If changing the rates and timing of human maturation results in more or less self awareness or degrees of split consciousness when cerebral hemispheres and corpus callosums adjust to varying levels of testosterone and estrogen, then might there be a macro, universe version of this process?

Okay, this is WAY out there regarding an exploration of hypothetical biological processes and their possible application to universal processes.  Nevertheless, there is a website that explores the possible ramifications of evolutionary developmental biological theory as regards the ontogeny of our universe.  These folks posit that if you can apply the theory of natural selection to how the universe acquired its characteristics, then you can do the same thing with complementary theories of evolution that suggest that the environment can influence evolution in a single generation.

What I’m playing with here is the suggestion that each of us exhibits split consciousness, which is enhanced by having two cerebral hemispheres that are not the same size with a corpus callosum small enough that it inhibits communication between the two hemispheres.  I’m presupposing that consciousness already exists, consciousness evidenced by primary process, defined as awareness of only one time, one place and no negatives.  With the emergence of split consciousness, imagination appears, and we can be aware of more than one time, multiple places and what things are not.

Consider that the universe also exhibits primary process.  What if the natural state of the universe is consciousness characterized by one time, one place, no negatives?

Except that the universe is in constant movement.

Relative variation in velocity would engender multiple experiences of time.  At the moment of the big bang, there was but one time, because there was only one place and no variations in speed.  As the universe expanded, dramatic variations in relative speed emerged.  Whereas very early on there was but primary process, over the course of the expansion, relativity emerged.

In just the way that humans exhibit imagination and creativity with the emergence of split consciousness, a result of dissociation and variation in hemispheric communication, perhaps the universe reveals self awareness as a direct result of dissociation and variation in time that results from variation in velocity.

A young universe reveals relatively little self awareness.  A mature universe exhibits self awareness, imagination and creativity.

This would be an evolutionary developmental biological interpretation of universe ontogeny.

Obviously, a brain has synapses to work with when it exhibits split consciousness and imagination.  What does a universe have that would behave like a brain that could experience relativity of time?

Something would have to play the part of connecting all the parts.  Something would have to play the part of neurons.

Dark matter?

Then again, it has been hypothesized that a brain is an instrument that decreases an almost infinite number of ways to perceive experience, reducing the channels down to five.  It’s not a device that reveals, but constrains.  To manage a physical form requires targeted attention.  A brain limits attention to those avenues, the senses, that make it possible to focus on what is necessary to maintain a physical form.

I would expect that the universe is under no such constraint.  Then the question is:  Does variation in velocity itself compel relative experiences of time, encouraging reflexive consciousness?  Whereas we experience split consciousness, the universe would experience multiconsciousness, sort of like an individual having a gazillion brain hemispheres communicating to one another regarding varying interpretations of sense experiences.

Still, it would seem necessary for a sentient form experiencing an enhancement of that experience through variations of velocity, compelling multiple experiences of time, to have an efficient across-system communication matrix.  The communication system would not need to exceed the speed of light, but it would be useful if there were places where information could be stored and compared or if there were at least some fashion for the information to be synthesized and then used to inform future behavior.

Then again, communication faster than the speed of light would be useful.  Otherwise, the speed of the expanding universe would compromise an ability to absorb and synthesize unique and emerging information regarding velocity relationships at the periphery.

It still seems to come back to dark matter.


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