|5. Simultaneity Law
A very important law of nature is the simultaneity law. It says anything and everything in this world or the universe happens because of simultaneous action and reaction of many people and many objects from many different places and over long period of time. German philosopher Nietzsche (1844-1900) thought it that way also [Mask, p.10], but it seems this law is quite obvious.
Nothing can ever be done by one person or one object in an isolated place and in a moment of time. For all activities there is a space time issue. More space time you cover, more you learn about the activity or the event and its truth. Here space means from different locations, and time means all past, present, and even future time periods. Some events at present time are necessary for some other events to happen at some future time. If you analyze your life, you will know this truth.
Since everything in nature is continuously changing, these activities are continuously changing over time and will keep changing also. No activity ever stops. The action and reaction, or the cause and effect, keep moving continuously and simultaneously. Thus our society, our activities are all very dynamic. No static analysis or knowledge can give real truth of anything. Thus larger the space time you cover the better will be the view of truth. If you focus only in local space and only at present time you will only get the blind man’s view.
Another interpretation of this simultaneity law is that everything in this universe is tightly interconnected. If anything changes at any time, and at any location, then everything else will change also. If you make some changes then everybody will be affected and similarly, if someone makes any move then you will also be affected. This is true for sun, moon, and earth also. Our entire galaxy is very closely connected together.
We can represent this connectivity graphically using a block diagram like the one shown in Figure-1.1. Here the rectangular boxes represent objects of nature. They can be material objects or living objects. They can be electrons, humans, and planets etc. Each object is connected to all other objects with spring like interfaces as shown by zigzag and dashed lines. If any object moves then we can see how all objects of the universe will move and react. Thus universe is continuously moving as a total dynamic system. Figure-1.1 thus represents the global plan created by the simultaneous action reaction of all objects, including all humans in nature.
The diagram also shows that we do not have any ability to change anything. Instead we are changing, because everything else is changing. Just like our sun or earth cannot change by itself. Earth is tied with the solar system, which in turn is tied with the galaxy. The sun cannot take any path as it desires, because it is situated in one of the spiral wings of the galaxy in which we belong. This diagram represents our global destiny. Our individual destinies are intimately tied with this global plan created by the simultaneity law of action-reaction, cause and effect, and the organized structure of the universe. Here, there is no difference between living and nonliving objects. We are all souls and are interconnected with all the souls of the universe.
Thus the real truth lies in this universe of the connected system. You and I cannot define, know, or find the absolute truth, unless we learn to see the details of this universal mechanism. We will see that the guiding principle behind this law of nature or the truth is the soul theory.
6. Assumptions & Approximations
These two terms may become very confusing. But in general they are very different. Their difference can lead to vast changes in truth and reality. So it is important that we always carefully notice them and observe which one we are considering in our analysis or search for truth.
Suppose that we are considering involvement of ten things in a simultaneous and interactive process, like in Figure-1.1. The analysis can be very difficult to handle all ten things simultaneously. To get a gross idea about what can happen we may consider only the most dominant activity of the ten activities. This is the approximation process.
But if we think that there is nothing involved, we are alone, isolated, then that will be an assumption. With this assumption the result will be completely wrong. Assumption is simplifying by neglecting all things, approximation on the other hand is neglecting secondary effects.
When professor Quigley says, education is designed not to find the truth, he is exactly correct. Math and Science are completely wrong. You do not have to know math and science to know that they are wrong; all you have to know is that (a) they make assumptions and (b) nature cannot make assumptions. Note that by science, we generally mean physics only. However, excepting some branches of science, which are like engineering, such as, chemistry, medical surgery, cooking, etc., all other branches are false.
Before we talk about math, science, engineering, their theories, assumptions, and talk about their validities; it may be necessary to define the terminologies. Nature has only two kinds of things; some objects (living and non-living) and some actions. Actions are like forces of nature and have some energy associated with them. In some sense actions are characteristics of objects also. For example light energy is a characteristic of sun; similarly wind force is a characteristic of earth. Thus in this sense, there are only physical objects – living and non-living.
Laws of Nature: The laws of nature are the universal characteristics or properties or dharmas (in Sanskrit) of the objects of nature. They exist independent of human experiences and assumptions.
Everything that we see around us is engineering. The cars, airplanes, roads, buildings are all products of engineering. A product is a physical hardware that we can touch, see, and that occupies some space. Our modern engineering products are very sophisticated and satisfy complex requirements.
Engineering: It is a process that is required to create an useful product.
Thus engineering is not the textbooks on engineering subjects, like mechanical, electrical, etc. All products use natural components, and therefore they also obey natural laws. There is a heaven and hell difference between science and engineering. Science is not made of objects of nature. Thus we can define science in the following way:
Science: It is a collection of manmade conceptual theories that tries to explain the laws of nature.
Consider an example to clarify the distinction between science and engineering. If we place a magnetic needle under a wire, and pass current through the wire, then the magnet will be deflected. We call this an engineering experiment. It is a product that we can see, touch, and learn about it; and it does something useful also. The process used to demonstrate this needle movement is engineering.
The science part says that the magnet has a field called magnetic field, the electricity creates a field called electric field (or may be a magnetic field); these two fields interact and create a force that deflects the magnet. The product was created first, then came the theory.
The mathematics is a symbolic language. Its main purpose is to justify the scientific theories.
Mathematics: It is a symbolic language, and is used to describe the expressions of natural language in compact form.
The theory is always a set of conclusions or a set of rules. But it also says that these rules or results will hold only under certain assumptions. These assumptions are thus a part of the theory.
Theory: A Theory is (a) a collection of assumptions and (b) a collection of conclusions that only holds under the assumptions.
Invalidity: A Theory is invalid if (a) Its assumptions cannot be tested or implemented or (b) Its conclusions cannot be verified by any engineering experiment.
When Newton was making a lens, he was an engineer. When he was describing the corpuscular theory of light, he was a physicist. And when he was creating calculus he was doing mathematics.
Infinity is associated with mass, length, and time of an object or among objects. Every object has a mass; like sun, moon, earth, a galaxy, a human being, a tree, a plant, a dog etc. All these objects have a finite mass. Their masses can never be infinity.
Similarly all these objects have volume, length, and height. These parameters of an object are also finite. No object has infinite length. Every object also has a finite life time. It goes through a birth process, maturity process, and then death process. This is true for all living and nonliving objects. Scientists have discovered that stars also die. Every society, nation, civilization also dies. Thus life and therefore time is always finite.
The distance between two objects is never infinite. The distance between two galaxies is always finite. Similarly time to travel from one galaxy to another galaxy is finite. These values can be very large but never infinity.
Infinity is an assumption. Large number is never an approximation for infinity. Things dramatically change when we change the infinity assumption to a finite number, small or large. Thus if we describe nature using infinity we will make error and will never find the truth. Mathematics is full of assumptions of infinity. Therefore mathematics can never be correct for a description of nature.
There are some widely used theories called Laplace Transforms [Dunn], Fourier Transforms etc., which are defined using infinity. These theories cannot be valid for engineering [Das, 2009-2], because they use infinity, which is an invalid assumption for nature.
Physics and engineering use those two transforms quite extensively in developing many other theories. Therefore all those theories have to be wrong both in practices of engineering and in describing the laws of nature. Fourier Transform [Das, 2009-1] is used in Sampling theorem, Capacity theorem, Uncertainty principle etc. Therefore all of them are wrong. Laplace transform [Das, 2011-1] is very heavily used in control system engineering, communication engineering particularly in under graduate courses. Therefore these subjects are false and cannot work in real life engineering.
If something is applied in engineering, do not assume that that thing is working, just because engineering is working. Engineering works because of redundancies, safety and failure monitoring, crash and reset implementations using watch dog timers etc. Lot of electronic computers are placed together to make things work using many checks and balances. Even then we see most engineering do not work. How many times your computer crashes, how many times your car breaks down, how often kitchen faucet leaks?