It’s surprisingly simple.

A surprisingly simple question is asked: what are the first ten numbers? Simple indeed. Through contemplating the possible answers, one can end up seeing the Big-Picture contours of the Structure of Everything, understand the beginning of our material universe and see Black Holes for what they are.

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This article is the introduction to a ten-blog series, investigating the ways in which we comprehend information and look at the Big Picture. Simple descriptions are provided to show how we can think both in natural and in artificial ways. By showing how distinct structures of the mind are used to understand the world we live in, the underlying Big-Picture structure can become visible. This will help in highlighting important information, for instance, about how we view the Big Bang.

Using the exact same scientific facts as used for the Big Bang theory, an alternate is presented in this blog series, called the Big Whisper theory, in which matter crackles into existence without a bang. This theory is explained while exploring the distinct structures of our thinking in this series.

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Much like the ten-number question above, consider ten bowls in which fruit is placed in such a way that all bowls deliver a sequential number of fruit in outcome, and that these bowls can be seen as the first ten outcomes.

Starting with the first bowl containing a single peach, each subsequent bowl contains one peach more than the previous, all the way up to ten peaches in the last bowl. This seems the only logical option.

Yet when starting instead with leaving the first bowl empty, and then placing one peach more in each subsequent bowl, the last bowl will only contain nine peaches; this answer still fits the original question about the setup. The choice of starting with a single piece of fruit in the first bowl or leaving it empty is ours to make.

When reviewing the two sets of ten bowls, it doesn’t take a mathematician to discover which set contains more peaches. But it also doesn’t take a judge to rule which set delivers more of the diverse aspects we may encounter in life.

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