Klaus D. Witzel (Independent Researcher, Germany)
Physical Testament to the Origins of Intellectual Power Sports (English)
Abstract: Has Physics, as a discipline, really been effectively pursued only since the days of Classical Greece? Has Computer Science, as a discipline, really been effectively pursued only since the days of Alan M. Turing? Has Information Theory, as a discipline, really been effectively pursued only since the days of Claude E. Shannon? And was the first practical Chinese Room Experiment a reality alienating method of mental garbage fabrication, really only devised as a thought experiment by John R. Searle? This presentation strives to reignite the candle of hard honest work to achieve substantiated research results, by presenting early examples which pursue the discipline of physics. Throughout my research work I have found that many of the so-called "hiero"-glyphic pictographs are actually diagrammatic plots for periods of observed astronomical phenomena, over decades, and also over centuries, for which I have reconstructed datasets by means of experiments and observations. These plots manifest in heretofore unthinkable points of convergence in time where diagrams began to appear as re-naturalized pictographs – they are often represented by exquisitely shaped animals (casually also by body parts and people) caught momentarily in entranced motion, in particular when the purpose of presentation is to teach the public by using popular pictographs, and assemblies thereof, as can be imagined for the Lascaux cave paintings and in general for the old artwork on stone (Göbekli Tepe and Nile River valley). If diagrammatic plots for physical phenomena manifest as points of convergence in the early days of humanity, then they prevail as testament to the Origins of Intellectual Power Sports.