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Roger Y. Gouin
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Roger Y. Gouin (Abstracts)
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  • Rational vs. Conscious Experience in Time and Space Matters (2004) [Updated 9 years ago]

    Rational experience is based on analysis; it deals with the elements of the universe (Stars, plamets, living beings, atoms and so on) in separated ways. Conscious experience instead reconnects the scientist (the observer) and the universe as a whole.  It reaches beyond the duality subject-object.  Conscious experience thus represents not only an enrichment for scienctific research, but also a vital part of productive science, especially when dealing with time and space matters.


  • The Origin Of Space: A Centuries-Old Thread of Hypotheses (and Some of its Modern Consequences for Particle Physics and Astrophysics) (1999) [Updated 4 years ago]
    by Roger Y. Gouin   read the paper:

    This exploratory study reviews works by Everett, Feynman and others dealing with the nature of the quantum in light of hypotheses by Bruno, Leibniz and Einstein about the origin of space. A common thread is identified within this centuries-old line of thought, leading to an alternate conceptual approach for the problem of the elements making up our reality. By departing entirely from classical concepts the approach appears to allow bridging the gap between the sets of principles forming Einstein's Relativity and Quantum theories by logically pointing toward a space/matter continuity equation and various quanta-generated space manifold structures. Unlike Everett's original ?relative-state? formulation of quantum processes, this extended formulation may be supported by experimentally verifiable consequences. In that respect the review addresses (1) Particle Physics, where a Higgs field is found not to exist as a direct consequence of the hypotheses, in contrast with the present expectations of Quantum Field Theory, and (2) Astrophysics/Cosmology, where through existing supernovae surveys the formulation points in a direct way to redshifts as Hubble obtained but without postulating an overall expansion for the envisioned open universe. A number of formal principles and process descriptions from Quantum and Relativity theories such as wave-particle duality, wave function collapses, null-measurement, quantum state preparations, mass and energy as well as Mach's Principle are replaced with constructive physical descriptions. In order to cover composite quantum systems, and in particular extended computational processes, Everett's original work receives a needed clarification backed up through a Feynman's path integral analysis. However, a complete formalism suitable for addressing the hypothesized elements of reality cannot be provided within the confines of this review due to their intrinsic novelty for existing Mathematical Analysis. To develop the remaining formalism work is required (1) in the mathematics of the continuum and physical systems evolution (in general mathematics revising or rejecting the Axiom of Choice), (2) to identify the details of a cosmological continuity equation, and (3) to formalize the kind of computational processes identified here. Also, due to the limited aspect of the potential evidence available in the two addressed areas of Physics, a set of more substantial confirming consequences related to quanta-generated spatial structures will need to be identified elsewhere through a separate review.


  • A Space Generation Formulation of Biological Processes (1999) [Updated 3 years ago]
    by Roger Y. Gouin   read the paper:

    A previous exploratory study reviewed works by Everett, Feynman and others dealing with the nature of the quantum in light of an hypothesis by Bruno, Leibniz and Einstein about the origin of space. A common thread was identified within that line of thought, allowing to discern an alternate conceptual approach for the problem of the elements making up our reality. The obtained formulation on the relation between the quantum and space was found to have verifiable consequences in Particle Physics and Astrophysics. In the present study a third field is identified for the purpose of verification, the Life Sciences. Physical hypotheses advanced in that field are first reviewed. From there an hypothetical process originally designed by Penrose to effect a quantum mind is replaced by a space generation process where a local space manifold structure is generated by the quantum, a key concept identified in the earlier study about the origin of space. An organizing principle based on this concept is then found to apply to biological systems in general and nervous systems in particular. Through the envisioned phenomenon of quantum space generation (1) the classical approach to embryo development followed by Turing, Wolpert and Kauffman may be augmented, or in some cases replaced, by an approach involving non-local quantum effects, and (2) known biomolecular structures may be able to support an infinite computational process via non-local quantum cellular automata. Several experiments in embryo development are suggested to confirm the validity of the approach. A formal dynamical analysis based on previous work about quantum computation provides part of the theoretical basis for the physical processes involved, while Everett's formulation of the quantum, as clarified by the earlier study, is found necessary to properly evaluate their physical and computational characteristics. However, a complete formalism suitable for the envisioned quantumgenerated local space structures cannot be provided within the confines of this review due to the intrinsic novelty of their elements for Mathematical Analysis. Additional theoretical work is also required to formalize the kind of computational processes identified. This study and the earlier one on the origin of space are examples of a priori conceptual searches. An overall conclusion then addresses the nature of a scientific quest, with arguments presented against the approach of logical positivism with its emphasis on formal methods, and in favor of first seeking conceptual understandings regardless of the availability of a corresponding formalism.