Top Ten Reasons to give up those little worldviews
for a much bigger and more inclusive UniverseView
T h e B i g B o a r d – l i t t l e u n i v e r s e P r o j e c t
“Number 10.” The Infinite is known through continuity, number and order. The Finite is defined by space and time.
The first principle of the Big Board-little universe is that God the Creator creates and sustains everything, everywhere, for all time, which gives our universe continuity, the necessary condition for order.
Explanation: We uncovered two of the largest continuity equations. First, we started at the smallest possible measurements of a unit of length and time. We used base-2 exponential notation, multiplying by 2 over and over again. Using this simple math and logic, two of the most fundamental continuity equations are created within just over 201 notations or doublings from the Planck Length and Planck Time out to the Observable Universe and the Age of the Universe respectively (click here to review the chart in another tab or window). It is all very approachable and it goes right to the heart of the commonsense logic instantiated by Sir Isaac Newton’s infinite sense of space and time. Within The Big Board-little universe Project, space and time are discrete, quantized, derivative-yet-dynamic. Each has a beginning and an end. And, that changes everything.
Please note: Links within each paragraph go to Wikipedia pages and most often open a new tab or window. Links from “More” at the end of each item, go to some of our earlier discussion within the project.
“Number 9!” The Love Equation is a real equation and it is best understood through symmetries.
Also a first principle of the Big Board-little universe, there are deep and abiding geometries that bind everything, everywhere, for all time, within those 201+ notations. Symmetries structure everything, both the seen and the unseen.
Explanation: Help to uncover the deepest and most-compelling symmetries throughout the universe by working with just our first continuity equation, from Planck Length to the Observable Universe. In the first notation we doubled the Planck Length. Still so small, it is meaningless. Yet, when we follow scaling laws and dimensional analysis and assume the Planck Length is a vertex, we multiply by 8 so the numbers of vertices increase, 1, 8, 64, 512, 4096… Complexification occurs rather quickly. By the 20th notation, there are over a quintillion vertices with which to work. There are at least 40 doublings (or notations or groups or sets) before there is an expression of physicality within measurable space and time. A point-free geometry (Whitehead) is assumed (hypothesized, hypostatized, imputed and/or instantiated) to give structure and definition to those first 60+ notations. The only evidence of such structure is given within the homogenity and isotropy throughout our little universe (and within the supersymmetries of particle physics). Thereafter, manifestations of symmetry are actually seen throughout the universe.
“Number 8.” Harmony creates a fleeting moment of perfection that inspires us and guides us.
Harmony is also a first principle of the Big Board-little universe. All those symmetries that bind everything, now begin their movements across all time within those 201+ notations. On occasion, there are moments of perfection.
Explanation: Empower symmetries to interact with other symmetries within each notation and across notations. The old concepts related to the harmony of the spheres take on new meaning. By adding the continuity equations defined by Planck Time, symmetries have more than a form; they have a function that moves within a notation and throughout the notations, creating a momentary perfection or perfected state within space-time. Also, we begin to understand the very natural antithesis, chaos and indeterminacy, especially by looking at the most basic structures with the first 60 or so notations…
More... More to come... (pages about harmony being developed)
“Number 7.” We can re-engage all the mystery in Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM).
Every aspect of education is touched and opened up. Our goal is to use the Big Board-little universe as a STEM resource, first within 10 high schools, then a pilot of 100, then 1000 schools…
Explanation: Help to introduce this new order of things whereby space and time are derivative of continuities and symmetries. Empower deeper insights into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics within the Big Board-little universe construct. One of the initial aims of our Kickstarter program is to engage no less than 100 high schools to use the Big Board- little universe model to encourage STEM research. We can see and feel a burst of creativity that begins to address the old questions and opens up a huge boat of new questions.
More to come... (STEM work for schools is being tightened up now)
“Number 6.” Calm your soul within a Quiet Expansion of the universe.
Could the Big Bang theory be deflated by the Big Board-little universe’s Quiet Expansion (QE)? Could a QE become a source of order and inspiration within education… for the general public?
Explanation: We will build upon an article that was written in September 2014; we were thinking about the Big Bang theory while working with the chart of just the Planck Length. It seems that one could easily impute those first 60 doublings became the foundation of pervasive, unseen structural geometries that finally give rise to the physicality of particle physics. It seemed that the first 67 notations could have been a rather quiet expansion of creation.
#5. You are the center of it all.
Humanity and so many facets of our human population has been marginalized by science, religious beliefs and arrogance. Within this emerging model of the universe, people are key.
Explanation: Within the 201+ notations at 100 is the human sperm cell and at 103 is the human egg. In the middle of the Planck Length doublings is the vibrancy that gives us modestly intelligent life. A molecule of water, the source of continuity within life, is just 280 picometers, within the 80th notation, has a special symmetry with so many other chemical and biological processes within the next 20 notations. If you are the center of it all, we say, “Sit up and be sure to drink a lot of water.”
More... (new tab or window; a tour of the Planck Length chart)
#4. Your Mind is actually on the grid after all.
The brain-mind debate is centuries old. The mind has had no place to be… no place to rest. Unwelcomed and questioned, here we hypostatize its place on the grid between notations 50 and 60.
Explanation: Nothing can be measured that fits into the first 60 notations or doublings of the Planck Length, so by engaging systems philosophy, we begin to construct an ideal (the same challenge that faced Lawrence Krauss with his book, A Universe from Nothing) starting with Plato’s forms. The doublings quickly become complexity. From Forms, to Structures, to Substances, to Relations, and finally to Systems, this is an idealized structure where the Mind seems to naturally reside within Systems.
More to come... (a page about the Mind is being specially developed)
#3. You have choices: Small, Medium or Large.
We have obviously thrived in the Human-Scale Universe, yet we live and have our being within the 201st notation where we find the current time. Obviously there are huge intellectual challenges ahead!
Explanation: The three major divisions of the Universe — the Small Scale, the Human Scale, and the Large Scale — each has about 67 notations. As we study the chart of the five Planck base units, we can see ourselves in many places throughout it all at the same time. We hypostatize new functionality for wormholes for the mind and begin to grasp the very nature of a blackhole. To that end we now return to Hawkings’s 1975 paper, Particle Creation by Black Holes.
More... (goes to a page of the Planck Length chart)
#2. You can get your act together.
We have been constrained by worldviews that ignore the larger universe and our role within it. We have been constrained by a science that has difficulty penetrating those notations below the 67th.
Explanation: An Integrated Universe View changes everything. Continuity takes its place at the centerfold. The symmetries within it capture our eye and imagination. There appears to be goodness in the universe and the place of asymmetries, indeterminacy, questions and openness, and the very nature of the self begins to thrive as a creative nexus! If only my Mom were still alive, she might just understand what motivated her to say so often to me, “You’re cruisin’ for a bruisin’.”
#1. Religion & Science can get together again.
Our worldviews can no longer ignore the constants and universals that define and give structure to the universe and our role within it.
Explanation: Our very-young and often naïve UniverseView is a call to all religions of every flavor. We all need a touch of humility to engage the openness of those constants and universals so we can see how each is used within the sciences and how these create bridges with the metaphors and analogies within religious history. My father was an Episcopalian turned Unitarian Universalist. As we were growing up, he would often say, “You can’t legislate morality.” He was right. It is much deeper than legislation and rules. Religion is part of the very fabric of ethics, universals, and constants. Their metaphors can be richer and more robustly textured. The Universe is so simple, so marvelous, so intricate, and extraordinarily complex all at the same time, we all should celebrate every hour of every waking moment.