The Psyche of the Universe

Journal Issue: Generative Horizons and Article First Page


Following Brower’s philosophy, this text starts from the idea that a theory of creation is fundamentally impossible to capture by words. But even if that is the case, it purposely embarks us on a failed journey to describe how we currently best understand the engine of creation itself. The theories of natural and cultural evolution attempt to capture the phenomenon of creation of biology and humanity, this underlying phenomenon bringing about change and novelty is the Psyche of the Universe. Can we perhaps describe this phenomenon more fully in a phenomenological way, where a conection with the action of the world is foundational via a knowledge engine? In this exploration we hope to slowly reveal that one naturally needs to incorporate other elements(emotion, freedom and action) present on human nature to ‘bring alive’ and ‘keep alive’ the technical ideas. However this process seems to be impossible to describe in a recipe, it should be acted on by the world and be nurtured by some unknown element we describe as love.

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Keith Y. Patarroyo
Keith Y. Patarroyo
Researcher Engineer on Chemical Evolution, Digital Chemistry and Unconventional Computation

My research interests include Hierarchical Assembly, Chemical Evolution and Material Computation.