Novel View

Novel View is a physico-cosmic, phenomological model constructed from a subtle, dynamic interpretation of the behaviors of cosmological energy density and pressure, the known and most pervasive characteristics of space. They are understood to be formless, timeless yet real precursors to all mass and energy. Discernible based on complex relational behaviors, the structure and structuring of existence cannot be adequately understood relying on force-based logic alone.

M.C. Escher, Three Spheres II (1946)

I developed Novel View in the early 2000's and documented it in an academically-styled paper. I approached a few rigorous academic publishers, was not taken seriously, and self-publishing a pdf version online. I made several other efforts to connect with the theoretical physics community and was rebuffed -- dubbed a glory-seeking amateur. I reluctantly accepted that the academic field of theoretical physics would be slow, perhaps even completely unwilling, to thoughtfully evaluate my work. For the second time in my life, the first being when I ended up in theoretical physics theory, I found solace and inspiration in widening the scope of my inquiries, getting "interdisciplinary" yet again.

Between my many years in an academic career in the biological sciences and behind the scenes efforts to articulate my metaphysical insights to skeptical academics, I found my own voice resounding most within rational and intellectual humility. Many of my Marvelous Miscellany writings here point to efforts in that regard.

Find out more about Novel View in the summary, table of contents, and a few excerpts from my original paper "Implications of a novel view of the cosmological energy density and pressure relationship," which I wrote in my 20s.

More recently, in October 2016, I published a paper in the natural philosophy journal Cosmos & History that compassionately frames my work in relation to the current crisis in physics. In it, I cite my own Novel View alongside the metaphysically complementary, though on its own fatally solipsistic, view known as CTMU. Here's a summary of that paper, "Notes from the existential underground: the universe as a complex emergent system."

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