Foundations for Ethics and Values:

Continuity, Symmetry & Harmony

valueschart3by Bruce E. Camber, October 2016 Updated: January 17, 2021

Four major domains of human activity — Science, Business,  Religion, Government — are fraught with travail and have been blemished with the worst of human behavior. Notwithstanding, there is a deep ethical bias within science which is also an essential infrastructure of business, and it is the heart of good religion and even good government.

The circular color chart opens the door on the story. This chart seems to represent all the energies, negative and positive, within our finite universe, including our finite world, and our finite life.

Though using a Cartesian coordinate system as its container, here the x-axis (horizontal axis) is the totality of time. The vertical y-axis becomes the totality of space.

This work emerged from our earlier discussions about foundations. It continues with our analysis of the negative effects resulting from our acceptance of the big bang theory as a fact when it is just theory.

These thrusts – the energy and purpose – are the most basic forms/functions of life. Though part of our business formulations for many years, this circular image marks the first time it has been used as a comprehensive valuation structure and the basis for modeling the universe (a  horizontally-scrolled file).

Above the x-axis are all the constants and universals that define who we are, our life, the arts, sciences, businesses, religions and governments. Below that x-axis — domains that involve so much of human activity — is the antithesis of Order/Continuity, Relations/Symmetry, and Dynamics/Harmony.

The antithesis of these forms/functions creates a de facto ethical platform by which we can begin to judge ourselves, our businesses, our religions (including atheism), and our political and social organizations.

Of course, this is a first pass at a complex subject addressed by a person who is always in search of “the simple.” There will be many more updates to come.

An earlier article about the constants and universals anticipates this chart but was prior to the chart’s development: Just what are we to believe about anything?


The first use of the chart in June 2014 was within the article, Is There Order In The Universe?


The 81018 chart, horizontally-scrolled (our current work)