In this blog post, I like to be philosophical. So let me begin with saying that we all know math is a universal language right? If I’m wrong, then please pardon me. I believe in my deepest core that math is a universal language, and I sometimes imagine even aliens out there somewhere in different parts of our universe might be speaking in math, whether their math is more advance or otherwise. We can use math to see how our universe works, and so in a sense we can safely assume math is universally universe within this universe.
Going to the extreme scales, math works as well. Whether the scale of the universe or the scale of quantum universe, we know math will work when we really apply math to solve problems in the contexts of such impossible scales. Even if a scale is infinitely large or infinitely small, we know infinite is possible with math! How? We can’t really discount that infinitely large or small is the impossible, because it’s all about what comes after the infinite. Just imagine this, in the days without plane and jets and rockets, when we stared up into the sky, we could only think it as infinitely far. Then one day we got ourselves beyond those clouds with technology, suddenly the next infinite boundary would be the universe itself. So, we can see that infinite is not really infinite if we try, and infinite is really infinite by nature is super rare. We can say this in another way that infinite is the same as finite, because finite becomes infinite and infinite becomes finite. The universe is one of those perfect infinite/finite cases.
Why on earth am I ranting on infinite and finite? I’m not a math person at all, and I really mean it! Therefore, my speaking of infinite and finite must have a reason, right? Well, I’m not so sure if I call my curiosity of thinking that some higher being has a roadmap for everything that already was set in motion before time as a reason, because it’s rather a conjecture to some people and nonsense to many others. Let put the argument of common sense aside, and let get crazy. So, what am I mean by some higher being has a roadmap for everything that already was set in motion before time? Well, I’m trying to say that perhaps someone or some force very much like the almighty being that people called God had used math to calculate every jittering in every scales of every matter that composed of our universe and possibly other universes too if the theory about many universes in fact is the undeniable truth. However infinitely small or large the scales of things, it’s possible still for him/her to calculate things before time — as in knowing things before things even happen. How? Take a look at software that had been written by programmers in the past decades; from simple to sophisticated software, we can see that things were set in motion before the users actually use the software. So, I think math can allow calculation of the jittering of energy and matter and of all things within this universe to be drafted before time, and then with a snap of two fingers — he/she commanded all things to begin. We call that the big bang, I guess! Everything else happened and happens after will just have to be within the limitation of the calculation of such a being. This is why we do have the law of nature such as physics. By saying that, I realize we may have more than one law of physics, because another universe might carry a different law of physics.
Isn’t that a crazy idea? Well, I’m not a religious zealot! I can’t say I’m a Christian or Buddhist, because sometimes I feel I need both religions to get my days going. I’m not a person who hates science and think religions hold all the answers. In fact, I think religions need science and science needs religions. OK, to tell the truth, this is the new me, because in the past (i.e., in my very young age) when I was barely able to write a complete English sentence, I was totally into of believing Buddhas and God weren’t real and science was everything. To tell the truth, the new me believes in anything is possible, and so as long we aren’t sure about something, it’s best to assume there is something and that something is possible. Of course, the possibility that there isn’t anything is there, and so it’s too possible. You see?