We recently learned that Elsevier had retracted our book, “The Mereon Matrix – Unity, Perspective and Paradox”. The reason was given in a personal communication dated March 13, 2017, from an editor who stated:
“We have issued this retraction because we are focusing the portfolio on core mathematics titles, and have discontinued the more specialized Insights list accordingly. Mathematics as a whole is being refocused on textbooks and research monographs…”.
A second edition is in process and will be available in 2017.
A Harmonic Universe
Mathematical Elegance, Solid Science and Social Grace
If you were to conduct a man-on-the-street interview and ask respondents ‘Where do you go for answers to resolve moral and ethical dilemmas’, few are likely to answer, ‘To science, of course.’ It is generally believed that science describes the properties, characteristics and forces underlying the fundamental nature of ‘what is’, and that moral and ethical questions require a ‘higher’ source. The Mereon Matrix compels re-examining the veracity of these assumptions. Most think of life as com- ing from life. However, a living system is undoubtedly a development from non-life. The ontological conclusion is this; since ethical and moral questions apply to human life, the commonly held belief that there is a need for a ‘greater authority’ than science suggests that the basis for this assumption is erroneous.
Max Planck once said that ‘Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: “Ye must have faith.” (Max Planck, 1932, wikiquote-1).
Introducing the Mereon Matrix with this quote is to state a paradox that this work resolves. While it is an earned honour to be allowed entrance into the ‘temple of science’, ‘faith’ is a mere shadow of a state of becoming that is infinitely more powerful. A single concept, a unifying Pattern, has been under scientific investigation since 1995. At the centre of our understanding resides one word: perspective. In its presence we are released from the darkness of ignorance and bias as hidden truth is revealed and illumined. What sustains our team are the scientific principles of doubt and knowledge. It is this that has allowed us to let the Mereon Matrix speak for itself. Through multiple challenges, its form and processes have been mapped, every prediction fulfilled, with every point, edge, face confirming its unitive nature. The Mereon Matrix allows the simultaneity of logic and meaning by connecting two seemingly contradictory aspects of our world: unity and diversity. Its connective ligature provides the bridge that unites diverse perspectives, this Pattern of patterns linking living and life-like systems. This connection is an intrinsic part of the Gaia theory/principle that was formulated by scientist and environmentalist James Lovelock in the 1960s, co-developed by microbiologist Lynn Margulis in the 1970s.
"The Earth system is elderly and we should treat it with respect and care . . . reconciles current thinking in evolutionary biology .... It extends, not contradicts, Darwin’s vision just as relativity enhances, not denies, Newtonian physics . . . we are part of it and . . . human rights are constrained by the needs of our planetary partners."
In August 2012, we began exploring frequencies related to the mathematics of the Mereon Matrix using a new cymatic technology known as the CymaScope. Experimental results of making these particular sounds visible in water led us to anticipate that this work would lead to an emergent science. Below you will observe as the inaudible makes the invisible visible.