Mind Syntropy: the energy of life--Notes
Luiggi Fantappie,(1901-1956), one of the major Italian mathematicians, while working on quantum mechanics and special relativity, discovered that all physical and chemical phenomena, which are determined by causes placed in the past, are governed by the law of entropy, while all those phenomena which are attracted towards causes which are placed in the future (attractors), are governed by a law which is symmetrical to entropy and which Fantappiè named syntropy.
Studying the qualities of syntropic phenomena (finality, differentiation, order and organization) Fantappié concluded that syntropy is the essence of life: “Let us conclude by looking at what we can say about life. What makes life different is the presence of syntropic qualities: finalities, goals, and attractors. Now as we consider causality the essence of the entropic world, it is natural to consider finality the essence of the syntropic world. It is therefore possible to say that the essence of life are final causes, syntropy. Living means tending to attractors the law of life is not the law of mechanical causes; this is the law of non-life, the law of death, the law of entropy; the law which dominates life is the law of finalities, the law of syntropy.”
It is the first time that the energy of life is deducted from physical laws (special relativity and quantum mechanics).Syntropic phenomenon are the consequences of final causes, attractors which absorb converging waves. These final causes are the "cause" of syntropic systems; in that way in this way it is possible to introduce scientific finalism, where finalism means final causes.
In 1948, while working on the hypothesis of quantum processes in life structures, LuigiFantappiè suggested that the brain could act as a quantum gate in which past, present andfuture coexist. As an example, Fantappiè suggested that memory, according to quantummechanics, could use non-local processes, thereby connecting directly with distant points ofspace and time. When we remember past events, the brain would link to this non-local event,which is placed in the past but is still present, and the information would come directlythrough the link and not from “memory storage” inside the brain. After 60 years, thisincredibly suggestive hypothesis is still too courageous, but it could open new frontiers inthe understanding of how the human brain and memory work.
King states that the supercausal model derived from quantum physics shows that freewill is a consequence of the fact that cells are constantly forced to choose betweeninformation which comes from the past (diverging waves, emitters/entropy) and informationwhich comes from the future (converging waves, absorbers/syntropy). This constant state ofchoice gives form to chaotic behaviours on which the conscious brain feeds, a process whichis syntropic and not reproducible in a laboratory, or through computational techniques.
The brain is a highly dynamic and complex system: it contains approximately 10 billionneurons, connected in a complex non-continual network consisting of more than 1000billion synapses. According to Freeman, the functioning of such a network can be understoodonly by using models derived from the modern theory of non-linear dynamical systems,based on the properties of self-organization and emerging phenomena: even simpler systems,such as the surface of a fluid or a mix of chemical products, which are characterized by ahigh number of interacting substances, can generate macroscopic and global propertiesunder particular circumstances which do not exist at the level of the basic substances, andwhich are therefore indicated as “emerging phenomena”.
7.1 Science and religion: the end of dualismThe scientific revolution that was started by Newton and Galileo divided culture into twoparts: on the one side science, capable of studying the entropic aspects of reality, and on theother side religion, dedicated to the syntropic aspects of reality, such as the soul and the finalcauses. The introduction of syntropy into the scientific model implies a profound change inthe cultural balance between science and religion, which Fantappiè describes as follow: “Letus conclude by looking at what we can say about life.
What makes life different is thepresence of syntropic qualities: finalities, goals, and attractors. Now as we consider causalitythe essence of the entropic world, it is natural to consider finality the essence of thesyntropic world. It is therefore possible to say that the essence of life is the final causes, theattractors. Living means tending to attractors. But how are these attractors experienced inhuman life? When a man is attracted by money we say he loves money. The attractiontowards a goal is felt as love. We now see that the fundamental law of life is this: the law oflove. I am not trying to be sentimental; I am just describing results which have been logicallydeducted from premises which are sure. It is incredible and touching that, having arrived atthis point, mathematical theorems start speaking to our heart!” (Fantappiè, 1993).
Fantappiè stated that nowadays we see written in the book of nature - which Galileosaid, was in mathematical characters - the same laws of love that we find written in the holybooks of the major religions. “[...] the law of life is not the law of hate, the law of force, orthe law of mechanical causes; this is the law of non-life, the law of death, the law of entropy;the law which dominates life is the law of finalities, the law of cooperation towards goalswhich are always higher, and this is true also for the lowest forms of life. In humans this lawtakes the form of love, since for humans living means loving, and it is important to note thatthese scientific results can have great consequences at all levels, particular on the social level,which is now so confused. [...] The law of life is therefore the law of love and differentiation.It does not move towards levelling and conforming, but towards higher forms ofdifferentiation. Each living being, whether modest or famous, has its mission, its finalities,which, in the general economy of the universe, are important, great and beautiful”.
In 1941 the mathematician Luigi Fantappiè, working on quantum mechanics and specialrelativity, proposed a mathematical demonstration which shows that the positive solution,which describes waves (and particles) which propagate forward in time, is governed by thelaw of entropy (dissipation, disorder and death) whereas the negative solution, whichdescribes waves (and particles) which propagate backward in time, is governed by asymmetrical law which Fantappiè named syntropy and which has the following properties:
concentration of energy;
creation of structures;
Fantappiè noticed that the properties of the law of syntropy are similar to the properties ofliving systems, arriving at the conclusion that living systems are, in their essence, attracted bythe future, and therefore anticipatory systems. This interpretation has always been refused asimpossible, limiting biology and science only to entropic-mechanical explanations (Fantappiè,1991). The strong results obtained in the experiment described in this paper support the hypothesisthat anticipated waves are real and that living systems are anticipatory systems, attracted by the future.
On the contrary, according to Fantappiè living systems are a direct consequence ofanticipated waves which move backward in time (law of syntropy), and consequently it shouldbe possible to observe and study anticipation using living systems.Entropic phenomena are governed by the second law of thermodynamics according to whicha system tends towards homogeneity and disorder.Syntropic phenomena invert the second law of thermodynamics and:1. a reduction in entropy and an increase in differentiation is observed;2. converging waves attract in smaller places energy and matter;3. concentration of matter and energy cannot be indefinite and entropic processes areneeded to compensate syntropic concentration;4. in nature, syntropy and entropy interact constantly;5. scientific finalism, final causes, are introduced;6. a new scientific methodology is needed since the experimental method can only studycauses located in the past;In his Transactional Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics, Cramer states that “Nature,in a very subtle way, may be engaging in backwards-in-time handshaking. But the useof this mechanism is not available to experimental investigators even at themicroscopic level. The completed transaction erases all advanced effects, so that noadvanced wave signalling is possible.
The future can effect the past only veryindirectly, by offering possibilities for transactions” (Cramer, 1986).Nevertheless, why would living systems be forced to operate choices? This question isanswered by the “vital needs model” which was developed as a consequence of theconflict between syntropy and entropy. As it is well known, entropy is the law whichdominates the macrocosm and which causes organized forms to gradually disintegrateinto lower and lower levels of organization. Syntropy, instead, as Albert Szent-György(Nobel prize 1937 for physiology and discoverer of vitamin C) describes it, is the forcewhich drives living systems from simple molecules to form macromolecules, and frommacromolecules to form organelles and eventually put these all together to form thegreatest wonder, a cell, with its astounding inner regulations. Then it goes on putting cellstogether to form “higher organisms” and increasingly more complex individuals… at everystep, new, more complex subtle qualities are created, and so in the end we are faced withproperties which have no parallel in the inanimate world (Szent-Gyorgyi, 1977). Theconflict between life and entropy (death) is well known and it has been discussedcontinuously by biologists. This conflict justifies the existence of vital needs, at all levels ofthe organization of living systems; needs which have to be met in order to survive.According to this vital needs model, living systems are constantly forced to operatechoices in order to survive, at all the levels of its organization; this constant use of “freewill” would gradually lead towards complex neuronal systems, which are able to beconscious of themselves.
Mind Syntropy is a method of examining your preconditioned biases and testing their usefulness by how they make you feel. Each thought carries an emotional charge that is immediately felt within the body. Mind Syntropy is a simple, consistent, and repeatable method that allows you to recognize that all thoughts follow a binary pattern of either producing happiness or suffering the instant that they are held in the mind. the universe starts to look more like a big thought than a big machine (Bohm,1951). Extract from Journey into the Future(Fiction) by Guy Dauncey (unpublished) 2005 : The Syntropy RevolutionThe seeds had been lain. From 2001 to 2004, while others were struggling with food shortages, unemployment and increasing climate chaos, Kharoun was immersed in study, supported over the Internet by like-minded thinkers. The concept that bound it all together, and which rocketed Kharoun and his colleague Elizabeth Mitchell onto the front page of Time Magazine in December 2005, was syntropy. In Kharoun's words, 'Syntropy is an omnipresent evolutionary tendency which propels all mind, all consciousness and all matter towards organization and wholeness.' With these nineteen words, he rewrote the modern story. To the horror of his colleagues, he often appeared to write as if spirit and syntropy were co-existent. Where the spirit (meaning the individual expression of the universal syntropic field) is weak, he wrote, entropy will prevail. Where it is strong, it will express itself through syntropy as the tendency to seek greater organization and wholeness.
It is syntropy that has propelled evolution towards more complex and conscious expressions. The force that we call entropy only occurs when the spirit in matter weakens, and starts to die. With the arrival of syntropy, evolution's entropy problem disappeared, in the same way that Copernicus's problematic maths dissolved when Kepler demonstrated that the motion of the planets was in elliptical, not circular. Entropy did not exist at all, Kharoun declared - it was simply the withdrawal of syntropy. Syntropy explained evolution's progress towards ever more complex and psychically rich expressions of life, with or without the biological evolution of living matter. It was with these eighteen words defining syntropy that Kharoun had rewritten the modern scientific story. To Kharoun, spirit and syntropy were intimately bound together. When the individual expression of the universal syntropic field is weak, entropy will prevail. Where spirit is strong, syntropy will lead it to seek greater organization and wholeness. It is syntropy which has propelled evolution towards ever more complex and conscious expressions over millions of years. Entropy occurs when syntropy fails, when the spirit in matter weakens and starts to die.With the arrival of syntropy, evolution's entropy problem disappeared. Entropy did not exist at all, Kharoun declared - it was simply the absence of syntropy. It was syntropy which explained evolution's progress towards ever more complex and psychically rich expressions of life, along with humanity's deeply felt drive to achieve peace, freedom, fulfillment, and harmony with nature.
The civil rights movement, the women's movement, the peace movement, the environmental movement, the quest to travel into space, the search for renewable energy, the drive for democracy - these were all expressions of syntropy, evolution's fundamental drive for wholeness.from Eric Butterworth: Entropy vs. Syntropy (Spiritual Economics)“It is interesting to note that there is mounting evidence for the existence of … “syntropy,” through the influence of which forms tend to reach higher and higher levels of organization, order, and dynamic harmony. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Prize winning biologist, refers to it as an “innate drive in living matter to perfect itself.” And today many are calling attention to a psychological drive toward synthesis, toward wholeness and self-perfection.” ~ Eric Butterworth, 20th Century Spiritual Teacher from Spiritual Economics You feel that drive deep within us that’s begging us to be our highest self? That impulse is (much much much) bigger than you or me. It’s a Universal impulse toward wholeness.
We are DRIVEN to self-perfection. Ignore it at your own risk. Szent-Gyorgyi postulates that there exists what he calls the "principle" of syntropy or "negative entropy." Realizing that entropy is a universal "force" which causes organized forms to gradually disintegrate into lower and lower levels of organization, he pictures the world as, in essence, a great machine running down and wearing out. The concept of syntropy postulates the existence of the opposite force, a force which causes living things to reach "higher and higher levels of organization, order and dynamic harmony." (Vargiu, 1977, p. 14). The basic problem as stated by Szent-Gyorgyi is "that there is some basic difference between the living and the non-living ... as scientists we cannot believe the laws of the universe could lose their validity at the surface of our skin," pointing out that the law of entropy, for some reason, seems not to prevail in living systems.Syntropy is similar to earlier theories which have been termed "vitalism" (Morris, 1966, p. 34; and Szent-Gyorgyi, 1977, p. 19). Consequently Szent-Gyorgyi's theory has been criticized as being little more than a variation of vitalism.
All non-living "organisms" wear away until they "break" through use, called "normal wear." A new car progressively wears out and eventually the car has to be replaced. Even if a car is not used, it rusts, rots, and decays from just sitting. The use of any mechanical unit causes the unit's eventual destruction. But use of living organisms, in time, causes them (unless other factors intervene as illness) to build up, to become stronger (DeVries, 1970), actually improve themselves as the physical fitness advocates today have abundantly stressed. Inactivity, though, causes organisms to decay, tear down, and in time "break down." If an arm were put in a plaster cast for several years, it would "wither away," becoming thin, emaciated, weak and useless. One of the major problems for living organisms is not activity but inactivity. The aging process is a different factor, evidently the accumulation of misuse, disease, stress, etc. Activity, in most cases, slows down the normal aging process.
Thus use tears down non-life, but builds up life.(Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert. 1977. "Drive in Living Matter to Perfect Itself," Synthesis 1, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 14-26. Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert. 1972. The Living State: With Remarks on Cancer, New York: Academic Press. Vargiu, James. 1977. Editor of Synthesis 1, (Introduction to article by Szent-Gyorgyi, p. 14). Vol. 1, No. 1.) In 1988, Mario Ludovico gave a formal definition of syntropy as a measurement of the degree of order/organization internal to any system formed by interacting components. According to that definition, syntropy is a quantity complementary to entropy: The sum of these two quantities is constant for the system considered, and defines the transformation potential of the system. On this basis, the theory develops equations apt to describe any possible evolution of complex systems, particularly concerning biological/social systems.