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Menas C. Kafatos  Ph.D. 

Expanding the Horizons of Science for Society

Recent Publications

  1. Exploring Consciousness through the Qualitative Content of Equations, Cosmos and History

Narasimhan, A., Kafatos, M.C.

The majority of the focus on equations in physics has been on the mathematical and computational aspects. Here we focus on the qualitative content of what the relationships expressed in equations imply. In some sense, we are asking foundational questions about the ontology of equations.

Narasimha, A., Kaftans, M. C., (2016) Exploring Consciousness through the Qualitative Content of Equations, Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 12(2)

Wave Particle Duality, the Observer and Retrocausality, 

Narasimhan, A., Kafatos, M.C.

We approach wave particle duality, the role of the observer and implications on Retrocausality, by starting with the results of a well verified quantum experiment. We analyze how some current theoretical approaches interpret these results. We then provide an alternative theoretical framework that is consistent with the observations and in many ways simpler than usual attempts to account for retrocausality, involving a non-local conscious Observer.

Biofield Science

Kafatos, M.C., Chevalier, G., Chopra, D., Hubacher, J.J., Kak, S., Theise, N.D. (2015)

This article briefly reviews the biofield hypothesis and its scientific literature. Evidence for the existence of the biofield now exists, and current theoretical foundations are now being developed.

Fundamental Mathematics of Consciousness:
Cosmos and History

Kafatos, M.C. (2015)

The majority of the focus on equations in physics has been on the mathematical and computational aspects. Here we focus on the qualitative content of what the relationships expressed in equations imply. In some sense, we are asking foundational questions about the ontology of equations.

Fundamental Awareness: A framework for integrating science, philosophy and metaphysics

Theise, N.D., Kafatos, M.C. (2016)

The ontologic framework of Fundamental Awareness proposed here assumes that non-dual Awareness is foundational to the universe, not arising from the interactions or structures of higher level phenomena. The framework allows comparison and integration of views from the three investigative domains concerned with understanding the nature of consciousness: science, philosophy, and metaphysics.

Publications 265-316 are available below

300. Boksoon M., Kim, S.H, Kim, J., Kafatos, M.C. (2015). On the Relationship between the North Atlantic Oscillation and Early Warm Season Temperatures in the Southwestern United States. J. Climate, 28:5683–5698 http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00521.1
301. Park, S., El-Askary, H., Sabbah, I., Kwak, H., Prasad A., Lee, W.K., Kafatos, M.C. (2015) Studying Air Pollutants Origin and Associated Meteorological Parameters over Seoul from 2000 to 2009 Advances in Meteorology 2015(2):1-12 DOI: 10.1155/2015/704178
302. Park, S K., El-Askary, H., Ahn M-H., Prasad A., Kafatos, M.C. (2015) On the Detection and Monitoring of the Transport of an Asian Dust Storm Using Multi-Sensor Satellite Remote Sensing Journal of Environmental Informatics 25(2):99-116 DOI: 10.3808/jei.201500306
303. Medvigy, D., Kim, S.H., Kim, J., Kafatos, M.C. (2015) Dynamically downscaling predictions for deciduous tree leaf emergence in California under current and future climate International Journal of Biometeorology 60(7) DOI: 10.1007/s00484-015-1086-7
304. Kafatos, M.C., Chevalier, G., Chopra, D., Hubacher, J.J., Kak, S., Theise, N.D. (2015). Biofield Science: Current Physics Perspectives, Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 4(suppl):25-34. DOI: 10.7453/gahmj.2015.011.suppl
305. Kafatos, M.C. (2015). Meditation: If You’re Doing It, You’re Doing It Right, Alisson Tinsley and Chris Fields, Edit., Meditation is the effortless stilling of the mind: It is being with yourself, 153-158 (book chapter).
306. Kim, S.H., Kim J., Walko, R., Myoung, B., Stack, D., Kafatos, M.C. (2015). Climate Change Impacts on Maize-yield Potential in the Southwestern United States Procedia Environmental Sciences 12/2015; 29:279-280. DOI: 10.1016/j.proenv.2015.07.210
307. Kafatos, M.C. (2015). Fundamental Mathematics of Consciousness Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 11(2):175-188 http://www.cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal
308. Theise, N.D., Kafatos, M.C. (2016) Fundamental Awareness: A Framework for Integrating Science, Philosophy and Metaphysics Communicative & Integrative Biology 9(3):00-00 
309. Sarafoglou, N., Kafatos, M.C., Sprigg, W.A. (2016) Migration, Environment and Public Health: Theory and Interdisciplinary Research from a Regional Science Perspective International Journal of Social Science Studies 4(4) 
310. Kafatos, M.C., Keun Hang Yang (2016) The Quantum Universe: the Philosophical Foundations and Oriental Medicine, Integrative Medicine Research, 5(4):237-243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.imr.2016.08.003
311. Lee, E.J., Lee, W-K., Lamchin, M., Piao, D., Song, C., Jeon, S.W., Kim, E. Moon, Kafatos, M.C. (2016) Assessing Environmentally Sensitive Land to Desertification using MEDALUS method in Mongolia, Advances in Space Research (In Process)
312. Kafatos, M.C., Narasimhan, A., (2016) Mathematical Frameworks for Consciousness, Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 12(2) http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/556/909
313. Narasimhan, A., Kafatos, M.C., (2016) Wave Particle Duality, the Observer and Retrocausality, Retrocausality Conference, AIP, 9 pages