What gets lost in an information based view of reality is the role of energy.

Energy is what drives the wave. Frequency and amplitude are the information expressed by it.

Galaxies are energy radiating out, as form coalesces in.

Our bodies have the digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems processing the energy driving us on, while the central nervous systems sorts through the information precipitating out and further distilling it to signal from the noise.

As mobile, intentional creatures, we experience reality as flashes of perception. then narrate our experiences and build civilizations out of the collected knowledge, so the passage of time, from past to future, is the basis of our constructed reality, our map of the territory.

The reality is that change turns future to past. Tomorrow becomes yesterday, because the earth turns. There is no literal dimension of time, because the past is consumed by the present, in order to drive and inform it. Causality and conservation of energy. Cause becomes effect.

Energy is “conserved,” as it is always and only present, because it is the present. Its changing configuration creates time. So time is an effect, like temperature, pressure, color, sound. Think frequencies and amplitudes.

Ideal gas laws correlate volume with temperature and pressure, but we don’t call them the 5th and 6th dimensions of space, because they are only foundational to our emotions, bodily functions and environment, not the sequence of thought.

The process goes past to future, while the patterns generated go future to past. As consciousness goes past to future, while thoughts and feelings go future to past.

Energy radiates toward infinity, while form coalesces toward equilibrium, both of which are entropic, so reality is that tension between them. Galaxies as cosmic convection cycles. Thermodynamics rules.

As we are that tension between the anarchy of desire and the tyranny of judgement. The heart and the head.

So if we really want to propose the ought, we need to far better understand the is.

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