ and adopt a view that is committed to both categories but privileges neither over the other. (26)
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