In This Issue
Vol. 27 Issue 25
THE UNIVERSE IN A PAGE
FIRST PRINCIPLES: THE FLOW AND INTERACTION OF ENERGY AND TIME
- I. FORMAT
- II. NOTES ON FOOTNOTES
- III. SUMMARY
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Olga Kudinenko
Since the beginning of time, humans have tried to achieve two apparently conflicting goals: identify the details of the universe and how it works, and then reduce these to a simple core idea.
What if there were only two characteristics behind a single process that drives the universe? And what if there were only two aspects of what is being driven?
Better yet, what if there were only a single, short mathematical term that described it all?
In this week’s issue, we’ll offer a one-page document that represents two important things:
- Solutions to the above; and
- The result of applying pattern recognition to mathematics and science vs. the practice of silo-focused specialized training down the ages, still continuing today.
In the silo approach, we use the old-school version of the scientific method and find history littered with the constraints of our hypotheses; rarely is there a step forward that is not incremental, given what we previously built upon.
In the new, pattern-based approach, we simply look for patterns in the mathematics, scientific formulae, and/or experiments; no hypotheses are needed or even allowed. In this way, we can make major new pattern discoveries that are beyond our current knowledge or expectations.
The rest of today’s discussion then comes in two parts: we will first share the one-pager, with footnotes, and then go into a deeper explanation behind the symmetry, format, terms, and simplicity found in the former.