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Greetings to everyone,

I wish to exude much hope and optimism for the coming years for all of us. The reason I am here is because I saw an old e-mail in my spam folder from phys org, and the thought occurred to me that I need to share with you all my potential discovery that could have huge ramifications for our understanding of math, science, and where we are headed in this crazy mixed up world.

Basically I believe I've discovered that the theory of everything could be a number. Just as there is a number that denotes the idea of nothing, which is the number zero, the wonderful thought occurred to me one day that there might also be a number who's meaning is just the opposite of that - a number whose meaning is everything. This all power-ful number would be exactly like zero except the exact opposite.

The problem is, I discovered that this number does actually exist! It is the number that is said to be undefined. Yes, I am talking about the number 1/0. Now I know a lot of people have come along who think they've found the definition of 1/0, and they will not be mentioned, but please just hear me out because you will see that this is different.

If 0 is the same thing as 0/1, 0/2, and 0/3, etc. etc. then it would make sense also that 1/0 would be the same thing as 2/0, 3,0, etc. etc. It would seem from this analysis that 1/0 is actually just the reciprocal of 0. In other words, 1/0 is the exact opposite of 0. Do you see how this makes a whole lot of sense?

Now imagine this, that the reason I put this post under the calculus forum is because we can evaluate the number 1/0 using limits, and if we do so we arrive at some very interesting results indeed. I learned this in high school in my Calculus class. If we take 1 and divide it by a smaller and smaller number approaching zero, we see that the result goes to infinity. But the answer is not as straightforward as that, because zero can be approached from both the negative side of the number line as well as the positive. This I know very well and it means that the actual result would appear to be both positive infinity and negative infinity. How could this have happened?

It is very simple when you think about it. Since 0 is a number that has no value, it is neither positive nor negative. Conversely, since 1/0 is the opposite of zero, this means it represents an absolute value, a value that paradoxically is

Now let's talk about this philosophically to get a better understanding. If we take something, one thing, what happens if we say "this one thing is now divided by 0." We are essentially saying that that one thing is not divided at all. What this means is that it is whole, complete, undivided. That is the concept of everything, the idea of one complete undivided whole. So looked at this way, 1/0 represents unity, nondivision, or indivisbility. This represents the highest virtue, the idea of cohesion and solidarity.

Also think about it this way, if 1/0 means that which is not divided, then that is also the definition of the unified field is it not? Instead of calling it the unified field, we could call it the undivided field and it would mean the same thing, the same thing as if we said "it is divided by zero, or in other words, divided by nothing at all."

So please correct me if I'm wrong because I can't believe I actually may have figured this out. But if 1/0 is defined, it gives us the mathematical definition of the idea of everything. The idea of everything would also be the same idea as the unified field, and thus the unified field theory would be just another word for the theory of everything.

Now I know there are other arguments for why 1/0 should not be defined, but are those arguments logical? Are we ignoring what the face of mathematics is showing us by insisting that 1/0 must be undefined? Instead, if we look at the truth, we may see that there is a logical definition for 1/0. Mathematically speaking it is just the opposite of zero, and therefore it must give us the definition of the opposite of nothing.

Now what I really want to do here is get a dialogue going, so before I tell you all the implications of defining this number, I want to see what you all think. Am I right? Could the Theory of Everything be a number? Is the answer so simple that we have overlooked it for all this time?

sincerely,

Lee Field

I wish to exude much hope and optimism for the coming years for all of us. The reason I am here is because I saw an old e-mail in my spam folder from phys org, and the thought occurred to me that I need to share with you all my potential discovery that could have huge ramifications for our understanding of math, science, and where we are headed in this crazy mixed up world.

Basically I believe I've discovered that the theory of everything could be a number. Just as there is a number that denotes the idea of nothing, which is the number zero, the wonderful thought occurred to me one day that there might also be a number who's meaning is just the opposite of that - a number whose meaning is everything. This all power-ful number would be exactly like zero except the exact opposite.

The problem is, I discovered that this number does actually exist! It is the number that is said to be undefined. Yes, I am talking about the number 1/0. Now I know a lot of people have come along who think they've found the definition of 1/0, and they will not be mentioned, but please just hear me out because you will see that this is different.

If 0 is the same thing as 0/1, 0/2, and 0/3, etc. etc. then it would make sense also that 1/0 would be the same thing as 2/0, 3,0, etc. etc. It would seem from this analysis that 1/0 is actually just the reciprocal of 0. In other words, 1/0 is the exact opposite of 0. Do you see how this makes a whole lot of sense?

Now imagine this, that the reason I put this post under the calculus forum is because we can evaluate the number 1/0 using limits, and if we do so we arrive at some very interesting results indeed. I learned this in high school in my Calculus class. If we take 1 and divide it by a smaller and smaller number approaching zero, we see that the result goes to infinity. But the answer is not as straightforward as that, because zero can be approached from both the negative side of the number line as well as the positive. This I know very well and it means that the actual result would appear to be both positive infinity and negative infinity. How could this have happened?

It is very simple when you think about it. Since 0 is a number that has no value, it is neither positive nor negative. Conversely, since 1/0 is the opposite of zero, this means it represents an absolute value, a value that paradoxically is

*both*positive*and*negative. So when we evaluate 1/0 using limits, we actually arrive at the conclusion that this number functions as the exact opposite of 0. This seems to support the hypothesis that there is a number that is the opposite of 0.Now let's talk about this philosophically to get a better understanding. If we take something, one thing, what happens if we say "this one thing is now divided by 0." We are essentially saying that that one thing is not divided at all. What this means is that it is whole, complete, undivided. That is the concept of everything, the idea of one complete undivided whole. So looked at this way, 1/0 represents unity, nondivision, or indivisbility. This represents the highest virtue, the idea of cohesion and solidarity.

Also think about it this way, if 1/0 means that which is not divided, then that is also the definition of the unified field is it not? Instead of calling it the unified field, we could call it the undivided field and it would mean the same thing, the same thing as if we said "it is divided by zero, or in other words, divided by nothing at all."

So please correct me if I'm wrong because I can't believe I actually may have figured this out. But if 1/0 is defined, it gives us the mathematical definition of the idea of everything. The idea of everything would also be the same idea as the unified field, and thus the unified field theory would be just another word for the theory of everything.

Now I know there are other arguments for why 1/0 should not be defined, but are those arguments logical? Are we ignoring what the face of mathematics is showing us by insisting that 1/0 must be undefined? Instead, if we look at the truth, we may see that there is a logical definition for 1/0. Mathematically speaking it is just the opposite of zero, and therefore it must give us the definition of the opposite of nothing.

Now what I really want to do here is get a dialogue going, so before I tell you all the implications of defining this number, I want to see what you all think. Am I right? Could the Theory of Everything be a number? Is the answer so simple that we have overlooked it for all this time?

sincerely,

Lee Field

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