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Looking Beyond the Limits of Physics  Dan McAran (Toronto, ONTARIO Canada)   P1

David Bohn reports that Einstein was of the opinion that entanglement of particles could only be explained by a yet unknown aspect of reality. This presentation proposes in a similar fashion a yet undescribed aspect of reality is necessary to explain the phenomena of increasing complexity found in the universe which ultimately results in life and consciousness. The purpose of this presentation is an attempt to conceptualize the nature of this yet undescribed aspect of reality. It is based on the phenomena of dualistic opposites found in physics. It is useful to conceptualize time as intrinsically fundamental to reality. We can identify time as the dynamic that makes physical reality manifest. Without time there is no energy and mass (viz E=mc2 ) and no entropic flow from higher to lower energy states. Waves do not exist without time, and neither do the vibrations of string theory . This conceptualization of time as the dynamic of reality makes it ?first? among reality as physics now describes it. With the entropic flow of time and energy there is but one flow observed in the universe to a uniform dispersal of energy, as seen in the background radiation. However, there is a contradiction, the universe also has reverse entropic flow from dispersal to complexity, the ultimate point known, at present, being conscious life. While total entropy may be maintained, they must be a reason for the process that results in the complexity found in the universe. As time is the dynamic of the energy and mass reality physics describes, it can be postulated that there is an inherent dynamic to the observed reverse entropic flow leading to life and consciousness. This dynamic is here identified as ?connectedness?. There would then be a mathematical formulation of the connectedness dynamic, although it is yet to be developed. As physics as currently formulated is intrinsically related to time, it cannot describe reality not connected to time. The human brain as the most complex of all known entities would function in relation to both dynamics, the physics of time, and the as yet undescribed physics of ?connectedness?. The human brain could be postulated as an instrument to explore the conjectured dynamic of connectedness and to relate connectedness to the dynamics of time already described by physics. This conjecture offers a way of understanding unexplained phenomenon. This would include the attempt to stop time or to be in the moment through meditation; it would also include the role of consciousness in quantum mechanics. This conjecture presented here does not say that consciousness permeates the universe, but that the connectedness dynamic does in the same way that time does. As complexity increases, life and consciousness is emergent, much as water is emergent from its chemical composition. Randomness in physics could possibly be seen as interactions between the two separate dynamics of time and connectedness resulting in space-time reality and space-connectedness reality.