Intelligence Related to Time
Intelligence has time-related properties. Without the presence of consciousness (mind), the concept of time would cease to exist; and without the presence of time there could be no mind, since the latter represents the process of what the brain does, and for any kind of process to occur requires time. Without mind, time would become a fourth-dimensional measure of distance. The perception of time can speed up or slow down dependent upon brain function. Our minds are not actually conscious of time. We are aware of "time-related events" that create the perception of time. Our conscious and unconscious mind is constantly being perturbed by time- related events such as spoken words, car horns, music, rattling motors, flashing lights, people walking by, etc. These events are continuously overlapping as they create our perception of time.
Our memory has been programmed to know approximately how long each time-related event should last, and as long as one is conscious he or she will have a fairly good time sense. One quickly loses time sense during sleep, altered states of consciousness, or coma. Continuous unaltered consciousness is a prerequisite for the preservation of time sense.
Memory storage is also a time-related event. The duration of time involved for any incoming stimulus will strongly influence the intensity of memory recording, which in turn influences our ability to recall the memory at will. There are also other ways that intelligence is related to time, and they will be mentioned in other sections. Not the least important of these is the requirement of the passage of time for the continued evolution of intelligence to states of increasing complexity.
Intelligence Related to Matter-Energy
Intelligence would also appear to have matter-energy related properties. It seems to congregate around matter, interfacing with it and requiring the expenditure of energy to function, at least in our present level or dimension of existence. The intensity of any incoming stimulus such as light, sound, etc., will influence the degree to which matter-energy in our brain and/or body is perturbed, which in turn influences the intensity of memory-recording occurring in mind-space. The memory-recall process is also very much dependent upon the intricate, complex arrangement of matter-energy within the brain-body. Many memories and other body functions will be lost if brain tissue is disturbed by a stroke or other type of trauma. So even though mind is a space-related phenomenon, it still requires and is very much dependent upon a very special distribution of matter within the brain, and its ability to interface with it.
Science of Chaos
Every event that occurs within the universe influences every other event either directly or indirectly. This is where Newtonian mechanics breaks down, thus resulting in our failure to predict long-range future events. The weather will never be predictable more than just a few days in advance because of very strong dependency upon "initial conditions." It is sensitivity to initial conditions that is the fundamental cause of chaos. Since initial conditions can never be completely known, it is impossible to predict long-range future events. Complexity leads to uncertainty.28
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