Morality, Science and Religion

Many religions take opposition to the quantum physics in which 
it was early on declared that the universe was inherently 
uncertain. Though this is not a correct interpretation of 
what Heisenberg's uncertainty conveys, it is confusing that
religions would take opposition to it, since uncertainty is
the essential element that leads to free-will. 

The clinging of religions (and science) to the idea of Newtonian 
absolutism is just as deplorable in the sense that it negates the 
opportunity of free-will and replaces it with a totalitarian morality.

The morality is a requirement of death for without death it might
be said that there is no need for morality, but this is not wholely
true since in our subjective memories there is a kind of birth,
life and death. The changing or affection of the state of these
memories defines a death of one interpretation of them, and the 
birth of another. There is in this sense a subjective morality
necesstiated by subjective 'deaths' which is distinct from the 
physical one necessitated by physical deaths.

It is a common misinterpretation of "evolution" that the process
of species optimization is carried out in a strictly random fasion. 
Many religions denounce evolution because they claim that there
was never enough time to try all the possible combinations. 
The process of evolution is more akin to a lock picker. There
is in his method an element of non-determinism and an element
of determinism combined with feedback and a goal. 

One serious problem with education in science is that 
science tends too much towards reductionism.  The student
is taught that empiricism is the true core of science and
this disposes of all use of metaphors.

Out of metaphors comes morality. Without metaphors the student
is taught a cold mechanistic subset of science that ultimately
degenerates into nothing short of vivisection; science without

Metaphors are very important to science. Particularly in theoretical
stages where general principles are discovered. I think Einstein
was aware of this in his confrontations with Bohr. Pure reductionism
is as corrupt as pure reduction to absurdity. We need both discriminations
and non-descriminations to get a full picture of nature.

Quantum Physics is not Physics

Quantum physics is about making distinctions, resolution, identity, context, the relationship between the big and the small and the few and the many. These are _very_ general ideas which we expect any rational thinking being, to master and utilize with understanding in making decisions. Quantum physics is not physics. It is a field of inquiry into the nature of information, communications,... which extends itself to all fields as Norbert Wiener and Edwin Jaynes seem to have surmised. Yet relatively little is understood about these concepts in the context of quantum physics as is evident in its many opposing interpretations: Copenhagen, Many-Worlds, ... That's a very dangerous situation. Here we have scientists exploring the application of these very general ideas without in general considering their broader meanings to philosophy. To be fair, many physicists have expanded their thinking to consider the meaning beyond physics (Schrodinger, Bohm, Einstein,...), but few physicists promote this effort. Despite this attenuation of the philosophical implications, many "new agers" have incorporated many of the quantum mechanical interpretations into a kind of polytheistic holism. While this is entertaining in terms of the Hollywood movies that come out of it, it also has a negative effect (McLuhan) in terms of instilling very unstable outlooks on life into people with weak grasp of what is being communicated in a chop-shop manner. Like Napolean at Waterloo, if the physicists do not temporarily delay their rapid invasion into nature in order to consolidate their interpretations, they will lead us all into losing a war of philosophies. A more systemic approach is called for. It is clear that quantum physics at the fundamental level is dealing with concepts of communications, information, control and decision. These concepts are important in the operation of any complex system whether organic or inorganic. For instance, cryptography is extremely important to the operation of any system in terms of distinguishing signals and preventing them from being intercepted by some subversive subsystem. It is a very specific application to apply crytography to say an ecommerce system but in complete generality, crytography is important in biological systems in terms of its immune system. We can see how the body requires that its codes not be compromised in terms of cancer (where the codes that identify 'friendly' cells is broken by the bodies own subversive cells acting as undercover moles) or in terms of external invaders like viruses, or in terms of neurological diseases where it is very imporatant to have signals that do not get crossed. The distinction of cryptography from signal coding is not far removed. In cryptography the goal is to get a signal from one place to another without being intercepted, while signal coding is chiefly concerned with a signal getting from one place to another without being dispersive or intercepted. That quantum cryptography is a field at all, suggests that it has something to say about the fundamental idea of signals reaching their destinations intact and coherent. And this is a very general application of quantum physics to the needs of a leviathan in terms of its immune system. We need to interpret quantum physics correctly in order to understand the communications that takes place in the mind and body, how it defends itself and how it stays healthy from a systemic point of view in terms of those general ideas of distinguishment, identity, entanglement, interference,... as distinct from their usual interpretations in the context of physics. Quantum physics is not physics. It is a field of inquiry into the nature of information, communications,... which extends itself to all fields as Norbert Wiener and Edwin Jaynes seem to have surmised. It is a dangerous prospect that quantum concepts will lead us to explore philosophical issues like morality. Many people not interpreting correctly what is happening in quantum physics, will come out with some wild half-thought-out "moral mechanics" and claim that it is based on nature's own laws, and such a thing has happened many times already. As long as we do not understand the whole picture, no such claims can be made, and it would not be in the interest of many to be subjugated to any such theory even if it were rationally derived. But it is in the course of rational inquiry that we head in the direction of truth no matter where it takes us. We will have to consider such issues eventually and it is best to be prepared, to some extent, for the consequences of our inquiring; both positive and negative. Survival is a stability or sane approach to the complementary concepts of instinct and inquiry.