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Yet Another Theory of The Event—thanks Momo!


The Camera Paradox


Physicists typically make the assumption that the basic principle of the universe has something to do with mechanics. I, however, am of the opinion that the basic principle of the universe is logic. The one governing rule is that the universe has to be logically consistent.

However, in order for logic to function, it appears that there has to be some kind of conscious observation. Conscious observation appears to be a force similar to other laws of nature like gravitation and relativity. Conscious observation is the property that forces the universe to be logical.

Here is an idea that I call The Law of Least Information (LLI). What the law says, in essence, is that objects and their properties—all objects, not just ones from the miniseries—are always represented by as little information as is possible for them to pass conscious muster. For example, we understand that a clock is made of atoms that interact according to the rules of chemistry and physics. However, according to LLI, when no one is experimenting directly with the molecules that make up a clock, it is represented by the smallest amount of information that will make it function as expected. In other words, it becomes like a clock in a video game (similar to the one Ghinius is designing) that is represented merely by lines and rules for how its parts should move. It is because of LLI that quantum collapse occurs. Until someone directly scrutinizes a particle, it does not have to assume any particular configuration. However, when they observe it directly, it must “collapse” into a specific state.

Eddie was the first person to form a theory of physics that included LLI. It occurred to him that there must be some way to test his theory, and he began to form a strategy. What he did was to buy a Polaroid camera that would take timed pictures and set about taking a picture with himself in the frame. He theorized that if he had the camera take a picture of himself, with no one looking at him, the film should come out blank. Of course, LLI would correct the film and fill it with a picture of himself and the objects in his background as soon as he looked at the picture. However, this should not happen because he knows that the objects are not there when no on is observing them. His knowledge that the objects are not there should logically cause the picture to come out blank. The only remaining problem is that he knows the picture is being taken. However, this is cancelled out by the fact that at the moment it is taken, from the perspective of the camera, he does not exist.

Eddie wasn’t sure what would happen when he attempted this experiment, so he rented a room in a motel far away from home in order to pursue it. The blank picture developed exactly as he had predicted, but something happened that he did not anticipate. The manner in which he had outsmarted reality into giving up its secret resulted in a paradox. Nature’s way of resolving the paradox was to blink him and all of the objects involved with the picture out of existence.

Relative to Eddie, both he and the objects still existed. However, they assumed the low information forms that they had been in at the moment the picture was taken. Hence, the clock, scissors, matches, key, etc cannot be taken apart molecule by molecule like ordinary objects can. They became like objects in a video game. Also they became devoid of properties.

There was one final paradox with the scenario Eddie had created. He was looking out the window of the motel when the picture was taken. Consequently, relative to him, the world outside still existed and was part of his reality. Hence, he was able to use the motel key to walk out into the real world.

When he and the objects ventured into the real world, they went into it without properties of any sort. Therefore, they were ready to adopt the first properties that conscious observation instilled in them. For example, when someone noticed an object rotating at the same time they rotated the scissors, they assumed that the scissors had somehow rotated the object at their conscious command. Always after that, the scissors had the property of rotating objects at conscious command. When someone noticed a person seeming to suffocate as they opened the flask, that became the property of the flask. One by one, the objects assumed completely alien and unnatural properties that had little or nothing to do with their original functions.

One last unfortunate thing happened to Eddie. Since his theory had wreaked such havoc on reality, it edited his memory so that he could not remember how and why he had done the experiment.


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Re: Yet Another Theory of The Event—thanks Momo!


I really enjoyed this. It is about perception and nteractivity between the human consciousness (or any consciousness) and the surrounding environment (referring specifically to tangible objects). The idea that nothing exists without a consciousness available to experience it is something that has long been questioned. If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it not only does it not make a sound but it doesn't even fall because it barely exists. Fantastic!

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Thank you.

I sort of skirted the problem of Eddie’s experiment because I couldn’t quite figure out how it was that he had effectively outsmarted the universe. I used “Hollywood” logic.

This is my fourth complete theory of the event. I think it is my best one so far. My theories so far are:

1. Psychotronic Field Theory
2. The Chronological Collision
3. Logical Vortex Theory
4. Eddie’s LLI Experiment (just described)

I am still working on that supernatural theory—something to do with Satan falling to earth at Gallup. I can’t quite work out why an angel that was struck down C. 4000 BC would end up becoming objects minted in the 20th century.
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