The Story of The Unit Simulacrum and Whole PI

Text Box: Introduction
I didn’t set out to change the world. I may not still, only time will tell. It’s just that sometimes it feels like this could be ‘IT’. In the end, I only ended up changing myself. But I do know that I found some answers for myself that others may be interested in, so I’ll tell everyone about them. The events that I will describe started in February, 2004 and the biggest breakthroughs occurred in the first couple of months thereafter. Even after that, all through the summer and into the fall, I continued to discover new insights that led me to have to write this book. The pinnacle of the year occurred at Spring Break in early March, 2004, when I had the discovery that changed my life forever. Of course, the higher the high, the lower the low that is sure to follow. The lowest point that represented the rock-bottom of the year occurred on October 14. Last year contained the highest high and perhaps the lowest low in my life so far. If this were only the story of my triumphs and tragedy, it might be moderately interesting, but it wouldn’t be worth me going to all the trouble of writing a book about it. But, what happened to me goes beyond my own self interest and small corner of the world, so I’ve got to share it.
When I started writing this, I was an Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University. The story starts in 2004, when I was writing a chapter for a science book. While writing that chapter, I discovered something that has already changed my life, and may have the potential to change others. The story of how my life has already changed is, I believe, an interesting one, and I hope that the truth can be entertaining, as well as well as informative and catalytic. If read and understood, this information will challenge the sufficiency of the very foundation of our world. What is in this book will at times be difficult for many people to understand. But all knowledge must be earned. Different aspects of it will appeal to different people. If you’ve read Carlos Castaneda’s tales of Don Juan, or more recently have read the writings on Toltec philosophy by Don Miguel Ruiz, and are familiar with names like Bob Frissell and Gary Zukav, then you are well prepared for the higher lessons that the math and principles herein can teach. 
For some people, those who have prepared their minds for higher possibilities, the knowledge herein will be like water soaking into a sponge. For other people, it will hold other treasures. For everyone, I hope it will give a better understanding of the pattern of order that underlies our Universe.
I hope this book can help some people achieve a higher level of consciousness. I read the book ‘The Celestine Prophecies’ and expected to encounter a key to higher understanding around the corner on each next page. But before I knew it, I had gotten to the end of the book, and not received the inspiration I sought. The ad phrase ‘Where’s the Beef?” came to mind. There was no central core, no central construct around which the story evolved. It ended up being a white bread sandwich. Credit goes to the author, nevertheless, for an enjoyable tale. My book, the Byrdwell book, is different. This is the story of the development of a new construct, the Unit Simulacrum. At time of the writing of these pages, the Unit Simulacrum has not yet been born into public consciousness. Its older brother, the Bottom Up Solution has been submitted and accepted, and is now published, having come out in print in the Spring of 2005. These two twins, differing in age by one day, were born into the world in hand-written form in March, 2004. I realized on a Saturday that The Bottom Up Solution constituted a simulacrum, and then on Sunday, I discovered the mathematical form of the Unit Simulacrum. 

                 As I sit here and watch Star Trek Enterprise, it is the two-part episode where Archer saves the Earth from an alien weapon only to have to then save it from the more powerful aliens who manipulated the time line to change human history. It is ultimately about the fact that one man, Jonathon Archer, could affect history, and even perceive the timeline. That is the story of a fictional man, but it serves as a good metaphor for our observed reality. You might say that certain people in history act as nodes of time. Of course, our current time construct is based on Jesus Christ’s coming to this planet. The literal meanings of the acronyms “B.C.” (Before Christ) and “A.D.” (anno Domini, Latin for “in the year of the Lord”) define what the ‘zero point’ is in our calendar, or time construct. History is the story of (mostly) men who helped to weave the fabric of reality for our existence. Pythagoras  (~570 – 490 BC, dates vary), Socrates (~469 – 399 BC), Plato (~427 – 347 BC), Euclid (~325 BC – 265 BC), Archimedes (287 – 212 BC), Copernicus (1473 – 1543), Galileo (1564 – 1642), Newton (1643 – 1727) and many more men and women have laid down the principles by which we perceive our world today. The names of George Washington (1732 – 1799), Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790), and the founding fathers of the United States, are known to all Americans. These men, and others have laid the foundation for the country in which we are fortunate enough to find ourselves. We have seen the effects of prominent men and women in our history, time and time again. Most recently, Einstein (1879 – 1955) is a modern man whose name has been known around the world. Most educated people have also heard of Stephen Hawking, but not such a high percentage of persons on the planet as know the name Einstein, who seems to be the most universally known scientist. Ghandi (1869 – 1948) is another name that is universally known. These names represent points in time to which several generations of humans can refer. Four generations of my family are alive at the time of this writing, from my grandmother to my college-age daughter Heather and son Matthew. These four generations of people have learned the names of our famous predecessors. We learn to share a common history, although each generation understands the relationship of the pivotal people to our reality in very different ways.

We all live within the agreed upon construct of the history of what came before. The beginning of Don Miguel Riuz’s book The Four Agreements very nicely describes the way that our world is constructed by the agreements that we share that make this construct concrete. Regarding famous individuals, we each have role models to act as a measure or a yardstick against which to compare ourselves, and to aspire to. We compare ourselves to the people we read about in history. I am very low on the totem pole. I am no one compared to the prominent men of the past. I am not well known. I am known in some circles of analytical chemists who do mass spectrometry of lipids, but there are many in the hierarchy of scientists and mass spectrometrists who are far ahead of me in published literature. The men who are members of the National Academy of Science are the ones who win awards and prizes for their work. I don’t even hope to achieve such prominence. Nevertheless, I can still try to do original things that no one else has done. I have done several substantial new things already that have been reported in the published literature, as can be seen on my Curriculum Vitae.

There are some things in this book that are being presented for the first time in human history. Before you heard of this book or my research, you had never heard of the Unit Simulacrum. It didn’t exist. The Bottom Up Solution and the Unit Simulacrum are twins that were conceived and born into physical form, on pads in pencil in my handwriting, in early 2004. The Bottom Up Solution came into being in the public awareness in early 2005. Hopefully, the journal article describing the Unit Simulacrum will be submitted soon, but will take until at least 2007 to be born it into the public eye, if it is accepted by peer review. So this book constitutes the first disclosure of what will hopefully later appear in the scientific journal. But there will be things presented here that I cannot be sure that the scientific community will publish.

This book is an autobiography. It is the true account of the events surrounding my discovery of the Bottom Up Solution and the Unit Simulacrum and things that came from them. However, I am going to fictionalize this book to a small degree, by replacing the names of students and friends whose identities I wish to protect.  I use the real names of my fellow faculty members, because they are state employees, so all of their communications, like e-mail, are a matter of public record. Also, I reconstruct conversations that are recalled to the best of my ability. I did not write them down word for word immediately after they occurred, so they are not exact. Nevertheless, the key elements are true and accurate. Often, these conversations contained key points or comments that I recall and present exactly as they occurred.

I present things in this book that have not yet been submitted for peer review. The reader who holds this book in his or her hands will serve as my peer gallery. You will be the ones who determine the validity of the knowledge given herein.


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