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Everything is mind: Exploring the many forms of intelligence in the universe

The cosmos is a network of networks, and everything that exists in it has some form of intelligence that is part of a larger “mind.” That’s the main premise of “Metaverse of Mind: The Cosmic Social Network” (BlackBox) by interdisciplinary thinker R.A. Varghese. Within its pages lies a well-constructed series of arguments, clearly laid out and full of delightfully creative — and even poetic — …

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Everything in the universe is part of a vast network of interconnected networks known as the “cosmos’ mind.” “Metaverse of Mind: The Cosmic Social Network” (BlackBox) by interdisciplinary thinker R.A. Varghese is based on this idea. You’ll find an impressive array of arguments that are well-structured, well-organized, and even poetic in its pages.

Through what can be seen as a series of upgrades in cognition, Varghese traces the evolution of the “mindfield’s denizens” from the dawn of time to the present day, showing how we reached the variety and complexity we see today — including humans. From there, we move through four more “domains of mind,” each one more complex in function than the one before it. We begin with the mathematically structured worlds of energy and matter (Mind 1). In turn, these kingdoms of mind types are subdivided into “agents” that bring these mind types to life.

“Agents” begin as energy and matter, then microbes; plants; insects and reptiles; aquatic and amphibious species (including mammals); and finally humans on the bottom rung. The more “powers” these agents have, the more complicated the mental domain they inhabit. A kind of intelligence exists even in Mind 1’s lowest domains: it allows its agents to process information, create effects, move toward goals and adapt their environments.

All energy, matter, and life are connected to each other in a “cosmic social network,” which Varghese sees as the foundation of his theory. To put it another way, the “glue” that binds together all these different manifestations of the mind is this.. Here, he uses familiar analogies, such as social networks or other digital networks, to show how these kinds of interactions can occur.

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Varghese’s way of putting it all together will make it all a lot clearer to you. This is a life-changing experience. Besides this, Vargheses also examines the religious implications of such a philo-scientific structure, including creationism, the concept of God and the divine and more.

As impressive as it is that he draws on other thinkers in the fields of philosophy, science, and mathematic to bolster his arguments, it’s even more impressive that he’s developed an entire framework for understanding how these disparate ideas fit together.

The MetaverseOfMind website has a lot more information than I can fit in here, but the book is the best resource for understanding everything in depth. If you’re an armchair philosopher or a general science reader, you’ll enjoy “Metaverse of Mind,” a book that takes a look at the nature of reality from a perspective that bridges the worlds of science, philosophy, and religion.

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