We’re building a STEM tool by taking all our worldviews to make a view of the universe.
We invite you to join us. You only need a modest amount of simple math to be able to contribute.
We started in our high school geometry classes, then brought in all the other subjects. 1
The trick was to multiply and divide so everything, everywhere throughout all time would fit into a special area that goes from the smallest to the largest.
The smallest size came from 1918 Nobel laureate Max Planck. He had the smallest units of length and time. That’s very important and he may not look it, but he is very cool.
And then, we went to the largest. That’s, of course, the universe.
Initially we were dividing by 2, then when we grasp the nature of Planck’s length, we began multiplying by 2. It didn’t take to long to learn that the process is called base-2 exponentiation. It’s a big word for the commonsense, simple stuff we learned in the 2nd grade — that is multiplying and dividing by 2. A Swiss fellow, Leonhard Euler, made it a formal study back around 1748 but we’ll only touch a little of that work.
Simple is often not so simple.
You won’t believe it, but from Planck’s little numbers (really, really little) to the size and age of the universe, there are just 202 base-2 notations. It was not easy to think that Planck Time turned into 13.81 billion years in just 202 successive doublings. We were puzzled when we first began, but facts are facts. We made a big, horizontally-scrolled chart and began to study those numbers.
That chart makes the universe very approachable.
So, what we are giving our community is the universe in a simple, easy-to-use package so we can explore how everything is so very tightly interrelated so maybe we can stop messing with each other’s head and get on with the real task of getting to know our universe, why we are here, and what we are supposed to be doing. Certainly we are not here to be arguing all the time. For more…
Editor’s note: This page was an adaptation of a statement sent to Barack Obama on August 4, 2021 on the advent of his 60th birthday.