Monday, 29 October 2007

The title I would choose

Hi everyone,

I'm not at all inclined, but if I wrote a book like yours Tony I'd have to give it the title 'The river Styx is amniotic fluid'! :)

Another insight I had regarding circular time is my idea of 'Lissajous universal population'. Lissajous figures are those pretty repeating patterns you get on an oscilloscope when you feed it with sinusoids of different frequencies.

Imagine a man at the equator of a perfectly spherical, waterless world. He has a perfect jeep which he drives east. Several months later he arrives back at the same spot and, because his driving and his jeep are perfect, his tyres feed neatly into the ruts he made when he left. Obviously, of course, if he keeps going he will just repeat the same journey and there will be a single pair of ruts.

Now, imagine a real world - all uneven and aspherical. The man gets back and this time his original ruts are forty miles south. He goes round again, and again, and again. Eventually, after ten to the seventieth power circuits, his tyres line up in the ruts again.

Now apply this to an electron in a time-circular universe. In this perfectly time spherical universe, there is one electron. However, something happens that makes the universe uneven in time (God ruffles it up a little :). After a billion billion years, the electron arrives back at the time we started from. Only, it has shifted a parsec. He can see another electron, looking just like him (only considerably younger :). On the second circuit around the universe it happens again, and again. In fact it happens ten to the seventieth power times. The universe seems full of 10^70 electrons. But in fact they are the same electron!!!!!!!!!!

Perhaps this explains the phenomenon of particles appearing in multiple places in the universe (translocation?) ? It might even explain why there are so many particles in general. Perhaps if our universe were perfectly spherical in time, there would be one example of an electron, neutron, proton, etc.?

I need a holiday :(


Anthony Peake said...

I do like the title of your book. Brings up some curious images though!

Like the idea of the single electron creating a universe. Reminds me of a similar suggestion made by the late, and very great Professor Richard Feynman in his Nobel Lecture. He called it the 'One-Electron Universe'. It came about when another great physicist John Wheeler, rang Feynman back in 1940. Wheeler was fascinated as to why it should be that all electons are absolutely identical. Feynman thought about this and decided that they are all alike for one very simple reason - there is only one. This particle, like yours, rushes round ar=t the speed of light and, from its own viewpoint, can therefore be in every location within the universe. I am sure that you will know about this anyway but an interesting paper on this was written by Edwin F Taylor in July 2000. This can be found at:

Indeed I am finding it quite weird that so much of the scientific material contained in the first version of my book is coming up on the blog. I mention this theory and even included the famed "Feynman Diagram".

Carenza, I am sure that you do deserve a holiday but don't you find that on holiday your mind runs riot even more ... well mine does anyway!

Hurlyburly said...

What worries me is i understood that...

Hurlyburly said...

"Carenza, I am sure that you do deserve a holiday but don't you find that on holiday your mind runs riot even more ... well mine does anyway!"

This really made me think of one of my favourite books ever that i know you'll have heard of.

Cool memories by Jean Baudrillard....

Anthony Peake said...

No, I haven't. I know about Baudrillard only in relation to his writings associated with the Matrix movies.
In fact I have just traced this back in a book called "The Matrix And Philosophy" edited by William Irwin (yet another person that I have been in contact with recently - I had better check later to see if he has joined this Blog). In this book an article by David Weberman points out that when Neo is visited by hackers in need of digitised information, Neo reaches for the goods in a hollowed-out book which the camera reveals to be Baudrillard's book "Simulations and Simulcra". This article also suggests that Morpheus's words "this is the world as it exists today. Welcome to the desert of the real." may have been influenced by Baudrillard.

Or am I barking completely up the wrong tree?

Hurlyburly said...

Ahh Simulations and Simulcra, takes me back to my university days! I had to write about 10,000 words on Post Modernism and Baudrillard was a hefty part of that.

The book Cool memories - i have one copy i got off of ebay, if you look on Amazon or something it's about £40!! - is such a great book. It's like a diary, just random thoughts written down by the guy. Some great great stuff in it which i'm sure you would appreciate. Sorry to the owner ofd this post, we've gone off topic somewhat. Anthony i'll take it to email!

Carenza Waters said...

An interesting possibility arises if all electrons are the same particle. Perhpas all intelligences are the same intelligence? In other words, each time around we are someone else :)

I often wondered if we were all timeshares on God's mainframe!

Adds credence to the statement 'do unto others, and so shall be done unto you'!

Karen said...

Every thing on this blog has been written from a spiritual viewpoint in the 'conversations with God' series by Neil Donald Walsh.
I'm not particularly religious but,
I really do feel that the scientific viewpoint of our existence as stated on this blog and of that in Anthony's book ITLAD is a scientific version of the CWG series.
Having explored the spiritual avenue for many years and feeling there were holes in the evidence or what I was reading was too far fetched to believe I am now finding myself going down the scientific route filling in these gaps its truly amazing! This is great stuff!.