The Epistemic Sandwich

Abstract: a clear argument that a non-entropic arrow of time is real.


Where considering the following as distinct, inseparable, and non-interchangeable:.
- Layer 1; The scale of the Mesoscopic is described by Newtonian Mechanics, Electromagnetism (Maxwell equations) and Thermodynamics, in generally epistemic terms.

- Layer 2; The scale of the Macroscopic is described by the theory of General Relativity in generally cosmological terms.

- Layer 3; The scale of the Microscopic is described by the theory of Quantum Mechanics in generally ontological terms.

That the interesting questions are about the inter-relationships of the following concepts:.

  Layer 2     Meaningless    Information    Meaningful  
  Layer 1    Causality    Change    Choice  
  Layer 3    Determinism    Relation    Random  

Where listing some known relations between these three layers:.
- That Science defines the ontology of layer 2 and layer 3 in terms of the epistemology of layer 1 (ie, that there is no other epistemic basis corresponding mathematics to the real).

- That the epistemology of layer 1 is bound to the entropic arrow of time at layer 1 (these concepts cannot not co-occur).

- That the Strong Free Will Theorem asserts that either 'the entropic arrow of time' at layer 1 is co-occurring with a 'non-entropic arrow of time' at layer 3, or that neither occur (ie, either perfected hard determinism is real or instances of perfected hard random are real).

- That any form of 'non-entropic time asymmetry' at layer 3 is/becomes the orienting basis of any form of 'entropic time asymmetry' at layer 1 or 2 (via domain/scale embedding).

That therefore, we either accept that we know that a non-entropic arrow of time (hard asymmetry) is established as real at all three layers, or we accept that we know nothing at all.