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Summary of introductions to Quantum Mechanics, Chaos Theory and Scripture Theory
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Summary

1. Quantum Mechanics for Beginners

Albert Einstein, Max Planck

How the princess began to feel the pea

Hold that thought (1). Individual quantum particles are subjected to a completely different law than the law to which large objects made from quantum particles are subjected.

The introduction of the quantum

Everything that exists, including forces, is made from quantum particles.

Believing the unbelievable

Quantum mechanics requires a new way of thinking. Quanta make atoms, which make molecules, which make objects. Click here for a table of quantum phrases.

Summary of chapter 1.

  • Everything is made up from little chunks called quanta.
  • Small particles are completely different animals than large objects.
  • The visible universe is made up of 3 fermions and 9 bosons (not counting gravity).
  • The matter that makes up the visible universe is part of a larger family of particles called the Standard Model.

2. Big Rules for Small Particles

Werner Karl Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger

Uncertainty

Hold that thought (2a)

The Uncertainty Principle: Of a quantum particle, speed and location can not be simultaneously known.

The Famous Slot Experiment

Particles travel according to a chance-wave, a.k.a. the Schrödinger Wave

The Famous Two Slots Experiment

The various chance-waves of traveling particles may interfere. In fact, a particle may interfere with itself, making it seem as if there are more than one particle traveling, or that the quantum can be divided.

Hold that thought (2b)

A large number of particles will display a pattern that is near equal to the initial possibilities of a single particle.

The phenomenon called quantum tunneling allows particles (and hence objects) to zip away and pop up somewhere else.

Summary of chapter 2.

  • Freedom is the most fundamental principle of the universe.
  • The Uncertainty Principle: Speed and position of a quantum can not be simultaneously known.
  • Quanta move along according to the chance that they do, and can interfere with themselves.
  • A large number of particles will display a pattern that is near equal to the initial possibilities of a single particle.

3. Bohr and Ernie (and Pauli)

Democritus, Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli The Democritus Atom.

Democritus (5th century BC) concluded that atoms (indivisibles) should exist. When the 'atom' was finally identified Rutherford (1911) split it, and proved that what we call atom, was not at all Democritus' atom.

The Bohr Atom.

Niels Bohr figured out that our 'atoms' are in fact a cloud of electrons that surround a nucleus.

Pauli's Exclusion Principle.

Hold that thought (3)

The Exclusion Principle: Two electrons that have identical values can not occupy the same position relative to the nucleus.

Summary of chapter 3.

  • Atoms consist of a tiny nucleus surrounded by electrons that are kept together by means of the electromagnetic force.
  • All electrons have a unique perspective on the nucleus they are orbiting.

4. The Quantum Nursery

Albert Einstein, Relativity, John Archibald Wheeler Where and how quantum particles are born

Quantum particles can not grow. There is nothing smaller than a quantum; a quantum can not be composed of smaller or previous things.

A Bank Account of Motion

Hold that thought (4a)

When a massive object sits motionless in a gravitational field, it thinks it's constantly absorbing energy, and that it hence keeps accelerating.

Back to the Raymond Equation.

Hold that thought (4b):

Below the level at which particles can exist and thus interact and make structures, exists quantum foam, which is activity deeply akin to particles, but of a different reality and which can not make structures as we know it.

One more matter.

All particles are members of two-somes: particle & anti-particle.

Summary of chapter 4.

  • Matter feels no difference between gravity and acceleration.
  • The visible universe consists of stable particles that connect and thus make space and time.
  • Below the energy level at which particles can exist, there is an ocean of chance (called quantum foam); no connectedness and no stability.
  • Particles always arise in pairs: matter and anti-matter.

5. The Standard Model

Breaches in symmetry.

The universe started out in Grand Unification. Then the symmetry breached and forces and particles emerged.

The four forces of nature

Are: Gravity, Strong Nuclear Force, Electromagnetism and the Weak Nuclear Force.

The particles

Are 3 groups of 12: 12 quarks, 12 leptons and 12 bosons.

The Standard Model & The evolution of the Standard Model over time.

Click here for a look at the Standard Model

Supersymmetry and the Higgs particle.

Scientists expect that beyond the Standard Model there is another, supersymmetry, so that every particle, in addition to its anti-twin, is endowed with a super-partner plus its anti-partner.

Summary of chapter 5.

  • A quality only exists if a way to determine it exists. Nature identifies qualities by means of the four forces of nature.
  • There are four natural forces: Gravity, Electromagnetism, the Strong Nuclear Force and the Weak Nuclear Force.
  • There are three fundamental kinds of particles: Quarks, Leptons and Bosons.
  • All particles listen to Gravity.
  • All electrically charged particles listen to Electromagnetism. All neutral particles are deaf to EM.
  • All Quarks and Quark-compounds listen to the Weak Nuclear Force. All Leptons are deaf to the Weak Force.
  • All Quarks listen to the Strong Nuclear Force. All Leptons are deaf to the Strong Force.

6. Does the Universe Expand?

Edwin Hubble Does the Universe Expand?

No it doesn't. The universe implodes and the past is all around us.

Wars

In the very early universe mass was all that mattered, and massive particles tore like bowling balls through the ranks of the smaller.

Famine

As the universe 'expanded' the energy-density lessened, which made it increasingly difficult for the larger particles to emerge.

The nucleosynthesis

After either the wars or the famine knocked most of the particles out of the game, quarks were able to combine into threesomes called protons, which would eventually be the building block for the nucleus of every atom in the universe.

The Great Light

The turmoil in the early universe was so great that photons could not travel very far without being absorbed. This changed when the universe had calmed down enough for electrons to be bound to nuclei. When this occurred the universe achieved its signature translucence.

Summary of chapter 6.

  • The universe implodes and the past is all around us. The phrase "expanding universe" is like the phrase "sun-rise"...
  • The Standard Model particles largely died out due to wars and famine.
  • Only when the heavier particles were gone, the lightest two quarks formed protons.
  • When the wars had ended particles could (practically) live for ever. Non-lethal interactions became possible. History became possible; Time began.
  • When electrons connected to protons by means of EM the universe became transparent and larger objects could be formed.

7. Chaos Theory for Beginners

Edward Lorentz Life finds a way

Nature is highly complex, and the only prediction you can make is that she is unpredictable.

What is Chaos Theory?

Chaos Theory is a mathematical sub-discipline that studies complex systems.

How Chaos Theory was born and why.

Chaos Theory required the quantum mechanical revolution and the invention of powerful computers to handle large amounts of data. Lorentz, who was after understanding the weather, accidentally spawned Chaos Theory.

Hold that thought (7):

The Uncertainty Principle prohibits accuracy. Therefore, the initial situation of a complex system can not be accurately determined, and the evolution of a complex system can therefore not be accurately predicted.

Attractors

Complex systems often seek one specific state to settle in. That state is an attractor. Sometimes the system doesn't actually settle but swings from state to state. That's called a strange attractor.

Summary of chapter 7.
  • A tiny difference in initial parameters will result in a completely different behavior of a complex system.
  • The Uncertainty Principle prohibits accuracy. Therefore, the initial situation of a complex system can not be accurately determined, and the evolution of a complex system can therefore not be accurately predicted.
  • Complex systems often seek to settle in one specific situation. This situation may be static (Attractor) or dynamic (Strange Attractor).

8. Self-similarity.

Helge von Koch So, how does nature do it?

Hold that thought (8a)

Self-similarity is the repetition of a shape, form or behavior on different levels of complexity. Not as an identical copy, but as a variation of the same basic shape.

And how do mathematicians do it?

A mathematical fractal fails to take quantum fuzziness into consideration. That's why it confuses as much as it explains.

Randomness

Math can't produce randomness, and therefore freedom and therefore a true representation of reality.

Hold that thought (8b):

Since reality is fuzzy, accuracy is approximation.

Summary of chapter 8.

  • Self-similarity is a structure repeated on a different level of complexity or at a different scale.
  • Numbers can not fully represent reality because (1) they are too accurate, and (2) they can't mimic the randomness that comes from the freedom which is the most fundamental principle of nature.

9. Children of the Primes

Kurt Gödel Gödel's shocking discovery.

The Incompleteness Theorem states that no axiomatic system can ever prove the consistency of its own axioms and will therefore always remain incomplete.

A logical system (scientific, philosophical, religious, legal)

Hold that thought (9)

No logical system will ever be able to fully present the Truth about the Universe.

Truth

Even if we not know what Truth is, we may derive some certainties about it when we know that a logical system can not reach it: Truth must be singular and it must be bizarre.

Summary of chapter 9.

  • A logical system is always based on axioms.
  • A logical system can not prove the consistency of its own axioms and can hence not prove whether itself is true.
  • No logical system will ever be able to prove everything.
  • Truth can not be reached by logic.
  • Truth is singular (Truth is One).

10. The Most Deceitful Thing

A face in the clouds.

Mankind's amazing ability to see patterns is often as helpful as it is confusing. Man's primary sense is vision and when our eyes tell us that there's a pattern our other senses are often discarded.

Nuts or nostos

Hold that thought (10a)

Our beliefs are not valid instruments to analyze either reality in general or any specific pattern.

Two kinds of patterns

There are two kinds of patterns: patterns that are projected by the observer, and patterns that emerge from the elements that make them up. Only the latter prevails after the observer stops observing.

Hold that thought (10b):

Truth is a pattern that is confirmed by all elements that make it up or are covered by it.

Hold that thought (10c):

Truth can only be noticed when the private perspective is doubted.

Summary 10.

  • A pattern comes either from the observer's willingness to project, or from the elements that make the pattern up.
  • The observer's understanding is not a valid tool to assess reality.
  • Doubting certainties allows Truth to approach.

11. The Mandelbrot Set

Benoit Mandelbrot A marshmallow man made from marshmallow men.

The Mandelbrot Set comes from a formula that gives a pretty picture (endearingly nick-named the marshmallow man), but there's something very special about this particular picture because when we zoom in on any part of it, we are bound to come across the very same basic form, embedded in the texture of the mother image.

12. The Household Set

A House made from many houses.

This model is called the Household Set because the Household Image is identical to the way a household is organized in the Bible: a large organization of sons and personnel acting on the government of a central abba or house-father.

13. For Whom the Bell Curve Tolls

Crazy little thing called gravity

In the Household Set, not only the general appearance is mimicked on a larger scale, also the fundamental qualities that come with the shape. Atoms come with four forces, and hence do the other levels of the HHS.

Summary 13.

  • Since the Household Image has to be wholly repeated on the various scales, the natural forces find their self-similar applications as well.
  • The Gospel can be translated into Math, the language which our world speaks.

14. Scripture Theory for Beginners

What is Scripture Theory?

Scripture Theory is to texts what Chaos Theory is to creation. Scripture Theory tries to isolate patterns in the narrative, in order to understand it better and to finally arrive at some kind of system that describes the principles of a text's governing dynamics.

Something a bit more complicated.

If you believe they put a man on the moon...

Examples of Biblical Scripture Theory (1)

Genesis 2:7 and Acts 2 are self-similar.

Examples of Biblical Scripture Theory (2)

Piggybacking on the gender-inversion principle, the image of the Word-In-The-Crib appears smack in the middle of the Book of Judges.

Examples of Biblical Scripture Theory (3)

The Scientific Method may be very clever, but it isn't very new: Paul penned it down first.

Summary 14.

  • Scriptures contains scenes that are self-similar to other scenes in Scriptures.
  • The meanings of words are fuzzy like quantum particles. Meanings of scenes are carried by the full stretch of meaning of the words.

15. To Be is To Do

Gerard 't Hooft A dynamic language

Unlike English, the Hebrew language is very dynamic and looks at motion much rather than appearance.

Hold that thought (15)

In Hebrew Scriptures, and all models derived thereof, entities are reckoned solely after their behavior and not after their appearance.

An entity is a behavior, not that which executes the behavior.

Lemmings, bosons and horses.

According to Gerard 't Hooft, bosons behave like lemmings. Hmm, they should have sent a poet...

16. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

When we look closely at these horsemen, we see a striking resemblance with the four natural forces:

white horse

17. Abraham and he Standard Model in Genesis.

The significance of Abraham as point in the development of man.

The proceedings before Abraham are certainly significant in the bringing forth of the post-Abrahamic period, but they are of a completely different reality. Things that really mattered after Abraham, were not around before him.

Abram's (or Abraham's) family

Abraham's family up to Christ develops nearly identical (self-similar) to the Standard Model.

Summary

The development of matter versus that of mind.

The evolution of the Standard Model compared with the family of Abraham:

more of the same, but now graphically...

18. Some major interpretations of Genesis 1

Creation

The scientific record seems to reveal a completely different story than the revelatory record. This is sad, because it's for no discernible reason.


19. The yom problem

The word yom

The word as used in Genesis 1 means day and day alone. There's no way around it, and every serious theory to make (systematic, not theological) sense out of Genesis 1 should first and foremost address the yom-problem.
The solution lies in the rule we've established three chapters ago:

Hold that thought (11)

In Hebrew Scriptures, and all models derived thereof, entities are reckoned solely after their behavior and not after their appearance.
An entity is a behavior, not that which executes the behavior.

On Yom

Keywords: yom lylh ur hoshek boqer ereb shahar neshep

Usages of the word yom that may help explain its meaning.

20. A close look at Genesis 1

What Genesis 1 says and what it doesn't say

In every book on Genesis 1 the same stubborn mistakes appear and before we can even make an attempt in understanding Genesis 1, we should first familiarize ourselves with what is actually going on in there: Genesis 1, day by day...

21. Genesis 1 and the Chaotic Set Theory

The Prime Thesis of the Chaotic Set Theory in an attempt to understand Genesis 1.

Our world so far develops in three distinct but intimately related self-similar 'periods' that cover the evolution of matter, life and mind. These three periods develop according to one single pattern, which is the meta-narrative behind all evolution. Ergo: matter, life and mind are self-similar, and Genesis 1 is the meta-narrative of all development: the scaffold in which the entire universe, from beginning to end, was created.

Identifying the borders of the periods in the Biblical narrative.

A survey of texts that reveal where periods end and others begin.

Three major reason to read periods in Genesis

And a survey of texts that warrant reading periods in the first place.

Summary

Realms: Matter Life Mind
Biblical coverage: Genesis 1 to 2:4 Genesis 2 to 7 Genesis 8 to Revelation
Creator's Name: Elohim Yahweh Elohim Dabar Yahweh
Flood: Genesis 1:2,
Spirit moving over the waters
Genesis 2:6,
Mist waters the whole ground
Genesis 7-8,
Noah's flood

22. Genesis 1; A Week of Weeks

Aligning the first period (water) with the evolution of matter; an excursion in complexity — not time!

Genesis 1, again day by day, but this time armed with what we learned

The first three periods

A long, hard look at the first three periods: matter, life and mind.

The final three periods, corresponding to the forth, fifth and sixth day

A far less hard look at the final three periods.

Closing remarks

The Chaotic Set Theory is fabulous! In fact, it may be the coolest theory ever.

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