I show that there has to be a causeless, primary, permanent Eternal Basis, with no option not to be, which must also be the Simplest possible entity, it necessarily without any point for it to receive any specific, set direction, which basis is essentially the so-called quantum foam of Possibility/Potential—being at heart only ‘noise’ in a duration, of/from which Space and a more productive information processing Time/Change system emerge, as well as matter, ‘now’, mass, forces, existence, and more, albeit these being secondary and temporary, along with the information processing going on to further form and maintain our entire finite universe as a computable reality, of more and higher composites, complexities, and emergences becoming, unto dissipation, and the whole Cosmos, too, as universes may happen in more instances.
It would be, so to speak, that if the perceptible Cosmos were to be subtracted away, the Eternal Basis would remain, this basis thus being coterminous with the perceptible Cosmos but not cosubstantial with it, as the basis is spaceless and mostly timeless; however, in another way, what is of the Real can also be considered real, although to a lesser degree, with all that goes on for us to be but the continuation of the one big Effect of the Big Bang.
There is no true, primary objective reality, as reality is relative and relational. While the Simplest, as the Eternal Basis, as quantum foam, has a sub-existence in a sub-time, a higher Existence is one with the ability to process information, and this higher Existence is emergent, from an information interaction process. It is a persistent process.
The Eternal Basis is a nebulous state between Nonexistence and Existence, with no structure; between time and the timeless, as just noise duration; between where and nowhere, since there is no separation of things.
I hope to answer, “Why are things the way they are?”
Done away with are Infinities, Stillness, Randomness*, Nothing, a Continuum, A Beginning, An End, Block Universe, Paradoxes, Magic, Fundamental Complexity, Ultimate Causes, Gods, Souls, Big Meaning/Purpose, Consciousness as nonphysical, all nonphysical suppositions, superstitions, and wills said to be free of the will.
*Randomness may have to be allowed for the causeless Eternal Basis. If reality did not end in randomness we would need further logical explanation. A random Eternal Basis is the necessary way of nature reaching an end to causes and so it solves the problem of a regression of unending questions.
Toward The Truths
(Proceed at your own risk)
I beg of the night to yield its dearest puzzle,
To reveal the full truth of what it is.
Much I already know, from twilight dreams,
And from poems unveiling truth and beauty,
But I ask, with my most inquiring looks,
To know the deepest secrets of the night.
I must ask from the powers of the night
Not immortality nor youth nor birth
But only that I glimpse the enigmatic—
That riddle posed of the conundrum.
Oh, man, I cannot tell thee of all there is,
Though I am that, as all that IS—the Wiz,
For, as I never began, I know not my throne,
But I reside as the All, for reasons unknown.
I have always been, and must be, so jot:
That All is ever here to be, since nothing cannot.
We guide thee, we must carry thee;
We’re illumination beside thee…
Fear not the proof—
It’s the beauty of the truth!
Why and How to Lift the Lid of the Box or Not
We have often asked why some space exists,
Why it permits the countless to briefly persist
On Mother Earth, nourished under Father Sky—
All of those finite sparks that light and die.
W1. Full of awe, we wonder, during the moments between doings.
— Does what is amazing ever require the more amazing behind it, on and on, or is it all of the Simplest, ever building, continuing and heading into the future of what will be even more amazing?
— When we dare to unveil the trappings of the Mysterium, it is because we are the curious seekers who exalt in the solving of enigmas, never turning back from the ultimate quest, whatever the dangers of we perhaps never being able to be quite the same again, because we are ready for whatever comes our way, as the truth, or at least the greater probability of it, for we must often estimate our way through the entangled forest.
W2. Using what is known is the best start, usefully and ethically.
— Declarations that cannot be established at all need not be dealt with here, such as myths, superstitions, and any and all claims of invisible supernatural realms, which, due to human nature, are often stated as if they were truth and fact, which is misleading at best and deceptive and dishonest at worst. The innocent and the unsuspecting may be listening.
— At least what is known can be trusted as having happened. While the sun may not rise one day, trust in its doing so at least goes beyond a faith that something unknown rises all about.
W3. No Hocus Pocus about a supernatural. All is Natural.
— What operates on or with the natural has to walk the walk and talk the talk of the natural, and therefore all is of the natural. What remains of the natural are those things that we don’t yet fully understand.
— Worse, the biggest myth, the one stated on page one of the Great Book is so opposite to the truth that it couldn’t be more wrong. Man did not begin as is, immutable, a few thousand years ago, but is and was mutable, over hundreds of millions of years (see evolution with its triple confirmation among the fossil record, DNA and junk DNA, and embryonic gestation, for they all agree in showing what we were and how we transformed); there is only one tree of life, not separate ones for the plants and animals; plus, we know how solar systems form. Advancements took time, even very long times. They did not happen in a flash.
W4. We have to deal with our human condition.
— Most of the time, we have to concentrate on our survival and betterment, and so we become very busy in our endeavors, jobs, families, and whatnot.
— Our existence often precedes the consideration of our essence in importance, this being a natural kind of existentialism.
— And yet we, amid the doings, often ask ourselves the most often asked questions: What the heck are we doing here, how did we come to be, and from what did we become?
— We and the Cosmos are indeed here, and so that shows there had to be a way. It is a feat and a fate already accomplished.
Something, Not Nothing
Every-thing, every order happens for a reason.
Yes, for the most part, for most seasons,
But not for the bottommost cause the first,
For there was nothing before it to direct it forth.
S0. There is something. (“… therefore I am.”)
— I experience, therefore I am (an experiencer), and that is something.
— The “I” referred to above is the usual ‘I’ of our conscious awareness, not the self at large residing in/as the body/brain.
— Descartes’ “I think, therefore I am,” doesn’t fly, for conscious awareness by itself does not think, nor even do anything; it is a subject only. More on this later.
— It is not via introspection that we learn that the brain thinks, and more, but through our being informed by science.
— Without external information from many fields, one is left with but a second story, oblivious to the neurological first storey within, opaque, and below that the dark basement that is the basis of the Cosmos.
S1. There is an objective reality ‘out there’—a perceptible Cosmos.
— That we have senses means that there must be something ‘out there’ for them to take in.
— We build devices with stuff from ‘out there’, manipulating it ‘out there’, and then see that it works just fine ‘out there’.
— Our instruments inform us even more about what’s ‘out there’.
— Reality is not a dream in which everything that goes on just happens to exactly match, dream-wise, what would go on in a real reality. A difference that makes no difference is no difference.
— The above is not to say that space, time, and just about every-
thing is not emergent from a deeper level. More later.
The Ultimate Quest from Within
Into the deep we must go, without pause,
To look down, ever down, no self to keep—
Through birth, death, and the shade of sleep,
Through paths unkempt, underswept—
Q1. The depths of the deep and its nature.
— We must probe the elephant in the boiler room in the dark, given no direct realism (explained in the next section).
— We might surmise that we’ll find something so complex in the deep that it can’t be fathomed, but that will not be the case at all.
Q2. The simple leads to the more and more composite, complex.
— We take notice that all of the remarkable complexities about us consist of simpler and simpler arrangements.
Q3. All that one ever sees/notices is the inside of one’s head.
— The brain paints a more useful face on what comes in to us from the senses by processing the noumena ‘out there’ into the phenomena ‘in here’, building an internal model of reality, ‘in here’, adding to it from what’s already known and remembered ‘in here’.
— Sounds are formed from air vibrations. No air, no sound.
— Sights are formed from photons entering the retina into the receptors. One can really only see clearly something like the size of a deck of cards held at arm’s length. Photon angles, intensity, etc., are clues that allow our internal simulation model to build a scene approximating or even bettering the reality ‘out there’, which would appear directly, if it could be seen, as a jumble of wave fields and interference patterns.
— Colors are formed from visible spectrum wave frequencies. Three types of protein cones rotate according to the respective amount of primary color received, which process goes on to form the millions of in-between colors in our internal spectrum.
— Odours/smells are formed from our nasal receptors detecting molecule shapes, with other processing as needed to sort out very similar shapes.
— Touch occurs via nerves inputting to the central nervous system.
— Taste is of a 4-way degree matrix of salt, bitter, sweet, and sour receptors on the tongue, to put it simply.
— Note that all the inputs into us via the senses have to directly meet with the senses.
— To reiterate: we only ‘see’ / ‘sense’ / ‘feel’ / ‘taste’ / ‘smell’ the inside of our brains. Even light and brightness is only inside us; the light/brightness that we see ‘in here’ is but waves ‘out there’.
— We do not see or hear (etc.) across a room; we see/hear (etc.) an internal model made by the brain.
— The brain, as a kind of a sixth sense, perceives its own doings, as well as those of the body, perhaps via its own internal symbolic language, used at higher and higher levels/modules, this process perhaps ending with qualia as the highest symbols.
— In night dreams, there is hardly any sensing input coming in from ‘out there’, but the same internal simulation model is used as when we are awake. I have observed its output while lucidly dreaming. A few times I even kept a dream song playing for several seconds after I awoke.
— We gather more clues/facts by affecting and measuring what’s ‘out there’.
— Our minds need to deduce the nature of the essence without being able to have direct contact with it, complicating the task!
— We could hardly be blamed or shamed for regarding the essence as unknowable and getting on with our lives, willy-nilly, not knowing, but there are things we can know, as we’ve already learned.
Absolute Nothing: Not
To learn the Secrets—what IS and ev’r WAS,
One must brave the crypt and ghost of cause.
N1. A lack of anything as nonexistence/nothing is not now the case.
— There is something; I experience.
— If a lack of anything could even have been the case then that would still be the case.
N2. A lack of anything, called Nothing, cannot be.
— Being requires something in order to be.
— There is no outside to the perceptible Cosmos, for the Cosmos is emergent from its basis. More later.
— There is no outside to the basis, since it is beyond ‘where’.
— There are no intervals of Nothing within the Cosmos.
— Totality only ever operates itself. There isn’t anything else.
— Something, as a basis, pervades Everything.
N3. Everything is adjacent/touching.
— No spacers of the impossible Nothing can be ‘there’.
— Either all is field or it is all of touching monads, which reminds us of Einstein and Planck. This is not to say that monads can’t emit fields.
— I am concerned with the implementation, yes, as that is the messenger, but also, and perhaps even more-so, with the message, if any, as the essence/totality/basis.
N4. There has to be some kind of continuity for reality to work as a whole.
— Especially if reality is discrete and quantized. More later.
The Eternal Basis
Past the realm of the things which seem or are,
Even o’er the steps to the remotest bar.
E1. Something (as basic) has no opposite, no contrast class.
— No Nothing.
— Something must be so.
E2. Something is ever.
— Something cannot come from the impossible Nothing.
— Something can never turn into the impossible Nothing.
— Something has neither birth nor death, and thus it just is, with no ‘was’ or ‘will be’ to it, timeless and spaceless.
E3. Something has to be, as ungenerated and without end.
— There is no option for it not to be.
— It cannot go away.
— It has no power over its being or going to not being.
— It didn’t get elected or win a talent show.
— It does that which it has to do; it cannot do anything else.
— It just is.
E4. I’ll call it the Eternal Basis.
— It is the fundamental something.
— All that’s higher as transformed or composite is formed by it and from it. There is no other source. It’s where the buck stops.
E5. Infinite regress and all other ‘infinities’ don’t work.
— ‘Infinity’ is that which never completes; it cannot be capped; therefore it is not an amount/number of an extent that can be extant all at once.
— An infinite regress would take forever to send the effects all the way up.
— Infinity, whether in the large or small direction is impossible; the Cosmos is finite; there is a smallest quantity; the large may get larger.
A Continuous, Partless Function
Through the cloudy strife
Of this hazy life,
To the equations of eternity—
Of neither paternity nor maternity.
E6. The Eternal Basis must be a simple, continuous function.
— Secondary, composite things are formed from the Eternal Basis but they are, of course, not fundamental, like the Eternal Basis must be. They may come and go and may also persist a short, intermediate, or a long time. They are emergent and temporary.
— The Eternal Basis has a sub-time essence that has only duration, during which usually not anything very persistent forms. More later.
— Atoms and protons are composite, so they and their like need not apply to be the Eternal Basis, nor any Persons, nor systems of mind/emotion, etc.
— Myths and folklore are full of composite, even supposedly infinitely complex systems being First and Fundamental, as the Eternal Basis. Pay no heed, for system parts must ever precede.
— Look for complexities such as higher beings in the future only, not in the past. It will be all the more glorious. There are 100 billion galaxies, each with a 100 billion stars! The universe which is only 0.01% into its 100 trillion year star forming epoch!
— I can now refer to the Eternal Basis as the Simplest.
The Simplest and the Natural
Where the mind whirls round and round,
As the ear draws forth the sound,
As the eye sees the light,
And of the dark the fright.
E7. Composites and complexities form from the Simplest.
— It happens; we can identify them.
— There is both cosmic and species evolution, these often taking a very long time. Our universe is about 13.5 billion years old and our sun is about 5 billion years old.
— All such evolution information is available in public high schools and through research, so it need not be stated here.
— All the cosmic and life evolution that happened, albeit seeming to us to have been mind-numbingly slow, was still inherent in the Simplest.
— Evolution study tells us much about its long yardstick and sluggish accumulations. The information is available.
— Things do not happen all at once; time is the restraint upon all being precipitous. There can be no ‘instantaneous’.
— All development seems to unwind, such as from a giant spring. Pockets of order arise within the great wastelands of the Cosmos.
— It appears that a seemingly extravagant and massive amount of material is required for some small amount of it the have the right conditions to progress and form life. Bigger works better.
— Humongous amount of material springing forth seems very easy to come by, for it is here in an unimaginable amount, from something like a Big Bang, which made material at the expense of gravity, as a trade-off..
E8. Everywhere we look, we see but the natural. Nothing appears out of the ordinary or miraculous, after its repeat occurrences, such as Quasars, only the first occurrence seeing puzzling.
— If, say, our Earth was far from the Goldilocks zone, then we might claim magic, but it isn’t.
— Without our moon, the Earth would rotate like a top in and out of freezing and scorching zones, which would prevent or at least greatly hinder plant growth. There had to be a moon.
— Bacteria formed our atmosphere over two billion years by expelling oxygen, which to them was a poison. Plants also expel oxygen via photosynthesis.
— Without even looking back, such as for the above, we already know that the certain events, those useful toward us, had to have happened, and we could thus even surmise what many of them were, such as Hoyle did for carbon production in stars.
— One of many near extinctions, the Permian, wiped out 95% of all the species, including the dinosaurs, opening the field for the further evolution of mammals.
The Nature of the Simplest
Beyond all death, despair, love, and sorrow,
Past yesterday, today, and tomorrow—
The body’s guide but the logic of the ‘know’.
E9. Thus, to continue E5, the Simplest must be coterminal with the perceptual Cosmos but it is not consubstantial with it, for the perceptual Cosmos is emergent from it, as we will see.
— It underlies All.
— It is in exactly the same place where the perceptible Cosmos is, but is a separate and distinct entity.
— It imperceptibly interpenetrates or runs through all things while yet maintaining its own identity distinct from theirs.
E10. The Simplest is everywhere and exists across all times.
— To be everywhere is for the Simplest to be whole, and to be what it is in every place is for it to be uniform.
— For what it is to be what it is throughout time is for it to be unchanging.
— To be so everywhere at its extremity is for it to be complete.
— In a another way of being that we will see later, the Simplest all by itself is spaceless and timeless.
E11. Summary: The Simplest is a necessary set of perfections, due to necessity/default:
— Everlasting existence, immutability.
— Internal invariances of wholeness and uniformity.
— The invariance at its extremity of being optimally shaped.
E12. The Simplest is unbreakable and unmakeable.
— It has no parts; it is but of itself.
— There is no paradox of having the Simplest already existent without it ever having been made or formed because there is no source to make it of (no Nothing). More later.
— Note that even if we bend over backwards, for conversation’s sake, to allow that something can be created out of Nothing, then that capability would be something, not Nothing, and so one did not really have a Nothing.
— The Simplest may be a near-nothing or a kind of sub-shade, but it is still something.
— The Eternal/Simplest stands undefeated any way you try look at it or avoid it. There is no creation from Nothing. The Simplest was never created. There was no Creation, no beginning.
E13. The Simplest could not have had a direction or any design given or imparted to it in a first place that never was.
— No beginning.
— There cannot be anything outside of or before the Simplest.
E14. The Simplest cannot be Still.
— Everything going on has never come to a stop.
— Movement is a natural necessity—this sounds like energy.
— Stillness is impossible.
— There is a base energy.
— This is not to say that something meaningful as change other than ‘noise’ always happens right away.
E15. The Simplest ever has to move/jiggle/vibrate, etc.
— In its base mode, it could often be that the movement doesn’t amount to anything further, a non-productive condition called ‘noise’ or the physicist’s Nothing, which could be considered as a kind of sub-existence in a kind of sub-time, but there are still non-progressing things going on and there is still duration.
— When order/information/processing occurs then that is a higher existence and a more substantial change in time, since there is some persistence of what is more unique than noise.
E16. The Simplest can only be what it is as the simplest continuous function, moving in the way it can or it may have all possible basic forms.
— This could be described as a moving energy, wave, string, or particle, depending on nature’s base necessity/default/range and/or how we would consider it as a fluctuation.
— The exact form of the fundamental substance(s) and its fluctuation isn’t important to picture for the purposes here, since we already know that it has to be.
— Since it has to be still around, we can hope to probe it more.
E17. The Simplest indeed forms a Cosmos.
— Thus, the undulations/fluctuations/movements of the Simplest had to give rise to things and composite formations, probably due to more over here, less over there, etc.
— All ever continues and transforms. We knowingly and conveniently place artificial/arbitrary boundaries to identify local causes and effects.
E18. Everything is not so full that not anything can move.
— This didn’t happen.
— Full solidity is impossible.
— All looks to be only going on between a ‘zero’ of total vacuity and a ‘one’ of complete solidity, as all the fractionals in-between,
— All that goes on in the Cosmos is relative to what else is in the Cosmos, since relationships are all there is in that which has no outside.
E19. Humongous and seemingly extravagant amounts of matter and energy particles are easy to come by.
— Note the 2×10**76 or so particles in our universe.
— Many note that it could have been 2×10**85 particles but for there being a billion times more photons than protons, indicating 10**9 particle/anti-particle annihilations. Somehow there were particles leftover though.
— How come for every billion anti-particles there are a billion and one one particles?
E20. A big Big Bang seems to be necessary, to us, for the good chance of life coming to exist among the great waste (of so many of those places without a chance for life).
Eating the Cake and Still Having It
What is the birthing source of this tremendous weight?
There is nothing from which to make the causeless cake!
Its nature is undirected, uncooked, unbaked?
There can’t be a choice to that ne’er born nor awaked!
E21. There is a free lunch, if not a universal feast.
— Many point to the positive kinetic energy of stuff balancing and canceling the negative potential energy of gravity, proving for near-endless but finite amounts of material.
— Other balances of opposites may also contribute: particles vs. anti-particles, space vs. lumps in space, big vs. small, past vs. future, and more.
E22: The Simplest and the penultimate elementals are what we would refer to as very minuscule in their smallness and lightness of being.
— Size and mass has to increase for the more composite and complex forms.
— What is the Simplest and the near-so must be the lightest possible.
E23: The largest seems to be very large, such as our universe.
— This is probably because the smallest is so small.
— We happen to be at about the midpoint of the largest and the smallest (a dust mote is at the exact midpoint). How come?
E24: Our universe works because it is incredibly flat.
— Stars are able to form, which make the lower atomic elements, and the rest, via supernova, which atoms go on to form all the molecules, which form cells, which form life, to put it simply.
— Something had to stretch the smallest to the largest, not only to produce the universe but to make it flat.
— Inflation theory sounds good, and needs more work, but it’s enough for us to know that the universe as large had a means.
E25. Beyond sub-time, sub-existence noise/fluctuations.
The Simplest begets comings and goings,
But at its next level can form stayings,
Its energy densities building into what’s new,
As more persistent and ever building,
And at some point banging into a universe,
Ultimately being writ large, as the galaxies,
After inflation magnifies, perhaps via
The energy released by the freezing
Out of the electroweak force,
And then the old and new constituents go on
As centers of oscillation or whatnot
To form higher and higher complexities…
As is still going on, unto an ice or fire end.
It is not that the likes of our kind will form no more,
For if one universe could bang, then so can another.
E26. Universes likely ever keep on forming, now and then.
— When the right conditions arise.
— The Simplest ever remains.
I’d turn back if I were you.
E27. How and why must Big Bangs happen?
— It’s under investigation.
— Stuff piled up until reaching the limit of no infinite density?
— Stuff swirled inward until there was no ‘inward’ left?
— Branes crashed together?
— Black/White Holes did something?
— Probability, as imbalances, ever trace forward to the future end, pulling, as well as back to the past start, pushing?
Well, those are among the various suggestions for the implementation, as the messenger; however, the message is still that it had to happen, and so here we are, as proof.
What truth accelerates life’s momentous gem,
Letting our motto become “Carpe diem”?
Who seized the moment or lost its momentum,
Wearing not the time as a royal diadem?
F0. Pandora’s Apparent Dismay:
— It’s been all good so far, but what about nature’s goings-on and also our brain/will being fixed and consistent to that which it has become up to the instant?
— Well, that, too, seems to be a good thing, for without consistency all would be a shambles and not much could survive or progress.
(Last chance to turn around.)
F1. Cause (input) Determines Effect (output)
— Output cannot arise from the impossible Nothing.
— (We may except the Simplest, but it is apart from the process it produces.)
— Nature’s goings-on as outputs depends on the inputs.
— Human will can not be free of itself; it does as one has become, all the inputs of the moment determining the output.
— Human will (brain analysis) even takes several hundred milliseconds in the subconscious before the result surfaces into conscious awareness (consciousness is a brain process).
— We, as the subconscious brain, do what we will/must, but we, as conscious awareness, don’t do anything. It’s the other way around. The Cosmos does us!
F2: Cannot ‘random’ free us?
— ‘Random’ would be output without input, that is, from Nothing; there wouldn’t be a cause for the effect.
— ‘Random’ is impossible.
— Would we like to be brainless and free of our will? There would be no ‘we’ left.
F3: What about extra inputs that might be so, such as other people’s brain waves affecting us, that we haven’t discovered yet?
— You can have that one and any other inputs you want… because they’re just another input.
— The determinism situation is intractable to its undoing.
F4: What about “if’s”, “could haves”, and “should haves”?
— They can be fun and/or useful exercises to employ for learning for similar situations in the future, but whatever it is that one thinks could have been different is surely trumped by the actuality at the time of the event that made the reality of it so—and that can’t be undone either.
— “Can’t, won’t, and don’t” is more like it, for us saying “if”. We can gain compassion for people who are stuck, instead of getting all anxious about their craziness that they supposedly never should have done.
F5: So that’s why people do what they do, good, bad, or crazy!
— They have to, and me too. Diversity disguises our fixed wills.
F6: Wait, what about that the will is dynamic and can change?
— Indeed is it dynamic and can change from learning/experience, and thus then it has a wider range of inputs going toward its output, but at any instant the will is still fixed to what it has become up to then.
F7: I’m as helpless as the Great Wheel itself!
— Yes, given that we are a formation/transformation of the Eternal Basis, but at least we are a higher form, albeit temporary.
F8: The consolation prize is that we get to experience our worldly tour, our conscious awareness going along for the ride, whether the ride is smooth or bumpy.
— Plus there is whatever calming we obtain from learning that determinism couldn’t be any other way. Its opposite is ‘undetermined’, but that cannot be, but surely it would be a horror it it could.
F9: Should I just do nothing then?
— Only if you want to reduce your survival options as well as miss experiences.
F10: So, I’m a bio-chemical-electro organism just as organic as anything else in nature, and not special and deserving of reward?
— That is the great humility.
F11. I have little choice but to act in this life or death adventure ‘play’ of this realest reality show.
— True, you pretty much have to, or die.
F12. It all seems to be much ado about nothing.
— Overall, yes, but there seems to be some kind of meaning locally, albeit temporary, and thus meaningless in the long run.
F13. Some of my new learning here seems to have acted as a kind of universal acid that eats through anything and everything, such as my ultimate wishes, desires, faith, and beliefs, now that the birds of truth have flown from Pandora’s Box.
— Ah, there’s the rub of truth. We keep finding new things out, inexorably, and so we can never really slam back down the lid on Pandora’s Box. There’s no going back.
All of a Piece
Down through the fog, the not, and the void,
Where ‘God’ and everything fail; Oh, zoids!
Where reigns the night, where the air is thin,
Where the sky and stars are not, but within,
Where the glorious have not their throne,
Where there is one presiding, all alone.
D0. There is no continuum.
— Infinite divisibility isn’t possible. No infinite.
— The Planck length is the smallest size.
— The Planck time is the shortest time during which anything can happen.
— There are not umpteen variations of electron sizes.
— Entities such as electrons are all the same.
— Zeno’s paradoxes don’t arise, due to there being Planck intervals.
D1. There is discreteness.
— Quantum mechanics shows it.
— Adjacent Planck entities can serve as near-continua, but this isn’t exactly a complete continuum.
— Energy and fields are quantized because they emerge from qubit interactions. Perhaps their information processing provides an informattion continuum.
D2. Space and time are emergent!
— Because the Planck entities each have distinct operation they must be separate, and so it is this separation that creates the emergence of higher space.
— Because the Planck entities take the Planck time to do anything there has to be a ‘before’ and ‘after’, and so this delay makes for a higher Time. At least a Time which is not just a sub-time of ‘noise’ duration without any information going forward.
— Things can’t happen at at once, as in no time, nor at the same place, as in nowhere and everywhere.
C1. Transformation/Information is ‘continuity’.
— Local cause and effect, to which we conveniently apply artificial boundaries to facilitate our manner of speaking are, actually, minus the local boundaries that we place, really one big long effect from way, way back that just keeps on going.
— That is, there are a series of discrete Planck time ‘nows’ that go on, each ‘now’ giving rise to the next, via their information produced. We can consider this as a transformation-continuation-production of what was into what is and what will be, and so on.
— Information, like/as energy, is conserved.
— There are no truly independent entities acting only on their own in the Cosmos; all are relative to one another. Information processing abounds.
U0. There is still unity in the discrete multiplicity, but it is deep beneath all the emergences, as information.
— Space and Time must adjust to the constant speed of light; the speed of light is more fundamental. Information processing is deeper than spacetime.
— Distance/locality takes a back seat to entangled non-local correlations. Information is more fundamental.
Possibility, Unto the Monad
The World does not pass by—we pass through it live;
Clear your being so the treasure may arrive;
The spirit sparkles of a different light—
The gemstones are of a different mine.
P0. Refresh: The impossibility of Nothing grants possibility.
— What goes on later must first be possible, as potential.
— Time/action adds to the potential already there.
Q0. The quantum foam.
The quantum foam is the name at large for the Planck entities popping in and out of the shade of sub-existence, but it is these short lived entities that exist briefly rather than the quantum foam itself, which state could be described as having the potential to cause a higher form of Existence.
P1. Should then, the Simplest / Eternal Basis now be called Possibility or Potential or Capability (which to me say about the same thing)?
— This Possibility sounds nebulous, but we have noted that the Eternal Basis has no point for a certain, specific, set direction to be applied to it.
— Possibility requires naught but Possibility to come from, that is, it is self-sufficient in itself, serving as its own precursor.
— The Causeless, Simplest, Eternal Basis has to operate only in and of itself.
P2. Fullness and Nothing exhausts all possibility.
— (One) If chock full and solid, not anything could move, as in a Block Universe.
— (Zero) Nothing begets not anything.
— One and Zero could well both be the two impossible, non-
existent absolutes, somehow necessitating a mixture that is neither, but the trouble is that I’m not sure what this even means, if anything; something like that there can be all fractional quanta in between.
Skipping past the above…
P2. One and Zero may be still mixed and can be both at the same time in the monads that are the Planck entities.
— Sounds like a qubit, which can have the value of 0 and 1 at the same time.
— Again, since there can be no direction point for the Eternal Basis, there’s no forcing of either all ones or all zero.
P3. There may be mixed positives and negatives as the monads.
P4. The monads have various energy levels.
P5. Best to still stick with some kind of monad, for they are simple states, and thus the more fundamental.
D0. At any rate, the independent, separate, and disjoint Planck entities can and must constitute a digital reality.
— The information produced guarantees an information continuum over the separate monads in which information is conserved.
— Nothing could have gone forth if the separate Planck entities didn’t form information, since they are discrete and not truly continuous but for their adjacency.
The Creation of the Computable
When a deep truth is known so intensely
That all of its clothing falls away,
Then one has learned the beauty of truth,
For the reality of meaning is beauty.
C0. Proposal: Reality is computable, in that information must get processed. Other realities may be of a non-computable type but they wouldn’t get far. Ours did.
— For example, a proton maintains itself trillions of Planck times per second.
— The elemental particles are all the same because they are all calculated the same way.
C0. The formed basic monads as qubits somehow cause a Planck size entities to appear.
— This seems to be a hazy statement, but we know that the Eternal Basis went forth to produce a Cosmos.
C1. What are qubits of information made of?
— Nothing else but themselves.
— Qubits are not stored on anything else.
— 0 and 1 would appear to be the simplest states of the simplest duality that exhausts all possibility.
— In digital physics theories, everything emerges from bits of information. This is like Wheeler’s “It from bit”, but without the human participatory element.
C2. Qubits of information manifest or exist by ‘creating’ a Planck sized piece of space!
— The Planck entity still has no structure, but is an extended object, as an event of quantum information.
C3. Quantum information must be processed, though, to give rise, to reality.
— Just having a quantum memory register of n qubits is not enough. A network of quantum logic gates is needed.
— We can imagine that some of the qubits become gates.
C4. The Planck entities become superposed/entangled.
— In this, the Planck entities merge, QM-wise, and are thereby freed from their independent states and the achieve the quantum computing that runs reality.
C5. The quantum Cosmos is not a simulation but is itself a quantum computer, and, by quantum evaluating the Laws of Physics, it computes its own evolution.
C6. So there we have the final shock from Pandora’s Box.
The Depths of the Deep
Down, down, ever down—
Through the antiquity, past all of the known—
Arriving at the lowest, remotest throne,
One of the highest perfection,
For it is of the two contrasting directions.
Opposite twins rule the causing call,
The positives and negatives constituting All.
Here the enigma of the ever immortal
Is undone and unloosed through its portal:
The Theory of Everything mortal—
The Idea for which we’ve opened the door to.
To the end at last!
Here be the lawless and the formless
Of the unordered, uncreated scene.
Here the causeless reigns supreme.
T0. Hail to the Theory of Everything!
T1. It was simple, for the complex lies above and beyond (increasing in the future).
Apparent Paradoxes Resolved, and Questions Answered
This All is as useless as Babel’s Library
Of all possible books in all variety!
Yes, and even in our own small aisle we see
Any and every manner of diversity.
The information content of Everything
Would be the same as that of Nothing!
Zero. The bake’s ingredients vary widely,
And so express themselves accordingly.
P1. Black Holes, from Gens Kohl
— “The reason things end at the event horizon is that this is where computation stops. Computation would have to happen faster than the speed of light inside a black hole because information moving radially outwards would have to move faster than the speed of light to move at all. Electrons could not orbit as part of their orbit has them moving away from the ‘centre of mass’ of the black hole. Since computation defines existence, there is no existence inside a black hole. This includes space and time, there is no ‘inside’ a black hole.”
P2. What if one could go the an edge of the finite universe and stick a hand past the edge? Is there even an ‘outside’.
— Our reality is an emergence and self-contained so there isn’t anything outside, excepting the Eternal Basis ‘everywhere’, but in our reality, one’s hand would create more field, this extending the universe.
P3. What is the implicate order behind the explicate reality?
— Information, via monads.
P4. Why is the universe’s expansion accelerating?
— The Eternal Basis is ever creating and supplying energy, as the fuel that ever keeps on giving. At first, this dark energy was overcome by gravity, when the universe was smaller.
— Or there is no expansion, photons emitting decay photons every million years, since gravity operates unevenly on the photons lengthwise, inducing instability. I consider this answer to be doubtful, given the Eternal Basis as a source ‘everywhere’.
P5. We and all around are made of mostly the lightest level of fermions, electrons, up and down quarks, and a few electron neutrinos. What are all the other particles for?
— It’s not like there’s any aim to reality, such as producing life, or any other, save the tendency for what can keep on going to keep on going even more. The other particles are just excess, per to our being, or they somehow help with the maintenance of the overall infrastructure.
— Under pure naturalism, we should expect a variety of particles, not just those necessary to the production of life.
P6. What about that quantum computation can follow all paths in parallel rather than each in turn in a linear fashion?
— Most likely, and this provides even more unity, such as, again, in that what paths can keep on going productively will get farther than paths that stop or loop.
P7. Is reality like a big computer screen, with the Planck size being the resolution and the Planck time being the refresh rate?
— Well, not directly, for there are emergences of stable patterns that then go to become a base for the next level, and so on. For example, the elementals became as letters, the atoms as words, the molecules as phrases, to make an analogy. RNA became able to replicate itself and life become somewhat autonomous. So, its not at the level of Planck pixels just turning on and off to make images.
P8. What should we do?
— Computation does us, and all!
P9. Really, what should we try to do, given our state?
— Learning, for this widens one’s fixed choices to new and better fixed choices.
P10. Now what?
— Maybe the readers will provide more input to shore up the scheme presented here, or say what’s the matter with it.