A New Way of Thinking About Yourself and Our Universe
To our extended Small Business School family and guests:
First, this television series began in 1994 based on first principles (linked from here). These were a direct reflection of our faith and our belief that faith and science must cohere or one of them is wrong.
Second, we used those first principles in all that we have done. That's how one knows the first principles work. Yet, eventually, those first principles inform in new ways. It is not automatic. It takes time. But, there is always a next step. We can always improve on the initial conditions. That is the reason for this page.
Third, we all need to extend our principles globally, then extend them throughout the universe. That drove our work on the Big Board-little universe. We can now see how such principles just might become the core of a new small business revolution.
1. The Universe is finite. That's huge. It has measurable smallest units for space and time. It has measurable units for the largest dimensions of space and time, the Observable Universe and the Age of the Universe, respectively.
2. The Universe has an ethical bias. Yes, everybody who takes a life is going up against the very essence of life itself. Since 9/11, we have advocated that the US government open another front in the war on terrorism. It would be a theological front that is informed by science. Radical Islam has much more to learn from Allah!
3. The Universe is smaller and more ordered than we think. In 201+ steps, you go from the smallest measurement to the very largest. Initially it sounded ridiculous and it seemed inconceivable. Yet over time, it sinks in.
5. The Universe gets structure from space-and-time, but not its essence. The structures go back to basic geometries that have become exquisitely complex (Also, see the reference just above). The essence of that structure comes from the Infinite through our constants and universals which appear to be best engaged through the Planck Units.