The Binary Universe
The discovery of “nothing” leading to a new interpretation of reality
Have you ever thought about what ‘nothing’ is? We are accustomed to our perceptions of reality in life based upon the certainty of the physical world only as we were taught. But what about the non-physical world? Can we ‘see’ an object or a form or a physical structure without the empty space or background that surrounds it? Do we move about from place to place and point to point in our world without traversing the empty spaces between destinations? Do we occupy the automobiles we drive or do we ride within the empty interior space formed by the exterior structure?
Do we inhabit the physical structure (steel, wood, concrete and glass) of our houses and office buildings or do we occupy the empty spaces defined by those structures? When we build with physical construction materials, what are we creating? We are creating a geometrical form for space. Why? So we can utilize that space (0) with ourselves and other objects to absorb (in) and emit (out) these special ‘holes’ we have built.
When we bathe or swim, do we enter and occupy the water or do we put ourselves into the space where water was, and are now surrounded by water? What happens to the water that had filled the space our body now occupies? That exact amount of water is forced to seek and occupy a similar space somewhere else, usually by a rise in the water level.
What about our bodies? Are they just physical? How does the motion involved with the trillions of cells within our complex structure work? There is a constant flow of absorption (in) and emission (out). How does this occur? Is our internal structure first and foremost a structured series of spatial pathways for these motional events?
What is creativity? Creativity uses the powerful attraction of the physical for the non-physical by building physical systems or structures that shape and mould non-physical spaces. These spaces are then filled with other physical objects and forms. In the absence of ‘something’, people tend to ‘fill’ the void. Most ‘empty’ spaces in the earth’s atmosphere aren’t actually empty at all but are ‘filled’ by air molecules. As you and I move across an ‘empty’ room, for example, our bodies are continually causing air molecules to vacate the space we fill. In turn, the displaced air molecules are forced to move and fill other available spaces in the room.
Another example of this physical/non-physical duality is an ordinary bowl, cup or glass. We build the physical form of the vessel; fill the space it creates – the “hole” – which we fill with liquid or solid food. We then empty the liquid or food into our bodies to ‘fill’ our empty stomachs and nourish our empty cells.
An important question is: “Is this organized space involved with ‘nothing’ significant in a world of ‘something’? Does it matter? Is it important for you and me to know and understand?
Some twenty-five years ago, Lyle Jacobson turned serious attention to these and other questions with no greater intention than to satisfy his inquiring mind. By studious observation and the application of the four simple steps of the ‘scientific method’, he gradually reached some profoundly startling conclusions that consumed his intellect and led to the momentous hypotheses described here and in his book “discovery of nothing”.
You are invited to satisfy your own curiosity and challenge your current beliefs and perceptions about reality by reviewing the sections of this website. To download a more complete abstract of these principles as a PDF document, click here. If you decide this information has relevance to your life, you are encouraged to order the book for a more complete and scientific explanation of the principles outlined here. Enjoy!