The Meta Model: A New Deductive Cosmology from First Principles

  • T. Van Flandern


A model of the universe can be derived, entirely deductively, from first principles. The advantage of such a process is that deductive reasoning is unique (induction is not); so the resulting model is severely constrained in its degrees of freedom. The disadvantage of this approach is that finding valid starting premises is extraordinarily difficult. A starting point which seems to work well is a universe consisting of nothing at all—no space, no time, no scale, no light, no gravity, no matter or energy, no implicit structure, no directions or orientations. From there we introduce units of substance one at a time, deriving their properties as we go. We soon must confront Zeno’s paradoxes, which lead to new understandings of the meaning of space, time, and matter. The model also demands that the four standard dimensions be infinite, as must a fifth dimension of scale, which has profound implications. Substances can interact only through collisions, which create what we call “forces”. One of these interactions at our scale gives rise to the phenomenon we call gravity, which behaves just as in General Relativity with three exceptions: no singularities arise, the field has finite range, and the flux entities travel faster than light. A new understanding of Special Relativity arises from these concepts. Finally, the model makes specific predictions about the nature of cosmological redshift, the cosmic microwave radiation, quasars, dark matter, and both the large-scale and quantum universes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Van Flandern
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  1. 1.Meta ResearchUSA

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