[time 1078] Re: [time 1077] Re: [time 1076] p-Adic evolution, Cambrian explosion, emergence of vertebrates, modular structure of cortex

Stephen Paul King (stephenk1@home.com)
Wed, 01 Dec 1999 10:05:48 -0500

Dear Matti,

Matti Pitkänen wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Stephen Paul King <stephenk1@home.com>
> To: Matti Pitkänen <matpitka@pcu.helsinki.fi>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 3:47 PM
> Subject: Re: [time 1076] p-Adic evolution, Cambrian explosion, emergence of
> vertebrates, modular structure of cortex
> > Dear Matti,
> >
> > It occurs to me that the identification of organic evolution with
> > p-adic evolution would predict that there would be strong morphological
> > similarities between creatures in different locations throughout the
> > Universe. This would suggest that we should expect extraterrestrial
> > entities to be very similar to us.
> Precisely. Structures with same scales would appear everywhere. Only
> details would differ. Probably the basic columnar structures of
> cortex would be very similar since they are very regular.
> > Might the universality of primes give a means to create a universal
> > translator for communication purposes?
> Perhaps! Certainly a good manner to open the discussion is to be sent is
> pulse sequences with numbers of pulses coming as primes(;-)!
> *****************

        Umm, this would imply that the "message" in the book/movie Contact is
not improbable! One question I have is regarding the means to relate
primes with binary bits. It seems that most people assume that any
message will be given in the form of a binary string. Would there be a
language that is "3-dimensional" or "sheet-like" as opposed to the
1-dimensional "string"?
> By the way, the message I sent contained the usual mistakes characteric for
> the
> first great confusiasism: in this state of mind one should not perform
> numerical
> estimates. Amusingly, I looked old text written for 6-7 years ago and
> found that I had already then made identification of p-adic length scales
> in brain length scales in much more precise manner! I am getting old!

        Maybe it is just the enthusiasm and joy that such realizations bring.
> The only new elements were the idea of coupling the length
> scales with breakthroughs in evolution and the observation about Cambrian
> evolution and possible explanation for the emergence of verterbrates.
> What is also important that the length scale range relevant to brain
> contains *incredibly many twin length scales* L(k) for which k and k+2 two
> are both powers of prime. These length scales differ by factor 2.
> With the exception of ***single prime*** all brainy k:s belong to
> twins! Incredible. Twin length scale makes possible self uniting differing
> views of two subselves: this is nothing but hardware for dialectics!

        Umm, this resembles my duality picture. :-) Hardware vs Software...
> List of twins:
> DNA strands and helix.
> Lipid layers of cell membrane and cell membrane.
> Cell layer and epithelial sheet.
> [Orientation columns correspond the only prime without twin in brain length
> scales!]
> Ocular dominance columns for right and left eye and the pair formed by them.
> Actually special case of similar structures associated with all sense.
> Structures of size 1 cm which should combine to form structure of size 2 cm
> which I cannot identify due to my miserable knowledge about neuroanatomy.
> Brain halves!

        Perhaps the work of Edelman would be helpful:
> After this comes a HUGE gap in the distribution of twin primes. Next
> pair corresponds to length scale of order 3 kilometers!!

        Have you read about the truffle fungi that have been found under
forests? They, if I remember correctly, where within this size. The size
of such organisms would suggest the existence of creatures like that
described by Fred Hoyle in his book The Black Cloud:
> I attach a latex file which summarizes the recent view
> about p-adic subneural and neural evolution at level
> of length scales.
> MP
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Name: twins.tex
> twins.tex Type: IBM techexplorer TeX files (application/x-tex)
> Encoding: quoted-printable



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