MarcRammer wrote: daniel wrote:
And, curiously enough, one of those "lies" is that the "Universe is infinite."
Why is that? Is it finite, or merely one?
The natural universe is both finite and one, because one is finite. The natural universe is also logical, 1 AND 1 = 1; 1 OR 1 = 1. 1^n = 1, 1^(1/n) = 1, 1 x 1 = 1, 1 / 1 = 1. No matter how you slice it, it is always unity. That is why unity is the balance point, the center of stability, the natural datum (as Larson puts it). It is also the minimum and maximum quantity... you have "one Universe" and the "Universe is one."
The ancients understood this. Look to history, where modern scientists "praise" civilizations for their discovery of "zero," like the Mayan shell symbol--and since modern science has everything backwards... well, consider that. The early societies did not have a concept of zero; you either had a finite quantity of something, or you didn't have it at all. You could not have "none of something." Nor could you have everything--you could not have an infinite quantity, either. When one encounters non-human intelligence, you'll find this is the way they "think." If you talk about zero and infinity, they'll just look at you oddly, tell you you're living in an illusion of consciousness, and to get real!
And that is where zero and infinity arise--it is an illusion, a projection or shadow. You are 3D, with height, width and depth. Look at your shadow in the sunlight... it has height, width, but ZERO depth--the transformation from a 3D object to a 2D shadow lost information
, and zero shows up in that illusion (the deleted dimension). Miles Mathis, in his work on math, calls it a "diagrammatic" perspective--zero and infinity are a consequence of our mathematics describing an illusion, not a reality.
The world around you is a coordinate shadow of a universe of motion, a bunch of "freeze frames" we call quanta
. The natural universe is not based in quantity or quality, but in a concept we call "movement." And let's face it, you can't have a bag of 45 miles-per-hour. But if you were to multiply ALL the speeds in the universe together, sublight and supralight, you'd end up with a speed of One. All IS "1," literally.