The Key to the Universe?

The Key to the Universe?

**ON
THE QUESTION OF WHETHER EVERY MEANINGFUL QUESTION THAT CAN BE ASKED HAS A
MEANINGFUL ANSWER**

**© Copyright August 2022, Edward R
Close**

Can every question that can be asked, have a
meaningful answer? You may believe that there is an easy yes or no answer to
this question, but before you rush to give your answer, take a few minutes to
think about it. This is not a trivial question. If you google it, you will find
different answers given by a number of competent thinkers, with a number of
different reasons why they believe the answers they give are correct. Their
answers range from a definite “yes” to “only if it is a meaningful question” to
a definite “no”.

Some answers are worth thinking about before you
come to a conclusive answer of your own. Consider, for example, the answer
given by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a German polymath who lived more than 300
years ago. Leibniz developed the infinitesimal calculus at roughly the same
time as Sir Isaac Newton, but even though Newton is given credit for “inventing”
the calculus in the English-speaking world, it is Leibniz’s notation that we
use because he was able to explain why the calculus worked better than Newton did,
and his notation was more effective for the dimensional analysis of equations with
multiple variables than Newton’s was.

Among the many amazing things that Leibniz did, you
will find that he also answered our question in the affirmative, and the prime
example he gave to support his answer was his analysis of the question “*why is
there something rather than nothing?*” His answer to that seemingly
unanswerable question was: There is something rather than nothing because God
created everything that exists, and the Infinite Intelligence that is God has
always existed and will always exist. But a number of brilliant thinkers have
said no to the question of whether there is an answer for every question for a
variety of reasons, and many who have thought deeply about it realize that the
question may be as important to us as human beings as the answer may be.

In this post, I am going to agree with Leibniz and
answer yes, there is an answer to every question, but my ‘yes’ is a qualified
answer, and my reasons for answering in this way are different than the reason given
by Leibniz. Not because he was wrong. In fact, it is provable that he was
right, but my reason for answering yes differs from his because of the
existence of a very important mathematical proof that provides us with information
that was not available during Leibniz’s lifetime. That theorem, proved by an
Austrian mathematician named Kurt GĂ¶del, is known as *the incompleteness
theorem*.

The answer to any question requires a declarative statement.
And, according to the theory of types famously developed by Bertrand Russell
and Alfred North Whitehead, any statement must be either true, false, or
meaningless. But, if you have been reading my posts, then you should know that
the theory of types was radically amended by G. Spencer Brown in his monumental
work, *Laws of Form, *when he proved that some statements designated as
“meaningless” may actually be complex paradoxical statements that include the logical
equivalence of complex numbers with “imaginary” components, represented by multiples
of the square root of minus one, as, for example, in solutions of certain algebraic
equations of the second degree or higher. What does Leibniz’s answer and the
incompleteness theorem have to do with whether every question that can be asked
has an answer or not? I’m glad you asked, because the answer is related to the
extent of our knowledge about the nature of reality and the expansion of
consciousness.

The incompleteness theorem proved that there are meaningful
questions that can be asked that cannot be answered in the logical system
within which they have been stated. Some of the leading philosophers,
mathematicians, and scientists at the time the incompleteness was proved to be
true thought at first that this meant that there could be very important meaningful
questions that could never be answered. But most soon realized that that is not
necessarily what the proof of the incompleteness theorem implied. If the system
of logic within which a seemingly unanswerable question was asked could be
expanded with an appropriate new axiom, then there would actually be a meaningful
answer within the newly expanded paradigm.

This truth was proved with applications of Brown’s
calculus of indications interpreted for logic in *Laws of Form*. Application
of Brown’s calculus to questions that could not be answered in the existing logical
system were shown to produce meaningful answers, if the logical system could be
expanded to include the conceptual equivalence of imaginary numbers. He gave
examples of intractable engineering problems that were successfully resolved with
complex number solutions, and he also provided demonstrations that proved that complicated
logical syllogisms can be solved much more easily with the logical system
extended to include the equivalence of imaginary numbers, than with complicated
classic symbolic logic methods that do not include analogs of imaginary
numbers.

Application of the quantum calculus of the TDVP, i.e.,
the calculus of dimensional distinctions (CoDD), makes this point stand out *even
more clearly* because it deals directly with the dimensionality of the
question that is being analyzed. Appearances of imaginary numbers in the
solution of a quantized CoDD equation indicate that an additional dimension, beyond
the measured dimensionality of the expression of the question is involved, and
when the logical system is expanded to include the additional dimension, a
valid answer is available. The CoDD solution of the three-dimensional equation representing
the combination of two up quarks and a down quark to form a proton is a prime
example of this increased clarity. Because the dimensionality of the equation
expressing the combination is explicit in the notation, the existence within
each quark of specific numbers of quantum units of something we decided to call
gimmel is revealed; and surprisingly, the units of gimmel that are revealed represent
additional measurable components of reality that cannot be categorized as either
matter or energy.

# The measurements of finite units of mass, energy, space,
time, and their combinations are the only tangible evidence we have of the
existence of the physical universe as a separate objective reality outside of the
consciousness associated with our individual physical bodies, so now we need to
pause and ask exactly what does the existence of something measurable *that
is neither mass nor energy* tell us about the nature of reality? It tells us
a lot, including the fact that that nearly 95% of objective reality is
non-physical.

# I submit to you that this is probably why the inventive
genius Nikola Tesla said: “*The day science begins to study
non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all
the previous centuries of its existence.*” The
TDVP has explained more than fifty things ignored and unexplained, or poorly
explained, in current mainstream science. It is also remarkable that TRUE
analysis, based on the mass and volume of the electron and the triad of mass,
energy, and consciousness in the drawing of distinctions, reveals the existence
of three categories of nine mutually orthogonal dimensions in the six-directional
domain of finite reality. Perhaps this is why Tesla also said: “*If
you knew the magnificence of 3, 6, and 9, you would have the key to the
universe.*”

# Finally,
if every meaningful question that can be asked has a meaningful answer, and we
can prove that it does, then we must ask: *What is the most important
question that can be asked?* If we can identify
that question, and the existing logical paradigm can be expanded with the
inclusion of an axiom that guarantees the existence of the correct answer to that
question, then *that answer* will be the most significant thing that any
conscious being can ever discover.

ERC – 8/20/2022

**? ? ?**