Although intelligence is a basic property of the universe, it requires lifeforms of increasing complexity in order to manifest itself in the way that we presently think of it. Intelligence is a spectrum or continuum that displays certain limited characteristics in simple lifeforms, and increasing complexity in higher lifeforms. Intelligence is also most probably an ingredient of non-living matter, but its presence is not recognized since it does not manifest itself in the familiar ways that we are used to perceiving it. As perceived by our reductionist mind during ordinary consciousness, intelligence should be viewed as an attribute or inherent characteristic of matter-energy, as well as a property of space. In a supraconsciousness state, all basic ingredients would be more properly experienced as a single undivided entity manifesting itself in various forms.
The modern physicist has come to see the world as a system of inseparable, interacting, and ever-moving components, with the observer being an integral part of the system.2...As we penetrate into matter-energy, nature does not show us any isolated "basic building blocks," but rather a complicated web of relations between the various parts of the whole.3... According to relativity theory, space is not three-dimensional and time is not a separate entity, but both are intimately connected and form a four-dimensional space-time continuum. One cannot talk about space without talking about time and vice versa.4... Time, on the other hand, is also affected by the presence of matter, flowing at different rates in different parts of the universe, as indicated by Einstein. The whole structure of space-time is dependent upon the distribution of matter in the universe, and the concept of "empty space" loses its meaning.5.. Distribution of intelligence and the way it manifests itself is also dependent upon the distribution and concentration of matter-energy. According to David Bohm, "One is led to a new notion of unbroken wholeness which denies the classical idea of analyzability of the world into separately and independently existing parts...".6.. Quantum theory has come to see the universe as an interconnected web of physical and mental relations whose parts are defined only through connections to the whole.7
Bohm has also stated, "Relativity and quantum theory agree, in that they both imply the need to look on the world as an undivided whole, in which all parts of the universe, including the observer and his instruments, merge and unite in one totality." Also, "...[M]ind and matter are not separate substances. Rather they are different aspects of one whole and unbroken movement.". 8
He also sees the entire universe to be a constantly changing flux with a pattern of vortices, ripples, waves and splashes, none of which have an independent existence. Elementary particles are continuously arising and vanishing as they are created, annihilated and transformed.9
Fritjof Capra has written, "The exploration of the subatomic world...has revealed the intrinsically dynamic nature of matter. It has shown that the different constituents of atoms, the subatomic particles, are dynamic patterns which do not exist as isolated entities, but as integral parts of an inseparable network of interactions. These interactions involve a ceaseless flow of energy manifesting itself as the exchange of particles; a dynamic interplay in which particles are created and destroyed without end in a continual variation of energy patterns. The particle interactions give rise to the stable structures which build up the material world, which again do not remain static, but oscillate in rhythmic movements. The whole universe is thus engaged in endless motion and activity; in a continual cosmic dance of energy." .10
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