My "out of nothing" model of our particular universe of habitation

From: Hal Ruhl <>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 21:37:39 -0500

Hi everyone:

This is my first time posting.

For many years I have been working on a model of the universe. I recently
came across the work of Max Tegmark and Jürgen Schmidhuber. I noticed that
my work had many links to theirs.

I use a Godelian style argument to boot strap the universe out of
nothing. I also use Godel's incompleteness to continue the process by
identifying this incompleteness with quantum perturbations. This would be
the logic based source of something like Schmidhuber's "noise".

The ongoing perturbations make any CA style model non deterministic.
My CA style model is currently a 3 + 1 discrete space-time with points
arranged on a face centered cubic grid. The points oscillate about their
equilibrium position to represent "particles" and most "forces". Gravity
is a distortion of the grid generated by these local oscillations.

I would appreciate any comments on my work. A current draft outline is at:


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