I’m very impressed with the level of intellectual discourse in this community. I hope you’ll recieve me in the spirit in which I come…as a seeker of knowledge and understanding and hopefully, a free thinker. Having said that, I respectfully request your help. I am working on a theoretical philosophical treatise on unification theory. It is, I think, rather unique in some ways and not so much in others. I am attempting to answer those basic philosophical questions like: why life rather than ~life, why sentience rather than ~sentience, why this universe rather than some other or ~universe. I covet your opinions, criticisms and ideas of this labor.
As it now stands, I am unsatisfied with scientific interpretations based solely on a form of naturalism that strains everything through empirical methods. In my humble opinion it’s circular, confining, its explanatory power narrow minded and transitory. I know many others share my dissatisfaction. Maybe even some of you feel the same way.
I am convinced sufficient data has already been garnered to postulate this theory. It is by no means exhaustive.
I see no good reason why sentience, life, natural law, even the universe itself, need be anything more than a reflection of something completely basic from within the universe itself…This something need not be encumbered with all the standard theistic assignments, but must, in some way, be foundational to existence, space/time, sentience, evolution, physics, etc. It need not have willfully or accidentally caused anything. Only be the most basic source wherein everything else derives its being as an incidental consequent. Thus its attributes would be the influence upon the universe, incidentally, that set the stage for what we see now and how it came to be so. The one unifying factor that doesn’t necessitate or imply purpose, volition or creation but still accounts for why these are reasonable inferences. Thus I envision a universe that unfolds to reflect the attributes of a most basic something greater than, but from within the universe itself. Nothing outside time, supernatural, transcendental, or willfull.
Thus I chose to formulate this “god theory” as a more satisfactory foundational explanation for reality. The attributes of this god are unlike anything you’ve likely ever heard before and may cause you to wonder how such a being could reasonably be designated a god. The fact is, there currently exists no authoritative source for making this determination, so the field is wide open. Certainly an existent god must exist and be unique among existent things. It must have qualities that are sustainable within themselves and from which all other existent things emerge. Aside from these three requisite conditions for godhood status, I see no need for more.
I chose the term theory over hypothesis or argument because of its elegance and simplicity. In anticipation of the Razor I will remind everyone that the most elegant and simplest modern theories are binary in nature, i.e. you have matter/energy, space/time continuum, particle/wave function, etc. and so forth, thus I present the god/universe theory and call this god OMS, (for omni-minimus) as a possible unifying theory. The one unifying explanatory factor that every major scientific discipline seeks can be found in omniminimus, (hereinafter referred to as OMS), the existing god of everything that exists.
OMS would be the unchangeable foundation of an ever changing universe. Both are eternal. The ever changing universe derives its very being, like a shadow, from the unchanging OMS. They are inseperable but not indistinguishable.
His major distinction: Everything that exists does so as an incidental consequent, like a reflection, of his existence. Beyond that, the laws of nature, time and chance take over and we can only infer his existence.
He does not create, cause, plan or intercede. He does not care if he continues to exist or if anything and everything else ceases to exist so any argument based on the PoE or PoS only reinforces this theory.
Lets begin with the basics:
Universe: The sum of all existent things within a space/time continuum on a cosmological scale. Distinguished from any given thing within its cosmology by virtue of its eternality. No beginning yet dynamically changing, BB cosmology to the contrary notwithstanding, is but a localized event occuring at different times all over the universe.
Space: A three dimensional place wherein all existent things reside. Being three-dimensional it must therefore, necessarily have a center. It is not necessary that the center be an absolute center but, due to permeabilitity, must necessarily be relative.
Time: A fourth dimensional abstraction assigned to the changeability factor observed thusfar in all existent things. A facilitator of changeability but not a causation, thus without causation, changeability is not a factor.
Now let’s start with OMS:
List of attributes:
1. Eternally existent.
Now let’s flesh out these attributes:
1. Eternally existent:
a. Eternality: In any given space where changeability is not a factor time, as a facilitation of change, becomes infinite and thus eternal. If time for all existent things were compressed into a finite dimension, it would cease to be a facilitator of change, thus something must necessarily exist in a state of unchangeability to maintain the infinity of time. In this case that something would be OMS/universe. In any case where an existent thing changes, time, relative to that specific thing, is compressed and ceases to be infinite. In any case where an existent thing ceases to be infinite, it becomes temporal. In any case where infinity is applied to time we are referencing eternality.
b. Existent: Existence, in this case, is being expressed as an attribute. For something to exist it must have both a place and a time to do so. Changeability is not a necessary component of existence. In special cases where changeability is not a factor and time becomes infinite, space remains permeable. Thus space, in all cases of existence is finite. In all cases of existent things, only that much of said space is occupied to facilitate existence as is not occupied by something else. Thus all existent things occupy their own space and no more. Any void between existent things is a vacuum. Any space where existent things converge becomes an event. Any existent thing must have at least one additional attribute besides existence. It makes no sense to say something is with no means of determining what it is. OMS must therefore have a place to exist and that place must necessaily be in the center of the universe, for reasons forthcoming. The universe, likewise, being the sum of all existent things, must necessarily have a place to exist. Outside of the universe, existence ceases to be relevant.
2. Omni-aware: In as much as the universe, in its current state of affairs, contains existent things which additionally display characteristics of sentience, and the universe exists as an incidental consequent of OMS existence, it must be the case that OMS has some basic attribute of sentience in its simplest form. Current biological theory holds that the most basic and common distinction between animate, (living), and in-animate matter is awareness. It must therefore be the case that the least common denominator between animate and inanimate matter is awareness. In as much as awareness in all temporal existent things facilitates continued existence, and eternal things are, by their very eternality, exempt from this facilitation, it is not necessary that eternal awareness serve any purpose greater than awareness for its own sake nor complexify into any other expression beyond itself as a basic common denominator between animate and inanimate material. Only temporal things need complexify awareness, obviating in sentience and beyond, (not predictable), to facilitate continued existence. Thus sentience in temporal things is a reflection of omni-awareness in OMS. This, taken together with natural theoretic laws, infinite universe time, complexification, and mutation/evolution…equates in sentience as an inescapable coincidental consequent. Thus we can infer that which exists in its simplest form eternally as one of OMS attributes, polarizes temporally in some existent things as an eventuality of progressive complexification.
Not to impose on anyones time I have cut this short at this point and grasciously await any input denizens of this community might care to offer. I thank you in advance and apologize for the length of the read.