Tai Chi, Qigong and Cosmology: A Chat with ChatGPT

by Robert W McGee

June 2023, Preprint


    A recent article by Bobby Azarian discussed the state of current thinking on cosmology and the possibility that the universe might be a giant neural network that continues to expand without end. Similarities were drawn between neuroscience and cosmology, which seemingly overlap in some important ways. While reading through the article, the present author noticed some similarities between the concepts discussed in the article and the underlying theoretical foundation of the Chinese philosophical concept of yin and yang balance, which permeates both tai chi (taiji) and qigong. The author presented a series of questions to ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, out of curiosity to see what kind of responses might be forthcoming. This manuscript is the result of that exploration. The present study is part of a larger study that examines the capabilities of ChatGPT. References to more than 30 other ChatGPT studies are included in the reference section, along with links, which makes it easier for scholars to conduct their own studies of this AI tool.

    About the Author(s):

    Dr Robert W McGee is a professor at the Broadwell College of Business and Economics, Fayetteville State University, USA. He has earned 23 academic degrees, including 13 doctorates from universities in the USA and four European Countries and a certificate in tai chi from the Harvard Medical School. He has published more than 60 books, including several novels, and more than 1000 articles, book chapters, conference papers and working papers. Various studies have ranked him #1 in the world for both accounting ethics and business ethics scholarship. He is also ranked in the top-10 worldwide in terms of research impact in economics. He is an attorney and CPA (retired) and has worked or lectured in more than 30 countries. He drafted the accounting law for Armenia and Bosnia and reviewed the accounting law for Mozambique. He was in charge of assisting the Finance Ministries of Armenia and Bosnia convert their countries to International Financial Reporting Standards. He is also a world champion in taekwondo, karate, kung fu and tai chi (both Yang and Sun styles) and has won more than 900 gold medals.

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