Thanks for doing that Dj. Now, I will continue answering your questions here, for the benefit of others who may be interested, even though you are not. Feel free to ignore it totally.
Last night I was thinking about the statement Djchrismac made, in response to my assertion that he hadn't ever questioned me about my work. Recall that he wrote, "I'm sorry to say but you have pages and pages of research that don't really amount to much..." Oh really? The thought, "Why would he say that?" kept going through my mind over and over, and I wondered what more I could do to show that, to the contrary, it actually amounts to a great deal.
Well, I obviously can't force anyone to acknowledge something they refuse to acknowledge, but maybe I can show that the quip, "complexity is entertaining, simplicty is not," which he so misapplied to my work, would be as useful a starting point for me, as it was for Larson (recalling his 10 outstanding achievements in New Light on Space and Time
To understand what has happened, we should begin with the general recognition in ISUS, that Larson's erroneous conclusion had to be challenged. This conclusion, that the only possibe way to break the symmetry of unit progression, is through the introduction of one-dimensional harmonic motion (which, of course, is the foundation of the LST community's physics) just had to be challenged for a number of reasons. Historically speaking, Dr. Nehru was the first to challenge it, with his concept of bi-rotation, which I found very interesting. However, it was clear to me that rotation of any kind, including bi-rotation, cannot be considered scalar motion.
Moreover, with the introduction of projective geometry, Bruce complicated the issue by differentiating between linear and polar concepts as reciprocal metrics, one applying to the material sector and the other to the cosmic sector. This led him to embrace the LST mathematics of magnitude, dimension and direction, in the application of imaginary numbers to form 1d complex, 2d quaternion and 3d octonian numbers from 0d real numbers (although he didn't ever incorporate octonians, as far as I know.)
It was all very complicated and therefore, I guess, interesting, especially to the uninitiated members of ISUS, who hadn't thought of concepts of counter-space inside unit-distance, which unit-distance was such an intriguing and vital part of Larson's development. Consequently, Bruce was able to forge ahead, exploiting these ideas to explain Larson's theoretical development in the new terms of projective geometry and rotation in the complex plane, which rotation was only the cosmic sector "vibration" viewed from the perspective of the material sector. Slick.
Meanwhile, my objections to these ideas on the grounds that the introduction of projective geometry and the abandonment of absolute* magnitudes, which they necessitate, violates the second postulate of the Reciprocal System of Theory (RST), fell on deaf ears, so I resigned as President of ISUS and formed the Dewey B. Larson Memorial Research Center, to pursue an entirely different approach.
That approach is radical, but simple. It is based on the conclusion that the scalar vibrational motion, which breaks the symmetry of the unit progression, is three-dimensional, not one-dimensional, as Larson had concluded. Very simple, therefore not nearly as interesting as Bruce's approach. Nevertheless, it has produced phenomenal results, which I shall proceed to present in part, as systematically as I know how, in a fresh new manner, under this topic of discussing fundamentals. But first, before doing that, I want to finish responding to Dj's recent questions:
Djchrismac wrote:What initiates periodic reversals in one or the other aspects of the uniform progression?
No one knows. Larson wrote:
A point of considerable significance is that while the postulates permit the existence of these independent motions, and, on the basis of the principle previously stated, they must therefore exist in the universe of motion defined by the postulates, those postulates do not provide any mechanism for originating independent motions. It follows that the independent motions now existing either originated coincidentally with the universe itself, or else were originated subsequently by some outside agency. Likewise, the postulates provide no mechanism for terminating the existence of these independent motions. Consequently, the number of effective units of such motion now existing can neither be increased nor diminished by any process within the physical system. (see NBM, Ch 4)
Djchrismac wrote:What if your assumption below, and several others you admit to, are incorrect assumptions? Would it not be better to eliminate your assumptions by referring to funamental postulates in order to remove any doubt and confusion and settle on a definitive answer?
The fundamental postulates posit the initial motion, which consists of discrete, three-dimensional units with two reciprocal aspects, space and time. Larson wrote: "Furthermore, it must be continuous and uniform at this stage of the development, because no mechanism is yet available whereby discontinuity or variability can be produced. "He chose to assume 1d "direction" reversals to produce variability, and then explained:
As pointed out earlier, the theoretical structure that we are developing from the fundamental postulates is a description of what can exist in the theoretical universe of motion defined by those postulates. The question as to whether a certain feature of this theoretical universe does or does not correspond to anything in the actual physical universe is a separate issue that is explored in a subsequent step in the project, to be started shortly, in which the theoretical universe is compared item by item with the observed universe. At the moment, therefore, we are not concerned with whether or not simple harmonic motion does exist in the actual physical universe, why it exists, if it does, or how it manifests itself. All that we need to know for present purposes is that inasmuch as this kind of motion is continuous, and is not excluded by the postulates, it is one of the kinds of motion that exists in the theoretical universe of motion, under the most basic conditions.
I agree with him, only I changed the 1d simple harmonic motion to 3d simple harmonic motion.
Djchrismac wrote:What is it that stops the natural progression of the reference system in a universe of motion, this oscillation you speak of? Could you please give a detailed description of how gravity works in your version of the RSoT?
The answer is an imbalance in the units of space and time oscillations in a combination (S|T). When these units are combined equally, as in a neutrino or photon, there can be no mass, by definition (notwithstanding neutrino experiments to the contrary.) When they are not balanced, they deviate from unit progression (c-speed) and this imbalance is the origin of their matter properties such as charge (1d displacement) and mass (3d displacement). Gravity is a 3d net inward scalar motion that is an inherent property of matter itself. Exactly how to account for it is not clear yet, at this stage of the development.
Could you also explain coronal holes in the sun to me using your theory? I understand this well in RS2 terms so it might be a good place to provide more detail after you explain gravity to me in LRC terms. Thanks.
No, not at all. The development is limited to working on the fundamentals only at this point.
The part in bold baffles me and you sound confused at your own explanation.
Well, the only definition of space and time that we use is that they are reciprocal aspects of motion. Space in what Larson called "extension space" is what the LST community calls space, but its definition is a set of positions that satisfy the postulates of geometry. However, that geometry can be warped by mass in their view, even though they can't say how, except mathematically. The fact is, however, distance between objects, or positions, locations, can't be measured without motion, so, logically, space and time are simply nothing more than reciprocal aspects of motion. It begs the question, in the sense of being a tautology.
The fact that if two things exist, one greater than another, it must be that there is a third greater than them both, is a way of describing eternity, without employing a concept of space as a substance of some kind, such as an aether, which would have to have an end (that which has a beginning, nust have an end.)
What is this third fundamental factor of nature that is bigger than space and time? Is motion not your fundamental factor with space and time being a reciprocal relationship of this? Is your frame of reference as an observer only in space/time and you cannot make the jump over to time/space to view the unverse from that perspective?
I'm at a loss to know what he means by a "third fundamental factor of nature that is bigger than space and time," here, unless he's refering to the growth of the "directions" of dimensions from 20
= 1, to 23
= 8. If that's true, he's referring to my text he quoted, which reads:
When we begin with space and time, we begin with magnitude, dimension and "direction," where "direction" are the two "directions" inherent in a given dimension. As these dimensions are compounded into one three-dimensional construct, the two "directions" grow to a maximum of eight "dimensions" that enable us to define an infinitude of directions in terms of them.
Apparently, he doesn't understand a fundamental part of my research, which deals with the magnitude, dimensions and "directions" of numbers and their correspondence with the magnitude, dimensions and directions of geometry. The essence of this crucial concept is expressed in the relation between the numbers of the tetraktys and the geometry of Larson's cube. If this is so, it's way beyond the scope of this discussion, but has been covered extensively in the Introduction topic of this LRC Research forum.
* It was "commutative mathematics" that was dropped, not absolute magnitudes
(to be continued)