Astrology and Science (#W032)
The planets in astrology represent important distinctions concerning the different realms of reality that often become confused in science. In part one of this two-part program, Arthur M. Young states that insights about angular relationships were very important in the development of the helicoptor and led him to develop a model in which the measure formulae of physics are expressed in a manner isomorphic to the signs of the zodiac.
In part two, Young elaborates on the difference between the planets Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, explaining how the planetary cycles of Saturn have had significance in his own life. He discusses the use of progressed charts in astrology from the perspective of systems theory in which whole cycles are embedded within each other. Astrology, he suggests, is a larger more comprehensive system than science. Scientists can benefit from studying it regardless of its application in individual horoscopes.
Born in 1905, the late Arthur M. Young was the inventor of the Bell Helicoptor. He was also founder of the Institute for the Study of Consciousness in Berkeley, California, and author of The Reflexive Universe and The Geometry of Meaning.
Determinism and Free Will (#S500)
Free will and purpose are not inconsistent with a universe subject to law. In fact, says Arthur Young, free will would be ineffective without a determinate world to act upon. Young, philosopher and inventor of the Bell helicopter, discusses the difference between determinism--the belief that everything acts according to law--and pre-destination or fate.
Evolution: The Great Chain of Being (#S510)
Philosopher Arthur M. Young, author of The Reflexive Universe, describes three different types of evolution: physical evolution of the form of the body, evolution of the "group soul" of a species, and personal evolution, i.e., the spiritual evolution of the individual. This program contains excerpts from Arthur M. Young: The Reflexive Universe, a documentary about Young's life and work.
Number and Meaning (#S462)
Numbers are more than abstract representations of quantity, but also have a qualitative dimension. Philosopher and inventor Arthur M. Young, author of The Geometry of Meaning and The Reflexive Universe has developed a "theory of process" which integrates science with ancient teachings. He discusses the descent of spirit into matter -- and the ascent back to spirit --through four levels which correspond to point, line, plane, solid; fire, water, air, earth--and other classic fourfold patterns.
Self and Universe (#S004)
How can there be separate things in a universe that is interconnected? How can we be separate beings in a universe created by God? Arthur M. Young, inventor of the Bell helicopter, was the founder of the Institute for the Study of Consciousness. Young suggests that the ancient dieties act in our psyches as forces which unite the individual with the universe about us.
Value and Purpose in Science (#S112)
Consciousness, rather than being a property which "emerges" at higher orders of complexity, is a basic principle intrinsic to every level of creation, according to this stimulating program with philosopher Arthur M. Young. Inventor of the Bell Helicopter and founder of the Institute for the Study of Consciousness, Young's books include The Reflexive Universe and Which Way Out.
|"Nature is full of values. Protons like electrons. Protons don't like other protons; they repel one another. How do you explain this? How do you describe attraction? You can't do it conceptually. You have to say, 'Well, it's like I'm attracted to a beautiful girl.'"|
--Arthur M. Young