3. Cyclopes and Pyramids

Artificial thinking vs. natural thinking. The pyramid is the model for the Structure of Everything.

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Human beings can take an artificial step in their thinking, and not recognize it as made up. After all, every word is artificial, right? Yet where the singular word person points to a clear single being, the singular word family does not point to a natural single entity. More than one person is involved with family. Nevertheless, we conjugate a sentence such as ‘The family goes to the beachin the singular; we do not say: ‘The family go to the beach.Somehow we can take a man-made step in which nothing changes, yet where the plural reality of father, mother, brothers and sisters becomes the singular entity we all know as family. People can take this artificial step inside our brains, making a plural and diverse situation disappear from sight.

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In the two previous articles, a sketch of a Big Bang environment was presented in which an area of 00s was found, an area in which matter is not (yet) expressed. The 00s indicate a non-materializing first step as part of the materialization process. Compared to the prevailing Big Bang theory, that is an important distinction. Having an ‘empty’ spot as the first step allows us to consider a position that is seemingly not available in the current Big Bang theory, because today most scientists see the Big Bang as a singularity. They view the outcome as belonging to an all-inclusive singular process.

The alternative perspective with a central ‘empty’ spot is called the Big Whisper. Standing at that specific viewpoint with its non-material area, it becomes possible to examine some of what must have occurred right before matter was added as outcome to the universe. There are certain limitations on what can be viewed, and expectations should range from getting a spectacular vista to leaving us wanting even more. Yet the view is clearer than with the prevailing Big Bang theory.

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Vista, view and vision are closely related words. In specific, a vision can be considered a view of the mind’s eye. But does the mind have just one eye, or would it be more accurate to speak of the mind’s eyes? To understand the Structure of Everything it is not enough to be looking for answers; the structure in which we think ourselves is just as important. Disturbingly so, we are able to think in unified ways about realities that are themselves not unified. This article investigates the natural and artificial structures we commonly use further.

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A well-known story exists about a hero encountering a giant with a severe case of singular vision. Homer wrote how Odysseus was captured by Polyphemus, a cyclops (1) said to be living in a land of cyclopes. Of particular interest in this Greek myth is that Odysseus declared his own name to be Nobody (0). This singular name actually helps Odysseus and his crew escape the cyclops.

Held captive inside Polyphemus’ cave, the Greeks puncture the cyclops’ eye to blind him. When other cyclopes rush to the blocked cave after hearing him scream, Polyphemus tells the others that Nobody hurt him. Upon hearing this information, the other cyclopes decide not to investigate the inside of the cave.

Later, when Polyphemus’ sheep need to go outside, and the cyclops has to roll away the rock blocking the exit of the cave, Odysseus and his men hang underneath the sheep’s bellies to escape the giant and his giant hands. With this story, the ancient Greeks describe a structure in which an artificial single idea can be so captivating that an escape seems almost impossible.

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Of course there are modern day cyclopes. Imagine being captured by an enemy organization, or being captivated by an ideology that has an insurmountable amount of leverage. Communism, for instance, would fit the bill, as an example of a united vision and no alternative available. Particularly when not of the same mindset, it can be impossible for an individual to overcome the giant jailer or roll away the rock that blocks the exit of the cave. Truth be told, when unempowered, human beings are often better off behaving like nobodies and doing nothing but sheepishly follow the herd.

An overarching ideology can be based on two eyes as well. In contrast to communism, societies with a free market mechanism allow for individuals to follow their own plan, resulting in a more diverse outcome. More than one vision can prevail in these societies. Note, however, that some of the successful individuals or organizations may end up being giants in their own right, capturing others in their specialized and singular niches.

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Within a vision, other competing visions can be declared inferior or incorrect. Let’s apply the terms artificial (1) and unimportant (0) to examine these perspectives better. Free market supporters would view the communist diktat as rather artificial and therefore leading to flawed outcomes. Meanwhile, communist supporters would claim the free market mechanism turns a blind eye to entrenched poverty and injustice, making what should be an important overall goal unimportant nevertheless.

Other historical examples exist of people rejecting alternative ideas with artificial or unimportant positions. In the 16th century, Protestants removed the statues of all the saints from Catholic Church buildings, because they were seen as the artifacts of a united church (1) that had slipped away from its core. In contrast, the Catholic Church viewed the Protestant calls for reform as too unimportant (0) to create meaningful changes itself.

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As a result, different visions may end up existing next to each other, declaring the other as out of step with reality or as ignoring important calls for attention. Each of these competing ideologies will assert that their vision is complete, the only one that is correct. Naturally, where two eyes would establish the highly beneficial perception of depth, a first requirement is that both eyes are open and work together.

It may be difficult, but one must say goodbye to rejecting a competing idea that may also be correct or that may contain some correct aspects. To understand the Structure of Everything, we need two eyes.

In this article an overarching framework is presented that declares all known information surrounding the Big Bang/Big Whisper as important, while trying to remove the artificial aspects. One component in the prevailing Big Bang theory that can be declared artificial is the unified pinprick (1) in time and space from which all matter originated. Eliminating this option in the Big Whisper theory is not that difficult, because there is no actual data to prove it happened that way, and it creates an intellectual dead end that nobody asked for.

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To survive the captivating power of the cyclops, Odysseus fits himself to the cyclops’ environment, becoming invisible to the hands of the giant in order to escape. This Nobody liberates himself sheepishly from the realm of the cyclopes to continue his treacherous journey home.

In Greece, the current idea of monotheism did not always exist; in ancient times many gods were thought to exist. The story of the cyclopes may point to these Greeks having had knowledge about other cultures with captivating singular visions. In nearby Egypt, for instance, Akhenaten and Nefertiti are known as the pharaohs that tried to establish monotheism in their lifetimes. After their rule, close to all artifacts of them were destroyed, because monotheism was considered impossible.

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Polytheism and monotheism compete with one another for dominance in the realm of religion. Structurally, they are different. We can easily use 1 to declare an essential aspect of monotheism, but what number can be used to do the same for polytheism?

In Egypt, pyramids were built centuries before Akhenaten and Nefertiti came to power. Though the origin is not known with certainty, etymological claims are made that the word pyramid translates into: one (1) that comes forth from height. Basically, the word can be expressed as Unity existing above the diverse bases.

If desired, we can insert numbers to the pyramid model: 1 would then fit in top position, albeit with an artificial high-up nature; numbers 2, 3, 4 and 5 can be placed at its corner positions.

At the bottom of the pyramid, four distinct positions can be envisioned, all pointing in their own direction. From a mathematical perspective, the squares of 1 and 2 (which are 1 and 4) are visible in the five pointed directions of a pyramid: left, right, front, back, and up.

The model for the Structure of Everything is a pyramid. Explaining the etymology of the word as indicated above would make the claim possible that the ancient Egyptians understood the pyramidal structure the same way as presented in this blog. Many ancient cultures are known to have had pyramids, such as the Mayan, the Chinese, and the Nigerian culture.

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The following example introduces the functional pyramid, using familiar nouns: father, mother, son and daughter. The bond that exists among them can be expressed with the word family.

The used nouns — father, mother, son, daughter and family — can be placed in a pyramid. The actual figures (4) are found at the base, whereas the name tag for the bond that exists within them is declared in top position (1). In our minds, we use both structural levels regularly and without any problem. Yet one can get into structural trouble if a singularity is declared at ground level.

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Other examples can be used. Instead of using father, mother, son and daughter, we can use male, female, young and old. The name tag would change from family to human being. Note how these name tags are presented in the singular.

It is not possible to unite all four nouns at the base, even though commonalities can be found throughout. Male, for instance, can be combined in one person with either young or old; young can be combined with male or female. Yet there is no single person that contains all four positions. Quoting Einstein loosely, who said that solving a problem is not possible at the level it exists, when looking for the commonality among these nouns we need to climb one level up.

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It is very easy to combine two aspects at the base of the pyramid and replace them with a single word. Next to father and mother, one can place, for instance, child in what would then be a tetrahedron pyramid of possible positions (3) with the word family in top (1). Even though this is an important configuration, it contains a flaw that may fall below our radar system.

Hearing someone say mother and child is so common, it is difficult to distinguish that something flawed is going on. Mother and child are incorrectly grouped. In reverse, with parent and daughter, it is easier to hear that the combination is somewhat awkward. The natural combinations are parent and child, and mother and daughter.

The tetrahedron pyramid is an artificially created flawed pyramid. There are no sets of three of any same order in real life. As soon as there are three components of the same order, a natural fourth one exists as well. Yet it is important to show how the artificial character proposed for the top level can sneak in at the lower level.

We may be hardwired genetically to combine various aspects. Of our 23 pairs of chromosomes, Human Chromosome 2 is a fusion of two ancestral chromosomes. Our closest living relatives in the hominid family, such as the chimpanzee and the orangutan, have 24 pairs of chromosomes. Our Chromosome 2 has near identical DNA in what are two separate chromosomes for them. Genetically speaking, people may have a knack for combining things.

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Lastly, something additionally important must be declared about words. The name tag human being is an abstract in top position of the pyramid. Yet it can itself also be seen as a specific word in a different setting. The specific meaning becomes obvious when we place human being together with tiger, elephant, tree and dolphin.

For these specific nouns, with as collective name tag living being, there is no pyramid. An enormously large number of different creatures are found on this list and the plural living beings could have been used just as easily.

Though the pyramid can be used to describe fundamental characteristics among entities, note that there are limited situations in which it can be used. The structure can be used to declare a general core commonality, but it cannot be used to declare every single thing. Recognize, however, that when reviewing tigers we can apply the pyramidal structure of male, female, young and old again.

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The pyramid has two oppositional bases (2 x 2). One set is entity-specific, such as male and female, and the other set is transformative, such as from young to old. As mentioned, the Unity in top position (1) functions as an abstract; it is an artificial reality that declares something in general about all. The term covers — and covers up — the diverse natural details.

The pyramid contains a crux with two sets of oppositional bases, but also with two levels of a nature-specific base and an artificial-generic top. We have to wrap our minds around it to understand the configuration. The pyramid will be used in upcoming articles to explain, for instance, the four forces in nature. The secret that exists within the pyramid will also be revealed.

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In this article it was established that competing visions exist, with some containing artificial aspects and others declaring some aspects to be unimportant. An ideology may be singular in nature or not. Only when freedom is manifest at the highest level may depth be experienced through the collaborative effort of acknowledging more than one prevailing vision.

Our brains may artificially unite all at the big picture level, and restructuring our mindset may involve saying goodbye to some aspects held to be the only truth. The prevailing Big Bang theory, for instance, contains an artificial aspect of everything coming from this one event, because humans inserted that Unity there.

The pyramid can be used to display the Structure of Everything, portraying a general perspective in which an artificial Unity is found in top above natural, diverse aspects belonging to the same order at ground level.

At the top of the hill we can see other hills, because nothing is blocking our view. With two functioning eyes, both cooperating, we may understand correctly how far away the other hills are. Standing at the window of the Big Whisper moment of materialization we can see a spectacular vista, presented in the next blog, that will leave us certainly wanting more.

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This article is part of the series The Big Picture — It’s Surprisingly Simple.
Introduction:

  1. Bicycles and the Big Bang
  2. As Above, Not So Below

Blog Chips

4. God Almighty and the Big Bang

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Delivery based on The Proof of Nothing, published by Penta Publishing (2000) and In Search of a Cyclops (2003), internet publication.

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