The Story. On December 19, 2011 our New Orleans high school math classes were introduced to the Big Board – little universe. Considered a new STEM tool, our simple goal was to share our chart to get some critical feedback. When this project started, it was a simple geometric progression that went from our desktop down inside to the Planck Length and then out to the Observable Universe (all by using base-2 notation, i.e. dividing or multiplying by 2). It took 202.34 progressive doublings from one end to the other. A simple logic tells us that it necessarily includes everything from everywhere throughout all time.
To populate the chart with examples is an ongoing challenge that still requires the help of scholars and experts. In the years of analysis that have followed, larger goals of the project (and this website) became increasingly clear. The first four listed became our focus. Then there is a listing of all eight goals, within the order of their emergence. Along this path, it became evident that there are concepts that might help our scholars either affirm or debunk this process.1 That help would be a welcomed relief.
If these concepts are all misleading silliness,2 let’s put them all in a box with big bold warning labels and an explanation!
To trigger such an analysis, we’ve emerged with four primary goals positioned as questions.
Four primary questions
1. Shall we unplug the big bang theory?
It’s on life support. We can replace the strained logic of “infinitely hot, infinitely dense” with a natural inflation. If Neil Turok’s “perpetual starts” concept is the first notation where infinitesimal spheres manifest, these 202.34 mathematically-integrated doublings begin with the logic of pi and a simplicity that further defines light, space-time and mass-charge, and infinity. We start with the Planck base units and go to this very moment of time. Homepage More Chart
2. Can we redefine space and time?
Going back to Isaac Newton, we reconsider his treatment of space and time as absolutes. Defined here as discrete, finite, and quantized, there are many references. His debate with Leibniz through his associate, Samuel Clarke, is revisited time and again. Because it is the world’s de facto commonsense view, there has to be much more pointed analysis of Newtons work. Also, there are analyses in light of infinity defined by continuity, symmetry and harmony, natural inflation, and consistent scholarly requests to redefine both!
3. Can we develop a science of the infinitesimal?
The first 67 doublings (out of the 202.34) have never been formally recognized as such by the academic community. Always taken as a whole, it has been thought to be too small for much of anything except perhaps for strings. Notwithstanding, if each doubling is considered an area for mathematics and geometries, those first 67 steps could become a new frontier for exploration. We might even postulate a place for consciousness on this grid. More…
4. Can we grasp an inherent ethics of the universe?
Deep within the essence of our charts, three qualities and functions within pi seem to define the Janus-face of the finite and the infinite transformation: (1) continuity that creates order and time, (2) symmetry that creates relations and space, and (3) harmony that creates dynamics, a space-time moment, and a range of perfection. Are these the foundations for ethics? More…
Stretching for such far-reaching answers creates a fair amount of self-doubt and questioning. Our progress has been a very slow evolution. Each speculative insight is naturally based on many smaller steps.
Progression of goals: all short-term actions
1. Introduce a highly-integrated, very-simple mathematical model of the universe (where Planck Length is assumed to be the very first expression of space) and proceed by doubling Planck Length and then each result, 202.34 times to the current size of the universe. Once we had our first simple chart, we began to seek the advice and counsel of leading scholars. Here are some key dates:
• December 2011: Create a chart of the universe based on mathematical and geometric sequences: https://81018.com/big-board/
• December 2011 to this day: Seek the insights of scholars, friends, and others. Emails were sent to some of the world’s finest living scholars and to people who command the attention of large groups of people: https://81018.com/alphabetical/
• January 2012: Write up a description of the discovery process for publication whereby everything, everywhere, for all time is encapsulated. First draft: https://81018.com/first/
• March 2012: Write up a description for Wikipedia. First draft of this article: March 2012 Published on Wikipedia: April 2, 2012 Taken down: May 2, 2012 URL
• September 2012: Write up an article for publication whereby everything, everywhere, for all time is encapsulated. The first draft of this article: https://81018.com/planck-length-time/
2. Ask questions about the infinitely-hot and infinitely-dense Big Bang Theory using these four Planck base units, Planck Length-and-Planck Time, and Planck Mass-and-Planck Charge of the Big Board-little universe project with its 202+ steps thereby charting the universe with a natural inflation.
• September 2014: With a bit of reluctance, we raised our first questions about the big bang theory: https://81018.com/2014/09/10/quietexpansion/
• April 2016: Develop a chart using the Planck base units, Planck Length-and-Planck Time, and Planck Mass-and-Planck Charge, from the first moment of time to the current day. The first draft of this article: https://81018.com/chart/ This chart just might become a series of books and a banner for classrooms. An extended article in June 2016: https://81018.com/2016/06/01/quiet/
• August 2017: Study the logic of this sampling of groups of numbers of Planck Length-and-Planck Time, and Planck Mass-and-Planck Charge; Steps 31, 67, 101, 137, 167, and 199 were selected: https://81018.com/planck_universe/ I’ll rework it until published as a journal article.
3. Introduce and further develop the first 67 doublings from the Planck scale to the CERN-scale as a hypostatic domain for mathematics, consciousness, and the preconditions for systems, particles, waves, and quantum fluctuations.
• October 2015: The first 67 notations as key missing links: https://81018.com/smallscale/
• September 2017: The introduction of the concept of a hypostatic domain – Hypostatic structure starts between the finite and infinite: https://81018.com/hypostatic/
• December 2017: The concept of a transformation nexus between the finite and infinite is introduced whereby the mathematics of dimensionless constants are progressively applied throughout the 202 notations. This concept comes right out of my work from 1971 through 1980. It is just starting to be developed within the first ten notations: https://81018.com/1-202
4. Further develop our understanding of light in relation to space and time within each of the 202 doublings. Light is defined on both sides of the visible spectrum:
• December 2016: What is light? https://81018.com/c/
• December 2016: Be a light in the world. https://81018.com/2ten/
5. Introduce and further develop a definition of the infinite that is continuity that begets order, symmetries that beget relations, and harmonies that beget dynamics. 2020
• November 2014: The first look
• December 2014: Second look
• October 2016: Homepage
• February 2018: Finite & Infinite (Homepage)
6. Recognize the emergence of ethical and qualitative judgments. Whereas the big bang theory encourages a solipsism and nihilism, this redefinition of the finite-infinite as continuity, symmetry and harmony encourage values: https://81018.com/values
7. Further develop a philosophy and psychology of the dynamics of finite space-time such that people begin to see that each step from 1-202 is active and full and each continues to define its unique flavors of space-and-time. Nothing is static and everything, everywhere for all time is inter-related. This work is on the priority list to be developed: https://81018.com/ten/
8. Further develop the mathematics within each of the 202 steps as a progressive evolution tying all mathematics and geometries to physics, chemistry and biology and to systems that define our universe, i.e. cosmology and even theology: https://81018.com/1-202
 Yes, we are asking our scholars to help debunk this model. First, we’ve written letters and emails and we post occasional tweets. I try not to bother our scholars too much. To that end, I keep track of those communications.
If this model is not debunked, we could begin re-using it in the classroom!
 Yet, these new concepts could be red flags to help our scholars debunk this model. I created a list of radical departures and idiosyncratic concepts to help them to begin to see where our assumptions, claims and presuppositions could be mistaken. After a few years of speculations, it became evident, “These are idiosyncratic concepts and are necessary to construct this model of the universe. Because the feedback from our scholars was so tentative, I thought this list of twenty-or so concepts just might help to identify red flags.
- Freeman Dyson was an old friend and critic of this work; he is missed. He had a special integrity. He wasn’t afraid to be wrong. He didn’t easily go along with the crowd. But like the rest of us, he did fall in love with some of his own ideas. For our scholars that is a special challenge. My wife, Hattie, is always saying, “We can’t be absurd to ourselves.” As a result it is difficult for all of us to embrace any concept that might challenge our own sacred worldviews. Today, worldviews are just too small. We all need to see ourselves in light of the universe.
- Sabine K. D. Hossenfelder is a special character within the physics community. She really knows the fundamentals and she is a thinker and a risk-taker. I am rather sure Freeman Dyson would affirm her bold spirit. On Twitter, she is @skdh and there she reviews a book by @JimBaggott, Quantum Reality: The Quest for the Real Meaning of Quantum Mechanics, Oxford University Press, 2020 Both of them are entirely engaging, but the first thing that I look for is their concept of space and time, then the finite-infinite relation, and then I look to see what they do with the Planck base units and their recognition of Aristotle’s 1800 year mistake. Without those four pieces of the puzzle, conclusions are necessarily limited. Now, to find people talking about all these things, I look closely at all the other links SKDH gives us: #withscience #sciencemagazine #physics #quantum
- Hermann Nicolai works closely with Krzysztof Antoni Meissner of Poland and together with George F.R. Ellis, they wrote a most seminal piece: The physics of infinity, Nature Physics, Volume 14, Issue 8, p.770-772, 2018. I had written to both Ellis and Meissner about it so felt perhaps Nicolai might respond with some pointed criticism of this work.
- Mathematically Mapping The Universe. A wide diversity of people receive our emails. Here is one to the publication, Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Their web pages encourage people to submit a problem. Ours came right out of high school! We hope the gatekeeper, Dr. Allyson Hallman-Thrasher, allows it to be printed or included within their webpages.
15 September 2020: Dr. Martha @CenteredVoice #UnlockPotential Yes, how do we break free of little worldviews that entrap us within circular arguments? Might a mathematically-and-geometrically integrated view of the universe help? Perhaps I am a bit too cautious here, but I believe so. https://81018.com/ is a start. https://81018.com/solipsism/ is a result.
Wikipedia, Planck Units: Because Planck Time and Planck Length are our starting points, this entire piece within Wikipedia is being studied over and over and over again. The focus is here: “This is why Planck units or any other use of natural units should be employed with care. ” Referring to G = c = 1…” Also, see what Paul S. Wesson wrote — “Mathematically it is an acceptable trick which saves labor. Physically it represents a loss of information and can lead to confusion.”
Given that Wesson’s quote above was initially posted in March 2018, we know this topic is under careful scrutiny. Our challenge to their authors would be the inherent presuppositions brought to the discussion within their concepts of space and time (in light of Newton’s absolutes), their inherent understanding of the finite-infinite correspondence, their understanding of light, and their understanding of quantum fluctuations. –BEC
An article, Goals, was first initiated on Sunday, March 5, 2018.
Goals was a top post (homepage) on March 18, 2018.
Updated as Goals-2, a homepage on September 14, 2020
Last update: Thursday, September 17, 2020
The prior homepage: https://81018.com/just-a-second/
The URL for this page: https://81018.com/goals-2/
Related Page: https://81018.com/universe/
The initial tagline: Long-term goals and short-term actions