A Simple Illustration That Mimics GGU-model Processes and How They Relate To Mental Processes.
Robert A. Herrmann, Ph.D. 30 NOV 2010, Revised 14 NOV 2011
The General Grand Unification Model (GGU-model) and its General Intelligent Design Model (GID-model) interpretation were not constructed from illustrations such as the one presented here. Such illustrations came many years later. The DVD was not invented until 1995, where as the GGU-model was first conceived in 1979.
Straw Men Construction
For Straw Men Incorporated, Joe is to build, in his garage, ten different straw men. In his garage, there is a workshop, a cart, a pile of straw, cord, wooden boards, a special lacquer and an envelope that contains sets of detailed instructions that are used to build the straw men. There are also cans of spray-on lacquer. These straw men are to be almost identical except that they will have slightly different shapes. Each set of instructions has been mentally constructed so that the results of Joe's actions will lead to these slightly different straw men. Each set of instructions has a number attached. Joe is to build the straw men in the same order as these numbers 1 through 10.
His first step is to apply a mental process that places the instructions in order 1 through 10. Next, he takes instructions marked 1, and using his mind (brain if you choose), he translates the instructions into specific physical actions. Each set of instructions tells him to select a specific number of straws, cut them into a specific length, then bundle straws together and secure the bundle with a piece of cord. After all bundles are secured, he attaches each to a wooden board, He then sprays lacquer on the entire construction.
Joe follows the instructions and seems to have completed the first straw man except the lacquer has not dried. In each of the ten cases, to dry the lacquer, Joe needs ultraviolet light. So, Joe puts straw man number 1 on the cart, opens the garage door and pushes the cart out into the sunlight. As he pushes the cart into the sunlight, the lacquer dries immediate when the sunlight falls on it. The lacquer, for any portion that for a moment or two remains in the garage, is not dry. When the entire chart is in the sunlight, Joe has the finished product - one complete straw man.
Joe returns to the garage with the cart, closes the garage door and repeats the steps in the building process. When he has finished his constructions, the ten straw men are lined up, in the 1 through 10 order, outside the garage to be transported to ten different corn fields. Before closing up shop, Joe notices that there are still pieces of straw and boards in the garage that he has not used.
What steps did Joe take?(1) He has constituents needed to construct the straw men. The "elementary" constituents.How does this simple construction illustration relate to various GGU-model processes? For almost all of my writings on this subject, it is important that, at least, portions of a somewhat more technical GGU-model language be employed. The GGU-model uses processes, represented by entities called "operators," and other terminology that, depending upon application, matches the above straw man construction. Each of the processes is represented by symbols within a mathematical theory or "structure." Physical science also uses operator language to produce material entities. Consider quantum field theory where a "creation" operator represents a process that yields a material particle, like an electron, from an "immaterial" field.
(2) He takes the sets of instructions and using a mental process places them in a specific order.
(3) He uses the instructions, which he mentally translates into actions, and almost completes an entire straw man.
(4) The final action is that he takes a straw man and moves it outside of the garage into the sunlight to dry the lacquer. When he opens the door and pushes the cart through the door, then the lacquer immediately drys as the sunlight stricks the lacquer, while any other portions of the lacquer still in the garage have not dried.
(5) When the cart is entirely in the sunlight, then a straw man is now a complete physically real object within our world. It is the completely finished product.
(6) Joe then repeats the processes and builds all ten of the straw man in the exact same manner.
(I) The inside of the garage is the "substratum or background universe" and is considered as a potion of the "nonstandard physical world."
(II) The pile of straw represents the "ultrasubparticles." Ultrasubparticles are entities within the substratum that are developed from a prediction made by the mathematics. They are considered as actual substratum objects that cannot be totally visualized and are mostly represented mathematically. (In Herrmann (202, p. 127), these are partially visualize as straws. I use colored straws but the color notion is not necessary for this straw man illustration since different lengths of straw are used. It's the length that represents a physical parameter rather than the color.)
(III) The process of ordering the sets of instructions behaves like the most basic form of human deduction. A set of instructions for the GGU-model behaves like a collection of physical laws and explains how the straw pieces are to be combined and bundled together in order to make the almost finished straw man. In this case, the constituents bundles are intermediate subparticles of various types. Joes makes ten straw men and lines them up outside the garage. The ten, as lined up, is termed an event sequence. The corresponding GGU-model process determines how subparticles are to be formed so each step is produced. That is, how the pieces are "bundled together" until the final product is achieved and the "lacquer dries" and they form a 3-D slice of a physical object. Each slice is called a "frozen-frame." This is like using a DVD to get a picture on TV screen at each step. It's the "frame" that appears when the pause button is pushed. As you push the "next" button the next event, in a sequence of events, appears. In Joe's case, another straw man as it appears outside of the garage.
(IV) The process of applying the instructions, the gathering of certain number of straws, cutting them to a specific length bundling them and lacquering them, all in a step-by-step manner, is called the "gathering process" and is represented by the "gathering operator." This operator can be consider as composed of various mathematical procedures used throughout the physical sciences. The procedures are duplicated by applying what is termed as affine and linear transformations.
(V) The sunlight-drying process is represented by the "standard part operator."
(VI) For physical universe construction, the gathering process and the drying process are consider coupled. That is, the gathering process most be followed immediately by the drying process, (the standard part operator).
Relative to intelligence,(I') It takes considerable intelligence to construct the set of all ultrasubparticles and use them for various purposes.
(II') It takes considerable intelligence to write the instructions.
(III') It takes considerable intelligence to place the sets of instructions into a specific order and to perform all actions that the instructions require.
(IV') It even takes mental processes to push the cart into the sunlight.
All of these aspects of intelligence take place in the garage. Although not originally constructed in this manner, these human mental aspects and behavior can now be considered as mathematically modeled by standard mathematics. Then the mathematical structure automatically predicts similar higher-intelligence mental aspects and behavior. In each case, by comparison, the mental aspects and behavior predicted are infinitely stronger than any intelligence or behavior being displayed by Joe or anyone else while they construct the straw men. The correspondence is most striking when a straw man is considered as an entire universe as it appears at a moment during observer time.
While in the garage Joe constructs other straw objects that he must leave in the garage. They cannot be part of the physical world outside of the garage. The standard part operator does apply to these combinations of ultrasubparticles but does nothing to them. They remain in their combined form.
A logic-system is a set of objects and includes a required "mental" process or "algorithm" that logical yields deductions. We use such deduction thousands times a day. Obviously, it takes great intelligence to produce a set of instructions and use them to produce an entire universe at any moment during its development.
How the instructions are presented follows a predicted logic-system that is employed by a higher-intelligence. This partially contradicts the Feynman notions I present below. The process that yields the instructions, in a step-by-step manner via deduction, is a strong signature that implies that all aspects of such constructions are controlled by a higher-intelligence. It's the step-by-step deduction that is necessary to form a developing universe.
A secular scientist might ask, "From where did the instructions come?" A secular answer is "The same place from which the physical laws came." They believe that the physical laws detail how our universe behaves and if there are other universes, then physical laws can behave in different ways. There is just such a theory called the "many-worlds" interpretation, where the physical laws can behave in different ways for the "other worlds." Indeed, Richard Feynman wrote[W]hile I am describing to you how Nature works, you won't understand why Nature works that way. But you see, nobody understands that. I can't explain why Nature behaves in this peculiar way (Feynman (1985)).
So, as a secular model, one can state that the GGU-model instructions detail how the GGU-model cosmogony behaves and if there are other cosmogonies, then they can behave in a different manner than the GGU-model cosmogony. Following Feynman, it can also be stated for a secular community that nobody, in that community, can understand why the GGU-model behaves as it does. However, it is a fact that the GGU-model, in its entirety, when looked at without philosophical prejudice, contradicts this secular belief.
The above processes performed in the garage and the more formal GGU-model processes (terms used for them) also model (mimic) Biblically terms. How one associates these processes to the Bible depends upon the Biblical interpretation employed. For example, consider the following correspondences.(A) The entire garage is the "second heaven."
(B) Portions of the set of all subparticles form the "firmament."
(C) The verb "to say" in the Genesis 1 statements, "And God said. 'Let there be . . . ." is also translated elsewhere as "to think." Thus, the higher-intelligence aspects can be combined into one statement. "God thought, 'Let there be . . . .' " The processes taken together mimic the "changing of thoughts into physical reality." And, maybe, this is as close as we can get to actually having general comprehension as to how God has created our physical world.
I also use DVD illustrations in Herrmann (2002) and applied them to Scripture (see this article). However, it is necessary that the DVD be considered as a step-by-step set of instructions for the production of physical entities over physical time. The DVD illustration is more appropriate as a simple illustration for a developing universe and how an higher-intelligence designs and produces, in a step-by-step manner, a designed cosmology.
From where did the instructions come? They came from a group of technical writers who composed the instructions so that each straw man corresponds to a "drawing" or "image" as prepared by the company's star man designers. These images and how that are presented is discussed in this more technical article.
Feynman, R. 1985. QED The strange theory of light and matter, Princeton University Press, Princeton.
Herrmann, R. A. 2002. Science Declares Our Universe IS Intelligently Designed, Xulon Press, Fairfax, VA.
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