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There is an Absolute. A Pre-amble to the Ribbon Loop HYPOTHESIS
Towards a new model for the Physical Universe
Absolutes as concepts are irrational, concepts are related to other concepts, it is a contradiction in terms to state that a concept could be absolute..But who said we have to use the word, absolute and relate it to concepts only?
OBJECTIVLY, there is ONE essentially rational, absolute, (from the latin root- ABSOLUTUS- unrelated) and it's called "The Physical Universe."
The Physical Universe is the only hypothetically 1 piece object which is an object "in itself." This fundamental yet still hypothetical entity, is based upon the objective definition of "object"- that which has shape- in relation to(against a background of) NOTHING. The P.U. is finite, bordered by itself, discrete- in other words. The motion of the P.U. is assumed, and it only changes location in relation to itself. this motion is ETERNAL and unstoppable.
Since The physical universe, or P.U. is 1 part, it is unbreakable, this is not to say that the subsidiary objects, manifestations of it(like us) existing in locations on it, cannot get further away and closer to each other, or lose their own shapes. There are limits to the extent for this one part objects configuration,, although we cannot measure objectively what those limits are, for we would need another physical universe to compare it by..and since that P.U. would be unrelated, it would be impossible to use it as a yardstick..
From this reasoning we must define "exist", far more rigorously than it has been defined before..
Exist: concept. Objects that are in physical relation to others or only themselves. Since our physical universe must exist in relation to US for us to understand and explain it at all. It must be FINITE, for an "infinite" object would be everywhere..to the point of static, nothing could conceivably change location within an infinite object...something would always be in the way.
Other physical universes, which may exist in relation to themselves and no other, may be drifting through us at this very second, but since they are not related to us, are discrete- are also "objects in themselves", we will never know this for sure. For all intents and purposes, they might as well not exist.
The "fallacy of the discrete", and the ruin of quantum physics.
Wiki: Discrete: unmatched, unrelated, separate..
Hypothetical objects, such as particles are but place-holders for imaginable, rational mediators for the consummated phenomena, we as scientists try to explain to a public tired of church dogma.
The term discrete only applies to the Universe, by definition, as it is 1 part, allowed to move at all, by the nothingness, the voids within and without.
How can something like a teeny tiny zero dimensional particle, can be said to be discrete, and ALSO, said to relate to another at all..If it is actually discrete? This is a contradiction in terms. The discrete particle of quantum is a dead duck, an OXYMORON.
Discrete to quantum is only discrete in CONCEPTUAL terms..not in PHYSICAL, real world, objective terms..
Quantum physics is like a form of psychological inertia, an inability to relate the whole to the particular, the Physical, finite universe-to the mediators for the phenomena we wish to explain in science. The proponents of discrete particles, cannot see the wood for the trees- in other words.
The Physical Universe is the only discrete object which exists. It is a single finite object configured as subsidiary, tangible atoms, magnetic "fields" and transient neutrons. The P.U. is continually changing configuration in relation to itself...or is in motion. This motion had no beginning and it will have no end.
Across the void is a veritable morass of criss-crossing, extended, generally intangible(perhaps best described as 2d objects), phenomena mediating forms, always ending up at tangible atoms.
Wherever the ropes,ribbons, the tangled phenomena mediating objects, go, so can atoms and the signals they relay travel, like beads on an abacus. For simplicity of visualization, imagine a two atom universe spinning like a bolas. The rope or ribbon in-between cannot help but be straight, carrying the signal-light along it. As well as mediating the linear up and down phenomena of gravity, it mediates the side to side, co-linear phenomena of inertia, which is the primary phenomena caused by the motion of this "Universal Object", or "outer-net"..
As the entire morass of extended phenomena mediating objects, atoms spin, wobble and pulse and orbit each other the connective "tissue" between them cannot help but be straight as well, with exceptions. Atoms, in Bill Gaedes rope hypothesis, for instance, can be thought of as consisting of an electron shell, and a proton quill..the shell is woven by gazillions of kilometers of extended object, forming a serpentine surface..From this surface project dandelion like projections of rope matter linking always to other atoms in straight lines, and loose loop matter, like the bust sections of a clock spring. These loose loop lengths emanating from atoms are commonly known as magnetic "lines" of "force".
To sum up: Starting not so much from an empirical position, but from a rigorous reasoning out of some essential terms. 1.Object..2 Existence.(or object and concept.)
Objects are "that which have shape"..or are finite,discrete, in relation to nothing.
Concepts are the changes in the shapes of objects, recalled by a sentient being.
Existence is a Concept, a claim of the perstance of object-hood.The only object that has never changed its essential shape, Is the universal object, the shape of which I will propose in a later essay
What is commonly meant by existence, is an object having a location in relation to other objects. This does not work when we contemplate the universal object. Lost in an endless sea of nothingness, the universe has no location..but yet, it is, it exists.
This "Object Universe" does not exist in relation to any other discrete-object universe. Now if you argue against any of the terms I have defined, "Object" for instance, and argue for it being infinite..we have a problem, for an infinite object is a monster, an essentially, undifferentiated, formless entity.
Nothingness, the void, allows us to change, or even perceive objects changes of location and form. After we reason out what we are looking for to study, I.E, this OBJECT universe..then we seek to understand the nature of Existence,or our "place" in this physical universe..Then and only then, perhaps, we can empiricize with clarity to our hearts content..and seek out new worlds, and discern the limits and "life" cycles of this "absolutus" this discrete object "in itself",that we are but locations upon..Understanding the Universe as an object may help us explain why stuff moves the way it does, giving a rational explanation for phenomena like "cosmic expansion"..and the phenomena of inertia..
Coming up in later essays, I will explain The Ribbon Loop HYPOTHESIS: a new, rational model for the physical universe, which is inspired by but not based upon Bill Gaedes Stellar work on the rope Hypothesis..
The Ribbon Loop HYPOTHESIS will aim to explain, broadly the "life cycle" of the Physical Universe.