“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)
This book began as a series of notes on the philosophy of destiny, the premise being that if there is a discernible pattern to human events, i.e.: that a ‘chance meeting’ has occurred, not by ‘chance’, but according to or influenced by an unseen set of rules, then this same set of rules may also apply to the universe itself, that our universe is not the result of random events but may follow, or even be guided by, a definite set of principles.
If there were such principles, then we could surmise that they would operate within the framework of the ‘Laws of Physics’ and so it might be possible to mathematically codify them in the same sense that we can code the laws of gravity, or any other physical law, as a series of formulas whose outcome may be anticipated.
With no preconceptions as to what such a theory might look like, or even if there might be such a theory, in 2003 I began writing a series of notes as ideas came. The square root of momentum Q appeared and by December a 6 page booklet ‘The Chess Board Universe’, the predecessor to this text, was born. I have continued working on the theory since, the final addition being the geometry of Omega and the 4-D hyper-sphere.
This theory, via the text, grew by a natural selection of ideas, over the years those chapters that reinforced each other grew together; those chapters that remained alone were eventually deleted. Curiously this approach parallels the theory itself (see Cosmological Natural Selection), and as such it may be that when the theory is complete, it will provide the solution to the original premise. Part I is an attempt to build the framework of a philosophy around what is essentially a set of mathematical principles. My interpretation of this set of principles, which forms much of this book, is of course debatable and should not detract from the principles themselves, i.e.: the mathematics.
I began this book whilst working in Minsk, Belarus and since leaving there I have typed my way across the planet… from Japan to Morocco, Finland to Oman and a multitude of locations in between. Each part of the book has its own geography and timezone, consequently it is somewhat disjointed, my apologies if hard to follow, I am working on this.
In regards to the philosophy, I recommend the film 'Being There' starring Peter Sellers, probably one of Seller’s best films (trailer below), I won’t reveal the plot, and also I recommend a Russian animation entitled the Hedgehog in the Fog.
This book, and the mathematical model behind it, is the result of a personal experiment spread over many years to determine whether in a modern world it could be possible to let the hand of fate guide our actions and what might be the result. We cannot know whether a single event was destiny (the intelligent universe) or simply chance (the random universe), and so the project was to collect 10 or more years of such events to study, thus I could surmise which explanation, chance or destiny, can best explain those series of events; are they random or are they somehow linked - and so could I then trace an intelligent pattern that connects the dots over that period. This experiment, whose premise presumes an intelligent universe, finally led to the mathematical model that is described in this text. Arguably, if the model is correct, then we were encoded into the big-bang itself.
"The life of an individual is in many respects like a child’s dissected map. If I could live a hundred years, keeping my intelligence to the last, I feel as if I could put the pieces together until they made a properly connected whole. As it is, I, like others, find a certain number of connected fragments, and a large number of disjointed pieces, which I might in time place in their connection. Many of these pieces seem fragmentary, but would in time show themselves to be essential parts of the whole. What strikes me very forcibly is the arbitrary and as it were accidental way in which the lines of junction appear to run irregularly among the fragments. With every decade I find some new pieces coming into place. Blanks which have been left in former years find their complement among the undisturbed fragments. If I could look back on the whole, as we look at the child’s map when it is put together, I feel that I should have my whole life intelligently laid out before me." -Oliver Wendell Holmes
That initial 10 year period has passed long ago, the experiment continues...