Hi There,

I've been an avid reader of this group for a long time, and I always
come here to try to think through the BIG questions... because I think
the everything theory is, really let's face it, about as big as things

that being said, I wanted to contribute something, albeit a

I was reading Plato's Parmenides tonight and started thinking about
monism and had an idea for a paper. It was essentially trying to
resurrect some kind of Parmenidian Monism in light of Quantum Physics
and its metaphysical relationship to existence, i.e. OUR existence, as
conscious, observing (yet also sometimes suffering and sick) beings...
please, if you like, read what I have come up with and give me your
thoughts. I think this idea of 'bit' is very easily importable into
any sort of UDA argument for the nature of reality, or even for any
everything theory in general.


A Way to Reconcile Parmenides' Monism with Contemporary Quantum
Physics (December 2008)

The 'bit' of existence.

The 'bit' of existence, the title of this writing, refers in many
simultaneous and synonymous ways in which a 'bit' can be.
Principally, the idea relies on the two strongest connonotations of
the word 'bit' today-- the notion used often in computer science of
the basic unit of information -- the bit-- and the other notion, used
in more folksy parlance, 'the bit...' as in the bit left over, the
small fragment of a whole that can never go away.  The first idea of
'bit' we will leave for later treatment. It is the second main
connotation of this word that I would like to look at first, for it is
I think in the key sense suggested by this use of the word, we can
reconcile Parmenides' metaphysical monism with empirical support,
based on a not at all unreasonable and yet also very stringent and
rigourous interpretation of quantum physics, one that must support
both the multiple worlds theory and the Copenhagen interpretation.
        The 'bit' of existence, as a fragment of existence, is also THE
fragment of existence... it is the only one that has any 'light' to
illuminate consciousness.  It is very similar to the picture of a
laser and a cd, or for those older readers (including me), a record
needle and a record.  THIS fragment of consciousness that is reading
this note right now is "the bit of existence," meaning that they are
unique, singular, and utterly indestructible, because it is impossible
that the bit (fragment, part, single piece that is conscious of a
unified whole) could ever be squeezed out by any 'non-bit' or 'anti-
bit' (conceptual opposites conventionally, although I don't believe
they really exist, in support once again of Parmenides absolute
monism) or even 'nothing' (for nothing can only be what it is in
opposition to something, to being, to even 'a bit of existence') This
bit of existence is a fundamental fact of the universe, nay even
existence itself, for this universe is a function of the rules of
existence/non-existence, whatever they may be.

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