We may question why we need 2 completely different sciences to describe our universe; the life sciences (biology, biochemistry etc) and the physical sciences, we also separate spirituality (which is the mystery of the life sciences) from the mystery of the quantum world (physics). However if it turns out that our universe requires only 1 science, i.e.: that our universe is organic in structure, then physics becomes a life science, and the mystery of the universe becomes the mystery of life itself.
The Physics and Philosophy of a Living Universe
The Ancient Mysteries and Cosmological Natural Selection
Note: the 2013 edition update will be uploaded in early March. To the physics (see http://www.planckmomentum.com/) has been added the Boltzmann's constant and temperature related formulas. These can be used to solve the present CMB cosmic background radiation temperature and so determine when the CMB will reach absolute zero and the universe ends.
Plato's Cave looks at the mathematics and physics of an organic living universe, the premise being that the universe is growing via a cosmological natural selection process. A set of formulas and theory are presented that describe such a universe and with a 10-digit precision, which exceeds experimental accuracy. What is unexpected is that the universe these formulas describe is not the universe of modern physics but rather the universe of the ancients. And this is where our story begins, some 2500 years ago...
The Ancient Mysteries
The classic 1975 bestseller "Tao of Physics" by Dr. Fritjof Capra was an attempt to link the writings of the ancient philosophers and teachers (Pythagoras, Plato, Buddha, Tao etc) with modern physics. However it, as with other contemporary attempts, was limited to an analysis of parallels, that the ancient view-point may somehow provide insights to quantum physics, and was unable to reach any significant conclusion.
In this text, Plato's Cave (taken from Plato's The Republic 'Allegory of the Cave'), I have taken axioms that resemble the ancient universe; in particular the 5 element theory of the universe (earth, water, fire, air, quintessence), the Matrix (all is number), the Harmony of the Spheres (Pythagoras), the Buddhist notion of Emptiness or Nothingness, the Taoist Yin-Yang and so forth... and used these to re-interpret observations in modern physics.
What we then find is unexpected, a universe whose dimensions are the dimensions of motion; momentum, time and velocity... a universe that may be no more real than the universe we create in our dreams and whose language is the language of mathematics, hence the title of this book. Nevertheless, the mathematics permits the possibility that this universe could also be alive... that it is not merely expanding, but rather that it is growing organically.
The physics (formulas and derivations) are on this website; www.Planck momentum.com
The theory is divided into 4 papers;
1. The physical constants as geometrical shapes in terms of Q, alpha, Planck time and c.
2. The electron as a spherical magnetic monopole
3. The 4 forces as physical orbitals
4. Time and the expanding-black-hole contracting-white-hole universe
The question then becomes; could this be a description of our own universe? 2013 edition Part I now online...
The 5th element
A 5 element theory and the fundamental constants of physics
We are not sure where the 5 element theory of the universe originated, but by 500BC it had spread from Japan, China, Tibet, India to Europe. It included the 4 terrestrial elements (earth, water, fire, air) and a 5th celestial element, the fabric of the universe itself. Curiously physics also uses 4 elements, known as the mksA SI units, and if we extrapolate from these we can propose a 5th celestial SI unit -Q, the square root of Planck momentum...
The mystery of the Yin-yang
The Yin-yang and the wave-particle duality dilemma
The present-day philosophical Yin-yang symbolizes a dualism, however the original Taoist Yin-yang was a mathematical shape, the graph of a cyclic event over time. When we apply this to natural systems, from electrons to galaxies, we find that it describes the phenomena known in physics as wave-particle duality (that light is sometimes a wave and sometimes a point). If we use the dimensions of time and velocity, our Yin-yang graph reduces Einsteins relativity and E=mc2 formula to a simple Pythagorean relationship. We may then ask, if it applies to all natural systems, does it also apply to us ... read more...
Time and the Yin-yang universe
From a black-hole universe with a white-hole twin
If we suppose our universe to be an expanding black-hole universe with a contracting white-hole universe twin, then we find a rationale for time, the arrow of time, relativity, dark-matter, dark-energy, mass, space etc where the complexity of our universe, as with all organic systems, arises because of time... read more...
The Mystery of the Mathematical Universe
In the film The Matrix, the central theme was that our universe is not real, it is just a series of numbers...
The film was inspired by Pythagoras and Plato. In physics it is called a Mathematical Universe Hypothesis or MUH and relates to the origin of mathematics... is mathematics a human invention or do we discover it just as Columbus 'discovered' America (for example)... does the formula for a triangle exist in the same sense as an apple exists, could that solid chair upon which I sit be just a mathematical formula and so on...
The answer is quite simple, the universe uses a well-known technique called modulation ... read more...
Gravity & the Harmony of the Spheres
In which Pythagoras suggests an alternative
In a theory known as the Harmony of the Spheres (or Music of the Spheres), Pythagoras proposed that the Sun, Moon and planets each emit their own unique 'hum' based on their orbital revolution.
When we follow this line of reasoning to its logical conclusion and do the mathematics, we find a solution for gravity that can also be applied to the nucleus, the atom and to molecules. The GUT Grand Unified Theory of physics then becomes a Greek Unified Theory. We see that the moon is not orbiting the earth, Newton's apple didn't fall ...
Śūnyatā (emptiness or nothingness)
In which we build a universe from zero
From the Buddhist and Hindu concepts of Śūnyatā (emptiness or nothingness) came the mathematical concept of zero. We show how, from this mathematical zero we can construct atoms. In fact it seems that we can build an entire universe from zero. So then, what is zero? zero would seem to be that 5th SI unit Q ... read more...
The Ancient Mysteries come home
"Concepts that have proven useful in ordering things easily attain such an authority over us that we forget their Earthly origins and accept them as unalterable facts. The path of scientific advance is often made impassable for a long time through such errors... our conceptions of Physical Reality can never be definitive; we must always be ready to alter them, to alter, that is, the axiomatic basis of physics" -Albert Einstein
"We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct" -Niels Bohr
"Listening to the Logos rather than to me, it is wise to agree that all things are in reality one thing and one thing only".
-Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher
500BC Theory of Everything
Nobel laureate Leon Lederman once wrote:
Our universe; the great symphony
To understand our universe, whose dimensions are the dimensions of motion; momentum, time and velocity... we must first discard our 3-D view of the world in exchange for the language of music, for how can we use mass and length to describe a symphony?
Continued from The Physics (above)
evolution, fine-tuning cosmology and Intelligent Design
If the natural fundamental physical constants are fixed in value, then the multiverse (fine-tuning cosmology) as a theory collapses, is Intelligent Design then left as the most probable cause?...
Destiny, Buddhism, Taoism, Karma, Free-Will and wave-particle duality
If this Yin-yang solution for wave-particle duality also applies to us, then Buddhist Karma becomes the Portrait of Dorian Gray. Oscar Wilde meets the Tao...
The Matrix, Mathematical Realism (Platonism) and a Mathematical Universe
Just as we may use frequency modulation to transmit music (FM radio) so too the universe uses electron modulation and proton modulation to make atoms...