The Pressure of Light: how consciousness creates permanence in a universe of infinite-heterogeneity

By Andrew Malcolm, creative writer and epistemological thinker

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Table of Contents

1. The Crystallization of Thought-o-Biographies
2. As I Walk the Straight and Measurable Arrow of Time
3. Thinking, Remembering Thinking, Thinking about a Memory of Thinking, and how that Messes with Time
4. Archetypes of Inertia
5. The Principle of Infinite-Heterogeneity-in-Time
6. Geometry and Experience Remembered


The Pressure of Light argues that knowledge accumulates in the human mind sometimes on the straight and measurable arrow-of-time, and sometimes in a time-state distorted by uncertainty and projection. The first-person, epistemological essay makes the argument by comparing the fundamental structures of memories-of-events internal to the self and memories-of-events external to the self. The evidence for the argument is derived from a period of formal introspection about the nature of remembered-thoughts, and the acknowledgement that no confirming-evidence that a remembered-thought existed as remembered by a conscious mind could possibly exist anywhere in the universe. The result becomes the discovery of a time-state here named mirror-time, from which knowledge built off of remembered-thinking is derived. The implications of the result are considered in terms of archetypes that represent oscillating versions of any conscious mind, namely the artist-technologist and the philosopher-scientist, and then more generally in terms of epistemological philosophy. The investigation concludes by logically disproving the existence of repetition through normal-time in section 5: The Principle of Infinite-Heterogeneity-in-Time, which defines the new principle by reviewing and expanding on the glass-ball and lamp visualization in Albert Einstein’s Geometry and Experience. A final point is made about the principle’s applications to the philosophical underpinnings of quantum mechanics. The expectation of the reader of this non-academic, self-published proposal is to not only digest the material, but consider creating a response that supports or challenges The Pressure of Light.

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