The QO concept of natural law

Submitted by jhwierenga on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 07:11

Natural law consists of the uniformity of behaviour which results from the universe containing the same information only once. 

Phenomenon explained : "There is natural law".

The most fundamental property of our universe is that it is subject to natural law. In other words, it behaves consistently, at least as far as we can tell. Any coherent theory of everything will need to account for the following:

  1. All things physical appear to an observer to behave consistently, regardless of the time, place and frame of reference of that observer. 
  2. Some natural law applies to a widely diverse range of things, resulting  in common behaviour. In particular, we observe that the energy of a closed system is conserved, whatever occurs within that system. The same applies for momentum and for angular momentum.
  3. Historically, phenomena that were not understood have subsequently been shown to be susceptible to explanation

The same information only once

QO accounts for natural law by postulating that natural law consists of the uniformity of behaviour which results from the universe being a single quantum system, which therefore contains the same information only once. For example, the information as to how electrons behave is common to all electrons, and therefore occurs only once. This information is, in Platonic terms, the form of the electronThis form is instantiated in each and every electron. We may extend the example to the form for elementary particles, which consists of the information which is common to all elementary particles. This form is instantiated in the electron form, resulting indirectly (via the electron form) in all electrons behaving as elementary particles.

Note that there is a major difference between Platonism and QO: in Platonism the forms affect their instantiations, but it is never the other way round, whereas in QO the relationship between forms and their instantiations is a two way street. This can best be understood by considering the phenomenon of entanglement, which is a specific application of the QM principle that the a quantum system contains the same information only once. The information which is common to entangled particles affect their behaviour, but when this information changes - for example, as a result of a measurement of one of the particles - this common information is instantly updated.

It must be noted that the application of the 'same information only once' principle in this way is not a leap in the dark, nor does it involve a distortion of Quantum Mechanics (QM) by ascribing QM behaviour to things QM was never designed to cover. It is rather the reverse: this application is what QM is all about! If QM was a character in a film, it would say "Listen carefully, I shall say this only once".  In QM, a piece of information that applies to multiple things occurs only once, and any time the value of this piece of information changes, it changes instantaneously for all of those things. There is no natural reason to apply this principle when two objects share information, but ignore it when all objects of the same type share information. All electrons share information about the properties of electrons, so the QM expectation must be that this information occurs only once, period.

Evolution of 'natural law' quanta

Natural law quanta arise from spontaneous splitting and differentiation of already existing natural law quanta. We presume that so, for example, an original natural law quantum for the concept of an elementary particle differentiated step by step into the currently observed menagerie of elementary particles. This splitting has the greatest chance of occurring before the natural law quanta have made too many entanglement connections with the rest of the universe. Possibly, all that we currently observe directly or indirectly by way of natural law arose more or less together as a result of a quantum teleological process which was organised to yield a result when the quantum system achieved a state in which the natural law created the conditions for life.

Entanglement with many quanta makes it very difficult, if not impossible, for natural law quanta to change. For if they change, then all the quanta with which they are entangled must change too. If there is any significant energy required for the entangled quanta to change, the chances of there being an energy source sufficiently powerful to effect the change is so low that the natural law is effectively prohibited from change.

Resonating synergy

Natural law can also take the form of quantum systems which unite previously separate natural law quanta in a stable resonance. For example, in the lemma "Euler's Jewel" we argue that previously distinct and unrelated concepts combined to make e to the power iπ + 1 = 0. And in the lemma "Motion" we argue that the experienced uniformity of the speed of light is a resonance of several distinct concepts. One should not be surprised at such postulates, for it is in the nature of QO that when separate quanta and quantum systems combine, only those patterns in the resulting union that resonate will be observable. Such a pattern will be of a different order to its ingredients.

The concept of resonance makes it possible to discuss whether the universe needs to be as it is. Could, for example, “e” to the power “i” times pi, plus one have turned out to be equal to, say, 42? I am inclined to the opinion that it could not, and that the nature of the resonance mechanism is such that it had to be zero, or maybe to choose between a very small number of values.


There is an additional consequence of the concept of resonance which cannot pass unmentioned: the interconnectedness of all things. Resonance is something that happens between entities which an analytical mind would tend to regard as being independent, entirely oblivious to the connections resonance produces between them. The universe cannot be properly understood by purely analytical means. 

Frames of reference

Only a frame of reference in which no information is unobservable can maintain natural law. Observers with other frames of reference will see a consistent set of phenomena, but not a complete one. As causality requires completeness, we expect that it is an effect in universal quantum time.


QO implies the QO account of natural law. Therefore this account has the same Occam Score as QO, namely 5300. 

Mainstream science has concentrated on obtaining an accurate description of natural law, in other words it deals with the 'what'  of it. It has little to say about the 'why'  or 'how'  of it. But supposing it did, any explanation for the why and how that proposes another mechanism than quantum mechanics would necessarily be much more complex. Given that natural law is unbounded, that would result in an unbounded paradox, with an Occam Score of 5500. Accordingly, the credibility of the QO explanation is 'operationally credible'.