…and underlying guidelines governing alternate realities…
1 Adventures involving a misbehaving and mysterious material world
The world is not truly filled with color, sound or solidarity, only electromagnetic waves, and our brains translate all existential data to form the perceived universe.
2 Adventures involving that which is subjectively seen, or “open” endings that involve the reader or some undetermined element to continue or resolve the work
Hard as it is to believe, your point of view (POV) forms a unique universe. That is to say, your perceptions and dreaming form a reality that you are partially (1) taught (colors, sounds, tastes, smells, textures) and that are partially (2) imposed by the proximity of others -human, beast, insect, bacteria and microbe- and (3) the constraints or impositions of surrounding nature upon you.
3 Adventures involving a fluid behavior of reality that can appear surreal
Your POV closely but not exactly matches those of your parents. With all biological and psychological traits, genes and environment work in concert communicating to create the individual. So nothing in our nature or any nature is constant.
4 Adventures involving a reality that appears to defy the laws of mechanical physics; literature in which otherwise supernatural, paranormal or fantasy elements are made plausible and routine by elements of quantum science in the story…
At a molecular level, genes interact with signals from other genes and from the environment. While there are many thousands of single-gene-locus traits, so-called complex traits are due to the additive effects of many (often hundreds) of small gene effects. A good example of this is height, where variance appears to be spread across many hundreds of loci.
5 Adventures involving many-worlds theory
Many properties of the brain are genetically organized, and don’t depend on information coming in from the senses.
6 Adventures involving the scientific recognition of an animating force of matter measured by Observer effect, posited as consciousness or soul
We are biological organisms evolved within an environmental niche and with specific cultural POVs; yet every being is a unique POV and no two beings experience or view the world alike, though social organization increases consensual elements of reality within ecological realms, leading to the illusion of one world and “objective” truths. All forms of life contribute to reality.
7 Adventures involving a character as a consciously influencing observer of reality
We do not perceive that which is actually out there, but what we believe to be out there. Consequently, what we come to believe is out there might eventually be perceived.
8 Adventures involving human consciousness as an inextricable component of physical reality, where science transcends mechanical models and imagination, and human perceptions are involved as components of reality.
There are sociological libraries of anecdotes and stereotypes forming mental filters that individuals rely on for understanding perceptions.
9 Adventures involving the contention that quantum mechanics is a statistical approximation to a deeper reality that behaves predictably via the observer being an inextricable part of reality
What the local network of interlinked consciousness believes to be true either is true or becomes true within certain limits to be found experientially and experimentally. The network includes consciousness from animals to insects to microorganisms. Some cancers and other diseases are caused by microorganism perceptions.
10 Adventures involving duality
We are preset with personality traits that are the basis for how we will react to situations. General dispositions do not depend on social, economic, racial, gender or other external conditions.
11 Adventures involving consciousness as a participant in the creation of physical reality
Ten common personal traits shown by beings across all biological communities are varying degrees of intelligence, “language”, social attachment, aggression, altruism, neurosis, compromising, diligence, exploration and curiosity.
12 Adventures involving the quantifiable physical world (empirical science) and an un-quantified animating force (the observer/spirit) meeting
Specifically Human: These 10 personality factors are consistent across cultures, and many experiments have also tested the inheritability of these traits. Identical twins reared apart are far more similar in personality than randomly selected pairs of people. Likewise, identical twins are more similar than fraternal twins. Also, biological siblings are more similar in personality than adoptive siblings. Personality is largely heritable.
13 Adventures involving discontinuity, incompleteness
Specifically Human: There is variation between individuals in the promotor regions of our serotonin transporter gene 5-HTTLPR. The discovery of this inherited, genetic “emotion gene” provides a means for affecting satisfaction with living.
14 Adventures involving statistical play
There is a stable set point for the happiness characteristic of the individual largely determined by genes. Happiness fluctuates around that set point based on whether good or bad things are happening, but only fluctuates in small magnitude normally. This fluctuation is not due to educational attainment, accounting for less than 2% of the variance in happiness for women, and less than 1% of the variance for men.
15 Adventures involving life as an omniverse
We possess the tendency towards conformity within society, an urge so strong that smart, well intentional people will call night day. We exercise denial and expectation, exerting pressure on each individual within society through the phenomena of peer pressure. Conservatives unite, you will always exist, and you will inevitably seem old fashioned.
16 Adventures involving quantum theories such as wave-particle duality and the behavior of matter on a subatomic level where theories have emerged that life is central to being, reality, and the cosmos
Specifically Human: Our babies have adaptively developed signaling mechanisms such as crying, babbling, and smiling. These are seen as innate and not learned behaviors, because even children born blind and deaf begin to smile socially at 6 weeks, and cry and babble. Early signaling behaviors and the baby’s tendency to look at faces rather than objects lead to attachment between the caretaker and baby around 6–9 months of age.
17 Adventures involving new forms of life
Specifically Human: Adults are also adaptively bent toward attachment with infants. Typical “babyish” features, such as a large head and eyes in proportion to the body, and round cheeks elicit affection in adults.
18 Adventures involving life creating the universe rather than the other way around
Specifically Human: We are social animals. Just as wolves and lions create packs or hunting groups for self-preservation, we create complex social structures, including families and nations. Anti-social individuals were largely purged many thousands of years ago by genetic drop-off due to lack of…socialization.
19 Adventures involving the relative
Specifically Human: Many of our behaviors are instinctive, performed in the absence of learning. A newborn baby instinctively knows to search for and suckle its mother’s breast for milk.
20 Adventures involving interactive universes
Specifically Human: We spontaneously act to meet the demands of environments. We are active participants who seek out a parent, food, or a mate (i.e. an infant will seek to remain within sight of a caretaker.)
21 Adventures involving life diversity
Specifically Human: Genetic diversity serves as a way for populations to adapt to changing environments. With more variation, it is more likely that some individuals in a population will possess variations of alleles that are suited for the environment. Those individuals are more likely to survive to produce offspring bearing that allele. The population will continue for more generations because of the success of these individuals.
22 Adventures involving parallel worlds
Specifically Human: An example of diversifiers of genetic selection is something such as two subpopulations of a species in different environments that select for different alleles at a particular locus, for example: if individuals of a species have limited mobility within a large range.
23 Adventures involving reality behaving unpredictably as per subatomic particles
Specifically Human: Cultural diversity is important for cultural transmission, as we pass down cumulative knowledge by generations, pooling cognitive resources.
24 Adventures involving multiple dimension reality
Specifically Human: We are shaped by our environments, and also interact with environments to reshape them. Cultural diversity arises from different adaptations to different environmental factors, which in turn shapes the environment, which in turn again shapes our behavior.
25 Adventures involving uncertainly; known indeterminacy
Specifically Human: People often make decisions based on local or special interest folklore and predisposition.
26 Synchronistic adventures (entanglement theory)
Specifically Human: Traits such as language are environmentally determined: linguists have found that any child (if capable of learning a language at all) can learn any language. Non-shared environmental effects are often found to out-weigh shared environmental effects.
27 Adventures involving the infinite possibilities of being able to die and live multiple times
Specifically Human: The self of the universe perceives all of existence, as a form of divine play, an eternal, infinite game being everyone at once, and yet no one in particular. However, each game must come to an end.
28 Adventures involving the creator’s awareness, whether intended or not, of the interconnectedness of everything
Remembering a dream should be rare, since memory is designed to deal with waking events in the interactive world. To confuse the two realms could prove fatal.
29 Adventures involving stories in which a theme, character or plot pivots on the wave-particle duality of matter where reality behaves as both particle (solid) and wave (energy), depending on the observer (characters, point of view)
Organic memories are customized for practical survival. Dreaming indicates the construction of a transcendent soul; a consciousness that resides in us that never rests and cannot be extinguished when memory is gone.
30 Adventures involving consciousness (a character or a reader) as an interactive influence in the creation and perception of reality and plot line; New findings in particle physics and quantum mechanics are revising previously held views of reality, raising questions about the influence of ideas, human thought and other uncharted causalities in its creation
The dreaming mind remembers awakened events no more than the wakened mind recalls dreams. The dreaming mind has only fragments of the awakened world in its reality. Yet the dreaming mind’s influence shapes creation of the awakened world.