Can sombody please help me and use words that I would understand please, I am halfway through CTMU and it's tough because I am constantly looking in the dictonary, what is Conspansive Duality? I have a feel for duality but need a overview Mike1seven (talk) 18:45, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
- On the surface, conspansive duality says that there is no difference between the expansion of the universe with respect to its contents, and the contraction of its contents with respect to it. This follows from the self-containment of reality. If there were an external scale by which to measure reality, the external scale would itself be real and therefore internal to reality (a contradiction). Hence the real universe has no external size; it can only be measured internally, by the size ratio of the system to its contents. Since the ratio is all that matters, expansion of the universe is equivalent to a contraction of its contents.
- At a deeper level, conspansive duality relates two complementary views of the universe, the conventional geometric model and a dual generative model. In the geometric model, the universe is a physical dynamical system in which objects move through an expanding space. In the generative model, nothing expands or moves "through" space; rather, objects evolve through a kind of logical substitution, with new states forming "inside" previous states. The CTMU unites these two models and extracts the implications.