(updated 23 May 2015)
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)
The Mathematical Universe
The Greek philosopher Plato wrote a story ("the Allegory of the Cave") in which he compared us to prisoners chained in front of a cave wall. Behind the prisoners there is a fire and much activity, however being chained, they can see only the shadows of this activity projected by the fire onto the wall in front of them. Experiencing only the cave wall, they would think that the shadows displayed on that wall are real and so these shadow images would form their reality. In this book I argue that our 4D space-time universe is our own cave wall and that the real universe lies elsewhere.
The search begins with the ancient Greeks and ends with the electron, the key to the cosmos.
Alpha, Omega and the Mathematical Universe
Plato's Cave and the Matrix - the illusion of mass, space and time
The dimensions of our universe
Science uses various units and dimensions to define our universe, such as mass, space, time, charge... these units are interchangeable; E=mc2 for example, and so we must ask why. Does m come from E or does E come from m or are E and m as two sides of the same coin and if so, what is this coin? If time and space can also be interchanged are they also part of this coin and so are our dimensions simply different viewpoints of a deeper reality?
And what is space and mass and time...? Where did they come from? How does the universe create them? ... is the empty space between the earth and the moon or between an electron and a proton in an atom really empty space? ...
I argue here that there is a primordial dimensionless entity which resembles the void of creation myths and that folded within this void are the dimensions of our physical universe as geometrical shapes; mass is a point, time is a circle, space is the surface of a torus (doughnut), velocity is the surface of a sphere... and that the key to this void is the electron for these shapes unfold from the void and wrap around particles..., and so we can use the void to solve the mass, charge and wavelength of the electron (see Ledermans t-shirt), something that physics itself still cannot do ... but when we examine these formulas, we find that time is not time, space is not space, mass is not mass... and our universe is not what we think it is...
Our story begins 2500 years ago...
Table of Contents:
- The fifth element and the square root of Planck momentum
- Ledermans (TOE theory of everything) t-shirt
- Sacred geometry, the Matrix and the Mathematical Universe
- Alpha, Omega and the Tao; the Yin-yang universe
- Circular time and the Yin-yang Black-hole White-hole Universe
- Fibonacci’s Golden ratio, Og’s Cosmological Constant and the spiral of Theodorus
- Unified Field Theory; Gravitational, Electric orbitals = Anti-photons
- Buddhist shunya (nirvana, akasha, aether), a universe from zero
The above links are extracts from the book, the first 3 chapters are on-line;
- chapter 1.1: The axioms and eastern/Greek mysticism
- chapter 1.2: An outline of the physics
- chapter 1.3: The Mathematics of the Matrix: The Mathematical Universe
Note: The latest version has significantly new material and is now in the proofreading stage, if anyone has time to read and comment on the text then please send me a short note to "email@example.com" and I will send you a pdf version. Non-technical readers are welcome as comments on readability and continuity of text are also important.
The physical constants
I listed solutions to the physicals constants in the book appendix p16-18. The website planckmomentum.com/alpha/ has a discussion of the mathematics and an on-line calculator to test the formulas. We may note that such solutions as listed here, despite their simplicity, are thought by physics not to be possible ..., the following is a quote from a Scientific American article where Prof J Barrow et al remark;
"Some things never change. Physicists call them the constants of nature. Such quantities as the velocity of light, c, Newton's constant of gravitation, G, and the mass of the electron, me ... form the scaffolding around which the theories of physics are erected, and they define the fabric of our universe. Physics has progressed by making ever more accurate measurements of their values.
And yet, remarkably, no one has ever successfully predicted or explained any of the constants. Physicists have no idea why they take the special numerical values that they do. In SI units, c is 299,792,458; G is 6.673 X 10-11; and me is 9.10938188 X 10-31 -- numbers that follow no discernible pattern... The only thread running through the values is that if many of them were even slightly different, complex atomic structures such as living beings would not be possible. The desire to explain the constants has been one of the driving forces behind efforts to develop a complete unified description of nature, or "theory of everything."
Physicists have hoped that such a theory would show that each of the constants of nature could have only one logically possible value. It would reveal an underlying order to the seeming arbitrariness of nature.
Plato's Allegory of the Cave
Our universe; the great symphony
To understand our universe, whose dimensions are the dimensions of motion and which is constantly growing in tempo, a sort of cosmic Bolero... 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?
Epigenetics refers to external modifications to DNA that turn genes "on" or "off." These modifications do not change the DNA sequence, but instead they affect how cells ‘read’ genes and so the physical DNA structure.
What this means is that our DNA is not ‘written in stone’ but can be modified by environment and these changes can then be transmitted to following generations. Thus a further layer of flexibility is added to the organic mechanism.
This then raises the question, if our universe ‘is’ according to the universe ‘DNA’ just as we ‘are’ according to ours, could we also influence the universe, are miracles simply a tweak of the cosmic source code?
Could we re-program the universe?
"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
this section under construction....
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 faces problems, is Intelligent Design then left as the most probable cause?...
Destiny, Karma, and wave-particle duality
If this Yin-yang solution for wave-particle duality also applies to us, then the karma of Buddhism becomes the Portrait of Dorian Gray. Oscar Wilde meets the Tao...
The Matrix, Mathematical Realism (Platonism) and a Mathematical Universe