An All/Nothing multiverse model

From: Hal Ruhl <>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 21:03:20 -0500

I would appreciate comments on the following.

Proposal: The Existence of our and other universes and their dynamics are
the result of unavoidable definition and logical incompleteness.


1) Given definitions 1, 2, and 3:

2) These definitions are interdependent because you can not have one
without the whole set.

3) Notice that "Defining" is the same as establishing a boundary between
what a thing is and what it is not. This defines a second thing: the is
not. A thing can not be defined in isolation.

4) These definitions are unavoidable because at least one of the [All,
Nothing] pair must exist. Since they form an [is, is not] pair they
bootstrap each other into existence.

5) The Nothing has a logical problem: since it is empty of concept it can
not answer any meaningful question about itself including the unavoidable
one of its own stability.

6) To answer this unavoidable question the Nothing must at some point
"penetrate" the boundary between itself and the All in an attempt to
complete itself. This could be viewed as a spontaneous symmetry breaking.

7) However, the boundary is permanent as required by the definitions and a
Nothing remains.

8) Thus the "penetration" process repeats in an always was and always will
be manner.

8) The boundary "penetration" produces a shock wave [a boundary] that moves
into the All as the old example of Nothing tries to complete itself. This
divides the All into two evolving Somethings - evolving
multiverses. Notice that half the multiverses are "contracting" - loosing

9) Notice that the All also has a logical problem. Looking at the same
meaningful question of its own stability it contains all possible answers
because just one would constitute a selection i.e. net internal information
which is not an aspect of the complete conceptual ensemble content of the
All. Thus the All is internally inconsistent.

10) Thus the motion of a shock wave boundary in the All must be consistent
with this inconsistency - That is the motion is at least partly random.

11) Some of these evolving Somethings - multiverses will admit being
modeled as a computer computation but with true noise - definition 5.


1) The All: The complete conceptual ensemble (including the concept of
itself). Some concepts and collections of concepts may or may not have a
separate "physical reality".

2) The Nothing: That which is empty of all concepts.

3) The Everything: That which contains the All and separates it from the
Nothing. Thus it also contains the Nothing.

4 A Something: A division of the All into two subparts.

5) True noise: The random content of the evolution of the Somethings
introduces random information into each component of a multiverse from a
source external to that component.

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