I had been away this month to Europe to attend the Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin, Germany. It was the largest event of its kind and the scale of the event was really dizzying, being attended by representatives of more than 56 countries. I would like to thank everyone, mostly the organizers, for giving me the opportunity to represent India. It had been a great opportunity, I must say, to meet so many enthusiastic people, all focused towards making the world a better informed place. To quote the words of Tagore, ‘…Where knowledge is free…’ Looking forward to see a lot of positive changes now. Find more here…
Watch this space for news on the release of the latest work on Zero Postulation Results. The title Abstraction in Theory: Zero Postulation Results: Theory of Everything (Book – 2) is to be released soon.
About the book (from the back cover):
This book is a way forward towards the “theory of everything” in physics.True to this gigantic task,the author approaches the subject in a completely new way.The whole theory is based on the concept of “zero-postulation”,an area where others have been less than successful.
The idea of “zero-postulation” in itself is a tremendous leap in the methods applied in studying sciences.Based on no assumption,this approach is totally based on solid grounds,unlike the other theories in existence.It is a neat and satisfactory description of the world.
‘Over some years now, a large part of the energies of the scientific community has been employed solely for finding a theory that will fit in all known happenings of the physical world. Various groups of scientists have tried to attack the problem from different ends.
Some of these theories have been partly successful in explaining the known physical world.
However none of these theories have been without shortcomings. Be it the much lauded String Theory or the Quantum Gravity postulation or any other such attempts towards arriving at a Theory of Everything, none have been proved to be foolproof.
To say the least, nobody can deny that there is room for much improvement before we can even start thinking truly towards such a theory that would describe the known world satisfactorily and provide for a single basis of understanding the four forces in nature.’
Zero postulation and the principles of the Theory of Abstraction are used to study structures of energy inside a black hole, which is incredibly heavy and incredibly small. We chase the questions, how matter (with various structures) is formed from energy and the energy making up matter has to be in what orientation to form the matter that we see. We arrive at the fundamental model and the equations describing the formation of structure in energy.
The Theory of Abstraction and the principle of Zero Postulation describes everything that there ‘is’ in the universe (including spacetime) as an expression of energy. It explains directivity towards optimized solutions and cluster formation in the universe as inherent properties of the energy itself. It must also be able to describe the formation of various structures in energy. As such, it is of great interest for us to investigate how the matter that we see around us is formed from the various orientations of the structured formed in energy.
A theory that is able to describe the world in totality has to keep the number of basic postulates it depends upon to zero or near zero. Reductionism hits a dead end in this regard. On the other hand, abstraction as the starting point of building up a theory may be seen to be of fitting use. It would be much more than a new way of tackling the problem. Even abstract postulates do away with the shackles that bind our theories into the system and bar them from being total descriptions of the system. The abstraction we are talking about here may be defined as, ‚Postulation of non-postulation‛ or, in other words, ‚A system of postulation that gives equal weights to all possible solutions inside the system and favors none of such solutions over others.‛
Abstraction automatically gives rise to optimized solutions within the universal set of all possible solutions, as has been shown in this book. It is these optimized solutions that make up and drive the non-abstract parts of the world, while the non-optimized solutions remain ‘hidden’ from the material world, inside the abstract world. Starting from a basis of no postulation, we build our theory. As we go on piling up possibilities, we come to a similar basis for understanding the four non-contact forces of nature known till date.
The difference in ranges of these forces is explained from this basis in this book. Zero postulation or abstraction as the basis of theory synthesis allows us to explore even imaginary and chaotic non-favored solutions as possibilities. With no postulation as the fundamental basis, we are thus able to pile up postulated results or favored results, but not the other way round. We keep describing such implications of abstraction in this book. We deal with the abstraction of observable parameters involved in a given system (quantum, relativistic, chaotic, non-chaotic) and formulate a similar basis of understanding them.
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