I. The Big Brain Theory
II. The Natural Engineering
The Natural Will
The Natural Modules
The Natural Modulation
The Natural Materialization
The Natural Transformation
The Natural Structure
The Natural States
The Natural Events
The Natural Program
The Natural Process
The Natural Function
The Natural Operational Instructions
The Natural Modulatory Operations
The Natural Mathematics
Conclusion of Chapter-II
III. Imagining the Reality
The natural reality
The physical images
The physical structure
The chemical images
The chemical structures
The chemical elements
The biological images
The irrational organisms
The rational organisms
The terrestrial biosphere
The tangible pseudoimages
The intangible pseudoimages
Conclusion of Chapter-III
IV. Testing Hypothesis
Conclusion of Chapter-IV
V. The Big Hypotheses
I would like to express my sincerest thanks to those who encouraged me, supported and contributed to the development of this book, principally to: my sister Iansan Alves, who carried out the first test-reading; Dr. Edgard Garcia do Souto, who contributed valuable suggestions; and my friend Nelson Nogueira Filho, who made the English revision.
This book was written for the following reasons: firstly, afterlife has always been an uncertainty and nuisance to everyone; secondly, the existent explanations for creation are incomplete or inconsistent; finally, the humanistic underdevelopment makes technological advance a threat to humanity.
Simplistic explanations or other ones that are in conflict with the empirical knowledge
and the collective perceptions have never been accepted by the author. In his
opinion, the best means to prevent technological advances from being used to
destroy humanity is by mitigating conflicts of values and beliefs. As the author sees it, cultural backwardness is a source of
discord and an obstacle to humanistic development.
Curiosity, disbelief and his view of the future drove the author to ignore conventional explanations and seek his own. The result of this endeavor was the development of "The Big Brain Theory".
The Big Brain Theory was developed from a view of nature engineering whose premises were identified in two different events. The first one was in 1975 when the author was doing a telegraph course to get his first job. He realized the Morse code permitted intelligent forms to materialize and so, nature might act the same way. The second event came in 1982 when the author was devising a computer program. Realizing that this program permitted the creation of movements that described temporal forms, he presumed that nature might make use of the same process. These events made the author take an interest in realistic philosophy and thinkers such as:
Hegel, Karl Ludwig von Bertalanffy, J. Bronowski, and Carl Sagan, because all of them had a realistic line of thought too.
Karl Ludwig Von Bertalanffy's "The General System Theory" convinced the author that the reality is created and maintained by a system, once the author shared the same view. Jairo Alves studied systems analysis and sought work in the data processing area because he perceived that was the best way to identify the mechanism that supports all natural facts. After some years in this area, Jairo Alves noticed that the integration of natural facts was the key to identify the system that supports the reality. With a view to enhancing his insight of systems integration, he moved to the customer engineering section in the telecommunication company where he was employed. After nearly 34 years of studies, and many unsuccessful attempts, he was able to understand the mechanism of nature and then on to devise “The Big Brain Theory”.
The Big Brain Theory was devised from the author's view of the reality and a premise he adopted to minimize conflicts between empirical knowledge and popular wisdom. This measure was taken for the following reasons: science always seeks the truth; the relation between people and facts may lead to actual knowledge; collective perception cannot be neglected, once science is not yet able to thoroughly explain nature and reality.
Illogical explanations have been dismissed, since incorporating them into the essay would mean not to take into account all science benefits to humanity and, moreover, would make it unfeasible to formulate any theory intended to be realistic.
The Big Brain Theory does not delve itself in the knowledge of any science, as all information it makes use of to explain nature's engineering is in an area that no science has occupied yet.
This essay was structured in a way to facilitate its understanding, encourage reading and also convey a systemic view of nature's engineering. Should any topic seem laconic, explanations will be provided in due course.
The Big Brain Theory was given this title for three reasons: firstly, it can synthesize the view of the universe that is offered to the reader; secondly, it is easy to memorize, as many readers are well aware of some theories with similar names, such as: The Big Bang Theory, The Big Rip Theory, The Big Crunch Theory, The Big Splash Theory, The Big Bounce Theory, etc; finally, due to recent discoveries, researchers have been using the expression "Big Brain", and as researches are carried out, this will happen more frequently.
The main cause of conflicts and humanistic developmental backwardness is the uncertainty generated by man's mortal condition. This condition leads humanity to accept a wide variety of explanations about the reality and its origin. Most of these explanations are very unlikely to occur or do not have any scientific validity. This obviously happens because scientific and technical development is significant, but not enough to clarify some facts which are of extreme importance for humanity.
"The Big Brain Theory" was given the subtitle "A Digital Version of Creation" because it shows that the basis of every natural entity consists of materialized numbers. This is a unique view, but readers will notice that its philosophical line of reasoning is realistic, because it is based on the observation of the reality. The natural entities are existential possibilities supported by natural mechanisms: the atom and all elements of flora and fauna are a case in point.
There have been many great thinkers who made major discoveries and boosted humanity's development, but none of them captured a systemic view of nature. It is not a matter of incompetence, but rather because the system that supports the reality is very large and complex. However, this is changing very fast, because humanity's cultural evolution is providing a more adequate understanding of facts. As the reader will perceive, computer science plays a major role in achieving this new reality.
Any version of creation, to be valid, must unravel the system that supports the reality and also allow one to formulate hypotheses about the following issues:
· What exists?
· Does God exist?
· What are we?
· What is the soul?
· What is life?
· What is death?
· What is the universe?
· Do good and evil exist?
· Do heaven and hell exist?
· Do avatars exist?
· Does supernatural exist?
· Does faith have power?
In order to explain the reality and formulate hypotheses about the aforementioned questions, this work will proceed as follows:
· It will introduce a trivial view of nature and the way it works;
· It will use this view to thoroughly identify the engineering of nature's functional mechanism;
· It will apply this new information directly on the reality in order to demonstrate how suitable it is for the production of all natural facts;
· It will test The Big Brain Theory to show that it is fantastic, but not unrealistic.
The descriptions below show how the aforementioned tasks will be achieved.
· I. The Big Brain Theory - This chapter will introduce The Big Brain Theory and its corroborative strategy;
· II. The Natural Engineering – This chapter will present nature's “modus operandi”;
· III. Imagining the Reality - This chapter will show the compatibility between natural engineering and the reality;
· IV. Hypothesis Testing - This chapter will test the hypothesis that supports The Big Brain Theory;
· V. The Great Hypotheses – This chapter will present the hypotheses about humanity's major issues.
Philosophical positions that are important to demonstrate the viability of The Big Brain Theory will be mentioned whenever appropriate. This means that many of the ideas that enabled The Big Brain Theory to be developed already existed. It is a matter of picking up the right idea and putting it in the right place. The purpose of this procedure is to demonstrate that this unique view mirrors many philosophical lines. This practice will prove The Big Brain Theory to be more reliable, but it will not eliminate its controversial points. However, the discussion of creation in more realistic terms represents a great cultural breakthrough in itself, as the belief in speculation and sophistry prevent humanity from overcoming barriers that hinder both its cultural and humanistic development.