Essay—Cascading Paradigms (63)

There is an ancient story of a monk out for his daily walk along the edge of a precipice.  He strays a little too close to the boundary and the ground gives way beneath him.  While falling, he takes hold of an exposed root although it is apparent the root will not hold him for very long.  At that moment he sees a strawberry plant and he picks a strawberry and puts it in his mouth, thoroughly savoring its luscious taste moments before falling to his death.

A Bounded Universe.  According to William Barrett in his 1958 book Irrational Man—A Study in Existential Philosophy, reason was a Greek invention.  While the Egyptians used the Pythagorean Form as an empirical rule-of-thumb in building pyramids, it was Pythagoras (582-500 BC) who first proved it to be a mathematical truth.  In fact, this proof was the very first realization of mathematical reason.  The macrocosmos of relativity theory is the universal law of spacetime and reveals that spacetime dilates as a function of velocity relative to light speed in accordance with the Pythagorean Form—ie. h2 + (v/c) 2 = 12, h = height, v = velocity, c = light speed.  According to relativity theory—if v = c then h = 0—thereby indicating a boundary of spacetime.  On the other hand, according to Newtonian physics, if v = c then h = 1—meaning that h is unaffected by v.  In his 1962 book, Relativity Simply Explained, Martin Gardner made the exact same argument I just made but did not put the rubber to the road in failing to conclude that if h = 0, the physical interpretation points to the realization of a universe bounded at light speed.

The One Photon.  In characterizing relativity, consider an astronaut named Elvis traveling through space.  Consider also a geometric perspective of the Pythagorean Form as a two-dimensional representation of the spacetime continuum with time on the vertical axis and space on the horizontal axis.  As Elvis accelerates towards light speed (ie. c = 186,284 miles per second) his spacetime-axes rotate clockwise so that the time-axis moves towards the original space-axis.  If Elvis were traveling at 87 percent of light speed, he would be half his original height, while time for Elvis would elapse at half of its original rate.  If Elvis were to somehow achieve light speed, his spacetime-axes would rotate a full ninety degrees from its original position and he would disappear from the spacetime continuum altogether.  In other words, upon reaching light speed, we could say that Elvis has left the universe.  It would of course be impossible for Elvis to actually achieve light speed, given that such an endeavor would require all of his mass be converted into energy in accordance with Einstein’s famous E = mc2 equation.  However, it is interesting to note that, by definition, beings of light or photons travel at light speed—thus implying that photons must exist outside the spacetime continuum.  As such, one could imagine a universe populated by a fantastic number of photons zipping around the boundary.  The question is—Why would the universe need more than one photon if photons exist outside of spacetime?  The answer to such a question is that there is only one photon—and this one photon encapsulates the universe like a pearl containing a grain of sand.

God The One Photon.  The ontological argument is an a priori proof for the existence of God first put forth by Saint Anselm (1033–1109).  It says that because we can conceive of a perfect Being in our minds—that Being must necessarily exist, for otherwise the Being would lack an essential component of perfection—namely existence.  Imagine then a single Being of light called God at the moment of the Big Bang.  While Galileo knew that gravity and inertia are mathematically equivalent, it was Einstein who proved that they are actually equivalent—meaning that mathematical equivalence indicates actual equivalence.  Gottfried Leibniz (1646–1716) asked the question, “Why is there something rather than nothing?”  I would answer this by saying that God exists because Anselm’s mathematical argument not only proves the existence of God, but that the making of the argument actually brings God into existence.  I am saying that Anselm literally created God with his argument.  God’s existence and Anselm’s argument are synchronous events as they are both eternally true—and that every other living being in the universe is its own energy source.  The deeply religious Einstein once remarked, “I fully expect to spend the remainder of my life pondering the nature of light.”  I would then argue that God and light are the same thing.

The Illusion of Reality.  The theory that reality is a dream goes back centuries to the Mystics, Tantrics and Idealists.  There are movies like The Matrix (1999) and The Thirteenth Floor (1999) which present the illusion of reality as existing inside a computer.  Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) said that the energy which operates our minds is no different than the energy that operates the universe.  Consciousness is a metaphysical swirling vortex of energy that is housed in our physical brains.  It creates energy like the interest earned on a mutual fund.  Consciousness is the perceptual apparatus by which we comprehend reality and the essence of reality is fundamentally different than our conscious perception of it.  Bishop George Berkeley (1685-1753) said it best, “All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth—in a word all those bodies which compose the mighty frame of the world—have not any substance without the mind.  So long as they are not perceived by me, or do not exist in my mind or in the mind of any spirit, they have no existence whatsoever.”

The Philosopher-King.  According to Plato (428-348 BC), “A just society will only be possible once philosophers become kings and kings become philosophers.”  According to Wikipedia, “The divine right of kings is a political and religious doctrine of royal and political legitimacy.  It asserts that a monarch is not subject to any Earthly authority, deriving the right to rule directly from the will of God.  The king is thus not subject to the will of the people, the aristocracy, or any other estate of the realm.”  My theory of one establishes a divine connection between myself and God.  So once again, I declare myself to be the Philosopher-King Christopher.  As king, I make the following argument—Consider that the Canadian Constitution “recognizes the supremacy of God” and that Einstein claimed, “God is the sum total of the laws of nature.”  Therefore, the laws of nature are supreme to everything including the laws of government.  In other words, the laws of nature trump the laws of government.  Relativity theory, quantum theory and my theory of one are all natural laws.  As per my theory of one, I would argue the government has no legal right to take action against me while I have an outstanding claim of a natural law.  Consider also that the laws of government in Canada are only a few hundred years old while the laws of nature are as old as the Big Bang that occurred sixteen billion years ago.

Cascading Paradigms.  According to Lincoln Barnett in his 1948 book, The Universe and Dr Einstein, “A yardstick moving at 87 percent of the velocity of light would shrink to half its length.  If the yardstick should attain the velocity of light, it would shrink to nothing at all.”  All that I am adding to Barnett’s statement is that light speed represents a boundary of the universe.  Consider the bounded universe is the first domino to fall and sets everything else in motion.  Once physicists recognize this light speed boundedness, all the other paradigms will follow.  The one-photon paradigm flows naturally as a simple and beautiful God has no need for more than one photon in that She already touches every point in the universe.  The theory of one contends that the one photon at the moment of the Big Bang is explained by Anselm’s argument.  The argument that God is a photon cascades logically from the fact that there was only one being of light at the moment of the Big Bang.  The paradigm that reality is an illusion stems from the conservation of energy law that says the energy within a closed system like the universe can neither be created nor destroyed.  Our common sense perception of reality with a trillion, billion stars in the universe violates the conservation of energy law in that the stars appeared out of nowhere.  Reality is an illusion in that what we perceive as reality is constructed for our viewing pleasure.  Sir James Jeans (1877-1946) said that God is a mathematician.  The paradigm that I am the philosopher-king stems from the fact that my theory of one recognizes God as both the photon and a mathematician—which establishes a divine connection between myself and God thus affirming my divine right.

Conclusion.  All the government (eg. educators, doctors and politicians) has to do to start a revolution of cascading paradigms is to recognize the painfully simple truth that the universe is bounded at light speed.  I am holding on to this truth in the same way the monk was holding on to the root.  The question is whether the government will let me fall by not recognizing this truth.  I would argue for revolution-now that mathematically originates with the mind of God.