Physical and Environmental Sciences



Modern understanding of dynamic processes of all kinds, from subatomic to universal scales and encompassing the evolution of living systems, continues to be restricted by the rationalistic treatment of informational boundaries as discrete limits and space as fixed, empty distance between material objects. Such treatment is founded mathematically in the abstract geometry of Euclid and arithmetic of discrete numerical units, which formed the basis for Newtonian mechanics and the development of objective, quantitative science aimed at prediction and control. It is, however, profoundly unrealistic in being based on the illusion that matter ultimately consists of solid, massy particles surrounded by (and hence excluding) non-interactive space. This illusion leads to the dualistic ‘paradoxes of completeness’ that underlie the interpretation of change as the consequence of imposing purely external force upon discrete (isolated) and hence independent bodies. It leads damagingly to the mental exclusion and objectification of ‘environment’ as ‘external surrounding’ that the ‘self’ both exploits and struggles against, not the natural neighbourhood of which ‘self-identity’ is inescapably an inclusion.


Natural inclusionality opens up a radically more creative, realistic and ultimately less environmentally adverse understanding through acknowledging the mutual inclusion of space everywhere as receptive influence and informational boundaries as dynamic interfacings throughout Nature. With this understanding new insights of the fundamental nature of gravity, heat, electromagnetic radiation and energy flow become possible, along with a new mathematical basis for their natural representation.