A Base-12 Theory of Everything

Although I never anticipated my foray into base-12, prime numbers and physics would lead to a so-called "theory of everything", that's where I ended up. And I am quick to admit I'm not a trained physicist by any means, more of an armchair explorer with obsessive mathematical tendencies. Still, that lack of formal training and academic protocol does afford the conceptual freedom to attempt a new and simple approach from the ground up... but hopefully not too simple to have merit.


With that little disclaimer, here's a brief overview of my theory followed by some explanatory videos and articles if you want to dig a little deeper.


The Base-12 Prime Vibration:

Geometric Emergence of a Conscious Holographic Universe


Starting from the most fundamental and basic question we can ask about reality, of how something can emerge from nothing, I suggest neutrality is the defining property of pre-existence and that geometry is the simplest way for something to emerge which retains that neutrality. This in turn implies a natural "least action" progression from point to line to circle to cycle, the most efficient of which is the base-12 cycle and its four prime positions of 1, 5, 7 and 11 as the simplest mathematical representation of that cycle. When that base-12 prime cycle is then expressed in its simplest form, as a vibration, a double helix standing wave pattern emerges or what I call the base-12 prime vibration.


Representing a 3D probability waveform of twelve vibrational geometries or quantum rotational states in 4D quaternion space, the holographic projection of the boundary of this anti-de Sitter structure suggests spacetime and gravity are emergent phenomena with dark matter and dark energy as localized properties of extra-dimensional spin. The model also implies that electro-magnetism is the only fundamental force with the weak and strong nuclear forces also localized properties within the prime vibrational profile. 

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Being holographic, the 2D projection of this fundamental base-12 prime vibration would be scale invariant and manifest as a 3D torus at fractals of resolution which are logarithmic octaves of each other in terms of particle density. This geometry suggests a toroidal multiverse comprised of an infinite progression of cyclic universe/anti-universe pairs and offers remarkably simple explanations for many open questions including the nature of the Big Bang, dark energy and dark matter, matter/anti-matter asymmetry, black holes, the formation of atoms, stars and galaxies and accurate predictions of the subatomic particles and forces of the Standard Model of particle physics. This further implies the existence of an even more fundamental proto particle in order for the subatomic fractal of fermions and bosons to manifest. 


The toroidal dynamic of the base-12 prime waveform also seems to reflect the self-referential nature of consciousness whereby a central point of perspective gains self-awareness through polarized creative perceptions of itself. The vibrational geometry of this focal point of experiential awareness could even be described as the subjective quality of unity or love, of opposite polarities intersecting into a timeless neutral still point of unmanifested potential. This, the model suggests, is the ground state of the Higgs field, excitations of which represent the twelve fermion particles and their anti-matter counterparts. 


This theory therefore presents a panpsychist view of a conscious holographic universe emerging from the geometry of love, the hypothesized proto particle as its elementary unit of qualia and the prime vibration its resonant form.


Next Steps

I have drafted a formal paper for this theory with the goal of submitting it to the arXiv preprint system for peer review... but first I have to find an endorser who will graciously enable me to do so as a non-academic newbie publishing his first paper. Wish me luck!


Explanatory Videos & Articles

The following video gives a brief overview of my base-12 prime vibrational theory:


For a more detailed explanation of my theory, check out the following video:


This article I wrote for the 2020 FQxI (Foundational Questions Institute) physics essay contest on the topic of Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability:  Primarily True

Here's another article submitted for the 2022 FQxI physics essay contest, this time on the topic How could science be different?:  Science in Search of Neutral Ground

This article I wrote for the 2023 Gravity Research Foundation essay contest which suggests how gravity and dark energy may be explained by the rotating spin vector of the prime vibration:

A New Spin on Gravity
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... and yet another article which explores the link between the base-12 prime vibration and consciousness, and why love is at the heart of it all:

Geometric Neutrality: Reality's Prime Motive
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