A Global Multidisciplinary Approach to ETI Research – A Cyclic Nonperiodic Natural Code


L. Pinter (1999), JBIS52, 23-32

Refcode: 1999.52.23

The conceptual and basic questions of experimental and theoretical ETI research are tackled starting from our present knowledge of star evolution in the Galaxy and envisageable kinds of very advanced civilizations focusing on two complementary ways to do research that advanced civilizations must possess. It is argued that all evolutionary processes can be dynamically and thermally based on a common concept of natural numbers, while temperature is shown to be an undefined concept; the underlying non-separability of dynamics from thermal physics leads to a global perception of a geometrical self- evolving structure of mass and space that doesn’t need the concept of time. The intrinsic numerical classification of our perception of the world is discussed, and the 6 quantities on which the entire mathematics is based, i.e. e , , i , 0 , +1 , -1 , are put into evidence. Inconsistencies in definitions of periodic functions raise doubts as to the mathematical description of nature and suggest a new entirely dynamically evolving geometry for the real fields. Past and present ways to contain and transfer information unambiguously were analyzed in trying to answer the question why there are scientifically approachable and scientifically unapproachable fields. The analysis of primitive and non-primitive concepts necessary for a real , i.e. universal perception, shows the concepts of rigid body, motion and local space to be unreal , and the groundlessness of the concept of speed for the electromagnetic spectrum. As to the so called Man/Alien incommensurability problem, the possibility of a simple universal framework of understanding, i.e. of overcoming that problem, is contemplated; which possibility, as Carl Sagan has stated, would consist of a simple interstellar Rosetta stele , based on Mendeleev’s elements table and on the assumption that natural laws are the same everywhere.