The following is my opinion of a certain aspect of reality based on observation and thought. I offer no credentials or external sources but only the
musings of my own mind. Take that as you will.
Premise: The fibonacci sequence is a logical progression of expansion based on the law of association which can be related to the growth of the
universe and subsystems therein.
I'm just going to get this one basic assumption out of the way first: The universe is conscious, and always was. I realise that it's not
fashionable to talk about such things, but to my understanding, it's the ONLY way in which reality can possibly exist. For this reason, I'm forced
to post this in the METAPHYSICS area of the board, since conventional science has yet to factor consciousness into the equation.
For the uninitiated, the fibonacci sequence is a progression of numbers where you create a new number by adding together the two previous numbers,
starting with one. 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 etc. By the 20th iteration, it's at 6765, an example of just how fast the sequence grows.
In order to understand where I'm coming from, you have to go back to the very beginning, the big bang. I believe if we were to watch a replay of the
big bang in slow-motion, it would not be merely a chaotic explosion, but rather a logical progression of expansion based on the fibonacci sequence.
Let's assume that in the beginning there was conscious thought. Not much of it though! The universe may indeed be incredibly complex now, but in
the beginning it would have started simple. The first thought may have been "I exist" or something along those lines. Obviously no words existed
at this time, and current definitions of what "consciousness" really means may not even correctly describe such a simple existence. If we program a
computer to go through a progression based on a set of rules, it's not conscious. But if the computer programs itself? And what is the universe if
not a giant quantum supercomputer? If things only exist once observed, then who was the first observer anyway? Just a few things to consider.
In order to expand, the universe had to take what it knew (which in the beginning was only itself) and use that to build upon itself further. So it
splits or duplicates itself and now we have two parts. "I am" becomes "we are". Now the universe is more intelligent! It then progresses
further, adding what it knows with what it knew before to create something new. And so on. This is the law of association in action.
The same idea can be applied to the creation of new elements. Each new element isn't created from nothing, but rather a combination of old elements.
And it all starts with ONE. It HAS to!
There's no limit to the amount of new thoughts, numbers, or elements that can be created. Not only is the potential for expansion infinite, but
it's increasing exponentially.
While the expansion of the universe may follow the fibonacci sequence, it's not limited by it. A binary progression happens simultaneously, along
with all other combinations using previous numbers. For example, once you have 1, 2, and 3, you also get 4, 5, and 6. In this way the universe is a
quantum calculator, exploring all possibile combinations using what it knows, then taking that knowledge and progressing further by creating even more
combinations. The reason I focus on the fibonacci is because the binary sequence seems to follow it. In addition, the normal progression of numbers
(1 2 3 4 5 6... etc.) seems to also follow the fibonacci, rather than precede it. We may have learned how to count on our fingers, but the universe
didn't learn that way.
The following picture shows how the binary progressions (vertical) follow the fibonacci (horizontal). Not shown are the other combinations. You can
also see how the number of combinations per iteration of the fibonacci is sequential in a simple 1, 2, 3 fashion.
I'm still not sure WHAT the universe started with. An atom? A photon? A thought? Either way, I believe this is at least one key to not only
understanding creation, but a basic function of the human mind as well. Just food for thought. Hope you enjoy.