Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Big List of Questions and Answers

This is just a list of the questions that my work aims to answer, and has the capacity to answer. As my supervisor once noted, if my work is correct, it affects everything we do, at every level we do it.

Before you go further, you need to begin at the beginning.

The list:
What is there that a person can know absolutely, and by what authority can that person come to such knowledge? (Answer: (1) The General Principle of Equivalence. (2) Through Cartesian doubt)

What is the source of all things? (Answer: The condition of the world that the General Principle of Equivalence captures).

Why is there something and not just nothing (for after all, nothing is simpler)? (Answer: There cannot be just nothing, for if there was, then nothing exists. Such existence implies the existence of something. But it is a bit more complicated than this)

If I have identified the origin of the world, how ought it develop - what constructions are implied and how do they match with the world of our experience (atoms, dogs and suns)? (Answer: First Cause implies the evolution of a self-generating set (the Harmony Set) that has a physical equivalent).

Whence time? (Answer: The Harmony Set has order, independent of time. This provides a metronome for states of the world).

Whence space? (Answer: The Harmony Set implies that structures exist in every dimensionality. 3space seems to have the right properties that a universe of sentient beings might exist. Others are either too explosive, or too compact for higher spaces to be evident at this time - but maybe in the far distant future?)

Why is it spacetime, and not just space and time (this is one of the last things that can be answered because it requires a mature view of the Harmony Set that I develop)? (Answer: because if time and a space dimension are traded, you get the same universe - that is, they are equivalent under the General Principle of Equivalence).

Whence mathematics and physics, given that presently they do not have common roots? (Answer: The Harmony Set provides a new foundation for mathematics that does not have the problems of contemporary mathematics, which is glutted with inconsistencies).

How did all the physical objects arise? Did they come from nothing? How can this be, given the laws of conservation of matter and energy? (Answer: The laws of conservation of matter and energy are a view that comes from empirical science, but is not true over cosmological time scales - the full view is much more interesting).

Whence the arrow of time, meaning, why does time go one way only? (Answer: The Harmony Set evolves, and with each iteration a new world presents, with the old world contained within it (hence continuity)).

What is the mind, and how is the mind connected to the body (this follows from work by Kant, but will take a while to develop the background physical world first)? (Answer: By the time all the other questions have been answered, you should be able to answer this for yourself. Indeed, if you truly understand the General Principle of Equivalence, you can answer all these questions without me).

I am only the message bringer.

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