Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The God Equation (The God Series) by Mike…

The God Equation (The God Series)

by Mike Hockney

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
Recently added byIanKendall



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

There is a huge disparity of reaction to this book. Some find it mind blowing and wonderful. Others think it is a load of rubbish. The intent of this book is to throw out a theory. It is a well thought out theory, to any student to philosophy, that originates with Pythagoras's idea that the whole universe is mathematical. It should also be noted that the writers of this book are the Illuminati and as followers of Pythagoras a mathematical universe is part of their religion. However, a religion based on the ideas in this book blows every other religion out of the water, in terms of rationality at least.

The idea of a mathematical universe is not exactly a daft concept to those of us that have used math. Since the time of Pythagoras there has been an increase in the use of math to model the observable world and it has been more than adequate to the task, many would say surprisingly so. The book sees 3 basic approaches to knowledge of the universe: faith (believe what your prophets tell you); senses (based on your experiences and ability to measure.); rationality (based on logic and mathematics). The writer, of course opts for the last. Faith, of course is the weakest competition and easily dispensed with.

The twist here is that the writer, and his organisation are highly critical of the approach of modern scientists, saying that they rely on measurements rather than rational. He classifies the meta-paradigm of science as empirical and materialist. This means that if the evidence better fitted to dualist or idealist philosophy scientists, due to their lack of philosophical education, would be unable to see it.

Calculus is basically the addition of an infinite number of zeros. Complex numbers have been used to solve almost intractable problems. But zero, infinity, and the square root of minus one are viewed as if they are somehow embarrassing. Heaven forbid that anyone should suggest that they mean anything. This book does, and it goes further.

The writer believes that the universe is a living mathematical entity of which we are part. This means that our mathematics is not an invention but a discovery of something in our nature and the nature of the universe. If you wish to model the universe we must include all the mathematics. The Illuminati have chosen (intuited) a six dimensional universe with 3 real spacial dimensions and 3 imaginary time dimensions. With this geometry, and Euler's equation it is possible to model behavior consistent with Einstein's theory of relativity, but with a fixed grid.

The lack of a fixed grid for Relativity and the inclusion of it for quantum theory is what makes them incompatible and the search for a theory of everything impossible. Quantum theory relies heavily on imaginary numbers. The writer believes that treating time as an imaginary number would streamline the mathematics and both macro and micro scales would be using the same grid.

What about the particle wave duality? This is where the metaphysics kicks in. The writer believes the quantum world is where mind and matter meet. The particle nature is essentially the characteristic behavior of matter and the probabilistic behavior is more indicative of mind. Essentially, the underlying structure is made up of dimensionless points known as monads that manipulate matter/energy. Most are underdeveloped and just follow predictable patterns much like unconscious creatures. However, more developed ones are less predictable and some have developed consciousness. Some are human souls. This is essentially the Illuminati's solution to the duality puzzle put forward by Descartes.

A lot of this stuff is not testable but some things are. For instance, are thermodynamic problems and fluid dynamic problems more elegant and easier to solve using an imaginary time variable? Is there any anomalous behavior for particles accelerated to .707 times the speed of light? You might find some others yourself. I recommend reading this, especially to scientists and engineers. If you have trouble understanding this synopsis then read the preceding books.

I enjoyed this book. Even if it's wrong it will help get you head straight with regard to axioms and interpretations. It's a pleasure to read something that stretches across so many disciplines. The writing isn't brilliant: it can be repetitive, blunt and as you would expect from an Illuminati, his personal feeling are strong on this matter and that comes through. It's aimed at as general a readership as you could possibly get to read it so that may turn out to be an effective style. Far worse has become popular. However, this will not appeal to everyone. If you like exploring ideas, this will work for you. If you prefer a captivating narrative then stay away.

I'll give it a 5. It would do scientists good to get out a bit intellectually so I would actually recommend it to them. It's not a technical paper, so if you want to test it, you will have to design your own experiments. To the general readership I would say, read it. Think of it as the gospel of the Illuminati. It's far less damaging to your mental health than almost any other religious book. By comparison, its a tonic.
  IanKendall | Oct 11, 2013 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers


Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,113,723 books! | Top bar: Always visible