simplicity imperative

The simplicity imperative is the principle that ontic accounts of fundamental phenomena must be as simple as possible, on the grounds that these phenomena developed stepwise from a single quantum.

Points of departure

Submitted by jhwierenga on Tue, 08/21/2018 - 20:19

A universe from nothing

This site is dedicated to the proposition that the universe originated spontaneously from nothingness. Not a relative nothingness, consisting of a quantum soup plus natural law, as Lawrence Krauss suggests in his book “A Universe from Nothing”, but a nothingness devoid of matter, of space, of time, of natural law and even of mathematics. Absolute nothingness.

The Occam Method

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


QO is founded on a heuristic, the Occam method, which is based on Occam’s razor: the contention that, given a set of otherwise equivalent explanations, the explanation requiring the fewest apparently arbitrarily contrived elements is to be preferred. It is a method for deriving and evaluating an explanation tree. In QO, we apply the Occam method to determine in which sequence in which hypotheses about the universe should be examined.

QO versus mainstream science

Submitted by jhwierenga on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 06:59

QO differs radically from mainstream science, particularly in the areas of physics and cosmology. It has its own account of how the universe came to exist, it has an account of how natural law came to exist and how it operates, and it has its own conception of space, time, gravity, the big bang and cosmic expansion. However, this does not mean that your choices are limited to either accepting QO or accepting mainstream science.