Mathematics of Intention (#1433)
Also see other excerpts from my discussions with the Society for Scientific Exploration.
Your (D.A) equation for free will is very thought provoking... I have given the situation a little consideration, which I shall briefly discuss. But due to the mathematics involved it is in a word document called Mathematics of Intention in the files section.
The mathematics explores the equation in the context of normalised probability distributions and it elucidates two fundamental constraints on the operation of intentional influence on a system.
Furthermore, other's have discussed the possibility that it is with focused intention that we navigate the multiverse. I.e. we can influence the probability distribution that designates which potential universe we experience.
In my own work there is a construct called the permutation space, which is an abstract state space where each point represents an entire cosmic configuration. These points form a field of permutations where each universe is subtly different from neighbouring ones. Thus a single trajectory through this space describes a particular evolutionary path for a universe. If we could influence the transition probabilities between different existential states then we could influence the path of the universe's trajectory through the permutation space of potentialities and thereby influence the state of the actuality that we experience.
> if there is God, maybe
> God's experience of the world is not of many people fighting,
> loving, learning, birthing, dying, creating and destroying.. maybe
> God's experience is just that of undifferentiated energy
> experiencing itself as a whole. Without percpetion of will, cause,
> effect, intention or manifestation, just existence.
Beautifully put! That is the essence of the mystic world view. Whilst the individual isolated perspective has pragmatic applications, the mystic world view is far closer to the truth.
The Daoists call the underlying unity 'hundun' or the "uncarved block". It is only through an act of discriminative perception, using the senses and mind that the hundun seemingly fragments into the "ten thousand things" or the "many creatures". But although we seem to be separate we never leave the underlying unity, we simply fail to recognise it and thereby come to act in ignorance of it. But at all times the single unified whole is the underlying reality from which the experience of multiplicity arises.