Ecology and Ethics: Benchmarks for Civilizational Change

Professor Markov, Scientists about my discoveries

In 2011, the publishing house of the State Public Scientific and Technical Library of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk) published the manuscript Ecology and Ethics: Benchmarks for Civilizational Change (Analytical Review) by Professor Yuri Gennadyevich Markov. In this book, in a number of pages, the author discusses the theories by Vasily Yanchilin. ISBN 978-5-94560-185-7

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Professor Yuri Gennadievich Markov is an expert in philosophical issues of management and social ecology. He worked in major research institutes of Novosibirsk. He headed the philosophy department of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Yuri Markov is a full member of the Petrovsky Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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Yu. G. Markov

Ecology and Ethics: Benchmarks for Civilizational Change


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Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences the State Public Scientific and Technical Library

Series “Ecology” published since 1989. Issue 96

Yu. G. Markov

Ecology and Ethics: Benchmarks for Civilizational Change

Analytical review

Novosibirsk, 2011

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Pages of the manuscript where Vasily Yanchilin’s theory is discussed:

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 [257] means Yanchilin’s book (see References)

In religion, the thesis was fixed that in the beginning was the Word. This is an element of the divine origin of the World. At the same time, careful analysis of the quantum-mechanical worldview suggests that the observed order in the world arises from the Chaos surrounding the Universe and represents the ultimate degeneracy of space and time [257]. Emergence of Order from Chaos, that is, the origin of the Universe, can be understood as the result of the fact that there is Information in the world, thanks to which Order can arise. Information is the equivalent of the Word, through which uncertainty (Chaos) becomes definiteness (Order).

Note that Chaos within the framework of the new interpretation of quantum mechanics can be understood as Nothingness (nonexistence), and therefore the realization of the conception of the world from Nothing with the help of the Word has an excuse, although it cannot be deduced from logic. The mind forbids the world outlook, if it is not related to the laws of logic. Note, however, that in modern science dealing with information, there is still no satisfactory definition of information. There is, however, an unofficial ban on the removal of this concept beyond the boundaries of living matter.

In his time, Descartes realized that the very fact of thinking can act as a proof of our existence. Even any doubt is impossible without thinking, and, therefore, doubt in existence only confirms this existence. But after all, human thinking is not eternal, and therefore, it cannot be the reason of existence. The reason for existence should be something more fundamental. Thinking (of the mind) is not enough for this. However, if we assume that the Order in the Universe, and therefore the Universe itself, arise from Chaos, then this transition is an analog of the information process. So we can say that a reason for existence of the Universe is transformation of Chaos into Order, that is, an information process.

The manifold of structures that arises in nature presupposes the monotony of the “building” material. Similarly, we build many different types of buildings from the same material – bricks, blocks. The monotony of the microcosm is always complemented by diversity of the macrocosm. This feature is of a general nature. This is also a feature of Information: it grows at the macro level, leaving at the micro level quantum-mechanical chaos. In other words, when moving from the micro level to the macro level, chaos is replaced by the order.


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If we assume that chaos implies the absence of spatial and temporal certainty, then the presence of order means the emergence of space and time, and hence the conceptual limitation of the latter. Only spatially limited things can arise in time. The emergence of the Universe from the world Chaos, however, can no longer be evidence of a spatially limited Universe, because we cannot apply the concept of space to Chaos. And it sounds absolutely ridiculous that the Universe emerged from a certain “point”. Order always means extension. As already mentioned, the growth of information (more precisely, structural information) in its meaning is a macro process because it is found only at the macro level. The origin of the Universe, strictly speaking, does not at all mean the beginning of a time reference because we cannot apply the concept of time to Chaos. The concepts of information, space and time are suitable only at the level of Order. The human mind cannot properly reflect this phenomenon.

The possibility of the human mind, as one might think, is connected with the information machinery of the creation of Order. We can say that human thinking would be impossible, if there was no such machinery. Order and also the Universe would be eternal. In other words, the idea of eternity is incompatible with the fact of the existence of thinking.

If we do not doubt in thinking, following Descartes, then we should not doubt that the World exists. In turn, the World exists as Order, born out of Chaos and containing Information in the form of structural order. This Information is primary, while the information contained in human thinking is secondary. Reflection of primary Information in the human thinking is revealed in the form of the Divine Reason. Should we be surprised by the religious worldview proclaiming the act of the divine creation of nature?

So, we cannot exclude the fact that the whole Universe, with its global laws of creation of Order from Chaos, takes part in some way in the origin of living organisms and their further development. If we recall that the emergence of feedbacks in technical systems has become possible due to the human mind, we can think that the creation of Order out of Chaos is due to information processes in the Universe, of which we have no idea yet. In any case, the Universe surrounded by Chaos which manifests itself in quantum-mechanical phenomena, represents the embodiment of Order. This means that information is a much more fundamental phenomenon than the processes of information movement and processing, with which we deal in human society and biological systems.

The quantum-mechanical worldview organically includes the synthesis of Chaos and Order. It is likely that this is the Universe. It cannot be imagined as a very large system, that is, as the union of a multitude of objects.


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Such a combination presupposes the certainty of spatial and temporal characteristics. In the conditions of quantum-mechanical Chaos, there is no such certainty. The concepts of space and time lose their meanings. These phenomena disappear, like the localization of objects disappears. This is the uncertainty of Chaos, which we do not have the right to understand as the chaotic motion of localized particles, that is, as an analog of an ideal gas. Chaos in the Universe is when space and time disappear. And only the arising order, which is mysteriously connected with the property of gravity, reveals itself in space and time. Certainty itself becomes possible due to gravity. Note in this connection that a gravitational field does not lend itself to the classical quantization procedure, resisting the propagation of wave representations to gravity. Quantum mechanical Chaos cannot be interpreted as the being of anything. We are powerless to give any particular kind to Chaos. The idea of a complicated entanglement here does not fit well. This is nothingness in the true sense of the word.

The view about the unfolding of life really seems mysterious. We may think that the Earth’s evolution is just an element of the overall development process in the Universe, closely related to so-called non-local interactions. This type of interaction follows from the quantum-mechanical worldview, which assumes a fundamental relationship between the Universe and Chaos. The development in the Universe gives us the right to talk about time as a universal category. And the universality of this category prompts the idea of the universality of the development process of the Universe.

We are forced to acknowledge the non-local nature of quantum systems, which means the existence of instantaneous actions at a distance and the inseparable connection of any element of the system with the entire system. The behavior and properties of this element are determined by the system as a whole. Action-at-a-distance indicates that connections within the quantum system do not have the usual “force” character. The integrity of this system is a very special thing that goes beyond the classical worldview. The system is fundamentally inseparable, as an elementary particle, for example an electron, is inseparable, although there is a spatial separation of various “parts” of the system. The electrons themselves can be represented by a set of spatially spreading “wave packets” described by a Ψ-function. The connection of a quantum system allows us to speak of a single quantum state when any elementary particle of the system (electron, proton, etc.) does not have a localized position, that is, does not lie in any point of space. It should be regarded as a non-localized belonging of the entire system. For example, an electron in a conductor is a non-localized part of the entire conductor.


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[256] means Yanchilin’s book (see References)

The complication of an organic system accompanied by the spatial separation of its real components with the preservation of a single quantum state of the whole system, gives a new concept about the evolution and unity of life [256]. Thus, modern physics is moving towards new evolutionary models, within which the changes taking place in the Universe are closely related to each other. So the evolution of life on Earth looks like an element of the general process of growth of structural information in the Universe.



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  1. Yanchilin, V.L. Logic of the quantum world and the origin of life on Earth. – M., 2004. – p. 117-147.

  2. Yanchilin, V.L. Uncertainty. Gravitation. Space. – M., 2003. – p. 100-101.


About the author

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Markov Yuri Gennadievich: Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, full member of the Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and Arts, tel. (383) 330-89-26

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