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December 13, 2019

CATEGORY: Is Reality Digital or Analog? Essay Contest (2010-2011) [back]
TOPIC: A Beautiful Theory of Everything by Ayind Mahamba [refresh]
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Author Ayind Mahamba wrote on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 14:24 GMT
Essay Abstract

The quest to explain the true nature of reality is one of the great scientific goals. In fact, this essay contest asks: is Nature fundamentally continuous or discrete and how can these two different but very useful concepts be fully reconciled? Physical science is vast, complex and remains mysterious. Since long ago, great thinkers have dedicated their lives to the attempted comprehension of this reality that has become so abstract. Throughout the centuries they have established numerous laws, theories, and principles. I propose a central theory, based on the information of, and compatible with the contemporary scientific knowledge; the existing fundamental relation between the “physical entities” passes through the determined quantitative transmission of this preserved transcendent greatness. In addition to a “formal” relationship which creates an informal description of what is real, there is a causal relationship between “phenomena”. My informational approach has been productive in several domains where many enigmas persist; solutions for these problems must be envisaged globally, using concepts from numerous different fields, with a coherent schema... The “Theory of universal relativity” proposed here lays bridges between domains which, at first glance, have nothing to do with each other; it also provides insight into how we can improve our knowledge by understanding the interplay of complexity and simplicity in reality. Therefore emerging from simplexity, reality is both digital and analogue (and between) and also more! We know there is a strange and mysterious world that surrounds us, a world largely hidden from our senses with extra dimensions and as a mathematical concept of reality, MIT may confirm that we are part of a cosmic hologram (a paradigm shift). My theory has the advantage of being simple, not limited to scientists because everyone can understand it. So, in this essay, I will try to explain why and how.

Author Bio

Born in Kinshasa (Congo), I graduated in Computer sciences (University of Paris) and post-graduated in Information Systems from Telecom Paristech and Essec Business School in France. Now as a senior manager consultant, I help my clients (finance, consumer products, telecoms, NGOs…) to improve their corporate performance focus on the business intelligence activities (to accomplish their goals with confidence and satisfaction by using key indicators). As a life-style choice, I spend my free time on personal researches (strategic-innovation) and advance education. Also, I like participating in workshops to facilitate feedback sessions with students (entrepreneurship spirit, leadership and consulting experiences).

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Alan Lowey wrote on Feb. 19, 2011 @ 11:51 GMT
Hello Ayind, I was fascinated by your personal story and very impressed with the quality of your essay. This statement caught my attention:

"Since I was a little boy in Congo, my motivation was to understand how Nature works. Even today, I am willing to think about everything, which is why I make surprising discoveries."

I similarly wanted to know how everything worked from a very young age. Only now have I something original and which should interest you. Put simply, I believe Newton missed a simple trick of how to explain gravity, his spooky action at a distance. If one imagines an Archimedes screw and then observes that the red ball represents a force of attraction, a model for the GRAVITON is born. This is particle/wave duality which is easy to understand, is it not? How can this be wrong?

Best of luck in the competition Ayind.

Alan

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Author Ayind Mahamba replied on Feb. 19, 2011 @ 15:30 GMT
Hello Alan,

Thanks, I very appreciate your compliments. I don't understand very well your idea of this simple model of graviton... But, as I write in my essay, I think that we often can improve previous theories or models. So It is possible you're wrigth with this approach...

I've just read your essay, so good luck too for the contest!

Ayind.

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Alan Lowey replied on Feb. 20, 2011 @ 11:50 GMT
Thank you Ayind, I appreciate you taking the time to consider my simple but effective proposal. Thanks again. Alan

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Steve Dufourny wrote on Feb. 20, 2011 @ 15:52 GMT
Hello dear Ayind Mahamba,

Good luck in this contest, it is a beautiful essay.

Best Regards

Steve

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Author Ayind Mahamba replied on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 19:44 GMT
Hi Steve,

it's cool, thank you very much.

So please, could you rate my essay?...

Have a nice week.

Ayind

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Steve Dufourny replied on Feb. 22, 2011 @ 15:41 GMT
Hi Ayind,

Yes of course,with pleasure.

ps it is cool you help NGOs I have several friends in Africa,In fact I was moderator of Africa created by Kleber Biboum on Xing, they are all supers these persons on the moderation, I know also Dr Naima Benali and its project Transqure, it's all these persons what we must help with harmonical synergies,Kleber is in Camroon,my aim was to centralize the NGOs and work together by adapted sciences on Ground.I know in congo a brother also, when I will can I will help him, it's Mr Annyen Prosper Bosaw and its NGO Cadir, it's so difficult there, they need help.That's why I want create this International Humanistic Sciences Center named Unified Sphere Institute.This center can produce and invent so many things.

I know the problems in Africa and it is a reasonable way by sciences.The politic is an other story where I am more quiet now.It exist unfortunally bad parameters ,humans....the problem is always the same, these arms and weapons, the power and the monney, and the majority who waits the peace.What a world dear all.What a world.

Best Regards

Steve

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Author Ayind Mahamba replied on Feb. 23, 2011 @ 15:31 GMT
Hi Steve,

it's very cool, thank you a lot...

You're wright, African are very often nice persons and I know that we can help this continent only with them. In a new and innovative way, that's why I think AIMS is very well adapted to start the shift.

We can stay in touch to share ideas...

Ayind

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James Lee Hoover wrote on Feb. 22, 2011 @ 23:56 GMT
Ayind,

What concepts do you owe to Jeffrey Kluger, somewhat of a journalist but who has wide interests?

Jim Hoover

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Author Ayind Mahamba replied on Feb. 23, 2011 @ 15:38 GMT
Hi Jim,

it's about SIMPLEXITY = complexity+simplicity, for me Reality combines both. The exact title of my essay is: "A beautiful theory of Everything: how simplexity leads to reality!"; I explain this concept in my essay...

Please give me your feedback on it.

Thanks,

Ayind

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Author Philip Gibbs replied on Feb. 27, 2011 @ 09:49 GMT
Hello, You know the background history of information theory well and wrote about it in a very readable way. Using Chaitin's construction in Eurler's formula is a novel idea, I like it. I have to say that putting in the golden ratio multiplied by its reciprocal seems like a bit of a fudge. The word Simplexity makes up for it.

Hope you get into the top bracket so your essay goes before the judges. In any case you should keep developing your ideas, good luck.

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Author Ayind Mahamba replied on Feb. 27, 2011 @ 15:22 GMT
Thanks Philip I very appreciate your comments and encouragement.

In fact, the golden ratio and its reciprocal "serve" the extra dimensional

compatibility with my MIT...

So, good luck too with your essay!

Ayind

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Vladimir F. Tamari wrote on Feb. 27, 2011 @ 12:23 GMT
Dear Ayind

I enjoyed reading your essay - like you I have ventured into physics mostly self-taught, struggling with each question until I could understand it in my own way. This way, step by step and over many years, following this linear method, new vistas of understanding may be reached. I may be too old to benefit from the trend you quote Flichy describing as "We are living a silent revolution: the rise to power of amateurs, these fans who are neither novices nor professionals, but brilliant jack-of-all trades". In an age of specialization it is no mean feat to be a jack-of-all-trades but it certainly helps to fuse ideas from different fields, as you have done in this essay. Good luck to you.

Vladimir

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Author Ayind Mahamba replied on Feb. 27, 2011 @ 15:34 GMT
Thanks Vladimir I very appreciate your comments.

But you say "I may be too old... ", I'm not agree with this because you've the age of your spirit and your mind/thinking. While your personal explorations (almost in sciences) are useful I argue that you can benefit from the trend I quoted (Flichy's): Everyone can contribute with new ideas! Like us ;o)

So, good luck too with your essay!

Ayind

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Vladimir F. Tamari replied on Feb. 28, 2011 @ 12:25 GMT
Thank you Ayind you are right I was just using 'age' to excuse a bit of laziness! Thanks for the encouragement and bon chance!

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sridattadev wrote on Mar. 4, 2011 @ 21:12 GMT
Dear Ayind,

I adore the humility with which you presented this "Beautiful theory of everything". To know the ultimate truth of reality, one only needs to dissolve one's ego and be humble and one will find the truth in one self. A simple question, who am I? and a life long quest to find the answer will lead one to the ultimate truth. We are all born equally true, but as we grow and acquire this so called intelligence, we deviate from the truth and struggle to find our way back to it through science, religion, philosophy, neurology and so forth. Even though it might not be as beautiful as you have put it, I have submitted an article by the title Theory of everything, just to share the joy of love that I experienced on my quest of self realization. I request you to kindly read it at your convenience.

Truth is simple, accepting it is not.

Love,

Sridattadev.

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Author Ayind Mahamba replied on Mar. 5, 2011 @ 11:16 GMT
Dear Sridattadev,

You are welcome, and thank you for reading my essay.

I respect your spiritual quest (as explained in your short essay), and I understand what you mean...

We are all connected!

Peace,

Ayind

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Sridattadev replied on Mar. 5, 2011 @ 20:33 GMT
Dear Ayind,

Thank you for reading the essay. I would like to compliment your essay by saying this

I am complex, i "is" simplex.

Love & Peace,

Sridattadev.

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Hakan ÜÇOK (h3ok) wrote on Mar. 5, 2011 @ 17:45 GMT
I think that Reality is neither Analog nor Digital; It is Singular.

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Arjen Dijksman wrote on Mar. 12, 2011 @ 18:09 GMT
Dear Ayind,

An impressive essay! Reading it I realized that we don't agree on the nature (or definition) of Reality. You privilege Information and Math ("reality is (or at least had been) a mathematical structure"), while I focus on Matter and Physics.

I very much liked your sentence "being self-educated means being free to understand at ones own pace, but above all live the serendipity..." as this applies also especially to me. The best education one can get is discovering by oneself. I also liked Albert Jacquard's quote about creating a mental structure. Thanks.

Best wishes for this contest.

Arjen

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Author Ayind Mahamba replied on Mar. 14, 2011 @ 17:32 GMT
Thank you Arjen for your feedback on my essay, it's nice!

Good luck too...

Ayind

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Author Ayind Mahamba wrote on Mar. 14, 2011 @ 17:29 GMT
Dear "friends",

it's a fantastic Essay Contest, and I hope "my MIT" will be considered even if my work was unconventional, not to say heretical... Because I cannot imagine I could be wrong about my "mathematical simplexity" of the Reality.

So I am currently very pleased with myself because I can explain it with common sense ideas.

My theory can help physicists draw new conclusions about quantum gravity and the nature of time (another way to look at gravity and time).

Thank you for your support and comments...

Best wishes everybody,

Ayind

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Peter Jackson wrote on Mar. 16, 2011 @ 18:22 GMT
Ayind

Really sorry I didn't get to read your essay before voting ended, I certainly approve of your philosophy. I think you'd have approved of mine too.

When you say; "I think the Laws of Nature are neither invented nor discovered, but revealed." I agree. You might find the basis of new simpler ones here, if you have time to read it. http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/803

Do tell me if they reveal themselves.

Very best wishes

Peter

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Michael Turner wrote on Oct. 30, 2011 @ 03:01 GMT
Here is my contribution;

First a little background

"The Copernican principle is a built-in assumption of the current favored solutions to Einstein's equations, called the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker space-times."

     Uniform laws of physics, uniform speed of light, why? What is the underlying cause? 

     The constant force that creates action and expansion to increase acceleration of the universe is the effect generated by all matter decaying into space itself. The force of the big bang was caused by a critical release of the monopole gravitational field by the singularity. Each quanta of mass and energy not converted initially into monopole gravitational waves  is still being converted and forming in-phase  wavefronts. This is the basis for the continued accelerating expansion of the changing universe converting all mass and energy into the monopole gravitational wave. It is this law of motion: Force = Mass x Acceleration that predicts the increasingly accelerating universe as the force is constant and the continuously decreasing matter is increasing in acceleration.

Two laws are new to you....

1).All matter becomes space via continuous release of the gravitational field.

2). Fields becoming field fronts create tension. That is gravity and the unknown prediction is that the universe is flattening. Increasing in acceleration and flattening.

Kinda like from a ball to a disc to a flattening plane increasingly accelerating at the oldest stars, the visible edge of the the universe.

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Melanie Knights wrote on Dec. 22, 2016 @ 14:51 GMT
indeed great essay..remember a similar contest at http://ultius.pro but do not remember anyone submitting such fine essays

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Dakota Leest wrote on Nov. 7, 2018 @ 15:27 GMT
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Olivia Green Green wrote on Mar. 27, 2019 @ 07:40 GMT
Usually, as you are writing some personal academic paper or the response paper , you need to ground your observations on a movie, a book, or some article. Once you are done with reading or watching the selected piece, you will have to provide your observations and share your thoughts with the reader. This is why writing a response paper is not the same as writing some other work.

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