Neutrinos are an energy form similar to photons that can exert a mass influence up to 3000x in size difference 'out of itself'. The particle is called a 'Ghost Particle' and is seen as a candidate for dark matter and dark energy.
Philosopher William James mentioned the following about the mind in The Principles of Psychology by which he characterized mind or 'intelligence' as being energy.
"all that is able to be affirmed is that it [mind] is something that: perceives, reflects, remembers, imagines and wills but what it is that exerts these energies is unknown"
The whole of earth including its dark side is bathing in a continuous stream of neutrino energy which might make it of interest to look at neutrinos for an explanation of life and consciousness.
A recent study showed a correlation between Supernovae explosions and an explosion of life forms (creative process) on earth. In a Supernovae explosion, 99% of a stars energy is released into the Universe in the form of neutrinos. The other 1% is matter. (the study doesn't link the finding to neutrinos but it might be worthwhile for consideration)
(2022) Supernovae and life on Earth appear closely connected
A remarkable link between the number of nearby exploding stars, called supernovae, and life on Earth has been discovered.
https://phys.org/news/2022-01-supernova ... earth.html
In theory neutrinos move at light speed because they can switch between so called 'flavours'. At light speed there is no time or distance so at question would be: how could a tiny particle deviate out of a state of timelessness to interact with mass in the physical world - 'out of itself'?
At light speed: no timeWhen a neutrino changes "flavor" or "color" it is in a transition state and therefore can be any mass. At the midpoint it is 0 mass and travels at speed c (light speed). When it becomes one or the other it has mass. In between it can have any mass, meaning even 0 mass. It's the same as Schrodingers cat. It works and is non-contradictory.
But for light itself, which is already moving at light speed… You guessed it, the photons reach zero distance and zero time.
https://phys.org/news/2014-05-does-ligh ... -time.html
It is estimated that 10 trillion neutrinos from the Sun travel through every square centimetre of space around earth at any time. Cosmic-wise it's a lot more and the estimate is based on what science has been able to measure today.
While I am not a supporter of the Big Bang theory, the Big Bang is supposed to have exploded neutrinos similar to a Supernovae explosion and one official theory cited by Fermilab estimates that there are about 300 Big Bang neutrinos in every cubic centimeter of space (about the size of a thumbnail).
Humans today only know of neutrinos that interact with mass. That interaction is not fixed but is based on a 'state' (flavour) that the neutrino can morph into out of itself which means that it can also have a zero-state (timelessness).
Scientists now predict that neutrinos can in fact decide to 'not interact' (have zero mass) and then exist in such quantities that it explains dark matter - the factor that according to science would be required to explain the observed form of the cosmos.
(2022) Neutrinos may solve the mystery of dark matter
Some considerations that would be applicable:
When neutrino's are the origin of consciousness it could imply that life is bound to a region around a star. A relevant question would be: where are the aliens?
Most people in the modern world view life as something that is owned on an individual level, as something that can be taken with one during space travel. Popular films such as Star Trek and Star Wars have displayed a future in which humans travel through space.
Some scientists are wondering however: why is the Solar system and Earth not crowded with alien visitors? Why, after decades of space science, has no hint been found for the existence of extraterrestrial life?
A logical question was: how far in space can earth life remain alive?
In 2021 I discovered that the farthest distance that an animal, insect or bacteria had travelled in space was the Moon and meanwhile trillions of USD were already invested for a manned mission to Mars in 2030.
Science it's dogmatic influence on behalf of determinism, the ground upon which science envisions itself to become master of the Universe, has resulted in a such a repression that it was never considered that Earth life may be bound to a region around the Sun.
Philosophy naturally would have posed the following questions:
- Is there at least one clue that Earth life is independent from the Solar system?
- On what basis is it valid to consider that life is like a biochemical fire that can be taken with one during space travel?
When life would be bound to a region around a star, it could explain why the Universe is not crowded with alien activity.
What is interesting in my opinion is to have a critical and pioneering philosophical look into neutrinos. Scientists are limited to what can be observed and are now considering a 'sterile neutrino' and would merely consider it as a particle that doesn't interact. But science may not naturally be inclined to ask 'Why' the neutrino would morph for mass-based interaction when science would seek a deterministic cause in the 'observed'.
It might open a door to new philosophical exploration - a foundation for morality and much more.
Note (if someone decides to look into it): weak force interaction was measured for the first time in 2018 on a scale that is much larger than would be required to measure neutrino weak force interaction. So some aspects related to neutrino interaction that could explain life might not be measurable yet.