Dear Prof. Kozlowski,
Without a doubt, Schrödinger's young friend was correct. You appear to believe that reason implies "not only a capacity for logical sequence of argument, but also a sensitivity to balance, as detectable by the intuitive faculty of consciousness. In my opinion, you are correct in your analysis that one needs guard against fantasy. You nailed it:
"Structure as disciplined as that of a mathematical argument, is capable of transfiguring the merest nonsense into divine nonsense."
Comments surrounding the '50 year Celebration of Bell's theorem' speak of hagiography.
I suspect some of the divine nonsense of which you speak is the overthrow of the innate and intuitive sense (having passed both Darwinian survival required by innate, and developed the consciousness required by intuition) of local reality, a.k.a. local causality, a.k.a. local determinism, those aspects of reality that almost everyone understands to be true, in favor of the divine nonsense of non-locality, which no one claims to understand, for fear of being asked to explain it to the rest of us non-dummies. I attempt in my current essay to explain how Bell raised mere nonsense to divine nonsense. I invite you to read it and comment.
I very much like the manner in which you transfer 1/distance to the harmonic equation with a constant on the right-hand side of the equation only for quadratic-in-u-forces (u=1/r) You say: "Only for that force! Can you imagine! This is miracle, is not?" I see that you have not lost your sense of wonder.
But, not stopping there, you going to show that, for Newton and Coulomb, "stable elliptical planetary orbits can exist in support the existence of the highly developed organisms, only in three-dimensional space. The second miracle!" This you support with the 3-D non-interfering neural network, impossible for flatlanders.
As for who teaches plants about Fibonacci series, I attempt to show the innateness of the process in 'The Automatic Theory of Physics',
Thank you very much for your very interesting essay. I wish you luck in the contest.
Edwin Eugene Klingman