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Our distraught world may have progressed beyond Cain’s tortured and barren life,
yet Cormon’s work† captures a metaphorical reality of our own desperate world.
by Bruce Camber .Personal Notes: This page is for my wife and friends who all want to know how the world would be different if we were to embrace “An Integrated Structure of the Universe.”” (Link goes to the prior homepage.) Though speculative, it seems that logic and mathematics are better starting points than complexity. Also, simplicity can often help to explain our universe more deeply and richly.
We ignore the entire universe at our peril. My wife’s name is Hattie.1 She has a powerful intellect, but like many people, she has little patience with the formalities of logic and equations. That impatience serves her well. Scientists and scholars sometimes make claims as if they have the rock-solid truth. When others concur, that “truth” seemingly becomes our reality. But Hattie readily challenges them, “What? Can you say that more clearly?”
Take the classic formula, e=mc2. Everybody recognizes Einstein’s “simple” equation. Some think they understand it. Yet, there are some scholars who make us feel stupid because we honestly say, “I don’t get it.” Most of my best friends say something like that. We don’t get it because most often science doesn’t really get it either. There are big gaps in scientific knowledge.
People like Hattie are just asking science to be more humble and acknowledge those gaps.
Even the best of our scientists do not think of the entire universe when thinking about the question, “What is the really real?” Without an image of the totality of our universe, we cannot, and will not, understand e=mc2 and equations like it. And, we will not know what is really real.
e=mc2 Who truly understands energy (e)? Who grasps the essence of mass (m)? From where does that speed of light (c) come? The very best among our physicists, philosophers, scientists, and scholars are debating it all today. And, they have been debating it all throughout our ever-so-brief time as a people who record our history.
The universe is challenging us. It is trying to give us a larger perspective. It is trying to teach us all not to be so small. If you have been to this website in the past, you know it is a focus on the 202 base-2 notations from the Planck units2 to the current age and size of the universe. When we make the universe our focus and we begin to think of everything in light of the entire universe from the very beginning of time (essentially those 202 mathematically-integrated notations), many of our mysteries will be more approachable and perhaps even you will have new, original insights about it all.
Science is our creation. The universe is not. And, we all make mistakes. Making mistakes seems to be the very essence of life and surely, the essence of science.
Science is all about facts and guesses. When we make a guess, we have to figure out how to test it to discover in what ways we are right or wrong. Then, we make another approximation, an informed guess, until we think we are close to what seems to be the truth. Yet, there are many concepts that get sticky, seasoned with age and attitude. And like all other humans, scientists and scholars fall in love with their ideas and build special barriers around them, a definitive circle of influence; and predictably, turf wars break out.
In 1716 Isaac Newton3 of England was fighting for the veracity of a bad idea. He was arguing with Gottfried Leibniz of Germany and Leibniz lost that battle — he died — and the world was stuck with Newton’s absolute space and time. Look up into the clear night sky, invariably somebody says, “It goes on forever,” and most of us concur. That’s Newton’s absolute space and time. It’s wrong. It only goes as far as the current expansion. On the other side of that expansion is infinity. And, we can’t get there today.
Though Newton’s concept is not the correct one, we have struggled to know what is.
Alternatives. Science has had it wrong, and they’ve known it for at least 100 years. Einstein made that sort of clear. But, nobody came up with an alternative that people could understand. Nobody… so Newton’s old concept of absolute space and time continued to stand as our commonsense worldview. The problem is, to grasp “who we are, where we came from, and the meaning and value of life,” we need such an alternative and it just may be right here, deep within a mathematically-integrated, logically-consistent, UniverseView.
Newton’s concept has had unintended consequences.4 It is time to wake up and out of that dogmatic slumber!
Waking up is hard to do. In 1899 in Berlin Max Planck, refining the earlier work of George Johnstone Stoney of Dublin, came up with what are now known as Planck’s base units.5 Arguably the most important numbers to define the core of our reality, Planck didn’t know what to do with his own work. His definition of a quanta of energy earned him a Nobel prize in 1918 and he became the most-revered scientist of Germany, yet he was constantly being sidetracked by Germany’s aggressive behavior that lead to World Wars I & II.
The bigger truth, however, is, “It is very hard to sell a new idea.” There were many new concepts emerging in this period of our scientific endeavors and everybody ignored Planck’s base units. It took over a 100 years before their importance was truly recognized. In 2001 Frank Wilczek 6 of MIT and a Nobel laureate himself (2004), asked us all to pay attention; and, slowly we did. But, it was already too late for cosmology. The big bang was it and absolute time has been hanging out in the background of every equation and those equations have had a stranglehold on new conceptual development.
First, we’ve missed a huge chasm of information between the Planck base units and today’s understanding of particles, waves, and fluctuations. And, also, our definitions of space, time, mass and charge have largely remained static.
The most basic, the most simple, the most fundamental units of a length and time. Although derived from what seem to be universal numbers, even today most scientists and scholars have not studied the Planck base units. So small is Planck Length and Planck Time, scientists and scholars easily ignore them. Yet, if we were to take as a given that these numbers represent the smallest possible units of space and time, doesn’t it logically follow, that this has to be the beginning of space and time?
We say that it is the only possible starting place (not a point). To begin to get a sense of these numbers, like a child, we should begin to play with them. Doubling them is easy. So, that’s what we did. By doubling each result, over and over again, a rather fascinating view of the universe begins to unfolds.
Doubling is a natural process and there are many mechanisms for doublings that are known, understood, and studied. Perhaps the most simple does not have a necessary size requirement. It’s called cubic-close packing of equal spheres. That Johannes Kepler, author of Harmonices Mundi 7 (1619), initiated a formal study of it creates a special symmetry.
1971, the Hillside Singers, outside Rome: “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony8
A New Container for the Universe. In just 202 doublings we are out to the approximate age and size of our universe with figures for an ever-expanding total mass and total charge within our universe. We say, “That’s a container well-worth the time to explore further!”
The first 64 doublings, a hypostatic domain.9 Too small for any possible measurements — our tools are much too big — yet, here we discover a huge, undisclosed domain — 64 base-2 notations (or containers, clusters, domains, doublings, groups, jumps, layers, sets and/or steps). Climbing up those steps is not easy. The next step is always twice as large. Seemingly begging our scientists and mathematicians, our universe easily demonstrates that there are many continuity equations that have been overlooked. This model, essentially sphere stacking of equal spheres, opens a multitude of symmetry values10 that have yet to be studied. Here, well before anything can get chaotic, there are many potential dynamics that will create harmonies with, within, and throughout the spheres.
Without knowing about this hypostatic domain, we are left with the best physics can give us today and that is a world fraught with chaos. And, this is where physics is currently stuck. We do not understand quantum fluctuations. We do not understand the nature of of the mind. Within science today, the universe is probabilistic, not deterministic. And, quantum fluctuations have no cause per se and the universe is inherently unstable. Yes, we’ve inherited the destiny of Cain,11 perhaps a manifest destiny, to seek refuge from our worst ideas and actions, yearning for some stability and peace.
Getting under the chaos: Grasping the essence of our first 64 notations. Here is a starting place for a deeper understanding of who we are. Here is an access path to the music of the spheres. Here we can begin to engage the power of prime numbers for uniqueness and creativity. Here we find a substrate of basic strings to make our particles and waves. Here we can develop a fully-integrated, unified theory of mathematics. Here we’ll find even more of the operating principles for the universe; and perhaps, we’ll begin to hear the deep-seated harmonies of the spheres again.
The future is Now. I’ll stick my neck out. Not only will we have an integrated theory of mathematics, that will become the foundation for an integrated Standard Model for Physics and Cosmology. Of course, that’s enough, but it opens the doors to so much more.
Perhaps somehow we’ll learn to navigate all 202 notations and no longer be limited to any one.
* We’ve Been Wrong About Too Many Things. We know Hitler, Lenin, and so many others were wrong. But, are we as sure that Sir Isaac Newton was wrong about absolute space and time? Remember how Galileo was right and the Church was wrong. Institutional beliefs can be wrong and absolute space and time may well be the most misleading belief that the cultures of the world appear to have universally adopted. Though some within the scientific community are aware that both space and time are discrete, derivative, and finite, there has been no concept quite compelling enough to dislodge absolute space-and-time from the fabric of our commonsense and what are known as our commonsense worldviews.
We all need a mathematically-integrated view of the universe!
1 Hattie. Hattie is an author; her last two books address an issue most of us are afraid to address, end of life decisions. She tackles the subject head on and stands up, directly and honestly, without hesitation to the 3.8 trillion dollar medical-pharmaceutical-industrial complex. We all need to address all the issues of life as openly and with such integrity.
2 202 base-2 notations from the Planck units. These units are the core study of this website and are addressed in some way on every homepage. Key documents include: (1) the horizontally-scrolled chart with all the numbers for 202 notations, (2) the 12 key ideas articulated in 2018,and (3) An Integrated Structure of the Universe.
On many homepages, please visit the RELATED PAGES, usually just below the title of a homepage.
3 1716 Isaac Newton. In 1687 at Cambridge University Isaac Newton (1642-1727) published his major work, Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. He was knighted in 1703. He became the president of the Royal Society in 1704. His acumen was not disputed. Yet, in an indirect dispute captured in what is known as the Leibniz–Clarke Correspondence, Newton reaffirms his belief in absolute space and time and it is here he handed the world a wrong-headed, most-debilitating concept, absolute space and time.
4 Narcissism, Nihilism, dystopia. Subjects see things as objects; and space and time separate us all. We become a “self” or oneself. Unwittingly that can readily open to narcissism and that can eventually open to nihilism which can eventually open to a dystopia. Today, people are talking about it. They can see and feel it coming. Thank you, Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking.
5 Planck’s basic units. The concept of a dimensionless constant was first defined in 1881 by George Johnstone Stoney. He had defined basic units and in 1899 Max Planck followed in his footsteps. Nobody thought too much more about these units defined by dimensionless constants. Yet, with those definitions was a new definition of the speed of light: https://81018.com/c/ It should have rocked the world. Here were new continuity equations that stretched across the universe.
6 Frank Wilczek. In his book, Fantastic Realities (World Scientific, 2007), Frank Wilczek reprints the three 2001-2002 Physics Today articles, “Scaling Mt. Planck.” Here are the most important numbers in the universe, ignored for over 100 years, and ostensibly undervalued even after these writings. Nobody seemed to notice the huge gap between the Planck scale and the scale that defines the Standard Model of Particle Physics. Too simple and too novel for the physics community, closing that gap by imposing a doubling function is naive. That it could become the basis for supersymmetries would elude everyone. Personal Note: 1981 with Savas Dimopoulos.
7 Kepler, harmony and sphere statcking. His official work was titled, Harmonices Mundi (1619) or The Harmony of the World (1619). Well before Newton’s day, he doubled down on the work of Ptolemy, Pythagoras, and more recently Copernicus. He could sense the harmony of the spheres. Challenge to optimize the stacking of cannonballs on the deck of a battleship, he initiated a discipline of cubic close packing of equal spheres which ultimately lead to a formal study of face-centered cubic (fcc) or cubic close packed, and hexagonal close-packed (hcp) studies. Ideal studies, all the information can be and should be applied within the infinitesimal.
8 In Perfect harmony Remember back to the Coca-Cola commercial, a song, that begins with the words, I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing In Perfect Harmony”?
The Universe Is Trying to Teach Us: Long before science is able to justify particular concepts, science fiction writers and other creative artists, give us a sense of the future. That 1971 pop culture song by Coca-Cola, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing In Perfect Harmony” give us a sense of the most positive and that there is such a thing as perfect harmony. It is a common phenomena among musicians to feel special moments of what they might call “perfect harmony.” There are what we call “transcendental moments” and within this article, an aim is to bring this concept of the possibilities of perfect harmony alive.
9 The first 64 Doublings: Hypostatic Domain The first 64 notations needed a name. Because these are seemingly invisible foundations upon which the entire universe is constructed, we have called this a hypostatic domain. Hypostatic is the foundation, that which stands under.
10 Continuities, Symmetries, and Harmonies These same foundations of our homogeneous-isotropic universe break through the imperfections of space-time and provide a vision of possibilities and continuous improvement.
11 Destiny of Cain, Was Cain’s endless search through the desert essentially a metaphor for us today in our own search for meaning and a home.
Please Note: Footnotes always require a bit more work. At some point, I’ll get back to it. -BEC