My name is David M. Petersen; I graduated with honors from SJSU with a BA in philosophy. The purpose of this page is to put forth my evolutionary, four-dimensional view of consciousness and reality, which is a metaphysics in the classical philosophical sense of the word. I have named this theory 'Sequential-Eternal-Monotheistic-Holism.' I have no interest in getting a PhD; I believe the academic philosophical community is completely out of touch with doing actual philosophy. I therefore declare myself a "Renegade Philosopher."
Plato was right about the Forms
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An overview of SEMH with links to supporting papers:
The universe is half organized and half chaotic at every level you can name (the structure of atoms, biological entities, planetary systems, stellar evolution, the distribution of galaxies, etc., for example.)
The universe is both a 'sequence of interactive three dimensional events' and an 'eternal four dimensional energy structure' at the same time - an existence similar to the so-called wave-particle duality observed in quantum physics. (It is very interesting that there are potentially 'dualities' both at the very small and the very big 'ends' of the universe.)
The Four Dimensional Sphere
Individual freewill is a deep-rooted and completely necessary part of this total interactive energy system.
My Definition of Freewill
The universe is an integrated series of physical systems, including consciousness, that are "spun" around nonexistence (absolute nothing) and interconnected.
Statement on Consciousness (Balancism)
The definition of physical energy should therefore be expanded to include consciousness.
The fact that consciousness is physical energy in no way detracts from its intrinsic spirituality.
There is life in other galaxies at around the same stage of evolution as we are, and when viewed as an unfolding three dimensional energy structure this entire universe is evolving into the Supreme Being, which in reality is the 'Super-Conscious Unity' of all the energy in the universe (which again, is four-dimensional and eternal.)
The Future of Man
Emperical Verification of "God?"
The true connection with the Super-Conscious Unity is through the (well documented) mystical experience.
Speach on Mysticism
All religions are attempting to describe the same Super-Conscious Unity, or Supreme Being.
Everyone and everything as well as the Super-Conscious Unity are absolutely necessary for the entire system to exist at all.
Speach on absolute tolerance based on physics
There is a form of eternal life but not eternal consciousness for us, there is only eternal consciousness for the Super-Conscious Unity. However, this eternal life state is more real than we can imagine.
The theory: a short but deep book called "The Nature of Ultimate Reality" which outlines what should be a new movement in philosophy that again I have called:
Sequential-Eternal-Monotheistic-Holism (S.E.M.H. for short)
(This may be a later version than you've bookmarked)
I have always viewed arrogance as pointless and ugly. However, it is very likely that arrogance "sells" philosophy, so here goes:
I've shown the likely path of human evolution far into the future:
The future of man
I've laid the groundwork for a true understanding of consciousness:
Statement on consciousness (Balancism)
Consciousness around zero
Consciousness Verses AI
I've shown the probable "shape of reality":
The four dimensional sphere
I have shown the way toward the complete unification of science and religion:
Empirical verification of "God"?
I have outlined the probable true relationship between Man and God(The Super-Conscous Unity)
Man and God(The Super-Conscous Unity)
What is the "meaning of life?"
The Global Community VS Global Problems
Critique of Nietzsche
The Justification and Description of Induction Are Not Really Problems
Scientists Need Philosophy
Don't just say I must be crazy! Read my work and attack it point for point. My email is email@example.com. Be aware that our discourse may become public (if it's any good.)
The problems with the field of philosophy and the people "doing it" these days
RELATED WORKS by David M. Petersen
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The First Three Minutes - Steven Weinberg
A Brief History Of Time - Stephen Hawking
Relativity - Albert Einstein
Quantum Reality - Nick Herbert
The Alchemy Of The Heavens - Ken Croswell
About Time - Paul Davies
The Origin Of Humankind - Richard Leakey
Complexity - M. Mitchell Waldrop
The Phenomenon Of Man - Pierre Teihlard de Chardin
The World's Religions - Huston Smith
The Teachings Of The Mystics - Walter T. Stace
A Brief History of Everything - Ken Wilber
How Near Death Is A Near Death Experience? (article) - Catherine Houck
"The Hidden Mind," Scientific American Special Addition, Vol. 12, number 1, 2002
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"Albert Einstein past present future simultaneously"
"half order half chaos physics"
"how does consciousness work?"
"is god really just a form of energy?"
"universe evolving into god"
"eternal and simultaneous existence of all points in time"
"the interconnectedness of the universe"
"conscious energy self awareness and space time"
"evolving into god"
"the conscious edge"
"forth dimensional objects"
"evolutionary development of consciousness"
"consciousness and reality"
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