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From: Devin Harris <harrisdev.domain.name.hidden>

Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 02:55:36 -0700

...there would seem to be far more different mathematical structures

where this type of scenario occurs (the odd white rabbit scuttling

across a ceiling, for instance, to reuse an earlier example),

So statistically we should be in one of these 'contrived' universes...

Does anyone happen to have an idea about how to respond to this

challenge to Tegmark's hypothesis?

Statistically we should not be in such a universe unless we exist in an

arbitrary mathematical structure, for example, in which time was

directed by a potentially variable set of arbitrary laws. If we do not

exist as such, then those seemingly possible universes are not actually

possible, and what we experience is exactly what is possible.

If chaos is out there, it would be here as well. Its similar to the idea

that if existence could not be, then a universe would not be here. My

point is that the solution is not to find some logical fact that

sustains order for conscious beings at the edge of chaos, but rather

figure out what is faulty about our expectation of chaos.

Here is what I understand. Contrary to our expectations, time is

directed purely by what is most probable. Much of what we think of as an

intricate and systematic reality is simply what is most probable in

time. To begin explaining, first I must suggest that what is real,

primarily speaking, is the moment that we exist in, and not the system

of many moments that we ordinarily think of as reality. So, I postulate

that every possible moment or physical pattern exists as real as any

other. This is the way in which the universe is totally infinite.

I believe the static world satisfies the necessity for the Universe to

be infinite, and is the only way in which the Universe is radically

infinite. Although the patterns of a rabbit crossing my ceiling do exist

as real as those where it does not, they, as well as most, do not

connect together to form a temporal system. Why not?

Not time, but change itself has a natural direction. It is possible to

see that direction if we create a model of all possible moments or

states. Unfortunately, our modern mathematics does not exactly mirror

the physics of space-time, so it seems to us that this is not possible.

If the mathematical plane did mirror the universe there would be an

ultimate positive infinity number. Although there is a physical absolute

zero like that of the complex plane, there is not an ultimate positive

or single largest number to represent the infinite density of

space-time. There is no positive infinity number, however, there is

distinctly a first moment of time, and a physical state where the volume

of space-time is zero and density is infinite.

Infinite density is an extreme physical value. Consequently the set of

all possible states is not indefinite, but rather it includes definite

boundaries. Rather than chaotic, the set of all possible states is quite

simple to envision, a spectrum of density patterns with two outer

extremes of zero and infinite density, in between which all possible

states exist and can be at least vaguely imagined.

Once this spectrum, infinite yet bordered by extremes, is acknowledged

its relationship to and influence of space-time is difficult not to

notice. The universe of space-time begins near or from the point of

density and travels (by expanding and cooling) almost directly toward

the zero state. The movement through state space is sudden at first,

then slowly, then apparently the rate increases again,

The only possible explanation for the direction and momentum of time is

that the actual spectrum extends beyond zero (as does the mathematical

plane) and includes an identical but inverse set of patterns, a positive

and a negative side. The equal number of states on either side of zero

makes the balance of zero inevitable. Zero is by nature a great

attractor for time, for any and all change, pulling us toward it. The

momentum slows as we draw nearer, as the group of positive and negative

states equalize. But then apparently, to my own surprise, the rate

appears to increase in the end near zero, I expect this is because Omega

zero or a perfectly flat space extends infinitely in all directions.

In any case, time is simply moving in the direction of greater balance

within the overall state space of possibilities. So the possible

directions of time that make up the many worlds universe are not

arbitrary. The only possible and natural direction of time or change is

toward balance. Anything else would be arbitrary and require a reason or

supernatural explanation, such as consciousness, etc.

Our universe, and all others within the total wave function of all the

MWs comprise the natural directions of time, which in fact with a little

more study turns out to be a fourth dimension of space. Time as we know

it is actually space; directions which pass through the 3D static

spatial moments of the Universe’s state space. It takes some work to see

this clearly, and there is more to an aggregate state space model, but

in ending, it isn’t that space-time is not real compared to the static

universe. Rather it is simply secondary or relative to the structure of

the absolute or permanent universe.

Devin Harris

Received on Wed Jul 14 1999 - 03:20:20 PDT

Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 02:55:36 -0700

...there would seem to be far more different mathematical structures

where this type of scenario occurs (the odd white rabbit scuttling

across a ceiling, for instance, to reuse an earlier example),

So statistically we should be in one of these 'contrived' universes...

Does anyone happen to have an idea about how to respond to this

challenge to Tegmark's hypothesis?

Statistically we should not be in such a universe unless we exist in an

arbitrary mathematical structure, for example, in which time was

directed by a potentially variable set of arbitrary laws. If we do not

exist as such, then those seemingly possible universes are not actually

possible, and what we experience is exactly what is possible.

If chaos is out there, it would be here as well. Its similar to the idea

that if existence could not be, then a universe would not be here. My

point is that the solution is not to find some logical fact that

sustains order for conscious beings at the edge of chaos, but rather

figure out what is faulty about our expectation of chaos.

Here is what I understand. Contrary to our expectations, time is

directed purely by what is most probable. Much of what we think of as an

intricate and systematic reality is simply what is most probable in

time. To begin explaining, first I must suggest that what is real,

primarily speaking, is the moment that we exist in, and not the system

of many moments that we ordinarily think of as reality. So, I postulate

that every possible moment or physical pattern exists as real as any

other. This is the way in which the universe is totally infinite.

I believe the static world satisfies the necessity for the Universe to

be infinite, and is the only way in which the Universe is radically

infinite. Although the patterns of a rabbit crossing my ceiling do exist

as real as those where it does not, they, as well as most, do not

connect together to form a temporal system. Why not?

Not time, but change itself has a natural direction. It is possible to

see that direction if we create a model of all possible moments or

states. Unfortunately, our modern mathematics does not exactly mirror

the physics of space-time, so it seems to us that this is not possible.

If the mathematical plane did mirror the universe there would be an

ultimate positive infinity number. Although there is a physical absolute

zero like that of the complex plane, there is not an ultimate positive

or single largest number to represent the infinite density of

space-time. There is no positive infinity number, however, there is

distinctly a first moment of time, and a physical state where the volume

of space-time is zero and density is infinite.

Infinite density is an extreme physical value. Consequently the set of

all possible states is not indefinite, but rather it includes definite

boundaries. Rather than chaotic, the set of all possible states is quite

simple to envision, a spectrum of density patterns with two outer

extremes of zero and infinite density, in between which all possible

states exist and can be at least vaguely imagined.

Once this spectrum, infinite yet bordered by extremes, is acknowledged

its relationship to and influence of space-time is difficult not to

notice. The universe of space-time begins near or from the point of

density and travels (by expanding and cooling) almost directly toward

the zero state. The movement through state space is sudden at first,

then slowly, then apparently the rate increases again,

The only possible explanation for the direction and momentum of time is

that the actual spectrum extends beyond zero (as does the mathematical

plane) and includes an identical but inverse set of patterns, a positive

and a negative side. The equal number of states on either side of zero

makes the balance of zero inevitable. Zero is by nature a great

attractor for time, for any and all change, pulling us toward it. The

momentum slows as we draw nearer, as the group of positive and negative

states equalize. But then apparently, to my own surprise, the rate

appears to increase in the end near zero, I expect this is because Omega

zero or a perfectly flat space extends infinitely in all directions.

In any case, time is simply moving in the direction of greater balance

within the overall state space of possibilities. So the possible

directions of time that make up the many worlds universe are not

arbitrary. The only possible and natural direction of time or change is

toward balance. Anything else would be arbitrary and require a reason or

supernatural explanation, such as consciousness, etc.

Our universe, and all others within the total wave function of all the

MWs comprise the natural directions of time, which in fact with a little

more study turns out to be a fourth dimension of space. Time as we know

it is actually space; directions which pass through the 3D static

spatial moments of the Universe’s state space. It takes some work to see

this clearly, and there is more to an aggregate state space model, but

in ending, it isn’t that space-time is not real compared to the static

universe. Rather it is simply secondary or relative to the structure of

the absolute or permanent universe.

Devin Harris

Received on Wed Jul 14 1999 - 03:20:20 PDT

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