Archive for May, 2009

Primal Cosmic Number Discovered

May 27, 2009

The long quest for the Primal Number, the number that opens the door to understanding the origin and nature of the universe, has involved many seekers and many paths: from alchemy and the occult to physics and mathematics. 

Physicist Wolfgang Pauli considered 137 to be the best candidate. Others agreed or felt he was close, perhaps 136. Many pseudo-mystics believe it is 23—a prime number, coincidentally, but not “primal.” In the book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, author Douglas Adams has a computer named “Deep Thought” arriving at the number 42 as being the “answer to life, the universe, and everything.” Astronomers at Cambridge University calculated the Hubble Constant, which determines the age of the universe, and came to that conclusion: 42, in the absence of something better. 

But the question here isn’t: How old is the universe? The question is: What number best represents the nature of Infinity and Universe? Albert Einstein knew that his E=MC2 was not a final equation and continued seeking the equation that would, in his mind, bring him closer to God. 

When PluribusOne™ finished “doing the math” on this question, the answer seemed obvious. Having arrived at the answer, the set of strange equations we had used to discover it seemed to serve no better purpose than to validate that obvious answer. The primal number is One.