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Explanation of Origin of Universe

Assume Pi is Normal, and Solve Solve The Problem of Origin of Multiverse.
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Mankind wants to know where the Multiverse came from, and how the world originated. It is a hard problem. Many minds had tried to solve and failed. Only nothingness can be assumed to be the starting point, because assuming anything else would require the explanation of its own existence. So, Euler asked why is there something rather than nothing?

Here's the idea of my logic:

1. Nothingness.
2. Equidistance of probability to evolve towards all directions (probability sphere with Pi ratio of its radius to circumference).

No matter what-dimensional is the sphere, it may even change and evolve, but this construction generates the concept of a sphere, thus, generates Pi.

Why normality of Pi?

It's not yet proven!

A wise man once told me that he could write a program that, if run on sufficiently powerful computer, could produce every conceivable view of the world a person could ever experience. I asked, how. He responded that by enumeration -- for instance, our eyes have finite number of photoreceptor cells, and limited selectivity to discern different colours. So, we could enumerate all possible images an eye could ever see.

An interesting guess is that Pi is a normal number. If that is true, it would mean that somewhere far in the digits of Pi there you should be able to find any number with finite number of digits --- so, potentially any experience with finite sensory resolution receptors.

The mystery remains...

Happy Pi Day~

 — Mindey, Mar 14 2015

Wolfram MathWorld: Normal Number http://mathworld.wo...m/NormalNumber.html
[Mindey, Mar 14 2015]

The Babel library (short story) http://hyperdiscord...brary_of_babel.html
Not about Pi, but an universe made of probabilistics. [piluso, Mar 15 2015]

Wolfram Blog: Simplest UTM Yet http://blog.wolfram...-machine-is-proved/
[Mindey, Mar 15 2015]

Amazon: Universe is a sphere of radius zero: New dimension of Tesla technology Paperback – January 7, 2014 by Vladimir Dimitrijevic (Author) http://www.amazon.c...ology/dp/149520166X
!!! -- "When extended to a series of analogously coupled complex domains, the concept arrives to a countably infinite series of three-dimensional worlds, and can thus in light of the above presentation, be simply summarized as follows: Universe is a sphere of radius zero." [Mindey, Mar 17 2015]

Not even wrong http://en.wikipedia...wiki/Not_even_wrong
by [hippo] [Mindey, Mar 18 2015]

some relevant information theory ... https://news.google...=1257,3160458&hl=en
... in folk-tale form [pertinax, Mar 19 2015]

What you have gone through here, [mindey], is something very similar to a thought process.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 14 2015

 In idea terms...:

1. Take nothingness.
2. Get probability ball.
3. Extract Pi.
.1415.. Enjoy.
 — Mindey, Mar 14 2015

 Yes, but the point I was making is that you have made a series of points which, if they were connected, would represent a thought process.

 However, since they are in fact unconnected, what they represent is something that looks like a thought process.

The distinction is subtle. It's a bit like the difference between "thrust... acceleration... lift" and "thrust... accreditation... parmesan".
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 14 2015

[MaxwellBuchanan] I will correct tomorrow. They actually have connections as in thrust...acceleration...lift. I just need to make them obvious.
 — Mindey, Mar 14 2015

 Where I am, it's already tomorrow.

I shall await eagerly.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 14 2015

My big gripe is the problem that "nothingness" will stay nothing from t negative infinity to t positive infinity.
 — wjt, Mar 15 2015

Does this "3" belong to anyone? I saw a headless ".1415..." going past earlier.
 — pertinax, Mar 15 2015

 What is this Pi thing, anyway? Take a line and rotate it around a point which is halfway along the line, and measure how far it travels compared to the length of the original line. Sounds arbitrary. And yet...this ratio turns up everywhere.

If it is some transformation from one-dimension to two dimensions, then why is the surface area of a sphere not related to Pi squared?
 — Ling, Mar 15 2015

 //why is the surface area of a sphere not related to Pi squared?//

Uh, for the same reason that whales are not mammals?
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 15 2015

It is arbitrary. Pi in base pi is 10.
 — tatterdemalion, Mar 15 2015

Is there a nature numbering system where the base changes for each numerical position?
250701
2base 10, 5 base 6, 0 base 32, 7 base 17, 0 base 0, 1 base 2
 — wjt, Mar 15 2015

 [MaxwellBuchanan], I'm sleepy again. My 42 cents:

 The understanding of the origin of Universe(=Everything, Multiverse, and our Life experience included) was likely never fully successful. Fundamental obstacle for succeeding in it has been the logical inconsistency of the concepts "Origin" and "Universe", because an attempt to explain Everything by Something, makes the Something part of Everything, which leaves us with "Nothingness", as the only viable candidate for "Origin".

 Universe to us subjectively appears as a complex and diverse experience. In fact, except for some regularity (which we call laws of physics), the patterns we see every day appear so complex, that only something like a universal computer with large memory could possibly generate it. We had recently even done so by creating 3D computer games and worlds running on Universal Turing Machines (UTMs) -- our computers.

 From here, we can conclude:

 (1) It follows that, if we could come up with a UTM from "Nothingness", we could explain pretty much everything that is computable.

 Our experiences rely on finite numbers of receptors with limited granularity of selectivity, and limited lifespan, which seem to imply finite number of possible experiences (as their Cartesian product) by a being.

 (2) It follows that, our life experience is likely computable.

 To come up with a UTM from "Nothingness", let's:

 1. assume "Nothingness" 2. conclude "Equidistance" (because "Nothingness" means equal absense of information regarding any aspect whatsoever) 3. see the definition of a ball 4. see the computation of Pi number with varying precision, i.e.:

 Remember balls from degenerate ones in low-dimensional spaces with special coordinate systems and weird distance metrics, to quite standard Euclidean ones, to hypersphere, to the most near-perfect conceivable ball regading any information aspect whatsoever.

 Unfortunately, we don't know if Pi is really equivalent to UTM, because we had not yet solved the Normality of Pi conjecture, but assuming it is Normal, to understand how your unique experience of life could have arisen:

 1. assume that your life experience is a finite number 2. conclude that it is in Pi.

Sleep time here..... T__T
 — Mindey, Mar 15 2015

 Imaging something and explaining that same something are slightly different. As in, "These concepts are not congruent at any point" type of slightly different.

 //1. assume "Nothingness"2. conclude "Equidistance" //

So, you started with Nothing, and then concluded that Time & Space don't exist. It is possible that this could be used to show a fundamental counterfactuality in your conclusion.
 — lurch, Mar 15 2015

Quantum foam.
 — Voice, Mar 16 2015

No one is being very pedantic about the meaning of nothing.
 — wjt, Mar 16 2015

// Pi in base pi is 10.// ?
 — AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 16 2015

 I wonder: what is 0 in base 0? 1? 10? 100?

 Let me see if I can reduce this idea: Pi has infinite digits, and is assumed to be a normal number.

 We have a finite amount of possible visions from our collective perspectives, limited to the reception of our eyesight. In some strange way this is (falsely) imagined by [Mindey] to correlate with all that is knowable about life, the universe, and everything. These can be coded to digits in Pi in some simple coding process.

Not sure what the origin of the universe has to do with any of that, but...
 — RayfordSteele, Mar 16 2015

 [RayfordSteele]

 // Not sure what the origin of the universe has to do with that, but...

 Fundamental obstacle for succeeding in it has been the logical inconsistency of the concepts "Origin" and "Universe", because an attempt to explain Everything by Something, makes the Something part of Everything, which leaves us with "Nothingness", as the only viable candidate for "Origin".

The idea is how we could obtain Pi from assumption of nothing.
 — Mindey, Mar 17 2015

 — lurch, Mar 17 2015

I hate to spoil the ending, but I've just learned that the Universe was created specifically to fuck me over.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 17 2015

 You would make an interesting character in HHGTTG. Do you keep getting killed off by the same guy, perchance?

Actually the "Baker's Guide to the Galaxy" could be an interesting read. But I'm not sure if it would be the actual guidebook, or the fictional story, or both...
 — RayfordSteele, Mar 17 2015

 // I hate to spoil the ending, but I've just learned that the Universe was created specifically to fuck me over.

[MaxwellBuchanan], what happened? Is everything alright?
 — Mindey, Mar 17 2015

That's a [m-f-d call for list].
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 17 2015

[MaxwellBuchanan], you mean, the universe is already baked, since it exists?
 — Mindey, Mar 17 2015

<looks around> Yes, but possibly not WKTE.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 17 2015

 [MaxwellBuchanan], ... Funny. I often look around, and get surprised that, against all the odds, I exist.

 It's not a WTKE, because... well, I don't see any other solution to the puzzle of how to derive a potential UTM from nothing, so I see it as a candidate for solution. I'd love to find another candidate, too.

What I would like to do, though, if we have data generated by a UTM. Be it Pi or whatever,... try to do statistical analysis, and determine, if we find any, at least the very basic, laws of physics, say, in the Pi written in binary, or some even more fundamental representation of it.
 — Mindey, Mar 17 2015

I'm still not getting this. Your basic premise is that the value of pi exists as an abstract concept, independently of space and time; and therefore acts as a starting point for the existence of the physical universe?
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 17 2015

 [MaxwellBuchanan]

 // Your basic premise is that the value of pi exists as an abstract concept, independently of space and time; and therefore acts as a starting point for the existence of the physical universe?

Yes, and can be arrived at without thinking. (Well, we have to think to make sense, but, independently of that, a zero-sized point is a ball with radius zero.)
 — Mindey, Mar 17 2015

 — Mindey, Mar 17 2015

Pi doesn't exist independently of the universe. (Don't believe me? Draw a circle on the surface of a sphere and measure the ratio, then repeat it at a different diameter). Given that we are uncertain of the shape of our universe once you get beyond three dimensions, (or even how many dimensions there are), the general applicability of Pi is extremely questionable.
 — MechE, Mar 17 2015

 I don't see how the idea of pi causes a universe to come into existence.

I could propose that the idea of e led to the existence of Jeremy Kyle, but I don't think I'd get very far with it.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 17 2015

[MaxwellBuchanan], must it be a member of the "List of The Hardest Ideas To Grasp"?...
 — Mindey, Mar 17 2015

Many things can be hard to grasp. Not all of them are ideas.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 17 2015

 // I don't see how the idea of pi causes a universe to come into existence.

[MaxwellBuchanan], not the idea of Pi. I mean it's the absence of any idea is what causes universe come into existence. At least now, I see no problem how the concept of a ball doesn't have to exist in our heads to arise logically from nothing.
 — Mindey, Mar 17 2015

 // Many things can be hard to grasp. Not all of them are ideas. //

[MaxwellBuchanan], making me laugh again.... ^__^ true.
 — Mindey, Mar 17 2015

 // it's the absence of any idea is what causes universe come into existence//

Unless someone can find at least one universe in Wales or France, I think we can say that your theory has foundered in a quite substantial way.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 17 2015

Anyone in Wales or France...? <hello>
 — Mindey, Mar 17 2015

Foundered Fathers should be [marked-for-tagline].
 — 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 17 2015

Oui, je suis en France maintentant - et, c'est vrai - Elle existe!
 — susandonim, Mar 18 2015

This idea is not even wrong (see link)
 — hippo, Mar 18 2015

 // The phrase "not even wrong" describes any argument that purports to be scientific but fails at some fundamental level, usually in that it contains a terminal logical fallacy or it cannot be falsified by experiment (i.e. tested with the possibility of being rejected), or cannot be used to make predictions about the natural world. //

[hippo], I would argue that with sufficiently powerful computers, we could try to discover the laws of physics in the data generated by computation of Pi. If so, it can be used to make predictions about the natural world. So, not "not even wrong". I think we have the same kind of problem with string theory at these times.
 — Mindey, Mar 18 2015

//we could try to discover the laws of physics in the data generated by computation of Pi// - but what does this mean? - how would you go about deriving the laws of physics from a computation of pi? Do you have any reason for thinking this is possible?
 — hippo, Mar 18 2015

 //I would argue that with sufficiently powerful computers, we could try to discover the laws of physics in the data generated by computation of Pi.//

I agree with [hippo]. The idea has no support whatsoever. Yes, all the laws of physics are there, in ASCII, somewhere. Likewise, all the non-laws of physics are in there. So are the recipes for chocolate muffins and for chicken in a peach sauce.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 18 2015

(<footnote> [MaxB] Actually I'm not sure if that's true - that is, it does not logically follow that, just because a sequence of numbers is infinite and non-repeating that it must contain every possible finite sequence of numbers. Practically, this means that the sequence of numbers which makes up pi is not guaranteed to contain my phone number.</footnote>)
 — hippo, Mar 18 2015

[Hippo] That's why his [mindey]'s assumption that Pi is normal is critical. In a normal number, all strings are equally probable. But there is no basis for that assumption.
 — MechE, Mar 18 2015

 // how would you go about deriving the laws of physics from a computation of pi? Do you have any reason for thinking this is possible? //

 How?

 1. We already have some very persistent illusions about the world from physics. Take, say, conservation of energy, or 3D-imensionality of world appearance, or even .

 2. Select the phenomena (e.g., physical experiments we used to validate these laws), look closely, and ask -- due to what kind of measurements we conclude that this law holds true? These measurements will define some functions, the approximations of which will be the known laws.

 3. Use these functions to generate pictures (time axis included, so, videos, and they should be from the perspective of other basic objects, like electron-electron interaction from an electron perspective).

 4. Look for patterns similar to these images in data generated by computation of Pi.

 ("similar" -- well, we have pattern recognition techniques already, including dimensionality reduction, Euclidean or other distance after feature extraction, classifiers, etc.)

 // Do you have any reason for thinking this is possible?

Yes. Though normality of Pi is not proven, and it looks pretty complex to me. If it is equivalent to UTM, then it would mean that you could find any finite string of numbers there. That alone would mean the possibility to find any experience of finite being, but hey, we also a way to try to check it experimentally, by data analysis, as described above.
 — Mindey, Mar 18 2015

Steps 2 and 3 don't really make sense - it may be best to explain them with an example. And you haven't explained why you have any a priori belief that the laws of nature would be encoded in pi - that is to say, why is this a reasonable hypothesis to explore?
 — hippo, Mar 18 2015

 But I can do the same thing with a true random number string. There is no advantage to doing it with Pi.

And as I mentioned, your approach only works if Pi is a normal number, which you have yet to prove.
 — MechE, Mar 18 2015

 // There is no advantage to doing it with Pi.

I would love to know another irrational, potentially normal number to conclude with from the assumption of nothingness.
 — Mindey, Mar 18 2015

My point is that there is no advantage to doing this with any particular number. A truly random string is equally as good (and computationally easier). Said random string also has the advantage of being provably normal.
 — MechE, Mar 18 2015

[MechE], if you have a provably normal one, then no need to try it... anyway, assume nothing, how do you get your random string?
 — Mindey, Mar 18 2015

 //how do you get your random string?//

 How do you get your pi? Any random number is as "real" as pi.

[mindey], I hope you won't take this as an unduly negative comment when I say that your idea is metaphysical bollock-babble.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 18 2015

 Generally, in quantity, from Random.org, which means from atmospheric radio noise. And yes, they are truly random.

 For small values, dice rolls work quite well.

 That being said, in either case, what's the value of this? It appears to be taking known information (the value of your simulation), and searching for it in a given number string. But all that does is show that it exists in that number string. Given an infinite, normal number, of course it does, and probably more than once. But what good does knowing that, or even knowing where it is.

 It's not useful for for running a simulation, because the next digit won't have anything to do with your string.

 It's not good for learning anything further about the universe for the same reason.

All you've done is prove that 2=2.
 — MechE, Mar 18 2015

 [MaxwellBuchanan]... indeed, at this miserable computational power of modern computers, and lack of knowledge about properties of the number, it may only satisfy metaphysically.

 Problem is, I want definite conclusions about the world. I don't believe in randomness. "God does not play dice."

But it's for other reason -- I'd rather know precise truth, than have free will.
 — Mindey, Mar 18 2015

But even conceptually, this doesn't reveal anything about the universe.
 — MechE, Mar 18 2015

I'm seeing lots of monkeys and... yes... typewriters.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 18 2015

 // But even conceptually, this doesn't reveal anything about the universe.

 I don't know yet.

[MaxwellBuchanan], I don't believe in monkeyverse.
 — Mindey, Mar 18 2015

This is the reason you can't divide by zero and why one isn't considered a prime number isn't it?
 — 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 18 2015

 Okay, then, can you clarify what you think it might reveal?

Because if you can't make predictions based on your hypothesis, it isn't science.
 — MechE, Mar 18 2015

 [MechE] what it might reveal? I would be pretty amazed to discover some basic laws of physics in it, like the mentioned energy conservation law.

 For example, the Rule 30 Wolfram's cellular automaton generates a pattern very similar to the "Conus textile" sea shell. It's a primitive example, I would look fundamental patterns like basic laws of physics in the data of Pi.

If we find a great deal of laws of physics in it with statistical confidence greater than it would be expected in random data, then that might just reveal something... ! (after finding some laws, one could actually think about the less obvious patterns of the data, and see if we can discover in nature what the model predicts)
 — Mindey, Mar 18 2015

 If Pi is a normal number, you will find all basic laws of physics in it, in whatever encoding you care to search, and more than once. But it doesn't mean anything. You will also find the complete works of Shakespeare and a complete video of last year's "Dancing with the Stars".

Nothing is revealed or discovered by this, it is simply the nature of a normal number of infinite length. As [MB] said, infinite monkeys on infinite typewriters.
 — MechE, Mar 18 2015

I bet "E=mc^3" pops up somewhere.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 18 2015

//Mankind wants to know where it came from, and how the world originated//

Actually, my experience of mankind in general is that they don't care one iota about that sort of thing.

//A wise man once told me that he could write a program that, if run on sufficiently powerful computer, could produce every conceivable view of the world//

This is Douglas Adams territory isn't it. Total Perspective Vortex. Fairy cake etc.
 — DrBob, Mar 18 2015

Who sorts out the real physical law discoveries from the random gibberish that might be physics laws but off by a digit or include cartoon wile e coyote physics?
 — RayfordSteele, Mar 19 2015

 // If Pi is a normal number, you will find all basic laws of physics in it, in whatever encoding you care to search, and more than once. //

 [MechE], if it is normal, then yes. We don't yet know if it is normal or not. So, maybe that's what makes it interesting. Moreover, I'm not a fan of Pi. Let's search for other ways to derive something from nothing.

 // But it doesn't mean anything. //

One of the things it could mean is that we don't need to assume a god to explain our existence.
 — Mindey, Mar 19 2015

[pertinax], reclassified to other: metaphysics
 — Mindey, Mar 19 2015

thank you :-)
 — pertinax, Mar 19 2015

 [pertinax], well it makes sense to put it under "other: metaphysics". After all, it's very very hard to make a connection to predictions about the real world, especially if Pi happens to be normal. Then it's not informative about the universe at all...

And that though, still keeps me wondering, what if Pi is not normal.
 — Mindey, Mar 19 2015

 — pertinax, Mar 19 2015

[pertinax], yes, thanks :-)
 — Mindey, Mar 19 2015

I'd like to sue Pi for encoding libelous slander about me and my grooming habits.
 — RayfordSteele, Mar 19 2015

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